Sharon J. Cole
Life Travels Right Along…
…and Some Graduating to Higher Ground…
Changes Happen. Sometimes many changes happen at once.
Life feels stressful when so many things are different…
How do we handle that?
How Should we handle it?
There’s probably no set way to handle our lives…other than just be as positive as we can—thinking of good things, looking for the good in what feels strange, and different, and sometimes feels very hard and negative, or upsetting.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the fun in a Monday morning…
…a rainstorm when you planned something outdoors…
…hard to see the calm in a snake climbing the side of the house…
…the comfort in the passing-over of someone we love from this earth…
…hard to feel the “knowing that everything’s gonna be ok” as that graduate prepares to actually leave the nest…
…it’s also not that great of a feeling when you burn dinner…but burning dinner might feel better if you fix a makeshift meal and enjoy the relaxation or even make some fun out of it, instead of taking on the upset of it.
One thing we know for sure; our life’s not going to stay as it is.
And Truly, sometimes it’s really hard to trust that good is coming to us right around the corner. And sometimes the “Good” we know as “normal” may have to take on a new meaning—maybe with us just reaching deep within for some good that we can’t see directly in front of us. Sometimes it may take asking for some divine help, then trusting that we will receive some help.
Sometimes it may actually be changing our ideas of all the “normal” “good” of what we’re used to, and instead to look for a different good with the new adjustments to our lives.
Sometimes it may be just appreciating where we are and how our life is…in its new form.
A breakup with someone special may surely not be what’s wanted—but it may be the best for the future of everyone.
A divorce doesn’t feel good. Sometimes it is necessary; sometimes good comes afterward. Maybe not something you would have chosen in your list of things you wanted in your life—but something that can result in improved lives in spite of everything.
A child graduating and moving out of the nest—usually not what a parent “waits for”—but it’s sometimes necessary for the student’s life to go forward, and be productive—which is what the parents’ goal probably was the whole time they are raising the child.
The snake climbing the exterior of the house is definitely not what you’d want…however it may give you a nudge to make sure all the cracks or any holes are filled so you know it can’t get into the inside of the house—which ends up being a good thing.
An illness is never what we would choose; but it is usually our body trying to get our attention, to make some changes in our lifestyle so we can have a more healthy more peaceful, and more enjoyable life.
It may actually cause us to examine our health overall, and to think what possible changes could mean for our future health, our energy and for our actual enjoyment of life.
Most people don’t believe that good health can actually help us to enjoy our life, help us to have peace in our lives, to have energy, and feel more positive about our lives and what’s happening around us. It helps us feel more positive about ourselves… Oh, and it also helps us to look better.
If you’re interested in helping yourself have better health or overcome an illness, there are a few things you can work on that could possibly help you.
1. Eat more real food; do not eat junk food at all. Our bodies were not made to digest the chemicals that are in junk food and food from crops that have been sprayed with poison.
2. Get restful and uninterrupted sleep for at least 7 hours per night; the organs in our bodies can not rest and revive, and heal and repair for the next day’s activities, without proper rest. Lack of good rest promotes illnesses, and discourages healing.
3. Reduce the stress that you have control over—which is pretty much all of it. Most visits to the doctor have their origin in stressful living. There are lots of ways to deal with it, and to alleviate it to have a more peaceful life.
4. Get some movement into your life Every Day. Our bodies were made to move—not be still all day; Regular daily movement lubricates our joints, puts oxygen into our bloodstream, increases our muscle strength, burns calories, helps us feel younger and more energetic, and reduces stress better than drugs.
Life travels right along—as life happens it’s up to us to choose the very best path we can to go forward. Sometimes it’s very hard—we just don’t know which way to go. But if you remember to ask for divine guidance, then just make your best decision based on whatever knowledge you have, and based on the feelings in your heart, that’s the best we can do. And through making decisions in this way, we can gain wisdom. And wisdom is the most valuable thing we can have on our side.
Sometimes as we get “older”, “age” may not feel like it fits us. But again, with age comes wisdom if we live our lives the very best we can.
These past couple of weeks we’ve had Mother’s Day, Graduations, families getting together; some sad funerals, and I’ve studied on good and not so good changes that come along in our lives.
I’ve come to believe, regardless of how changes in our lives make us feel, these things are normal changes that push us along from one season of our lives to the next.
If we can Love God, Love and Care for people so we can grow, and help others to grow…if we make good thoughts and thankfulness be our “norm”, our lives can be blessed, and others’ lives will be blessed as we are pliable and able to be used to help good to come from changes that don’t feel the greatest.
Love your Family;
Love your Life.
Let your Heavenly Father show you His Love, as you trust Him with your life.
And Be Open to Enjoy your Adventures that come, as you Travel Right Along.
Not at all.
But it’s the Best. For You.
And for those your own life touches…
Be Thankful for your Path, wherever it goes, even when you don’t understand it, and even when it doesn’t feel good.
Take good care of yourself… And
Trust Your Journey.
Until Next Time,
Good Health to You… And
Let’s Be Ready for the Next Season in our lives…
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