The following writing contains my current Rules For Life, over the years I have tried to write down guidelines that I have found helpful in finding a balance in life and hopefully becoming a productive, happy person. They are not absolute, but I find that when I focus on them each day it is easy to identify the good that is happening.
If you don’t Stand For Something,
You Will Fall For AnythingRead more...(1275 words, 2 images, estimated 5:06 mins reading time)
Minds work overtime, sometimes and I wrote this list originally several years ago but continually update my core beliefs as new evidence and experience prove old ideas in need of tweaking or total replacement. So here are the current version of MY CORE BELIEFS. Presented in no particular order, here are a few of the things that I hold as truths for my life.
We Are All Connected
Call it God, the Universe, or whatever your religion dictates, but to me, we are all connected through divine order. All people contain the same abilities for great love, and equal power to commit evil. That is just a part of this crazy game called life. Read more...(1277 words, 9 images, estimated 5:06 mins reading time)
One of the simple things in life that we all know we should do is practice gratitude for the things we have in our lives that bring happiness into our lives. It is easy to look at the struggles and challenges of life and forget to see all of the things that make each day a positive experience. One of the best practices is to set aside a time of day to look at the past day and decide what it is that you are grateful for. Read more...(674 words, 5 images, estimated 2:42 mins reading time)
No matter what life brings you, each person has the ability to either be grateful and appreciative of the experience or they can be angry and disillusioned. The choice is always in your hands. Always.
Things Go Wrong Sometimes, Be Grateful
This is an easy idea to cope with when things are going well. There is plenty of money to do whatever you want, all of those you love are healthy and happy and the biggest decision that you need to make is what form of entertainment is in store for you this evening. Of course, you can be grateful and appreciative of this situation. Yet I know many people in just such a predicament and there is very little gratitude or appreciation. Read more...(525 words, 12 images, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
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! Read more...(928 words, 5 images, estimated 3:43 mins reading time)
“Everyone who has the will, can her their inner voice. It is within everyone.” Gandhi
Today I am particularly grateful for my inner voice and the fact that I am learning to listen to it.
Turn Down the Noise
Each of our minds are a nonstop factory of thought. All of our waking hours there are new thoughts being created, old thoughts being revisited and other people’s thoughts being entertained. We can’t help but to think, it is the job of the mind. Read more...(492 words, 5 images, estimated 1:58 mins reading time)
The phrase, “thank you”, is one that we often times either forget to use enough or even more often forget how much it can mean to someone else. Often times I think that we don’t properly thank someone when what they did was seemingly so insignificant to them that thanking them might make them uncomfortable. Recently I met someone, who had never met me, and had no pre-conceived notions about me whatsoever. We proceeded to have a quick ten-fifteen minute conversation in which I learned more about her and she more about me than I would have thought possible. I mention this because that person, I am sure never realized what kind of impact they had on me. I have never met anyone who had such a unique ability to make everyone around her feel better about themselves. So I say “Thank you” to her, we may never meet again, but the impact on me has made me want to be more positively impactful on the people I meet. I have made it a mission that when I meet people to try to make them feel like I felt that day. I am so grateful for this encounter. Read more...(327 words, 2 images, estimated 1:18 mins reading time)