Archive | March, 2021

Green Always Wins

16 Mar

We experience many different things as we go through our lives. We may have wonderful periods where everything goes well, and nothing stands in our way. Every day we sail through whatever comes and get to our destinations without worry. But nothing stays the same forever, and times of trial will come. We may face terrible, disastrous events that turn our lives and make us question if we can survive. Life is uncertain and we never know what will happen next. Trying to be prepared is important but until the crisis comes, there is no way to know exactly what to prepare for. Trouble finds us all, and if we’re facing something extreme that is pushing us beyond what we think we can bear, we may think we will never get through, and this will be the end of us. But we are far stronger than we think we are, and no matter where we are or what’s happening, we can take one more step. The worst winter on record with the most destructive ice, deepest snow, and coldest temperatures must surrender to spring. The weather will warm, everything will defrost, and green will always win. No winter storm is more powerful than the dawn of springtime. The same is true in our lives. We may go through terrible, difficult, trying days and feel overwhelmed with grief and despair, but spring will come. We may be down, but there isn’t anything powerful enough to hold us down forever. The load will lift, the sun will shine, and we will find our way. By trusting ourselves and having faith in the future, we will conquer every challenge. There is greatness in all of us. We will be tested but we will not break. We are more powerful than we realize and already have everything needed to overcome anything we must. Every destination is still there for us, and with persistence and determination, we will reach every goal.

If we’ve been extraordinarily hurt by loss or death, or something that has taken us by surprise and turned our lives upside down, we may suffer greatly. We may try to move past the pain, but grief is a powerful emotion with its own timetable. It will take as long as it takes. While we’re struggling to get through, we may feel exhausted, and there may be moments of hopelessness. But nothing is permanent – not even the worst experiences of our lives. Things will change, we will get stronger and in time, find happiness again.

A long, painful journey may test our endurance and push us hard. We may experience things we do not dream we could overcome, but we will prevail. Trials will come and they will strengthen us, trouble will teach us, and we will reach the distant shore. We have all the courage, wisdom, and strength we need to get through anything that happens. Nothing can keep us from success, and we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’re in a very difficult situation and feel overwhelmed, trust yourself. You have already conquered many difficult days and you will prevail. Nothing is strong enough to keep you from success. Be confident, and step forward with courage and certainty. Every dream is still there for you, and you will make them yours.

Smarty Pants

15 Mar

There’s a lot of stuff to learn as we go through our lives. We gain much through experience, but if we want to be well educated, we can work hard to get through elementary and high school, and then decide what we want to concentrate on moving forward. We can go to college and get a degree, and maybe even go to graduate school. The sky’s the limit and we can learn anything we like and go as far as we desire. Knowledge is a wonderful asset and can open many doors. We’re all capable of many things, but everyone is on a different intellectual level. Some of us are happy with just a basic understanding of things, others seek out more and strive for the highest levels possible. When we need information, it’s nice to know someone who is highly educated who can answer the questions we need help with. But knowledge is only an understanding of facts about how things work, how they change, how they affect us and other interpretations. It’s good to be knowledgeable but that has nothing to do wisdom. Wisdom is when we take everything we know and apply it in ways that benefit and enlighten us and make our lives and the lives of those around us better. It’s entirely possible to be very intelligent and well educated, and still make continually bad decisions. Leaning on the facts we’ve learned will only go so far. It takes effort to develop wisdom and learn to live effectively and happily. We are capable of accomplishing anything we desire, but if we want to achieve success, as we accumulate knowledge, we must also learn to be wise. Every destination is possible if we’re willing to do what is needed to get there. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything and go anywhere we desire. Success is always there for us, and we will achieve it.

Being smart is like having the key to the first door that blocks our path. We can open the door and start forward, but there is rarely only one complication in any journey. When the next problem arises, the first key we used will not fit and we’ll have to find the best way forward by using our personal skills and discern what we need to do next. If we are foolish and simply choose the easiest path, we might move ahead a little, but the easiest road doesn’t always lead to the destination. By taking our time and carefully considering all the options possible, we can find our way and reach the prize.

We may face a time where all the facts tell us to go one way, but our intuition and personal inspiration point in another direction. We know what we want and where we want to go. We are insightful and wise and can weigh all the possibilities before us. By trusting our instincts, and using our best judgement, we can move forward with confidence, sure of success. Every goal is possible, and with wisdom and focus, we can make them ours.

Today think about what you really want and how you want to proceed. You can do anything you desire and can accomplish amazing things. Trust yourself and step forward toward the goals you desire most. Be wise and confident. Every dream is there for you, and nothing can keep you from success.

Legacy

12 Mar

As we go through our lives, we impact the world around us. Everything we do and every action changes something. We may think nobody is noticing, but our influence may be more far reaching than we imagine. One rude comment may affect someone for a long time, and one smile may change an entire day for someone else. Who we are and what we do are our legacy to the world. What kind of legacy we build is completely up to us. If we are negative and pushy, storming through our days with no consideration for others, what we leave behind will be unpleasant and disagreeable. If we are kind and open, cheerful, and willing to help, everything we touch and everyone we interact with will be embellished. There are others around us most of the time and our influence will affect their lives in some way. No man is an island – we’re all in this together. We’re all sharing the same space. We are always in control of our lives and our actions tell those around us who we are. Whether our impact is positive or negative is our choice. They say misery loves company and when we’re angry or upset, if we want to, we can spread it all around and make everyone else miserable. Or we can exercise self-control, and value those around us enough to spare them the gory details of our disappointment. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we like, but everything we do makes a mark somewhere. There is greatness in all of us, but we’re all at different places on the spectrum. We may be exactly where we want to be, or feel we’re lagging behind in some way. If there are things we want to change, we can do what is necessary to change them. Everything is possible and we can become the people we most want to be. We all have gifts to offer the world. How we offer them and how we express ourselves will determine what we leave behind.

Everyone has bad days where nothing seems to go well, and we struggle just to keep going. Life is filled with challenges and trials. If we focus on all the negative and get bogged down with depression and despair, it’s harder to keep going than if we see things more objectively. Crap happens, and it happens to everyone. We will always have whatever we need to prevail, and by looking forward and trusting ourselves, can manage anything we must with clarity and optimism.

There is great nobility in all of us. We have the potential to change the world for the better. Nobody can offer the gifts we have to give, and every interaction gives us the opportunity to improve something and strengthen those around us. Whatever we give, we will receive in return. Sharing a light in the darkness will enhance and extend the light we have to give. We have so much to offer, and with patience and clarity, we can bring goodness and excellence to everyone.

Today, remember the influence you have over the world around you. We’re all affected by the choices you make. Decide to bring joy whenever you can and share goodness and light. We’re all blessed because you are here. Show us your best and you will find great satisfaction and happiness.

Freedom

11 Mar

We are in control of our lives and can do anything we like, but there are a lot of distractions around us all the time. People come and go and ask for our time and effort, we have responsibilities to attend to, and it may seem there is a never-ending list of things we need to do. We are very capable and can manage anything we must, and our lives are a reflection of all the choices we make. There are endless suggestions and advertisements around us about how we should be living, what we should be doing, where we should go, and what success means. We can certainly listen to anything we like, go here and there, follow this lead and that, and skip around indefinitely trying to figure out what to do next. Our personal freedom is very important but it’s hard to feel free when we’re constantly doing what someone else decides. If we aren’t sure about what we want, it’s unlikely that doing what everyone else chooses will help us find it. We are intelligent and if we stop and give ourselves time to think before we jump, we will discover what is most important to us. By exercising personal discipline, we will unlock our personal freedom. It seems counterintuitive that discipline leads to freedom but it’s the only way to find out who we really are and what we really want. It’s fun to go freewheeling around from time to time, but we cannot move forward by moving in a hundred directions. Every goal we desire is possible and by focusing on the road ahead, we can reach success. We can trust ourselves and move forward with confidence. We are more powerful and wise than we imagine, and already possess everything we need to go anywhere we want.

When we’re in control of our lives we feel strong and confident. If we’re following through on choices we most want, the road ahead will open, and we’ll be able to proceed. There will be few times when everything goes exactly the way we want it to, and we perform perfectly. Everyone falters and stumbles sometimes but falling doesn’t mean we’ve failed. We have endless chances to get up and start again. By trusting ourselves and believing we will prevail, we can continue forward, sure of success.

If we’re pondering a goal but aren’t quite committed, we may think about it, talk about, plan for it, and do nothing as we wait to decide. Dreams are great but they can’t become reality unless we do what is needed to make them ours. It’s nice to think about being strong and fit, but if we never exercise, we’ll never get there. By deciding what we want, and then disciplining ourselves in ways that help us achieve it, we will find great satisfaction and freedom. Every possibility is there for us. We need only decide how we want to proceed.

Today if there’s something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t moved forward, begin now. Plan your life in ways that will help you achieve what you want most. You are capable of accomplishing anything. Every single dream is possible. Be confident and step forward. Every success is there for you, and you will reach it.

Not Losing

10 Mar

We all have goals we want to accomplish and dreams we want to make ours. We can do anything we like and with determination can reach any destination we desire. Anything worth achieving is worth working for, but it won’t all come easily. If we really want to succeed, we must be willing to face whatever complications get in the way and figure out how to overcome them. If we are very focused and clear on what we want, when problems or issues arise, we will do what is needed to fix them and stay on track. Continuing forward despite difficult challenges takes patience and determination to succeed. If the road has been long and hard, and we’re tired of the struggle, we may decide we don’t really need to win anymore. Just not losing will be enough. There is a lot of difference between thinking about winning and thinking about not losing. If all we want to do is survive, basically get a “C” in the class, we can take shortcuts and ignore details that are hard to figure out. We can all manage to get through anything but simply getting through and achieving excellence are entirely different scenarios. Our time is valuable and once it’s gone can never be recovered. Wasting it on trying to achieve mediocrity will not enhance us or bring great satisfaction. Just doing the minimum to get to the next step will bring little gratification. There is greatness inside us all, and we have the potential to accomplish amazing things. But potential is unrealized expectations. Just because we’re capable of doing something incredible, doesn’t mean the road to achieving it will be easy, clear, and paved. If we want to become the best we can be, and make our dreams reality, we must be willing to stay the course no matter what comes. Instead of merely wanting not to lose, we must want to win. With focus, clarity, and conviction, we can find great success. We can do anything and go anywhere. The whole world is there for us, and every dream is possible.

Before we step forward in any direction, we must first decide what we want. It’s very hard to push forward toward a destination we don’t really care about. If we aren’t invested in achieving the goal, the first obstacle may knock us down. We know who we are, what we want, and where we want to go. We can decide how we want to proceed, and then do what is needed to reach any goal and make it ours.

It’s easy to coast through life. We can sit back and just let things roll out as they will, and maybe we’ll go somewhere we want, or maybe not. Sitting in the back seat and just riding along is fine if all we want is to take in the scenery. But there are dreams and destinations waiting for us, and by taking control and driving our own train, we can achieve them all. Our lives are ours to design, and with clarity and focus, we can have the lives we desire most.

Today think about what you really want. Once you decide, make a plan, and take the first step forward. You are amazing and powerful and can accomplish anything you desire. Everything is possible, and you already have everything you need to succeed. Be confident. Every dream is possible, and you will win.