Every Sunday I go and visit an old lady up the road from me, just for an hour, her name is Bernadine and she is 87.
When I went last Sunday she was really down, upon my arrival her words were “I just want to die”, nice greeting I thought. And so we sat there for a good 20 minutes and I listened to how much she wanted to die, she really wanted to die on Sunday, it’s because she can’t do everything that she used to be able to do.
I asked her if she wanted a dance, that’s what we do most Sundays is have a little waltz around her living room, she loves dancing, it always puts a massive smile on her face. She declined my offer; if she didn’t want to dance I knew she was feeling pretty rubbish, she’s never not wanted to dance.
So I just listened some more as she then talked about how she was scared because she didn’t know what would happen to her when she does die, even though she really wanted to die, bless her she was just all round upset on Sunday. I said I’m sure you’ll be fine; you can hang out with your mates and your three husbands that unfortunately she lost over time when she was younger in life.
She was still upset, I said, “maybe you’ll come back as a cat”, she said, “I don’t really like cats”, I said, “The Queen, you’ll come back as the next Queen” Bernadine loves The Queen.
She looked up at me and said “wouldn’t that be lovely” then with a big smile on her face she said “Shall we have a little dance”, so we did, around her living room as we do, most Sundays.
“Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it”. Charles Swindoll
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If you’ve had something on your To Do List for one week or more, DELETE IT off your list, go on do it. You will feel a lot better about it not being there every morning when you look at it and it will save you the time of shifting it to the next day, then the next day, then the next day in your diary whilst also feeling rubbish that you still haven’t done it.
I mean, if it is that important to you, you would have done it already right?
So if this little note has made you think s^*$ I really do need to do that, think about why it is you’re putting it off. Then break the task down into small achievable goals with a date and a time to complete them, starting with the biggest and most challenging first.
If you need help, ask the right person, if you need more time, get up early tomorrow. Whatever works for you than commit to it and do it.
And just keep remembering how good you’re gonna feel when you’ve done it and it’s off your To Do List for good.
Happy spring cleaning!
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I haven’t got the time; the days go so quick, where does the time go. Sound familiar, well tomorrow you’ve got an extra day, yes a whole extra 24 hours to make the time.
It only comes once every four years and remember, time can never be taken back so do use it wisely.
Take that first step to trigger that change in your life that you’ve been talking about, for what seems like forever.
Happy leap year
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