HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?

Legacy is what lives beyond you. You can choose to make your life a story that people will always remember, and there is no better life story than one that demonstrates love, conviction and kindness. You get to decide the legacy that you will leave. It’s a fact. You’re going to die. You can’t live forever, but you can create something that others will look at and remember you with fondness. What you create will keep your memory alive. People like hearing someone say, “I love you.” Make it your legacy to touch many hearts with your love and compassion. … Continue reading HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?

7 REASONS WHY LOVE IS SO IMPORTANT

Love makes you feel connected to another person.To love another person and have that person love you back affects your whole outlook on life in a positive, profound way. This includes all forms of love: friendship, romantic, familial. Love makes you feel as if you can do anything.It gives you courage to try things you didn’t think you were able to do or didn’t think yo even wanted to do. You feel motivated to improve your life, set goals, accomplish new things. Love inspires you.Love makes you come alive and gives you a bright, optimistic attitude. It fills you with … Continue reading 7 REASONS WHY LOVE IS SO IMPORTANT

HOW TO BE HAPPY IN AN UNHAPPY WORLD

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

YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4 PRICELESS GIFTS

LIFEYou have been given the gift of LIFE.Open this gift each morning as you awaken andcelebrate it. Give thanks to be blessed with another day.Then consider what gift you can give LIFE.TIMEYou have been given the gift of TIME.Your journey thus far has molded you for good.Go and give of your TIME as a gift to others.No gift is more expensive than your TIME — it’s priceless.Each inch of your TIME is a gift of gold — it’s precious.But your gift of TIME has a time limit — waste not.CREATIVITYYou have been given the gift of CREATIVITY.It comes from being … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN 4 PRICELESS GIFTS

WITHIN YOU IS THE ABILITY TO CREATE

Within you is the ability toCREATE.You have been empoweredwith the gift ofCREATIVENESS.You have the amazing power to cause to become.From your very beginningyou were designed toCREATE.You have been giventhe innate gift to—make, construct, form, produce,bring into being, generate, imagine.This gift cries out from within youto be nurtured, to be expressed,to be given life.To deny that you have this gift,to bury it,or refuse to use it for good,is to live you life unfulfilledand fail to discover your purpose.Accept what you have been given.CREATE. Continue reading WITHIN YOU IS THE ABILITY TO CREATE

THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU

Here’s a thought for the day:The change you create changes you.It’s two-fold. Two for one.It’s buy one, get one.It’s a good deal.Vijay Gupta had a dream.He wanted to create change.His dream was to provideworld-class musical performancesto the homeless and the incarceratedin Los Angeles, California.He was one of the founders ofSTREET SYMPHONY.He dreamed. He believed.He and his team made it happen.He and his 70 world-class musiciansnow present monthly programsat the Midnight Missionat Skid Row shelters and county jails.They have presented over 400 free,world-class musical engagements.Does it make a difference?Does it create change?Ask Brian, a homeless manstruggling with addictions.He went to Midnight … Continue reading THE CHANGE YOU CREATE CHANGES YOU

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…REALLY!

When my mother was in the hospital, gravely ill, and in pain, I was holding her hand and she said, ”I want to go home.” Home and family meant so much to her and I wish I could have helped her go home one last time. But it was not meant to be. Knowing my mother, though, I think she also meant she was ready to go to her eternal home, the one she often sang about in hymns. One day later she made it to that home. I think there’s a longing for home that lives in all of … Continue reading THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME…REALLY!