The other day my friend, D, gave me a really cool stainless steel coffee cup that has a detachable plastic sleeve on it. It also came with a dry erase marker. It appeals to my artistic, whimsical self, as well as my coffee side. On Sunday, I decided I would write something inspirational on the cup and think on it throughout the day. I decided on “Do”. Then I thought: “Yes, I started with DO but there should be more. I should…Do Something More. And so I’ve left it on my cup a few days now even though I could have erased it and written something new. 🙂
Yesterday, while doing the dishes-something minimal, I decided to apply my coffee cup motto and do something more, and WOW! I Made it more spacious and welcoming, and it looks amazing! I love my kitchen so much better now! I’m now doing a little bit more with things I usually do the bare necessities on. I have been more actively doing crafts and perking up at ideas. So, these little things all add up and show me, at the end of the day, that I can accomplish more than I did the previous day. I am less stressed because I feel like I did more than before.
I’m not saying climb Mount Everest, unless you have conquered other mountains that are smaller. But I am asking you to look into the things you do and ask yourself if you could do more…write 50 more words (they may be the finish of a book) or write a card to one extra person to encourage them (that might be the encouragement they needed to move forward) or make an extra phone call. Start the craft you have been thinking of. Start writing about the business you have been dreaming about. Walking 1/2 a mile? Take a few more steps?
So, from my heart to yours, I hope you will Do Something More to make your day even better than it was yesterday! Live fulfilled! Enjoy life to the fullest!
“Breathe in the air that you’ve been given,
Make each moment better than yesterday,
At the end of the day – you can say; I experienced life!”
©January 15, 2013
What do you want to do more of this year, month, week? How do you encourage yourself to do more or be a better you?