We have just 3 months more before the year ends. There are many of us who would like to erase year 2020 from our diaries and lives because of the loss it has cost all of us - loss of normalcy, loss of freedom to travel, loss of financial gain, loss of business, loss of jobs, and the saddest of all, the loss of family and friends to the global pandemic. As I remember my father who left us in September, 2010 I want to take this time to remember all of you who have lost a loved one to life's circumstances, my heart and prayers of comfort goes out to you. This blog will be dedicated to each of them and perhaps the messages and blessings they would like to bestow on us all.
1) Live life fully. Don't mope and don't complain about everything. Adjust, cope or change, but be happy and contented. Happiness is a CHOICE.
2) Do the things you dream of doing (when this pandemic is over). Learn new things, be brave, be courageous, be open and be willing. Take up dancing, painting, go on a hot air balloon, go out and meet someone (if you are single), travel to places you want to go, etc
3)Take out those fine China wares / fine glasses; wear your best clothes and don't save them only for a special occasion. You are worth it.
4) Let go of that burden you are carrying - pride, anger, guilt, shame, etc. and live freely. Forgive and practice compassion on yourself and loved ones. To forgive means that you do not demand compensation for past wrongs - it opens the possibility of total reconciliation. To forgive does not mean condoning or excusing a wrong - it doesn't minimize or justify the wrong. However, it only means we need not carry that unforgiveness, anger, shame and guilt because your body will suffer for it.
5) Stay in touch with family and friends; don't work too hard. Make happy and lovely memories!
Tomorrow is not promised to us, make today last!
A blessing for September: May you experience miracles, opportunities and possibilities; may you receive blessings of joy, love and laughter; may healing and strength be yours; and may each day bring you only goodness, and each night with rest and peace.
I recognized that there is nothing better than to rejoice and to do well during life. Moreover, that all can eat and drink and enjoy the good of all their toil—this is a gift of God. (Ecc. 3:13)