Seize the thought – “New every morning”
Do you wish we lived in an ideal world? It would be lovely, wouldn’t it?But – seize the thought – think of each day as “new every morning”.
If we did things such as being sick, down, depressed or disabled wouldn’t be a problem. But we don’t and it is.
Many of us through different physical or mental and emotional circumstances face hard times We would rather pull the bed cover over our head rather than face a “new” day.
We all have strategies – some positive, some negative – to handle what comes our way in life. Some wise, some not so much.
At this present time, I am inspired by a book that my hubby is currently reading on Henry Ford. How he garnered workers – even when sick and disabled to come and work. They would work in his factory from their beds or wheelchairs. The blind, crippled and mute. The sick were motivated and got well quicker by the system of self-worth Mr. Ford had engineered. The reward of being useful, being productive as well as having wages. This helped their state of mind as could be seen by the morale it engendered.
- Do you have goals or aims? Even “soft aims” can help you have a direction.
- Do you think of what is new every morning? A new day brings new promises with it. Forget the past – it’s gone. Dust yourself off and think of new things to put into play.
- No matter how little you can do – remember small actions add up. Step by step.
- What inspires you? What do you love in your life and keeps you going even during tough times?
- What do you like doing? Is there a hobby you can find to do. It may even turn into a paying business.
- What could you do? Don’t ever think you are too much of anything not to be educated. We are all learning and there is much we can learn that can change our view of the world.
- Do you understand that it is okay to do “baby steps” and not bite off more than you can “chew”.
- Who encourages you and is supportive? A friend, a family member, a church member or a member of your Faith, a coach, a mentor, a Counsellor, a Doctor? All have their place and can help you get back on track. A mentor if you will.
- Be your own best friend. There is no one quite like you. You are unique and one of. Be proud of that.
Be encouraged that where you are – many may very well have been in similar or an even worse situation.
Don’t give up hope! Count your blessings – we all have things to be grateful for. Whether our sight, our hearing, our mobility, our thinking, our way of life, our freedoms. What can you count?
Deborah Hunter Kells
I have a wide range of interests and the top of my list is people and relationships. I appreciate our big wide world and nature which tries so hard to deal with what we do to it. I enjoy learning and am a “forever student”. I would love to hear about you and what you have experienced – that one or both of us may learn.