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My Mistake

13 Nov

We make thousands of decisions as we go through our lives. We try to do our best in each instance to make sure we’re headed in the right direction and choosing well. Most of the time we succeed and things move along the way we want them to. However, we’re not perfect and there is no way to see what lies around the next curve, and sometimes we’re going to falter. Decisions may blow up in our faces, or we may choose roads that take us to places we never, ever wanted to go. If there are others involved and we make a bad choice, we may impact them as well. It’s uncomfortable to realize we’ve hurt others by our own actions, and we’ll need to find a way to make things right again. Many things can be changed or altered, but some things are so defined and permanent, once they happen, there is no going back. If we’ve created a mess, and there’s no way to stop the train, we will have to endure the situation until it resolves. If we try to deny our involvement or lie about what we’ve done in an effort to escape, we will only make things worse. Truth always rises and cannot be held back indefinitely. We might be able to hide for a while, but in the end, we’ll have to answer for our actions. Although we may be embarrassed and feel very uncomfortable, it’s far better to stand up and own our part in the problem. We can admit we made a mistake, and then get to work correcting the issue. Nothing is permanent and no matter what’s happened there will always be a way forward. We may have to give up something we want, and it might take a lot of time and effort, but we can find resolution and continue moving ahead with confidence. Mistakes will happen and we have all the wisdom and intelligence we need to correct them and reach success. Every dream is there for us and we will prevail.

We may think by keeping our lives small we will avoid serious complications and trouble. We have a lot to offer and keeping to ourselves out of fear will never allow us to reach the destinations we most desire. There is always a risk when we step out and try something new, and move into foreign territory. But the rewards when we succeed will outshine any risks we may take, and will enrich our lives beyond what we can imagine. There is greatness inside us and with courage and confidence, we can achieve any goal we desire.

If we cause a problem and refuse to acknowledge our actions or admit we’ve erred, we may try to skip away and never look back. Every choice we make takes us somewhere. We cannot become the best versions of ourselves and reach our most treasured goals by being dishonest or unethical. By choosing well, and owning every choice we make, standing firm in faithfulness and integrity, we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’ve made a big mistake and everything has gone wrong, stand firm, admit the error, and then do what is necessary to turn things around. You are intelligent and wise, and nothing is too difficult for you to manage. You know the way ahead, and nothing can hold you back. Step forward, be confident, and trust yourself. Every goal is possible, and with patience and focus, you will make them yours.

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Burned and Raw

8 Nov

As we go through our lives, we will have all kinds of experiences. There will be situations that bring us intense happiness, some that bring sadness and sorrow, regret and disappointment, others that are boring and tedious, and we may even face severe and crippling disaster. The scope of life is very wide and each of us has a different and unique journey. Sometimes our days roll out evenly, and most things move along the way we expect them to but change is constant, and suddenly everything may turn and we find ourselves in a completely different situation. If the change brings hardship, has been painful and troubling, and we’ve been hurt, it may be hard to know what to do next. When the rug has been pulled out from under us, we may stumble and have trouble finding our footing. We may feel burned and raw, and unable to stand. Serious problems are not easy to navigate and at first, we may not know how to proceed, or what to do. Hard times come to us all and can knock us down for a time. It may seem we’re lost in darkness and there is no light ahead. It’s okay to stop and wait. We can take the time we need to understand what’s happened and look at everything before us. No matter how devastating the situation seems there isn’t anything we can’t manage. Every answer we need is already there for us. We can rest and think about all the options possible, and then, when we’re ready, we can stand again and step forward. There is nothing powerful enough to hold us down. We are stronger than we imagine, and can find our way through any complication. The darkness cannot last forever and light will return. Every success is always possible and we will prevail.

Everyone has their own ideas about how life should go. We make plans for our futures, and move forward with confidence. It would be wonderful if every plan worked out without any distractions or worries, but that’s not often how life works. Things change, situations are modified, and the way ahead may disappear. It doesn’t matter what goes wrong or how complicated things become, we are wise enough and patient enough to find our way through. We have everything we need to solve any problem, and continue forward.

We can’t know everything, and there will always be something going on of which we are unaware. If others are making decisions that block our progress, or our situation turns unexpectedly, it may seem we will never reach our goal. It’s hard to find the way forward when there are a lot of things in the way. If all we can see is the next step ahead, we can take it. And then the next will open, and we can take that. Step by step we can continue to move ahead until we reach the destination we desire. If we are determined to succeed, nothing can keep us from our goal.

Today if you’re facing a difficult situation and don’t know what to do, stop and think about what you want the most. Look at all the possibilities before you and decide on your next step. You have everything you need to reach any destination you desire. Be confident and stand strong. You are amazing and powerful, and nothing can keep you from success. Trust yourself. Every dream is there for you, and you will reach it.

Stand Still

22 Oct

There are all kinds of people in the world. Many of them are nice, and we make a lot of friends and acquaintances as we go through our lives. Most people try to do their best and are helpful to those around them, but some have an agenda that doesn’t include being kind to others. If we come in contact with someone who is mean or rude, who despitefully uses us to get something they want, it will be difficult and unpleasant. We may try to navigate the situation with grace but we don’t have to stand still and let someone abuse us. We’re in control of our lives and if we’re in a situation that is uncomfortable, we can step away. We never have to remain anywhere we don’t want to be. No matter who we are, what we do, where we live, or what our roles are, we are important and deserve respect. If someone around us isn’t honoring that respect, we don’t need to stand still and endure it. Walking away doesn’t mean we’re weak or can’t handle conflict. It means we value our worth and will protect it. We are responsible for ourselves and know what we need and where we want to go. Being proactive when problems occur and doing what is necessary to ensure we manage the best way possible, will move us forward and help us reach our goals. There isn’t anyone else like us in all of creation. We are unique and have gifts to offer nobody else possesses. We can ensure the connections we build take us where we want to go and provide positive influences that help us move ahead. Every goal is possible and we have everything we need to manage whatever comes and find success.

Some people are very strong willed and internally focused. They have great confidence in their decisions and choices, and want others to follow along. We may certainly go along with anything or anyone we choose, but we need never sacrifice our own initiative and creativity. Nobody knows everything and we can offer our ideas and suggestions to those around us. We are wise and capable, and can find the road to any destination we desire. Others may choose their own roads, and we may choose ours. All the answers we need to reach success are always available to us, and we will find them.

When we’re around a powerful person who dominates the situation, if we don’t agree we can speak up. Power doesn’t always equate to success. Being loud and forceful doesn’t mean we have all the answers. If our choices are being constrained and held back because someone else wants us to do things their way, we may decide to step out on our own. Our viewpoint is important and if we can’t express it where we are, we can move. Our lives belong to us and we can do anything we want. We can have the lives we dream about and reach every goal we desire.

Today if someone is telling you how to live your life and you want something different, step away and begin again. You know where you want to go and have everything you need to get there. Trust yourself and move forward. Nothing is out of reach and you can make all your dreams come true. Be confident. You’re amazing and we’re all blessed because you are here.

Swimming Upstream

20 Sep

Everyone has their own opinions about how things should go and what life should be like. There is no one, perfect way to live and our interpretations are just as valid as anyone else’s. Some people like to put judgments on things and label other people by what they see and think they understand. If they don’t agree with choices we’re making or how we’re living our lives, they may mock or disparage us. We’re entitled to do anything we like and can express ourselves in ways that reflect who we are and what we want. We’re unique, and don’t have to follow anyone else’s ideas about how we should look or what we should do. But differences are hard for some to accept and they may criticize us when we don’t fit their model or ridicule the decisions we’re making. We can believe what they tell us and try to change to fit in, but our choices are important. We can always continue on the path we desire. Nobody knows us better than we know ourselves, and every choice we make tells the world who we are and where we’re headed. Our lives are ours to design and we never have to modify them to go along with someone else. We deserve to make every decision confidently and with purpose. Swimming along with everyone else brings conformity but does not ensure happiness. If we want something different, we can turn around and swim upstream. Even if we’re the only ones going our way, we can continue on with confidence and determination. We are responsible for our own happiness. We can pursue any goal we desire, and have the lives we dream about. We don’t need permission or agreement to move forward, and every possibility is there for us. Nothing is too difficult or complicated for us to overcome, and every success is waiting. All options are possible and we will prevail.

Lots of people will give us their opinions and advice, whether we ask for them or not. We can listen to every perspective but the roads we take are ours to choose. We already know what we want, and have everything we need to achieve every single dream. Each decision we make will take us somewhere. If we choose the paths that lead to the destinations we most desire, we’ll find great satisfaction and happiness.

It’s easy to follow someone else’s lead. If we let others make decisions about our lives and they don’t work out, we’re not to blame. However, letting others design our lives will never take us where we want to go or bring lasting fulfillment. We have everything we need to create the lives we want, and have all the courage and wisdom necessary to go anywhere we desire. We can be confident and step forward with clarity and determination. Every blessing is possible and we can make them ours.

Today if you’ve been going along with everyone else because it’s easier and you don’t want to rock the boat, remember your dreams and desires are important. You deserve complete happiness. Decide what you want most and then step forward toward the goal. You are amazing and strong, and nothing can hold you in place. All your dreams are possible and you can have the life you desire. Be confident. Nothing is out of reach, and you will succeed.

Glue

9 Aug

When we have two things we want to stick together, glue is a very useful tool. We all use it from time to time, and when we need it, nothing else will do. As we go through our lives we’ll meet and make connections with all kinds of people, make decisions that will take us to many different places, and choose every road we want to travel. We may build relationships that help us move forward, and take us to the destinations we desire. However, it’s also possible the relationships we value may hold us in place. Tradition and custom carry a lot of power and some people believe they must be honored and maintained no matter the cost. If we’re close to our families or loved ones, and they want to keep everything the same as it’s always been, it may be hard for us to do anything outside their norm. They may pressure us to conform to the traditional model and we may feel we can’t move and are glued in place. Trying to make others happy may keep us from achieving the goals we most desire. It would be easy if we all wanted the same things and agreed on every step ahead, but that will never be the case. We’re all unique and deserve to live our lives authentically, in ways that express our individuality and personal choices. Traditions and customs have a place and we can honor them, but our lives are ours alone and we can design them any way we like. Nothing can hold us in place if we’re determined to move. We can be respectful of others, recognize and value their decisions, and still make our own. Our destinies are ours to choose. We can go anywhere and do anything. We can have the lives we dream about, and find great success.

Keeping things the same and following roads that have been traveled well by those around us may bring comfort and security. But there are unlimited roads to travel and endless destinations to choose. Limiting ourselves to what is known and commonplace will only bring us experiences that are known and commonplace. If we all did the same things, life would be stagnant and boring. We can reach beyond where we are, step onto new roads and make them ours. The whole world is there for us, and we can reach further and achieve more.

Most of us like ice cream. It’s sweet and delicious, and there are endless flavors we can choose. Of course, we can always get vanilla. We’ve had it many times before and know what to expect. But limiting ourselves to only one closes the door to the exciting experiences we could have by trying something new. A life filled with repetition may bring some satisfaction, but will never fulfill our fondest dreams or help us reach our most treasured goals. By choosing what we want most and traveling the roads that will take us there, we can make our dreams come true and live the lives we want.

Today if you’re being pressured to keep things the same and stick with what’s known, remember your life is valuable and you can make your dreams reality. You are not glued in place. Nothing is out of reach and every goal you desire is possible. Look ahead and choose the road you want the most. Step forward and reach further. You can make your dreams come true, and every success is possible.

Long Con

30 May

There are all kinds of people in the world and some of them aren’t as honest or trustworthy as we would hope. Some people make choices based on greed, or control, or manipulation or a thousand other negative reasons. If they enter our lives and are dishonest with us, we may find ourselves in a very uncomfortable and difficult situation. Perhaps they’re co-workers who want to discredit us to move themselves forward, or intimate relationships with others who convince us they love us when they only want something from us. When the truth of the situation appears, if we are deeply entrenched, it may be hard to believe what’s happened. Looking back after all the facts are laid bare, we will see everything clearly and may wonder how we ever fell for the trap. We may feel like fools, and struggle to forgive ourselves for believing the lie. But it’s good to trust others, and there is sometimes no way to know the whole story from the beginning. If we’ve been manipulated and used by someone else, we may believe we should have known better, or somehow should have seen what was happening. We don’t know what we don’t know, and can only work with the facts we’ve been given. If we’ve been conned into believing something that isn’t true, once we discover everything, we can learn from the experience and take that knowledge with us going forward. Most people are honest and will do the right thing. We can forgive ourselves if we’ve been fooled, and move on with increased clarity and confidence. We are wise and capable, and nothing can hold us down indefinitely. We know what we want, and we will find success.

Our emotions can be very powerful and if we’re transfixed by someone we believe in, we may forge ahead blindly, ignoring warnings around us that something isn’t quite right. Others may try to caution us, but it’s up to us to listen. We can do anything we like, even if it leads us to disaster. Everyone makes mistakes and if we find we’ve arrived at our desired goal, only to discover it isn’t anything like we thought it would be, we can stop, look at all our options and choose the best road going forward. Life is all about change and nothing is permanent. Mistakes don’t define us. We can always adjust our plans and start again.

If we make a serious mistake with long reaching consequences, it may be hard to trust ourselves again. We may believe we’ll never choose well, and everything we do will end badly. That will never be true. We are smart enough to learn from our mistakes and can always make excellent choices. Every success is possible and we can trust ourselves to find the right roads ahead. Nothing is beyond our grasp and we will reach every destination we desire.

Today if you’ve been manipulated and lied to, and are doubting your ability to choose wisely, trust yourself. You’ve made many excellent decisions already and will make them again. You are strong and intelligent, and nothing is too difficult for you to comprehend. Learn everything you can and move forward with confidence. Every success is there for you and you will reach it.

Changing Everything

29 Apr

There are a lot of people in the world. The scope of our planet is huge and there are billions of others sharing it with us. As we go through our days, managing our responsibilities and taking care of our lives, we may feel insignificant to the overall scope of everything. We may not be out climbing mountains, or curing diseases, or inventing new items that revolutionize how things work. If we’re not powerful and persuasive in sharing amazing ideas that enlighten and educate, we might think our influence means nothing and that we’re inconsequential and unnecessary. It’s easy to feel like we don’t count as our days come and go. We’re not in the news, or the subject of great and important discussions, and our contributions may feel inadequate or unimportant. While we may not do things that bring great fame and attention, everything we do changes something in the world around us. It might seem our influence is inconsequential and doesn’t matter, but it’s far more valuable than we may think. Every time we say hello and smile at someone else, we bring light into the world. Every time we reach out to help, we turn the tide toward goodness. The smallest ripple of kindness or charity, can change everything. The ramifications of good works are greater and more far reaching than we imagine. One good thing leads to another. When we set an example of courtesy, forbearance, and gentleness we spread goodness in everything we touch. Like a pebble thrown into a still and placid pond, the ripples continue forward unabated and changing everything in their path. We are more influential and valuable than we think we are. Everything we do alters everything around us. We are unique in our ability to shine, and the whole world is blessed because we are here.

Our presence in every situation brings an impact and influence. There is no way to interact and not create a change of some kind. We may never know how much we impact others or how much effect we have over far reaching decisions or choices. A single word can change the direction of where we’re headed. Everything in life is connected in one way or another. We can recognize the power of our decisions and understand the potential of our influence.

Sometimes things go wrong and decisions don’t turn out exactly how we planned. When the bottom falls out and disaster is looming, we can accept our role in the choices that were made. Everyone makes mistakes and there is no shame in taking a wrong turn. We can accept every decision and learn more as we move forward. There is great nobility in holding fast to our integrity and honestly admitting when we’ve erred. Nothing is permanent and we can change our course whenever necessary to reach our goals and find success.

Today if you feel insignificant and that your input is meaningless, remember you are the only person in the whole world who can give the gifts you offer. There is nobody else like you. Your influence is meaningful and important. Be confident. You are amazing and valuable, and we’re all blessed because you are here.