By Connie Hertz
I came from a memorial service today of a woman who was 5 years younger than me. I didn’t know her, but I know her daughter, who is younger than my kids, and wanted to give support to her.
As I talked with people who did know her, family and her co-workers, I heard many wonderful stories about who this woman was and how there is a hole left in their lives and workplace. She had been sick for many years with very serious problems and surgeries.
I asked her co-workers, what was something she gave to them and left behind for them in their lives. The answers were similar. She didn’t complain, even though she was very sick. She came into work they said, even close to the end of her life here on earth. She had an amazing attitude and mindset. Her sense of humor was present a lot. She was a great role model how to live life even through hard times.
It got me thinking about counting our blessings. None of us have any guarantees for how long we will be here on earth.
I wanted to urge all of you to mend any relationships with anyone in your life, that are not loving and appreciative. If the person is not willing to have a kind, respectful relationship with you, then make it right inside of you. Send love and blessings to that person, and continued prayers and hope, that one day you will have a good relationship.
Life is simply too short. There’s line in a song that goes through my mind often, written and sung by Jewel, “In The End, Only Kindness Matters”.
I do count my blessings most of my present moments. Finding that appreciation is such an important key to living a life you love. I call it Living In The Glow.
Glow is an acronym. G-Grow L- Love O- Open and take Ownership W- Willing. You will be seeing more and more from me as I’m expanding my coaching programs that will include ways for you to live in your Glow. To live a life you truly love, more of your moments than not. Counting your blessings is appreciation/gratitude. Appreciation is a door way to living in joy, love and bliss.
In this photo above, are my parents on their 60th anniversary in 2011. I am so grateful to have parents like them and to have them be as healthy as they are, at 85 and 83.
Your action step for this week? Count your blessings consciously every day. Write to me to tell me how its going and anything else you want to report in about!
With appreciation and blessings,