What exactly makes someone a “good” or “bad” person? When it comes right down to it, we all know the Right answer to this question… but very few live by it. We know we shouldn’t judge… but we just can’t help ourselves. Why? Passing judgement on others is always an attempt to feel better about myself. Once I become convinced that I’m not good enough… I start judging others. But putting others down, will never lift me up. The goal for today: know that the key to feeling good about yourself & your life is to stop judging people & start loving them! Have a great day everybody!
Did you ever have a bad day & take it out on someone else? Did you ever have someone else take their bad day out on you? When I have a bad day & take it out on someone else, I expect them to be understanding & forgiving; but when someone does it to me… do I give them that same understanding & forgiveness? We are all hypocrites at times & we all need to put a better effort into correcting that serious fault. The goal for today: practice understanding & forgiveness to the absolute best of my ability! Have a great day everybody!
“Resentment is the #1 offender, it destroys more people than anything else” ~Anon. “Re” is a prefix that means “again”… & “sent” comes from a Latin word that means “to feel”. When someone wrongs you, it feels bad & when you think about it again, it feels bad again… that’s resentment. The re-feeling of negative emotions is destructive, so we need to learn how to fix it. The only way to fix it is to forgive… & the only way to forgive is to tell myself the Truth. The goal for today: the Truth is… my feelings come from me, not others… so I should forgive their mistakes, correct my own, get rid of resentment… & live free! Have a great day everybody!
“We cannot buy our own peace of mind at the expense of others” ~Anon. Slander, gossip, blame… these things are NEVER done for the Right reason. Every time that any human being participates in this type of destructive behavior, it’s because they are afraid of something. We have a tendency to point out the wrong doing of others in an attempt to take the focus off of our own mistakes. The goal for today: fix my mistakes, rather than trying to hide them under yours; earn respect, rather than trying to get it by disrespecting others; take personal responsibility… & find true peace of mind! Have a great day everybody!
Most people have no idea why they act the way they do. If people knew why they abused drugs, they wouldn’t do it anymore. If people knew why they cheated on their significant others, they wouldn’t do it anymore. If people knew why they gambled all their money away, they wouldn’t do it anymore. We partake in destructive behaviors in an attempt to distract ourselves from the fact that we’re full of fear & unhappiness. If we fix our fear & unhappiness… we wouldn’t need to be distracted. The goal for today: seek, find & follow the Solution, rather than the distraction! Have a great day everybody!
“I am so f***ing bored… nothing to do today… I think I’ll sit around & medicate” ~Theory of a dead man. This quote may sound a bit extreme… but is it? How many millions of times have we heard people say things like “there’s nothing to do in this town… no wonder we have a drink/drug problem here.” There is a solution to this problem! I haven’t been “bored” in 13 years… & the reason is because I spend my spare time helping people. And I didn’t have to help starving children halfway around the globe… I guarantee you that someone in your town needs help. The goal for today: know that the cure for boredom is the unselfish concern for the welfare of others! Have a great day everybody!
“To be helpful is our only aim” ~Anon. When I’m at home… I want to be helpful. When I’m at work… I want to be helpful. When I’m at the grocery store… I want to be helpful. This desire to be helpful has transformed my life. I don’t practice it perfectly, but when I do practice the unselfish concern for the welfare of others… my life & the lives of those around me, are instantly improved. Happiness kicks in and things like loneliness & negativity fade out. The goal for today: aim to be helpful… it is the greatest good & the single, most powerful ally to Happiness! Have a great day everybody!