10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Here are ten more Bits of Wit and Wisdom to encourage you and lift your spirits. 1. Perhaps the most meaningful things you can collect and store are precious memories.  Try to add at leastone to your collection every day.2. It is more uplifting to view yourself as unique rather than different.3 In your effort to find someone to love,first look in the mirror and love the image you see with all your heart, mind and soul.4 Beauty is not something to simply be viewed,it is to be experienced.5. Always take the time to count your blessings,but also multiply them by sharing them with … Continue reading 10 MORE BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

When we moved into a retirement communityI was faced with somethingI hadn’t thought about when I was younger.Downsizing.  Letting go.To move from a larger homefilled with things collected and saved over many yearsto a much smaller homerequres sorting through every single item you ownand deciding what to keep and what to LET GO.It’s agonizing.Each item has so many memories, so many stories.You hold each item in your handand you re-live the moments associated with it.Some items bring a fond smile.Some items bring tears.Some items bring thoughtful reflection.You sit there going through it alland it’s like your whole lifeis passing before you.The message … Continue reading THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF LETTING GO

LIFE IS LIKE SAILING ON A BOAT….SET YOUR SAILS CAREFULLY

Life is like sailing on a boat.You can sit and simply driftthrough life with no directionand let the wind determine your destination.Or you can plan your destination, listen to what the wind and the waterare telling you,and set sail toward your goal.Remember, though,it is how you set the sails,not the direction of the wind,that determines which wayyou will go.You can use any windto go in any direction,so set your sails carefullyand travel not to escape lifebut for life not to escape you. Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE SAILING ON A BOAT….SET YOUR SAILS CAREFULLY

O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION

The end of the year holiday season fills the heart with ANTICIPATION. What we experience is similar to the way a child listens to a story. The excitement is in the anticipation of what’s going to happen on the next page. O the JOY of ANTICIPATION,,,, the excitement of waiting to see what life is going to come up with next, to see what’s going to happen on the next page. O the excitement of anticipating a visit from family or friends. O the joy of anticipating a note or a call from someone who cares. O the joy of … Continue reading O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION

WHAT HAPPENS “IN BETWEEN” HELLO AND GOODBYE IS IMPORTANT

The older I get, the harder it is to say goodbye to the people I love. Yet I try to be realistic. Time may last forever but LIfe does not. All we have to work with and enjoy is “in between” HELLO and GOODBYE. It’s what we do with the “in between” that counts and where our focus should be. It’s the “in between” that makes us feel fortunate to have had the OPPORTUNITY to LOVE someone who is hard to say GOODBYE to. Though the distance  “in between” may be close or far away, OPPORTUNITY allows us to DO … Continue reading WHAT HAPPENS “IN BETWEEN” HELLO AND GOODBYE IS IMPORTANT

TO CONTRIBUTE OR NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE?

I know I’m not REQUIRED to contribute, but as I meander down the winding path of LIFE, I can’t help but wonder if I have made a CONTRIBUTION. LIFE has given me so much. Have I given anything back? It has been said that “we make a life by what we give.” I can’t help but wonder what kind of LIFE I have made. What have I GIVEN? It’s also been said that ”the quality of your life is determined by the quality of your CONTRIBUTION.” I wonder what the quality of my life is. Still another has said that … Continue reading TO CONTRIBUTE OR NOT CONTRIBUTE TO LIFE?

SEIZE THE DAY AND LIVE LIFE ABUNDANTLY

May I never be satisfied to simply exist, to drift through Life and MISS all the OPPORTUNITIES that Life offers. The older I get the more I want to make EVERY MINUTE COUNT. I want to get up EVERY morning and SEIZE THE DAY. CARPE DIEM. May I NEVER miss the OPPORTUNITY to live Life ABUNDANTLY, to BREATHE IN every BLESSING that Life offers, to fill my HEART with GRATITUDE for the CHANCE I have to EXPERIENCE Life FULLY EVERY SINGLE DAY. May my Life not end with regrets for having failed to EMBRACE LIFE…. for having failed to OPEN … Continue reading SEIZE THE DAY AND LIVE LIFE ABUNDANTLY