At the end of the day, I understand that life has road blocks, and life is like school – you’ll be tested; we gotta pass it.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
– Robert Brault
There is no other way a man should lay his head down at night than being completely exhausted from all thats been done during the day.
Go to bed having nothing left in the tank, barely making it up the stairs to your room.
To live a successful life is to live a life of daily discipline and action.
Most of us fall short of this. We see how much time we have, so we put things off and before we know it we’re in our eighties and we’re laying our head down one final time with far too much in the tank.
So take action on those things your soul begs you to pursue. But DO IT NOW!
Waiting is what everyone else does. Don’t do it.
The red and green decorations are out …
the turkey’s roasting in the oven …
nostalgic tunes fill the airways and the kids are anxiously awaiting Santa….
If you’re anything like me, you struggle to take time out over the break for YOU!
But you should …
It’s a time for rest, delicious food, and creating memories with those you love.
So make sure you take time to laugh, be silly, get caught up in fun just because it’s fun…
For me it means dressing up in silly costumes and watching the awe and innocence of my nieces & nephews as they leave out the cookies and milk for Santa … peering into the sky with childlike wonder, hoping to catch a peek of this amazing man
It means making one giant bed out of all of our duvets and pillows and snuggling down with them to watch Christmas movies we’ve all seen fifty times before.
It means constructing your own dessert from whatever you like and having dessert after breakfast, lunch and dinner IF you choose to
Just be present in the moment 🙂
Here are 8 more things you should make an effort to give out as often as you can this holiday season:
A Thank You
Unfortunately, holidays only happen over a few specific days of the year.
Then it’s back to the grind we call life and the behaviors we had before all the gifts and cheer.
Treat every day like a holiday and continue to give these gifts freely
Although the gifts above don’t cost any money, they do require initial effort to become habit.
Use the holidays to give a hug, and a thank you.
Never ignore someone who cares for you, because one day you’ll realise you lost a diamond when you were busy collecting stones
THE MIDAS TOUCH
We all know the story of the greedy king named Midas. He had a lot of gold and the more he had the more he wanted. He stored all the gold in his vaults and used to spend time every day counting it
One day while he was counting a stranger came from nowhere and said he would grant him a wish. The king was delighted and said, “I would like everything I touch to turn to gold.” The stranger asked the king, Are you sure?” The king replied, “Yes.” So the stranger said, “Starting tomorrow morning with the sun rays you will get the golden touch.” The king thought he must be dreaming, this couldn’t be true. But the next day when he woke up, he touched the bed, his clothes, and everything turned to gold. He looked out of the window and saw his daughter playing in the garden. He decided to give her a surprise and thought she would be happy. But before he went to the garden he decided to read a book. The moment he touched it, it turned into gold and he couldn’t read it. Then he sat to have breakfast and the moment he touched the fruit and the glass of water, they turned to gold. He was getting hungry and he said to himself, “I can’t eat and drink gold.” Just about that time his daughter came running and he hugged her and she turned into a gold statue. There were no more smiles left.
The king bowed his head and started crying. The stranger who gave the wish came again and asked the king if he was happy with his golden touch. The king said he was the most miserable man. The stranger asked, “What would you rather have, your food and loving daughter or lumps of gold and her golden statue?” The king cried and asked for forgiveness. He said, “I will give up all my gold. Please give me my daughter back because without her I have lost everything worth having.” The stranger said to the king, “You have become wiser than before” and he reversed the spell. He got his daughter back in his arms and the king learned a lesson that he never forget for the rest of his life.
What is the moral of the story?
1. Distorted values lead to tragedy.
2. Sometimes getting what you want may be a bigger tragedy than not getting what you want.
3. Unlike the game of soccer where players can be substituted, the game of life allows no substitutions or replays. We may not get a second chance to reverse our tragedies, as the king did.