12 THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER

1. You were fearfully and wonderfully made – you are special.2. You can’t change the past so let go and move on.3. Everyone’s journey is different – choose the road less taken.4. Happiness is found within – it’s a choice you make.5. Never let other people’s opinions determine yours.6. Never stop dreaming – dreams give your life purpose.7. Always maintain healthy boundaries – stand up for yourself.8. Treat others the ways you want to be treated.9. Life is a gift – appreciate it and give it your best effort.10. Love and be kind to others.11. Love yourself and celebrate often … Continue reading 12 THINGS TO ALWAYS REMEMBER

HOW TO FIND YOUR TREASURE: HERE’S WHERE IT IS

It’s in the mirror. Look closely at the image. The real treasure is YOU. You don’t have to search further. In the cemeteries is buried an enormous treasure of untapped potential—people who never realized their worth. How sad. Don’t be one of them. Dig into your potential and use it. It’s in the love you receive.Cherish the love you receive. To be loved is truly a treasure because love is patient, it’s kind, it always trusts, it always protects, it always perseveres, and it never fails. It’s in the present.The gift of time is a treasure. You have been blessed … Continue reading HOW TO FIND YOUR TREASURE: HERE’S WHERE IT IS

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED DEATH?

Life is precious.It comes just once.That’s what makes it so special.We have but one chance at it.However, death often comes twice.The first time is when somethingdies within us while we yet live.This is the worst of the two deaths.It’s being alive but feeling dead.It’s living but feeling suffocated by lossand carrying the burden daily.The second death is physical..We will all experience a physical death.To everything there is a season…a time to be born and a time to die.Though we must all walk throughthe valley of the shadow of death,we need not fear the journey.Death is merely the passage we taketo … Continue reading WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED DEATH?

WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

The little boy said to his grandpa,”Grandpa, what is life?”Grandpa thought for a moment,went to his bedroom,and came back with a small box.He handed the box to his grandsonand said, “This is a gift box.I want you to have it.”His grandson took the box andwas surprised when he opened it.”It’s empty,” he said.”That’s right,” grandpa replied.”You see, everyone gets one free gift box. But there’s one problem.The box is empty.And when people get their gift boxmany do what you just did.They’re surprised and disappointedthat their gift box is empty.They simply don’t know what to dowith an empty box.Sometimes they just … Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE? IS IT A GIFT?

YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE LIES WITHIN YOU: A LIGHT FLICKERS

Do you ever wonder what life is all about?Do you wonder what your purpose in life is?Perhaps the answer, my friend,can be found in the light that lies within you.A light flickers in your soul.It’s an eternal light that’s always there.It’s part of your being.How bright it shines is up to you.But in that light is your purpose.When your light shines brightit can be seen by others.It can take away darkness.It can help others find their way.It can glow with warmth and give comfort.It can offer hope.Never hide your lightbecause within it is your purpose.Let it shine. Let it shine … Continue reading YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE LIES WITHIN YOU: A LIGHT FLICKERS

WHEN YOUR LIFE NEEDS A CHANGE OF PACE CONSIDER DOING ONE OF THESE.

Every once in a while a person needs “a silly day” where you just do something off the wall. You let go of all the world’s craziness and the long “to do list” and you do something that’s just plain silly. Trust me, it’s cathartic. I’m having one of those silly days and if you’re having one also, try one of these silly suggestions. 1. When you’re at the grocery store and the bagger says “Paper or plastic?” say “Yes, thank you, I will.”2. Call a friend and when the friend answers say, “What did you want?”3. The next time … Continue reading WHEN YOUR LIFE NEEDS A CHANGE OF PACE CONSIDER DOING ONE OF THESE.

LEARNING TO ACCEPT WHAT LIFE HAS GIVEN YOU – BUT NOT GIVE UP

A major turning point in lifeis that moment when you finallylet go of the things you cannot change.But letting go does not mean giving up.It means accepting the things that cannot be.You choose to not get caught upwith what you cannot control, and learnto accept what life has given you.You choose to make the mostout of every day and be gratefulfor all the little things in life,the things that really matter.You let go and free yourself of allthe negative tapes about yourselfthat you hav played so oftenin your mind, and make new tapes,tapes that are positive and encouraging.You decide that … Continue reading LEARNING TO ACCEPT WHAT LIFE HAS GIVEN YOU – BUT NOT GIVE UP