WISDOM
How to Have More Peace, Joy and Fulfillment
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09/06/2017

Do you want your life to be filled with any of the following?

  • peace
  • joy
  • an increased ability to love and be loved
  • a rare happiness and satisfaction
  • a profound sense of fulfillment

Most of us would answer, “Yes!”

In his book, The Rhythm of Life, author Matthew Kelly states that if you follow his four-step plan of action for ten days, it will empower you to make a difference in other people’s lives. Kelly contends that as a result, your life will be filled with more peace, joy, happiness and satisfaction.

I decided to take Kelly’s advice and focused on two of his four steps.

The two steps are, when you wake up in the morning ask God the following two questions:

  • “Who needs my attention and care today?” Then you wait and listen for God to give you a name or names.
  • Then, ask God, “How can I best care for that person today?”

Then do it!  Make it a priority.

Here’s an example of how this played out for me:

When I prayed these two steps this morning, my friend Anna came into mind.  She lives in North Carolina.  Here’s a confession: I really didn’t want to call her because I was embarrassed. I haven’t talk to her in the past year, and in that year she had married, and I had not acknowledged the marriage with a card or present.

I procrastinated until 4 o’clock, then I issued a quick panicky prayer, “Help!  Help!  Help God,” and called her.

Do you know what? We had a wonderful conversation talking about our families. (She has 43 grandchildren. Can you imagine?)  Anna kept thanking me for calling. When I hung up, I felt so light-hearted, energized and happy.  It was a real high.

No matter what else happens today, when I rest my head on a pillow tonight, I will smile and know that I made a difference in Anna’s life, and in my life today.

So consider asking yourself two questions each morning:  “Who needs my attention and care today?” And “How can I best care for that person today?” And then just do it!

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