SATURDAY IS SITURDAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE

Saturday is SITURDAY! It’s the day after a long week and was created to give you the opportunity to have a change of pace – to SIT and have a quiet moment just doing nothing, maybe watching the wind blow through the trees, listening to soothing music, reading something inspiring. It’s the one day you have the chance to regroup and do whatever makes you better. SITURDAY is the one day that was designed for you to say, “This is MY day. I can choose to do things I want to do and things I have to do….but the day … Continue reading SATURDAY IS SITURDAY: HAVE A GOOD ONE

3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

LIFE MOVES SWIFTLYI wish I had realized how swiftly life moves. Like most 20 year olds, I somehow thought life would go on forever. I saw people in their 30s, 40s, even 60s and above and never pictured that I would be “one of them.” I took life for granted. I never thought about my own mortality. I got caught up in the fast track and the busyness of life. As I look back, I wish I had taken more time to enjoy and appreciate each day. I now realize I missed so much and I regret it. I wish … Continue reading 3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

To experience success in lifethere are several things to keep in mind.First of all, success can beas small as completing the day’s chores,or as big as composing a concerto.Regularly succeeding at small thingsprepares you for success at big things.Practice at succeeding develops goodhabits and creates a positive mindset.It makes you realize thatyou have what it takes to succeed.There are several things thatwill help you be successful.(1) BELIEF IN YOURSELFThere’s nothing more empoweringthan having confidence in yourself.You have to believe that you can do it.(2) VISIONThose that succeed are those who have aclear vision of what they want to accomplish.Always focus … Continue reading YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND

If you’re like most people,you think about how you can bea good friend to others.But you spend little time thinking about how to be your own best friend.What’s interesting is that no one teachesyou how to be a friend to yourself.So how do you do it?You start by loving yourself.Perhaps that sounds trite but,in case you forgot,it’s the third part of what is calledThe Great Commandments:”Love God and love your neighborAS YOURSELF.”Right there it is…….AS YOURSELF.You can’t ignore it…..LOVE YOURSELF.Therefore, you accept yourself as you are,imperfections and all.You like who you are.You give yourself freedom to be yourself.You don’t try to … Continue reading HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND

OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

If you want to know more about yourself,look at your friends.Think of them as a mirror.They reflect pieces of yourself —your characteristics, interests,strengths, weaknesses, moods.Looking into that friendship mirrorwill reveal a realistic view of yourself,so examine it carefully.The mirror will provide cluesof your emotional makeup thatmay not otherwise be available.It’s up to you to decide if you like thereflection projected back from your friends.But if you want to grow as a person andenhance the positive qualities in your lifeand eliminate the negative ones,the friendship mirror will be your greatestnatural resource to help you do this.Rememer, old friends are the bestmirror … Continue reading OLD FRIENDS ARE THE BEST MIRROR OF WHO YOU ARE

TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER

LIFE MOVES AT A FAST PACE It’s tempting to pursue life with such breathless haste that you risk missing all the good stuff there is to enjoy.  And here’s the thing, most of the good stuff is free.  It doesn’t cost you to enjoy it.  So, as you journey through the years, take the time to soak in all that life offers and avoid having regrets later because you missed them. LIFE HAS HURDLES Hurdles in life happen to everyone.  It’s what you do with them that determines your character and whether or not you will succeed.  Every hurdle is … Continue reading TEN THINGS I LEARNED ON THE WAY TO GROWING OLDER