HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

Love that is fulfilling, lastingand unconditional.Faith that gives you hope and thestrength to overcome life’s struggles.Dreams that give you purposeand a vision for what can be.Courage to be your own personand stand up for what is right.Compassion to care aboutand serve those less fortunate.Friendships that give you support,good times and much laughter.Perseverance to not give up whenfaced with failures and disappointments.Forgiveness when others cause you hurt and pain.Comfort when you experience loss and need to grieve.Happiness that fills your heartwith contentment and much joy. Continue reading HERE’S WHAT I WISH FOR YOU

DAD and THREE HEARTFELT WISHES

Dad,it’s your dayAnd I’m thinking about youI WISH I HAD THANKED YOU MORE.You worked hard to provideand you did a good job.At the time I didn’t realizewhat an effort it took to workday in and day out to make surewe had the things we needed.I appreciate your many years of hard work.And I now realize that in your own wayyou were always in my corner.It would have been so simpleto say “thank you” more often.I WISH I HAD ASKED YOU MORE QUESTIONS.There are so many thingsI don’t really know about you.Little things about your childhood,your interests, your dreams, you hopes,all … Continue reading DAD and THREE HEARTFELT WISHES

THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

Hope is not somethingyou can purchase.It’s not a gift you can receive.Hope is a spark thatlives within you.And only you can ignite it.Only you can decide howbright you want it to burn.But it’s best to igniteyour spark of hope often.It will burn brightestduring your darkest hours.It will guide you throughyour heaviest moments.It will shine bright whenyou reach for your dreams.It will glow bright whenyour heart needs healing.It will lift your spiritswhen doors seem closed.A bright light of hope isstronger than fear,tougher than despair, andmore powerful than doubt.As long as you keep thespark within you burning,you will always have HOPE.Never let … Continue reading THERE’S A SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN YOU

ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

One teeny tiny two-letter wordhas the potential powerto change your entire lifein a potent, positive way.Interestingly, the two letters sitbeside each other in the alphabet.N and O = NO.Here are 10 important reasonsto learn to use the word “NO.”1. Learning to say no simplifies yourlife, frees you from anxiety, and keepsyou from feeling overwhelmed.2. Learning to say no will help yoube proud of the the fact that you arewilling to take care of yourself.3. To learn the art of saying nomeans you don’t have to lie, makeexcuses, or try to explain yourself.You simply learn to graciously decline.4. Learning to say … Continue reading ONE WORD THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

Everyone wants a happy, fulfilled life.But how do you achieve it?How do you make it happen?I have one answer to this question. It’s one answer based on my experience in working with people for many yearsas a former college professor and alicensed mental health counselor.It’s not the only answer, of course,but it’s the one answer I found that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.It not only works, it’s based on solid research.THE 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE(Please note that Creative Expressionis the heart of each Key.)(1) PERSONAL GROWTHANYTHING you can do to keep LEARNINGand GROWING as a … Continue reading 5 KEYS TO A HAPPY, FULFILLED LIFE

HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

There’s a difference betweengrowing OLDER and growing OLD.Growing OLDER is simply a fact of life.It’s a natural process of life itself.Growing OLD is a state of mind.You can choose to grow old or not.YOU GROW OLD WHEN —You give up and lose enthusiasm for life.You count years instead of memories.You feel pain instead of healing.You count conflicts instead of victories.You counts moments of despairinstead of mountain-top experiences.You see negatives instead of positives.You see ugliness instead of beauty.You see dark clouds instead of rainbows.You feel gloom instead of glory.You feel defeat instead of hope.These are the ways you grow OLD.HOW DO … Continue reading HOW TO STOP GROWING OLD

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

There’s an old cheer that goes like this:”Fight, team, fight.Fight with all your might.If you wanna win,Then fight-fight-fight.There’s a lot of truth in that cheer.You can apply it to most things in life.It’s up to you to decidewhat it is you want to fight for.It’s different for each person.It may be a fight for dignity and respect,or your reputation.You may fight for someone you love,or for your rights as a person.You may fight for your own survival,or a cause you believe inMaybe you fight for justice,or to right a wrong.Or perhaps you fight to makeyour dreams come true.Whatever you do…..Don’t … Continue reading FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

REACH FOR YOUR STAR

Wherever you are in lifereach for your star.Each star shineswith hopes and dreams.So reach high.And in the vast galaxyof endless possibilities,YOUR star is there.Find it.Reach for it.But do not wait forever,because forever is onlyas long as today.Let go of your doubts.Let go of your fears.Let go of all distractions.Focus on your star.You’re never too youngto reach for it.You’re never too old.Hopes and dreamsknow no age.Do not let life slip bywithout reaching highand grasping your star. Continue reading REACH FOR YOUR STAR

LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

The Kentucky Derbyis a major sporting eventwhere horses run to win a race.They compete against each otherto see which horse is the fastest.Life itself is like a race.But you’re not running to WIN a race.Your simplify running to FINISH.That’s what’s important in life…..TO FINISH.You’re not running to compete against others.You’re running to achieve your dreams.Your only competition is against yourselfIt’s YOU against YOU.It’s one part of you that wants to stop…to give up,againstone part of you that wants to keep running.And when your body wants to quit,you have to run with your heart.But you must keep running.Run with perseverance.Run with … Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH

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.