“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 we feel that We cannot fully reciprocate or convey gratitude properly, when were given something big(see here!)or a priceless act of kindness. I’ve not only received loads of physical help, but also the gift of a nice meal out, gifts of someone’s time, and help from kind strangers. Among these have been the gifts that are priceless and bear no feasible value. It’s when someone gives a part of their life in order to make yours better, that requires an acknowledgement that it seems we cannot
match. Is a thank 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 reason this is sufficient is because when someone pours themselves into you, pour all that you can of yourself back into your 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 give of their time and money when I was in an ICU to witness me die, but to see 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 way I can thank them is to live well. The life that they put into me deserves to be given a return. This return on investment can be achieved if I put 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 learned you never know when those days could end.
work on your dreams!
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 is desirable)because We operate best when were dreaming. I have always been a dreamer and a schemer, which normally gave way to accomplishments in reality. I had 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 thought lives. Our thought life is just as important as our physical health, because our thoughts determine our realities. Often my dreams have given way to real life successes. For anyone to mentally limit themselves or not be told about our limitless possibilities is a scary thing. It wasn’t until I spoke to a longtime friend 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 time has passed I’ve learned how powerful your thoughts are in relation to your reality. If a nagging little voice tells you that you can’t, it’s best to reply “I CAN.” Because more then likely that’s the truth. Once I made it a conscious effort to negate these limiting thoughts, a door opened where I once found it to be closed. At that point I did 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 raising money 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 caution to the wind, once you accomplish said “impossible,” feat you’ll realize just how fun it 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.
Cheers& no fears!