YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

You have received a gift basketas part of what life offers.Everyone receives the giftbut not everyone uses it.In the basket is everythingyou need to succeed.If you use the items in the basket,they will empower you to fulfill your dreams.As you proceed to use your gift basket,remember that real successis achieving a peace of mindin knowing that you havegiven your very best effortin all that you attempt to do.In the basket are the itemsthat will empower you.A clear vision of what it isyou want to do.Belief in your dream.The interest and desire to achieve it.The courage to try.Confidence in yourself.The abilities … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

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

PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

The doorbell rang and thesmall, elderly lady went to the door and opened it.There stood three volunteer workerssoliciting money for town charities.The little lady sighed and wentto her cookie jar in the kitchen.She looked in the jar and sawfive wrinkled one dollar bills and seventy five cents in change.She reached in and grasped thefive ones and then hesitated.She looked at the seventy-five cents,sighed, and then took them as well.She went back the door and said,”Here’s $5.75 for the charities.”One of the volunteers said to the lady,”Your neighbor just gave us $20.00.”The little lady was silent for a moment,and then said … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIFT AND THE GIVER

10 THOUGHTS ON HOW TO LIVE LIFE FULLY

1. Start your day with determination to befully alive and thrive, to live the day withpurpose, hope, and a little laughter.2. Whatever you do, stay true to yourself.Believe in yourself, work hard, and nevergive up on what you want in life.3. Take time to reflect on the changes youwant to make in your life. Focus on one changeat a time. Celebrate every single change youmake. Be proud of your changes.4. Create your own happiness. Don’t wait onsomeone else to make you happy.Find joy in each precious moment you have to spend with those you love.5. Take time to count your … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS ON HOW TO LIVE LIFE FULLY

10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

1. Look for the best in others and you will discoverqualities to develop in your own character.2. It is hard to be on top of the worldwhen you’re carrying it on your shoulders.3. Truth is meaningful and complete as it is,so don’t stretch it.4. You can never motivate others so stop trying.You can only create conditions that will helpthem motivate themselves.5. Life gives you three mathematical choices:(1) add up your failures; (2) multiply yourproblems; or (3) count your blessings.6. One of the worst mistakes you can make in lifeis not acknowledge your own mistakes.7. Carefully review your footprints of yesterdayand … Continue reading 10 THOUGHTS FOR LIVING — CHOOSE ONE AND LIVE IT

ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES

The secret to a happy life is toturn your NOTS into POSITIVES.Do NOT waste your timeon things beyond your control.Focus only on what you have thepower to do something about.Do NOT try to be like others,or someone you are not.Love yourself. Respect yourself.And be exactly who you are.Do NOT live your whole lifedoing what pleases others.Be kind and do good deeds,but do what’s best for you.Do NOT lose faith whenthings aren’t going your way.Never give up. Always believethat all things are possible.Do NOT let the Yesterdaysweigh you down with burdens.For Today is a brand new dayfilled with new opportunities.Remember,always fill … Continue reading ALWAYS TURN YOUR NOTS INTO POSITIVES

SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

I awake each morningto hear the joyful songsof birds outside my window.They sing without worryingabout who hears.The sing without worryingabout what anyone thinks.They simply sing because they have a song.Surely there is a song of joy in each of us.O that I might start my daywith a morning song,without worrying about who hearsor what anyone thinks.May I sing joyfullysimply because I have a song. Continue reading SURELY THERE’S A SONG OF JOY IN EACH OF US

EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

If life is the pursuit of happiness,may I make the right choices to experience it.If life is the search for truth,may I discover it.If life is a long and winding road,may I not miss the rainbows along the way.If life is a symphony of nature’s music,may the melodies soothe my soul.If life is a journey of spiritual awakenings,may I be inspired.If life is a gracious gift,may I be wise and gracious in how I live it. Continue reading EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FULFILLED 12 DIFFERENT WAYS

May your New Yearbe FULFILLED 12 different ways.Where there is light — may you reflect it.Where there is happiness — may you experience it.Where there is beauty — may you appreciate it.Where there its love — may you receive it.Where there is music — may you sing it.Where there is truth — may you learn it.Where there is opportunity — may you seize it.Where there is a treasure — may you discover it.Where there is a challenge — may you embrace it.Where there is an adventure — may you explore it.Where there is a mission — may you achieve it.Where … Continue reading MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE FULFILLED 12 DIFFERENT WAYS

THREE WORDS ARE THE SECRET TO A FULFILLED LIFE

There’s an old world legend that says, ”THREE WORDS are the SECRET to a FUILFILLED LIFE.” If you can MASTER these THREE WORDS, you will achieve HAPPINESS and ABUNDANT LIVING. You will open the door to a SELF-ACTUALIZED LIFE. The KEY is MASTERY. Nothing less than applying well-developed skills to these THREE WORDS will do. The THREE WORDS in the order they are to be mastered are: VISION BELIEF EFFORT All great accomplishements, all hopes, aspirations, and dreams, all fulfilled, contented lives start with a VISION of what is possible, what can be, a clear picture of what you want … Continue reading THREE WORDS ARE THE SECRET TO A FULFILLED LIFE