One of the hardest things to do is change a bad habit of thought. I used to drown in negative, depressive thinking & overwhelming thoughts of fear & anxiety. Then someone suggested to me that I could think about whatever I want... & everything changed. It wasn't easy at first, but once I practiced it enough, positive thinking became a habit & my whole life started getting better. The goal for today: take back control of my mind & let positivity rule the day! Have a great day everybody!
Someone asked this question... "I committed to something & now I don't want to do it... what should I do?" I could flip a coin, pick a side & give them my screwed up opinion... or I could encourage them to consult their own conscience & uncover their real motives. My response... "Do you not want to do it because 'it' is selfish... or because 'you' are being selfish?" The goal for today: know that the Right answers come from our hearts... not other people's opinions! Have a great day everybody!
"Idle hands are the devil's workshop" ~idk. First of all, just keeping really busy is never the solution to my problems... they are still there after I'm done being busy. There is nothing wrong with staying busy, unless I'm doing it to avoid facing my problems. Furthermore, why can't I spend my idle time getting closer to God & solving some of my problems? Idle time can be just as constructive as destructive if I'm willing to put it to good use. The goal for today: let my idle hands serve as God's workshop! Have a great day everybody!
I wasted a lot of time trying to find happiness by arranging & rearranging externals like people, places & things. I moved from one place to another, where I was surrounded by family & beautiful scenery, but somehow... I was still unhappy. Real happiness has absolutely nothing to do with external conditions... it's all about what's going on inside of us. I'm going to go out on a limb & assume that there are unhappy people everywhere, just like there is here. The goal for today: if I'm unhappy, I should change 'me'... not everyone & everything around me! Have a great day everybody!
"I need your grace, to remind me, to find my own" ~Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars). My interpretation of this verse is that we need each other. We need to help each other... teach each other... Love each other. If we do... we can lead each other to a better life... a better world. Someone took the time to give me some help & I now spend a lot of my time paying it forward. The goal for today: dig deep & find that grace, so I can stop taking from life & start contributing to it! Have a great day everybody!
I gave someone money once & then they started asking for money all the time. I gave & gave & gave, until I got frustrated & I began to lose my patience. I remember thinking... 'Why won't they stop asking for money?' & then, as if it were the voice of God Himself booming from my heart, I got my answer. That voice said... 'Why don't you stop giving?' If I allow someone to take advantage of me, that's my fault... not theirs. The goal for today: if I do what's Right... it won't matter what everybody else is doing! Have a great day everybody!
There are many theories about things like triggers & temptations that cause us to do things that we shouldn't do. We talk about the effect that our environment has on us & we basically claim that our lives are not under our own control. None of this it true! Triggers & temptations are wrong thoughts... & I can change them. Letting my past control my present is a wrong thought & I can change that too. The goal for today: think like a sane person... feel like a sane person & then I can act like a sane person! Have a great day everybody!
"You are forgiven... that's what a heart is for" ~Deb Talan (Forgiven). I thought a heart was for Love? Well, it is... & forgiveness is part of Love... it is an act of Love... it is a transition from anger to Love & we need to do it more. If I want to be happy & helpful to those around me... I must forgive. Drowning in anger & resentment will destroy me & spread, like a disease, to those I come in contact with. The goal for today: start forgiving people (all people)... because Love is the sole purpose of the beating heart! Have a great day everybody!
What would you do right now if you weren't afraid? Fear of being alone... fear of running out of money... fear of what other people think of us. These fears keep us from truly experiencing Life... from knowing what it really feels like to be Free... from attaining true Happiness & Peace of Mind. I don't necessarily want to throw caution to the wind... but I don't want to be a slave to my fears either. The goal for today: be Happy... be Free... be at Peace... be Alive... be fearless! Have a great day everybody!
Our thinking is far more powerful than we might imagine! My thinking will literally dictate whether I have a good day or a bad day... whether I'm helpful or helpless... whether I'm happy or depressed... anxious or at peace. It controls everything... builds everything... it is everything. And contrary to popular belief... we can control it! The goal for today: start thinking positive, right now & have a day full of Helpfulness, Happiness & Peace... so I can lay my head to rest with calmness & contentment tonight! Have a great day everybody!