Pick a flower to enjoy all day long. A rose, a gardenia, or a hyacinth is a good example of one with a heady perfume, and ones that are easily found in neighborhood gardens. If it's your neighbor's garden though, ask permission! Pop it in a tiny vase with water and carry it with you wherever you go. All during the day remember that the scent of that flower was made possible by the nature that surrounds you and the God who created it.
It is there for your pleasure and your pleasure alone.
You might think that cup of java is what will get your day started, but something even better? Sitting in front of a window with your face to the sunshine while drinking that cup of java...or reading the paper...or doing nothing at all. Just try for 5-10 minutes before you begin your day. Guaranteed to dispell the blues!
Today, kiss or hug a child. Yup, it's the single best way to start off your day or your week. If you have a child of your own, you must know how rewarding this little act is! If you don't have easy access to a child, just borrow one -- for one kiss or one hug, that is! Surely you have a good friend or relative who has a small child or grandchild. Or maybe a neighbor or a church associate. It has been proven that hugging or kissing a child every single day will up your joy factor (proven by moi). Just give it a try.
Since most songs last around three minutes or so, play your favorite boogy song and dance before jumping into the shower. Nobody's looking! Just take those three minutes and move your body to the beat. Doesn't matter if you're any good or not, the benefits are priceless! Before the three minutes are up, yep, that's it, you're feeling it -- those endorphins -- they flood your body and give you a boost.
Voila...Instant energy for your day!
Have you ever heard the old saying A new coat of paint on an old barn sure makes it look better? Same goes for the face of a woman who doesn't give enough time to herself. I am an advocate of the notion that real beauty comes from within but, let's face it, taking the time to put on a little makeup can truly boost your confidence. You know I'm right. My mother was a lipstick junky. She didn't go anywhere without it! If she had her smackers painted, she could conquer the world! If you never wear makeup, try it, you just might like it...
Not with a cigarette, silly, a candle! I usually burn candles in the evening when I'm winding down for the day. But sometimes a candle burning in the morning will give you the calm you need to make the day happen! Burn one while you're having your morning quiet time or while you're getting dressed. My sweet daughter just sent this Philosophy candle to me, and its sentiment is certainly pertinent for the day and its scent is
Heaven in a jar!
Candles give you light for your day, scent for your day, peace for your day.
Light up, and enjoy!