I consider myself a patriot & I recently watched a show that made a statement that moved me to tears. A lawyer gave a speech to a jury reminding them that the only thing more powerful than the federal government is us… “We the people.” I need a reminder like that from time to time, as I sit around waiting for the government to fix all of my problems. It’s not their job to fix my problems… it’s mine! The government isn’t running us… we are running it! It doesn’t tell us what to do… we tell it! This is not about politics… it’s about patriotism & personal responsibility. The goal for today: know that world peace starts at my house… not the White House! Have a great day everybody!
We all have a tendency to believe that other people can control our feelings by the way they treat us… but that’s just not true. If someone treats me poorly, I don’t have to feel angry or hurt… I choose to. Just as if someone treats me well, I don’t have to feel happy or grateful. A friend tried to cheer me up one day & I refused to allow that to happen. And what I learned from that experience is that if you can’t force me to feel happy… then you can’t force me to feel bad either. The goal for today: know that “I” choose my feelings… & choose happiness! Have a great day everybody!
I once read that my problems were “self-imposed”… so I tested this theory. Upon careful review, I found this to be 100% accurate. My fears caused internal dishonesty, which lead me to live selfishly & my selfishness constantly put me in a position to be harmed by others. No one can walk on me if I don’t put myself under their feet. How do we fix it? First we admit it’s us… not them. Then we adjust our way of living & thinking in order to stop putting ourselves in harms way. Lastly, but most importantly, we must help others do the same if we want life to continue to improve. The goal for today: please seek & find the Truth! Have a great day everybody!
I think the biggest problem we have in the world today is that we are waiting for somebody other than ourselves to fix all of the problems we are currently experiencing. Who’s job is it to take care of the poor & the sick? Mine! Who’s job is it to end world hunger? Mine! Who’s job is it to fix the economy? Mine! Who’s job is it to help others? Mine! The goal for today: stop passing the buck… take responsibility for my part in this mess & then teach others how to do the same; because as Goethe said… “If everyone swept in front of their own door, the world would be clean.” Have a great day everybody!
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!
Do you REALLY want to know the Truth? I didn’t. I ran from it for years, trying desperately to escape the idea that I was responsible for all of my problems & that changing myself was the only real solution. I got comfortable with blaming others, blaming genetics, blaming the president… even blaming God if need be. I was hell bent on proving that my misery was outside of my control & there was nothing I could do about it. Now I can see that that was all a lie. The goal for today: know that the Truth is that every one of us is free to be exactly as happy, or miserable as we choose to be! Have a great day everybody!
I once read “If we were to live, we had to be free of anger.” At first I thought this was an incredibly unrealistic goal… but now I get it. They weren’t really saying that I would never again experience anger, but that I would be able to get free of it when it does creep into my life. Today I know the truth about my anger (that it comes from my fear… not the actions of others)… & as a result, it can no longer control me… I’m free. The goal for today: know the truth… address the fear… eliminate anger… & be free! Have a great day everybody!