It's those sweet moments in life that strengthen us to keep on keeping on! Not every moment is "sweet" and the sour moments can create negativity and a "puckery" attitude. Then we get that sweet taste again. These moments remind us of the good that still surrounds us in our lives. These moments remind us there is something greater than the sour flavors of life.
Where do these "Sweet Moments" come from? A trip to Swenson's at Aeon Mall in Hanoi?? Well...that is one type of "Sweet Moment"...hahaha! And that is not all there is to it! We can find these "Sweet Moments" outside of getting that ice cream fix.
I first discovered this idea when I was in the States facilitating grief support groups.The idea that good still surrounds us even in the grief of losing someone began to resonate in me as I worked with these individuals experiencing grief. It's not denying the loss, the grief, or the adjustment. It is learning to look up and see: The sun is still shining.The birds are still singing. People are still in my life. Purpose still pulsates through my veins. Good still surrounds me, and this turns into a strength that helps me RISE and STAND. Standing in a new day-a new season of life. The sun is still shining and the road is waiting for me to travel on.
In this blog I would like to highlight 4 points I use to find these "Sweet Moments" of life. Click on READ MORE to discover these points.
Finding The Sweet Moments:
1. I remember that the work I am doing is a beautiful work that has a far reaching purpose. It may not always look or feel beautiful or profitable.That's when I rehearse what I know is true, and I remember what I am promised. I am not living this life for me. This life is not about me. And I know I will be rewarded. That is promised me.
2. I remember BUSY does not equal Identity or Purpose. Often BUSY robs me of Identity and Purpose. I need times of stillness and quiet to find my FOCUS. FOCUS is what I need to pursue and not BUSY. It is from this place of FOCUS that I find my true Identity and my true Purpose.
3. I remember to take good care of me. I only have one body and one soul and one spirit. I need to be a good steward of what I have been given. To drive myself and wear myself down is not wisdom. What is wisdom? To rest well. To eat well. To be physically active. To control stress. To enjoy relationships. To have fun. To laugh. To invest money and time in activities that help me accomplish these things is wisdom. Relationships are key to this third point. We need each other! Make room for this in your life!
4. I remember to not compare myself with others. I can't be them and they can't be me. And the world needs me just like the world needs them. I focus on finding satisfaction in my life and my purpose. I celebrate ME. I celebrate the gifts or abilities that I have to give to others. Appreciation is key in this area. Appreciation for others. Appreciation for myself. Appreciation for the diversity in the creation of each of us. Appreciation for life and the story of life that is uniquely woven through each of us.
Find Your Sweet Moments and Enjoy Life!
Cindy writes about her adventures, observations, and other nuggets from living in another nation. She and John live in SE Asia. She will also share nuggets from her 58 plus years of life.