April 17, 2022
Good morning and Happy Easter my friends. I hope you are doing well and enjoying life. Today is a celebration of hope, joy and our existence. Christian religions around the world commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This special day should also be a reminder that our time on this planet is limited. Human beings, like all living creatures on earth, enter this life with an expiration date. Only God knows when our time here will end. I don’t know when my last day or breath will come, but I do know it will happen. My intention, for whatever time I have left on this rock, is for it to be filled with positivity, happiness and love. Today is a wonderful opportunity to cherish and enjoy your family, friends and just living. Have fun with Easter egg hunts, marshmallow chicks and chocolate bunnies; but remember the true meaning behind this day. I’m not asking you to share my religious beliefs. It doesn’t matter how religious or spiritual you are; or if you believe in God or not. I’m only asking you to be thankful for life. It’s a gift to be embraced every moment. There are many people struggling around the globe. Say a prayer for them, because one event could alter our way of life in an instant. Gratitude and happiness are traits that begin within each of us. You are in control of your mind and thoughts. Don’t allow fear or negativity to manipulate, subdue or hold you back from living. Stay positive, present and relish in each new sunrise. Reject anger and hate, so you can spread joy and kindness. A simple change of attitude can change the world.
Today, I pray for continued strength and insight to be the best possible version on myself. The clarity to understanding my reason for life becomes more evident with age and wisdom. When I was a kid, life was simple and pure. As I grew and matured, living in our world became more complicated. Changes in society and technological advances made for incredible alterations to our planet and life as I knew it. Many of these creations and innovations have revolutionized our existence. There have been so many amazing things that have made life better; but there are some that have added negative issues too. Evil has always existed in our world. It’s been a part of our history since the birth of mankind. Villainous and hideous behavior are unfortunate facts that continue and spread across the world. As the population, industrial and technological advancements grow, so does evil. It continues today, in various shapes, forms, individuals and groups. The best we can do, is to empower each other to do good every day. Each day of kindness can create a better world. Neurologists claim every time you resist acting in anger, you are rewiring your brain. This simple decision creates a new pathway in your mind, leading you to respond with kindness and love. Change has the ability to create incredible and profound alterations in ourselves and our world. I am a testament to the empowerment of positive change. Consider what you can accomplish when you make similar discoveries within yourself; thus, rewiring your brain in other aspects of life. Together, for us and our children, we can make our world a better place.
I can’t change my past, but I can definitely change my present and alter the course of my future. Instead of rushing through life, missing the beauty of moments along the way, I am purposely slowly myself down. This mindful act assists me in enjoying every aspect of life. I am no longer fearful or hesitant to express my thoughts and feelings. When I hold back, keep my emotions or feelings inside, this action has the ability to create negativity inside of me. Be true to your own heart. Don’t worry about what others think, say or do. Don’t be fearful or hesitant in your decisions. Express yourself with kindness and without ego. Work hard to achieve your dreams and desires. If you need a day off to re-charge, and give yourself some love, then do it. Our bodies have a way of telling us what they need. Pay attention to those inner feelings and signals, because if you don’t listen that’s when anxiety, stress and sickness take hold. Nourish your mind, body and soul with good things. What you feed your body is only as important as what you feed your thoughts and spirit. A favorite saying of my Mom was, “if you walk with someone who limps, soon you will limp too.” All of the component parts of our bodies are linked together, working in unison for optimum operations. Balance, in work and play, is vital and important to your health (physically, mentally and spiritually). If one part is lacking, it can affect the entire structure. “Work to live. Don’t live to work.” Stay connected and listen to your body. Nurture and nourish each part of your health with goodness and love.
Today, more than ever, life seems to move faster each year, month and day. Don’t waste time on foolish endeavors, ego driven attitudes, anger or fear. Be present in every moment, act with kindness and be the change you want to see in the world. I begin each new day with gratitude and happiness. It’s an easy choice. I ask you to do the same. It’s a simple request. You’re in charge of you, so make it happen and together we’ll change the world. Enjoy a blessed and beautiful Easter Sunday! Rejoice, for He is risen. Follow your dreams. They know the way.
Please tune in and join me again next Sunday for more! The puzzle of life is always changing. Change can lead to amazing opportunities. Together, let’s be healthy and strong; mentally, physically and spiritually!
Thanks for your love and support! Embrace Life! Be sure to get outside and enjoy nature!