I was reading a story about a motivational speaker who had just finished his speech when someone came up and said,"that was a great speech, but..motivation doesn't last."
His reply to him was, "Bathing doesn't either. That's why I recommend it daily!"
Isn't that true about everything in life? There are small but simple things that if we do them consistently, they can and will make a huge difference in our lives. I think that there will be days, that we are not as diligent and I think we can tell and feel it. So like the speaker says...I recommend it daily. What if we daily did those small and important things, wouldn't our world be different? Wouldn't our perspectives be different? Wouldn't our HOPE be better too?
I loved this quote from Marjorie Pay Hinckley...
"Oftentimes the thing that makes the difference between a good student and a poor one, a good learner or a bored human being, is just a little curiosity. If you have it, cultivate it, feed it. Never let it go. If you do not have it - get it. Wonder, watch, ask questions, be alive. It's just that simple"
I think we need to be curios how to be happier, more successful, and more hopeful. Look at those people around you that seem to truly be happy most of the time. What do they have in their lives, that are missing in yours? Think about those people that everyone loves to be around, what small and simple things do they do that makes them so darn likeable? I think we need to be more curious and more consistent in our thoughts and actions. This is something that I have to work on too. Each day, I try to figure out what little thing I could do that would help change my life and the lives of my family for the better.
I hope that we each will try a little harder each day to make life better! Thanks for the little and big things that you have done for me, to make my life a bit better!
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." ~Hans Hofmann,
"Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it." ~Robert Brault