Good morning,afternoon or evening…whatever it is where you are in the world. It is a crisp sunday morning in Canada. The temp is 3 degrees celcius but the sun is shining.
God keep our land, Glorious and free! Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee, Oh Canada we stand on guard for thee!
I have woke this morning feeling more patriotic then usual, to be honest I am always very proud to be from the great white North.
The birds are singing on this somewhat dull lit day on the second last day of November in 2020. One more month and it will be a bright, shiny new year with better horizons to think about…brighter days. Yes, a brighter year is coming.
For now we must stay strong and keep moving on in the day we all are dealt. Today is literally the present we all have to open. What’s in store for you and me today my friend…only God himself knows.
Some people woke this morning, dragged themselves out of bed, filled with dread for another day. Not appreciating it at all, yet having no idea that today was their last day on earth. Others woke weary and tired from lack of sleep, insomniacs who never have energy. Still others started the day hopeful and happy and ready to make today the best one they possibly can , then wen’t about making it happen! Which one are you, hopefully not the first one.
Lets be honest, we all have those days where we appreciate nothing. Days where we are sick and tired of everything. Maybe were in pain physically, mentally or emotionally…and don’t know how to cope. Don’t know how to ask for help, don’t wan’t to fight the good fight anymore. On those days don’t forget that tomorrow is another day, another day to try our best. Another day to realize that someone else never woke up today, someone that was fighting to be here. Someone who wasn’t finished yet and still had dreams to build and were thankful for the life they lived everyday, good or bad.
What I am trying to say is in all things give thanks. There will always be ups and downs while we live on this big ball of mud, swirling through space. Don’t give up even when it seems the road your trudging on is all up hill.
I knew a man who passed away at 94 named Jim and he loved life right down to the end of it all. Suffering and everything…he was really something. He Had one true love, he loved nature, lived for photography and he loved supporting his wife and appreciating her in all she did. In return Ellenor loved and supported him in every way possible. Together they enjoyed life.
Whatever you do, don’t give up on this life. Find something to fight for, something to keep you interested right til the end. Find something that takes your breath away just thinking about it, but whatever you do, don’t just let it be a person…because if one day you don’t excite them, they may just send you packing or run off themselves. Live for passion, a hobby or a career that makes you want to get up every morning. Something that tires you out so much that by the end of the day your ready to sleep and then can’t wait to get up the next day and start all over.
Believe in yourself and always be thankful. Stay grateful for whatever gifts bestoyed upon you. Most of all don’t forget at least two things love you…whatever God you believe in and someone that you may not even know yet loves you. In our lives there are many who love us just look around and it won’t be hard to spot them. Their the ones who bend over backwards to help you even at their own discomfort. Ones who will listen to you for hours if you need them. Ones who talk good about you behind your back, not just in front of your face. Look for them, find them and count them as one of your many blessings.
Whomever is reading these words right now, I just want you to spend the day remembering ten things that you love about life. Write it down and read it all throughout the day. Let it remind you that someone else always is worse off then you in some way. If you truly feel you are the exception and that you have nothing to be thankful for…then I say go outside your home and look for someone who could use a hand. Someone who needs encouraging, forget about yourself and be there for them in whatever way you can. Soon you will feel better because you helped someone else and in turn it will uplift your heart.
If your not passionate about something, find something, forget about yourself and throw yourself into it. Create passion everyday, when you meditate,when you cook, clean, eat, drink or whatever else you do everyday. Feel passion in all things, in turn you will become passionate about all aspects of your life .
Life will become a dream you don’t want to ever wake up from. It can happen for you as it has for me, stay strong and create passion for all to see. People will see it and learn from your example, soon all others around you will support you in your passion for life and gravitate towards finding their own passions in life. So always be an encourager of other’s and that in turn will encourage your soul as well.
In conclusion, I learned so much from my 94yr old friend Jim I wrote about earlier on in this post. When I would be down, I would see him and the next thing I know he would encourage my heart with his thankfulness for life and I too would become happy and grateful for the day. Grateful for his smile and for him never giving up and showing others how to live a life of excellence. Whether he walked on 2 broken hips and walked with 2 canes for monthes while they mended, all because his heart wasn’t strong enough for surgury. Yes Jim did that ^^^ and he never complained. Whether Jim contracted dementia, and he did…still he kept a good attitude and moved in to a nursing home without fussing, so as to make it easier on his wife. Yes, he did that too. Mr. Jim Clachrie was a hero, and he was one of my heroes, a navy seal and a protector of all who needed protecting and encouragement.
I hope to be someone on wordpress who 9 times out of ten brings you up out the doldrums, instead of pulling you down like the world sometimes is inclined to do. I say 9 times out of ten because sometimes I write from experiences that hurt me and I havent worked through it yet…and so I write about it. Other times I write for someone or something that I feel I need to speak for in my writing in order to work through it or help others too.
Thanks for reading this today and remember to make it a goal to become passionate about something today. Please comment if there was anything you enjoyed about this article. 💛🙏🏽 Thanks in advance.
Stay Safe and Stay strong…and remember someone believes in you.