YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

You have received a gift basketas part of what life offers.Everyone receives the giftbut not everyone uses it.In the basket is everythingyou need to succeed.If you use the items in the basket,they will empower you to fulfill your dreams.As you proceed to use your gift basket,remember that real successis achieving a peace of mindin knowing that you havegiven your very best effortin all that you attempt to do.In the basket are the itemsthat will empower you.A clear vision of what it isyou want to do.Belief in your dream.The interest and desire to achieve it.The courage to try.Confidence in yourself.The abilities … Continue reading YOU HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO SUCCEED

WHAT IS LIFE?

The ideal lifeis a journey in whichyou observe the world around youand choose to make it better.Where there is hate, spread LOVE.Where there is conflict, create PEACE.Where’s there’s disloyalty, exhibit FAITHFULNESS.Where there is discouragement, share JOY.Where there is dishonesty, show GOODNESS.Where there is anger, express PATIENCE.Where there is unrestraint, teach SELF-CONTROL.Where there is hurt, impart KINDNESS.Your most meaningful moments in lifewill be when you realize you madethe world a better place. Continue reading WHAT IS LIFE?

HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

There’s a little spot at the cornerof our flower gardenthat I thought would be a perfectlocation for a zucchini plant.It would have lots of roomto happily sprawl as it wished.I planted two seeds and gently tapped the soilas though to bless the potentialthat was now beneath the surface.Each morning, with coffee in hand,I walk the flower garden to enjoy the blooms and birds.Each morning, after“the planting,”I stopped to see if the seeds had emerged.Nothing.Morning after morning I stopped.Nothing.I went back and read the seed packet.Those seeds should have germinated by now.”Should have.”I blamed bad seeds….I had been given duds.I blamed the birds.They must … Continue reading HOW SEEDS TAUGHT ME A MUCH NEEDED LESSON

LIFE LESSONS FROM ITTY BITTY, THE SPIDER

Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the water spout. (If life gives you a mountain….climb it.) Down came the rain And washed the spider out. (Sometimes problems can knock us down.) Out came the sun And dried up all the rain. (Have faith…be patient…things will get better.) So Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the spout again. (Never give up…persevere…you can do it.) Continue reading LIFE LESSONS FROM ITTY BITTY, THE SPIDER