For as long as I have been journaling & blogging, I have called my life a Journey. I haven’t defined it as a bad journey, but just as a Journey. We actually never know what our journey will hold for us, we can make plans, mark down dates to get things done, but our Journey is never fully our own. We will have visitors that join us on our journey, but ultimately we have to figure out what the visitors mean for us and our journey.
Sometimes we don’t realize that we go through Seasons. That certain things happen at particular times as a part of the process.
Wikipedia defines Seasons – A Season is the division of the year, marked by changes in weather, ecology and hours of daylight.
What can you say about your current Season? Has it been a good Season for you, A Season of surprise? An Overwhelming Season?
Life is a lot of work.
What is it that gives us the strength to continue when we are tired and burned out? Sometimes an inspirational idea can help us renew ourselves, and be filled with strength to fulfill our life’s purpose.
Inspiration comes in many forms. However, the root of all inspiration – is the idea that our lives are meaningful. Inspiration is knowing that what I do matters deeply to the universe. When you have the feeling that your actions are meaningful, you will become filled with strength and vigor to fulfill your life’s purpose.
Are women over achievers or do they choose to put other’s needs before their own? Some women wait until after everything is done, before they go and enjoy themselves. Are we that much of perfectionists?
Most women say:
I will wait until after the kids finish high school and on their way to college, before I finish the goals that I’ve set for myself.
I will wait until the kids are gone before I redo the kitchen.
I will wait until the kids are gone before I return to school.
Yes our thought process for waiting until the kids are gone makes sense to us. We’ve put other’s needs before ours. That’s just what most mothers do.
There’s nothing wrong with that, that’s just a part of the make-up.
Why do women get so worked up about their age? Some women lie about how old they are and claim to be younger than they are. If my memory serves me right, we go up in age not down, but leave it to some women they will shave years off of their age, claiming to be 25.
I’ve noticed that some women get so flustered and ashamed of their age, when asked by a man, “How old are you?” They won’t give a specific age, if they are in the 30’s they say 30 plus, if they are in their 40’s or older they say well how old are you, then once the age is given, they will say I am closer or older than you.
Ladies we should embrace our age and be happy with the years of life that we have been given.
I often wonder about people that pass away… When they open their eyes and see God, do they ask why am I here already?
Does He explain to them that it was just time for them to come home? Does He say well done?
My mind often wonders about the really great people that I run across. I always assume & believe that they were Angels, sent here to show me something for a certain time frame. Then they are called home, because their job is done, their mission is complete.
What a blessing it is on this Christmas Day, and every day, to be able to give. The special, memorable times are those when you give the most of yourself to life. The opportunity to give is the opportunity to live with meaning and fulfillment. The spirit of giving is a sustaining force, enriching whatever endeavor or circumstance it touches.
Giving truly brings a richness to life that cannot be duplicated. Productive activity becomes vastly more productive when buttressed with the spirit of giving.
To express yourself through giving, to make a true and lasting difference in the lives of others, cuts straight to the heart of life. Giving with enthusiastic sincerity brings out the best in you. Giving brings virtues such as understanding, respect, compassion, gratitude, and humility together into a powerfully positive and enduring act.
The value of the gift is in the giving, and that value confers on all involved. The opportunity to make a real and positive difference is the great promise of life itself. Give of yourself, and all the world is better for it. Truly it is among the greatest of gifts to be able to give.
— Ralph Marston