AT HOME ASSIGNMENT: Write in a notebook and describe your ordinary life, your emotional changes, your environment, your connection to nature, family, life.
How do you spend your day? What interests do you hold while you are at home? When do you feel the lowest? When do you feel fine? What have you learned about yourself during thee times?
Be sure to date each entry so you can look back with some clarity. When you don’t feel like writing, sketch your reactions to the day, doodle. Try to enter something each day until you have filled the notebook.
To help you, we’ve designed Labradoodle covers for your notebooks to keep you inspired, happy, upbeat and heading in the direction that is most helpful to you. You can even design your own cover, using a personalized template. Enjoy your life now. It is the only one you have. Be kind. Have fun. Stay happy!
This audio/video book sample calms me down even though I produced it. As I listen I experience the peace that is within all of us. I hope you will share it with your friends and neighbors, especially those who are a little down at the moment.
The audio sample reading is taken from “Aunt Barbara’s Powerful Little Book of Comfort. I hope it will soothe the pain many may feel on this day. Hopefully it will guide anyone who has lost their sense of happiness back to peace. It is a 20-minute reading hosted on YouTube.com.
Each day if you choose to be miserable, you can build one worry and concern on top of the other. You can imagine all sorts of things that could go wrong during the day. You can strategize and plan ways to overcome the troublesome things that may come your way.
Remember these imaginings are created by your thoughts. They most certainly will cross your path if you wish. You can create a day full of conflict, hurt and sorrow.
Just as easily, you can recognize the underlying road of relaxation that is always with you. Yes, your core being is perfect. It is neither good nor bad. It simply is.
If you choose, imagine a wonderful day filled with happy surprises. Take time before you start your day to be grateful for your body, for all the people you will meet today, for your surroundings. If you choose, put a smile on your face right now and begin your day on the road to relaxation.
Merry Christmas It has been said that the source of energy is within each of us. It appears to me that love is the source of energy. The first rule of celebrating Christmas is to take a moment to celebrate yourself and the magnificent service of your body and mind. If you would take a moment and give yourself a gift of the present moment. Take a deep breath of satisfaction. Take a moment to think about the amazing production that is taking place right now in your circulatory system. Take a moment to think about how lucky you are to see this computer and the words I am writing. Amazing.
I don’t even know you, but I am able to reach out to you. This is the miracle of the present moment. This is something I can be grateful for and celebrate. I can enjoy myself. And, when I love myself I can find it oh so easy to love others. As I love others I find that there is no limit to my love. At this time of year, I am grateful for life within and without me.
Just a reminder: the happiness of the holidays does not have to exist only within large gatherings. It can be found with as few as one, although it can be magnified with another or others. The point here is that life is here for all of us, no matter how many or how few are around our table.
Even though I am one of those people who enjoy the journey more than the arrival, I do find great satisfaction in completing a book project begun in October.
In October I began writing about positive solutions to help others heal from very difficult situations. As in most efforts to help others, I benefited. I moved towards consistently choosing positive solutions over complaining or worrying. As a practice administrator, this can be an ongoing challenge. Yet each day, I see evidence of greater opportunities to find the joy that exists within me at all times. I look forward to enjoying this adventure and I eagerly embrace the wonderful adventures that lie ahead. I hope to embrace them all!
If you are interested or know someone who would benefit from reading this little book, it is available here.
As you’ve probably heard before, you can do anything you put your mind to. It is true!