I am blessed with friends. When I think of the gifts that I have been given, friendship is always on the top of my list. It is not the number of friends that a person has, but the quality of the relationship.
Over the years, we may come to believe that the friendships that we have made are the only friends we will have. If we believe this, then this will be our reality. If we open our eyes to other possibilities, we are are able to see that there are so many friendships waiting for us.
I have amazing friends, each so special in the gift that they bring into my life. I have friends that are so close that they have become my sisters and brothers. We can argue like siblings and know that they will always love mefor who I am, despite our faults.
I have friends that are there in times of joy, in times of fun. I have friends that the realationship is built on fun, but not deep friendships. I value these friendships as well.
I have friends that I talk to once a year, and love them for the oy that they bring me.
I have new friends. Each time I am surprised by the connections that we can make with each other at any age, at any time, anywhere.
We just need to be open to the possibility. This is the key for everything.
I have a friend who loves the to walk on the beach as much as I do. We have only walked on the beach together once and there was no need for words. We just walked. Every time I talk to her and she is on the beach, I know that she remembers how much I love the beach. No words are needed.
I invite you to open yourself to the that the world has to offer.
The world is full of friends.
I came across this and wanted to share . Think about how this relates to your life:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? …. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
A great quote by Audrey Hepburn:
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says
Have you ever had “one of those days”? You know the days that I am talking about: the alarm goes off in the morning and you pull the blanket over your head thinking “I just don’t have the energy. Maybe I’ll stay at home today”.
We all have days like this. You pull yourself out of bed, into a long shower and get going. If you have children at home, you find the energy to wake them up and get them off to school, or to their daily routine. If not, you drown yourself in a cup of coffee going over the tasks that await you.
How can we turn these days into days filled with joy?
Here are a few tips:
- Before you get out of bed think of one thing that you are thankful for in your life at that particular moment. It can be having a warm blanket to pull over your head, or maybe the roof over your head. Be thankful
- The next step is similar to the first: as you begin your morning routine, think of one more thing that you are thankful for: maybe it is someone you love, or someone who loves you. Yes, moms out there, or dads out there, the child that challenged you the most, is the one who will teach you the most important lessons. Be thankful. If you have had problems at work, thank the person who has taught you the lesson of the day. What is it that you have learned?
- As you get dressed and have your coffee, think of a warm light that is surrounding you. A soft light. The light is like a soft blanket. This light contains a strong positive energy. The light is strong to those from the outside and will reflect negative energy.
- Take this light with you throughout the day. Notice that in situations where others throw negative energy, the light will keep you in it’s world.
As you shine with this light, others will be attracted to your positive energy.
Have a wonderful day my friends!
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Do you ever feel like you are in the same place that have been for a long time and really want to make a change? What is it that keeps us in this same place that we are unsatisfied to be? What will it take to make any kind of change?
Welcome, you are in what is called a comfort zone. It is comfortable, like an old pair of jeans. In your comfort zone you can complain about the unfairness of the situation that you are in, you can feel bad, maybe even feel as if the world has dealt you an unfair hand. Doing something that can change this can be at times scarey. What will it mean if I make a change?
Moving forward can be very simple – one step at a time. Try asking yourself these questions:
What area in your life would you like to make a change in? For example, you would like to have time for yourself every day.
What can I do today to make one small change. An example might set aside five minutes today to be with yourself. Five minutes. You could wake up five minutes earlier, or go to sleep five minutes later. You could decide that each day when you take your lunch break that five minutes will be just for you.
Stick with this change. Make it an integral part of your day. Plan what you will do during the five minutes for yourself this week.
And remember to take a few moments every day….
If you could give yourself one perfect day, what would it include?
Close your eyes and think about this. Take a cleansing breath. Let it out. What would the first thing that you would do on this perfect day. Would it be sunny out or would it be cold and rainy? Think about where you are. Who is with you? Are you by yourself? What are your plans for the day?
Think about what you would do, where you would go. Take your time and plan the day. Be in the moment, let your imagination go. This is your gift to yourself, so let yourself enjoy.
This gift is for you. Take this small gift of a perfect day with you in your mind this week.
In the hectic and sometimes confusing times in my life I find that taking a few minutes at the end of each day and looking back on the day really helps me to focus on the good around me.
I want to suggest that you do the same every day.
Here’s how it’s done:
Everyday for a week write down the following:
- Three good things that I did today
- Three good things that happened to me today
- Five things that I am grateful for
- Five good qualities of mine
It may seem like a simple thing, but there are days that we have to really try hard to write these things down. It’s about reminding yourself and understanding that there are good things which surround you. Practice with this list and soon your thinking process begins to change and so brings light into your life.
Have a wonderful week!