Stop & Think

When someone wrongs me, I try to allow my first thought to be… “I wonder what’s going wrong in their life, that would cause them to act this way.” I’m not gonna lie, sometimes my first thought is… “what an a**hole”… but I KNOW which one is the Right thought & I always try to have that one first. Being calm, compassionate & understanding is ALWAYS the Right thing to do & when I do it, I feel good about myself… & I can be helpful to them, rather than hurtful. The goal for today: stop & think like a sane, rational, adult before reacting to the world around me! Have a great day everybody!

Compassion

“Pity is always a bad thing. It is a counterfeit. The real thing is compassion” ~Emmet Fox. I really like this one! Pity is when I feel sorry for you & that’s it… the end. Compassion on the other hand, is a sense of sorrow combined with a strong desire to be helpful. I don’t want to simply walk away thinking “sucks to be them”… I want to stop & help them because I know how bad it sucks to be where they’re at. The goal for today: don’t stop at pity… follow all the way through to compassion & we can change the world! Have a great day everybody!

Together

I like the saying “The only time you should look down on anyone is when you are helping them up.” That’s what happened to me & that’s what I try to do for others. In my time of need, a friend who had turned their life around, extended their hand & helped lift me up out of my troubles. Now I spend my time paying that gift forward to others… & helping others is the one thing that is guaranteed above all else, to keep me from slipping back into that trouble. The goal for today: help somebody, in whatever way I can… so we can all rise above our troubles together! Have a great day everybody!

Love Them

The best defense against insults, is compassion. When someone says something offensive, I try to understand that they are spiritually sick, primarily because something is scaring them, and then I can feel compassion for them, rather than feeling hurt by them. It’s impossible to feel offended or insulted when you are praying for the person who is trying to insult you. This method may not immediately stop them from trying to offend you, but it will stop you from feeling offended. The goal for today: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you…” ~Matthew 5:44. Have a great day everybody!

Compassion

I need to treat people with compassion, even when they are behaving badly.

At or around the age of 5 our mothers taught us that 2 wrongs don’t make a right… but how quickly we forget.

If I want to be Happy… if I want to feel Peace… if I want to make the world a better place… I must live up to this standard.

There is no good reason to treat someone poorly… no matter what.

The goal for today: get Happiness, Peace & Freedom by giving Kindness, Compassion & Love!

Have a great day everybody!

Care With Love… Not Anger

“I only get angry at you because I care” ~idk.

I’m sorry, but that’s just not true.

I get angry because things aren’t going ‘my’ way.

Only selfishness can lead to anger… not because I said so, but because it is a Universal Law of Life.

I can only get angry when I believe that I am going to be negatively affected by someone else’s actions or decisions.

The goal for today: tell myself the Truth about my anger so I can overcome it & be genuinely helpful to the troubled soul that needs my help… not my anger!

Have a great day everybody!

What Do You Have To Offer?

In a room full of people a young man needed help.

One person offered money… another a ride… but there was one person there who didn’t have anything material to give him, but they still offered help.

What they offered was kindness, compassion & a helping hand.

So the one person that appeared to have nothing to offer, was the only one offering what this young man really needed… a friend.

The goal for today, give my time… my love… my humanity… because that’s what people really need!

Have a great day everybody!

Revenge Leads To Guilt

We can’t feel good about hurting someone… even if they deserve it.

We are not built to destroy ourselves, or each other, it’s incredibly unnatural… but for some strange reason, we constantly test this principle.

We think we can hurt & hate & take from people & still be happy… & no matter how many times we try & fail… we still believe that it is right & just & rewarding to inflict punishment & pain on each other.

The goal for today, help… don’t hurt… it is far more rewarding!

Have a great day everybody!

I Want To Help You Be Happy

I never want to take pleasure in other peoples suffering. I never want to play judge, jury & executioner. I never want to harbor resentments or seek revenge.

I want to practice sympathy & compassion. I want to help people learn how to properly & fairly judge themselves. I want to Love people unconditionally & fully understand them.

The goal for today, I want to put an honest & genuine effort into treating others the way that I would want to be treated… I want to help you be happy!

Have a great day everybody!

Humility, Compassion & Understanding

“Easy is to judge the mistakes of others… difficult is to recognize our own mistakes” ~Unknown.

This is a very true statement… but there is a solution!

If someone makes a mistake, rather than judge them, my first thought should be “Have I ever made that same mistake?”.

This type of thinking breeds humility, compassion & understanding… which leads to confidence, trust & helpfulness to others… & I learn a lot about myself in the process.

The goal for today, understand, rather than judge… so I can help, rather than hurt!

Have a great day everybody!