Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities. John Wicker — drshelution.com
Transformation Made Simple!!! How? We developed this blog to share simple solutions that can transform your life. Sometimes these transformations take place immediately and at other times it happens over time.
This time last year we were seeking a healing miracle for our mother who was fighting for her life. My sisters and our father found our lives immediately transformed by the love of family, friends and the health care professionals in charge of our mother’s care. Their simple acts of love and kindness changed the way we think, feel and act. We were transformed by the demonstration of love shared in the form of food, a place to stay, texts, emails, cards, etc. No action is too small or irrelevant when shared in love to someone in need. Something as simple as a bottled water or pop means a lot to a person who doesn’t want to leave the bedside of their sick loved one.
I have always been an avid reader but concentrating on lengthy articles, books and stories proved too difficult during this time. I came home and found my subscription to Daily Word had arrived and I also had a copy of The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo on my bedroom bookshelf. These short daily inspirational stories, affirmations, scriptures, quotes and exercises became my morning companions. This reading ritual strengthened my spirit and transformed the start of my days. It enabled me to be present for those that I loved. It gave me the courage to believe for our family’s miracle and be a source of encouragement to the many hurting people around us. Prayer and meditation has always been important to me; however, these tools helped me to focus. When I wake up every morning I embrace my morning reading ritual. My schedule and my life has evolved around it. A simple solution; to deal with a very painful time in my life, led to a transformation that has given insight, brought direction and provided joy and happiness as well as a great deal of peace.
A year later my mom is doing wonderful. She truly is a walking miracle. We are still amazed at how the simplest acts of love and kindness transform the giver and the receivers. We are finding more ways to share love with our family and friends. I am also still transforming morning after morning with the Daily Word and The Book of Spiritual Awakening by Mark Nepo.
I encourage you to order a subscription to Daily Word at www.dailyword.com or pick up a daybook like Mark Nepo’s of your choice. You can also decide to simply dare to share, your love, yourself and your time with someone else.
Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman
If going to the gym is too overwhelming or does not fit into your budget and/or schedule check out free YouTube workouts. YouTube has 100’s and I mean 100’s of workouts that are absolutely free. All you need is a YouTube account which is free. By the way, sign up to our YouTube channel, we have an exercise playlist for the ones I have tried.
With today’s technology you can access YouTube from your, Blu-Ray or any TV with a wi-fi connection. If you don’t have a Blu-ray order this Sony BDPS3200 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi. A Blu-ray can be less than a gym membership and you can exercise in the privacy of your home. For additional variety and free fun go to the library for workouts and entertainment video’s. Here’s three workouts that I have added to my playlist on YouTube.
“Billy Blanks Tae Bo Advance YouTube Exclusive” is a high impact workout which is fun and a great workout. This video begins with nice stretches, a complete workout and ends with cool down exercises.
The above is just examples of workouts that I enjoy, check out free YouTube workouts for your self. Utilizing free YouTube workouts is a great way to add variety or eliminate any excuses you may have for not working out.
Whether you choose these free YouTube videos or a membership at your local gym; opportunities abound in every price category. The idea is to not let your budget restrict you from starting an exercise program this year. This can be your first step to creating the new you in 2015.