Live simply that others might simply live. ~Elizabeth Ann Seton
I recently celebrated my birthday and it was such a blessing to just be able to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of this life. Our purpose in this life, I believe, is to serve and I enjoyed moments doing what I love and spent precious time with my family and community. No, I did not go anywhere fancy in most people’s eyes but rather chose to spend much needed time at home enjoying being off from the hustle and bustle of the workday. Often, we get so caught up in the day to day routine of work and paying bills that we miss out on what we truly have (Our Life- In This Very Moment). I took time to breathe and take in the cares of this world seeking to understand how best to impact in the most positive way looking beyond myself. I benefited from time to be thankful. Thanking God for allowing us to have another day to share his word with others.
I used time to walk outside and enjoy God’s masterpiece, the space we occupy. A friend invited me to go on a walking trail and, oh, how serene and calming it was for us to just walk and talk without interruptions of cell phones and the busyness of life.
I took time to love on my family and give them a since of Hope that only comes from Him who truly sustains us and allow us to thrive if we so desire. 1 Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.
Yes it was definitely restful and it was peaceful. It was quiet and I enjoyed every second.
“Time waits for no man” we have heard, but living in the moment and enjoying the time we are in makes life so much more exciting and fulfilling. It is hard to imagine we are less than 75 days to the end of 2016. How have you spent this year? As we look at our lives in “Rewind” mode, what are the real impacts to those around us?
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
Until Next Time, Be Sincere, Kind and Intentional
Jackie Warner, Community Outreach Specialist
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