Look in the mirror and say, “You know, I really admire and respect you. You have been through so much and just look at you. You’re still standing. You amaze me. That’s a major accomplishment” And then say to the image in the mirror, “You know what? I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I’m going to do everything I can to make you feel really special because that’s what you are…..special!” Thirdly say, “I want you to be strong. From this day forward I want you to have the courage to … Continue reading DOES YOUR SELF-IMAGE NEED A TUNEUP? HERE’S 5 TUNEUP POINTS
What is this thing called self-confidencethat everyone struggles with at times?Basically, it’s the belief you have aboutyour own ability, what you believeyou are capable of doing.When your confidence in yourself is lacking,what can you do to boost it?1. The first thing to do is recognize howa lack of confidence affects your life.It makes it difficult for you to accomplishthe things you are capable of doing.It causes you to procrastinate, to put thingsoff because you fear you won’t be able todo them satisfactorily, or at all.Remember, in order for others to see howcompetent you are, you have to see it in … Continue reading DOES YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE NEED A BOOST? TRY THIS.
Do you view yourself as worthwhile?Feeling worthwhile is often the crucial differencebetween success and failure.It’s often the difference between relationshipsthat connect well and those that don’t.Feeling lovable,feeling like you have worth,caring enough about yourselfto take good care of yourself,emotionally and physically,is the key ingredientin developing a strong, lovingrelationship with another person.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havepositive qualities and strengthsthat others need and want.To feel worthwhileis to believe you havesomething positive to give others.Love is energyand loving yourself is yourbasic energy source.The stronger this source,the more love-energy you haveto share with others.The deeper your love for self,the deeper your love … Continue reading FEELING WORTHWHILE IS THE KEY TO LOVING OTHERS
Every morning I hear the rooster crow, robustly announcing the start of another beautiful day. Rain or shine, storm or calm, he doesn’t mind. He simply crows. He does it well. It’s his contribution to the day. It makes me wonder. How robustly do I start my day? What do I crow about? In what way do I contribute? Hmmm….. Continue reading THE ROOSTER CROWS! DO I?
Ants are fascinating creatures. We can learn a lot by studying their FIVE-FOLD PHOLOSOPHY: Carry your share of the work; Know where you’re going; Stay positive and never give up; Work as a team; Love where you live. Carry your share of the work. Every ant works, no exceptions. Each one knows what to do and does it. No shirking of duty, no laziness. Know where you’re going. Every day ants have purpose. They know where they need to go and they go. They accomplish something every day. Stay positive and never give up. When things go wrong, ants keep … Continue reading THE FIVE-FOLD PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANT
There once was a man whose shovel was missing. He looked everywhere for it, but it was not to be found. Someone stole it, he thought.. He suspected the boy next door. Afer all, he looked like a thief. He talked like a thief. He even walked like a thief. Several weeks went by and the man’s dislike for the boy grew. Then one day he found his shovel. It was under a shrub where he had laid it while working in his garden. The next morning he saw the boy as he was leaving for the day. The man … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE SHOVEL
Once there was a man who wished he could be happy and be on top of the world. Every morning he would get up and look out the window and see his neighbor who always had a smile on his face and walked with a bounce in his step. He always seemed so happy. The man was envious of his neighbor. ”How can he be so upbeat and happy?” he thought. ”How can he be on top of the world every day when there are so many problems, so many things to be concerned about?” One day he could stand … Continue reading FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Someone once told me I was slow…..and it made me feel dumb. I heard someone say I was awkward….and I started feeling self-conscious. I once heard someone say I was not attractive…..and I began to feel ugly. I overheard someone say I had no talent…..and I felt like I was a zero. I once was told I would never succeed….and I felt hopeless. And over the years I gradually became…..the person others told me I was. I BELIEVED THEM. Then one day I met a wise person who said, ”My friend, listen to me. You are not who you think … Continue reading I’M NOT WHO I THOUGHT I WAS
Sometimes when I’m feeling small and dealing with hurts and struggles, I remember what someone once told me. STUDY THE TREE Notice how TALL it stands. How proud it is to be a tree. In spite of what it faces, It grows stronger each day. it’s well grounded with roots reaching deep. And it knows it’s no use trying to be a tree it isn’t. It’s simply content to be the tree it was meant to be. Sometimes it stands in a group, but it can survive even it it has to stand alone. It knows it’s unique It knows … Continue reading STAND TALL
Sometimes when I’m feeling a little mopey, or discouraged, or overwhelmed, or sad, or have been made a victim, I forget that I have….. POWER. But then I remember that I do, indeed, have POWER And it’s right here within me. All I have to do is own it and use it. I have the POWER to make choices. I can say yes. … Continue reading I HAVE POWER