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Friday, April 10, 2009

IT IS VERY LATE

Easter Weekend is here and I am up late waiting for our children to drive up to join us here at our log cabin in North Georgia. Our son, Walker's plane from Dominican Republic was a little late, but thankfully, our daughter, Leah was happy to wait patiently for him and she will do the driving tonight. The trip is under two hours and she had a good nap this afternoon, so I feel certain, they will be fine!
Thanks for the comments you have left in response to my Blog. I really appreciate your thoughts and the connectiveness that we have as women.
I believe each one of us wants to know that we have a purpose here until we take our last breath...What that purpose is may not be readily clear to us.
One tool I have really enjoyed for the past two decades is personal journaling. I try to write an entry 3-4 days per week. At the end of the year, I reread my entire journal between the holidays of Christmas and New Years, highlighting common themes that "keep coming up" as I read...These end up being things I want to work on in the new coming year. Journaling has helped to shed light onto my purposes in my life.
One consistency that has proven to be true for me is a lesson my mother taught me and I have implemented more and more with each passing year. The lesson is that when I find myself feeling down or blue, I make a conscious effort to help someone else by making a difference, big or small, in his/her day. I really encourage you to try this and see how it works for you! Let me hear about your experience of making someone else's day a bit easier.

1 comment:

  1. I have found that there are many people who get a tremendous lift by receiving a letter in the mail for no particular occasion... just to let them know someone is thinking of them, or to thank them for what they've meant to me.

    Another thing that gives me joy is visiting lonely elderly people in our church. Sometimes they feel so forgotten.

    And don't forget those cashiers... look them in the eye and be entertaining. It makes their day go faster.

    If we all strived to make everyone we see smile, oh what a beautiful world it would be!

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