Bad days happen. We fall down, we make mistakes, and things fall apart. That is life, but it has been my observation that the people who move swiftly through these mishaps and enjoy the positive side of life have developed habits that are worth emulating. It is easy to let negativity creep into our lives as we live day to day, but consciously focusing our thoughts on the positives that exist in life will provide value where it seems that none really exists. Being in love with your life during each minute is the secret to happiness. Accepting the bitter with the sweet.
In every moment we have a power to create all our experiences in life and they are created by our exercising the power of choice. In all things, there are choices to make and the results of these choices will lead to the nature of your experience. It applies to everything and everybody our choices define our lives.
I think that no matter how far along you have come in life there are always some things that have stuck with you and even though you think that you have let go of it, you really haven’t.
For me to be happy in life and to really enjoy the experiences that I am blessed with every day, there is a constant letting go of perceived slights, whether big or small from others. Forgive the people, let the act go and release the negative from your life.
Age is just a number, however, there are some numbers that are much more intimidating than others and turning 50 is one of these.
To me, at this milestone, I have conflicting feelings, I assume all people are the same. I have fears and insecurities about life, just as I did when I was turning 40, 30, 20 or even 10. Hopefully, I have developed tools and learned lessons that have helped me navigate the aging process in a positive manner. Embracing the experience. Reflection is one of the tools that I use to understand the value of an experience. To take that lesson into living my life every day.
Life is such a crazy, wild, up and down ride that it can be difficult for anyone to deal with and stay completely balanced. Sometimes there seems to be no rhyme or reason why things happen and dealing with the sudden, quick changes that are thrown at us makes it hard to understand if there is something that we should or could be doing better. I mean, in the end, shouldn’t we be happy? Shouldn’t our daily routines and struggles bring us personal satisfaction and make us feel valuable as individuals? I think that it should, and one way to do this is to practice positive thinking.
Would you break the law to save a loved one?
by Jonathan Hilton Day 27
That is the answer that I am going to give, that I would, but I am not sure that in all cases it is the best thing to do, because the repercussions may ultimately be a negative for the person you love. Sometimes loving someone is allowing them to learn the hard way.
By Jonathan Hilton
- One of my favorite stories of my youth was The Lord or the Ring trilogy by J.Rs.R. Tolkien. I loved the fantasy of it and yes I was a total geek about it throughout my life. I had the occasion to read the poem All that is Gold Does not Glitter, the other day, and I wondered why I liked it so much. This article attempts to explain my attachment to this poem and the connections I make to my life today.
- Here is the Poem in it’s entirety:
- “All that is gold does not glitter,