This is my birthday week! The current journey around the sun is concluding, and another is beginning. I am excited to find myself perched on a new adventure!
So far, to borrow one of Terri Ord’s favorite words, the journey has been fantastic!
Each day, I feel blessed to “Live Life” as Zayde Wolfe expressed in the song by that name.
How cool it would have been to know the generations of family that came before me, who had a hand in shaping who I am today.
How amazed I will be with those who come after me. I hope my legacy for them will be a great as the one I was given.
Today I invite you to share a fun mental exercise with me. Just for the fun of it, I am setting the timer for 10 minutes and focusing my thoughts on the actions I try to make a part of my everyday life.
Keeping it simple and living with intention are quite important to me, even though life has a wonderful way of happening on its own, without my permission.
With that said, here I go:
Be honest. Empathize. Endure. Let go. Learn. Overcome. Challenge. Accept. Empower. Forgive. Appreciate. Sleep. Cook. Do good. Talk. Climb. Walk. Kiss. Hug. Wash. Play. Be kind. Wait. Reflect. Smell. Laugh. Cry. Read. Write. Relax. Enjoy. Appreciate. Listen. Be happy. Participate. Comfort. Reflect. Question. Care. Be compassionate. Repair. Help. Know. Plan. Act.
The timer just went off!
That was a fun exercise. I guess all of us want to do the best we can, where we are with what we have, and enjoy the journey as we go along.
As Linda Ellis pointed out, life is all about “The Dash.” And that is where I am heading today with a happy heart, because one of the greatest aids in accomplishing any goal is to enjoy and appreciate all aspects of the journey.
Learning as I go, Barb
By Pamela J Stemmerman November 16, 2022
Sorry I missed your birthday Barb. I hope you had an amazing day. But if you are like me. I like to celebrate all month long 🙂
By Nancy Decker November 9, 2022
Happy Birthday. Keep on living with intention.
By Sharon A. Gembicki November 9, 2022
This is a very inspiring email. Thanks to you & TOPS; I became a KOPS this year for the 2nd time. Thanks for sharing your positive attitude. I hope to be a example for my club &
maybe inspire others as you inspire all of us.
By Carol November 8, 2022
Happy Birthday Barb
By Darlene November 8, 2022
Happy belated birthday
As usual you have outdone yourself. Post has so much positive material and the links are such fantastic reminders. You are truly a gift to us all. Have a great day.
By Virginia November 8, 2022
Happy Birthday Barb. Love this post!
By Shirley Renaud November 7, 2022
Will have to try this one..but not now.
It’s no wonder your messages are always so uplifting Barb.
Keep them coming..thank you
By Brian November 7, 2022
By Lois November 7, 2022
A Great Big Happy Birthday Barb, Pray you have a Fantastic, Wonderful Day & Many More. Love this Blog of a Fun Mental Exercise. On November 23rd, My husband & I will be celebrating 65 years of marriage. WOW, Must have been 5 when we got married as I don’t feel old enough to be married that long. Thanks to TOPS, am in pretty good shape & Health.
By Susan Rogers November 8, 2022
Happy birthday Barb, cherish each moment! Dance like there is no one watching!
By Carol November 8, 2022
Congratulations on 65 years.
We will be having our 49 in April.