Sometimes I get discouraged.It just happens.Things can seem to be very normal,when all of a sudden it hits.Discouragement…..without warning.It wraps its arms around me….gets a tight grip and squeezes….firmly.It holds me captive.My emotions start to swirl.I go from downheartednessto the depths of dismay…..and back again.I feel down. I want to give up…..give in.I see life through the dark glassesof gloom and despair.The dark nights get long…..and longer,like the dawn will never come.BUT…….the dawn DOES come.And the miracle of LIGHTmakes the darkness disappear.In the middle of the worddisCOURAGEmentis the word COURAGE.COURAGE is the LIGHTthat makes the darknessof discouragement disappear.It takes COURAGE … Continue reading SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED
Some days things just don’t go so well.Some days you feel like you’ve fallenand you can’t get up,and you don’t even want to get up.Some days you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.You feel like you’re wading in yucky muck.You’re convinced someone turned off your go-powerand your whole system has been disabled.You’re in complete shut-down mode.Nothing is functioning.But wait…..do NOT be dismayed.There’s something you can do.There’s a remote in your mind.The first thing you need to do ishit “PAUSE.”Step back from whatever you’re doing,take a deep breathand momentarily let the world go by.Talk to yourself and say,”Now wait a … Continue reading WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING WELL, HIT “PAUSE” AND “RESTART”
Prepare yourself for what will be in life.There will be obstacles…mistakes,disappointments,failures,conflict,pain,discouragement.But greater than these that will beis that which exists within you.Not what will be….but WHAT IS.You cannot measure it,for it is limitless.You cannot discard it,for it is part of your soul.If you ignite it,it will trigger your passion.If you launch it,it will take you to new heights.If you tap into it, it will burst forth with possibilities.It’s one of your most valuable possessions.YOUR POTENTIAL.Treasure it….nurture it…..cultivate it….unleash it.Whatever you do….USE IT. Continue reading YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.
In the mysterious deep recesses of your mind is a special private place, a safe and secure BANK, where thousands and thousands of wonderful MEMORIES are stored. All the special moments in your life are neatly filed there….forever. Every precious moment you ever experienced. All the people you ever knew. All the hopes you ever had. All the dreams you ever dreamed are there. And by some MIRACLE you can send a signal to that space and instantly RETRIEVE any one of those MEMORIES and RELIVE it. You can pick and choose what you want. Many of the MEMORIES … Continue reading THE MIRACLE OF RETRIEVING YOUR MEMORIES
HURRICANE. DEVASTATION EVERYTHING GONE. What do we do when tough times hit? Nature and man can take everything away from us…. Everything…….EXCEPT…… OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE HOW WE WILL RESPOND. How we CHOOSE to respond to an event or circumstance in our lives CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM US unless we ALLOW it. Between the EVENT and our RESPONSE IS A PAUSE It is in THAT PAUSE that we have the POWER TO CHOOSE OUR RESPONSE. And it is in our RESPONSE that we EXERCISE OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE,,,,,, AND GROW AS A PERSON. Continue reading THERE’S POWER IN THE PAUSE