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Now What

9 Oct

We go through a lot of adjustments and developments in our lives. Nothing lasts forever and change is constant. If we’ve been working toward a big goal for a long time – a college degree, a promotion at work, a project that has required lots of time and energy – we get used to the demands it places on us and work our lives around what needs to be done. But eventually everything reaches a conclusion, and when we’ve accomplished what we set forth to do and everything has settled, there may be a lull while we try to figure out what’s next. When we’ve been so focused on one thing for a long time and we finally finish it, there will be a great sense of accomplishment but then the next day arrives and everything is different. Life is filled with opportunities and chances to do anything we like, but before we can start, we have to decide how we want to proceed. It sounds easy, and sometimes it is and we move on to what we want next. However, other times we may have no idea what our next steps should be. When we’ve been focused on one thing for a long time and that’s over, we may feel like there’s a hole in our lives. We want to fill it, but may have no idea how or with what. Now what? We know there are lots of options we can choose. We can take our time and think about what we want to do. Life is a journey made of endless destinations. By choosing where we want to go next, we can start forward and open new doors and find new experiences that will enrich us and move us ahead. Learning never ends and we can go anywhere and do anything we desire. We can push toward what we dream about and make it ours. Nothing is out of reach and we can have the lives we want.

Variety brings great interest into our lives. Having lots of different choices before us enables us to design our days any way we like. There will always be endless opportunities, but unlimited possibilities can make it hard to choose. We could do this, or do that, go this way, or turn around and go the other. Before we choose anything, we must first decide what we want and where we want to end up. Once that’s settled, we will more easily be able to plan the way forward, and find success.

Sometimes after achieving a great accomplishment we’ve worked hard for, there may be a lull in our thinking. We may want to stand still for a time before we begin something new. Big changes take time to adjust to. There is no rush to push forward. We can take the time we need to understand where we are, and then choose how we want to proceed. Our lives belong to us and we can design them any way we like. We don’t have to hurry to decide what we want next. Every goal is possible, and when we’re ready, we will achieve them.

Today if you’ve finally completed a big project or accomplished something you’ve pushed hard for, be happy in your success. Take the time you need to think about what you want to do. You don’t have to rush into the next project. Every option is there for you and will wait until you’re ready to begin. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing is out of reach. Enjoy this moment. Every success is waiting and when you’re ready, you will reach it.

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Make Me Happy

13 Sep

Our lives are a reflection of all the experiences we’ve had and a result of every choice we make. If we choose things that take us where we want to go, we often find happiness. But choices can be affected by those around us, or situations that have influence over us. If we’re trying to impress someone and they’re doing something we normally wouldn’t like, we might choose it to show our alignment with them. Following someone else’s ideas can only take us where they’re headed. Our lives are always in our control. Doing things opposed to the life we desire will only delay or completely prevent us from finding true happiness. If we lack confidence or are unsure about where we want to go, we may pattern our lives after someone we admire. There’s nothing wrong with mimicking good, strong characteristics, but we’re responsible for our own lives. We can’t be who we are and someone else at the same time. Nobody else can make us happy. It’s a responsibility that falls completely on us. When we live authentically, and make choices that represent who we really are, happiness will follow. We are unique and valuable just as we are. There is no need to conform to those around us, or try to fit into someone else’s mold. We have individual and specific gifts to offer and nobody could ever replace us. We can be confident in living the lives we want the most, and choosing the roads that take us where we want to go. Every dream can come true and we can reach any destination we desire. Nothing is out of reach and complete happiness is always possible.

Our lives are our responsibility. If we’re not happy, it’s up to us to do what’s needed to change. We never have to stay in any situation indefinitely. There will always be options available and we can alter our course until we’re on the road we desire most. If others want us to stay where we are, they may try to hold us in place. We can stay in any situation for as long as we like but if we’re ready to move forward, nothing can keep us down. We deserve complete happiness. If we’re not getting it, we can change our lives and direction until we reach it.

Life is filled with responsibilities and details that require our attention. If we’re very busy attending to many obligations, our personal happiness may be pushed aside. It’s easy to forget ourselves when we’re busy serving others, but our personal needs are important. If we neglect ourselves, and let our own desires sit dormant, it will be impossible to feel complete. Nothing is more important than our personal health and well-being. When we nurture ourselves, and take the best of care, everything will come more easily, and we’ll find satisfaction and success moving forward.

Today if you’ve been setting aside your own personal needs in order to take care of everything else, remember you are important and priceless. You can have the life you dream about. Make choices that will take you where you most want to go and show us who you are. There isn’t anyone else like you and we need the gifts you have to offer. Step forward with confidence and claim your happiness. It’s always there for you, and every blessing is possible.

Blue Oranges

3 Sep

Our lives are ours to design and we have control over every decision we make. We are valuable and worthwhile, and can be confident in ourselves and the lives we’re living. However, there may be times we don’t feel we’re good enough or that we lack some attribute that would make us more beneficial and a greater asset. Nobody’s perfect and we all have personal traits we want to improve, but no matter what we want to change, we’re important and meaningful just the way we are now. We have gifts to offer the world nobody else possesses and each day brings an opportunity for us to show others who we are. There is no need to wish we were different or think we aren’t good enough. Oranges are a delicious fruit and are beautiful in their unique coloring and flavor. Nobody wishes oranges were blue. We don’t think they’re insignificant or meaningless because they are orange. They are perfect just as they are, and so are we. We can change anything we like, but as we’re pressing forward and working on making our lives better, we can be happy where we are. We have so much to offer and the whole world is blessed because we are here. Our lives are good and meaningful, and we can do anything we want. We can change anything we like, go anywhere we want to go, and create the lives we want the most. We are the only person exactly like us in all of creation, and our presence brings depth and flavor to the world around us. Nobody could ever take our place and we are more valuable than we realize. We can be confident and strong, trusting ourselves moving forward, knowing we are making a positive difference.

Change isn’t easy and sometimes takes a lot of time. As we’re working toward something we desire, we may be constantly reminded of how long it’s taking to turn the corner, and may feel overwhelmed and sure of failure. But while we’re pushing hard on trying to change, where we are is still working. We are able to do many things well, even in the midst of trial, and success is always in our future. We can be happy for what we currently have and grateful for every opportunity we enjoy.

There will always be another hill to climb and another challenge to conquer. No matter how far we’ve come down the road we want to travel, there will be endless miles ahead yet unexplored. We are always a work in progress. We learn as we go and with each step understand more about the world around us and our place in it. Our influence is great and with confidence and clarity, we can move forward toward any goal we desire and reach any destination before us. We are powerful and smart, and nothing is beyond our reach.

Today if you feel like you don’t count and aren’t valuable enough, remember blue oranges, and think again. Change is always possible but you are incredible and amazing, just as you are right now. We’re all blessed by your presence, and your influence reaches further than you can imagine. Be confident and trust yourself. You are the only one like you. You have so much to offer and bring light to those around you. Step forward and stand tall. You are amazing and we’re all glad you’re here.

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.

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.