Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time for You

Make time for yourself. You are important and your needs must be met if you are to grow into the individual that you want to be.

Make a place for yourself, a retreat where you can go when you need alone time. It is alright to recharge your batteries.

It is alright just to be.



So much if the time we take care of others needs and neglect our own.                                                   

There are 2 times when we must put self first. In matters of health, you keep                                                   

putting off things to the point that you can no longer get around does anyone any good.                                  

What benefit is it if you neglect your health to the point you spend days in bed?         



Second, spend a little quiet time each day to rejuvenate your soul. If you are so busy                      

rushing around, you miss some really great things.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Moment

Sometimes when the moment is too big, too emotional, too breathtaking, 

you need to put the camera down and write the memory on your heart.   

Have you topped a mountain and all you could say about the scene before you was “Whoa”? 

Have you watched a sunset and for a moment been transported?

I felt that way when I held my first grandchild, words cannot describe but history can repeat.                    

What brings you great joy?

Monday, July 30, 2018

Time for You

Take time for yourself.

Remember that you only have 24 hours in a day.

If you put something else in, you must take something out.

The best way to get quality time with those special to you is schedule them in.

Make a date with your significant other.

It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate,

Try finger food on the coffee table while you sit on the floor.

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list.

It’s OK, really, to take care of your needs.

Some time to do absolutely nothing but just be is absolutely essential.

You can’t go forward if you are anchored in the past.

When you find your life derailed, take some time to evaluate.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Live Like a Student

My brother always says to live like a college student.

 I began to clear the clutter out of the house but discovered I only

moved it from one place to another. Was on a ferry down in Alabama and

started talking to a lady. She said she had to evacuate for a hurricane and

that made her think. She took the most important things and

put the rest up as high as she could. When she returned, she said

she went through her stuff and gave things to the kids;

no worrying about them getting destroyed and not fighting after she was gone.

I think that’s a great idea. Pare down now.

If you have something special you want someone to have,

give it to them now. You have enjoyed it, let them.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What makes me happy?


What Makes Me Happy?

I lived in southern Louisiana and my aunt was in northern Illinois. My aunt, we called her Sis,

loved coffee. By chance I called her on Saturday morning when she was sitting on the front

porch having a cup of coffee. From then on, we had coffee on Saturday mornings. My aunt has

been gone for a few years but when I can, I take my cup of coffee and sit on the porch. She may

not be here but her memory is never closer than at those moments.



Seeing a little red Mustang parked in my driveway makes me happy for it means that my Type-A Personality, over-achiever daughter has come for a visit. She puts her all into her job and the weekend or two a year she comes home, she can relax. According to her, “I know Mom will answer the phone.” For a few short hours I get to shower her with attention by doing nothing more than running interference while she rest. Sleeping in late is followed by a thorough cleaning of her vehicle even the tires get a shine. Relaxed and reenergized, she is ready to head back to work. When she calls and I know how frazzled she is, I half expect to see her car in the driveway for a second helping of Mom.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Steps


Are stairs to take you somewhere or get you away from something?



            How big a step can you take out in faith? It isn’t easy to do. It may be something as little as meeting your new neighbor or as big as putting yourself out there and volunteering. I have been told that if God brings you too it, He will help you get through it. The results are not always cut and dried so be open to what befalls you as you take that first step realize that there will be more to come.

Monday, July 9, 2018

A Little Trial

As I made laps around the yard today, I noticed a single leaf being tossed about by the wind.
I watched as the wind blew the leaf to a low spot where the leaf came to rest. It occurred to me that it was a single leaf. The other leaves were in a clump against the fence. How profound to be hanging out together by a stable force like the fence. A big gust of wind hit the lone leaf and gave it a good shake. Even in a safe harbor, the leaf still shook. So like us to hang out with friends and family who support us when winds howl about. Taking shelter in a low spot, the leaf still had to endure the onslaught of the wind.
How exhilarating to be sent racing across the drive! Merely sitting where it is safe can give one a false sense of safety. There is an Irish proverb that says you need a little trial to remind us how good we have it. If no strife exists, you take things for granted. The leaves against the fence were raked into a burn pile. The lone leaf continued its’ journey to see the world.
Maybe a little excitement coupled with a lot of togetherness would keep us grounded.

Women need to gather together so they can openly and freely
discuss things they have questions about.           
                        I Timothy 2: 11-15

So much if the time we take care of others needs and neglect our own.                                                   There are 2 times when we must put self first. In matters of health, you keep
 putting off things to the point that you can no longer get around does anyone any good.                                 
What benefit is it if you neglect your health to the point you spend days in bed?    

Second, spend a little quiet time each day to rejuvenate your soul. If you are so busy                                    rushing around, you miss some really great things.