Live Every Moment!

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Live Every Moment!

Life although it may be challenging at times is such an opportunity for enjoyment and blessing. Today I am impressed to write a blog just to meet the need of someone who might be wondering: “What are some of the tangible and inexpensive opportunities through which I can experience and enjoy life?”

Some of the quickest clues to enjoying life can be found simply by looking at babies and children between the ages of 1-5. As I was walking past a Pre-School last week I couldn’t help but notice how relaxed and happy the children were out in the open running and playing and yelling at their friends. They seemed not to have a care in the world as they ran full of energy up and down the playground. Some may say, “Well, they are kids. They have nothing to worry about and they don’t fully understand the intricacies of the world.” And yes, while that may be so, it is also true that we as humans today have a choice as to whether we are going to allow society and its demands to hamper our health and our happiness. Children between the ages of 1-5 do not have as much knowledge as older persons who have seen all the statistics and seen all the different diseases that result from worry and fear.

So “What are some of the tangible and inexpensive opportunities through which I can experience an enjoyable life?”

LOL:

Laughing out Loud energizes the body and mind. Spending time in fruitful, clean conversation inspires wholesome thought and a healthy relaxing environment.

Integrating:

Integrating an attitude of cheerfulness, thankfulness and helpfulness is key to enjoying life. Sometimes you will meet those who are having challenging miserable days and they may seem to want to envelope you with their miserableness and fretful disposition. However, this is the time to kick into overdrive, your determination to be cheerful, thankful and helpful.

Value:

To enjoy life Value must be placed on the things that really matter. To really enjoy life I must be choosy about what I consume through my five senses and ask myself – Is this activity valuable and is it really making me or allowing me to be a better person?

Emancipating:

To emancipate yourself from sad situations is one of the keys to enjoying life. So much is being put forward in the world today in the form of new theories and philosophies, however, shedding off philosophies that don’t make sense is one of the easiest ways to beginning to kick back and really enjoy life. Every philosophy is not necessarily true or worth as much as it is advertised to be. Therefore, it is important to block out those that just don’t make sense and be cautious with those that are suspect.

Exercising:

Recently, it dawned on me that I have so much choice when it comes to finding a sport or exercise maneuver I like. Whether I am a runner, tennis player, footballer or windsurfing enthusiast, so many A-Z lists of different sports and exercises can be found on the Internet. These provide even more options for pursuing new opportunities to experience high energy, power-packed fun.

Variety:

One of the richest experiences of life on earth is the variety that can be seen and experienced through nature. The ever-changing designs of clouds that occurs continuously, the huge variety of plant and animal life, and the tremendous depth of expression of feeling and emotion on the faces of living things are some of the treasures that can be accessed for free. Taking a walk down to a creek, lake or beach provides so many options and viewpoints. This week my fascination was with a great pile of shells about 2cm in length laden all along the seafront – they had different textures, colors, and shapes that reflected a small peak into God’s great jigsaw puzzle of pure architectural greatness!

Eating:

Eating is one of the happiest experiences that is available to mankind. Just look at toddlers devour ice cream, popcorn or fruits and you will see priceless expressions of joy on their faces and smiling cheeks of joy. The great thing about eating too is that you can enjoy food many foods in their natural state where most of the nutrients can be absorbed into your body in their raw state. Strawberries, raspberries, honey and lime are four of my all time favorites.

Resting:

So many feel guilty these days when they go to sleep – haunted by what they could be accomplishing to cope with our fast paced world. But, the truth is that sleep and true rest is an integral priceless part of our existence. Fun is intrinsically wrapped up in quality rest and sleep. It invigorates the senses and gives the body time to repair and tune itself up. From my vantage point, I see the vigor with which toddlers rebound after having their midday sleep. They wake up renewed and in no way show any remorse over getting their much needed sleep. As adults it is one of the many pleasures we have that we over look – and it costs nothing!

Yielding:

This particular power nugget called “yielding” can be better described as “Yielding the weight of the world.” We can all admit that in this life there are some situations that weigh us down and crush us in. However, there is a way around this, any weight in this world can be handed over to Jesus. Jesus invites us to hand over any and every thing you can’t carry that is weighing you down. He says in Matthew 11:28:30 NASB:

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Compliments “http://www.metrolyrics.com/he-will-carry-you-lyrics-gaither-vocal-band.html” I would like to share with you the words of this power tune: It says:

There is no problem too big
God cannot solve it
There is no mountain too tall
God cannot move it

There is no storm too dark
God cannot calm it
There is no sorrow too deep
He cannot soothe it

Oh, if He carries the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my brother that He will carry you
Oh, if He carries the weight of the world upon His shoulders
I know my sister that He will carry you

He said, “Come on to me all who are weary
And I will give you rest, rest, rest, rest”

Rest, rest, rest

There is no problem too big
God cannot solve it
There is no mountain too tall
He cannot move it

There is no storm too dark
God cannot calm it
There is no sorrow too deep
He cannot soothe it

Oh, if He carries the weight of the world upon His shoulders
Oh, I know my brother that He will carry you
Oh, if He carries the weight of the world upon His shoulders
Oh, I know my sister that He will carry you
I know my brother and I know my sister that Jesus will carry you

Music:

Listening to beautiful music and singing beautiful music uplifts, empowers and strengthens the body and soul. The latter part of James 5:13 says:”…Is any merry? let him sing psalms.” Singing melodies of praise to God for everyday blessings such as water, air, food and electricity enriches the heart. Special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries give us even more reason to praise and bless God’s name!

“Orangize”:

No its not a typo – I really want to talk about the ability to enjoy oranges. A glass of fresh, rich refreshing orange juice really does make life more enjoyable. The share intensity of a large glass of tangy orange juice brings out the best in your day – especially if you are in a hot climate. For those of you who love oranges feel free to experiment with it in your other food recipes too.

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Motivating:

Whether you are a teacher, mentor, student, parent, or grandparent. Once you are alive you have the opportunity to motivate someone for good. This ability to carve positivity into the lives of others is overlooked and underestimated. However, the person who is honestly seeking to find out some of the tangible and inexpensive opportunities through which he or she can experience an enjoyable life – will be happy to know that one of the least expensive ways to enjoy life is to empower others through positive speech and genuine encouragement. Toddlers and students between ages 5-15 have a very distinct inbuilt understanding of this. Their consciousness regarding the power of motivation can be seen in living color when they encourage and cheer their teammates on the playing field. This same ability to motivate and encourage boosts the person who is doing the motivation and gives them courage to overcome and defeat obstacles that they once thought were unconquerable.

Entertaining:

A rich reward can be found in reaching out to someone who is destitute, homeless, poor or afflicted by entertaining them with a gift of appreciation. It could be a hot plate of food, a box of pizza, a t-shirt, or even a thirst-quenching drink. I remember in winter how pleasing it was to have a warm cup of hot chocolate in the palm of my hands just holding it there and feeling the warmth reverberate through my fingers. So I can just imagine how these expressions of love, kindness and appreciation would go a long way to meet the needs of those who are presently being buffeted by the hardship of a failing economy worldwide. To entertain someone who is in need is not only enjoyable it gives life deep meaning especially when it is extended to those we don’t expect to be ever able to repay us. Entertaining also keeps us in touch with our own need for compassion and love.

Neatness:

Fun comes in so many packages. One of them is being neat and tidy. There is nothing more distressing like wanting to find something in a cluttered environment and not knowing where to begin to look. A neat environment empowers one to be productive. De-cluttering and allowing a lot of open space gives one more space to work and play. Neatness, tidiness and cleanliness all come together to massage our visual and our mental faculties. Even in nature we see a reflection of our Creator’s magnificence and attention to detail. One of these special expressions can be found in the structure, texture and design of vegetables. Vegetables also grow with a natural sturdiness that allow them to be resilient, pleasing to behold and crunchy as we bite them.

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Tweaking:

Every now and again our lives seem out of sync with what we really want to do or what we really want to enjoy. This happens when we begin to become conscious that tweaking is necessary. A tweak can be very tiny or it can mean a huge and drastic change. Whatever that “tweak” means for you, one thing I have proven is that tweaking helps to put things into perspective and revamps our psychological understanding of who we are and what we are about. I practice tweaking and I have come to enjoy it. Sometimes it may mean sitting down and having a meeting with yourself about yourself and setting down the goals and decisions that you think would help you to enjoy life more. I love to tweak during my worship time where I can get lots of input from God’s word about my life and recommendations from Him regarding any challenges I might be facing. Sometimes He will answer me the very next day about the issues I bring to Him or he might stay a little longer to resolve my concern. However, just like Samuel sometimes God has spoken to me before the issue or situation even begins to manifest itself. In the 1 Samuel 9:15 we see that God spoke to Samuel in advance of various situations – “Now the LORD had told Samuel, in his ear a day before Saul came saying.” My one on one time with Jesus is precious time and you can make this your practice too – just sit somewhere quiet and ask Him to speak to you. By praying and praising Jesus life becomes much more manageable and He has so many excellent teaching methods – we are certain to Live Every Moment!

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