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Friday, May 7, 2010

Are you only existing? Live Your Life Now

When I get some money! When I move! When I get a better job! When I... the list can go on forever.  So many people refuse to live their life now.  They are waiting for some spectacular moment that is suppose to give them momentum to live.  The momentum to live is when you feel the breathe of fresh air go in and out your body.  Take a deep breathe right now.  Go ahead..stop reading and close your eyes for a moment and breathe deeply through your nostrils.  Slowly release the breathe you took in.  Go Ahead Give it a try.

This activity restores and refreshes your body.  That simple moment in time is refreshing and rejuvenating.  And guess what it is free!! You were blessed to arise this morning from your slumber.  And if you are reading this you are at least existing.  There is so much more to life than just existing.  You must begin to live in your existence.  I don't know if you will admit it or not; but there has been times in my life when life was passing me by.  You still may be in that negative zone or you may be like me and allowed the light bulb to turn on.  There is so much more to be done and we only have one life to live.  I once saw a quote that stated, "You only have one life to live, but if you do it right that is all you need."  I thought that was a very powerful quote.  I've heard many people say if I only had more time in a day or if there were two of me I could do more.  That is not true and you know it.  If there were two of you; there possibly would be an additional unproductive person in this world.  I for one know we don't have time for anymore unproductive folk. 

So, how can you fulfill this day and be a blessing to someone else?  I am certain we didn't get another opportunity at life just to sit around and do nothing.  Nope, we are suppose to live each day to the fullest. You may not have all the money that you wish, that home, or that job.  But you do have this opportunity this moment in time.  So what are you going to do with it. 

I encourage you to live your life now.  You must not wait for what you think as perfect timing.  There is no perfect time.  Just when you think you have it going on; something else goes wrong.  Hey it is just life.  I would like to share with you some tips and encouragement on how you can start living your life now!

1.  Acknowledge your Existence:  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

2.  Forgive yourself of the past...The would of should of...:  We get so bogged down in the past that many of us can't move to the future because of our past choices.  I believe that our past is our text book to our future.  The lessons are our chapters that develop us into the the people we are suppose to become.  The lessons from the past are not to burden us but to encourage us to progress.  I have had many setbacks and should have or could have sessions myself.  These sessions only set us back in time and makes us less productive individuals.  So I encourage you to take the past as it it! I know it sounds simple but Let It Go!

3. Just do it!  Like Nike has advertised for years.  Just do it!  It may not be perfect but you will not be a failure because you tried.  That is all that is required the majority of times.  I know this all too well.  I am still learning this concept myself.  But I believe that I have learned a lot from taking opportunities regardless of what the outcome may be.  I decided that somebody is going to have to do it; so why not me. 
4.  Start Small!  Don't take on too much too fast.  The outcome of that is NOTHING!! The reality is that you will become overwhelm, exhausted and discouraged.  So if you want to become a dancer like Michael Jackson.  It may require you to take some courses or watch his moves by video.  Don't try to go on Broadway without taking the correct steps to reach your goals. 

5.  Dedicate yourself to service!  Doing something else to serve someone else.  This helped me out a lot.  I remember one Christmas I didn't have a job.  Instead of worrying and pitying over myself circumstance I volunteered the entire Christmas season at United Way.  This allowed me the opportunity to meet persons less fortunate than myself.  I also learned a lot about myself throughout the process of helping someone else. 

6.  Prayer & Praise are the most important.  Throughout life there will be windfalls and fires.  God may not remove you from them all but he will get in with you and remove the flame.  It will require you to go through.  When you live your life now you can be a testimony to someone else.

These are a brief life changing steps that have helped me along the way.  Share them with someone else.  Stay tuned for more from Sista Saver.  Together we can save money, time and lives.

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