People set out on many journeys in life. Our determination dictates how far the journey is going to take us. All start with a hopeful confidence. All are going to face challenges that will help decide the direction a journey is going to move in. Sometimes things get tough and you can’t continue. The bottom line is that when it comes to your goals and dreams, the determination you carry in your heart is the number one factor in reaching a successful conclusion or not. Determination is a quality that is in each of us, and it needs to be used to be effective. It all starts with looking at our thoughts, words, and actions when it comes to completing our goals. Read more...(739 words, 5 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
Gift – a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present.
The word today is gift and it is natural to think of the material things we have been freely given by others in our lives. But the gift I would like to raise awareness of and bring into your consciousness is the greatest gift we are given at birth and that is this life. We are given an opportunity to live free and create our lives into anything we choose to make it. The choice is to think with a small mind, worry about what others think, fall into line and never reach for what you want. Or you can evaluate what you want and need, and take the chance to pursue it. Ignoring the call to be content with an existence of comfort and simple entertainment. Bring into your consciousness the gift that life is and the ability you have to make it whatever you want it to be. This gift comes into focus with your thoughts, words, and actions today. Read more...(1038 words, 5 images, estimated 4:09 mins reading time)
Fear- an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat.
One of the most difficult things that face people in life is fear. It is a tough foe because it can rise up in any area of your life and at any moment. Experiences in life can cause pain and we are designed to want to avoid pain. So a traumatic experience at any age can cause fear to rise in your mind. Fear can either be a motivator or a limiter in what you can and will accomplish in life. Once you have been hurt, most people go to great lengths to avoid a repeat. Raise your consciousness today about the fear in your life. Look at where you are limited and the fear behind it in your thoughts, words, and actions. By recognizing the fear and understanding its cause, the fear can be overcome and even eliminated. Be fearless. Read more...(882 words, 5 images, estimated 3:32 mins reading time)
Present-1.(of a person) in a particular place. 2. existing or occurring now.
As we move through our days, there seem to be three states of thought, those that are in the past, those that are in the future and those that are in the present. To be in the past or future takes you away from the present into a fantasy land of existence. The present moment is all that we really are guaranteed to have. Being present for life allows you to make choices which really honor you, improve your life and the lives of those you interact with. Read more...(642 words, 5 images, estimated 2:34 mins reading time)
Many years ago, I can remember being a kid and just wondering who was going to be available to play after school. There were not many things that were more important to my elementary school self than what I would play, where I would play and who would be available to play with. Growing up in the town of Greenville, Maine, Tuesdays were always a difficult day because the bulk of my colleagues were Catholic and they had to go to Catechism, which significantly cut into my options. I often urged some of my friends to skip their religious instruction for a rousing game of kickball or football or anything outside that involved a game of some kind. Read more...(824 words, 6 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)