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Singing

13 Apr

Life is full of unexpected developments.  We never know what will happen next and we may be sailing along, everything going fine, when suddenly something changes, and we’re smack up against a huge hill we must overcome.  Even if we’re strong and ready for a challenge, climbing isn’t easy.  It takes strength, determination, and endurance.  As we struggle to push ourselves ahead and reach the next plateau, we may feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  We may grumble and complain, despairing at how hard the journey is.  We may obsess over every negative complication and be completely miserable, wondering why this had to happen to us.  We will all go through hard times, and it’s not easy to face a huge hill, but our attitude as we climb will either help us or make the journey harder.  It cannot change the size of the hill, but it will change how we feel as we step forward and how we process problems as they arise.  We can complain as we push on or we can choose to sing.  The climb will be the same either way, but how we see it may be dramatically different.  If we sing and remain open to whatever the road brings us, we may uncover answers we couldn’t see before.  Life can be hard, and we may face serious and complex problems that try us and push us to our limits.  We can’t control what will come to us, but we can control how we manage it.  By focusing on what is going well and choosing to be positive, we will be able to more effectively handle any complication or problem that arises.  We are more capable and powerful than we imagine, and nothing is strong enough to overcome us.  Every single answer is there for us and with determination and focus we will uncover them all.  Life is full of challenges, but it is also filled with blessings.  If we focus on being the best we can be, every door will open.

Change is constant and nothing stays the same forever.  When we’re suffering, and the trial has continued for a long time, it may seem the pain will never end.  Life may seem dreary and we may feel hopeless that anything will ever improve.  But nothing is permanent and in time, no matter what we’re going through, everything will change.  The sky will open, the clouds will clear, and finally, the sun will break through.  No storm can last forever, and we will prevail.

Although every situation is different and unique, problems and complications may appear.  We can focus on what isn’t working or what may go wrong and allow the possibility of trouble to hold us in place.  No road is completely paved and clear.  There will always be some obstacle to overcome.  It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or stands in our way.  We are intelligent and will uncover whatever answers we need to get through.  Every destination is there for us, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re facing a huge challenge and feel overwhelmed and discouraged, remember all the times you’ve already overcome difficulty and prevailed.  You are amazing and can do anything you desire.  Set your sights on the destination and start singing.  Nothing can keep you from success, and you will win. 

Pause

30 Mar

Everyone has their own dreams and goals they want to accomplish. They are personal to our own individual journeys, and we decide where we want to go and what we want to do. If we were all alone and there were no obstacles to impede our progress, we could accomplish everything as soon as we desired. But life is full of diversions, distractions, unexpected developments, other people making all kinds of decisions that impact us, and a million other complications. We may run into something that stops us and blocks the way forward that requires us to pause in our pursuits for a time. It’s frustrating to have to wait when we want to move, but if we must endure an interruption, we can find ways to make it beneficial. As we wait, we can use the time to review how far we’ve come and look at all the possibilities for the way ahead. Answers may appear that we overlooked while we were pressing forward, and we might discover better methods for accomplishing our goal. Taking a pause in our progress doesn’t mean we must forsake the goal. Time out is not the end. It’s just a break from the road to address something else. While some goals may be time sensitive and stopping might prevent us from achieving them now, most of the time what we’re after can wait while we take care of other things. We can manage what needs our attention right now, take care of it, and then resume our journey forward toward our own personal goals. We know what we want, and there isn’t a detour powerful enough to keep us from it. Our lives are ours to design and we can do anything we desire. Every goal is possible, and with patience and focus, we will make them ours.

Those around us may ask for our time and assistance. If they have authority over us, we may not be able to decline whatever they request, but if not, we can decide what we want to do. It’s good to be helpful and share our talents and time with others, but if we continually pause our own journey for the sake of someone else’s, we will not achieve the goals we most desire. We can judiciously decide how much time we can offer, be helpful, and still continue forward toward our own goals.

We may be in a relationship with someone who needs a lot of support and guidance, and who continually asks us to do things for them. If we always do everything they ask, we may find it difficult to accomplish our own goals. We’re all responsible for our own lives. It’s impossible to reach our own goals if we give all our time to someone else. We are important and our dreams matter. We can be supportive and kind, and help out, but we need never sacrifice our entire lives for someone else’s comfort.

Today if you’ve been stopped from moving toward your own goals because of the needs of others, look at everything objectively. You are amazing and valuable, and your dreams are important. Be supportive and helpful, and serve in ways that allow you to move forward toward the goals you desire most. You are in control of your life. Every dream is waiting for you, and you have everything you need to make them yours.

Here Ya Go

26 Mar

There are lots of people who come and go in and out of our lives. We make contacts and connections, build relationships, and interact with them continually. We may only wave in passing, or they may be important and integral to our daily lives. We’re all sharing time on the planet and each of us is experiencing our own personal events. It’s good to have others who support us when things go wrong to offer help and advice, and we can be there when someone else needs us. Our connections to one another run deeper than we think, and our presence may be all that’s needed to help someone over a trial. Everyone gets the opportunity to experience problems and trouble, and we all struggle from time to time. Our lives are our own responsibility but if we’re overwhelmed with something, and someone we trust and rely on shows up, we might try to transfer the issue over onto them. We may imagine that since they care about us, they won’t mind taking on the extra burden, and believe they could manage it better than we could anyway. We may say, “Here ya go,” pass it off to them, dust off our hands, and walk away. It’s nice to think others will willingly handle all our messy, difficult problems, but our lives belong to us, and our problems are our responsibility. We own them, even when we try to give them away. Nobody wants to face problems. Nobody wants to suffer, but this is real life, not fantasyland, and things are going to go wrong. It’s never convenient, it’s not fun and we don’t enjoy struggling, but that doesn’t mean we can’t manage the issue. We are stronger and wiser than we might think, and there isn’t anything so hard and complex we can’t figure it out. By trusting ourselves and taking things one step at a time, we will find our way through whatever comes. We are powerful and capable, and will succeed.

Guilt can be a very useful tool for manipulating others. If we’re asked to do something we don’t want to do, it may be used to get us to change our minds. They may remind us of when they helped us out of a jam, for which we were very grateful. There is always give and take in every relationship, but we’re in control of our lives. We never have to do anything we don’t want to do, and manipulation through infusing guilt into the equation, doesn’t change anything. We can be confident of our decisions, even if others disagree, and continue forward.

There may be times when we’re facing a very difficult problem and don’t know how to manage it. Instead of ignoring it and hoping it will magically disappear, or trying to find someone else who’ll take it, we can reach out for help and advice, and begin unraveling it ourselves. All the answers are there for us, and we are intelligent enough to find them. We can be confident we will prevail and push ahead toward resolution.

Today if you’re facing a difficult challenge and don’t know how to proceed, trust yourself. Ask for help and get the information and advice you need. You are more powerful than you realize, and nothing is too hard for you to manage. Be confident and stand strong. Every single blessing is there for you. Step forward and claim them.

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.