“Life’s Daily Inspiration” Going Home

Life’s Daily Inspiration-Going home

“Life’s Daily Inspiration”Going Home

Those of you who have read our profile, know Elaine and I have done Hospice for around 40 yrs singularly not combined.

Needless to say we are old. Age is a state of mind and I do-not mind so it doesn’t bother me.I tell people after a certain age your just like fine wine, you just get better and better! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. When it’s your turn you can say whatever applies to you. Lol.

“Life’s Daily Inspiration” can be found in past and present life situations as we go through our daily lives.

The Good the Bad and the Sad

People often ask me how do you deal with all those people dying, being sick, and some in pain, some just here..

I cannot tell you how many times throughout this life’s journey those same dear people have been inspiration for me. The blessings far out weigh the negatives.

Some of these people have loving, caring family to lavish love on them at this difficult time in their  life. Talk about inspiring and encouraging,Whew!

And sadly, some have no one except thier hospice caregivers, from the aides, the chaplains, the nurses, the doctors, and from social workers, and last but, not leas the hospice volunteers.

Some grab your heart in such a special way they will be a part of you forever. One such little lady lived in a government subsidized housing project.

This dear little Lady had a personal relationship the with Lord, And her love for her Savior was first in her life. She asked me to call her Gram, and Gram she was to me from the first day. She told me that first day “she wasn’t gonna be here much longer.”

Packed and Waiting

She told me that day that she was on her way home, And that God was building her home in heaven and she knew he was nearly finished. It was one of those moments. When you feel like your on holy ground her face shone with the truth of what she believed.     Her  eyes were sparkling like diamonds with unshed tears, while talking to me.

My Next Visit

I took Gram Krystal hamburgers and a coke. Which she loved and hadn’t had in a long time. Sometimes it not the big things that mean the most to someone it’s the little things like Krystal hamburgers and a coke, or maybe reading a chapter of a book. Gram told me, what a blessing that the Lord had used me to bring her what she had asked, for when praying that morning. It hit me, here she is encouraging me. What a special lady. And what a privilege to know her.

Broken Glasses, Or bad vision?         Inspiring Angel

A couple of weeks later, not sure of time frame exactly, again I was back to see Gram, who lived alone and was again in  bed. Her daughter had come that morning to stay for awhile . After introductions were over Gram tells her she wants to ask  me a question, what she wanted to know was, how  come when she looked at the wall clock why was it she could see an Angel instead of just the clock like her daughter did. And why can’t Sissy (her daughter) see the Angel?

Answer wasn’t profound

Well my answer wasn’t profound and certainly wasn’t rocket science. It was simply that maybe we were not meant to see it. That maybe that was just for to see.  Gram said, but, you do believe me? I said, yes ma’am I do. A short time later I left and went to next visit. Sometime later I got a call asking could I please go to Ms Grams her daughter had called and she was really bad and asking for me.

I went as quickly as I could Gram was asleep and after talking with her daughter. Just talking about favorite hymns. We sang a few for Gram as she slept. At some point she opened her eyes and spoke very clearly although softly.

Headed home at last

She said, “my journeys finished here. And Jesus is calling me home!”Gram never spoke again and in just a few minutes she was gone to her heavenly home  as described in her words earlier.

All those many years ago nearly 35 to be exact. And today its as plain as if it were yesterday what she said, at that moment what a privilege to be a witness to such a home going. Oh, it was a sad time for me ,and for  and certainly for her daughter because she was gone. From our daily lives.  But she will never be forgotten. She became one of my Life’s Daily Inspirations.

Looking back, I now realize this is one the inspirations that made me who I am today. Today’s life becomes tomorrow’s inspiration in our daily life. It’s as much a part of me as the air I breathe.

 

The need for free daily Inspirational quotes or comments

“Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn” Rhett Butler

Those words gave Scarlett O’Hara the daily inspiration for her mantra “After all, tomorrow is another day”

What is the origin of the term inspiration?

The term originates from the Latin “inspire” meaning to breathe. Some describe the term as a person or thing that inspires. A divine influence directly and immediately https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11upon the soul, mind, or words of a person influenced. Or the process of being mentally stimulated to feel something , to do something .

There are many synonyms for the the word inspiration as follows , stimulus, incitement , guiding light, muse, timely idea or a catalyst.

 

What is the purpose of being inspired

I am so glad you asked. It is a blue print, a pathway, to reach our goals, desires and helps us breathe. Not to take up space but to make a difference in our lives and perhaps help others to breathe as well.

How do we stay inspired?

We stayed inspired by reading free daily inspirational quotes every day .Allow me to share with you.

1. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

2. Motivation comes from working on things we care about. Sheryl Sandberghttps://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/order/signup?a_aid=666d4f11

3. No matter what people tell you words and ideas can change the world . Robin Williams

4. Your gonna feel so much better when that pain stops. Bob Potts

5. I am tough you can take it. Bob Potts

6.With the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything . Reese Witherspoon

7.You are enough just as you are. Meghan Markle

8.Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it, Lindsey Vonn

9. You get what you give. Jennifer Lopez

10. You must do the things you think you can not do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Life Can Often Be Hard

In my family growing up I had three younger siblings and I mean much younger like 12 yrs and one was14 months older. I can say like many others we were a very dysfunctional family.

 

While my mother and I never had a relationship my dad an I did. Even though he drank way to much at times he had a brilliant mind, and had 3 different degrees one was in mathematics. And another in engineering,and he had a compassionate heart.

 

Look For Life Lessons

He was always inspiring me to not let anyone tell me, you can’t do that. He would tell me there’s nothing you cannot do if you set your mind to it. If you don’t know how to do something,learn how.

Don’t ever limit yourself by just saying you can’t do something, that old saying “can’t never could do nothing” is true.

That inspiring lesson from my dad has served me well all these 61 yrs, I remember when I decided to learn woodworking. I couldn’t afford to take classes as I could barely pay bills back then

 

Shelf I made from inspiration
Shelf I made 1994
Now in my home

Putting  that inspiration in motion

I started out making flower planters in the shape of swans and flamingos and some regular square and rectangular….. I wasn’t exactly professional well ok,they where awful at first. But,in my defense we didn’t have google, and internet back then at my disposal so I read, yep read like, whole books! Everything the library had. And the more I read and practiced the more I noticed the awful pieces were not so awful anymore. The books where giving me life’s daily inspiration. And I didn’thave a woodworking shop back then.

Inspiration

I had a hammer regular size and a smaller one And an abundance of nails in different sizes. And a tape measure.

Back in the ice age when I was young before computers and such you went to the hardware and bought nails by weight. But, that’s another story.

I had a jig saw and a hand drill and I made a lot of mistakes as I learned, and remembered my dad saying, you can do anything you want to do.

Gradually those mistakes took shape and became some well thought and accurately made pieces. My neighbors wanted tp purchase them. And I started selling at flea markets. And through the years I have continued to learn and make wooden chests and beds and decorative shelves and have redone campers, and built outside decks.

All because my dad, became in this instance my life’s daily inspiration.

So let me inspire you to take the “Can’t” out of your life and do whatever you set you mind to. You Can , and  you can , even change your mindset ! IT IS A CHOICE AFTER ALL AND AS GOD AS MY WITNESS I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY  AGAIN !

Sorry , I get carried away with Scarlett O’ Hara , I meant as God as my witness I will live my life to be an inspiration to others and live LIFE to the fullest!

What inspire you to be  you? Please let Elaine and I hear from you about your answer.


Sincerely 

Scarlett and Elaine

 

 

 

Life’s Daily Inspiration for when you want to smack someone

Thy Shall Not Smack – Yes People chomp

   Admit it we need inspiration

Some days are harder than others .We wake up in a good mood and someone or something rubs you the wrong way.You intended on having a good attitude but those daily inspirations you read yesterday just went south .

Oh it’s easy when every thing go smoothly . No challenge with that . Talk is cheap huh?

Be  kind to unkind people ; they need it the most – Buddhism

I want to smack you but I won’t  – me Scarlett

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith

I want to smack you but I won’t , I mean let me read life’s daily inspirations so I will not smack you – me Scarlett

In a world where you can be anything , be kind – author unknown

Your energy introduces you before you speak – author unknown

Being happy is a  very personal  thing and it really has nothing to do with anyone else – author unknown

Please make me not want to smack you – Scarlett

There is nothing more classy or powerful than showing forgiveness and grace to someone who does not deserve it – author unknown

You didn’t  earn my smack , I mean you do not deserve my smack – me Scarlett

I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be -author unknown

I am really proud of myself that I have not smacked you yet , but please don’t get too close – me Scarlett

I can quote positive comments all day , but walking the talk , well …. yes I can when I choose to , it’s the choosing that I’m working on. A saint I ain’t, but I am trying ! But some day I think what the heck happened ?

What is the point of reading daily inspirations if ya can’t practice them ? I know life happens . People chomp , what ? You didn’t notice that when you were dating?  You thought you could change him?  You thought you could train him ? Oh how funny huh ?  How is that working out for ya ? And then the random people that we encounter

It’s gonna happen

What about when your fixing to get over in the lane to get on the freeway and the car a hundred feet back speeds up causing you to miss your exit and then to add  insult to injury they give you a finger and I don’t mean the howdy do kind.

 

And dont  ever never ever never be rude to a waiter / waitress .You do not , let me repeat want their DNA in your food .Enough said on that matter .Yuck

  Own up

So what do you do ? Do you get mad , even, or just forget it  when people rub you wrong ?  Do you have visions of how pay  back would feel like, or look like ? Truthfully probably all has crossed  our mind . I  try to take a deep breathe and tell myself this is not the way I choose to act .

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 Step back -Be an inspiration

May we reflect ? When you are put out with your spouse / lover remember you chose this person.Secondly there iIS some one out there that would love to hear that beautiful sound of  his chomping  and maybe his snoring  and perhaps enjoying  drinking coffee sitting on your favorite couch . Are you wanting to smack me ?

 

What or how can we inspire ourselves to be better people , to learn to roll when things roll on  us and more importantly how to be less  reactionary ? To not purposely hurt people , That when someone goes low we take the high road just because . Everyone hurts sometimes , do we not ?

True story , a lady was checking out , or attempting to check out at JC Penneys , she was struggling to get her money out of her purse and just seemed overwhelmed with this simple task . An irate customer behind her ( no not me , I will smack ) said in a loud tone , “is something wrong with you ” and the young lady tearfully replied ” yes I’m trying to get a dress to wear to my mothers funeral today ”

I hope the irate customer learned from this sad interaction

 

Conclusion   Revenge really is not the answer. Yes really

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Choose to be bigger , better , and forgiving . Yes chomping , it drives me crazy , but did I fail to mention he just  warmed my car , and had my gloves waiting for me when I was leaving for work?

The guy that cut me off in traffic , I wonder if he was trying to get to the hospital to be with his wife as she delivered their child . Was he on his way to his second job so his son can get braces or maybe God was sparing me from a drunk driver down the road .

When those kind of moments erupt I pray I will be strong  enough to laugh , be grateful ,  be hopeful someone will over look my short comings  and that I can say thank you for this beautiful day and that I did not smack someone .

Thank you for the sunshine  , thank you for the showers of blessings on my life today. Please let me be a blessing to others today .

If you live your life being the best you can be others will notice . If you smile , if your happy it’s contagious.So let’s strive to let our light shine and not hide it under a bushel so we can be one of life’s daily inspiration.

God   Bless,

Elaine and Scarlett