Seeing every day as a NEW DAY allows you to not wallow in the past, even the past of 8 hours ago, and provides hope and peace.
Many nights I journal about my day–what I’m grateful for, where I saw God working in my life, and a kind-hearted look at what I could have done better. I am always grateful that, if I wake up, and so far so good, that tomorrow is a new day. One where I get to live again moving, often one infinitesimal step closer, to a better person.
Have a Happy New Year’s Day this week…and every day!
Cheering You on to a Whole New Every Morning Heart,
Checking in on Week 20‘s task of 50 Weeks to a Lighter More Loving You!
The task was to take 5 photos of moments in your life you may have missed if you hadn’t been given this assignment.
How’d that go? Did you take some photos? Do share, if you did. If not, you still can!
How does this make you Lighter and More Loving?
Capturing, noticing, being completely aware of a moment in your life will make you more present and grateful.
When you take time to notice YOUR LIFE MOMENTS, especially the smallest of them, you are IN THE NOW. Being in the NOW brings peace. Your mind is not in the land of yesterday or tomorrow, but right NOW.
It takes lots of practice to be in the NOW. As they say in my yoga classes, “your monkey mind likes to be any place but here…NOW”.
Let’s take this “NOW MOMENTS OF YOUR LIFE” one step further…
I’ve seen this quote for years:
and this one…
What are your thoughts on what that means?
To me it is about all those MOMENTS and not the awards, titles, achievements, etc.
AND it is about HOW ARE YOU BEING ON THAT JOURNEY!
How are you being with your moments?
The moments of…
hurts, disappointments, heartaches,
joys and delights.
What about specific things on life’s journey…
training a puppy
loving your spouse
purchasing a house; selling a house
paying your bills
being a friend
mowing the lawn
meeting new people
mopping the floor
changing a light bulb
And on and on!!!
I’ve had many “successful destination” moments, so to speak, yet wasn’t always happy with how I was BEING on the way there.
When I started practicing BEING IN THE NOW….and not fearing or fretting….so many everyday moments in life felt like “successes” because I liked how I was BEING in them.
How do you want to BE in the MOMENTS of your JOURNEY?
Cheering You on to a Whole MOMENT JOURNEYING Heart,
More clearly, to PUT ON your calendar that APPOINTMENT that you’ve been PUTTING OFF!
It could have been a doctor or dentist appointment, some test you needed, a car or house maintenance appointment, or even that needed massage or manicure.
How’d that go? Have you done it yet?
If you did it, were you aware of how it felt after you did it?
I know life gets busy and things can get PUT OFF and PUT OFF!
How does PUTTING ON the PUT OFF appointment help you be a Lighter More Loving You?
SELF CARE is so important. If you keep putting off what is caring for yourself the lack of “care” will start showing up in other areas of your life and in your relationships! Self care promotes better other care.
TRUSTING YOUR SELF…do you? The little things, like making self-care appointments, builds trust for your self. If you don’t trust yourself it will affect your decisions, your courage, your confidence, your self-esteem.
REDUCING STRESS is aided by doing those things you PUT OFF! Even if you are not totally aware of the stress, it is there nagging at your peace of mind.
When ever you start to feel stressed or low about yourself, check to see if something needs an appointment or if there is something you’ve been PUTTING OFF.
Cheering You on to a Whole TRUSTING YOUR SELF Heart, Barbara