Slow Your Roll

Sometimes you just might need to close your eyes at night and remember that you are not the one making the world go round…you might wish you were in charge because it would be easier to get your way and direct people to do what you want them to do or say the words you want to hear. Slow your roll and surrender. Taming the world is not your job.

Many people believe in God or a Power that is greater than their own human self. Some people don’t believe in anything and go through life struggling to adjust the world to their own desires. If you are one of these self-serving individuals, I have no answer for you, but if you believe in Something Greater, even a little, then there is hope for you.

I believe I am here to do my job. I think doing something like those 10 Commandments in some form or the other is a guide. Be nice, play fair and be thankful…accept Life with as much of a smile as I can muster, teach my children to do the same until they leave home and face this world as they see it, pray always with a grateful heart and know that He will make all things right when I surrender to His will. No where does it mean that I have to manage other people because that is not my job. I don’t have to pray that someone gets well because God has the person’s best interest planned. I do have to thank Him for being in charge of the situation and accept what He decides.

When you close your eyes at night, maybe slow your roll and ask your Someone special to take over.

Start A New Year and a New You!

Some of us never take enough time for ourselves while others of us think the world revolves around us! Regardless of which kind of person you are, here is a wake-up call to find the beauty in surviving as a real human being. I have opinions about the celebs who are caught up in themselves, self destructing with over indulgence in substances and extreme lifestyles. I also have my opinions about those who suffer their way through everyday never taking time to be grateful. They are caught up in self, but only as a martyr.

Life is a treasured journey for those who find the time to be good to themselves and help those around them. Taking care to look your best each day means simple beauty tips and not elaborate grooming that keeps others waiting at the door of the bathroom.

Is there an elderly neighbor that you can help? Do your parents need some task done that is beyond their abilities? Finding time for others will make you beautiful, keep you out of trouble and help you to maintain serenity and peace.

We say that getting out of ourselves leads to happiness…getting into ourselves to be of service means living a beautiful life! What can I do today to help someone? Oh, and by the way, I don’t have to broadcast my good deed to the whole world! The new you will reap many rewards for a year well-lived.