Stay at home moms, home makers, retired, widows, whatever the situation - we often question ourselves and our lives. What am I accomplishing? Why? How am I making a difference? I feel pretty confident that most everyone has asked these questions and had these feelings. It is NORMAL - really!
We need to live our lives with purpose - it doesn't have to be anything drastic or huge - just simple purpose each day. That will make each day a value to YOU. You are already a value to others.
Use each day for some good. Helping others, being kind, a soft word, a lovely smile, a joke, caring for children or others. We need a purpose each day. For years I had a purpose - to take care of my husband who was disabled. When he passed - I was lost. What was my purpose? I am a work in progress on this. I take care of animals - they depend on me. I write and try to help others. I do what I can for neighbors and family. Little things! I know there is more to accomplish - but each day has purpose.
Set a goal and work at it. Quit finding distractions. Turn off the TV, put down the phone and the computer. Media is our biggest downfall - it is a rabbit hole!!!!!! Take a walk, actually TALK to someone, get fresh air and sunshine (even in the cold), clean a drawer or closet, fill a box with discards, educate yourself and your mind - just do something each day.
Make your home pleasant. Doesn't have to cost anything. Move things around. Use a pretty tablecloth. Let in fresh air and sunshine. Get a bouquet of flowers for yourself! Light a favorite scented candle. Change pillows, bedding, etc.
We often keep busy because of habits. Our day can be over, and we wonder what did I do? Well, we get in a rut of doing the same things every day - and often that is just what they are - THINGS! We get used to our days being the same. Same old routine every single day! It is time to jazz it up a bit. I read about some people (w/no kids) who CLEAN every day - how did it get dirty over night?? Seriously. It is a habit. Not that cleaning is a negative habit - but it can be a habit that just uses your time. Step outside the comfort zone and do something different!
Get fresh air and sunshine every day! I am outside every single day of the year at least 4 - 5 times. Doesn't matter the weather. I do believe there is much to be said about fresh air and sun. It really does help keep one healthy and active.
Give thanks every morning - first thing. Give thanks every evening - last thing. Whether you pray, meditate, have affirmations, whatever you do - do it consistently. Whatever you believe in, is your business - I just think that placing those thankful moments out into the world makes it a better place. I believe our thoughts and gestures DO affect the universe. It can't hurt!!! BE THANKFUL.
Have humility in all you do. Be humble in knowing that you are just a fleck of dust in this big old universe - AND you ARE here!!!!!!! Isn't that something? The world needs one of you!
No matter what our situation is - we are here for a reason.
We have all gone through our own WORST days and yet here we are. We survived them.
Life has kicked us in the britches, it has knocked us down, it has disappointed, it has made us cry AND it has been wonderous, beautiful and full of laughter and joy! It sure is a mixed bag of emotions and events. They are all important.
So I say we all need to challenge ourselves each day. Expand your mind. Open your heart. Step outside the box. Make each day the BEST it can possibly be. This is something that each and every one of us needs to do. I know I do.
LIVE WITH PURPOSE!!!!!!