Living It, Breathing It, Being It

You may have noticed that each month I have posted a word as an affirmation. It has been an attribute one can develop that will help them live a full life. As I have posted, I have experienced.

This past month’s word has been patience.

During the month of August I have had the opportunity to practice patience. It has been stretched to limits I didn’t even know I had. Daily as I waited for things to happen, I was reminded of the character I was developing. It was not my intention to practice this. It has not been easy, but it has been fun.

I have not been waiting on a word from a doctor, or a job or some miraculous event.

It has just been everyday things. But there have been other attributes, like love.

and joy

In the beginning, I was not paying attention or making direct connections to what was happening around me and the words for each month. But as I experience more of them, it really makes me conscious of which words are chosen.

One of my favorites…

But the truth is I have loved all of them. They are a part of me and I guess my hope is that they will be a part of you too.

The One Thing We Need We Often Forget

We pack all of the things we need for a trip: clothes, shoes, accessories, tickets, gadgets and their chargers. We spend lots of money or find the greatest bargains on flights, hotels, and cruises. Yet many of the things we need to take, we do not.

I know that I am guilty of it.  Many times I take a trip to relax and do everything but relax.  And do I come back rejuvenated? No, I usually need a vacation from my vacation. I come home worn out because I have crammed so many things into the time period.

This journey has taught me that there are some things I need to include along the way.   I have learned that rest, balance, peace and patience help me rejuvenate.  Having these items make the journey less of a chore and more of an adventure.

I have learned not to treat a journey like a 50-yard dash, but more like a marathon. This means I need to bring things that will give me staying power.  The things I have shared with you this month are those things.  Remember to tuck them in your suitcase for your trip.