Jeremy from the Cincinnati area just nominated me for the Attitude & Gratitude award. Isn't that sweet? And here, I didn't even know he READ my blog?! Jeremy is a great guy ... he's only 23 but VERY wise for his years. He has a motto which I love: it's Courage + Belief = Life. I love that! Jeremy is always very positive and every time I stop by his blog I get a big dose of positive energy, which lately I really need!
Also today I was talking to my wonderful positive Mom (who sometimes reads my blog - hi Mom, if you're reading!) My mom is a caregiver for elderly people who can no longer live independently but aren't yet ready to move into assisted living. She helps them with daily "stuff" that most of us take for granted: cooking, bathing, dressing, etc. Today she told me that one of her elderly patients was apologizing to her for her having to take care of some of the more menial tasks... and my sweet Mom said "I'm honored to do this for you. To me, I just look at it as though I could be doing this for Jesus."
Isn't that the coolest? And I told Mom, she IS. She gets to BE Jesus' 'hands and feet' out in the world when she does her work, and what is cooler that that? Doing that beats the pants off a 6 figure salary, EVERY time!
Little things like that lift me up when I'm down. And they make me really, really happy to be alive. :)