Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Inspirational Thoughts

Take time to serve others.
I have always found happiness, and a sense of well-being, from volunteer service to others. For every hour that I have spent helping others, I have received back two fold.

Take time for reflection.
When I take time for meditation and prayer each day, I find that, the peace and calmness I receive, continues throughout the day. I am, by nature, a busy type of person, rushing from one project to another. Meditation, or quiet time, does not come easily for me. I am still a work in progress, but I strongly believe in it.

Take time to realize your dreams.
I have always wanted to be a writer, but throughout most of my adult life, I have never felt I had enough time to sit at my desk and write. There was always something else I needed to do. Now, in my senior years, I finally feel free to take the time to write. I now write almost every day. Three days a week I write posts for this blog I share with Jan, and two days I spend writing for my blog, Ageless at 80. I am also co-writing a book with Jan. I have never been happier. I wish I had spent at least some time each day following my dream to be a writer.

Take time to spend with a child.
For the last seven years, I have read to and mentored children. This has been a priceless gift to me. I have found that there is nothing more satisfying and helpful as talking to, or observing, children.

Take time to laugh with good friends.
Laughter and friends have always been a part of my life. I read that laughing and having social contacts will help to extend your life. I don’t know for sure if that will extend my life, but I do know that, as an octogenarian, I’m having a lot of fun.

By Lois Jamieson

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