This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!
Read chapter ten and come up with your list of “eight.” Then write down those eight themes on a pretty piece of paper and post it somewhere you’ll see it often (bathroom mirror, refrigerator, bulletin board, etc.). Then take a picture of it and post it on your blog.
Music, singing, worship. It's how God reached me and music is what kept me coming back. I was not blessed with a beautiful voice, but I love to sing. So I do. All the time and I think it brings joy to the Lord.
Family is what you make it. There are those you're born to, those you are drawn to and those you draw to you.
People matter. Get to know the people in your community, whether that's at work, at church or in your neighborhood.
Serving a higher purpose. There's nothing more rewarding than knowing you've positively affected someone else's life.
Friendship is a gift. Treasure your friendships. Nurture your relationships so they can blossom and grow as you change throughout life.
Take time to play. You're never to old to have fun. Always be young at heart. Life is short.
Laugh at yourself. Laughter is the best medicine. Have you ever done something ridiculous or really embarrassing? The quicker you can laugh at yourself the better you'll feel. Don't waste time scolding yourself - it'll only bring you down.
Be thankful. For all the little things. Those are what you miss the most when they're gone.