Daily life can be so chaotic that we are too focused on what is ahead and the imaginary blinders are on. It isn't anything that we have done wrong, as society has conditioned us to play this role.The meetings, work, errands, the children(s) activities, different engagements and every day responsibilities all play a major factor in this! Many people are starting to feel unbalanced in the sense they feel out of sorts, not making heads or tails.
How often do you stop and take a good look at the many blessings within your lifetime? What about the blessings in your daily life? Did you know that one day of blessings can be equivalent to that within a lifetime? Each day we have many blessings bestowed upon us and they appear in the most subtle ways sometimes. They can be so subtle that we tend to overlook them, or forget to give thanks at the end of our day.
When I speak of these daily blessings that are equivalent to a lifetime, it's waking up in the morning to a new day. The laughter of a child and the random smile from a stranger. The butterfly that gracefully flutters by you, landing with ease on a leaf, or flower. The beauty of the sunrise and sunset, painting us a lasting memory. The time we spend with our loved ones and the moments we are given to say we care. That gentle breeze on a hot day or the raindrop that helps keep everything so colorful and vibrant! Even the events in our life that are now a life lesson can be turned into a blessing. The things we all take for granted with the simplest joy or pleasure.
A daily routine that has become a permanent part of my life is taking 5 minute breaks, throughout the day. These little breaks are a time of reflection for me, where I remember my blessings and then I give thanks for them. It gives me a higher appreciation and makes me more humble with the world around me. There is no waiting until the end of the day to risk the possibility to forget one of them.
Here is a 5 minute Challenge I am offering each of you! Take one day and the minute you wake up, write on a notepad or piece of paper... "1. It's a new day!" Carry that paper and pen with you throughout your day. Take 5 minutes throughout your day to reflect and write down each of the blessings since the previous. At the end of the day, look at the paper and take notice of how large the list is! Believe it or not, that list grows daily!
Wishing you a day full of a "Lifetime of Blessings"!
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