When I looked in the old worn box, inside was the most kind ,sweet and precious handmade scarves, crotched hats, and all in an assortment of rainbow colors. Just looking at them made you smile and feel happy.
I mentioned to the receptionist how sweet it was for the cancer center to offer such nice scarves and hats to the chemo patients at the center.
The receptionist smiled and said” a kind woman donates and brings them to the center each week”.
The nurse registered my aunt for her appointment and we all waited for her to go to the treatment room.
As I sat there, I started to think to myself. I would really like to do something kind and loving for the patients at the cancer center. After a few days of brainstorming, I decided I would create supportive, encouraging paintings and donate them and that’s, just what I did.
However, the sign on the old worn box lingered and made an impression on me that day. I thought to myself! How many times do people forget to really take what they need in life. Can you imagine if everyone would start to take what they needed and when they needed it? How much more simple and kind life would be. Life is so fragile. We are not promised tomorrow. We must make the most of this precious life we have been given. Everyday! We must have fun and enjoy life to the fullest. Here are few simple tips to help encourage you to start to live in the present and start to take what you really need in life.
1. Give yourself permission: To put yourself first and take what you
really need and when you really need it . Example: Could be as simple as
a nap, vacation, quick break, ask for that raise on the job, start that
business, start that mission work or non-profit, maybe buy that new piece of furniture
you been needing.
2. Stop putting yourself last: When we put ourselves last you are taking
your own power away. You are telling the universe and everyone around you
that you are not worth anything. Dear heart, that is so far from the truth.
You are worth 1000% of the love and energy you give away each day to everyone else.
3. Take the help: When others offer you help, take it. You are not
superwomen nor superman so be willing to take and ask for help when you
4. Don’t feel guilty: When you take what you really need. Enjoy it and savor it and be
present in the moment and really appreciate it.
5. Give thanks: Be grateful for the opportunity to take what you need and
always be grateful for all your blessings.
6. Less is more: Do not feel like you have to take everything and do
everything and be everywhere. Just be yourself.! Give up on trying to
compete with everyone else or needing the approval of others to feel like
you are enough or important. Gorgeous, you are enough just by being you. Remember only
take what you really need in life. To much of anything is never good.
7. Be a Giver: After you take what you need in life. Give to others what they may need. Look for ways to be of service.
There is no greater joy in life then being a giver. The gift is in the giving!
I hope these few tips gave you something to think about. I hope they will encourage, inspire and help you to take what you need in life and encourage you to allow others in your life to take what they need too. If more people would take what they needed and only what they need and only when they need it. There would be more happy, content and peaceful people in our world and there would be a lot less anger, resentment, anxiety, burn out and overwhelm. So take what you need!
Want To Use This Article In Your Ezine or Website? You have my permission, as long as you include this complete blurb with it. Marie Cornelio is a spiritual learder, teacher,artist, best selling author, inspirational speaker, meditation and gratitude practitioner. America’s Soul Nutritionist and the CEO of Marie Cornelio International. Founder of Daily Love Assignment. You can visit Marie, access her free articles archives, and grab free stuff at http://www.mariecornelio.com. . Marie lives in Northern California where she loves celebrating life with her family and taking daily gratitude bike rides and walks with her dog Roxie Love .
I was out in nature today. I love going out to nature and touch the earth. It brings such a healing to my heart to hear the birds and see tree’s, water, plants. I recorded this little impromptu video and new song I wrote as I was just sitting there. I make up songs when I am inspired. :) The new little song is called Love is beautiful thing. Its not done yet! Its not perfect I was not trying to perform. Just enjoying myself and wanted to share nature and a inspirational song with you. My song is just like us we are not done yet either. Many of use are just starting out to find ourselves to find our voice, our truth and step into our own power, passion, soulful purpose. Take the leaps that you need to take. Dont’ be afraid. Take your time and grow with grace if you need to have compassion, self love and believe in yourself. You are magnificent. Life is not a race its a sweet, sweet journey enjoy it all. Be gentle Sing your heart song to me so I can sing it back to you when you forget. Let’s sing together~
© Marie Cornelio Love is a beautiful thing.
Lyrics and Song…
Love is beautiful thing
Love is beautiful thing
Love yourself and all your imprefection
Love all your insecruites
Love all you have to offer
Love everything…..Its not done yet!
Open up your heart and that is as far as I have gotten. When I finish I will share
Love and gratitude,