Wednesday, August 31, 2022

You need a list of TOOLS to pull out when need them

   Different situations call for different TOOLS that you need to have at your disposal.

   There isn't one TOOL that can take care of everything.

  A hammer does what you need a hammer for.

  But if you need a saw a hammer won't help you at all.

   When you need a TOOL to help you with ANXIETY you need a variety of TOOLS because one TOOL works at one circumstance yet other circumstances need a different TOOL.

  The More TOOLS you have in your TOOLBOX the more you will have to help calm down your ANXIETY.

  When you need a TOOL check what you have in your TOOL BOX.

  FILL your TOOL BOX with anything and everything that will be a TOOL for you when you need it.

Monday, August 29, 2022

You have to be ready to be flexible

   You may know how you want things to go but unfortunately things don't always go as you had planned them to.

   You may have an opinion on something yet when you get all the facts you realize it isn't what you thought at all.

   You may have hoped that things would go smoothly but the truth is things never go as smoothly as you want them to.

  You may think that you will one day get what you have earned but the truth is reality is reality no matter what you thought that you would have earned.

   You have to be flexible throughout your life's Journey because it's a journey full of adventures.

  It is what it is, not what you thought it would be.

  Your LIFE'S JOURNEY is a ROLLERCOASTER full of ups and downs as well as twists and Turns.

  ENJOY life while you are living it not waste a moment of it because it wasn't what you thought it would be.

  We only have the TIME WE Have So don't waste the TIME you have, be flexible to ENJOY LIFE.

Friday, August 26, 2022

It doesn't matter what anyone else tells you

    Others can tell you what to do but that won't make you do it nor does it mean it is what you should do.

   They may have an opinion and even experience but that is still just their opinion.

    Just because something works for someone else doesn't mean it will work for you.

   If you doubt that it is possible than it's not possible because you will never try to do it.

    You know you best so only you know what will work for you.

  You can be your biggest cheerleader or your worst enemy.

  Be the best you can be and no matter how things turn out you will be proud of yourself.

 At the end of the day all that matters is that you are proud of yourself.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Don't cut your nose off being spiteful

   Things happen in life that are unpleasant and unexpected, that's just LIFE.

   Don't let an angry moment destroy you for a lifetime.

   Don't react in such an angry way that you can't see that ANGER can destroy you. 

  Don't let an angry person or an angry situation have permanent negative consequences.

   The ROLLERCOASTER of LIFE is full of ups and downs as well as twists and Turns,  that's just LIFE.

  Don't do anything on a downward move that prevents you from enjoying the upwards moves.

  It's not what circumstances that you face but how you react to them that determines whether you have a positive outcome.


Monday, August 22, 2022

Kindness makes the world a better place

   People are quick to let their anger fly out in an instant.

  But they are very slow if they even do react to a positive vibe.

   Don't react to a negative situation so quickly because your first reaction to a negative situation is the most negative.

  If we reacted quickly to a positive situation we spread positivity.

  It is normal to get angry over a negative situation, we are human.

  But we need to stop before we spew it onto OTHERS. 

 Just because it naturally pops into your mind doesn't mean it should pop out of your mouth just as fast.

  Spread kindness to make the world a better place.

  It is human to get angry but connect to your human slide so you can be KIND.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Life expectancy V.S. LIFE

   We all have heard that life expectancy is In your late seventies.

  Unfortunately not everyone lives until they are in there late seventies, that's just LIFE.

   When my friends relative died at Seventy five she seemed upset that I said how lucky her and her family was to have so much time with them here on earth.

  Later my husband said that I shouldn't have said that.

  But you see my brother was 19 when he died.

  My mother was 25 years old when she died.

  My sister was 43 when she died.

 My Dad died when he was 58 years old.

  So Life Expectancy is NOT GUARANTEED.

  IF you are lucky to have a family member or many family members to live until Life Expectancy, you are very LUCKY.

  ENJOY every moment you have with those that you love because TOMORROW is not guaranteed for anyone.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Look for the positive in every situation

   What you look for is what you will find.

  And sometimes you go through tough times and finding the positive could be like finding a needle in a haystack but if you look for it you will find it.

  It's true seek and you shall find.

  A positive outlook will have a positive impact on your life.

  A positive outlook is necessary to have a positive outcome.

  It doesn't mean that you won't have to face tough situations it means despite the tough situations you can have a positive outcome.

Monday, August 15, 2022

What was the last thing you did for yourself?

   It's easier to see what you can do for someone else than it is to see what you can do for yourself.

  It's easier to make sacrifices to help others than it is to help yourself.

  It's easier to put off what you need done to do what others need done.

  But just like they say on a airplane you have to put oxygen on yourself first so you can be conscious to help others, it's true in everyday life.

  In order to help others you have to take care of yourself first so that you can take care of others.

  Today do something special for others by taking care of yourself.


Friday, August 12, 2022

The Memories came as I was walking

   Do to the pandemic I had not been to a yard sale in nearly two years.

  It is hard to believe that it has been over two years since we all went into quarantine.

  Things are slowly opening up and we are able to get back out and mingle with other humans.

  I got to go to two yard sales TODAY and saw signs for several more this Saturday.

  Now before the pandemic this wouldn't have been a big deal but after two years of avoiding human contact, it was amazing to see Yard sales in my neighborhood.

  As I got out of my car just walking up to the yard sale brought up MANY happy memories of times gone by.

  And just like the good old days as I looked at the items for sale it would trigger memories of people I knew that used to own one of those.

  You don't have to buy the item to enjoy the treasured memories that the item brought up, it's free to enjoy.

  I took my time looking at what was for sale perhaps longer than I should have but I did because it had been years since I had a Yard sale to enjoy.

  I didn't buy anything but I sure had a good time just because someone finally was having a Yard sale.

  Just a Mile down the road I saw another yard sale sign, of course I was going to stop by that one too.

  Suddenly it felt like we were finally getting back a little bit like normalcy. 

  I saw a few more signs for Yard sales on Saturday as I drove around doing my errands.

  It's been a tough time while we all have been living through a pandemic. 

  Things won't ever be quote normal again but our new normal is full of good times to be had.

  I can't wait to go to the flea market next and enjoy the treasured memories that will Pop up for me to enjoy as I walk down to see all the items for sale. 

  Of course there is also the dream of finding that million dollar painting as I am looking through the items for sale.

  We survived the quarantine, but now it's time to enjoy human contact again. 




Wednesday, August 10, 2022

TODAY is twenty four hours to ENJOY

   Each day you have twenty four hours to ENJOY. 

  ALL we have is the TIME we have so don't WASTE your TIME TODAY.

  YESTERDAY is already gone so don't spend a moment of TODAY thinking about what happened YESTERDAY.

  Tomorrow is not guaranteed so don't waste your TIME TODAY worrying about tomorrow, JUST ENJOY TODAY.

  Don't waste a PERFECTLY GOOD DAY waiting until the PERFECT TIME or the PERFECT SITUATION because nothing is PERFECT.

  Remember that YESTERDAY is already gone and TOMORROW may never come but TODAY is yours to ENJOY. 

  You can only ENJOY the moment you are in. 



Monday, August 8, 2022

Accept that everyone makes HONEST MISTAKES.

   Just because you know that you shouldn't doesn't mean that there wont still be times when you do it HONESTLY thinking it will be okay. 

  Accepting that you are HUMAN and there will be times when you make an HONEST MISTAKE is necessary for you to have SELF LOVE.

  Don't JUDGE yourself or anyone so harshly for being HUMAN. 

  ACCEPT that everyone including you can make an HONEST MISTAKE while you HONESTLY thought it was the RIGHT THING to do.

  The sooner you ACCEPT it the sooner you can JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND.

  ACCEPT IT and learn from it what you need to then JUST FLUSH IT.

  PEACE OF MIND is just a FLUSH away.

  But you have to JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM to get in.



Friday, August 5, 2022

Did you WORRYING about it have any benefits?

   WORRYING yourself sick about things that MAY OR MAY NOT happen does DAMAGE to you whether it HAPPENS OR NOT.

  Don't WORRY about things that are OUT OF YOUR CONTROL because they are OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

  WORRYING about TOMORROW waste your TODAYS!


  Like the plaque on my wall says.....

  I asked God for all things that I might ENJOY LIFE, he gave me LIFE that I might ENJOY all things.

  The DAMAGE from WORRYING is done even if you figure out that you had NOTHING to WORRY about.


  To distract yourself from WORRISOME THOUGHTS, just sing the song DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY.



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

What are we passing on to OTHERS?

   If you want to see more KINDNESS in the World then you have to be KIND to OTHERS.

   If you want to have the FREEDOM to be who you want to be and do what you want to do you then you have to allow OTHERS to have the FREEDOM to be who they want to be and do what they want to do.

  If you want to be RESPECTED you have to RESPECT OTHERS.

  If you want to feel SAFE in your neighborhood you have to make sure EVERYONE in your neighborhood is SAFE.

  If you wouldn't want it to happen to you or someone you love them DON'T let it happen to ANYONE.

  If you want to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the LIVES of OTHERS you have to do something that will make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.

  If you want to give someone the ENCOURAGEMENT they need it is ONLY possible if you say something ENCOURAGING to them.


  If you want to HELP someone you got to do something or say something that will HELP them.

  We can all see that the WORLD won't get better on it's OWN we all must do OUR PART. 

  Be KIND to OTHERS so KINDNESS will SPREAD because it's true WE ALL REAP WHAT WE SOW.

  WORLD PEACE is possible by bringing PEACE OF MIND to One Person at a time.

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?



Monday, August 1, 2022

You need to THINK about it but don't OVERTHINK about it

   Of course you need to STOP and THINK before you REACT to it. 

   Because once you REACT you can't TAKE IT BACK, what is done is done.

  But if you OVERTHINK about it you will lose FOCUS and not know how you should REACT. 

  It is okay to gather the FACTS and even to seek OPINIONS but too much INFORMATION and too many OPINIONS, can fill your MIND and you won't be able to THINK CLEARLY. 

  If you THINK that you have learned what you need to KNOW what you need to do, STOP gathering information and JUST DO IT. 

  Not EVERY DECISION you make will be the RIGHT DECISION but EVERY DECISION you make will be the RIGHT DECISION for you to have made.

  You LEARN as you go and although it may be PAINFUL what you will LEARN from it is JUST GROWING PAINS.

  As long as you STOP and THINK before you REACT at the end of the day no matter how things turn out you can be PROUD of the DECISIONS you made.