Everyone always says, “Have a good day.” That’s nice but how do you make sure your day is a good one? What control do you have over your day and how it goes? Here are a few suggestions: As soon as you wake up each day, give thanks that you’re alive. After giving thanks, tell yourself why you’re grateful to be alive. Come up with at least one reason. It sounds simple, but starting your day with gratitude sets a positive tone for your whole day. It makes a difference. Eat breakfast. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY: 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO
Legacy is what lives beyond you. You can choose to make your life a story that people will always remember, and there is no better life story than one that demonstrates love, conviction and kindness. You get to decide the legacy that you will leave. It’s a fact. You’re going to die. You can’t live forever, but you can create something that others will look at and remember you with fondness. What you create will keep your memory alive. People like hearing someone say, “I love you.” Make it your legacy to touch many hearts with your love and compassion. … Continue reading HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?
Fear exists to keep you safe. It’s a tool you can use to make better decisions. It isn’t designed to make you inactive but to help you get the results you want. So embrace fear as something your brain is telling you there is something significant for you to overcome. It helps to name your fear, to clearly identify it. Know exactly what it is you fear. Talking with others about what it is you fear helps you put into words why you are afraid. The more you can verbalize your fear the more you can face it. Ignoring fear … Continue reading 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FEAR – HOW TO OVERCOME IT
It’s amazing how many firststhere are in our lives.How many of these do you recall?First smile….first tooth….first step.First hug….first toy…first book.First birthday….first fear….first illness.First bicycle….first friend….first pet.First school….first day of school….first teacher.First report card….first failure….first victory.First crush….first date….first love.First sleepover….first dance….first kiss.First movie….first argument….first car.First disappointment….first loss….first funeral.First job….first paycheck….first vacation.First home….first child….first conflict.First wrinkle….first gray hair.First prayer.Never, never stop having FIRSTS. Continue reading WHICH FIRSTS IN YOUR LIFE DO YOU RECALL?
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
My daughter sent me a beautifulpoem about a smileby an anonymous author.This is my version of it.YOUR SMILE HAS POWERA smile is a free giftyou can give someone.It costs nothing but gives much.It enriches those who receive itwithout making those who give it poor.It is often briefly given,but the memory of itsometimes lasts a lifetime.None are so richthat they can get along without it,and none are so poorthat they cannot be made rich by it.A smile cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen,for it has no valueuntil it is given away.Some people are too tired or thoughtlessto give you a smile,so give … Continue reading NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF YOUR SMILE
No matter how dark the sky,no matter how bad the storm,there’s always a silver liningwhere the sun is shining bright.But you must believe.You must believe it’s thereand look for it.When difficult times come,when life seems dark and heavy,look for the silver liningthat waits to awaken your soul.It’s there.It’s waiting.Believe that good is going to happenand it will.Even when life brings hurt and pain,you do not have to hang on to the painin order to hold on to a memory.Choose what you want to hang on toand let the rest go.Let go and hang on to the silver lining.Be comforted because … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE
I’ve heard people say, ”At least she lived a full life.” or ”He’s fortunate. He had a full life.” Hmmm….it makes me wonder…. What in the world is a FULL LIFE? Some say it’s achieving everything you dreamed of, or…. helping others achieve what they dreamed of, or… having no regrets on your deathbed, or… leaving the world a little better than you found it. A global survey by Abbott asked 2 million people around the world what ONE THING made them feel MOST FULFILLED IN LIFE. Their answers, in order of preference, were… FAMILY, SUCCESS, and HEALTH. Interestingly, SPIRITUALITY … Continue reading LEAVE THEM SOME GOOD MEMORIES
Nostalgia,noun: ”A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past; a twinge in the heart more powerful than memory alone; a feeling of a place where we ache to go again.” Yes….nostalgia….I love it. I love creeping into the recesses of my mind…. traveling back to the days that once were…. pulling out slices of my life to enjoy…. nothing more….just enjoy…. simply remembering things that warm my heart. On this day I remember the old pump out by the barn. Oh, the twinges I feel when I recall grasping that long iron handle and pumping water for … Continue reading DOESN’T EVERYONE NEED A LITTLE NOSTALGIA?