“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.”
We have a problem with matching our thanks to the level of the gift given. Oftentimes wefeel that We cannot fully reciprocate or conveygratitude properly, when were given somethingbig(see here!)or a pricelessact of kindness.I’ve not only receivedloads of physical help, but alsothe gift of a nice meal out, gifts of someone’s time, and help from kind strangers.Among thesehave been the gifts that are priceless and bear nofeasible value. It’s when someone gives a part of their life in order to make yours better, that requires anacknowledgementthatit seems we cannot
match. Is athank you card sufficient? A hug, a gift card, a favor, a nice dinner perhaps? No, none of these will do, because the best thank you is to live fully and well. The reasonthis is sufficient is because when someone pours themselves into you, pour all that you can of yourself back intoyour life. People help in these priceless ways because they sincerely want to see you triumph in life. My friends, family, and some strangers didn’t giveof their time and money when I was in an ICU to witness me die, but tosee me survive and thrive.Of course, when someone gives from their heart they don’t expect or even want something in return. However, the best and only wayI can thank them is to live well. The life that they put into me deserves to begiven a return. This return on investment can be achieved if Iput my spirit into achieving my dreams and living the life they want to see me have. Because of what they’ve given me, I will not quit, give up, or waste any of thier priceless gifts. Therefore, thank those that have given to you by living well and enjoying each day you have, because as I learnedyou never know when those days could end.
Do your circumstances limit you? Not only can your circumstances limit you physically, but sometimes also mentally. I had a worrisome thought recently that perhaps my circumstances had begun to limit me mentally.(free your mind here!)This I think is worse then being limited physically(although neither isdesirable)because We operate best when were dreaming. I have always been a dreamer and a schemer, which normally gave way to accomplishments in reality. Ihad a moment of the “f word,”(fear)when I thought for a moment(i.e a day) that because my circumstances had limited me my thoughts were also becoming limited. I have seen perfectly capable people limit themselves solely in their thoughtlives. Our thought life is just as important as ourphysical health, because our thoughtsdetermine our realities. Often my dreams have given way to real life successes. For anyone to mentally limit themselves or not be toldabout our limitless possibilitiesis a scary thing.It wasn’t until I spoke to a longtimefriend that my fears were quelled. She pointed out that I haven’t let my circumstances limit me. I felt quite limited and hopeless because of my circumstances at times. However, as timehas passed I’velearned how powerful your thoughts are in relation to your reality. Ifa nagging little voice tells you that you can’t, it’s best toreply“ICAN.” Because more thenlikely that’s the truth. Once I madeita consciouseffort to negate these limiting thoughts, a door opened where I once found it to be closed. At that point Idid what I could do,to accomplish what I wanted. Even if it seemed small or insigificant. This has resulted in signing up for a 5k(when I can’t totally run) and raisingmoney online to accomplish a daydream. Neither of these things were presented to me as possible. In fact they were deemed to be impossible. If your not the rebellious type just once do something just because people(and sometimes yourself)tell you that you can’t. Without throwing all cautionto the wind, once you accomplish said “impossible,” feat you’llrealize just how funit is. If you like having fun(I’m guessing you do) this may send you headlong into doing all sorts of things your not supposed to be doing. In time, after you’ve gone against this little voice and the naysayers you may just find your life has changed.