A fact is something that has been proven. An opinion is something that hasn't been proven. I diligently search for principles, laws, facts... the things that are guaranteed to bring the Right results. I diligently avoid 'what ifs', hunches, opinions... the things that may or may not be accurate in the long run. Opinions are for the lazy... facts are for the successful! The goal for today: know that there is ALWAYS a fact available & become willing to put in the work to find it! Have a great day everybody!
Should I change the people I hang out with... or change myself? Should I change the places I hang out in... or change myself? Should I change the material things in my life... or change myself? If I change everything around me, but nothing within me, then I haven't really changed anything. The absolute fact of the matter is this... if I change myself, then people, places & things will begin to take care of themselves. The goal for today: if I intend to bring about a real, positive, permanent change in my life... it must start with a change of heart! Have a great day everybody!
Eminence Front = A false display of superiority. If I act like a know-it-all, it’s because I’m afraid I’m not smart enough… or at least won’t be viewed as such. If I act like a tough guy, it’s because I’m afraid I’m not strong enough… or at least won’t be viewed as such. If I act like I’m better than I am, it’s because I’m afraid I’m not good enough… or at least won’t be viewed as such. The goal for today: an Honest display of Equality… no one is better or worse than anyone else! We are all smart enough, strong enough & good enough. We were created equal, it’s time to start acting like it! Have a great day everybody!
“By their fruits, ye shall know them” ~Matthew 7:16. Know me by my actions, here & now. Not by my words… not by their rumors… not by the person I was 10 years ago. If I’m paying close attention to the end result of a person’s actions, I can’t be deceived or misled… I can’t be lied to. For example: if I’m not happy, then you probably shouldn’t take advice from me, on how to be happy. I couldn’t care less about peoples social or financial standing… I need to know the condition of your soul. The goal for today: let my God given instincts & attention to detail, show me the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
“Not only is it possible for you to live your dreams… but it’s necessary” ~Unknown. If I don’t pursue & at least begin to achieve my dreams & goals… then I’m not really alive. This is important… life isn’t just about waking up on the right side of the dirt… it’s about being truly alive! I want & need to be fully functioning, fully present, fully aware… mind, body & soul. I want & need to aim high & achieve higher. And I want & need to know that this is possible, for ALL of us! The goal for today: dream big, live bigger & know that anything is possible... the world needs that! Have a great day everybody!
I love the Saint Francis Prayer, but I tend to get confused with all of the "Thee’s" & "Thy’s" & "Thou’s"… so I thought I would rewrite it in English. The most important part of paraphrasing a prayer is to make sure you aren’t changing the meaning of it, while changing the words. Here goes: I will let God flow through me. I will do the opposite of the problem, because the solution to ANY problem is to do the opposite. I will freely give all the things that I would like to get for myself. I will be selfless… & I will forgive. I will try to be a better person today, than I was yesterday. Amen! Have a great day everybody! https://jsb10711.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/st-francis-prayer/
Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace - that where there is hatred, I may bring love - that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness - that where there is discord, I may bring harmony - that where there is error, I may bring truth - that where there is doubt, I may bring faith - that where there is despair, I may bring hope - that where there are shadows, I may bring light - that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted - to understand, than to be understood - to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving…
"Perhaps they created the impression that he is to be wrapped in cotton wool and placed on a pedestal. Successful readjustment means the opposite" ~Anon. When I got serious about changing my life, I no longer wanted to be coddled & comforted & enabled. I wanted someone to tell me the Truth... & I got it! At first it stung a little (sometimes a lot)... but in the end, it was in fact, the Truth that set me Free! The goal for today: if I want to know what real Freedom feels like... I need to seek, find & live by the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it & hang on" ~Unknown. When faced with adversity... when nothing is going your way... when you're really up against it... hang on! But don't just hang on... learn how to fix it while you're hanging on. We constantly see people overcome obstacles, against all odds & you are no different. If one person can do it, then we can all do it & it's time to prove that to ourselves. The goal for today: don't ever quit... don't ever give up... do whatever it takes to hang on... & rise above! Have a great day everybody!
"I can't escape this now, unless you show me how" ~Demons (Imagine Dragons). Music moves me & this is one of my favorites! In my mind, this one simple sentence sums up our purpose for existing. We all have difficulties to escape & lucky for us... there are people available to show us how. This is the real definition of love; one person has a problem, one has a solution & when these people come together... love is the end result & that is what we are here for! The goal for today: show someone how! Have a great day everybody!