10 WORDS DESCRIBING WHO YOU ARE

WHO ARE YOU?YOU ARE THESE 10 WORDS.DON’T FORGET THEM.You areEmpowered and able to stand strong and face the world.Resilient and able to withstand difficult times.Creative and able to find solutions to problems.Decisive and able to make good decisions.Compassionate and able to form good relationships.Intelligent and able to think for yourself.Caring and able to minister to others.Insightful and able to keep things in perspective.Firm and able to maintain good boundaries.Introspective and able to grow as a person.Remember….be WHO YOU ARE. Continue reading 10 WORDS DESCRIBING WHO YOU ARE

DON’T WORRY, BE CONCERNED — BE HAPPY

WORRY IS A PROBLEM.It produces mental agitationand often emotional despair.Erma Bombeck described it perfectly:Worry is like a rocking chair—it gives you something to dobut it never gets you anywhere.Worry wastes your time and energy.It doesn’t change a thing.Say that again.WORRY DOESN’T CHANGE A THING.All it does is rob you of your joyand peace of mind.INSTEAD OF WORRY, TRY BEING CONCERNED.There’s a fine line between the twobut healthy concern tends to be constructive.It leads you take stepsto resolve an issue, to take action.YOU FOCUS ON THINGSYOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT.Say that again.HEALTHY CONCERN IS FOCUSING ON THINGSYOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT.Big … Continue reading DON’T WORRY, BE CONCERNED — BE HAPPY

A HUG IS WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS

Someone once said that a hugwas invented to let people knowyou love them without saying a word.I believe that’s true becauseone good hug says so much.No words are necessary.A good silent hug says it all.When people talk about theimportance of good communicationthey often forget to mention hugging.Hugging is perhaps the most beautifuland the most powerfulform of communication there is becauseit lets the other person know they matter.It expresses love and caring.Sometimes when you really need a hugand someone comes and hugs you tight,you just don’t want to let gobecause it feels so good and means so much.Never underestimate the power … Continue reading A HUG IS WORTH MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS

FEELING WORTHWHILE IS THE KEY TO LOVING OTHERS

Do you view yourself as worthwhile?Feeling worthwhile is often the crucial differencebetween success and failure.It’s often the difference between relationshipsthat connect well and those that don’t.Feeling lovable,feeling like you have worth,caring enough about yourselfto take good care of yourself,emotionally and physically,is the key ingredientin developing a strong, lovingrelationship with another person.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havepositive qualities and strengthsthat others need and want.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havesomething positive to give others.Love is energyand loving yourself is yourbasic energy source.The stronger this source,the more love-energy you haveto share with others.The deeper your love for self,the deeper your love … Continue reading FEELING WORTHWHILE IS THE KEY TO LOVING OTHERS

OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

If you want to know more about yourself,look at your friends.Think of them as a mirror.They reflect pieces of yourself —your characteristics, interests,strengths, weaknesses, moods.Looking into that friendship mirrorwill reveal a realistic view of yourself,so examine it carefully.The mirror will provide cluesof your emotional makeup thatmay not otherwise be available.It’s up to you to decide if you like thereflection projected back from your friends.But if you want to grow as a person andenhance the positive qualities in your lifeand eliminate the negative ones,the friendship mirror will be your greatestnatural resource to help you do this.Rememer, old friends are the bestmirror … Continue reading OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET

Two little old ladies decided to go shopping.One wanted new shoes, the other a new dress.The first little lady looked in the shoe store windowand saw shoes she would like to havebut was dismayed when she saw the prices.So she walked into the store and said to the cashier,”I’d like some shoestrings, please.Some nice bright pretty ones.”She went home and put the shoestringsin her old shoes and smiled.”How nice these shoestringsmake my shoes look.Why, my shoes look almost new.”The other little lady looked at dressesbut was dismayed at how much they cost.So, she said to the cashier in the dress shop,”I … Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET