The Small Stuff

I like the saying “Don’t sweat the small stuff”… but I don’t want to ignore it either. I don’t want to stress out over the little things in my everyday life, but if I continue to ignore those little things, they grow into big things & can cause serious trouble. For example: I had a bill that was only $15 a month… & because it was so small, it got bumped to the bottom of my list of priorities. Well before I knew it, I owed $200 & started receiving threatening letters. The goal for today: know that there is a very fine line between not sweating the small stuff & being subtly irresponsible… be sure to tread that fine line carefully! Have a great day everybody!

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The Law

I believe there are 4 levels of law that apply to us… mans law, the laws of nature, cosmic law, and God’s Law. I find it interesting to explore how these laws apply to our daily lives. For example: I no longer take things that don’t belong to me because these laws bring consequences that I don’t want in my life. Mans law says I might go to jail; natural law brings things like worry, guilt, shame, loss of sleep & appetite; cosmic law brings karma; and God’s Law simply says it’s impossible to do something wrong & feel good about it. The goal for today: follow the law… because real happiness can only come from doing what we know in our heart is Right! Have a great day everybody!

Dig Deep!

I think at times we all question ourselves & our ability to successfully navigate through all of the trials & tribulations of life. Am I strong enough… smart enough… good enough? We are faced with some pretty tough stuff sometimes, yet here we are… we’re still standing! I feel like a part of my purpose here is to help people see & understand that they are stronger than they know… smarter than they think… & that every single one of us is good enough to rise above it all & succeed at life. The goal for today: you’re here for a reason & you were sent here with the tools to fulfill your intended purpose; dig deep & I promise you will find an unlimited source of strength, wisdom & heart! Have a great day everybody!

What Is The Reason?

“Everything happens for a reason” ~Unknown. This is a saying that everyone is familiar with; we love to say it, comfort others with it & use it to sound witty & intelligent… but we don’t really understand it. When my life came undone & I went searching for help, a lot of people had a lot of really cute little things to say, but cute little slogans & clichés weren’t solving any of my problems. They would make me feel better for about 10 seconds… & then the problem was back. Our problem solving skills have been reduced to sharing memes with one another. The goal for today: everything does happen for a reason… it’s time to go out, find those reasons & actually solve some of our problems! Have a great day everybody!

It’s Always Sunny In The Middle

I believe everything has 3 ranges… an unhealthy extreme left; an unhealthy extreme right; and a healthy middle ground, where sanity lives. For example: should I bury my anger (unhealthy extreme left)… embrace my anger (unhealthy extreme right)… or spot, admit & correct my anger (healthy middle ground)? Sometimes I say things like “anger is never a good thing”… that doesn’t mean that we should pretend it isn’t happening. It means that we shouldn’t stay angry… we should acknowledge it, tell ourselves the Truth about it, and work toward correcting our attitude toward the person or persons with whom we are angry. The goal for today: find your middle ground… it’s an amazing place to be! Have a great day everybody!

Is It Possible?

Is it possible to be broke… & happy? Is there any way that one could be sick… & happy? Is it possible to experience loss… & still be happy? The definite answer is… YES! Obviously we shouldn’t strive for any of those negative things… however, if we do find ourselves there, we can still choose to be happy. Every human being experiences these things… & every single one of us has proven that happiness is always possible. My favorite example is how a child will continue to play & laugh & smile even when they obviously have a cold. They never think: Oh no, I’m sick… I better stop having fun.” At least not until we adults teach them otherwise – lol. The goal for today: know that happiness can’t be destroyed by the physical world… it’s too powerful for that! Have a great day everybody!

The Formula

God, personal responsibility, and altruism. Living Right begins with putting God first, which simply means that I should be frequently asking myself “If there is a God, would He want me to think, feel & act, the way I’m about to?” & live up to the answer to the best of my ability. Personal responsibility means that I am going to look for my part in any & all problems that I might have… because blaming you, will NEVER fix me. Last, but certainly not least… altruism (the unselfish concern for the welfare of others). Once I find the God of my understanding & learn how to spot, admit & correct my mistakes… I have an obligation to help others do the same. The goal for today: “trust God, clean house, help others!” Have a great day everybody!