The Altruistic Solution

After nearly 20 years of anxiety & depression & a near suicide attempt, I have found the solution. That solution is the unselfish concern for the welfare of others. I finally found true happiness in giving freely of myself to others. Helping others brought clarity & helped solve my problems too… it gave me purpose in a life that didn’t appear to have any… it filled my heart & mind with a sense of peace that I never got from trying to take from people. The goal for today: help others in any way I can & let happiness, peace & freedom rule the day! Have a great day everybody!

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One Reason

“There is only one reason to do what’s right; because it’s the right thing to do” ~Emmet Fox. If I’m doing what’s right for the sake of fame, fortune, reputation, or self-gain of any sort… then it isn’t real & it won’t produce the happiness & harmony I seek. It might produce money & popularity… but it won’t produce the things really worth having in life, like peace of mind & serenity. Don’t love to be loved… don’t be charitable to be revered… & don’t do anything just because someone else said you should. The goal for today: just be genuine! Have a great day everybody!

Admit… Or Bury?

I made a mistake at work yesterday & my old thinking kicked in. I immediately started looking for someone else’s mistakes, so I could conveniently hide mine beneath theirs. Fortunately it didn’t take long for me to realize what I was doing & I was able to quickly turn it around. I turned my focus, attention & energy toward spotting, admitting & correcting my mistake… rather than trying to bury it & pretend it didn’t happen. The goal for today: know that personal responsibility & humility always feel better & bring better results, than fear & blame! Have a great day everybody!

Unconditional?

Do we practice unconditional love? Do we really understand what the word unconditional means? And do we know what would be classified as a condition? Most of us do not practice unconditional love, even though we think we do. Most of us know it means “without condition”, but we don’t really comprehend what that means. Most of us put conditions on our kindness & we don’t even realize we are doing it. If I get upset because my love isn’t reciprocated… that’s a condition. If I get mad because my love isn’t appreciated… that’s a condition. If I only love people that lift me up… that’s a condition. The goal for today: REAL Unconditional Love! Have a great day everybody!

Get… Or Be?

“But the wise family will admire him for what he is trying to be, rather than for what he is trying to get” ~Anon. I really love this quote! It stands as a constant reminder that admiration shouldn’t be based on physical, material wealth; it should be based on true moral prosperity & spiritual growth. I finally realize that moral bankruptcy is much worse than financial ruin. I’m more concerned with being unselfish, than being rich. The goal for today: always remember that the size of your heart is infinitely more important than the size of your bank account! Have a great day everybody!

Focus

I was playing candy crush, and the board I was on had bombs all over it. I was so focused on getting rid of the bombs, that I wasn’t able to achieve the objective… & I failed to complete the board. The next time I played that board, I focused on the objective, the bombs took care of themselves, and I beat the board. Life is just like that; we sometimes let fear distract us from what we were put here to do… which is to give Love. The goal for today: stay in the moment by focusing on the task at hand, rise above our difficulties & differences, and achieve the objective… Love! Have a great day everybody!

Give What’s Right

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give” ~Kahlil Gibran. There is nothing wrong with helping someone out from a physical or material standpoint… but it is infinitely more important that we learn how to give each other patience, tolerance, kindliness & Love. All the material possessions in the world won’t add up to the total sum of what even just a moment of genuine kindness could amount to. The goal for today: remember always, that your neighbor is far more in need of your Love, than they are your money! Have a great day everybody!