INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
“There’s nothing as constant as change.”
Feel on edge? Not sure what to expect next? Nerves frayed? Feeling overwhelmed by today’s complex world situation? How is it that some people are calm, fearless, and content, while others are frightful, worried, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future?
In the 1950’s there were only three models of Chevrolet, about four dry cereals, two or three types of soap, etc. Mom went grocery shopping weekly. There were no shopping malls, computers, cell phones, portable CD players (or CD’s), 401(k)s, Internet, or co-ed dorms. Life was simple and calm – and revolved around the family. Technology didn’t dominate daily life.
Today, our choices have expanded exponentially. There are hundreds of vehicle models, 50 different cereals on the shelf, software for every occasion, hundreds of cable channels, and millions of pages on the World Wide Web. Think that might clog your thinking just a little? Want to get back to simplicity, peace, and security?
Try a few of the following suggestions. Begin limiting your choices. Spend less than you earn. Limit trips to the store. Spend the evening at home – with your family – with the TV OFF. Go directly home after work. Identify your principles – and live them. Count your blessings daily by entering them in a journal. Read. Treat yourself to a hot bath.
Think of your life as an extension cord with too many appliances plugged-in. Each vies for the limited energy you have available until a short-circuit or fire occurs. Start unplugging all those peripherals now, and you’ll notice your life-light begin to shine.