Life costs. It doesn't take long to use up all that
food we stuffed down at lunch. A breath is used up the
minute we exhale. We're in this constant flux of use
and need; so it's really important that we keep the
supply coming, and make sure it's good stuff.
A lot like replenish, but different in many ways. Revitalize
is not just about resting, but in renewing… in
creating more passion along with more energy. It's all
about making more hope for the future, creating more
goals to go after… and making sure we have what
it takes to get to them.
We sacrifice entirely too much. We give up sleep to
work on that report or we run around like crazy trying
to get more errands done than are really important.
We often don't take the time to really reward ourselves.
Oh sure, we think that ice cream is a reward, but then
we punish ourselves when we look at the scales, don't
we? We need to pick something that would really enrich
our lives, and then remind ourselves that we deserve
it… and finally, we should relish it with all
When we neglect ourselves, or others, we show no sign
of respect. You know how a rude waiter or cashier can
just annoy your whole day? That's disrespect; and it's
really annoying when someone else does it… so
why do we do it to ourselves?
This is beyond respect. This is the recognition of the
sanctity of Life; the truly special and magical gift
that is within us, and surrounds us. We may think it's
just a bunch of chemicals floating around, or we may
think it's all some part of a giant master plan; but
however we may interpret it, there's no denying it's
amazing. Let's never forget that.
Pick a goal, any goal; and then pick out a reward if
you achieve that goal. Make it simple and attainable.
Then go out and achieve the goal. When you do, make
sure you reward yourself as promised. It's a celebration
of success after all. Enjoy it!