It’s a great thing when we go through life and recognize it’s time for a “life inventory.” That’s when we realize we need improvement in at least one area of our life. You may need a better relationship with God. I’m speaking of literally improving yourself in many different ways. Pay better attention to your health and what you are eating, if you’re not happy with the way you look, try a new hair style.Some even go so far as to begin charity work, move away from those that are not helping, but hurting our lives. Maybe open a savings account to take care of our financial health. Whatever the case may be, don’t let the new and improved you become someone that doesn’t have perspective on who you are inside. Follow these rules and you won’t come across as someone that thinks he/she knows better, even if you do:
- Stay humble. Don’t treat others as second class citizens. Remember who your true friends are and that they don’t want to see you change your personality just because you are changing aspects of your life for the better.
- The Golden Rule is timeless. Treat others just how you would like to be treated. This is worth spending time on. Say it aloud and remember, even if the other person is not treating you well, you still need to treat them the way you wish to be treated.
- Continue with prayer and meditation. This will keep you focused on your quest. Don’t veer from the project. Note: When you are done meditating, make sure you close the session. You may choose The Lord’s Prayer. When you say The Lord’s Prayer, you are closing that meditative session. ALWAYS include your enemies, if you have any, in your prayers. Pray they will see the truth of their ways. They are making other people miserable and unhappy.
- Vanity is improper. We are all beautiful. If you happen to lose weight, or get your body in shape, don’t flaunt your changes. Let others notice the improvements and come back to them with a simple “Thank you.”
This post was timely because it’s spring. We’re cleaning our homes, let’s clean our lives. What can we do to improve? I’m sure you can come up with at least one thing.