There are many sayings about words such as:¬† A picture is worth a thousand words, actions speak louder than words and etc.¬† We as boomers have taught and heard powerful words..¬† We smiled when we heard some small words spoken for the first time by our grandchildren and children before them.
Remember the first time that you heard the word Mama or Da Da uttered from a babies voice.¬† If you didn’t have children of your own then maybe there was a time that you heard just your name spoken from a little one.¬† I bet you smiled.¬† As adults maybe it would be good to go back and focus on small words that create positive reactions for us and others.
When we practice small things like small words¬†it will give us the power to grow and experience what is good in each other.¬†¬†It is simple and free.
This is a list that I have been using more often.¬† It is rewarding to see how the words work.
24 Positive Small Words
I love you.
You are special.
How are you?
That was very nice.
I understand and admire your courage.
Your smile is like sunshine.
You have such a good listening ear.
The things you do are important.
You did a great job.
We can do this together.
You inspire me by trying.
I appreciate you.
Your sharing makes a difference.
You were missed when you were gone.
You have brought joy into my life.
You can do it.
I noticed your kind deed.
I enjoyed being with you.
You are never alone.
You touched my heart.
Yes, small words can carry power to inspire, bring hope, joy, and encouragement to others.¬† Then the positive effects come back to us.¬† I will ask you to join me in a review of small words that we can use to create harmony, peace, and love in our baby boomer journey of life.¬† You can do it.¬† It is okay.¬† We did it as babies.¬† We taught our children.¬† Now let’s not forget the importance and the positive power of small words.¬† It is up to you. It is never too late.¬†What other words can we add and practice that are small but very powerful?¬†¬† It is not being childlike.¬† It is really about showing how grown up we really are.¬† Today might be the day that your life or the life of another will be changed with the power of a kind and considerate¬†small word.
This is a post from the past which has a timeless message. Each day I find it is necessary¬†to meditate.¬†Meditation brings inner peace.¬†¬†One of my favorite authors is Dr. Wayne Dyer.¬† Dr.¬†Dyer was born¬†May 10,1940 in Detroit,¬†Michigan.¬† He spent the first 10 years of his life in foster homes and orphanages.
Today Dr Dyer is a motivation speaker, author,¬†therapist and an self help guru.¬†¬†Dr. Dyer is the father of eight children and resides with his family in Maui¬†Hawaii.
Dr. Dyer¬†has compared happiness as something being in one’s tail.¬†¬†Dr. Dryer says, “Don’t chase Happiness, it will find you.¬† love who you are.”¬† Don’t be like a cat.¬† Stop chasing your tail.¬† Dr. Dyer says,” live life as you want not as others want you to live.”¬† People will have different opinions of how you should be but more importantly is that you love who you are.¬† Hang strong and enjoy inner peace.
The message is clear: Allow happiness to find you.¬† Stop the rat race of chasing.¬† Enjoy the moment!
My favorite quote by Dr. Dyer is, “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the Floor.¬† It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”¬† Dr. Dyer says, ” How people treat you is their karma, how you react to it is yours.”
Boomer life can give you the feeling of being¬† pressured and stressed.¬† In addition to everyday life such as Doctors appointments, medicare, discovering new wrinkles, loss of a friend, children having problems, etc. ¬† It is still important to do a self check.¬† Enjoy the moment and Stop chasing your tail.
Well I took the AARP Driver Safety Class yesterday at the Johns Creek Active Adult Center.¬†¬† It was a six hour class attended by a small group of six and professionally taught by a retired school teacher volunteer. I would say three boomers and three seniors.
I had heard different things about this class, but I enjoyed it and would recommend it.¬† The obvious reasons for taking the class are to get a 10% premium discount on your auto insurance (if you don’t have any tickets in the last three years),¬† to get up to date on your driving skills and safety, and just because it is an enjoyable thing to do, which is reason enough in retirement.
Robin on Facebook asked me what I learned and I replied:¬† 1. Keep three seconds between you and the car in front 2. adjust your side mirrors so that you can’t see the side of your car 3. Position your grip on the stirring wheel at the 4 and 8 position. I had always had my hands on near the top of the wheel.
Those are just the highlights; there was so much material they give you a nice AARM Driver Safety Program participant workbook with the information spelled out very nicely.
They pointed out that much has changed since we started driving.¬† Back then we didn’t have seat belts and cars didn’t even have a side mirror.¬† Do you remember that?¬† The headlights were very poor and beamed only straight ahead with a narrow focus.¬† Cars were loud, smelly and overheated radiators and flat tires were a part of many road trips.¬† Oh, the good ole days!¬† But people did take their time and we courteous.
A few items I noted during the class to check out are:
1. Amber tinted sun glasses, as they are good in sunlight.
2. Full rear view mirrors and those small rounds mirrors for the side mirrors
3. Try the Driver’s Test for Reaction Time and other Senior Driving Games¬† Try the sheep games, it’s fun and interesting and see how you did.
4. Failure to yield the right of way is the number one problem of senior drivers.
In summary,¬† I enjoyed the class and I think everyone should take it.¬† The course is for anyone over age 50, which includes just about all of us baby boomers.¬† When you quit being a road warriors doing to work everyday, things change in you outlook about driving. You are not as aggressive and in such a hurry to get someplace.¬† Your driving skills may be refreshing.