"...whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber..." ~Anon. This was a difficult lesson for me to learn. Just because I didn't get caught, doesn't mean there are no consequences. A guilty conscience is far worse than any physical punishment that could be dealt out... & the only way to get rid of a guilty conscience is to stop doing what I know in my heart is wrong. The goal for today, do the Right thing, even if I could get away with the wrong & rebuild my moral fiber! Have a great day everybody!
If it's good... it's God! God doesn't make bad things happen... bad is a direct result of human beings making poor decisions... God makes good things happen! If it's God... it's good! Even things like natural disasters aren't always bad... they are part of the planets immune system & they are absolutely essential to our survival. The goal for today, reevaluate my thinking... grow in understanding... learn how to make better decisions... stop blaming God... & take one more step toward Peace & Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
Should I condemn people for being rich or poor? Should I condemn people for being republican or democrat? Should I condemn people for being white or black? Should I condemn people for being gay or straight? And then the big question! Should I condemn people for condemning people... or should I stop being a hypocrite that lives by double standards? Today, I will not condemn anyone... for any reason & any condemnation directed toward me... will fall on deaf ears! Have a great day everybody!
"Don't sweat the small stuff... & it's all small stuff" ~Richard Carlson. A wave of peace & calm came over me as I had this thought... I don't have to get stressed because people are bad drivers. I don't have to get stressed because of the weather. I don't have to get stressed because of the holiday hustle & bustle. I can remain calm... do what I need to do... & not sweat the small stuff. In fact... I can meet these challenges with a smile on my face... with a spirit of Love & Tolerance. Have a great day everybody!
One day I realized that I was the cause of my own misery. At first, I felt pretty bad about that, but little by little, it began to dawn on me, that this was great news! If it's me... I can fix it. If it's you... I can't. I once read that 'The world & it's people are often quite wrong' & I have found that to be true (myself included - lol)... but now I know how to handle it. Today, if the world wrongs me, I have a choice... I can let it make me miserable... or I can rise above it & be Free... but the choice is always mine! Have a great day everybody!
I am the king of procrastination! Every morning when I wake up, I ask God to direct my thinking & this morning when I asked, He said... "Behold, now is the time...". There was no need for me to ask 'time for what?'... I know exactly the things that I have been dragging my feet on. It's time to stop telling myself that I'll get to that tomorrow. Today's goal is 'simple; but not easy'... it's time to be fully present... fully aware... & fully alive... right here & right now! Have a great day everybody!
There is a saying that we should... "Surround ourselves with people who lift us up" & I agree, but there's a catch... like attracts like! Criminals don't usually hang out with law abiding citizens. Active addicts & alcoholics don't usually hang out with people who are clean & sober. The Law of Attraction says that the one & only way to be surrounded by good people is to be a good person. The goal for today, be the kind of person that I'd like to be surrounded by... & the rest will take care of itself! Have a great day everybody!
"Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" ~Matt 7:14. Normally, if many people said one thing & a few said another, you would listen to the many... but this says the opposite. Galileo was in the minority, but he was right... the Earth is round. The Wright brothers were in the minority, but they were right... we can fly. Many people said my misery wasn't my fault... then a few told me the Truth & it did in fact, lead me to Life. The goal for today, seek the Truth... & be one of the few that find it! Have a great day everybody!
My grandfather was always trying to teach me things. He would explain things to me & ask if I understood. Of course I always said yes because I didn't want to look stupid. But he knew when I was lying & would ask me to explain it back to him & then I would have to admit that I didn't know. After the admission he would explain & I would learn the lesson. This process taught me an absolutely invaluable lesson! If I admit that I don't know... I can learn. If I pretend that I do know... I remain ignorant. Honesty leads to Truth! Have a great day everybody!
We are so romantic about the idea that this life of ours is flawed... & that's the way it's supposed to be. We revel in our emotional flaws... we take pride in them... we wear them like a badge of honor... & why? Because it is easier to take pride in them, than it is to fix them? Today, I will take pride in forward progress... I will revel in the fact that anything is possible. Today, I will not celebrate my emotional flaws... I will not accept them as the natural order of things... instead, I will strive toward & take pride in overcoming them! Have a great day everybody!