YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE

You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it?Will you chase the rainbows?Will you wander distant hills?Will you seek adventure?Will you search for thrills?Make sure you have a dream.And enjoy what you do.Dare to be all you can be.And never give up on you.Be brave and take some risks.Refuse to follow the crowd.Do only what’s best for you.And make yourself quite proud.You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it? Continue reading YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE

DECIDE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO — YOU CAN DO IT.

Take a moment.Think about all the thingsyou would like to do….BUTyou haven’t done….BECAUSEYou are hesitant or afraidto make a decisionand DO them.You come up with a long listof reasons why you can’t.All the things you want to dojust sit there and smolder.They don’t go away.Dreams never do.Perhaps the most difficultthing sometimesis simply making the decision to act.BUTthink about all the thingsyou miss out on,things you could be enjoying in lifeby hesitating to decide.HESITATING is almost always the BARRIER.HOWEVER…..You CAN do what you DECIDE.The POWER to decide lies within YOU.Start by taking one thing….just one thingyou want to do.Maybe the easiest … Continue reading DECIDE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO — YOU CAN DO IT.

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

PARABLE OF THE GIRL NOBODY WANTED

In one of the border skirmishes that the Russians had with the Ukrainians, little six-year old Anna‘s parents were killed and she was placed in an orphanage. Americans often visited the Ukraine to find children to adopt.  On this one occasion, a group of American couples were at the orphanage talking to the children, hoping to discover at least one child that would appeal to them, one they could adopt and love and take home to America. Anna was never chosen when the Americans came.  Perhaps it was partly her unkempt appearance.  Perhaps it was partly the smudges on her … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIRL NOBODY WANTED

FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

We have so many FREEDOMS. It’s staggering. ONE of the secrets to HAPPINESS is the FREEDOM to CHOOSE. We can CHOOSE what we say, how we say it,, when we say it, and to whom we say it. We have the FREEDOM to set HEALTHY BOUNDARIES and CHOOSE to say YES or CHOOSE to say NO and CHOOSE to STAND UP for our RIGHTS. We can CHOOSE what we will ACCEPT and what we will NOT ACCEPT. The only thing that LIMITS our FREEDOM and, thus, our HAPPINESS is our failure to EXERCISE our CHOICES.     Continue reading FREEDOM IS ONE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

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

WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

I learned something new yesterday that shocked me. I read some research that said Americans tend to WASTE TIME in the SAME WAY…..EVERY DAY! The article explained that there’s a DIFFERENCE between LEISURE TIME and WASTED TIME. LEISURE TIME is purposeful relaxation and enjoyment. It’s good for you. WASTED TIME is….. well, just a waste of time. Hmmmm…… The article further said that TIME WASTED IS LIFE WASTED. We’re wasting hunks of our life every single day. WOW! We’re not only wasting time every day, we’re doing it in the SAME WAY. OVER and OVER. It’s like a bad habit….an addiction. … Continue reading WASTED TIME OR LEISURE TIME – YOU DECIDE

HOW YOU CHOOSE TO RESPOND IS UP TO YOU

No one can MAKE you angry. No one can MAKE you mad. No one can MAKE you happy. No one an MAKE you sad. No one can MAKE you quit. No one can MAKE you try. No one can MAKE you smile. No one can MAKE you cry. Because…… The feelings you feel And the actions you do Are choices YOU MAKE. They come from YOU. So, OWN your own feelings, The old and the new. And don’t blame others For what you feel and do. Because….. No matter what others SAY, Or the things they DO, HOW YOU CHOOSE … Continue reading HOW YOU CHOOSE TO RESPOND IS UP TO YOU

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