Drink in Life Like Cold Water on a Hot Day

Drink in Life Like Cold Water on a Hot Day

This morning, as I was checking out FaceBook, I was so impressed with Jordan Adler’s status that I stole it (I told him I was going to) and used it for my own. The status was “Drink life like cold water on a hot day.” I loved this thought and it stayed on my mind all day. This philosophy is a great one and something that can be applied to our attitudes as we go about our daily lives.

Think about it this way, many of us have experienced times when we were so parched, so thirsty, that we thought we might die if we didn’t get a drink of water. This usually happens to me when I’ve been working outside for a long time. I’ll get so intent on what I’m doing that I don’t eat or drink and then, boom, it hits me. I need a drink of water and I need it now! I know that this isn’t a healthy thing to do but I am getting better about it!

When I do get that cold drink of water I almost feel like I’ve been rescued, like I can now sustain myself because I’ve been given this life force. My body settles and everything is good once again. I am refreshed, nourished and revitalized.

Screen Shot 2013-02-24 at 3.13.36 AMIt occurred to me that this experience of dehydration is much like going through stressful times in our lives when we feel emotionally and spiritually starved, panic stricken and desperate. At times like these we need to be rescued and a paradigm shift of our attitude and thought processes is, most likely, just what the doctor ordered.

A positive, proactive (instead of reactive) approach can take us from feeling desperate to feeling at peace. A shot of positives to our spirit is much like the drink of cold water for our physical bodies. We go from feeling lost to feeling restored, strengthened, revived and fortified.

When we practice and learn the habit of calming ourselves throughout our day then we can drink in the life around us and sustain our spiritual hydration. We can then achieve a level of peace and contentment that can’t survive in a stressful environment. There are many different ways of calming ourselves and these include meditation, exercise, taking a walk outside alone, gently breathing through your nose and back out through your mouth, listening to calming music, etc. While you’re doing these calming activities try to concentrate on the moment. Notice the breeze, the leaves on the trees, the birds singing, and the hum of the ceiling fan.

Breathe in life one moment at a time. It is a beautiful feeling and you’ll develop a new appreciation for the little things in life, the things that many people miss because they are moving way too fast.

13 Responses to Drink in Life Like Cold Water on a Hot Day

  1. Wow. What an awesome metaphor! It’s so easy to say that you want to take in life and enjoy each moment. But to put a comparison on it like that gives a whole new light to how much you should crave what life has to offer. Life is the most precious gift we have and it does pass us by so fast. We never get our moments back. It seems silly not to relish in the fact that we get to be here and experience life. Thanks for the wonderful video and lesson. 🙂

    ~Danielle Zack
    .-= Danielle Zack´s last blog ..How to Recruit Great Prospects into Your Business =-.

  2. Val Wilcox says:

    Renee,
    Ahhhhh, like a breath of fresh air! Always best to stay in the moment and be thankful for everything that is going on. “There is never nothing going on” – from The Peaceful Warrior movie. 🙂
    Val
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..The Power of YOU! =-.

  3. Glyna Humm says:

    Wow what insight and a great analogy. Sometimes it is so easy to concentrate on the stress of the moment instead of taking a deep breath and take time to enjoy where we are.
    .-= Glyna Humm´s last blog ..Internet Marketing and Social Networking – A Match Made in Cyber Space Heaven =-.

  4. Renee says:

    Hi Danielle,

    Thank you for paraphrasing so beautifully. 🙂 It is so true, if we could all be more aware of what is happening every moment and “stop to smell the roses” each day, then I believe this world would be a much happier place … 🙂

    Thanks again for your comments.

    I appreciate you!
    Renee

  5. Renee says:

    Hi Val,

    I LOVE that quote! “There is never nothing gong on” … I’m gonna live by that this week! 🙂

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for sharing.

    Take care,
    Renee

  6. Renee says:

    Hi Glyna,

    Isn’t that the truth? It is so easy to get caught up in the craziness of our lives and then, before we know it, another year has passed. We miss so much when we don’t slow down. The simple things in life are the most precious, my grand-babies have helped me to remember that. 🙂

    Thanks for your comment.

    Hugs,
    Renee

  7. Beth Allen says:

    This is one of my new favorite analogies! Anyone who knows me knows that I am always trying to make sure people are drinking water AND taking time to breathe in life! These very well could be my mantra, thank you for drawing this up so beautifully, Renee!

    Spiritual Hydration…..I LOVE that! 🙂
    .-= Beth Allen´s last blog ..Network Marketing is a Booming Profession! =-.

  8. Renee:

    You write the most “cutting edge” posts! They are always, alive, vibrant, and as essential as breathing, drinking water, and living Life!

    Thank-you SO much for your thoughts and wisdom.

    Blessings,
    Linda.
    .-= Dr Linda Douglas´s last blog ..WHAT IS YOUR STORY and HOW WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? =-.

  9. Renee says:

    Hey Beth,

    Thank you so much for the glowing comments. It sounds like you and I preach the same sermons. You made my day.

    Hugs,
    Renee

  10. Renee says:

    Hi Linda,

    Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed!

    Hugs,
    Renee

  11. Glenn Arcaro says:

    There are so many people who are just dehydrated in life.

    Dig the post Renee!

  12. Hi Renee,
    what a beautiful post this is.
    thanks for sharing and for caring.
    I love the headline 🙂

    Blessings,
    Jeremy
    .-= Jeremy Creager´s last blog ..Words From The Wise: A Woman Comment’s on A Womans Guide To Trust E-Book =-.

  13. Haley says:

    Thanks for your sharing
    I also love the status: “Drink life like cold water on a hot day”,it’s so meaningful.We should enjoy the moment of our life.I love this so much

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