“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bad news, negative people and ordinary day-to-day problems can bring you down quickly. But no matter how grave things appear, you always have the choice to enrich your life.
Giving your life meaning involves filling your soul with beautiful and inspiring things. Need to re-fill your soul today? Try these ways and feel your soul breathe again.
1. Read a good book - A good book challenges the way we think, engages us in a plot, develops your critical thinking, and enhances our vocabulary. It fulfills the soul in more ways than one.
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Even though life is a wonderful gift, the obstacles and opportunities you face doesn’t make life easy to live. But the difference between being worn down by life and celebrating life is you and your amazing strength!
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard
A true friend is hard to find.
That’s why when you come across one; you should hold onto them and cherish the joy that friendship brings. Friends help you be honest with yourself and they keep you from doing things that you might regret.
They are confidants, counselors and coaches. Friends helps you be you without apology.
To help you make these friendships last a lifetime, here are a few essential things that a good friend gives so you’ll always remember the amazing gifts they offer.
Comfort in time of need - A shoulder to cry on. An ear to listen. A sympathetic voice when things are hard. You don’t always need solutions to your problems; sometimes you just need comfort. A true friend is your number one source when things go wrong.
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury
Every now and then we hit the wall. Working long hours, keeping up with our children’s activities and fulfilling civic commitments can take its toll. When this happens, finding your creative side can feel like a hopeless task.
But your creativity never really goes away. It just gets tired sometimes. And when that happens, you can get it cranked back up again by getting in touch with your inner artist.
Here are five ways to jumpstart your creative side to get the juices flowing once again – no matter how busy your life can become.