I always had a big fear of how other people viewed me... & I missed out on a lot of life because of it. Now I can see that the problem wasn't really how others viewed me... it was really my low opinion of myself. Subconsciously, I assumed that you felt the same way about me that I did. I fixed this problem by knowing the Truth. Everyone is good at something & no one is good at everything. Everybody makes mistakes... it's not just me. The goal for today: do my best... & then your opinion of me will either be good... or it won't matter! Have a great day everybody!
"Hatred ceases not with hatred; hatred ceases only with love" ~Buddha. This should be common sense, but somehow it isn't. Most of my life I believed that if someone wronged me, I was supposed to wrong them back. Now I can see how insane & ineffective that method of working really is. Nothing good ever came from me treating other people poorly. The goal for today: eliminate hatred from my life by practicing Patience, Tolerance, Kindliness & Love! Have a great day everybody!
"All I want for you my son, is to be satisfied" ~Lynyrd Skynyrd. I won't judge or be judged... I won't give or take orders... I won't corrupt or be corrupted by the standards or opinions of anyone else. Satisfaction comes directly from the heart of the individual & no one should demand that others see it their way. It doesn't matter how we accomplish it... just be satisfied. The goal for today: I will follow my heart & soul to satisfaction & encourage you to follow yours! Have a great day everybody!
"Seek and ye shall find" ~Matthew 7:7. Some parts of the Bible should be taken literally & some should not. I've come to realize that this one was intended to be taken literally. If I have found misery, depression & trouble... it is because I sought it. I probably sought it subconsciously, but I definitely did seek it... because we always find what we seek. The goal for today: seek Peace & Happiness... Life & Love... Truth & Justice... & these are things that I am guaranteed to find! Have a great day everybody!
Did you ever genuinely perform a random act of kindness? Most of us have at some point & here is what I've found. The one that gave help, probably remembers it & still feels good about. The one that received the help, has probably forgotten it & retreated back into the selfishness that caused their problem to begin with. The goal for today: don't settle for the temporary relief of getting help... but bask in the permanent Peace & Happiness that comes only when we give help out to others! Have a great day everybody!
Prior to the age of 12 life is impressed upon us from the outside. Our surroundings tend to dictate what we believe. From 12 on, we begin to think for ourselves & we 'choose' whether or not to believe what we were previously taught. In other words... my life today is NOT the result of my upbringing... it's the result of deciding whether or not to live the way I was raised. The goal for today: if I was raised wrong, I should change; if I was raised Right, I should stay the course; but above all... I should know that the choice is mine! Have a great day everybody!
If someone has drug or alcohol problems... I teach them to trust God, clean up their past & help others. If someone has marital or money problems... I teach them to trust God, clean up their past & help others. If someone has depression or anxiety problems... I teach them to trust God, clean up their past & help others. I believe that the problems listed above, all have the same root cause & therefore... the same solution. The goal for today: apply the common solution! Have a great day everybody!
"Punishment never heals. Only love can heal" ~Anon. If I commit a crime I should be punished, but that will not heal me. The only hope I have of being healed is for someone to Love me enough to help me, & more importantly... teach me how to Love & help others. So, there should be consequences for our wrong doings... but if we really want to help people, we need to Love them. The goal for today: Love everybody... the good, the bad & everyone in between! Have a great day everybody!
Don't let guilt keep you from doing what's Right... let it motivate you to do what's Right. I have run away from many situations because of guilt & remorse, when what I should have done was stand toe to toe with the problem & fix it. Running away because of guilt & remorse will just create more guilt & remorse. The goal for today: get rid of guilt & remorse... & regain some self-esteem & respect, by admitting my mistakes & putting an Honest effort into correcting them! Have a great day everybody!
I thought it was a good idea to join the Navy even though I couldn't swim. Half way through basic we were expected to jump in water that was 13 ft deep... with nothing but a pair of pants to stay afloat with. If I refused, I had to start over & would still end up at the edge of this pool again in a few weeks... so I could face my fears now or later. Life is just like that... we don't get to bypass the tough parts, so why delay the inevitable. The goal for today: face my fears now, so I can move on to bigger & better things! Have a great day everybody!