Who hasn’t wanted to spread a valuable message to a large number of people all at once? That is the draw of blogging and writing. It is alluring to share advice because you hope all of your mistakes and bad experiences can help others. It would be great to have my thoughts and ideas help other people in a broad way.
I am stating my message, I want to make it one that a reader might remember and might have a positive effect on them. We can only deliver the message, it is up to others to decide if they want to hear what we have to say. Here are 3 big messages from me to you!
1. You Have Greatness In You
Each and every person in the world has the seed of greatness planted inside of them when they are born. Life spends a lot of time trying to make us forget this greatness, but it exists inside each and every one of us.
If you are not feeling great right now, don’t worry because, although this power can lay dormant for years, it is never too late to develop the talent that you have and allow your light to shine on the world.
There are countless examples of people who lived much of their lives only to find a latent talent in their later years and to not only use it but to excel at it. All of you have this authentic power inside of you, the talent only has to be remembered and used.
How do you remember? That is where creativity comes in. Engaging in something creative seems to allow you to creep behind the veil that the years have raised to hide your talent.
Being creative, and allowing yourself to become completely involved in something, like writing, drawing, fence building, architecture, or any creative activity will afford you the opportunity to remember your authentic power and talent. It is there, it always has been and always will be, just waiting for you to remember. You possess greatness and I can’t wait to see how it manifests itself in the world.
2. Be Kind to Yourself
You need to be your own best friend. Treat yourself the way a loved one deserves to be treated. We spend much too much time being critical about our looks, behaviors, choices, relationships or any other aspect of life.
Don’t spend your time berating yourself for mistakes you have made or for things you haven’t accomplished yet. The past is the past and it can’t be changed. Learn from it but don’t let it beat you up and take away your happiness.
No need to spend time worrying that life is passing you by. Life is never passing you by, life is just passing. When you are young it is often like jumping from stone to stone to cross a river, you concentrate so much on the path you have to take to get across safely that you can’t appreciate the path until you are safely on the other side and look back.
Chastising yourself too harshly for where you are now is being mean to yourself unnecessarily. You may be setting things in motion with your actions, that ten years from now will allow you to be a millionaire, or famous, or the inventor of a new gadget that we don’t even comprehend yet.
If you are not happy with your relationships, change them. If you don’t like your job, as soon as you can, change it! If you want to live somewhere else, move there. There is nothing really stopping you from doing these things but you. We are all full of reasons we can’t, should, could have but in the end the only thing stopping you is you.
Be kind to yourself, you are doing the best that you can, and we all lack the vision to properly judge our situation correctly. Time will reveal the wisdom or folly of any decision and that is the beauty of life.
3. Be Grateful For What You Do Have
It never ceases to amaze me the power that gratitude possesses. We all want to achieve things and have things in our lives. Money makes it easy to do anything we want. Yet many of us focus on the money that we don’t have and dream about that, rather than be thankful for the amount we do have that allows us to survive.
There are entire philosophical movements and religions based on this premise. I can only speak of what I have experienced and to be grateful for what you do have, seems to open the way for more of the same. It can be health, wealth or wisdom, whatever you want, be grateful for the amount you have, and more will come.
Unlike a magic genie, nothing is going to happen instantaneously, you have to do it with sincerity and really feel grateful for things. There is no faking this in your mind or in your heart. It is a feeling and a thought that you experience each and every day.
That is the quick message that I would give but I could make it a much longer message if I had to. I would hope the kindness and the heartfelt concern would come through and hopefully, others will not only read this but listen to the message.
If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
A message to YOU!