Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1:2
Have you thought about improving the quality of your life? Many individuals feel that possessing an increase in money would result in a higher level of happiness. It is a natural response to lean toward materialism in an effort to enhance one’s life. Capitalism has infiltrated our society; and greed has caused many to pursue meaningless activities which lead to the acquisition of more and more things.
However, there are alternative ways to improve your mind and body. The first and most important action is to incorporate love into your life. Loving God along with loving others allows for the healing of your mind. Love paves the way for replacing a negative mindset with a positive spirit of gratitude. Loving yourself leads to choosing foods and activities that result in a healthy lifestyle.
The next step to improving one’s life is to utilize the process of elimination: Make the decision to remove individuals whose mission in life is to tear down others. Surround yourself with caring and compassionate friends who possess inner peace and appreciate the joy of life.
Above all, maintain a prayerful connection with God, and study His Word. Seek out the beauty in nature, smile, and laugh out loud.
Dear God, please help us to make the necessary changes to improve our life. Thank you for creating us with the ability to possess joy and peace. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz