Originally Posted 11-5-17
Week 37 I wasn't going to do this week's session. I had heard the words "Blessings... count your blessings". Then I went to see what had been written so many years ago.
Yes...... count your blessings!!!!!
October 28, 2010
Spring Fever... little gifts of Freedom...
Here it is October 28th and it feels like a beautiful Spring day outside. Coming into work this morning it gave me a touch of Spring Fever. Not always a bad thing.
How many of you remember back as children how carefree the world seemed? I remember sitting under my favorite tree and just thinking that life never ended because it just didn't have to... that birds could fly forever because the sky was limitless... that it was so natural for people to 'just be'.
I got a little older and Mom got so sick and that was the end of a carefree life. At 8 I stopped being a child. At 13 I took over most of the household responsibilities. At 23 I was out of the house and married with two children. My carefree days ended a long time ago.
Now, I work 7 days a week. Grant you, it's my own business and with that luxury there is added responsibility that doesn't come with working for someone else. Along with this, my father is up in age and I've taken on responsibilities towards him. I've dedicated my life to many things. My writing has a purpose behind it... to touch a soul. My "give - a - way" each day has the same purpose. I've dedicated my life to service and I am grateful that I have.
I did realize something very recently and it's been gnawing at me ever since. Those carefree days of yesteryear... they served a purpose. How many of you take care of your responsibilities, but forget about yourself? Forget about that part of you that still would love to have those carefree moments? I am so guilty of this! Down time.... Spring Fever... time to simply feed my soul... this is so vitally needed within today's world. There is so much negativity, so much hurt and pain in the world. There needs to be balance.
Last week I asked each of you to honor who you are now. This week I ask you to not only honor who you are but to make the time to do something for yourself that is a "just because". Just because you deserve it! Better yet, share that 'something' with a friend. Doing things for ourselves is a necessity to keep a healthy balance in our lives. Sharing these little treasures with friends is a luxury, for by sharing it magnifies those little gifts we give ourselves. So this week choose something you'd really like to do and share that happiness with a friend. Enjoy the gift itself and the memories that will continue to bring happiness long after the moment is gone.
Come next week.... I'm hoping to see each of you smiling from the memories.