ENCOURAGEMENT for TODAY
December 18, 2022
Terri and I are committed to live with a renewed purpose, and we want to inspire and encourage others. We are committed to a new way of life. Are there results you ask? Yes, but this is not about weight loss alone, because we hope to connect/re-connect with new/old friends/family and rekindle community in our lives. We hope to mend old relationships that have been left untended. We hope to become people of joy and grace.
Why? Because life is short and we all have the power to start again. This is not a fleeting New Year's resolution, but a renewed path to become the best gift we can give at Christmas and all year long. We will fill our tank of grace and joy with that which will becomes us. From this source of joy and peace we hope to clarify our lives purpose. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Ghandi
Are you struggling? Seek your purpose and be open to others who can help you find it, people who believe in you and will encourage you. Then, give those unique gifts away, because they come from God for that reason. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” Dr. Seuss
Do you feel overwhelmed? Circumstances do not have the power to define your joy, but only your thoughts and attitude can set the pace of joy. "Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day." Jesus Christ
Are you negative? There is so much negativity in our nation today, but what if we all try and see the positive in all situations by becoming aware of the good in every thing. Trust God and know the Loving Creator has hope and a future in store for us. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11, NIV
This day, is the first day of the rest of your life. Live it well.