Listen With Your Heart… Not Your Fear

Did you ever hear someone say something and just kinda take their word for it, assuming that they know what they’re talking about? Yeah, I have made that terrible mistake many times myself. We need to think about what we hear, see, read, etc. because we live in the misinformation age… and blindly following bad advice can cause all sorts of trouble for us. I have found that I was blindly following people because I had low self-esteem and therefore, I was afraid to think for myself. Once I learned to listen with my heart I was able to differentiate the true from the false. The goal for today: listen with your heart… not your fear! Have a great day everybody!

Superstition

I would suggest against building a belief system on superstitious beliefs. Superstition will build a belief system full of mystery and guessing; practicality on the other hand, will help us build a belief system that will prove itself in action. There are certain things that I no longer have to guess about… I know them to be true because I have tried them. For example: I know that helping people makes me feel good 100% of the time, when honestly and genuinely carried out. I have found reality to be far more interesting and fulfilling than any make believe version of it, no matter how good it sounds. The goal for today: if you believe it, try it… but if it doesn’t work, then try something else! Have a great day everybody!

Every Day

“Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. “How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done.” ~Anon. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do what’s Right… day in, and day out. I’m thankful that people have asked, and allowed me to help them. I’m appreciative of the opportunity to be of service in my work life, my home life, and my social life. I simply wish to be a positive, constructive force for good in this world. The goal for today: prove how thankful I am by giving freely of myself to the health and welfare of others… ALL others! Have a great day everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 Important Phrases

“I’m sorry means, I won’t do it again” ~Eric Burnett. A friend of mine made this statement whilst trying to teach his 5 year old how to not abuse the words ‘I’m sorry’. I don’t know if the 5 year old understood him or not… but that statement changed my life. There are 2 other phrases that I really needed to learn how to use properly as well: 1) ‘I love you’ means, I enjoy giving to you… not taking from you. 2) ‘I know’ means, I’m actually going to do what’s right… rather than just keep saying “I know!” The goal for today: know that talk is cheap… words have meaning… and our actions are the real proof of our intentions! Have a great day everybody!

Love Yourself?

When you’re on an airplane, they strongly suggest that if the oxygen masks deploy, you should put yours on first. They don’t say that because they like you more than everybody else, or because you are the most important person on the plane; they say it because everyone on the plane is equally important and you can’t help anyone else if you can’t breathe. If I don my oxygen mask because my life is more valuable to me than anyone else’s, I might survive… but guilt and shame will be my lot. If I put my mask on and immediately turn to help the next person… I can survive and feel good about myself. The goal for today: know that “Love thy neighbor as thyself” doesn’t mean look out for #1… it means get your shit together specifically so you can be more helpful & useful to others! Have a great day everybody!

Intolerant?

“We talked of intolerance, while we were intolerant ourselves” ~Anon. I recently had a conversation with someone who was very upset with their current work situation. They aren’t being treated they way they want to be… and when I asked them why they think the company is mistreating them, they said “Because all they care about is their bottom line.” My response to that was… “Whose bottom line were you thinking about when you got mad?” I don’t want to be a doormat anymore, but I don’t want to be a hypocrite either. The goal for today: don’t get mad… it’s a waste of time. Give 110% to your work & if they don’t appreciate your efforts & reciprocate… then actively seek employment elsewhere. Have a great day everybody!

Who’s Responsible?

I have experienced an interesting transformation. I went from blaming myself for everyone else’s problems, whilst blaming everyone else for mine; to taking personal responsibility for my own problems, whilst holding others accountable for their own. What a strange world we live in! Our lives are formed and fashioned by our own minds… so whoever I blame, in my mind, for my problems, is technically in control of my life. If I blame you, then you are in control of my life; if I blame me, then I’m in control… and I can fix it. The goal for today: take control of your life by taking responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions! Have a great day everybody!