OMG where does time go? I can’t believe it is Sunday already. Here I am late with my Sunday post. Well I guess then I should say something about better late then never. And really that is a good thing to talk about. Life gets away from us sometimes. It is ok. While we try our best we are not perfect! These little moments remind us of that. Don’t sweat it. It is ok.
I don’t think I have posted these words of wisdom before. So enjoy….
As 2017 comes to a close one thing keeps coming back to me. Be kind. This is my goal in life; be kind and spread kindness. I truly believe in paying if forward; that kindness begets kindness. It is the one thing that is free to give away and grows from that. Keep kindness in your heart as we move into 2018.
As we begin to sit down around our fabulous tree tonight and tomorrow, keep in mind that it is more than getting the best new widget. It is a season of giving. Beyond giving to family and friends we should focus on strangers. To the people we are completely apart from those are who we should give the most. For truly they will need it the most. I have always said that the kindness of strangers makes a healthy world. Hope you have a very happy Christmas. Stay safe and warm.
Over the last few days, I was away and had a friend watch my cats. While I was gone this person not only entertained my kitties but also clean up after them. While I was annoyed to come home and see things out of place I was trying to be grateful to their help. However, the door to the bathroom was closed and I was very frustrated as I requested that this door always stay open. Upon opening the door, perhaps in an exasperated way, I found a bouquet of flowers and a note apologizing for closing the door but concerned the cats would eat the flowers before I got home. Needless to say, I was very humbled. Here I was all bent out of shape over something as silly as a closed door. Try to keep an open heart people! Work to keep your inter-peace and not sweat the small things.
Its been a very stressful week. In the midst of it all I am trying to stay positive and focused. It’s not easy. We all must work to “be in the storm but not affected by it.” I heard this phrase in a speech give by a police chief. While his statement was nearly lost in the longevity of his presentation it is, none the less, wise words.
Keep an open mind. It is hard to do no matter how strong you are. You plan and plan for things to work out and when things are slow to bloom it is easy to get frustrated or discouraged. So keep an open mind and stay strong!