I’m not going to remind you how many weekends are left before Christmas, that’s just mean. Every year I go thru the same thing, realizing how much I have to buy, cook, and do to get ready. Oh, and I also have this little radio show I like to do every night. Doing my show is actually the time I feel most at peace – must be all the Christmas songs putting the joy back into my heart.
If you feel like you’re starting to lose sight of what’s important and you’re already wishing you could fast-forward past Christmas, let me give you a simple list to work on. The holidays are meant to fill you with joy, not steal it. Get this list down and start feeling better fast…
1) Count your blessings.
2) Practice kindness.
3) Let go of what you can’t control.
4) Listen to your heart.
5) Don’t overdo it.
6) Be productive yet calm.
7) Don’t overspend.
8) Remember what’s important.
9) Don’t forget to have fun.
10) Take a big breath.
How do you keep your cool this time of year? What projects are you working on that fulfill number 9 on the list? I want to know how you’re adding a little fun and festivity into the Christmas season. Share your ideas and sweet sentiments with us by e-mailing Producer David tonight at: David@delilah.com ... and he will share those with me.
With Love ... Delilah <3
Let me ask you a few questions today. Do you actively participate in your life? Do you get involved in your children’s lives and your friends’ lives? Are you emotionally available and present for people? Or do you sit by and watch life go by passively, as if it were a movie? Do you miss out because you’re too busy being distracted by less important things?
It’s fun to be entertained and escape reality with a movie or catch up with people on Facebook. But when you can’t remember the last time you talked with a friend in person, or if you don’t really know what your child has been learning in school the past few weeks, it’s time to actively engage those relationships and get involved. Turn off the texting, power down the computer, and participate. I promise the stress and exhaustion you are trying to escape from will melt away when you work on fostering healthy relationships.
I have a friend who passed away this month; she was in her mid-thirties. She had a beautiful spirit, and it’s surreal to think that she’s really gone so young. But God called her home and I’m reminded again that none of us are promised a tomorrow. So we need to make the best of today, and every day, with the ones who are important to us.
I hope the stories I share each night on my show encourage you to get involved with the people you love, take action, and participate in life. Live the life you were meant to live. I know there is greatness in you; I know you have ideas and I know you have talent. I know you have a good heart and I want you to share it with others. Participate and share the gift of your time with others.
I am going to have a wonderful show tomorrow night for your evening of Thanksgiving. Don’t miss out! Call now and get your dedication in at 1-800-222-1067. You can also email us here at the radio station, with your gratitude list, your traditions, your recipes, or your holiday wish for someone you love. Share a little bit of yourself with us, e-mail Producer David: David@delilah.com tonight!
Happy Holidays, With Love ... Delilah <3
I have a friend that I’ve known since we were 15 years old who has recently renewed her passion for life. This mother and grandmother bit the bullet, got herself a trainer and discovered how good it feels to exercise. Getting healthy has become her passion. She is motivated to lose weight and get in shape and the difference in her energy level and her joy is astounding.
The fact that she’s empowering herself to make healthy eating choices and make new friends at the gym and change her whole lifestyle – it’s impressive, inspiring and her energy is contagious. I think she has more energy now than she did when I first met her at 15.
What is your passion in life? Do you have a hobby, something that energizes your body and lifts your spirit? For me, it’s riding my horses and working in my garden and being among my friends. I love life and doing simple things that make me happy. Enjoying the simple pleasures in life will go a long way in prolonging your happiness.
Too many people think being happy means going to Disneyland or winning the lottery or having big plans. Too often we put most of our energy into tomorrow and what’s to come and what we’re saving for and planning for. It’s fine to plan, but don’t overlook the simple pleasures in today. Don’t take for granted the changing leaves and an opportunity to jump in a pile with your kids, or the chance to have a coffee break with a friend, or the good news that came in your inbox.
Life is short, oh so short. Don’t spend it in a constant state of worry or wishing for the next big thing. If you do that, you may look back one day and realize you missed out on a lot of good things. Live each day to its fullest. Write to us tonight and tell ushow you do that now, or tell me about a person who energizes you with their passion for life. Send your messages to Producer David, his e-mail is: David@delilah.com.... and he will share those with me all evening long while I am on the air. I am looking forward to reading your messages!
With Love ... Delilah <3