Friday, July 29, 2011

24-B What are you waiting for?

The upcoming weeks topic is New Beginnings!  Join me tomorrow to read more!

We are all truly lucky to be here each moment we have.  I know sometimes the challenges in life my make this hard to see, but if we truly think about the alternative, our challenges may not seem so overwhelming.  By losing a friend who had so much life ahead of him, it made me step back and take a moment to appreciate the fact that I got to wake up today and see and hug my kids and husband.  I got to see the flowers blooming and the butterflies flying around.  I got to go outside in the sweltering heat in NC;)  The list really could go on and on.  I can only hope to have that same luck tomorrow!  

There are truly blessings in all of the small things.  There are amazing things all around us if we open ourselves up to noticing them.  Wonderful things are going on everywhere and sometimes we are too caught up in our own lives to notice.

I know some of you may have things going on in your life that are horrible and extremely hard to handle and I don't want to minimize this.  I know life can sometimes seem unfair and you can't understand why something may be happening.  If this is happening for you, I hope there is something in your life that makes you feel "lucky".  If it is seeing a flower bloom or getting a smile from a stranger or having a friend that offers support, find something to be grateful for even if it is something small.   

Either journal about these questions or spend a few moments thinking through the answers.
- What do you feel blessed about in your life?
- What is something amazing happening in your life right now?
- How can you feel more of this in your life?
- How can you appreciate each day you are given and live life to its fullest?
- What would it take for you to feel "lucky"?
- What is holding you back in your life?
- What are you waiting for?

Notice and appreciate something, a situation or someone around you that you may not normally focus on.  Find something "lucky" happening in your life right now.  Skip the negative and find something positive to focus on even if it is just for a minute.  Next, find a way to make this happen for more than just a minute, find a way to make this happen each moment you are here!

Quote:  H.Jackson Brown Jr.- Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.
Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

Monday, July 25, 2011

24-A What are you Waiting For?

The topic this week has changed because something more fitting showed up for me this morning.  I have missed a few days on Facebook and checked this morning and found out a high school friend had passed away.  I was reading his obituary and watching the video clips on the news about his death and I noticed the huge impact his life had on so many people.  He was a hero and he lead an inspiring life and it seems like he lived his life by doing and not just saying.  We can only hope to make an impact the way he has. 

After last weeks topic about finding your purpose, I thought some motivation to truly living your purpose would follow up nicely.  We never know how much time we have here and reading about my friend made me think about my life and how I have so much I want to do.  But, what am I waiting for?  I can tell myself I will start my charity when I have more money or that I will be a better mother or wife when I have less stress and more time, but I don't really have to wait to do all of these things do I?  What am I waiting for?  What are you waiting for?

Decide what you want to accomplish in your life and start taking steps to do it.  Don't wait because you never know how much time you have.  Start making your impact today!

Either journal about these questions or spend some time thinking through each answer.
- Are you living your purpose?
- Are you living the life you were made for?
- Are you accomplishing the things you want in your life?
- What are you waiting for?
- What is holding you back from doing all of these things today?

What would your obituary say about you if you passed away today?  What would you want it to say if you live for another 50 years?  If it does not say what you want it to say, begin making changes in your life so you are working towards fulfilling your dreams.

Topic 23 Bonus Challenge:
Go out of your way to do something extra nice or helpful for someone today. It can be a friend, family or stranger, but challenge yourself to do something you may not normally do for someone else!

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye

Sunday, July 24, 2011

23-B Living a purpose driven life

Topic 24 will be What are you Waiting For.  Join me Monday to read more!

In talking about living a more purpose driven life, my point is for each of you to find what makes you happy and fulfilled and to help you begin to set goals around creating a life that includes this purpose.  I am not saying for you to change your job or your life right now unless that is what works best for you.  I hope you take some time to find what will truly make you happy and I hope you begin to incorporate your purpose into your life at the pace that is perfect for you. 

We have all seen and met people that are so happy and they have a glow about them.  I want each of you to find what gives you that glow and I want each of you to share that special thing about you with the world.  If we all find our purpose and come from the place where we are being true to that purpose, we create a positive environment for everyone around us.  By living our own purpose driven life, our behavior becomes contagious and others will follow our lead.  We not only get benefits by doing something we love, but the more we give and help others and share our true calling, the more fulfillment we get in our life.  Imagine what life would be like if we all found our true calling.

Either journal about these questions or spend some time thinking about your answers.
- What is your purpose?
- What do you have to offer others?
- What are you here for?
- Are you sharing this talent with others?
- If not, what is holding you back from living a purpose driven life?
- How can you incorporate your true purpose and calling into your life right now?

Set 2 goals that will help you begin to live a purpose driven life. What will help you follow your true calling?

Quote: Mitch Albom- The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Topic 23 Bonus Challenge:
Share your purpose with others. Once you find your purpose, find a way to share it and help others. 

Enjoy the journey!
Coach Gaye