Living a positive life in today's world may be a challenge, but it can be done. We only need to change ourselves for the better, and then, miraculously, everything else will change for the better.
Spring is a perfect time to start anew, new beginnings for ourselves, for others, and for the world.
"Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over."-Guy Finley
First of all, we need to get into the right mindset. To do this, we need to make time for ourselves and do what makes us feel better.*
This might include, but is not limited to, meditation (This is what I need to do more of every day. I'm working on it!), praying, listening to uplifting music (I love the video of Louis Armstrong, beautifully singing "What a Wonderful World."), exercise (so many things from which to choose-walking, dancing, bike riding, etc.), reading, traveling, just being in nature, watching a comedy show ("Laughter is the best medicine."), etc.
Also, Greg and I eat healthy, organic food most of the time. We drink filtered water throughout the day. We like to get fresh air and some sunshine as often as possible. Also, we try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Something I've finally learned to do is to slow down and take periodic rest breaks throughout my busy days.
"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."- Jim Rohn
Is there something you would really love to do, but you never took the time to do it? This is a great question to ask ourselves. What is your heart's desire? If you had all of the time and money in the world, what would you do? Is it a place you'd like to visit or an activity you'd like to do? What is it?
"Live your dream and take risks. Life is happening now."-Paulo Coelho
No man is an island. We need to be around, to hang out with positive people, and to confide in someone we can trust.
We need to make a difference, like writing emails, calling people, going to meetings, etc. if we see changes that need to be made in our world.
Just a few days ago, a sweet-looking Amish woman came up to me while I was shopping in a store, and she handed me an inspirational CD. She said she wanted me to have it. I thought that that was such a nice thing for her to do.
Every night, before I go to sleep, I visualize our world with a golden-white light all around it, and I think, "Light overcomes the darkness." (This idea is from www.matthewbooks.com.) I like to believe that this exercise is somehow making our planet a better place in which to live.
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And for dessert, Greg occasionally gets their wonderful chocolate cheesecake!
*Disclaimer: Everything I mention doing in this blog post is up to the reader. My suggestions are merely my thoughts and opinions. I'm not responsible for anything that anyone decides to do as a result of reading this or any of my other posts. Thank you, Becky Arnott