I made a new friend this summer, her name is Elizabeth and I want to share her with you. She's living in Puerto Rico, and she's FULL of energy, love and kindness - and she'll tell you about really ENJOYING THE RIDE. I think we all know this long ride is going to get bumpy, rough at times, scary, unpredictable and there will be curves in the road we were not expecting. So how do we ENJOY it all??
"Finding Connections" is by Elizabeth, I think you'll enjoy her work which she sells on Etsy. She would be thrilled if you stopped by her Blog and read it for yourself, and feel free to leave a comment for her letting her know how it affected your ride. I'm going to post today my favorite part which is like an affirmation for me, almost a prayer to repeat daily and I sure hope you enJOY it as much as I did. Oh by the way, I love comments too ;-)
“Enjoying the Ride” is a decision. We have to face it, to embrace it, to work on it, to practice it, to make it a habit, to believe in it, to have faith in it. Most of the religions have an answer for this approach. The one that I know best has Jesus words written in the Bible: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” And I strongly believe that we can do that, too. We can change our attitude toward everything in our life and manage to Enjoy the Ride through this amazing but yet difficult journey we are in. I can write a long book on this theme, but this is not the time or place. I have many, many experiences lived that can prove that changing the attitude, being grateful, forgiving, embracing each moment, seeing the cup half full instead of half empty, loving one another, being understanding, being kind, being honest, being brave will get one to Enjoy the Ride. I read once that we have the responsibility of being happy, to smile at others so we can help others to be happy, and Enjoy the Ride. In the movie “Patch Adams”, the character said: “The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up!” ~ Patch AdamsI have this motto in my life and I try hard to never forget: a minute you dedicate to negative thinking, to hate, to complain, to suffer, to envy, to judge, to condemn, to make fun of others, to be angry and stay that way …..it is a minute lost, and that minute will never get back. It is my duty and my responsibility to get to Enjoy the Ride!