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InspirEmail No 190 - Sepember 13, 2010 - A few end of day questions for you! 
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

A few end of day questions for you!

Did I make someone giggle, smile or laugh today?

Did I take the time to really listen to someone today, with rapt attention, as if nothing else mattered in that precious moment but the words they spoke and the look in their eyes?

Did I allow myself to focus on all the blessings in my life today instead of contemplating the things I don't have?

Did I take a moment to imagine what I would like to experience in my life, if for no other reason than in the imagining, is the living, and in the living, comes the joy and delight?

Did I let go today, let go of resentments and unforgivingness that I have been holding onto, all the while realizing that another person may be wounded too and struggling with their own pain?

Did I keep my word today, no matter how simple a promise I may have made, knowing it meant a whole lot to someone else?

Did I make a conscious choice just to be happy today, no matter what is happening in my own life, just for the next moment, and the next moment and the next?

Did I stop caring about what other people think of me, and give myself permission to be who I am regardless of their good opinion of me or not? Did I set myself free today just by doing that?

Was I successful in noticing and appreciating the bounty before me wherever I went or was I just too busy or lost in my own thoughts to notice?

Did I contribute something beautiful to the world today? A new creation of some kind, a poem, a dinner, a dance?

Was I kind today to anyone or anything that crossed my path,no matter how trivial or how monumental? Did I give away my heart? 

Is one person richer because of me today, because of my presence on the planet, my essence, my decision to keep on going no matter what?

Did I learn something new today, something about life, something about myself, something about another that I didn't know before?

Did I let go of my attachment to being right today, and open my mind to the possibility of another way, without judgement?

Will someone sleep better tonight because of me? Will they awaken in the morning believing in themselves again, and walk with their head held high?

Was I the answer to someone's prayers today?

If today was to be my last day on the planet, would I feel happy about how I lived it?

Written by Veronica M. Hay

Veronica is an inspirational writer and author who provides support and resources to help you live a richer life. Her work inspires others to be more of who they really are. For more encouraging words, please visit Veronica's blog at . . .  Inspirational Words >>>

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Touch of Wonder

Two little children, a boy and a girl, walked hand-in-hand to their neighbour's house. Standing on her tiptoes, the little girl was just able to reach the doorbell. A woman greeted them and asked what they wanted.

'We're playing house,' the little girl answered.

'This is my husband and I am his wife. May we come in?'

Thoroughly enchanted by the scene confronting her, the lady said, 'By all means, do come in.'

Once inside, she offered the children lemonade and cookies, which they graciously accepted. When a second tall glass of lemonade was offered, the little girl refused by saying: 'No thank you. We have to go now. My husband just wet his pants.'

I don't want to forget what it is like to be a child. To believe the world is full of magic, wonder and awe. I want to remember to take time for play and, just as important, to feed my imagination. The older I grow, the more it seems that ordinary events are now all too commonplace and the extraordinary cannot hold my attention for long. I never want to be too old to be 'awe-struck'!

Today, I want to rekindle that touch of wonder. It's part of being fully alive!

Written by Steve Goodier

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