10 Ways to Loving & Living to Your Fullest Right Now – Part 2

1. DARE to HOPE

…for the best…to be your best.

 

2. CHOOSE LIVING to YOUR FULLEST

…your best in your situation.

For more information about the above, refer to Part 1 of this blog series.

 

CHOOSE LOVING TO YOUR FULLEST 

3. CHOOSE to BE LOVED…FOREVER

Who loves you just the way you are?

The One who made you does!
Yes! You’re loved incredibly. You’re loved by our Maker – because of His goodness, not based on what you’ve done, but what He’s done.

Since earlier this year, I’ve claimed Gavin Mikhail’s cover of “Just the Way You Are” as a love song from the One who made me. God’s always faithfully provided for me, especially through the toughest of times in my life – better than anyone on this earth could.

Do you want to know more about God’s redeeming love, His gift of life forever?

I care about you too. I love you, my neighbour living “beside” me in this world! Your life counts!

Choose to accept unconditional love that has nothing to do with what you’ve done.

 

4. CHOOSE TO LOVE TO YOUR FULLEST…FOREVER

“Love your neighbour as yourself”

Do you love your neighbours to your fullest – especially those dearest and closest to you? Do you love them with this unconditional love that has nothing to do with their actions? Love without quitting. Love never fails!

Choose to love others in the best way you can….the ways which mean the most to them: using the best words, actions and touch.

 

Take Care of Yourself

Do you take good care of yourself, living and loving to your fullest, healthy and balanced in all areas of life?

Spiritual? Are you taking steps to living and loving to your fullest forever?

Social? Are you choosing contact with – and loving to your fullest – your family, friends, colleagues and “neighbours” that you share this world with?

Do you make reasonable effort to bless your ‘neighbours’ and those who’ll come after us by caring for your environment?

Emotional and mental? Are you enjoying your life, with time for fun and laughs?

Are you facing and conquering things that affect you negatively? How much are these limiting you from loving and living to your fullest?

  • Grief over lost or failed relationships perhaps due to abuse, abandonment, separation or death?
  • Addiction to alcohol, nicotine, other drugs, self-harm, self-injury or overeating?
  • Anxiety and depression?
  • Offense and anger?
  • Frustration?
  • Anger?
  • Fear?

In coming posts, you’ll hear about things that kept me awake all night, sent me into panic attacks and even hiding under my desk at work…and what spiders taught me about success.

Physical? Do you eat and drink well, exercise, rest and sleep adequately and manage anything that can affect these (and your other areas of health)?

My chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia (including bilateral carpal tunnel symptoms) are improving with rest, aerobic exercise, core strengthening and stretches. I’ll share more about this in coming posts.

Intellectual? Do you make time to stretch your mind through observation, watching, listening, interacting with others, reading and writing?

Occupational? How do you use your time and resources to give to our world, supporting yourself and others financially and/or in other ways?

So much to balance! What are your priorities? Do you have a system to work out what’s most important? More about this in Part 5 of this series of blog posts 🙂

 

Choose to be loved as you are, and do the same for others: Love is forever. Love forever!

Coming up in the Parts 3 to 5: Six more ways to loving and living to your fullest, whatever your circumstances…

May you be blessed, loving and living beyond your wildest dreams! Tell us in the comments what you’ve decided to choose to do differently.

10 Ways to Loving & Living to Your Fullest Right Now – Part 1

Are you loving and living to your fullest?
Sadly, too many of us aren’t according to statistics.
How can you be confident you are?

Discover 10 ways to loving and living to your fullest whether you’re:

  • Diagnosed with terminal illness
  • Attacked unfairly.
  • Abandoned.

Begin loving and living to your fullest right now with the first two suggestions below.     More to come in my next blog posts!

1. DARE to HOPE

Dare to hope, whatever happens in your life – no matter how stretched you feel.
Dare to see yourself at your best, and be your best – whatever is happening.

Do you see the “Hope in Front of Me” Danny Gokey sings of?

Come and meet some who dared to hope in dark places.

 

2. CHOOSE LIVING to YOUR FULLEST

Despite the difficulties
Kara Tippetts began blogging in 2012. Soon after she faced a diagnosis of breast cancer. Kara dealt with her diagnosis and treatment in her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, four books and public speeches over the next three years.

Kara chose to truly live despite the pain, suffering and crushing reality of her death in 2015. She saw God has purpose in suffering; beauty and grace exist despite hard things like cancer, suffering and death. On her request, a friend continues her blog with a supportive team.

Ask for help
After the birth of our two beautiful children, in an often fragile marriage, my chronic fatigue increased – as did my anger for several years. Occasionally I drove too fast, not caring for fleeting brief periods. It’s hard to admit I took such risks.

I thank God, my wonderful friends and health professionals I called on – especially when I felt overwhelmed and unable to go on. Finally, a caring herbalist diagnosed a hormonal imbalance. My anger calmed with supplements and teas, despite our failing marriage and my deteriorating health. Now, 10 years later, anger rarely flares in my life.

Don’t give up
Keep asking for help when you have problems you can’t get on top of. Your problems may seem never ending, but there are solutions. An answer could be closer than you can imagine.

If you feel down, overwhelmed, or don’t want to live, contact someone who can help now. Make a safety plan and stay well.

In Australia if you, or anyone you know, is suffering from depression call:

Don’t leave this world without sharing all your beauty and richness.

Sadly some reach a hopeless place and choose not to go on. Over the last months, I’ve known too many who decided not to live. One slightly younger friend, from our children’s playgroup days, didn’t share the extent of her hopelessness with her close network of family and friends till it was too late.

My friend’s death continues to sadden me deeply. I feel for her, her family and all who’ve been through similar pain. This fuels my desire to be doing what I believe I should be right now – sharing these words of hope.

Join me on a journey to find our place in this world, loving and living to our fullest; being our best together…forever.

Choose to be the best you can in your situation, loving and living to your fullest forever.

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Let us know, in the comments below, how you will dare to hope and choose to live your fullest right now.