Sometimes I ask myself what I can do today that I haven’t done for a long while. What can I add to my life, right here and right now? What can I decide to do to make my life a little brighter, or my self a little happier?
There are lots of things that I can do. I can dance. I can sing, listen to music, watch a great movie, or read a great book. I can read an uplifting article, I can visit a museum, I can walk through a store that I like, I can visit a friend that I like to visit. I can exercise, I can run, I can drink a glass of cold milk and have a couple cookies with it.
I can write a card to a friend, or I can have a bowl of ice cream. I can put on a favorite episode of a favorite show, or I can sit quietly and enjoy the silence. I can visit an uplifting website, I can take a nice long walk, I can take a nice short walk, I can clean a little, I can sit outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.
I can focus on a lovely memory of a special person or special people in my life. I can read an uplifting self-help book, I can take a nice hot bubble bath, or I can pray quietly and peacefully for as long as I wish. I can call someone I haven’t talked to for a while, I can go for a bike ride, I can go for a drive in the country, I can take a nap. I can read some inspiring quotations, I can write down my goals and aspirations for life, or I can write down all that I appreciate in life and about life.
There are many things that I can do to pick myself up, to make my day brighter, to get more out of the present moment. All it takes is a decision to do something for myself, and once I make that decision, I just need to do it. Life gives me many opportunities, and I guess it’s a bit of a shame that I take advantage of so few of them. It’s all up to me whether I do so or not!