Life's amazing journey

Taking time to enjoy the little things

I love a good quote…

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Dolly Parton

I love a good quote…

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Mother Teresa.

I love a good quote…

“Overplanning your life is not wise because great lives are shaped by the discomfort of unplanned moments.”

Matthew Barnett.

I love a good quote…

“When we dwell on mistakes, pain and traumatic events from our past, we strengthen and reinforce these toxic memories and thoughts.”

Dr Caroline Leaf

Things to be grateful for

I’m sitting in one of my favourite places, thinking of things both positive and beautiful. That’s when I write a list of all that I’m grateful for at that moment:

  • a smile brought to my face by the thoughtful words of a friend
  • deep green foliage humming with the song of a thousand tiny insects
  • my best friend to walk my life-journey with
  • bursts of children’s laughter from the sloping yard below
  • sunlight drying my wind-whisked washing
  • the hope of brighter days to come

There’s not a day where there is not something to be abundantly thankful for.

I love a good quote…

“As a leader I’ve discovered there are things our gut knows before our intellect catches on.”

Paul Bartlett

A generous spirit

In the last few months in particular I’ve been impacted by people who have been outstandingly generous. These people have a generosity that goes above and beyond anything that is required of them: they have been generous in their time, their finance, their love, and their encouraging words. Because of their generosity I have become more aware of where I can be generous, going beyond convention, and doing something out of the ordinary for another person.

By having a generous spirit we can impact our world.

I love a good quote…

“We outgrow phases of life as inevitably as children outgrow favorite toys and last year’s winter jacket.”

Katrina Kenison (from The Gift of an Ordinary Day).

Just do today

When a rush of dreams, hopes or desires tear across my mind I find it hard to restrain my impulse to rush ahead in a violent frenzy and try to accomplish it all in one day. Waiting patiently isn’t something that comes easily to me – I’m a kind of ‘lets find a way to fix it now’ person.

I had a moment wondering how I can hold out and wait for the plans to come to pass when I heard the still small voice from within say ‘Just do today.’ I looked back and found that I managed to have patience and hope for today.

When I jumble all the days together that gather on the distant horizon of dreams fulfilled it seems that the space between now and then is too great. If I can bring the focus on today then peace enters in and I can practice consistency and love in the small things that I’ve been given to do, knowing that these small acts pave the way to a big future. So when my mind runs ahead of itself I’ll remind myself to faithfully and cheerfully ‘just do today.’

I love a good quote…

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault

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