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Deserving It

16 Aug

Life is filled with surprises and uncertainty. We don’t have any control over what comes to us or what others are doing, but we always have control over our own decisions and choices. We can decide what we want, with whom we’ll associate, and where we want to go. Sometimes things will go exactly the way we want them to, and other times we’ll face trials and struggles that challenge us and make the road ahead difficult. When things are going wrong and nothing seems to work, we may wonder what we did to deserve this. Is it possible we caused all this heartache to come upon us? Our decisions always have consequences and there will probably be times when a choice we make takes us somewhere uncomfortable, but often when hard times come, they are the result of a thousand different things over which we had no control. Nobody wants to suffer but trouble will come to us all. We can’t possibly make enough mistakes to deserve every problem that comes our way. We don’t deserve to struggle – it’s just part of life. What we do deserve and can achieve is complete happiness. We can make excellent decisions and choose the roads that take us where we most want to go. There is great satisfaction in being in control of our lives and making choices that move us closer to our goals. Even when things fall apart and everything is upside down, we can be calm and confident that we will prevail, and find the answers we need. They will always be there for us and we have all the wisdom and courage to do what is needed to find them and solve any problem we encounter. Life is uncertain but we can be confident that no matter what comes, we will prevail. We deserve the very best life has to offer, and with patience and determination, will get it.

Our relationships are important to us and when they are positive and beneficial, bring us great peace and comfort. However, we may have a relationship that works against us, and causes pain and hardship. Our lives are ours to design and we never have to stay in situations that bring us pain and sorrow. If our association is keeping us from fulfilling our dreams or causing us serious duress, we can step away. If we are connected by family or professional ties, we can alter the way we interact so that we are comfortable and able to move forward.

We are all unique and have special gifts to offer the world. Nobody can take our place or offer the blessings we have. If our lives aren’t where we want them or we’re headed toward something we don’t desire, we can stop and re-evaluate the way forward. We deserve every dream we choose. There is a road to every destination we want, and we can change course and begin toward them at any time. Every happiness is possible and we have everything we need to find success.

Today if you’re struggling and the dreams you desire seem far away, remember how strong and powerful you are. There isn’t anything you can’t do. You deserve the very best life has to offer and every happiness can be yours. Be confident and trust yourself. Step onto the roads that will take you to the destinations you want the most. Every dream can come true and nothing is out of reach.

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Caught Up

7 Aug

Every choice we make is a reflection of where we are and where we’re headed, and if we choose well, will move us closer to the goals we desire. However, there are a lot of people around us and some of them may influence us in ways that take us off course. They may convince us they have the answers we’re seeking and if we follow them and do what they suggest, we will reach the destinations we desire. It’s possible someone else might have the inside track to where we want to go, but nobody knows us better than we know ourselves. Strong willed, and highly self-directed people may be very convincing, and we may be attracted to their confidence and believe everything they say. Everyone has something to offer, and it’s helpful to take good advice, but our lives belong solely to us. What we do and where we go is our choice. If we’re impressed by someone else and get caught up in their ideas, we may give up our own decisions and simply do what they suggest. If we do, we may end up living a life designed by them. Living someone else’s idea of what we should do may bring us success of some kind, but will never allow us to live the lives we want the most. We only get one life and it’s up to us to design it in ways that bring us fulfillment and complete happiness. Following someone else’s directions will take us to the destinations they’ve chosen. We deserve to live our lives authentically and unique to our own personal choices. We can go exactly where we want to go, and do exactly what we want to do. There isn’t anything we can’t achieve, and by choosing our own steps forward, can have the lives we want the most.

Spiders spin sticky webs in order to catch food so they can survive. Although we don’t spin actual webs, it is possible to create a psychological web in order to control someone close to us. We can be manipulated into believing we need another’s influence or we’ll never succeed. If we get caught in someone else’s web, we may feel helpless and unable to move. We’re always in control of our lives and no matter where we are or what’s happening, can step away and change direction. We are smart and capable, and have all the power we need to do anything we want.

If we’re unsure about where we’re going or are struggling to find the way forward, someone may step in and offer advice. We may certainly listen to any suggestions we receive, but the choices we make belong to us. Suggestions are not directions, but simply ideas we may consider. We already know what we want to do and where we want to go. We have everything we need to plan the way forward to reach the goals we desire most. Nothing is beyond our reach and we have all the wisdom and courage needed to go anywhere and do anything.

Today if you’ve been caught up in someone else’s ideas about how you should live, remember you are smart enough to do things your way. You are stronger and wiser than you realize, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. Trust yourself and begin moving forward. The whole world is there for you. Every dream is possible, and you will succeed.

Treasure

2 Aug

Everyone has their own opinions about everything in life. We like certain things, we understand other things, and we deal with what we don’t appreciate. We make our own personal judgments and we’re entitled to our own ideas and interpretations. We’re all unique and see things through individual filters. What one person sees as a benefit another may view as a problem. There are endless perceptions and the world is filled with differences. We may find ourselves in a situation where someone sees us in a negative light. They may not appreciate our point of view, or how we look, or present ourselves, and they may deride or criticize, telling us we are worthless. Their comments may pierce us deeply and hurt, and if we aren’t confident, we may believe what they say. Everything we do and everything we say expresses who we are, either positive or negative. Some people find satisfaction in belittling others and making them feel small and insignificant. They like to muscle over them, deriding and humiliating as they push them aside. People may do and say anything they like, but they can never change the truth. No matter what someone may think or how demeaning they may be, we will still be valuable and worthwhile. Nothing can change that. We are unique treasures, here to give gifts to the world only we have to offer. There are no words or actions that can take that away. The opinions of others don’t diminish our influence or our goodness. Each of us is priceless and of unlimited worth. We can be confident and strong, and bring light to those around us. The world is blessed because we are here, and nothing will ever change that.

There are all kinds of people and there will likely be times when we interact with someone we don’t like. Maybe they grate on our nerves, or annoy us with their behaviors, or we don’t understand their views. It’s normal to have differences from time to time, and it may be difficult to deal with someone. We’re all unique and we won’t always blend well together but even when we don’t, we can still honor them. There is nothing to be gained by pointing out flaws, or demeaning anyone because they don’t match our way of thinking. We can be respectful and kind, even when we disagree, and extend the hand of friendship.

If someone has made it clear they don’t think much of us, and takes every opportunity to explain how we don’t measure up, it’ll be hard to interact with them. They can have their own views, but we don’t need to internalize them and make them ours. We can remember how valuable we are, and continue forward with confidence, trusting that we are making a positive impact on the world around us. There is greatness in all of us, and we are worth more than we imagine.

Today if someone has made you feel insignificant and worthless, remember there is nobody else like you in the entire creation. You are a unique and valuable treasure, and we’re all blessed by your influence. Your voice is important and you bring richness to the whole world. Be strong and go forward with confidence. You are a gift to us all, and everything is better because you are here.

One Step Further

1 Aug

There are unlimited things we can accomplish in our lives and we can go anywhere and do anything we desire. Everything is possible and with focus and determination we can create the lives we want and make our fondest dreams reality. When we’re pushing toward a goal and we’ve been working on it for a while, we may tire and need to stop for a time until we decide on our next steps. We may be reticent to halt our progress even temporarily, and want to continue to push through despite our fatigue. However, standing still gives us the chance to review how far we’ve come and look ahead at the options before us. Seeing the road ahead before we move forward will help us avoid pitfalls and complications that are obvious before we begin. We can’t read the future and there is no way to predict problems that may occur, but if we take the time to look carefully before we proceed, we may be able to head some of them off before they arrive. It’s good to be focused and push ahead, and we can achieve any goal we desire, but before we take one step further, we can review every option and make the best choices possible. We have all the wisdom and insight we need to find our way to any goal we’ve chosen. There will likely be obstacles in the way from time to time, but we will always be able to find the path around them. If the road we’re on stops or ends, we can find another one to continue moving forward. Nothing is impossible and we have everything we need to prevail, no matter where we want to go. If the goal is huge and complex, we can take it apart and advance one step at a time. We are smart enough and strong enough to go anywhere and do anything. Nothing is too far to reach, and we will have the lives we desire most.

When we reach a goal and have accomplished what we set out to do, there may be a great sense of achievement and relief. We may feel we’ve finally arrived, and take some time to relax and bask in our success. It’s good to reach our goals and feel complete, but life continues on and although we may be happy with where we are now, as we move forward, there will always be another step to take. The possibilities are endless and with each success, new doors before us will open and offer new horizons to explore.

Keeping our lives small and restricted may make us feel secure and comfortable. We know the players around us, and what to expect. It’s fine to stick to the same patterns if we want a simple, predictable life, but the world is filled with opportunities and possibilities. If we reach just a little further, and try something new, we may find great happiness and satisfaction. There are endless things to do and we can fill our lives with worthwhile and enriching experiences. We can have the lives we dream about and accomplish anything we desire.

Today if you’ve reached a goal you’ve been striving for and feel content and happy, enjoy your success and everything you’ve earned. There are unlimited possibilities awaiting you and the whole world is there for the taking. Move forward with confidence, take another step further, and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Order Up

15 Jul

When we go into a restaurant for a meal, we may take our time going over the menu. There are often many possibilities and we can choose anything we like. When the waiter comes to the table for our order, we can make our request and get exactly what we want. We can’t expect things to go well if we simply shake our heads and say we have no idea what we want, and ask them to decide for us. Maybe we’ll get that delicious burger we were looking at, or we might get a bowl of oatmeal. Because we let someone else choose, we’ll have no idea until it arrives. It’s unlikely we’d ever do such a thing in a restaurant, but we might be doing exactly that in our lives. If we aren’t in control of where we’re headed, and just go along with what others are doing, not choosing our own destinations, we are letting the world decide what our lives will be like. It’s easy to coast through our days and just go along with whatever is happening around us. We can leave all the important decisions up to someone else, and just take what comes. We might find happiness, or we might not. If that’s all our lives mean to us, it’s an easy option. But we’re important and deserve complete happiness. We can reach any goal we desire and go anywhere we want but we have to take control of our lives to make that happen. Being a passenger on someone else’s journey will never take us to the destinations we desire most. We can do anything but we must choose for ourselves and be in charge of how we live our lives. Every option is possible and nothing is too far to reach. We can step up and determine what we want the most, and then do what is needed to get it.

Ride alongs during new experiences can be fun. We learn new things about others and see the world through their eyes. It’s nice to share experiences and we can spend our days following others around and watching everything they’re doing. But if we want our own unique and incredible lives, we must chart our own course forward. We can decide what we want and begin moving forward to achieve it. We are capable and strong, and nothing is too difficult for us to manage.

It’s easy to stay on the same road indefinitely. We know what to expect, we know where it leads, and we feel safe. Foreign, uncharted roads can be intimidating, but they offer new experiences that will deepen our understanding of life and give us unlimited options for growth. A new road is only new until we make it ours. We can push forward into the unknown toward a goal we desire, and with each step we’ll gain confidence and clarity. Every destination is possible, and we have all the courage and determination we need to go anywhere we desire.

Today if you’ve been taking a back seat to your dreams and following others around, think about what you really want. There isn’t anything you can’t do. Be confident. Decide where you want to go and take the first step onto a new road. Your life is yours to design. Fill it with your dreams and you’ll find great happiness and satisfaction.

Adding It Up

2 Jul

We all learned to add in grade school and it’s a skill we use often in all kinds of ways. Adding one plus one will always make two, no matter where we are or what we’re doing. It’s a constant that never changes. Adding up all the factors in play helps us find the solutions we need to take another step and move forward. However, there may be times when our vision may be clouded and we don’t see the whole picture before us. People are complex and when we’re interacting with them, they may present themselves in ways that create a certain picture that may or may not be accurate. The sum of all the parts sometimes doesn’t add up to the image they want to portray. If they tell us they’re always honest, we may have no reason to doubt them. But then, perhaps we see them cheat on a time sheet, or lie about where they are, or take something that isn’t theirs. Everything we do is a factor in the overall equation. If we want the end result we’re seeking, and want to be the people we say we are, all the parts have to add up. We can say anything, but we aren’t what we say, we are what we do. We can choose to live our lives with integrity, honesty and clarity and bring light into the world. Or we can choose another path, deceive those around us, manipulate situations and forge ahead pushing others out of the way, and disregarding anyone but ourselves. The choices are ours to make but one thing is certain. We will always be the sum total of our decisions no matter which way we choose. One plus one will always equal two. Nothing can change the truth. We can live our lives any way we like and if we choose well, and make strong, honest decisions, will have the lives we dream about. Every blessing is possible and each step we take can move us closer to gaining them.

Although we’re always in control of our lives, there may be great pressure to comply with the views of those around us. If we align ourselves with actions and behaviors we aren’t comfortable with, we may get along, but the price may be high. It’s impossible to be genuine and conform at the same time. We can respect other ideas, and still be ourselves. We can be honest and choose our own road going forward.

If what we’re being told doesn’t match what’s happening, or if the road is convoluted and confusing, and nothing is adding up to the picture we’ve been given, we may need to take another look. We can stop and objectively view all the parameters before us. We are wise enough to see things as they really are and make the best decision moving forward. We can have the lives we want the most, and ensure everything we desire is adding up to the results we seek.

Today, take a moment to look ahead and make sure the road you’re on is headed toward the destination you desire. You are wise and capable, and can reach any goal you seek. Look at the possibilities around you and choose the direction that takes you forward. Pay attention and ensure each step moves you closer to where you want to be. Add everything up and find the answers you need to reach success. You are amazing and nothing can hold you in place. Everything is possible and you will win.

Doing It Anyway

14 Jun

We can accomplish just about anything we want to as we go through our lives. Few things are out of reach and if we’re determined to get something done, we can reach any goal we desire. If we want to do something new that’s never been accomplished before, others may tell us it’s impossible, and there’s no way we’ll succeed. There are some things that aren’t possible – we can’t fly on our own, we can’t jump over skyscrapers, or dig to the center of the earth – but most things are possible and within reach if we’re willing to work for them. Even if others have tried something and failed, it doesn’t mean we won’t succeed. If nobody else has been able to get it done, we can do it anyway. The world is filled with possibilities and we are only limited by our own personal choices. We don’t have to stay in one place, or do the same things, or remain in familiar situations. We can step out, reach for something new, and push ourselves to achieve something more. Every day brings new options and we already have what we need to experience them. Routines may make us feel comfortable but they rarely teach us anything new. We can change things up, open new doors, step on new roads, and head for someplace different. Life is filled with possibilities, and we can do anything we want to do. Variety brings refreshment and renewal, and teaches us more about ourselves and the world around us. The potential is there for us, and we can step forward and experience something we’ve never done before. We can have the lives we dream about and go anywhere we want to go. The opportunities are endless, and the whole world is waiting.

Life is filled with responsibilities and there are things we must do each day in order to care for our lives effectively. It’s easy to get caught up in them and find ourselves in a rut, and all our days may look the same with little variation. It’s fine to have a predictable life and stability is helpful when we want to move forward. But we can take care of business and still find time to stretch beyond where we are toward something new. We’re in control of our own destinies and can shape and design them any way we choose.

People may have all kinds of expectations for our lives. Our families may expect us to follow certain traditions, our jobs may require us to fit into a specific model, and others may want us to follow along with their choices. It’s always easier to interact when everyone is on the same page, but our lives belong to us. We can express them any way we want, and do what’s most important to us, even if nobody else agrees. We have unique and specific gifts to offer the world that nobody else can give. Our choices are ours to make and we can live the lives we want the most.

Today if you’ve been doing what’s expected but want something more, decide what you want and step forward. Your life is yours to design. Everything you dream about is possible. You have all that’s needed to do anything you want. Change direction and begin toward the life you desire most. It’s all there for you, waiting, and you can have it.