Make Change a Real Part of Your Life – Start Today

Yes, I Am Talking to YOU

We have all heard it said that today is the first   day of the rest of your life. In our minds we acknowledge the truth of the statement and then just go on about our day. Lets be honest here, most of us are long overdue for some changes.

Maybe today is the day to actually take that to heart, and begin to make the changes. Most of us might agree that it sounds great, but don’t have the slightest idea how to start making changes that will start the process. It really is not hard once you set your mind to succeed.

Maybe I can help. Here are just a couple of suggestions that will make it easier to take the first step. I recommend that you keep in mind that just like losing weight, this process takes time and effort. I know now that consistency is the key to winning so stay in the game.

  • Turn off the TV. Trust me, it is easier than you think. Simply push the button. Once done, you will be amazed how much extra time you have in your day. Just think, now you actually will have time to help others.
  • Books will Rock Your World! Libraries are free, you can usually save time by putting books you want on hold, they find them and put them aside just for you. (Good use of your tax dollars)
  • Podcasts and Audio Books can help you absorb books and work those mundane household tasks at the same time! Those modern inventions enable you to take multi-tasking to the extreme.

I promise that if you actually decide to give it the old college try, you will love the results. I never knew learning could be so much fun, and just think of the great example you will be setting for your family. How about a big High Five!

Can Just One Mom Really Make A Difference?

Just one mom.

Yesterday we remembered the men and women who fought for our freedom and paid the ultimate price. We should all stop and say a prayer for them and pay tribute to them and their families. In pondering what the day commemorates, one has to wonder if senseless violence will ever end. How many mothers have shed rivers of tears for their lost sons and daughters? I think it is safe to say that all mothers would love to find a way to end the violence, and have their families live peacefully.

If you are anything like me, you would love to do something that would make a difference and help make the world a more peaceful place for everyone. I have felt that way for many years, yet I am guilty of sitting here just wondering what I could do, all the while not really doing much. We are all busy, and it is so easy to rationalize that we simply don’t have the power to change anything anyway.

I have prayed a lot about this lately, and I now know that sitting here and rationalizing certainly will not help anyone. I have contemplated what role moms play in this world, and for some of us, we don’t really feel empowered to do much of anything. I want to suggest that we rethink that position.

Here is a radical thought

I believe that moms do yield a tremendous power in more than one way. Think about it, how many things do you do in a day that has an impact?

  • Who is the first and best teacher our children will ever have?
  • Who has influence and control of our children’ s time?
  • Who could include a charitable activity in the family schedule?
  • Who does the shopping?
  • Who can lead by example?

We can all do one little thing that will benefit someone else. Will that change the world? Probably not, but it may make another person’s life just a little better.  Consider this, if every mom would do one little thing, collectively our impact COULD change the world as we all lead by example. Think about it.