Start your week with seeing the good in your day.
Find some good in every day.
Celebrate the little things. Another day of sharing memories. Another day of showing care and love for those in his circle — including those long gone and those still here.
To begin, you must take the first step.
You can often find a way around the “hurdles” of the day without realizing it. A change in what has been the routine may shift the dynamics of the day — and still have an outcome that keep things on an even keel. Add a phone call with a friend or loved one, an extra walk outside, ask for help with other tasks they may not have participated in for a while. If weather permits just sit outside for a while and listen to the sounds of nature or share a story or two. Suggest ideas for activities they might enjoy… a suggestion may open the door to opportunities that haven’t been explored before and your discussion may answer why some of the activities are of no interest.
THEN,……Spread the word!
Sometimes, it just has to become their idea — may not be in the time frame you hoped, but once they have “ownership” it’s generally full speed ahead.
Create a little bit of heaven in your world today.
Meet them where they are….
Celebrate the joy your discover through the day. Relish the moments.
Sometimes, it’s the littlest of things that bring the greatest joy. Watching the birds and discovering that a pair of jays are now visiting the feeder. Or a new species is visiting the feeder for the first time and you need to look in the book to see what kind it is. Sometimes, it’s sneaking a piece of a fresh peach and relishing the juiciness and flavor and watching the smile broaden on the face. It’s checking each of the containers for new blooms or whether the lettuce can be cut again. Seeing plants grow and change from day to day. Grateful for all the smiles, the conversations and pure joy in the moments yesterday.
Be sure to look at yourself in the mirror today and say, “I love you.”
Be a seeker of the best there is.
He loved helping with the canning yesterday. He filled a full canner’s worth of bottles. He was still talking about it just before bedtime. He wants to help with the process again tomorrow. Now to find some other things for him to do since canning season will be a short one this year.
Gratitude changes you from the inside out. It’s a heart thing.