“Fear of this sort turns out to be the bogie man, nothing more” ~Anon. I have had thousands of occasions in life where fear kept me from facing a particular problem, just to have it all work out in the end. Every time we face our fears & finally pick up the phone or get that test done or whatever else the problem may be… we instantly get relief & see that there was really nothing to be afraid of to begin with. The goal for today: face your fears knowing that fear isn’t real… & that you are stronger than you know! Have a great day everybody!
Most people would agree that “happiness is an inside job”… but how many of us can honestly say we are living that way? Anger & frustration, fear & anxiety, misery & depression… these things don’t add up to happiness & if we are experiencing them with regularity… that means we must not be seeking happiness from within. It’s time to stop speaking in cute cliches, while practicing fear & powerlessness. It’s time to take action & live by spiritual principles. The goal for today: don’t just talk strong… live strong! And if you don’t know how… ask! Have a great day everybody!
I have always sucked at asking for help. I was afraid that needing help made me look weak… but now I know the Truth. Honestly admitting that I need help is a strength. Asking for help is a sign of humility. Hearing someone out when they are offering help requires open-mindedness. And taking the action required of me to solve my problem is a demonstration of willingness. I don’t want to be in a constant state of need… but everybody needs a helping hand from time to time. The goal for today: be strong enough to ask for help! Have a great day everybody!
Is being right more important than being helpful? I know a lot about alcoholism & drug addiction… & I help a lot of people. But if someone were to prove my methods wrong, I would concede to that immediately, because I am far more concerned with you getting well & staying alive than I am with me being right. Humility is something that I was lacking most of my life… but these days, when push comes to shove, your life is far more important than my ego. The goal for today: be confident & strong… but know that humility is where real wisdom comes from! Have a great day everybody!
“For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.” ~Psalms 18:29. Where does Strength come from? Where does Courage come from? Where do we find Wisdom, Security, Freedom & Love? All of these things come from a place deep down inside of us all. The place that enables us to do things we aren’t supposed to be able to do. The place that creates the idea that we should never retreat, never surrender, never give in, and never give up. The goal for today: know that that place is your heart… & your heart is God’s home! Have a great day everybody!
Do yourself & those around you a favor & forgive someone today. We tend to view forgiveness as some sort of submissive act, but it’s quite the opposite. There is no greater show of strength & courage than forgiveness. Being a big enough person to forgive is a very powerful demonstration of strength. I have witnessed acts of forgiveness that some wouldn’t even believe. The goal for today: forgive the person who has wronged you most in life… & watch your strength bring peace to all who see it! 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!