Daily Reflections

DailyReflections_P30_bhIt seems that the older you get the faster the days go by. It amazes me the way the days quickly turn in weeks, weeks into months and months into years. Each one of these days are filled with whatever it is we choose to fill them with.

I find great importance in trying to look back at the day before me and reflect on those things that bring me joy. It is easy to look back and think about all of the gossip we heard, or who’s doing what with whom. In each part of our days there are also a few things that are so beautiful in a sense and when we find time to notice them they too become a part of us the same way all of the other events of the day. I may notice a beautiful flower, a glorious sunrise or just the incredible view of the distant mountain peak reaching far into the sky. When I notice these things I make a habit of actually stopping my monkey brain to actually think about it’s beauty, then go on with my day. It is my own private collection of glorious visions I have discovered during just this one single day and I love to sit back at the end of a busy day and recall them in my mind.

Each one of us know that there are so many positive things that surround us each day and unless we take the time to actually notice them there is a possibility that we will miss them.

It is same choices with words that we choose to save within the memory banks of our brains. Is it the negative feedback from an angry client that fills us, or is the encouraging words we hear from the people around us? Either way it is our choice to take notice and remember those words that lift us up and simply dismiss the words that attempt to break us down.

Just as beauty and encouraging words can lift us up it is important to remember that the same beauty resides within us and through the words we choose to speak we also have the choice to reflect that beauty through positive words we speak or spread the disease of the negative. We do the same through our body language. Just a bright smile or a thumbs up can make all of the difference in the world for someone who may be feeling down.

Time passes so quickly and when I look back I always like to believe that I am one who spreads joy through the words I speak and write. Thinking about this each day creates a type of mindfulness that will encourage us the next day to engage in those positive things, people and events. Are you noticing the beauty? Are you actually listening to the words of another? Are you taking notice of all of the joy in hearts who surround you? Or are those negative things you hear the same things that drive your soul?

When you sit down tonight what is it that you will be reflecting on about the day that has passed?
Blood Sugar-91, Weight-191.2
I have decided to take a day off of exercise today as I arose from bed a little later this morning. Where I used to get upset over missing a workout I find that it no longer bothers me. It is not a race, but just another day in a long line of many to come. I will however find a few ways of working my body today through a few pushups, or a 30 minute walk at lunchtime.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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7 Responses to Daily Reflections

  1. James says:

    Beats me. The day hasn’t finished yet. 😉

    Actually, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, my grandson (he turns 7 years old tomorrow) visits. My wife helps him with his homework (to give his folks a break), and then he has fun. He makes dessert with his aunt, my wife reads him books, we eat pizza together, and then I take him to the playground behind our house where we have “adventures”.

    I told him about the “Justice Society of America” (no, not the Justice League…they came later), a group of comic book heroes from the 1940s. He decided to be The Sandman and Dr. Fate, while I was Green Lantern (old school Alan Scott, not Hal Jordan or the later Lanterns) and Hourman.

    We defeat super villains and last night, we stopped the zombie apocalypse using a pair of nerf swords, that is until the sun went down and we had to go home.

    I’d rather reflect about times like those than what I did at work earlier in the day.

  2. New Journey says:

    poof the day was over….I didn’t do much to reflect on….but that’s all good, I am retired and enjoying life….I did have a deep reflection during the Grammy’s….when the Eagles did their tribute to Glen Fry I couldn’t get over how old they all looked…..then I took a good look in the mirror later that night…..I have aged….funny how I don’t think about that…ever….but my reflections on my age have brought reality crashing down around me….LOl yep that’s all I can do it laugh about it…..good post…thanks…kat

  3. Treasure says:

    Thank you for commenting on my post. I truly enjoyed every single word of this post. It really resignations with me because on a constant basis I tried to fill my mind with positive thoughts. I try to stop and think how do I feel and how do I let things affect me. This week I started a new job as a nanny it allows me to give my online class work more attention and allows me to sit and I can also look over the children that I watch in peace. I often smile because I’m thankful for my moments of calmness/gratitude. I love this job the most because I am not hustling and running around like a maniac…as I did before. The best part of my day was talking to my father. He has so much wisdom and he allows me to see things through his lenses . Thank you for sharing your positive energy.

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