Monthly Archive July 2018

What is life all about?

Remind yourself on a daily basis.

Why: I just read a special story about a man who died and as he reached that point of passing on he met with his ‘angel’.  He realised his angel was holding a suitcase.

The man asks, ‘What is in the suitcase?’

The angel answers, ‘Everything that you had.’

So the man starts asking, ‘It’s my stuff and my money?’

The angel says ‘No, that was never yours.’

‘So it’s my memory?’

‘No, that pertains to time.’

‘So it’s my skills and knowledge?’

‘No, that was just the circumstance of your life.’

‘So it’s my family and friends?’

‘No, they just walked along beside you through life.’

‘What about my wife and kids?’

‘They belong to your heart.’

‘What about my body?’

‘That now has turned to dust.’

‘What about my soul?’

‘That belongs to God now.’

The man took the suitcase and opened it.  He didn’t find anything in it. The angel said to the man who was in shock, ‘That was your life and that was the way you wanted to live it.

I love this story because it tells us how we can look at our life in a different way. How often do we make apologies for ourselves and the things we do by saying that we can’t do this or that because we have something else that needs to be done instead.  What does is it mean to you if I say that you only have this one life. There is no other one. Does this make you think about whether you are truly living the life you would like to live?

How do you go about making changes in your life? Quite simply you need to take responsibility for yourself.

Look at your life as it is and see where you can do more of what you want to do and then go about making the changes to achieve that.

Appreciate the beauty around you. Explore new opportunities.

Is money, your work or a big house really that important to you after all?

Be a secret helper

When: once a month or any time you see the opportunity.

Why: Helping someone gives you a good feeling and helps the whole world. Any small kind deed helps the planet to go in a better direction. And if your help is performed anonymously it means so much more. First of all the person who has been helped doesn’t feel the need to do something in return. Then there’s a nice sense of mystery in the experience.  And you know you’re doing this from a true sense of honesty, because you don’t expect anything for it, even the THANK YOU word.

How: You can do a lot of stuff.  Just look around nearby where you live. You may have an older neighbour whose grass you can cut when they are away.

Leave some flour at the door for a woman neighbour.

Arrange for coffee to be delivered to your colleagues.

Provide dinner for someone who doesn’t have much money.

Give away some of your clothes.

I’m sure you will find something you can do from time to time.