WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WORDS.ONE WORD that is encouraging:”Yes.”TWO WORDS that are healing:”I’m sorry.”THREE WORDS that are reassuring:”I love you.”FOUR WORDS that are supportive:”Let me help you.”FIVE WORDS that are reconciling:”I’m willing to forgive you.”SIX WORDS that are warm and welcoming:”It’s so good to see you.”SEVEN WORDS that are bonding:”Let me give you a big hug.”EIGHT WORDS that are strengthening:”I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.”NINE WORDS that are a blessing:”May you be blessed with happiness and good health.”TEN WORDS that are inspiring:”May you dream big dreams and may your dreamscome true.”REMEMBER,Words have the POWER to AFFECT lives.Choose them … Continue reading WORDS HAVE POWER TO AFFECT LIVES

DON’T MISS THE RAINBOW OF COLORS IN RAIN DROPS

Clouds come drifting into my life to bring refreshing rain and if I’m not careful I will miss the rainbow of colors in every drop of rain that falls. Every drop, happily glistening and bouncing, are reminders of the many blessings that have showered my life. May I never cease being grateful for life and what I have and may I always sing in the rain. Continue reading DON’T MISS THE RAINBOW OF COLORS IN RAIN DROPS

SEARCH FOR PEARLS AFTER THE STORM

The mighty hurricane came — powerful, forceful, destructive. Yet in their despair people found things to be thankful for. Beneath the ravagaing storm in the depths of the sea lie precious  pearls. No matter how fierce the storm, the pearls are always there. The mighty storms in life are often similar — powerful, forceful, destructive. It helps to be prepared for them. And to remember that in the depths of every storm raged problem lie precious pearls. When the storms in life come, search for the pearls. They’re always there. Continue reading SEARCH FOR PEARLS AFTER THE STORM

PARABLE OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS GIVEN THREE CHOICES

An old woman who lived a lonely, unhappy life, awoke one morning to find a stranger at her door. The stranger said to her, “I have come to give you three CHOICES and only three. CHOOSE the three things that YOU VALUE MOST IN LIFE  and they will be granted but, once you choose, all other things you value in life will be stripped away.  They will be gone forever.  You have just one day to make your choices. I will be back tomorrow to hear your choices.” The old woman went to her favorite chair and sat down.  “I … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE WOMAN WHO WAS GIVEN THREE CHOICES

WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE

The older I get the more I think about what really matters in life.  My thinking has changed over the years, which is to be expected since experiences in life have a way of helping us to adjust how we view things. So what really matters?  Here’s a list to ponder. RELATIONSHIPS.  Be realistic about life.  It’s not going to go on forever.  There will come a day when you will see no more sunrises, no more sunsets.  So make the most of every day.  Focus on what’s important — relationships.  Cultivate them with care and stay connected with the … Continue reading WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE