Give To Life

Years ago it was suggested to me that I keep tabs on myself, to make sure I’m living Right. This was an incredibly valuable suggestion & I put a concerted effort into utilizing it on a daily basis. One of the questions in this personal inventory is… “Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?” The goal for today: make sure that I am giving, more than I am taking, from others, from the world & from this life! Have a great day everybody!

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It’s Not Personal

We live in a very selfish, self-centered world. It’s hard to say that & have it not sound really negative & derogatory, but hear me out. I used to take everything personally. When someone would lie, cheat, steal, insult, offend, etc. etc… I would take it personally & get hurt or angry. Now I try really hard to not take anything personal, because I know that no one is doing anything “TO” me… they are doing it “FOR” themselves. That doesn’t make it right, but it proves that it isn’t personal. The goal for today: know that self-centered fear is the cause of wrong doing… & pray for them rather than taking it personally. Have a great day everybody!

Attitude

The attitude I take toward something dictates whether it’s right or wrong… & whether it makes me feel good or bad. About 13 years ago, a friend told me that if I wanted to live & be happy, I had to help someone other than myself. I didn’t like the idea & I didn’t want to do it, but I did want to live… so I tried it. I quickly realized that he was right… it immediately made me feel good about myself & that’s why I’m still doing it years later. The goal for today: take a positive attitude toward helping others & it is guaranteed to change your life for the better! Have a great day everybody!

Help Someone

If you are unhappy… you should find someone to help. If you are nervous… you should find someone to help. If you are angry… you should find someone to help. Helping others is ALWAYS at least part of the solution, to any & all problems. Altruism (the unselfish concern for the welfare of others) can NEVER fail to lift your spirits… but the catch is that it has to be truly selfless. If helping someone feels bad, it’s because you did it for the wrong reason. The goal for today: help others find peace & happiness, simply because it’s the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!

A Genuine Apology

A genuine apology will never include the other persons mistakes. If I point out your mistakes while attempting to apologize to you, then I’m not really apologizing… I’m trying to clear my own conscience at your expense. It’s like saying… “I feel bad about the way I treated you… but it was really all your fault anyway. Ahhh, now I feel better.” A genuine apology should never include words like “but”… or “however.” And the most important thing to remember is that “I’m sorry” means “I won’t do it again.” The goal for today: learn more about the Art of Life! Have a great day everybody!

Feel The Freedom

“There are 2 ways to enter the final chamber… free or not free; the choice is ours” ~Jean Paul Sartre. We all came into this world with free will… & therefore, how we leave it is up to us. I want to leave this life knowing that I did everything I could to make the world a better place. And I believe that the best way to do that is to give all of the love in my heart, out freely to those around me. The less I think about “getting”… the more freedom I experience. The goal for today: feel the freedom of giving love! Have a great day everybody!

Give Freely… Get Happy

If you really think about this honestly, you will see that the only time we ever get angry, frustrated, sad, or any negative feelings, is when we don’t “GET” what we want. When I’m giving love… I don’t get frustrated. When I’m giving respect… I don’t get angry. When I’m giving compassion… I don’t get sad. But when I don’t “GET” love, respect or compassion… that’s a different story. When I think about what I’m not getting… I get upset; when I think about giving… I get happy. The goal for today: give “FREELY” of myself… & get happy! Have a great day everybody!