10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

1. Look for the best in others and you will discoverqualities to develop in your own character.2. It is hard to be on top of the worldwhen you’re carrying it on your shoulders.3. Truth is meaningful and complete as it is,so don’t stretch it.4. You can never motivate others so stop trying.You can only create conditions that will helpthem motivate themselves.5. Life gives you three mathematical choices:(1) add up your failures; (2) multiply yourproblems; or (3) count your blessings.6. One of the worst mistakes you can make in lifeis not acknowledge your own mistakes.7. Carefully review your footprints of yesterdayand … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING

The Mojave Desert gets less thansix inches of rain a year, making itthe driest desert in North America.It has the usual sand dunes,canyons, mesas, and mountains.Every few years heavy rainsresult in such a wealth of blossomsthat almost every foot of sandis covered with an array of flowers.This phenomenon doesn’t happen often.The dry earth needs to be soakedby storms and warmed by the sunat just the right timebefore vibrant colored flowersemerge from nowhere and cover the desert.What a beautiful example this is of life itself.We all have those moments whenwe experience our Mojave Desert.We feel the loneliness ofthe hot dry desert.We thirst … Continue reading GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING

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