You Won't Get to Do This Again (Part 3) – What Do you Do to Enjoy the Journey?

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs

What Are You Doing to Enjoy the Journey?

I heard a lesson by John Maxwell last year called “14 ways to Jump Start Your Life” that has really helped me stare to enjoy my journey through life. He shared about how there are 10 areas in our life that will “nourish us” or help  us to enjoy the journey. They are all very simple, but it’s always the simple things in life that are the richest anyway right? My hope is that everyday you’ll take a little time each day to either reflect on these or act on them. I promise you that you’ll find yourself enjoying your life more than you ever have before.  Here they are  . . .

Self Nourishment Centers:

  • Music – What songs lift me? What songs enable you to really enjoy the moment and reflect on the past? Listen to them daily.
  • Thoughts – What Thoughts Speak to Me? Have your favorite thoughts recorded in a notebook, memorize them, think on them daily.
  • Experiences – What experiences rejuvenate me? What experiences are you creating today, that you’ll look back on with a smile tomorrow?
  • Friends – What people encourage me? Call them on the phone… Take 2 minutes a day to say hey and check in.
  • Recreation – What recreation recreates me? Makes me feel like a new person? Are you having fun? Do you do things you’ve never done before often?
  • Soul – What spiritual exercises do you have in your life? Spend time in God’s Word, in prayer, and in worship.
  • Hopes – What dreams inspire me? Are you taking time every day to dream crazy big dreams for  your life? You should be!
  • Home – What family members care for me? Do they know you care for them? When’s the last time you called them just to say hello?
  • Giftedness – What gifts activate me when I use them? Are you doing things everyday that you’re passionate about?
  • Memories – What memories make me smile? Look thought old photo albums, journals, call up a friend from high school, or a sibling… Just take time to laugh and enjoy how good your life has been.

What are some things you do to enjoy the journey?


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