When you are crossing over one of life’s high places, and you feel your knees weaken beneath you, fix your eyes on the beauty all around you, and you will find breath to cross over to the other side.
This is one of many life lessons that I hold close to my heart and I mentioned in Part One of my life lessons series. These are the lessons I wish I knew when I was younger and the ones I want to hold on to as I step into my fabulous forties! It’s not an exhaustive list but it reveals the pebbles I have collected so far.
Choose to fall in love with today! Not yesterday nor tomorrow ! Today!
Do the “normal stuff” really well. Do it with excellence and grace. The floors you clean, the sorry’s and the thank you’s, the clean clothes no one notices anymore …. do it all with the excellence of a grateful heart.
Live out who you really are long before titles and accolades and long before you step into any role.
Your life can either look like a wall neatly lined with pretty rows of square boxes, or it can look like a garden climbing and growing against a wall. Boxes stay empty and they are hard to plant anywhere; gardens have plants that grow freely and imperfectly.
Leave a room better than you found it. Stay in the room to give life and not to drain it of it’s oxygen.
Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life. Prov 4:23. Be Enjoy the sunlight that truth brings, instead of nursing the cold that bitterness brings.
Start your day with a thankful heart, end it with the same. It will anchor you even when the weather outside is not what you expected.
Never hold the world or anyone ransom for your present! Just keep moving forward.
Worry is time waster and fear is a terrible liar! They are not your friends. They are really not your friends!
“Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and all your strength. Your entire being”! Deuteronomy 6:5