Column 08 – The Power to Change our World by The FlyLady, Marla Cilley

This past week my friends grandfather passed away at the age of ninety-seven. This has me thinking about the legacy we will leave our family. He was born on Christmas day and left us on Valentine’s Day. His life blessed everyone who knew him. We should all strive to bless others with our lives.

We may not aspire to be a head of state but we can take babysteps to make a difference in our world.  We are the shining example in our homes. Our personality whether it is positive or negative flows through our family.  It is up to us to set the tone in our home. If we are grouchy then our babies will be grouchy, our critters will be fussy and our spouses will go hide.

Isn’t it better to have our babies remember us for the twinkle in our eye when they ask if we could come and play and then we say yes!! All because our homes are not weighing heavily on our hearts; now I have huge puddles rolling down my face. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest. When you are dead and gone your babies are not going to remember how clean our homes were, but they will remember that their mother or father was happy and filled their home with love.

I just heard the music Going Home from Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony on TV. I turned off the TV and put on my favorite radio station to hear mine and Robert’s favorite symphony by Camille Saint-Saens; The Organ Symphony. That beautiful music brought back a touching memory of our first kiss. I guess it is those little memories that stay with us all of our lives. My sweetie choreographed our first kiss to the 4th movement when the organist pulls out all the stops on the organ and fills the air with the most wonderful sounds.   We don’t listen to it often but when we do we are touched by its beauty and power. I feel that this was a God Breeze to affirm this message to you!

We all have the power to change the world even if it is just our little neck of the woods. Our attitude is everything. I want for you what I have Peace! Peace in knowing that I will be remembered for my smile and my positive contagious spirit! I live by these three rules.

Don’t sweat the small stuff; what doesn’t matter doesn’t matter.
Laugh every day even if it is at yourself.
And love like there is no tomorrow!

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