How often do we affirm to ourselves how lucky and blessed we are with our life? Yes, we have challenges—everyone does, that’s what life is all about: how we rise to the challenges and become better human beings to ourselves and each other. So the challenge for you today is to think about how you are healthy, wealthy, happy and strong? Here are some ideas to inspire you:
(a) Physically—I eat a healthy plant-based diet; I do gentle exercises every day; I go for a little walk in the meadow with my dogs, inhaling the sweet scents of the natural world; I do small bursts of writing then I rest, and repeat.
(b) Mentally—I meditate twice daily, as well as regular 10 minute mini-mindfulness/soft breathing sessions to re-energise, help me focus and clear the mental dross that builds up during the day; I do puzzles (crosswords, Sudoku etc.) to exercise the brain cells!
(c) Emotionally—I have stopped watching news on tv as it was drenching me with sadness. I feel a lot healthier emotionally for doing this one simple thing.
I am financially secure and I give thanks for this every time I have a major purchase to make; In terms of assets, the most important is my small group of friends who are as sisters to me, and this makes me feel blessed and content; I also never take for granted having a safe, secure home in a healing natural environment. What more could I want or need?
I am content with my life. How many of us can actually say that? I acknowledge past mistakes as simply stumbling blocks along the path to where I am now. I am grateful for all the skills and aptitudes I have been given/gained in this life and my aim now is to use these in order to help others.
I have a strong body with hands to use as tools and legs as my transportation, an intelligent brain to reason and think. I have a strength of character, a determination to do things to the very best of my abilities and a resilience to keep on keeping on regardless of any hurdles which need to be overcome. I am stronger still when I engage with God and ask his help.