The only solution is the one that you believe in & if you don't believe there is a solution... then there isn't one. Belief is a powerful thing! Far more powerful than most of us can imagine. If I believe that there is no way out of a situation... then there's not. I have convinced myself of some pretty crazy shit over the years, but I can finally see the Truth... there is always a solution. The goal for today: believe... & refuse to accept anything less than Happiness, Freedom & Peace! Have a great day everybody!
"Hatred ceases not with hatred" ~Buddha. It seems perfectly logical to retaliate when someone wrongs us... but is it? The logic we seem to have lost touch with... the logic that could change the world for the better... the logic that our Peace & Happiness, as well as that of our children & grandchildren is dependent upon, is the opposite of that logic. I should never hate someone that hates me... I should Love them! It is the only Right thing to do... & deep down, we all know it. The goal for today: Love people, all people, even my enemies! Have a great day everybody!
"We cannot buy our own peace of mind at the expense of others" ~Anon. Anytime I think that I can get ahead by stepping on someone else's toes, I'm not thinking sanely. I may get some 'temporary' results from walking on people, but whatever I gain in that way... I will lose again, for it isn't really mine. The only way to ever really get ahead is to Love & Help those around me. The goal for today: look out for number one, but always remember... we are all one! Have a great day everybody!
"One love... we get to share it" ~U2. I believe that God is the one & only source of Love. People don't create Love... they share the Love that God created. Every single one of us is born with a heart full of Love & if we give it out 'freely' to others, expecting nothing in return... then God will give us more to share with each other. Love is something we 'give' to people... not 'get' from people. The goal for today: share the Love that God gave me with all of you! Have a great day everybody!
For years I thought that living the Right way would be boring. Doing the Right thing, treating people Right, being responsible, helping others... none of this stuff sounded like fun. But as I look back with my 20/20 hindsight... I can clearly see that what I called fun, was actually causing me all sorts of grief, stress, pain, misery & depression... it wasn't fun. The goal for today: know that I can have a lot more fun the Right way & with no unpleasant consequences to deal with! Have a great day everybody!
"You're so vain. I bet you think this song is about you" ~Carly Simon. Sometimes people think that my messages are directed at them personally & sometimes, they're right. I try to write about things that apply to us all... things we can all relate to. I've learned a lot about human nature & just how alike we all are. But it's great when I do write one for an individual & they see it & get it. It feels good to help someone directly. The goal for today: keep you guessing... this message might be about you ;-) Have a great day everybody!
All veterans make huge sacrifices... they literally give up a lot of their rights & freedoms in order to defend everyone else's. How could you not respect an individual that is willing to go to those lengths. But today is about those who made the ultimate sacrifice... those who gave their lives in defense of Peace & Freedom. And please let's not forget their families. The mothers & fathers... husbands & wives... the children who are still here missing their loved & lost. The goal for today: honor our dead by showing love & respect to their families & loved ones! Happy Memorial Day! Have a great day everybody!
"Man, having the nature of his Father (God), remains a creator" ~Emmet Fox. This explains everything! God doesn't send trouble... man created that. God doesn't send sickness... man created that. God doesn't send accidents & misfortunes... man created that. I need to stop creating screwed up shit & blaming God for it! The goal for today: know that God's will is perfect good & everything else... is a man made creation! Have a great day everybody!
If I believe I can't be happy... then I can't be. If I believe people can't change... then in my eyes, they never will. If I believe my problems can't be fixed... then they can't be. But if I believe... truly believe... then anything is possible. If I would stop going out of my way to convince myself that life sucks... it might not suck. I need to stop deliberately manufacturing my own misery. The goal for today: change myself, use that change as proof that others can change too & use my new found Understanding to solve my problems, help others & be Happy! Have a great day everybody!
I was afraid of not fitting in... of not having friends... of being alone. This fear caused me to turn into someone I'm not. In the back of my mind, I thought if I simply act like the person they want me to be... I'll never be alone. After about 20 yrs of this, I completely lost touch with who I really am & turned into someone else. Being yourself is the only Right way to live... & it will attract others like you. Being someone I'm not, will guarantee a feeling of loneliness even when surrounded by people. The goal for today: get rid of fear... & be me! Have a great day everybody!