If part of you wants to hurry things along today, think again. Being productive is essential but constantly speeding things up day in and day out will get you burnt out fast. Besides, you miss a lot of what's going on around you when you're rushing around trying to finish every little task on your agenda. You're not only getting things done quicker but you're going to get through the good parts of life faster too, and who wants that? Sometimes it's good, not to mention healthy, to just slow it down a bit. Life can become so fast-pased, so busy, so... scheduled. To keep our sanity we have to take
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
by Grace E. Easley
Thank you Lord for another day,
Within this life of mine.
Give me the strength to live it well,
Whatever I may find.
Bestow from Your abundance,
Whatever I may
Friday, July 29, 2011
I did, however, manage to affirm my way into a more positive and patient state of mind which, that in and of itself was a task, to say the least. Sometimes, some days our satisfaction of feeling accomplished for the day comes from simply just "getting through it" and even better if we can do it with a smile.
Please, if you can, do not start your day off with a negative attitude. It sets the stage for your entire day, it's draining and a complete waste of energy... for yourself and everyone around you! If you find yourself having "one of those days" do your best to nip it in the bud. Tell yourself right away that you will not tolerate or allow your cranky emotions to get in the way of your happiness. Of course, this takes practice... sometimes a lot of practice but it's just like anything else. "Practice makes perfect."
Each day holds so much potential. The possibilities that today offers you are endless, and it's just as easy (and a lot more exciting) to anticipate wonderful things to come! However, I do acknowledge the fact that it is easy to let the blessings that surround you go by unnoticed if you're not looking. The lifestyles we choose or take on get busy; we get distracted. Even so, there's still no real excuse why we can't take a couple of minutes to observe and appreciate the gifts around us; the things we would surely miss if they were gone.
Remind yourself of what you do have and not what you don't have. Whatever your cranky mood is pouting about is probably very insignificant compared to the grand scheme of things in your life. Realize that you are bigger than your problems and that your life is too precious to let them get the best of you. Remember that today is a gift and tomorrow is never promised. So make sure you put first things first.
Okay, go ahead and do it now; take a minute and look around you. What do you notice? What are you grateful for? What are you stressing about? Think about it... which is more important? Is it really worth it? Either way... tell yourself... "It's going to be a great day!" If nothing else, at least be proud of the fact that you made an effort to make the best out of the situation And that ,my friend, is what will make your day great!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
"Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it." ~ John Templeton
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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Thursday, July 21, 2011
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Lao-tzu
One of the first steps in finding your place in this world is declaring who you are and what you're about. Don't skimp here. Don't cut corners. Lean into your dreams. Dive deep into yourself.
Forget about safe. Safe is boring! Get dirty and come out feeling more alive than you ever have. After you discover who you really are and what you stand for, be brave and put yourself out there. Life will continue to happen whether you take action or not, why not stay off the beaten path and catch up with your passion. Set an example and make yourself shine! Be a magnet for the people you want to attract along the way.Do what you truly love to do!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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Monday, July 18, 2011
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Saturday, July 16, 2011
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." ~ Audrey Hepburn
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Everyone of us has been down before and nothing feels better than a comforting presence in our time of need. Take the time to show others that you genuinely understand and respect their needs and concerns by listening well and making a sincere effort to see issues from their point of view. Emphasize the good, the positive, and the upbeat. Maybe share happy thoughts and positive stories. Whatever you do, do it sincerely and with an open heart. When you show concern and understanding... when you show patience and give somebody time out of your busy day... you are extending the heart of a very compassionate person. That in and of itself is a very wonderful feeling... not just for them, for you as well.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
via positive thoughts
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
When you daydream, you may not be achieving your immediate goal – say reading a book or paying attention in class – but your mind may be taking that time to address more important questions in your life, such as advancing your career or personal relationships. In fact, psychiatrist Stuart Twemlow - director of the Hope Program at The Menninger Clinic in Houston says that "Daydreaming can be beneficial in many ways and, ironically, can actually boost productivity." (Full article on WebMD) Imagine that! Allowing yourself a few minutes each day for daydreaming may actually help you become more productive in the long run! So don't feel so bad the next time you catch yourself lying on a beach with a cocktail in your hand only to wake up standing in front of the copy machine at work printing endlessly; you might just have given your brain the well deserved R&R it needed to land a deal that will get you your next big promotion!
Sweet Dreams... ♥