Every now and then all of us would love a break. After the last 2 weeks, I would love one! Business at my day job has been VERY busy and it is demanding a large portion of my waking hours. I apologize for not being able to post more often.
Lessons learned during my hours spent at work over the last couple of weeks.
1. Be grateful for what blessings you have. I have met several people that have had an awful lot less than we do and in-spite of their circumstances where quite happy to just have their health and well being. One person had everything in their car that they could say they owned. Having lost their home in the last 3 months and now they had car problems and almost no money to work with, they still had a positive demeaner and outlook! Luckily, I was able to help arrange some help with a business that did the work for free and convinced the parts providers to donate the parts required so that she could get back on the road. (Big warm smile.) That makes me feel very lucky for the home and many blessings we have.
2. Never under estimate the ability of "the drama" to try and mess with you and to bring you into it's realm. One of the many things that I have learned repeatedly over the years in the auto industry, cars really don't matter and the drama accomplishes nothing of value. They are all just cars no matter what size, color, brand or price the are. The only thing that one car versus another may say about you is that you care about what you think it says about you.
3. No matter how busy you are or how wrapped up you are in the demands of the moment, there is always time to be nice and share a smile with people you meet. If you feel that you are to busy to offer a smile or a kind word, then you are caught up in thought and not what really matters.
4 Being grateful is it own reward. There is great peace and comfort that comes from taking a minute to appreciate life itself and the many blessings that are poured out upon us that we, in and of ourselves have never merited. Although we may not deserve them or done anything to justify being as blessed as we are, the good Lord blesses us anyways. Why he sees fit to bless me the way he does, when I know that have not yet learned or done nearly what I imagine he wshould expect, he still keeps blessing me. When it is all said and done, I hope that he will accept me as his own.
5. Love is something that can be found in any moment, any situation and any place. No exceptions, you only need look inside and you will know that you are not left alone or unloved. Even more important, if you feel that there needs to be more love in your life, give love and it will come back to you in spades! Odd how the best way to increase the amount of love in your life is to give it away freely. Love is attracted to those who share it without reservation!
Do we really even see or perceive all the blessings we have? When was that last time you took a survey of the things that are truly the most significant influences in your life? Did they come freely to you or did you have to go and find them? Isn't love grande?
My wish is that each one of you will feel the Christmas Spirit this Holiday. That it will influence you to warm the hearts of those around you and to appreciate the many, many blessings that are yours. Share the love.
This year, there are more people than ever that need some comfort, some assistance, some love. Please don't keep it all to yourself. Many of the greatest gems of living life can only be enjoyed by giving freely all that you have.
Thank you, Dear Lord for everything. Peace on Earth. Goodwill towards all men. That no child feel alone this Christmas Season.