Monday, September 21, 2020

If you see trouble coming then get out of the way

 If you know it isn't good for you then don't do it. If you know it ain't right, then don't do it. If you are heading in the wrong direction then turn around. If you know what to expect then you shouldn't be surprised. If you see trouble coming then get out of the way! Accepting the things you can not change will let you focus on the things you can change. It is what it is, so accept it for what it is. Knowing what you can do is only possible if you acknowledge and accept that there are things you can't do. You can only do what you can do. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

The twists and turns are part of your life's journey

 To navigate through life during a pandemic we all have to bend and twist like a pretzel. But we will get done what we need to get done. The rollercoaster of Life will have it's ups and downs, but we will put on our seatbelts and we will be fine. To get through the tough downward times just remember that it will soon shoot upward again. Just make sure you don't do anything on the downward times that will prevent you from experiencing an upward moment. The outcome is not determined by the circumstances that you must face but on how you react to the situations you face. If you do the RIGHT thing then everything will be ALRIGHT. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A "point of view" that they didn't see

Your "point of view" is your reality, even if it isn't what others see. If you show them a different view they might see things differently. Just telling them that they got it all wrong won't matter because until they can see it from a different "point of view," they can only see it from their view. After years of frustration with my neighbor over his loud noises that are impossible to sleep through, there is finally peace after nine pm. One short conversation over the fence solved it after years of arguments. His reasoning was he had a lot of issues he was dealing with. I brought it to his attention that I nor my husband nor my son had ever done anything to cause him any of those issues. I also brought to his attention that everyone especially nowadays was facing tough issues. But that as neighbors we didn't have to make things harder for each other. He agreed and stops the noise by nine pm now that he sees it from that point of view. I wish we would have had that conversation years ago and avoided all the sleepless nights. When you want them to understand your point of view then you have to show it to them from your point of view so they can see it. Telling them and showing them are two different things. If you want to get your point across you have to show them your point of view. We all have a different point of view because we see things differently even when we are seeing the same thing. It's all in how you look at it. If you want them to see what you see then show them so they can see it from a different view. Seeing is believing.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Being thrifty now because you have to

During these tough economic times you have to learn how to be thrifty. Instead of being embarrassed that you have very little money, be proud of yourself for being thrifty to get by. What you have learned will save you money even when you get back on your feet. Because of the quarantines and restaurants being closed, many people had to learn how to cook. When the pandemic is over you can continue being thrifty and continue to cook for your family. Just think of all the money you can save for peace of mind now and in the future. Times have been tough but there have been many positive things that have come out of it, like quality time spent with family that wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the pandemic. And through the struggles I believe humanity will grow in our neighborhoods.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Doing something for someone else is good for you

When you help someone else when you don't have to, it makes not only them feel good, you feel good. It's hard to describe just how good you feel about yourself. It's so refreshing to know you made a positive difference in someone's life. Sometimes when you are always doing something for your family and friends it feels more like an obligation to help those you love. But when you show kindness to a complete stranger that you don't know and will probably never see again, that is an amazing feeling. Of course it is just as amazing to the stranger you help. I remember being short ten cents at a store and told the cashier to take off one of my items and the Lady behind me in line handed me a dime and said here that isn't necessary, I can help. Now a dime doesn't seem like much but it brought tears to my eyes. I had a little money in the bank but I was trying to stay on budget. I just was so overwhelmed with emotion that she cared enough to help me. Especially when many people in this World seems so cruel and uncaring towards each other. You don't have to solve someone's problem to help them. It doesn't have to cost money even. Just having compassion and acting on it to make a positive difference can make all the difference in the world. Just a kind word, or a smile, or holding the door open for someone can have a positive effect on them. A random act of kindness goes a long way. I would like to thank Mr. Mike for his kind words I got in his email this morning, it definitely was nice to find and started my day off in an inspiring way. Be kind to everyone you meet because you have no idea what they may be facing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How do you want to be remembered?

What will people remember about you? Will they remember how you were when you were at your best behavior or will they have more memories of your not so pleasant times? It's possible they will remember both the good and the bad times. But hopefully you had more positive interactions than bad. We are all human and have bad moments. Do the good memories far outweigh the bad memories? You may have a lot of love in your heart but can anyone feel it? Take the time to let those around you feel your love. What you do today will create the memories they will have of you. So create the special memories each and every day that you want them to remember about you.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Are you overwhelmed with things that are out of your control?

If you are overwhelmed by things that are out of your control, then ease your mind by focusing on the things you can control. Many things that are weighing heavy on our minds during this pandemic, are out of anyone's control. It's hard to know what lies ahead when what the future will hold is uncertain for all of us. But don't lose focus on your integrity and your honor during these difficult times. Because when it's over you want to be proud of how you handled yourself during these difficult times. And you will reap what you sow. Doing what is right through good times and bad times is the only way for you to have a positive outcome when things are all said and done. You can't say that you had no choice because the choice to do what's right is yours and yours alone even during a pandemic. Even a pandemic is no excuse for bad behavior. Be kind to everyone you meet because you have no idea what they may be facing.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Your EGO can get in your way

Having self esteem and pride in yourself is very important. But when your EGO is too big, it can get in your way. It can prevent you from seeing things realistically. It can prevent you from seeing that having flexibility is necessary to achieve your ultimate goals. It can prevent you from hearing the facts necessary to achieve your goals. If you think that you know everything then you won't be able to learn as you go. If you want to work things out in your favor it will take being open to what it will take in order for things to work out best for everyone involved. Sometimes the only way to get what you need, is to compromise so that they can get what they need too. You may be the CEO of the company but without your employees it wouldn't be as successful.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

You know if you play in the rain you are going to get wet

You know that if you want to be the best you can be, you have to do the best that you can. You know that if you go looking for trouble, you will find it. What you get out of life is based on what you put into it. If you surround yourself with people who inspire you to be better than you have a good chance to do better. If you surround yourself with those who will lead you down a rocky path then you will have no chance at all of doing better. If you set yourself up for success then you will be successful. If you set yourself up for failure then you will fail. Look around you and ask yourself, is this where I want to be? If you are heading in the wrong direction then turn around and get back on track.