I am looking at what’s next for my future. I have always been so concerned for everyone, except myself. Now, I need to take better care of myself, so I am around to help and not become a burden to my family.
The first word that comes to mind is perseverance. And although that is usually what I try to do when faced with a challenging situation. Maybe the situation requires a different approach or action like; God may be calling you to do something else, go somewhere else, or find someone to help you solve the challenge or situation. It may not be your challenge at all. I’ve had to learn that the hard way.
I write ‘Thank You’ notes and express my gratitude for them. I want people around me to know that I care about them personally.
My mind needs to shift to being loyal to myself first. How can I help anyone if I cannot love and help myself first? I need to be whole in mind, body and spirit, in order to fully share the fullness of spirit, love and overflowing blessings with others.
The air I breathe.
I would have to say the art of cooking. Food that looks good and tastes good takes talent and is an art form. I appreciate eating good food. Also, I am the cook in my family and I try my best to cook with love which always makes the food taste better.
I try to embrace all that is right and put my energy and focus on what is closest to perfection and work sparingly on the imperfections. If it is something I truly can change if not I accept it for what it is, and move try to move on.
The memory of my daughter’s birth. My life changed forever that day. I couldn’t believe how much I could love another human being.
Being grateful for the present moment reminds me of a quote by Bill Keane…”Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God which is why we call it the present.” Being grateful can shift my perspective when I remember to be present and not let the moments pass by.
When I reflect about my regrets, I realize that I too played a role by deciding or making certain choices. And even though I may not like the outcomes, I grew and evolved as a better person. So how can I have regret in that. I am thankful even though I still feel those regrets.
I can commit to living a healthier lifestyle by eating right, exercising and being a good role model for my family.
Be silent and still.
Toward my son-in-law. I need to make sure he understands that I feel like I have gained a son. Also, I need to let him know how much I appreciate the sacrifices he is making for his family. He is such a hard worker and that’s an awesome trait.
My cooking! When I share and cook for family and friends, they let me know how much they love and appreciate a good meal.
I am trying to incorporate “silence” into my daily routine. Sometimes, I just need to be silent and still in order to experience and be present and soak in my environment. I also, love the feeling of being free, like when a weight has been taken off of me…. I just am.
If I let go of my complaints, I probably wouldn’t have a job anymore. Although, the trade off would be sublime. I would find a bridge to relationships and forgiveness for people who have hurt me in the past., and ultimately peace which I find myself longing for more and more.
My life experiences have taught me lots of wisdom and I received many blessings. The seeds I can harvest right now is ” don’t put off tomorrow what I can accomplish today”. To be truly grateful for the day I’ve been given, I should not procrastinate and live the day to the fullest.
My sweet grandmother who took me in and helped to take care of me always. I am grateful for knowing her, and she was such a blessing to me.
I only wish I could have told her how much I appreciated her.
The Great “I Am”. “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I wouldn’t waste a drop.
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