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

DAD and THREE HEARTFELT WISHES

Dad,it’s your dayAnd I’m thinking about youI WISH I HAD THANKED YOU MORE.You worked hard to provideand you did a good job.At the time I didn’t realizewhat an effort it took to workday in and day out to make surewe had the things we needed.I appreciate your many years of hard work.And I now realize that in your own wayyou were always in my corner.It would have been so simpleto say “thank you” more often.I WISH I HAD ASKED YOU MORE QUESTIONS.There are so many thingsI don’t really know about you.Little things about your childhood,your interests, your dreams, you hopes,all … Continue reading DAD and THREE HEARTFELT WISHES

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

YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.

Prepare yourself for what will be in life.There will be obstacles…mistakes,disappointments,failures,conflict,pain,discouragement.But greater than these that will beis that which exists within you.Not what will be….but WHAT IS.You cannot measure it,for it is limitless.You cannot discard it,for it is part of your soul.If you ignite it,it will trigger your passion.If you launch it,it will take you to new heights.If you tap into it, it will burst forth with possibilities.It’s one of your most valuable possessions.YOUR POTENTIAL.Treasure it….nurture it…..cultivate it….unleash it.Whatever you do….USE IT. Continue reading YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.

EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

Mastering others is power.Mastering yourself is empowerment.It’s futile to try and master others.It’s fulfillment to master yourself.We’ve all made bad choices in life.We’ve all had struggles and pain.But you are NOT your mistakes.You are NOT your struggles and pain.Within you is the powerto shape your day and your future.Empower your power.Own your power.Never give your power away.Never allow others to steal your strength.It belongs to you and no one else.Within you is a wonderful story.It lies waiting to be empowered.Let go of any strings that hold you backand laugh triumphantlyat all the things and peopleyou will no longer allow to steal … Continue reading EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

Everyone seems to have their own definition of success. Yet, based on studies of people who are considered to have succeeded in life, successful people appear to have certain qualities in common. Here are seven qualities successful people have. They have a winning attitude. They are able to give their best at what they do because they expect the best of themselves. Their outlook is optimistic. The feel positive and confident about what they can accomplish. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, ”If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk If you can’t walk, then crawl. … Continue reading SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE

ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM

Your success depends on how you wake up in the morning:  if you bound out of bed because there’s something out there you want to do, that you believe in, that you can hardly wait to get at, something good is going to happen. The most useful knowledge is the knowledge that’s applied. If you want to discover who you are, examine the things you do every day.  You are what you do. A good discipline is to practice giving to others without expecting gratitude or something in return. Kind words are best when followed by kind deeds. Rather than … Continue reading ROCKING CHAIR QUOTES AND BITS OF WISDOM