Be Well Be Happy

As I write this, it is day 10 of 365. Somewhere around day three, I started bringing “make every day count” to my morning contemplations. Time seems to be flying and I felt a need to name things that I do rather than the days being blurry falling one into the next. I realized that asking the question in the morning, “what can I do today that will nourish my wellbeing and fulfill this intention to make every day count?” was a way to get there. 

Manifesting that something and then acknowledging it at the end of the day or before sleep makes our lives count. It can be actions very small or very large (in your own judgment), like acts of kindness, research for something you have been wanting to do, writing letters, connecting with people, creating art, music, food, baked goods, making something, meditating, practicing yoga, taking a walk, etc. So, you see I’m not talking about anything of paramount importance, just everyday things. 

We may do all of these things on a regular basis but the key for me is knowing in my mind and feeling in my heart that they are fulfilling my life somehow and making my life have meaning - whatever that is for me. The personal acknowledgement of the good deed or course of study or sharing a meal or whatever it is, creates feelings which feed our parasympathetic nervous system to simply make us feel good. So it is kind of a mix of intention and physical manifestation. 

I say and have often said in this column, “what we think, say, feel, do become a part of us” making lasting imprints in our psyche (conscious and unconscious). So the more we do what is good for us, the better our overall health - in mind, body and heart - will be.

Another part of this is letting go of things that do not serve us. Just like a plant releases leaves so that new growth can come forth, letting go of what doesn’t serve us releases the energy we expend for it so that our energy can be used for nourishment and fulfillment.

This morning, one of my contemplations was to write about this so I could share something positive with all of the readers of this column in the hope that it sparks something in you to make your life fuller. This evening I will mark it, say it to myself and most likely feel content. We have this power to create contentment in our lives even with small things. It doesn’t take much. Cultivating positives and acknowledging them equals a day to be counted!  So “make every day count” or as my good friend says at the end of her voicemail message “make it a great day!”

“Peace, equality, justice, love, compassion, purpose, call it all in. Call in these powerful vibrations and allow them to be birthed inside of you for yourself and for all of humanity.” - Forever Conscious

May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you be compassionate. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace. 

 By Paulette Mancuso

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