WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE TO DO WITH TODAY? YOU HAVE ONE DAY TO DO IT?

This is the beginning of a new day.It’s a gift for you to use as you choose.Be determined to not start your daywith the broken pieces of yesterday.You cannot have a better day ifyou’re hanging on to yesterday’s struggles.Hang on to the memories of yesterdaythat bring comfort and healingbut let go of the rest.Focus on today.Choose to do something good.Remember,what you choose to do today is significantbecause when tomorrow comesthis day will be gone forever.It will be something that you have left behind.You will never be able to change it.You will never be able to add to itor take something … Continue reading WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE TO DO WITH TODAY? YOU HAVE ONE DAY TO DO IT?

WHY YOU NEED TO MOURN

To everything there is a season……..a time to mourn.To mourn is to grieve the loss of a loved one.It’s an important God-given emotionthat helps deal with deep sorrow.Each person grieves differently.There are no rules to follow to tell youhow to grieve or for how long.It’s your grief, yours alone.It’s okay to do it your way.The truth is you will grieve forever.You will not someday “get over”the loss of a loved one.What you will do is learn to live with it.You will eventually heal and be whole again,but you will never be the same.After all, a piece of your life is … Continue reading WHY YOU NEED TO MOURN

HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

There’s a difference betweengrowing OLDER and growing OLD.Growing OLDER is simply a fact of life.It’s a natural process of life itself.Growing OLD is a state of mind.You can choose to grow old or not.YOU GROW OLD WHEN —You give up and lose enthusiasm for life.You count years instead of memories.You feel pain instead of healing.You count conflicts instead of victories.You counts moments of despairinstead of mountain-top experiences.You see negatives instead of positives.You see ugliness instead of beauty.You see dark clouds instead of rainbows.You feel gloom instead of glory.You feel defeat instead of hope.These are the ways you grow OLD.HOW DO … Continue reading HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

THE 10 MINUTE 10 MEMORY CHALLENGE – TRY IT

I was thinking about memoriesas I sat on the bench this morningin my meditation garden.I decided to try somethingI had never done before.I decided to take 10 minutes of my time,reflect back over my life,and come up with the 10 most memorable memoriesof my life.For 10 minutes I flooded my mindwith years and years of wonderful memories.Just when I thought I had a tentative list,another memory would pop upand I would adjust my list.I soon discovered that this wasa near impossible task.Yet this little exercise was one of the bestthings I have done in a long, long time.It made me realize … Continue reading THE 10 MINUTE 10 MEMORY CHALLENGE – TRY IT

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

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD

Something NEW is coming.Something good.Something never before experienced by anyone.NEW YEAR 2019And it’s filled with opportunity.It’s filled with hope.And for every person who chooses,it offers the JOY of NEWNESS.NEW OUTLOOK on life.NEW PLACES to travel.NEW TASTES to try.NEW THINGS to do.NEW PEOPLE to know.NEW CULTURES to experience.NEW THINGS to create.NEW SUBJECTS to learn.NEW BOOKS to read.NEW MATERIAL to write.NEW MEMORIES to make.NEW ENTERTAINMENT to enjoy.NEW OPPORTUNITIES to reflect.NEW TREASURES to discover.There’s so much that’s NEW.There’s so much to BEHOLD.And as you enjoy the NEW,You can still enjoy the OLD.P.S.If you will, review the above listand pick out 5 that you … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD