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

THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING

When you’re hurtingthere’s something healing to know that others are hurting for you and with you.It’s comforting when someone says,”I understand.”And they take the timeto be there for you in a supportive way.and you know they’re sincere.BUTwhen someone’s hurtingPLEASE……PLEASE don’t say”Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”That is so hollow.Especially when there’s ALWAYS something you can do.Always!JUST DO IT!It doesn’t matter how big or small it is,JUST DO IT!It will help the healing.Like,Send a thoughtful note.Spend time with them.Take them out for lunch.Give them a casserole or soup.Bake them some cookies.Give them a book or puzzle.Give them a gift card … Continue reading THINGS TO DO AND NOT DO WHEN SOMEONE’S HURTING

O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION

The end of the year holiday season fills the heart with ANTICIPATION. What we experience is similar to the way a child listens to a story. The excitement is in the anticipation of what’s going to happen on the next page. O the JOY of ANTICIPATION,,,, the excitement of waiting to see what life is going to come up with next, to see what’s going to happen on the next page. O the excitement of anticipating a visit from family or friends. O the joy of anticipating a note or a call from someone who cares. O the joy of … Continue reading O THE JOY OF ANTICIPATION

HOW A LITTLE LADY’S ACT OF KINDNESS CHANGED MY OUTLOOK

One morning my wife and I had breakfast at a local restaurant. For some reason, we were both a little down. As we were eating I noticed a small, older lady sitting alone. Once in a while she would look over and smile. What a sweet lady, I thought, and probably lonely. She finished eating before we did, and when she walked past us she smiled again. I wondered about her. Did she have children who lived nearby or did they live far away? Did she have grandchildren and did they come to visit her? Did she have any  friends? … Continue reading HOW A LITTLE LADY’S ACT OF KINDNESS CHANGED MY OUTLOOK

I LOVE TO SOAR

Little things help me soar. A friendly smile lifts me off the ground. A few words of encouragement keep me soaring all day. One small act of kindness will put me in the clouds. A warm hug will  inspire me and  give  me  the courage  to  spread my wings and  fly to places I’ve never been and  see things I’ve never seen. Oh  the places I go.. Thank goodness for the little things……. Yes,, it’s the  little things in life that help me soar.     Continue reading I LOVE TO SOAR