Oct. 29, 2019

DON"T LET OTHERS DETERMINE YOUR HAPPINESS. MAKE EVERY DAY-- BEAUTIFUL.

 

MAKE TODAY... WONDERFUL! IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU. THINK ABOUT TODAY AS A UNIQUE ADVENTURE.

TODAY, DO SOMETHING UNEXPECTED. DO SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON YOUR TO-DO LIST...LIKE FINDING A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO SIT AND JUST "REMEMBER".  CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK ABOUT A PLEASANT MEMORY FROM YOUR PAST THEN"RELIVE" IT.  DARE TO LAUGH-OUT-LOUD OR CRY IF YOU NEED TO.

 LOVE THE REMEMBERED MOMENTS. NEVER FORGET WHY THEY WERE MEMORABLE AND WORTH REMEMBERING. 

THINK BACK AND REMEMBER SOMEONE WHO ONCE LOVED YOU, SOMEONE WHO IS NO LONGER IN YOUR LIFE...SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL/HANDSOME AND UNIQUELY SPECIAL. PICTURE THAT "SOMEONE" AND SMILE. SAY "THANK YOU" TO THAT PERSON...OUT-LOUD.  DARE TO SHARE YOUR HEART AS IF THAT PERSON WERE RIGHT-THERE-- BESIDE YOU.

MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, TAKE TIME TODAY... TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO GOD. HONOR HIM BY SINGING YOUR FAVORITE SONG OR HYMN OR REMEMBERING YOUR FAVORITE PRAYER OR SCRIPTURE.

GOD DOESN'T CARE IF YOU SING OR TALK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. GOD ONLY CARES THAT YOU LOVE HIM...IN WORD, DEED, AND SONG.  SING/TALK LIKE A CHILD, HAPPY AND FEARLESS... PROUD TO BE ONE OF GOD'S CHILDREN.


EARLY THIS MORNING, WALKING ALONG THE SPILLWAY TRAIL WITH BIG DOG- CUBBY DOG....I FOUND MYSELF SINGING "JESUS LOVES ME" AND IT FELT SO- RIGHT. GOD WAS LISTENING BECAUSE--- HE WALKS WITH ME, TOO.

WITH FEWER DAYS IN FRONT OF ME-- THAN BEHIND ME-- I'VE LEARNED TO STOP PEOPLE FROM INTERFERING WITH MY HAPPINESS. EVERYDAY, I CONCENTRATE ON KEEPING MY LIFE STATIC--FREE FROM MAN-MADE STRESS. I REFUSE TO LET ANYONE DESTROY MY JOY.

SIMPLE PLEASURES-- LIKE SPOTTING A DEER IN THE WOODS, SHARING THE HIKING TRAILS WITH SQUIRRELS, POSSUMS, BIRDS, AND ALL OF NATURE"S CREATIVE DESIGNS---REMINDS ME THAT LOVING ALL GOD'S CREATIONS IS A GIFT AND--IT'S FREE. WE ARE SURROUNDED BY ENDLESS BLESSINGS THAT ARE FREE--TO ALL OF US--WHEN WE TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THEM.

BUT--I  WARN YOU TO STAY CAUTIOUS. NEVER ALLOW HUMANS TO CONTROL YOUR TODAYS-- YOUR HAPPINESS---OR YOUR LIFE.

I'VE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW ONE ABSOLUTE TRUTH: HUMANS CAN BREAK YOUR HEART AND RUIN YOUR LIFE THEN.... PRESENT YOU WITH A DETAILED "BILL" FOR THEIR SERVICES.

SIMPLY,

SALLY