Sometimes our heart gets flooded with troubled watersand our soul aches with waves of pain and despair.Our days get overcast with dark clouds of dismay.Choppy waters of worry fill our nights.Our bones grow weary and weak.We want to give in to the power of the waves.We want to give up and let go of hope.But then a voice within us whispers,”You have been given boots.They will get you through the troubled waters.Put them on and start wading.The waters may seem deep and choppy and scary,but your boots are high and strong and safe.Trust your boots. Have faith that they will … Continue reading BOOTS WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE TROUBLED WATERS OF LIFE
(1) Make the decision to close all doorsthat are leading you to nowhere.Open wide the doors that lead tohappiness, fulfillment and well-being.Choose a path and enjoy the journey.And as you travel, take the time tolisten to nature and admire the rainbows.(2) Write your life story.Much of your story is already written.You can’t change the beginning or part of the middle that is already finished.Work on writing a good ending.Make it your story, not what others think it should be.(3) Be willing to take risks.As you travel down your chosen path,you can’t always play it safe.If you want to reach your … Continue reading 5 IMPORTANT THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST
A small boy sat on his father’s lap and asked,”Father, what is life?”His father became reflective and after a long pause said,”Life is a long journey, my son.It’s a journey whereby you mustcarefully observe the worldaround you and grow inwisdom and understandingand the ability to serve.When you see hunger and poverty,you will learn to show compassion.When you see fear and hate,you will discover the power of love.When you see anger and conflict,you will find ways to create peace.Where you see hurt and pain, you will teach the healing power of forgiveness.When you see sadness and despair,you will inspire hope and … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?
Sometimes I struggle.I don’t always know what it isthat I’m struggling about.I just feel the struggle inside me.I know it sounds crazy butonce when I was really strugglingI looked up the definition to seewhat the dictionary said I was doing.”A struggle is making an effort to dosomething in the face of difficulties.”That definition surprised me.But it gave me a better perspective.I didn’t realize that when I struggleI’m not giving up. I’m not giving in.I’m actually doing SOMETHING.I’m making an effort to do SOMETHINGabout what it is I’m dealing with.That really helped me. Gave me hope.How I face my struggles tells … Continue reading SOMETIMES I STRUGGLE
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
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
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