Arise! Awake! Start your day by giving thanks that you’re alive. Pain may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning…if you allow it. If you choose it. Joy comes from the depths of your soul and becomes a light that the darkness in the world cannot extinguish. There is power in joy. There is inspiration in joy. Joy empowers you to dream, to hope, to believe that your day is going to be productive and that good things are going to happen. Inspired by the joy that is within you, think about how privileged you are to … Continue reading HOW TO BE INSPIRED – START YOUR DAY WITH JOY
1. You were fearfully and wonderfully made – you are special.2. You can’t change the past so let go and move on.3. Everyone’s journey is different – choose the road less taken.4. Happiness is found within – it’s a choice you make.5. Never let other people’s opinions determine yours.6. Never stop dreaming – dreams give your life purpose.7. Always maintain healthy boundaries – stand up for yourself.8. Treat others the ways you want to be treated.9. Life is a gift – appreciate it and give it your best effort.10. Love and be kind to others.11. Love yourself and celebrate often … Continue reading 12 THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER
The most powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Perhaps the most important thing we can give each other is our full attention. If you want to be appreciated, be a good listener. People love a good listener. Listening requires more than hearing. You can hear without really listening Here are six basic suggestions to help you become a better listener. Stop talking and listen.When someone is talking, listen to what they’re saying. Don’t interrupt. Stop and really listen. Don’t wait for them to finish talking just so you can talk. Listen and be prepared to respond … Continue reading HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER: THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEARING AND LISTENING.
It’s in the mirror. Look closely at the image. The real treasure is YOU. You don’t have to search further. In the cemeteries is buried an enormous treasure of untapped potential—people who never realized their worth. How sad. Don’t be one of them. Dig into your potential and use it. It’s in the love you receive.Cherish the love you receive. To be loved is truly a treasure because love is patient, it’s kind, it always trusts, it always protects, it always perseveres, and it never fails. It’s in the present.The gift of time is a treasure. You have been blessed … Continue reading HOW TO FIND YOUR TREASURE: HERE’S WHERE IT IS
Another school year has started. What a challenge for teachers, staff, school personnel, parents…..and students. Life has changed. School has changed. There’s so much to think about. Miss Prim’s class is one example. She has 26 children, one for each letter of the alphabet. Today meet Alphabet W: Wee Willie-Wom. What would you do if you had Willie? Wee Willie-Wom announced with much aplombFor Show ‘n Tell he brought a bomb.Oh, my! The worried children told Miss PrimWho went to Willie and confronted him.She said a bomb was against the lawAnd she’d have to give the police a call.But Willie … Continue reading SCHOOL HAS STARTED – HATS OFF TO ALL TEACHERS AND STAFF
According to the AARP, one third of the people over the age of 45 regularly experience loneliness. A study done at Brigham Young University found that loneliness increases death at a rate on par with smoking and twice as much as obesity. Other recent studies have noted that loneliness can impact how our immune system functions, damage sleep quality, and put us at risk of heart disease. So what can be done about loneliness? Here are 5 easy things you can do. Practice some self-kindness. Engage in some self-care. Don’t just sit and feel lonely. Give yourself a break. Actively … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO
Look in the mirror and say, “You know, I really admire and respect you. You have been through so much and just look at you. You’re still standing. You amaze me. That’s a major accomplishment” And then say to the image in the mirror, “You know what? I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I’m going to do everything I can to make you feel really special because that’s what you are…..special!” Thirdly say, “I want you to be strong. From this day forward I want you to have the courage to … Continue reading DOES YOUR SELF-IMAGE NEED A TUNEUP? HERE’S 5 TUNEUP POINTS
1. Refuse to get caught up in the drama, the hatred, and the divisiveness of the world. It will have negative impact on your happiness, often in a subtle way.2. Choose to have people around you who are happy and upbeat and make you laugh. Happy people are infectious. Their happiness is catching. Avoid people who are unhappy and critical and stir negative feelings in you.3. Remind yourself that you are in charge of your own happiness No one else can do it for you. Enjoy the company of happy people but don’t expect them to be responsible for your … Continue reading HOW TO BE HAPPY IN AN UNHAPPY WORLD
Some say that winning is everything.But is it/Whereas it’s true that winning feels good,it’s not everything.Some say wanting to win is everything.But is it?Whereas wanting to win is important,it’s not everything.You see, when it comes to winning,effort is everything.Your effort is what’s important.Trying and refusing to give upis what counts.Effort is more important than winning.It tells you more about your character.Even when you don’t win,if you know you have tried your best,if you have given your best effort,you can feel satisfiedand proud of what you have done.You can’t always win,but you can always give your best effort.That’s victory in itself.That’s … Continue reading WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU? WINNING OR EFFORT?
Never wait for someone to light your fire. The spark you need is inside you. It’s up to you to ignite it. Others can invite you to become upset, but you choose whether or not to accept the invitation. Sometimes the unfortunate things that happen to you put you on the path to the best things that will happen to you. Be patient and be open to learning from the things that happen. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that anything that takes flight goes against the wind. In the midst of struggles, choose to soar. When … Continue reading 10 IMPORTANT REMINDERS BEFORE YOU START YOUR DAY