I want to have this……….

I heard some news yesterday about a man I did not have the pleasure of knowing. At work there was a man who was there for almost 30 years. His coworkers were texting him and the managers were calling him when he didn’t show up for work. Something felt off to the manager so what did he do? He left and drove over to his house to check on him and make sure he was alright. He found a half shoveled driveway, the back door open, and Mr. Pudney on the couch motionless. He had passed. He was just at work the day before. As I heard the news and the story of discovery, I couldn’t help but see the legacy he left.  He had touched profoundly everyone he interacted with. He was always in a good mood and lifted others up when they were down. I listened to everyone talk about this man yesterday. I prayed for him and I knew he would be alright in the next life. We should all strive to be like Mr. Pudney. How many managers would go check on an employee that didn’t show up? I am so glad to be part of the organization I am with. We have so many people at our station and 1 was missed so dearly. As I look at my life, I know I haven’t been the best person all  my life. We all are trying to find our way and how we fit into this world. WE all struggle with feelings of despair, hopelessness, emptiness, and loneliness. If we reach out to others and interact with them in a positive way we will leave a huge impact and possibly help fill some of those holes in ourselves and others. You just do not realize the impact we have on everyone we touch. We could give positive feelings to someone as we say hi or open the door. Everyone wants to feel valuable and at the very least acknowledged. Life is full of learning opportunities. I hope through this blog, your eyes will be opened to how you impact this world. We are individuals and we all belong to God. You are loved and precious. How are you going to impact this world today????

RIP Mr. Pudney. You are missed more than you can imagine!

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What we can do…

  1. Lead by example
  2. Hold doors for others
  3. Smile frequently
  4. Say a simple hello to others
  5. Acknowledge accomplishments
  6. Appreciate the beauty of this world
  7. Look for creative art on buildings
  8. Be honest
  9. Love and accept yourself
  10. Take the time to help others no matter who they are
  11. Pray
  12. Be Grateful for every breath you take
  13. Look for angels (be an angel)
  14. Read
  15. Learn something new
  16. Show genuine care
  17. Don’t be fake
  18. Smell and admire the flowers you see
  19. Keep your space clean and uncluttered
  20. Don’t over complicate your life with unnecessary problems
  21. Work on yourself for yourself
  22. Stretch and feel the strength you have from within
  23. Say nice things to yourself( you are listening)
  24. Forgive yourself
  25. Stop punishing yourself
  26. Pass your life lessons on to others
  27. Improve your brain function through difficult brain exercises
  28. Love yourself………………
  29. Love others
  30. Be kind, considerate, and understanding
  31. Don’t allow yourself to get used. Be true to yourself. Hold yourself to higher standards
  32. Express yourself through creativity

Here are just a few suggestions for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only person that will continue to hold you back is you. You don’t have to overcomplicate your life with other people’s expectations. If you are always trying to appear richer or more important than you are, you are missing the whole point of life. Maybe you are judging others based on their possessions or what you think others think is important. Let go of all that icky thinking. You will seriously enjoy life a whole lot more if you just love yourself, love where you are in life, and just be genuinely grateful. I really don’t care how much a person owns, what they wear, or what status they are. I look at others and measure them by their actions and words. If the words and actions don’t match, I know that their intentions are deceitful. Life is too short to just deal with those types of people. Their are billions of people in this world and I believe most of them are good. Be the good and the change you want to see in this world.

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Need more hours in the day????

GET UP EARLY! When you allocate your waking time in a productive way, you will feel better. I was guilty the last few days of going back to bed when the kids went to school. It was a huge time waster. I felt groggy, lazy, and as if I didn’t have the time for anything. I woke up without an alarm clock at 5am today and decided to just get up. I made coffee, cleaned, enjoyed the sunrise, and now I am full of positive energy. It felt good to be the only one up and have time to myself. No one was asking me for anything and that felt sooooooo gooooood.

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You realize….

Many events happen in our lives that are milestones. I know that I try to cherish every moment that comes along because the moment will pass and never come again. Yesterday at work I was almost hit by a truck while on foot. I was trying to stay out of the way but the driver was going too fast because he got mad over something. I happened to be walking in the door and was 1 foot away from being sideswiped. It’s super weird how the brain works when we are in danger. I started to see things in a slower motion because my brain sped up with adrenaline. All I could see was my foot getting crushed by this super heavy truck. After that moment passed I was glad I was not injured. The unimportant trivial problems seem to fade away when major events happen. This is an eye opener for me. Thank you God for keeping me safe and opening my eyes again. We go through this life once. Make it a good one!

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My friend…..

What does it mean to be a friend to someone? Are you a friend? I think about my closest friends that I had in my life. I am forever grateful to have such great people I can count on in my life. We go through this life once and if you can get connected on such a level with another individual, you are truly lucky. The older I get the more deeply connected I want to be. I don’t need tons of friends, just a few good ones.

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Laughter is the best medicine……laughter will set you free!

Life can be stressful and energy depleting but it is also fun and interesting. I love feeling happy and the only way I know how to do that it is to laugh often. I love the feeling of laughing so hard that I can barely breathe. It is completely exhilarating! I feel instant stress relief and an endorphin rush. Feelings are contagious. I want to influence others and myself in a positive way. I see so many people everyday that just look upset, depleted, and not happy. The only one responsible for your happiness is you. You are the one that can make you happy, not anyone else. Figure out what you like to do, try something new, and just have a good time. No matter what you are doing in this life, laugh often. If you are hanging around people that bring you down, find new friends to be around. Take yourself out and have a good time. I look at kids and I see them goofing around and not taking everything so seriously. There are times that you will need to be focused and serious, but don’t forget to let loose once in awhile. If you want to live a long life, you have to relax and enjoy it.

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

I woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise! I am grateful every morning that I am blessed to see another day. The sun is so bright filtering through my curtains. Today just seems perfect. Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Have you ever looked at the history of what most people are calling a Hallmark holiday? Emperor Claudius the second actually executed two men named Valentine on February 14. I know that is seems like doom and gloom. I just find it interesting how things are the way they are. There are many speculations as to what the men named Valentine did in their lifetime. The emperor killed them for wedding Christian couples in the 1400’s. So, maybe that is another reason that Valentine’s Day is a day of love? I think that we have many reasons to celebrate love and connections. Love comes in many forms. We can go out into this world today and love one another just by being kind. Hold a door for a stranger or simply smile at people you come in contact with. These acts of kindness don’t cost you anything except for your effort. That effort is worth a lot more than any money in the world. The one thing a person can give and never get back is their time. I feel many people in this world don’t value their time or account for it as precious. If you want to show someone you care for them, spend time with them. It isn’t about what you own, how big your bank account is, it is about the intangibles you give. The most valuable things on this Earth cannot be measured. Take the time to share your thoughts with another person. Take the time to chat face to face. These are the moments you will remember. Have a beautiful St. Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

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