"We don't regret the past, nor wish to shut the door on it" ~Anon. My past should not dictate my thoughts, feelings & actions here & now. I have made many mistakes, but regret doesn't fix them... & neither does burying them. When bad memories come to mind, whether it's something I did, or something done to me... I have to deal with it the Right way. The goal for today: learn from my mistakes & forgive you for yours... because present negativity, over past misdeeds, robs us of our God given right to happiness, peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!
Heaven, hell & purgatory are states of mind, that we live in every day of our lives. Hell is when I live in despair, drowning in my problems. Heaven is when I live basking in the sunlight of the solution. Purgatory is a state of limbo that we temporarily reside in while choosing Heaven or hell. I can go back to the problem because it seems more comfortable & less scary. Or I can press through the fear, moving onward & upward to the sometimes scary unknown... having full faith that it will lead to something better. The goal for today: Heaven! Have a great day everybody!
When you honestly & genuinely want to know the Truth... you can feel it! Honesty is a mental state... but Truth is a matter of the heart. When someone speaks the Truth, I can feel it in my heart... I KNOW it's True. I don't question it... argue about it... or debate it... it is undeniable! There were times in my life where I would argue anything, because I didn't really want to know the Truth. Primarily because the Truth was that I needed to change... & change is scary. The goal for today: want the Truth... feel the Truth... know the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
We must stop treating symptoms... & start treating causes. If I have the flu, cough syrup can ease some of the symptoms... but I still have the flu. That being said... if I have a fear of being alone, should I treat the fear... or the loneliness? If I have a fear of running out of money, should I treat the fear... or the financial? If I have a fear of public opinion, should I treat the fear... or my reputation? We have problems because we're afraid... & we aren't fixing them because we are only treating symptoms. The goal for today: find & treat the cause... fear! Have a great day everybody!
Depression is remorse over past mistakes & I solve this problem by asking God's forgiveness & what corrective measures should be taken. If I stop repeating my mistakes & repair the damage done, to the best of my ability, self-pity & remorse fade away. Anxiety is fear of the future & I solve this problem by asking God to remove my fear & direct my attention to what He would have me be. If I pay attention to what's going on here, in the present moment... tomorrow can't hurt me. The goal for today: cure depression & anxiety by fixing the past & staying out of the future! Have a great day everybody!
I recently saw a commercial that said the best way to put a stop to texting & driving is to beep at people & tell them to stop texting. Really?! Next time you see a teenager texting while driving... try that & let me know how it works for you. The only way to fix these problems is to teach children to not be selfish, inconsiderate & irresponsible. And the only way to teach them that is to not be selfish, inconsiderate & irresponsible ourselves. The goal for today: teach by words... but lead by example! Have a great day everybody!
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?" ~Unknown. God didn't put me here to take from the world... He put me here to contribute to it. I had about a twenty year stretch of life that all I cared about was making my life better... I didn't care about the rest of the world. But my attitude has changed... & now I refuse to leave this place without trying my best to make it a little better for the next generation. The goal for today: know that if God only wanted us to care about ourselves... He would only have created one of us! Have a great day everybody!
I have had my bouts with either taking life way too seriously... or looking at life like it was one big joke, taking nothing seriously. I must maintain my balance in this respect... & I have finally found the solution. In order to maintain my balance I must begin to get rid of fear. When I'm afraid of looking like a fool... I begin to take life too seriously. When I'm afraid I'm not smart enough to be taken seriously... I start acting like a clown. The goal for today: balance... laugh, joke, live, love, work hard & be free! Have a great day everybody!
"I couldn't do it alone... no one can do it alone" ~Derek Sanderson. It really doesn't matter what he was talking about... this applies. We weren't built to succeed alone... we were built to succeed together. We were built to love & no one can do that alone. We were built to work together... to help each other... & to peacefully co-exist. We must come together if we hope to fix any of the problems we are currently facing. The goal for today: know that we are all in this together & act accordingly... love each other! Have a great day everybody!
"Sometimes good is the enemy of best" ~William G. Wilson. Excessively pursuing material things is a bad idea. Excessively pursuing the treasures of the heart is a great idea! I don't want to have a good day... I want to have a great day! I don't want to like people... I want to love people! I don't want to just ask how your day is... I want to actually care! I don't want to just talk about unconditional love... I want to live by it! The goal for today: too much is never enough when it comes to loving & helping each other! Have a great day everybody!