Be Thankful For All The Good

Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted. Instead of focusing on all the bad, be thankful for all the good. Each day you have is a blessing from God. Enjoy Life.
Those among us who are truly happy will always have a great degree of respect and gratitude for the things that they have in their life. Because these people know at any moment what they have could be gone. Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for. Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction. In this fast-paced society its easy to take things for granted. There are things that we use everyday to help us keep up with the rapid nature of everything that is around us. But instead of being grateful for all of the things that we do have, a larger part of society chooses to focus on the things that they don’t have or wish that they could have. Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.

The only way to sincerely be joyous in life is for a person to have a vast amount of gratitude for it. You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. Be thankful for everything in your life, from the positive to the negative, and be willing to express it outwardly. Make gratitude part of your daily routine. Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!

Don’t Change Who You Are…

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. You can never be happy as someones other half unless you can be happy as a whole all on your own.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Never change or fear being yourself, and never compromise in being true to who you are within for the benefit of someone else. When other people treat you poorly, walk away, smile and keep being YOU. One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to like everyone, everyone doesn’t have to like us, and that’s OK. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Maintaining integrity throughout your life is key to thriving and living a triumphant life. Only those with real strength, are able to really embody and live as their true selves in every moment. Those who are able to do so live from within first, instead of trying to present an image on the outside to attract others. You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.


Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval. The people that are genuine in your life will always recognize when you are living with integrity and will always steer this glorious path. They will never ask you to or encourage you to compromise who you are as a person in order to see some sort of gain. Because they understand whatever you gain from doing so wont add any real value or substance to your life. Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them again on your way back down.

Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else because when you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you. It’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t. Always remember that no medicine cures what happiness cannot. Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.

Be Sure To Taste Your Words Before You Spit Them Out

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.
I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good. The mouth can be used two ways: As a tool or a weapon. It can be used to build or tear down relationships. If you think about it, every person you come in contact with will be a either a construction opportunity (a chance to build that person up) or a demolition site (a chance to tear that person down). Your words will make the difference. Will they be tools for construction or weapons of mass destruction? One thing about the words we utter is that once they are said they cannot be taken back. Words can make or break a persons spirit, and it is for this reason that we have to be careful with the words we use.

Being careful with our words means that we must use words that inspire, instead of words that will deflate. There is a time to criticize ourselves and our peers, but we should do this in a constructive way to help inspire growth. Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.

Sometimes it only takes one disparaging comment to kill a dream while it may only take one inspirational criticism to help build a dream. Believe it or not, communication is irreversible. You can apologize for something until your blue in the face but it still won’t remove that memory from the person’s mind.

Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. It’s not an easy task and it is going to take lots of prayer and dedication but, we have to learn how to operate outside of our feelings and listen to the voice of God. Kind and encouraging words are very much like unkind and discouraging words, because they all can last a lifetime. Focus when you speak, target greatness with every word uttered and seek to energize the spirit of yourself and others. Words are power!

Never Force A Relationship

I won’t force myself to have space in your life because if you know my worth, you’ll create one for me. I don’t know how people can fake whole relationships. I can’t even fake a hello to somebody I don’t like.
When someone isn’t willing to make time and space for you in their life, it is usually because they don’t respect how special of a person that you really are. They may genuinely like or love you, but we must all remember that showing love to someone is more than just telling them it every once in a while. There is no room or time in this world to be cruel, as there is no room or time in this world to be fake. Being free and living a free life is all about using your instincts and believing that what your heart and mind tell you are true.

Don’t force yourself to have space in a person’s life that doesn’t recognize your worth. Instead use the time and energy that you want to dedicate to people of this nature in an effort to better yourself. Work on yourself, and work on the other relationships that matter to you, so that you may easily become the best you by the end of your lifetime. Sometimes, our instincts will tell us to stay away from certain people in life. This may be because our life trajectory is different from theirs. This doesn’t mean that we think we are better than anyone else, or think of ourselves as less than anyone else. But it does mean we have to be willing to examine the fact that not everybody who has the opportunity to enter our lives will be for us.

Always respect those who have to be in your life, but also recognize that those who see your potential are those who will probably be of most help and most love to you during life’s difficulties. Instead of forcing relationships with people we must be willing to stick to God’s plan, a plan that never fails. Don’t trust in what people say or do if it’s not in your heart to trust in them at all. Be real to yourself and your feelings. When your heart speaks, listen.

Live Life Without Regret

The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. We all have something stored in our memory banks of the past that we wish we could have done differently, or something we wish we didn’t do.
As we get older we learn and grow, but that doesn’t mean we have to regret what we did before we learned how to do things differently. If we didn’t go through those experiences, we might not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we are today. Do you live each day so that you don’t regret a thing at night? This is something that not many of us are able to do, and often times this is because we are fearful of taking risks.

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in. Instead of living a life controlled by fear, take action and live your life with no regrets. Start with yourself, if you find yourself continually upset over the same things, and constantly dissatisfied with the work you put in each day, make an effort to change it. Instead of wasting your downtime, put this time into creating the future you would like to see for yourself eventually.

Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future. You must also be willing to be adventurous. Stop doing the same things you have been doing or you will only see the same disappointing results. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others. Stand up for yourself and others and don’t let anyone or anything hold you back. Be yourself and love who you are now.

The list of ideas to help turn your life around could go on for days, but only you can figure out exactly what you need to do to be able to realize true happiness in your life. So figure these things out, and take action. Don’t waste any more time living a life that you will only regret over time. Follow your own path, not one that others want you to follow. At the end of the day let their be no regrets, only a desire to do more tomorrow than you did today. Do something every day that makes you feel proud of yourself—commit random acts of kindness whenever you get the chance. And always keep on moving forward.

Optimism is the Faith that Leads to Achievement.

The difference between optimists and pessimists is that optimists see the best in the world around them and pessimists are usually right. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.
To live a life full of forward action we have to look at life through a positive lens. Whether you live in the best or worst of all possible worlds depends on your point of view. What we pay attention to and how we interpret it is essentially up to us. This is especially true when we think of the future.

In our future thinking, we may be eternal optimists imagining the perfect situation, die hard pessimists planning for the worst-case scenario, or somewhere in between. Everyday is a day where we can find something positive if we choose to, even on the worst of days. Growth isn’t always easy to notice, especially when we are going through tough times. Sometimes the pain and strain from the changes taking place in our lives seem to stick to the forefront of our minds much easier than actually choosing to be optimistic about each situation.

Even in a bad situation, there’s always a positive side. Don’t let a little negativity stop you from seeing all the positivity around you. Nobody said that choosing positivity over the noise of everyday life would be easy, but it is definitely worth it. This is due to the fact that when you choose to be positive about life and optimistic in each circumstance, these situations will be seen as opportunities for growth. When a person is presented with more opportunity they will be more successful. Our natural disposition plays a considerable role in our future thinking, and some of us effortlessly maintain a sunnier outlook than others. For many, though, it may not always be easy to look on the bright side.

You aren’t what you think and you can change the way you think. Don’t miss out on life’s opportunities because worry and fear are bringing you down in this temporary space. Be optimistic about life in every moment, push out the negative. When we’re optimistic, not only do we believe that the future is bright, but we have no trouble thinking of specific things to look forward to. In itself, this is fundamental to our well-being. Perhaps viewing the future as positive and ourselves as capable of creating those positive outcomes helps us take the steps that lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

True Love Is Rare

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.
To truly love, we must first know God. Love starts with God and ends with God because God is love. Most people’s idea of “true love” looks something like this: Mr. or Mrs. Right is waiting out there somewhere, “the One” they are destined to be with. And that special someone is looking for them too, and it’s only a matter of time before they meet each other—and of course, they’ll both live happily ever after. True love isn’t here to hold you back, and to make you feel like you aren’t good enough for this world alone. True love builds you up and actually helps you to believe quite the opposite.

True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together. If you find yourself being dismayed, and deflated every time you deal with someone that supposedly loves you, chances are it isn’t real love. If you find yourself not believing in yourself and wondering if you can even do what you dream of doing because of the opinions of someone who loves you, it isn’t real love.

Love isn’t something that is derived from within us. It is radical. It is supernatural. For the kind of love that God calls us to–the love that loves our neighbor as much as we love ourselves. A real love will not bring you down, a real love will bring you up. A real love wouldn’t lie to you, instead it will tell you truths that will help you build yourself up to get to your dreams.

True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart. Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy. A real loving relationship will help both parties involved move up in life, not remain stagnant, and not deteriorate. Take heed to this, and remember to only allow real relationships in your life.

Live A Life Worth Remembering

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. One day, your heart will stop beating, and none of your fears will matter. What will matter is how you lived.
Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. To live a great life we have to be willing to overcome our fears. We all encounter fear on a daily basis. The major difference between the movers and shakers, and the people who remain stagnant throughout their lives is their willingness to face their fears on a regular basis. What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

Since we are presented with challenges pretty regularly, we have to the vision to see that these challenges are just fear disguised as obstacles. Often times we lose sight on the places that we truly desire to be and the person we know we are destined to become, because we fear not knowing what is to come after we face these obstacles. What will matter are not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

How will you live your life?  How will you remember it?  Personally I’d rather live a challenging and colorful life.  Something worthy and so memorable that you know you lived it fully. Use your vision to give focus on becoming who you want to become, not on the challenges that lie in the way. It will be a bumpy ride, but with strong belief and lots of hard work you will get there.

Appreciate And Love The People God Gave You

When you acknowledge someone, you recognize their value and importance. Appreciate and Love the people God gave you because one day he will need them back.
The ultimate present you can give another is your PRESENCE. Cherish life, and everything that it entails. Especially the relationships that you have with others. Do this because the relationships that you have with others will be the strongest testament to your life when you are gone. When we pass on, the memory of us will be passed on by the people who loved us most. You do not have to be available for everyone in every moment … but when you have someones time and attention; honor it with your presence. Really make that person the center of your attention and experience, even if only for a few minutes. It does wonders in the mattering department!

There is a difference between simply listening to people and listening with interest. This kind of listening requires your ears and heart. Listening with deep interest signifies that you really care about what someone is saying in contrast to simply listening because it is the nice thing to do. This means that we have to be willing to make time for the people in our lives that are most important. If you love someone be sure to show that someone how you feel. Give them your time, even when its inconvenient. Be a true lover, friend, son, daughter, father, mother, and so on by spreading the love you have inside of you to the people you love on a regular basis.

Let your love be known. You’ll never know the last time you’ll be able to. Tomorrow is promised to no man. Join me in letting the world know in big and small ways that they matter. And in case you’ve not yet been told today that what you do makes a difference, then let me be the first to say…YOU MATTER!

Time Flies But You’re The Pilot

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.  Many times we use the phrase time flies when we are remembering the good times or when we are thinking about struggles we’ve overcome.
The only thing worse than trying and not succeeding…is not trying. The true reality of life is that we are all granted time to do more than just exist, we have the ability to leave a great impression upon the world if we so choose to try. The sad part of this reality is that not everyone is willing to take advantage of the time that they have to spend while they are here.

The next time you start thinking the time is moving way too fast, step back and remember that you are in charge. Take time to do the things you WANT to do. Set goals and work your way to success. Some get lost in self-doubt, while others get lost in cultures or customs that restrict their lives so much that they can never really grasp the sense of urgency we should have towards living life daily.

Time doesn’t really ‘fly’ with wings….but we can use the word as if it does literally fly. And if it really does fly… there’s the possibility of being the pilot. If you’re the pilot then you have control and If you have control then you can use your time wisely. Just because your life isn’t where you want it to be right now doesn’t mean that it never will. You have to be willing to pilot your life into the direction you would like, and stop making excuses. Don’t let bad health, or lack of opportunity stop you from persevering and trotting on through life, push back hard. Fight for your health, fight for more opportunities, fight for whatever it is that burns inside of you. Make life yours!