Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Live in fullness

Live each day to the fullest.  Be purposeful in all that you do.  Realize the gift of each new morning and be in gratitude when each evening arrives.  There are no guarantees that there is more.

Don't postpone, procrastinate, neglect or forget the "I love yous" when you part, the goodnight kiss when you retire, the call to a friend, the notes of appreciation.  All the little touchy-feely reaching out warm and fuzzes that say how much you care.

Give others the respect and love you wish to receive yourself.  It's the little things that make a difference.  A little note packed in a lunch, sharing a subscription of an uplifting magazine with a loved one or a friend.

If you find a fascinating article copy it and pass it along.  Send care packages to those not near, small things to show your care, not just at holidays but just because.

Surprise others with kindness and pass it on.  Offer to babysit, pet sit or flower care as a gift.  Do a craft day with your grandchildren and let them bring friends or do a nature discovery walk.

Write letters from the heart instead of just a "how are you?", laugh, play, share your day.  Make a difference in the life of someone.  Be a secret friend to a shut-in, someone now at work or in the neighborhood.

Be a one-woman welcoming committee.  Visit an elderly person with no family.  Volunteer to take them shopping or to church.

Take time to renew your spirit.  Meditate with a friend.  Teach others how to be quiet and go within.  Honor nature.  Keep a bird feeder.  Throw nuts or fruit to the squirrels.  Get up early and see the sunrise.  Take frequent photos and share a copy.  Plant a tree in your area.  Help someone with their garden for things that grow and enrich the soul.  Beautify your neighborhood.

Make each day a joyful gift to the Lord and to yourself.  So at the close of the day you can know you did your best.  No regrets.