I came back from my walk frustrated.
“I forgot to wear my pedometer, so I’m
not getting credit for my steps!”
My husband heard my grumbling and responded with,
“It doesn’t have to be counted by a
pedometer. Your body knows and gives
you credit for it.”
He was right. Just because a little tech device wasn’t calculating my steps and chiming when I hit 10,000 didn’t mean it didn’t happen.
It made me think of how this relates in so many ways to our lives. How many times do you tell yourself stories like these…
~ If no one sees me eat a donut then the calories don’t count…. Wrong - your body counts them.
~ If I am speeding it is ok as long as there isn’t a police officer in site…Wrong – accidents happen when you speed and then the police will arrive.
~ I don’t have to show up for school or work today, I will just study and get my project done so it doesn’t matter if I was there…Wrong – It does matter. Other’s notice if you don’t ‘show up’ for them.ALWAYS, ALWAYS, show up!
~ If I think negative thoughts it’s ok as long as I don’t say them out loud…Wrong – thinking negative thoughts is just as damaging as saying them out loud… all that negative self-talk counts.
~ I don’t have to tell someone I love them, they should know. Wrong again, don’t ever miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them. Life is precious and brief. There will come a time when it was your last chance to tell them.
~I’m busy so I can rush by people and not take the time to acknowledge them, thank them or be kind… Wrong! Showing kindness and gratitude makes a difference. You put out energy with every action. By projecting kindness and gratitude you put positive energy out into the world to be felt and mirrored back to you. What you project you can expect. It all counts!
Every step we take, every move we make, every word we speak counts – even if no one sees us do it, hears our words or charts our progress. It counts!
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Every step we take, every move we make, every word we speak counts – even if no one sees us do it, hears our words or charts our progress. It counts!”
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to understand everything we do, think and feel counts. Our actions, our thoughts and our emotions add up and make a difference!
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