I have a terrible memory… can anyone relate? Here’s a prayer to fix it: God, You gave me that thought once… if it’s important, You will have to give it to me again, because I’ve lost it. My prayers are a bit rudimentary, but God doesn’t mind… He is more concerned with sincerity than vocabulary. Prayer is hard for me to explain sometimes, but it is basically when I “let” things come to my mind… rather than using my mind to try to force things to happen. The goal for today: know that memory comes from Peace of Mind… not force of mind! Have a great day everybody!
If someone upsets me, I don’t ever tell them about it. I take a “searching & fearless moral inventory of myself”… in an attempt to find out what the REAL problem is. My feelings are NEVER EVER the result of someone else’s actions… they are a direct result of the way I allow other people’s actions to affect me. I know that may sound crazy, but it is a fact of life that we will all have to come to terms with eventually. And the sooner we come to terms with it… the better. The goal for today: personal responsibility brings Peace, Power, Happiness & Freedom! Have a great day everybody!
“You are not happy because you are healthy; you are healthy because you are happy” ~Emmet Fox. From Saturday afternoon, until Tuesday morning, I got a total of eight hours of sleep. I woke up about two hours before work & my first thought was… “I physically feel like shit, this is going to be a miserable night at work.” Whilst wallowing in self-pity because I was tired… the above quote kept running through my head & after a few minutes, I decided to believe it. The goal for today: decide to be happy, no matter what… & see how much better you feel! Have a great day everybody!
We talk about negativity as if it were some sort of highly contagious disease that we need to distance ourselves from. "Stay away from negative people"... maybe it's time to take a look from a different angle. When Jesus was asked why he was around negative people, he said... "That's who I'm here to help. If you're not sick, you don't need a doctor." The goal for today: be positive & the only negative people that will come around, are the ones that don't want to be negative anymore... & I can help them! Have a great day everybody!
“Our wills are ours to make them Thine” ~Tennyson. God gave us free will, but what is the Right way to use it? According to Tennyson, the Right way to use it, is to ask God what He would have us do with it. A friend gave me this simple suggestion… before I think, speak or act, I should ask myself “If there is a God, would He want me to do what I’m about to do?” The goal for today: it isn’t Life if I don’t have a choice… it isn’t Love if I don’t have a choice… it isn’t Freedom if I don’t have a choice… but I should always ask God to help me make the Right choice! Have a great day everybody!
“If everyone swept in front of his own door, the world would be clean” ~Goethe. What a powerful statement! I spent most of my life focusing on the mistakes of others & ignoring my own. I thought it would be easier to hide my mistakes & feelings of inadequacy under yours, than it would be to face & fix them. In the end, I was wrong! It is infinitely easier to fix my mistakes than it is to constantly struggle through life, burying my mistakes under everyone else’s. The goal for today: take my own inventory… clean up my side of the street! Have a great day everybody!
People have said to me “You have to love yourself before you can love anybody else.” I don’t necessarily disagree, but the Truth about this is a paradox (contradiction)… & it must be properly understood. I can’t give you something I don’t have, that is very true… but to say that I “can’t” love you is simply not true. We are all born with love in our hearts & if we possess it from birth, we can give it out to others from birth. The goal for today: understand the paradox… I do need to love myself, but the only time I don’t love myself is when I don’t care about you! Have a great day everybody! Merry Christmas!
I was recently speaking to someone about a personal problem they have had for a while. When I asked them if they knew what caused the problem to begin with they said… “Does it really matter how it started?” My response was “Yes… yes it does matter!” If you walk out of your house this morning & your car doesn’t start… does it matter why? Of course the origin of the problem matters. I can’t fix it if I don’t know what caused it. The goal for today: find the fear that caused my problem… know that fear isn’t real… & ask God to redirect my thinking to the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
“We were really beating ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others” ~Anon. I used to dwell on my anger… I used to justify my anger… I used to love my anger. When it was finally pointed out to me, that I was doing more harm to myself & others than the person I was angry at, I began to work on correcting it. I’m not going to lie & say I don’t get angry… but I’m also not going to lie to myself about the destructive nature of my anger anymore either. The goal for today: know that anger is a choice… & choose to drop the damn club! Have a great day everybody!
“You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to” ~Unknown. “Anything” is a pretty strong word & I think I may have shortchanged it. I believed I could accomplish some things, but “anything” seemed like a bit of a stretch. I believed I could be good at sports, or building things, or school work… but I never thought to apply this to things like Happiness, Peace, Freedom & Helpfulness to others. The goal for today: see the power of the mind in all things... spiritual, mental, emotional & physical & let’s see how much further we can go! Have a great day everybody!