The Way It Should Be

I’ve been watching the show New Amsterdam & every episode has brought a tear to my eye because it reminds me of how things ought to be. Thousands of years ago we were told that “Love of money is the root of all evil”… & we still aren’t listening. Money will never bring about true peace & happiness. Money will never bring about a true sense of freedom or security. Money will never save our souls… only Love & compassion can do that. The goal for today: know that a genuine concern for the welfare of others always was, still is & always will be the only Right way to live! Have a great day everybody!

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Baggage… Or Experience?

“Is there a difference between baggage & experience?” ~from The Good Doctor. The answer to this question is… yes, there is a difference. The difference between baggage & experience is that baggage is an unresolved issue; it’s a problem that you have not yet solved & are dragging around with you like an anchor. Experience is when you overcome a difficulty; you have found the solution & can now endeavor to help others with that experience. The goal for today: learn how to properly address your unresolved issues, turn your baggage into experience & have a more positive impact on the people around you & the world we live in! Have a great day everybody!

Altruistic Creativity

Years ago a 15 year old kid said… “I’m fat & ugly & I have no friends, I really wish I would just die.” For the first few minutes, you could hear crickets… there was dead silence because no one knew what to say. Then I said to him… “What would you tell me, if I said that to you?” & that’s when the miracle happened. He went into a truly beautiful speech about how it’s what’s inside that matters most & how he is sure that a lot of people love me & I shouldn’t focus on the few that don’t. The next day I wrote about the importance of consulting your own conscience, putting yourself in the other persons shoes & helping others. My writing comes from helping others… & leads to helping more. The goal for today: feel the creative power of true altruism! Have a great day everybody!

Simply Love

I love to help people solve problems & in order to do so properly, I have to know what caused the problem to begin with (even when they don’t), what harm the problem is currently causing (even when they can’t see it) & how far the troubled person is willing to go to fix it (regardless of what they say). Acquiring this information is an absolute art form… it requires a very firm grasp of actual human nature, an unwavering attention to detail… & a true understanding of cause & effect. The beauty of this is that the only thing required to carry out this seemingly complex process is Love. The goal for today: let Love simplify Life… & change the world! Have a great day everybody!

Asset Or Liability?

The past is a funny thing… we can use it for good or bad. We can look back & fill our minds with remorse, anger, worry & morbidity; or we can look back & fill our minds with life lessons, gratitude, constructive criticisms & helpfulness to others. For example: I can look back at my addiction & feel bad about it & wish it never happened; or I can look back & feel good about the fact that I solved that problem & now I can help others do the same. The goal for today: put your past to good use by learning from it & helping others with it. Let it become an asset rather than a liability! Have a great day everybody!

Embrace It!

Change can be scary sometimes… but stagnation is much worse. On many occasions I have mistaken stagnation for comfort & procrastination for patience… when they are really both fear of change. I have been in a bit of a rut lately… & just because I have settled comfortably into this rut, doesn’t mean I belong here. Getting out of this rut requires change & my fear of change has me dragging my feet a bit. Change is the only constant & it’s coming whether I like it or not… & now I must choose to either embrace it… or fear it. The goal for today: know that all change is for the better once we embrace it! Have a great day everybody!

Manufacture Happiness

“Avoid then the deliberate manufacture of misery…” ~Anon. When I was first presented with the idea that I was causing my own misery, I didn’t believe it; I thought… that can’t be true, why in the world would I do that? But the more I dug into it, the more I found it to be absolutely accurate. Selfishness, resentment, dishonesty & fear all lead to misery & they are all a choice. I could have forgiven, but I chose to resent. I could have given freely, but I chose to take. I could have been honest, but I chose to live a lie. I could have done the Right thing, for the Right reason, but I chose to let fear rule the day. The goal for today: deliberately manufacture happiness instead! Have a great day everybody!