GOOD MORNING READERS AND FELLOW BLOGGERS, MAY THIS BLOG FIND YOU IN GREAT SPIRITS!
Today I will dedicate my blog to “SOULFUL SUNDAYS”, where I will spend this day well and bring forth a week of content, as the quote above states. After a week that may have included unexpected issues, trials and tribulations, it is important to jump start the week with a rejuvenation to the soul. My aim and objective for my soul’s refuel, is to follow a TO DO LIST, that can be my guide. In addition, I will share how I will accomplish this goal by showing you a view of my schedule ahead!
COUNT MY BLESSINGS
Every morning when I am blessed with the gift of arising to another day, I give thanks and praise to God. For many may have went to sleep last night, but there are many who didn’t wake up and for that I am THANKFUL & GRATEFUL. This gratitude is extended to the blessings that I count that I possess within my life, and trust when I say that I have more than I have not!
Sometimes this can always be a struggle or challenge, but more important it is a lesson being taught. We all have a tendency to state that we want to be treated fairly, but we must also remember that it must be administered by you as well. My efforts of practicing kindness, can begin with something as simple as, saying GOOD MORNING to someone. Then the tasks and opportunities get bigger like, being the bigger person to rudely individuals, helping an elderly across the street or just buying the local homeless man a meal. Normally, I am the one who generally greets others and neighbors with kind words, but today I will go a little higher on the kindness pole!
LET GO OF WHAT I CAN’T CONTROL
Another one of those goals and exercises that can be quite challenging, but ultimately you must do it because you can’t control it. This understanding can be difficult to receive, which is why it isn’t just a lesson moment, but a strengthening period. For myself, I had to grasp this understanding quickly, especially dealing with adult children and their children. Now the objective for today, will solely reside in the understanding that I have raised my children and they are grown, it’s all about me and knowing that I can’t control them, I won’t allow their situations to control me!
LISTEN TO MY HEART
Many times we as individuals confuse our heart speaking with our ego and this can cause much chaos in your life because you don’t know the difference. I know that when I listen to my heart, a calmness comes over my body that just feels so natural and no work needed. But when my mind begins to analyze everything and ponder with much confusion, I know that I am battling my ego and it just makes my head hurt. Therefor today my task for this part of my TO DO LIST, is to close my eyes and speak from my heart and then pay attention to what it is saying, because I know it has my best interest @HEART !
BE PRODUCTIVE YET CALM
Everyday I set myself to always be productive and make the day count, whether it is relaxing, taking care of business, running errands, caring for children or just attending to myself. Sometimes the difficulty lies within the being calm part and trust and believe I ask God with this part. Unfortunately I witness much rude, disrespectful, unnecessary, ridiculous and immature behavior when dealing with people, that can make your tasks more stressful. In addition, patience is important when focusing on completing a task, because it might not go right the first time, SO JUST BE CALM AND TRY AGAIN. Taking this advice, I will make great efforts to calm myself down if I happen to find myself in a situation, where I become frustrated with the process. This can go from going to the store and the line is long but I really need the item, pondering the right words to say on my blog for understanding, dealing with the smoldering heat because I must go out and even planning out my week ahead!
I JUST DID…..AND IT FEELS GREAT….something we all should just take a few moments out of the day TO DO. Yes it can be overwhelming, draining, frustrating, no view of clear water or just ole hopeless, JUST BREATHE, your still alive. The amount of times I take a moment to whooo sahhh, those are my moments to catch my breathe and take in that good feeling. Many are deprived of that very simple thing, while others take it for granted and don’t value it’s worth. I am glad that I give praise for the gift and I refuge in it when I need those moments!