I always liked depressing music because it seemed like pain made for more passionate music. That seems to be the way we have chosen to live & I feel the need to draw some attention to it. Pain, suffering & tragedy are powerful motivators, but why can’t we be motivated by positives? I had a pretty damn good childhood… why couldn’t I take that good & use it as motivation to seek an even higher level of positivity? Why did I choose to let go of the positive, wait for despair to set in & then seek the greater good? It doesn’t have to be that way! The goal for today: don’t wait for the so-called “gift of desperation”… grab hold of the gift of Life that’s right in front of you & be as passionate about positives as most people are about negatives! Have a great day everybody!
“We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts” ~Dwight Morrow. This is a strange double standard that we live by. Most of us are unwilling to take the time to understand why people do what they do. Why do we assume that everyone’s intentions are malicious, except our own? You make a mistake & I judge you harshly; I make a mistake, but claim that because my intentions were good, I don’t deserve to be judged. I want to live in a world where people are quicker to understand, than they are to blindly judge… even if I’m the only one living in that world. The goal for today: use the brains God gave me to understand people. I can’t hate you if I understand you; and I can’t Love you if I don’t! Have a great day everybody!
I feel like common sense is a bit of a lost art. When I finally sought help for the mess that I had made of my life, a friend used 1 simple question to help me with all of my problems. That simple question was “How’s that working for you?” It took some time, but eventually I started asking myself that question… & that’s when common sense started to return to my life. If whatever I am doing to find happiness isn’t working… maybe it’s time to try something else. The goal for today: don’t expect fear, dishonesty, selfishness & resentment… to bring about happiness, peace & freedom! Have a great day everybody!
Do you give others the same break you give yourself? When I make a mistake, I tend to immediately start thinking things like… “It was an accident, it could happen to anyone” or “I’m human, I make mistakes”… but are those the first thoughts I have when you make a mistake? When I make a mistake, I expect you to be understanding… but when you make one, I want you to be severely punished. A bit hypocritical, isn’t it? The goal for today: imagine a world where we cut each other some slack & then immediately start helping each other correct our mistakes… let’s try that! Have a great day everybody!
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” ~Unknown. Success is always an option… there is nothing we can’t do! To give up is unnatural & it’s actually hard for us to do. We may get frustrated or scared & claim we can’t go on… but 9 times out of 10 we do go on… & we win out! No matter what life throws at us, we can rise above it! We are built to succeed, we are built to overcome adversity, we are built to prove that in God’s world… anything is possible! The goal for today: find your strength, find your stride, find your peace, find your pride, find your happiness deep inside… & the world will be yours, both far & wide! Have a great day everybody!
What is your first instinct when someone makes a mistake, or wrongs you in some way? Is it to call or message everyone you know to tell them what a screw up that person is? And why do you think you are so anxious to do that? Do you think making them look bad will somehow make you look good? Does it make you feel like you are better than them? And let me ask you this: have you thought about the damage your slanderous gossip is doing to everyone involved? Do you really think it’s a good idea to poison the hearts & minds of others with your resentments? The goal for today: remember that two wrongs don’t make a right & try a slightly more adult approach to life! Have a great day everybody!
I don’t help people for appreciation, reciprocation, or reputation… those are all the wrong reasons. I help people very simply because it’s the Right thing to do. And when I help people for the Right reason, it is absolutely, 100% impossible to feel hurt or angry or unappreciated. I don’t help people & then sit around waiting to see how grateful they are; I help them & immediately start looking for someone else to help… I never look back. I used to help people because I didn’t want to be alone, which means I was really just trying to help myself… & that’s why I got hurt. The goal for today: know that it is selfishness, not helpfulness that makes one feel unappreciated! Have a great day everybody!