I have a public speaking engagement today. I’m a little nervous… but pretty excited! My nervousness comes from the fear of what other people think of me… I don’t want to look, sound or act like a fool. My excitement comes from having the potential to help a lot of people… I have watched the Truth radically change people’s lives for the better. So fear & nervousness come from thinking about what I’m going to “get” from you; Purity & excitement come from thinking about what I can “give” to you. The goal for today: let giving be more important than getting! Have a great day everybody!
Should I complain about not getting understanding… or focus on giving it? Should I complain about not getting appreciation… or focus on giving it? Should I complain about not getting love… or focus on giving it? I spent so much time complaining that people weren’t treating me right, that it never dawned on me that I wasn’t treating them right either. The only way to feel Real understanding, appreciation & love is to GIVE them. The goal for today: know that giving ALWAYS feels better than getting… try it & see! Have a great day everybody!
Even if you are living like Mother Theresa, there is always room for improvement. Here is a list of things that we can always get better at: patience, tolerance, kindliness, love, consideration, understanding, compassion & forgiveness. Pick the one you believe you need most right now & simply think about GIVING it. Patience & tolerance help us avoid negative knee jerk reactions. Kindliness & love put a stop to anger & frustration. Consideration & understanding bring us peace of mind. Compassion & forgiveness lead us to treat people Right. The goal for today: practice positives… & feel positive! Have a great day everybody!
“Giving, rather than getting, will become the guiding principle” ~Anon. If we spent half as much time giving love & respect as we do trying to get them from people… life would be better. I’ve learned that giving & then getting mad that nobody gives me anything, proves that my giving had strings attached. Giving, expecting something in return, isn’t really giving. We could call that loaning or trading… but it definitely isn’t giving. Real giving feels good even when it isn’t appreciated or reciprocated. The goal for today: try some Real giving… & feel some Real Happiness! Have a great day everybody!
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!
I have found that the key to happiness is helpfulness to others. I used to want to solve my problems so “I” could be happy, and to be honest… I didn’t really care if you were happy or not. Then one day something finally occurred to me; the reason I never felt happy, was that I didn’t care about you and your happiness. My blatant disregard for your well-being was the root cause of my unhappiness. What a strange paradox this life is! The goal for today: know that true happiness can only come from giving happiness & love out freely to others… try it & see! Have a great day everybody!
If I’m being completely honest with myself, I must admit, that giving always feels better than getting. Of course it’s nice to get a compliment, a gift, a promotion… & who doesn’t like to receive love. But anyone who has honestly & genuinely given any of these things out freely to others, KNOWS which one really feels best. Getting feels good for a little while, but giving brings about a far more lasting sense of happiness, peace & freedom… when it’s genuine. The goal for today: focus on giving & let the getting take care of itself! Have a great day everybody!