"... a personal inventory, which many of us had never attempted" ~Anon. I was told I was selfish & I said "No I'm not... I'd give you the shirt off my back". I was told I was resentful & I said "No I'm not... I get along with everybody". I was told I was dishonest & I said "No I'm not... I always tell the truth". I was told I was afraid & I said "No I'm not... I'm not afraid of anything". Then I was taught how to take a personal inventory & sure enough, I had all of these defects of character. The goal for today, keep tabs on myself... because it makes my life & yours better! Have a great day everybody!
For years I couldn't figure out why nothing ever seemed to go my way. Well, I finally figured it out. My way said that 'my' happiness was all that mattered... that all of my anger was justified... that concealing the truth was the best way to get what I wanted... that fear would keep me safe. Technically, I did get my way & it lead me to misery & depression. The goal for today, care about others... get rid of anger... tell the Truth... live Free... & then I can experience Peace & Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
I used to be powerless over people, places & things. I allowed people to dictate my feelings & my sense of worth... I allowed my surroundings to dictate my activities... I allowed 'things' to become far too important to me. But not anymore! Now I get to choose how I feel & I know what I'm worth... I can make sane, logical decisions about the activities that I partake in from day to day... I have gotten much better at attaching the appropriate value to material things. The goal for today, regain control of my own life & feelings! Have a great day everybody!
A friend of mine has recently proven that every cloud literally has a silver lining. If we are willing to look for it... there is an upside to everything. Example: Someone called her fat... she got mad & then realized that the reason she got mad was because she isn't happy about her weight. She started walking & lost 10lbs in a week. When we discussed it, she laughed & said instead of getting mad... I should thank him. The goal for today, make all things positive! Have a great day everybody!
"I know" ~Emmet Fox. I encourage people to think. When someone says "I don't know why I did that" or "I don't know why they would do that"... I usually ask them to think about it. Nobody ever does or says anything for no reason & if I take the time to understand the reason, then that particular person or thing can't hurt me anymore. In fact, if I truly understand people, then I can learn & grow & progress as a result of the thing that previously seemed so negative. The goal for today, know! Have a great day everybody!
There is nothing wrong with being wrong... but there is something wrong with not admitting when I'm wrong. For some strange reason, I used to believe that it was better to pretend that I didn't ever make a mistake... than to admit it & try to make it right. Everybody makes mistakes & everybody knows that, so who did I think I was fooling? The goal for today, earn peoples trust & respect by admitting my mistakes! Have a great day everybody!
"It's impossible to truly understand someone & not love them" ~From the movie Ender's Game. Love is when I have no ill toward a person & if I do have ill will toward them... it's because I don't understand them. If someone is acting poorly, it is because they are hurt or wounded & in need of help. Sometimes we can help them overcome their problems, but other times we can only help by understanding why they are acting that way & not getting upset. The goal for today, Understand & Love! Have a great day everybody!
I had a different message prepared for today but a conversation with a friend brought this thought to mind very strongly. I can honestly say that I have no ill will toward anyone today. There is not a person on this planet that I would want something bad to happen to. I'm not feeling angry... I'm not feeling jealous... I'm not feeling entitled & I gotta tell you... it feels pretty damn good! The goal for today, is to honestly wish for every human being to experience Happiness, Peace & Freedom! Have a great day everybody!
"Attention is the key" ~Emmet Fox. If I pay attention, I can avoid misery & depression... I can learn the Truth about myself & others... I can cause fewer mistakes & accidents... I can wipe out loneliness, trust issues & self-esteem problems... I can uncover the cause & the solution to all of my problems. We should all find a method of improving our focus & attention (I ask God for help)... because it is the key to Life & Happiness for us all. The goal for today, pay attention! Have a great day everybody!
We need to learn how to listen... attention is one of those invaluable assets of life! A friend was telling me a tragic story from their past & after a few brief statements, the trouble became clear & 30 yrs of pain were corrected in an hour. They told me what the real problem was & they didn't even realize it. Find a trustworthy friend... tell them your story & pay close attention because the Truth is already in your story... you just over looked it. The goal for today, listen... to myself & everybody else, because it just might save a life! Have a great day everybody!