When people strongly disagree with me on certain matters they say things like… “You’re not a doctor”… while giving a medical explanation for something; “Your way is not the only way”… as they explain why their way is; “You don’t know everything”… while acting as though they do. You’re right, I’m not a doctor… & neither are you! My way is not the only way… & neither is yours! No, I don’t know everything… & neither do you! The things I talk about & write about are my beliefs, you don’t have to agree… but you don’t get to take them from me either. The goal for today: tolerance = to respect others beliefs, practices, etc. without sharing them! Have a great day everybody!
“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!
“Nothing, absolutely nothing, is worth losing your peace of mind” ~Emmet Fox. I believe this wholeheartedly… but damn, it seems hard to practice sometimes. When I look back at the millions of problems I’ve had in my 45 years here, I am astonished at the fact that I have survived them all. And now, I try to remember that I never solved a problem by losing my temper, my patience, or my peace of mind; in fact… the overcoming of every single one of these problems came once peace of mind was restored. The goal for today: PEACE! Have a great day everybody!
Right now, at this very moment… we have the power to choose what we will think about… & how we will feel. We can choose to be happy & helpful… we can choose to be stubborn & ignorant… we can choose to be mean & nasty… or we can choose to be kind & loving. The only thing we don’t get to choose… is to not choose. Whether we are consciously aware of our choices, or they take place subconsciously, doesn’t matter… we ALWAYS choose! The goal for today: choose patience, tolerance, kindliness & love! Have a great day everybody!
Do you have someone in your life that just can’t seem to get it together & you can’t figure out why? Do they seem to have every opportunity to live right & be happy… they just won’t do it for some reason? Well, what I’ve learned is that if I can’t figure out why they aren’t living right, how can I expect them to know? We all have a lot to learn. We all need to gain a better understanding of our problems. We all need to stop getting mad at people for being confused & start learning how to help them instead. The goal for today: know that understanding helps & anger hurts! Have a great day everybody!
If my prayers aren’t being answered, it’s because they are selfish. When I ask God to help “me” feel better & give “me” what I want… those prayers don’t seem to work. However, when I ask God to give me the tools to overcome my problems so I can be more helpful to others… that type of prayer always gets answered. I don’t ask God to do for me what I could & should do for myself… & I don’t ask for things that will only benefit me. The goal for today: if your prayers aren’t being answered, don’t lose faith… simply change the way you pray! Have a great day everybody!
“What you think upon grows” ~Emmet Fox. For some reason I refused to believe that it could be that simple. If I think about misery, depression & unhappiness… that’s what I get. If I think about peace, contentment & happiness… that’s what I get. So the next time someone or something is troubling you… think about something else. I know you are thinking “easier said than done”… but Right thinking is actually a hell of a lot easier! The goal for today: think Right, feel Right, act Right… in that order! Have a great day everybody!