“You have a unique gift to offer this world. Be true to yourself, be kind to yourself, read and learn about everything that interests you and keep away from people who bring you down. When you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness of those around you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift… YOU!”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
My frustrations of this week helped me to do a hard reset on how I live and experience my day. Maybe I needed to get that negativity out in order to make room for some positive things. Whatever the reason, I now feel more in control, back to my so-called “normal,” and ready to move on.
As we begin our weekend, join me in focusing on the good around us. If you find yourself feeling like I was earlier this week, failing to find anything even close to “good,” take this opportunity to become the good you were searching for.
I now have a deeper understanding of the fact I must see and believe the good in myself before I can see it in others. I was reminded of the importance and encouraged to continue reading, writing, and learning about myself so I can share my life experiences with others. I realized as I share, I am helping others searching for answers to questions that have shadowed us all most of my lives.
As this week comes to a close, I acknowledge and affirm my intention to seek and see the good.
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.
We leave you a tradition with a future.
The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Your “good old days” are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.”
― Sam Levenson, In One Era & Out the Other
I love you and wish you a blessed weekend.
Many thanks, Cyndi Mead, for allowing me to share your beautiful photo posted to Iowa Abandoned Images Facebook page.