Monday, December 8, 2014

Perspective on Life

A Neighborhood Man who was very young passed away a few weeks ago, he was 39 years old, and left behind a young son, and an adoring sister, brother in law, and dozens of nieces and nephews who loved him so much. And his parents who were so devoted to him. His disease was Colon Cancer which ultimately claimed his life, 2 days after his 39th Birthday and on the day of Thanksgiving, is when he passed away. No longer in pain. Set free, in heaven, he can now run, jump, play and breathe freely.

Not due only to this event, but, also to many others which continue to happen in my life. A lady who is very dear to me lost her Mother just a while ago, and last year has just lost her husband.

 I've come up with ideas on how to live a life more fully.

Ways to be thankful...

Write Thankful or Grateful notes or Letters to those I love.

These can be emails, sympathy cards, or notes delivered by mail.

Make homemade treats, cards or gifts for friends or family going through hard times.

Express genuine signs of gratitude by saying- "Thank You," more often.

Learning to be more thankful for trials and hard tribulations dealt to me in life.

Try to give to charities which provide food and shelter, and basic necessities to those in need.

Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen or Homeless Shelter or Domestic Violence Shelter, not just once. Learn exactly how lucky I am, in the situation I live in presently.

Find the positive out of every conversation and situation.

Think more positively, be more positive.

Get a Massage and/or a Haircut.

Actually spend money to buy me new clothes which I love.

Spend time with my family; seeing the lights downtown at Temple Square.

Taking our Family to the Muppet Motab Christmas Concert with Santino Fontana.

Try to use kinder words when speaking to those I love.

Learn that forgiveness is for me, to feel freer, kinder, more full of life and charity for the person whom I forgive. And sometimes, that person is myself.