BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

Believe in the powerful of love to help you overcome.Where there is discouragement, love encourages..Where there is failure, love inspires.Where there is pain, love heals.Where there is weariness, love rejuvenates..Where there is sadness, love uplifts.Where there is a broken heart, love mends..Where there is separation, love reconciles.Where there is loss,, love comforts.Where there is hurt, love forgives.Life does not give you more than you can handle.Love provides what you need to overcome.Believe. Continue reading BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG

In the midst of all the hardships we face in life —Be it personal loss that leaves usfeeling like we’ll never get over it,like we’ll never get rid of those darkclouds that keep hanging around;Be it separation that fills our lifewith emptiness and leaves us hurtingand grasping for meaning and purpose; Be it illness that takes a toll onour mind and body and eats awaya our hope for health and well-being;Be it conflict that creates painand heartache and crushes our spirit;Be it anything that tries to defeat us,wear us down, make us want to give up —It is in the … Continue reading IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG

5 IMPORTANT THINGS ON YOUR TO DO LIST

(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

WHAT IS LIFE?

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?

HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

There are many things that causea heart to hurt.It can hurt from unkind words.Disappointment and failurecan be painful experiences.Separation and losscan be heart damaging.Rejection can cause wounds.Mistakes can cause painful regret.Loneliness can bring heartache.Abuse is shattering.Even little things can cause big hurts.But when the heart hurts, even breaks,there are ways to heal it.Remind yourself that a broken heartis not a broken life.It is not a broken dream.A heart filled with pain does notdestroy your inner goodness.It does not destroy your strengthto survive.You are still whole.Remember that the human body,including a hurting heart,is equipped to heal.Allow it to happen.Don’t pick at … Continue reading HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

For humans, there are three parts to forgiveness.(1) Forgiving a person who has hurt you.(2) Forgiving yourself for wrongs you have done.(3) Seeking forgiveness for hurt you have caused.Forgiveness means to let go of the resentmentand anger toward a person or group who hasin some manner hurt or harmed you.Forgiveness does NOT mean forgettingor excusing the wrong that was done.Rather, it means preventing a person’s actionsfrom destroying your heart and peace of mind.You will be able to forgive when you are able to acceptthe fact that a person is human and makes mistakes.You will be able to forgive when you … Continue reading TO FORGIVE IS TO HEAL

SOMETIMES I STRUGGLE

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

SOMETIMES I CRY

Sometimes I cry.I don’t always know why.But it’s okay.It’s okay to cry.Sometimes I get hurt.It may be an accident that happens to me.Or it may besomeone’s wordsthat hurt me.Or maybe I get lonelybecause I miss someone I love.Or maybe certain thingslike music or moviesor patriotic paradesor beautiful thingsstir my emotionsand touch my heart,and I cry.Sometimes the tearsare happy,sometimes sad.But it’s not bad to cry.Here’s why.That’s what tears are for.That’s why you have them.They help you cry.So use them when you need to.They’re good for you.They wash and cleanse.They help you let go and release.And you never run out.Yes, sometimes I … Continue reading SOMETIMES I CRY

THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU

There’s a HOPE that liveswithin you.Draw upon it to help youdream of what can be.It’s a feeling of optimismthat something you want can be had,an anticipation that something goodwill come in the future.Even in your darkest momentsHOPE is trusting that there is lightdespite all the darkness,trusting there is healingdespite hurt and pain.It’s knowing that even in the darkest night,the stars will be shining bright.It’s trusting that after a long nightthe dawn will come.HOPE is clinging to what is possible.It’s refusing to give up,refusing to give in.A single thread of HOPE is oftenthe strongest thread of all.Hang on to it.Don’t let … Continue reading THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE

No matter how dark the sky,no matter how bad the storm,there’s always a silver liningwhere the sun is shining bright.But you must believe.You must believe it’s thereand look for it.When difficult times come,when life seems dark and heavy,look for the silver liningthat waits to awaken your soul.It’s there.It’s waiting.Believe that good is going to happenand it will.Even when life brings hurt and pain,you do not have to hang on to the painin order to hold on to a memory.Choose what you want to hang on toand let the rest go.Let go and hang on to the silver lining.Be comforted because … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE