Updated: Aug 14
Greetings and Good Monday Morning Everyone,
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. I for one, have been very productive this past week. Over this past weekend, I thought about what this past week was like for me, and my ability to step up and get things done. I'm so proud of myself, and I was reminded of how thankful I am. So, right now, I'm stopping to take a moment to smell the flowers. I think that it's important to spend some time, thinking about all of the things that's allowed me to be successful at this time. For that reason, I wanted to explore 6 reasons for being thankful.
Over the past weekend, I watched two vey contrasting stories about life. One that was very inspiring and the other that was frustrating, heartbreaking, and discouraging. In the movie, I Care A lot it was hurtful and discouraging seeing this "Guardian" steal so much from the lives of so many unsuspecting elderly people. It showed me that without the proper planning and safeguards to protect one's assets, we can fall prey to someone else's greed and nefarious intentions. I talk a lot about having a plan, and making sure that we create the lives that we want to live forever. With that said, what do you do, when you've spent your entire life working and saving, building a "nest egg" for retirement, and then someone swoops in and steal it from under your nose. The weird thing about it is that many of these people properly planned their lives for retirement, and yet it was stolen from the. legally. Some time ago, I watched a Netlix Documentary about this as well, called, "The Guardians", and it amazed me, how easy it was for someone to file a petition with the courts claiming that an elderly person, was unfit to care for themselves, and then a judge grants Guardianship, often times, to some other than a family member. In many cases, the elderly typically are people that are well off, and they're net worth is significant. It's fundamentally wrong, and I was so hurt by this movie because, I know, this is something that is happening on a regular basis to the elderly here in America.
On the flip side, I also watched a French movie based on a true story called, The Introuchables and this movie was so touching and inspiring. It reminded me of part of the reasons why we're here on earth, and it is to be in service of others. It also reminded me of the importance of having someone there for us when we cannot do for ourselves, and not just anyone, but someone that we can trust to give us the love and support that we deserve. We all need friendship, companionship, and compassion, and it was so sweet to see this wealthy aristocrat and an ex-con establish a relationship that was so unexpected. It made me think of the things that I'm most thankful for, and I think we should keep all of the things in mind. After watching, I Care A lot it reinforced for me things that is most important. So, I want to leave you with these final thoughts:
Where "M.A.I." Thankfulness Resides:
Piece of Mind
As I close, I want to give God thanks. I look around and I have friends and family members that are dealing with health issues. I have family that have lost their piece of mind. I have friends that rely heavily on our friendship and companionship, as do I, and the overall need for laughter and happiness in the midst of trials and tribulation. I want to maintain all of these things because, it is needed for the sustainability of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. My prayer and hope is for everyone to maintain where their thankfulness resides because, we can lose it so easily and once it's gone; there's no guarantees of its restoration. So live fully, but please don't forget to give thanks.
Charmyra E. Fleming is a romance author with a deep desire to M.OTIVATE | A.SPIRE | I.NSPIRE, her readers and beyond to live their lives with purpose, intention, and full of passion. Thank you for reading her blog post this morning. Hey, do her a favor, if you like or love this post, comment on it. She'd love to hear your feedback. Also, please feel free to share it with your family and friends in the social media universe. Your support is greatly appreciated!