Is there a quote that brings you comfort and calms you down when things seem weary?
For me that quote comes from the Bible – Jeremiah 29:11!
I learnt this verse in first form at boarding school and I’ve taken comfort in it ever since. Life hasn’t always been easy for me and I’ve had to overcome several challenges to get to where I am today, but every time I got caught up in asking God why me I’ve dug deep and leaned on Jeremiah 29:11 to pull myself out of the slump.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “
Today I want to encourage you to think about those words carefully! No matter what may be happening right now, God has plans to prosper you, and to give you hope.
Hope is one of the greatest things you can have as it gives you the ability to see possible good in future events, even if they are potentially negative. This ability gives you that extra push to get up in the mornings and go face the world. Think about it… If you have hope, you have everything you need to keep dreaming.
Did you realize that 5 months of 2019 have come and gone? Were you ready for June? Well whether or not you are June is here and you need to make it count.
As you go through the final days of the first half of the year commit to making them count. Take a look back at the goals you had so excitedly set back in January and do some honest stock taking.
Be open and honest with yourself as you evaluate your progress (or lack thereof) then spend some time and outline what you can do over the next 30 days to move those goals so much further along.
There is so much you can achieve if you just put some effort into it.
The challenge is… you think you have time.
While doing some research today I came across Danny Dover and his story is nothing short of inspiring. In 2010 he created a lost of more than 150 life goals and set a deadline of May 25, 2017 to achieving them. He tattooed his deadline on his butt and set out to achieve his goals.
Danny documented his adventures and shares them with the world over at https://www.lifelisted.com/
Now Danny in his bid to give back creates a monthly life list that he shares with his community and I’m adopting the list for October. It doesn’t hurt that his list is Fun, Free and Local; three things that I love 🙂
Danny’s list has a deadline of October 31st and include the following;
- Walk on a street that you have never been on before
- Drink only water for one day (food is okay)
- Be extra kind to someone
- Give a firm handshake
- Look someone in the eyes when talking to them
- Listen to falling water (pour it if you have to)
- Take a moment to laugh about nothing
- Kiss someone
- Spent five extra minutes grooming yourself
- Stop what you are doing and smell flowers
Seems easy enough so let’s go.