It is April and the month is filled with celebrations….Earth Day, Arbor Day, Easter, Passover, Wesak and glorious Springtime, just to name a few! Time to rejoice in the joys and miracles of life and new beginnings. Often April is filled with lots of family time and moments reminiscing of past celebrations and loving acknowledgement of new things yet to come. I thought it might be a good time to stop and reflect on each of our lives….where I am, where I’ve been and what possibilities might be on the horizon……
Monday Gets Personal
I’ve told you a little bit about where I’ve been in previous posts. I don’t want to bore you with all the many trails my life journey has created. I think I could probably start my own State Park with all the winding paths I’ve experienced. However, I do want you to take the time to think about your life…..but I want you to just think of all the good and positive things that have come your way. Do you have a nice family? Good health maybe? Children that you are proud of that you have raised to be kind and loving human beings? (I’ve been blessed with a wonderful son, who lights up my heart with a smile each time I see him.) Maybe you just paid off your house and labored hard for many years and can now celebrate the accomplishment? Or maybe you are about to celebrate a special wedding anniversary? Relationships are difficult and huge commitments. If you have maintained the love and trust and respect that takes to continue, then give yourself a huge round of applause.
We all have something that we could celebrate and be proud of today. Make sure you grab the moment to not only congratulate yourself, but also another person in your life who has been along for the journey with you. Let them know that “they matter!”
I’d love to share with you what the future might hold for me; but since I don’t own a crystal ball (I meant to ask Santa for that last year), I don’t think I can do that today. Guess I could just make up my own creations of what I’m going to be when I grow up. However, I kind of like to just be surprised by all the twists and turns yet to happen. I’ll just have to share with you in future weeks what exciting adventures I experience. Let’s hope for everyone that good things are on the horizon. Times have been difficult for a few years and it would be nice to feel we are through the roughest part and our daily routines become less stressful.
So, today, I’m just going to focus on where I am at the moment. Today is Monday–A new opportunity to start the week to make a difference. But most importantly, I want to acknowledge and share the wonderful, personal feeling I have today ….. “I Matter”. I can make a difference! I can change the world! I can do something to make my life better and I can do something to make someone else’s life better! What does it take? Simple things…..a smile, a helping hand, a thoughtful acknowledgement to someone that you love, a hug, a kiss, a letter to an old friend, planting a tree, drinking more water, walking your dog an extra time around the block (Good for me and good for my dog,Tramp too)….. Whatever it is….Just Do it! Now! Today!
One thing….Two or more…All of them!
Tell someone that they matter to you.
It makes me feel happy when I do that. Hope you get the same feeling.
Come on….Join the Movement!
Be a part of the Every Monday Matter Team!
Pass this Post on and share with others so they can feel “They Matter” too.
Here’s something from me to you….Hope it makes a difference in your day.
Have a great Monday!