PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.

Exist and Useful were twin sisters who grew up in the beautiful town of Life. They had a typical childhood, enjoying the world around them. They attended Opportunity High School where they both received a good education. The twins had a lot in common, yet they were different. When asked what their goals were, they had very different answers. Exist’s goals were more inward, more focused on self. She said she simply wanted to enjoy everything she possibly could in life, experience lots of adventure, be free-spirited, not be tied to schedules and deadlines. Serving her own interests were her … Continue reading PARABLE: HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXIST AND USEFUL.

SETTING BOUNDARIES – 10 RIGHTS YOU NEED TO EXERCISE

Your self-worth depends on your ability to set healthy boundaries for yourself. In setting your boundaries, here are 10 rights you need to exercise. You have the right to: Set healthy boundaries in your life. Love and take good care of yourself. Decide what you will and what you will not tolerate. Speak your mind and express what you think and feel. Choose how to use your time and energy. Say “no” and not feel guilty. Give yourself permission to do the things you love. Stop doing for others what they can do for themselves. Stop rescuing people from their … Continue reading SETTING BOUNDARIES – 10 RIGHTS YOU NEED TO EXERCISE

WHAT ARE YOU WORTH TODAY?

You were born with worth.Right from the first breath that you tookyou had worth.It’s a giftthat all humans are given at birth.You didn’t earn it.You can’t earn it.It’s a birthright.That’s how you started your life.You can NEVER have less worththan what you started with.The only way you can ever have less worththan what you were given at birth is if you choose to view yourself that way.Your self worth is in your hands.If you choose to view yourselfthrough the eyes of thosewho don’t value you,you will view yourself as having less worth.If you choose to compare your worthto others whom … Continue reading WHAT ARE YOU WORTH TODAY?

GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

ARISE….as if you owned the dayIt’s yours.Give this day a chanceto be the most beautifulday of your life.Help today be betterthan it was yesterdayAllow YOURSELF to be betterthan you were yesterday.Search in your mind for themost positive thought you can findand focus on it.Let that one positive thoughtguide your day.Take time to look in the mirror.Don’t just look….study the person.Study until you see something positive.Form a smileand let that smile be a symbolof strength for the day.The day is yours.Don’t look for inspiration.BE the inspiration.Nurture yourself with positive nutrientsthroughout the day.Shower yourself with lots of love.Give this day a chanceto … Continue reading GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

Modern society has done us a disserviceby conditioning us to believe that multi-tasking is the key to being productive and successful.In his wisdom, Plato once said,”Each man is capable of doing one thing well.If he attempts several,he will fail to achievedistinction in any.”It’s of great value to the self-esteemto pick out one things you can doand do it well.It gives a sense of satisfactionand a feeling of successto know that you can doone thing really well.Down through historythe people who are rememberedare the ones whodid one thing really well.You may be goodat busily doing many things,and that’s fine, but people will remember … Continue reading BE REMEMBERED FOR DOING ONE THING WELL

EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

Mastering others is power.Mastering yourself is empowerment.It’s futile to try and master others.It’s fulfillment to master yourself.We’ve all made bad choices in life.We’ve all had struggles and pain.But you are NOT your mistakes.You are NOT your struggles and pain.Within you is the powerto shape your day and your future.Empower your power.Own your power.Never give your power away.Never allow others to steal your strength.It belongs to you and no one else.Within you is a wonderful story.It lies waiting to be empowered.Let go of any strings that hold you backand laugh triumphantlyat all the things and peopleyou will no longer allow to steal … Continue reading EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

WRITE A GOOD ENDING TO YOUR LIFE

You are the playwrightand you’re writing  a play.The play is titled”My Life in Three Acts.”It’s up to you to decidehow much drama you want in your play,how much conflict,how much humor.As the playwrightyou have a lot of choices to make.It’s up to you to decidewhich characters you want in your play.You have the power to include those you wantand exclude those you don’t want.The First Act of your “Your Life” is completed.Depending on your age,you are in the Second Act or Third.How you finish the playand write the endingis up to you.You are the playwright.The power is in your hand.There is … Continue reading WRITE A GOOD ENDING TO YOUR LIFE

BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD

Believe there is good in the world,and let the good begin with YOU.Believe that one person can make a difference in the world,and let that one person beYOU.Believe that one person can be an example to others of overcoming the storms of life,and let that example beYOU.Believe that one personcan influence others for good,and let that one person beYOU.Believe that one personcan encourage othersto dream and succeedand let that one person beYOU.All you have to do is BELIEVEIt starts with YOU.. Continue reading BELIEVE THERE IS GOOD IN THE WORLD

HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

There’s a little spot at the cornerof our flower gardenthat I thought would be a perfectlocation for a zucchini plant.It would have lots of roomto happily sprawl as it wished.I planted two seeds and gently tapped the soilas though to bless the potentialthat was now beneath the surface.Each morning, with coffee in hand,I walk the flower garden to enjoy the blooms and birds.Each morning, after“the planting,”I stopped to see if the seeds had emerged.Nothing.Morning after morning I stopped.Nothing.I went back and read the seed packet.Those seeds should have germinated by now.”Should have.”I blamed bad seeds….I had been given duds.I blamed the birds.They must … Continue reading HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE PECKING ORDER OF LIFE?

I watch the birds at my feederand I notice their pecking order.Woodpeckers are always at the top.They fly in with a force that dominates and scattersall the other birds.The bluejays are next.They demand that others must leavewhen they arrive.Mourning doves followand they are greedy and piggish.They sit and stay and keep others away.Next are the cardinals,then the chickadees, titmice and finches.The little wrens usually waitand grab a crumb that’s left.There’s a definite pecking order and the birds abide by itEven within each “race” there seems to be a pecking order.Some birds simply like to dominate.That includes many of the males.Others have … Continue reading WHERE ARE YOU IN THE PECKING ORDER OF LIFE?