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Sharpening Knives

6 Jan

The world is filled with all kinds of people. Many of those we meet are nice, often polite and helpful. But we’re all on different pages and some people may do things that offend, annoy or hurt us. Sometimes these things happen by accident but other times we may get tangled up with someone who does things against us on purpose for their own reasons. Maybe they’re jealous of us, or they think we’re a bit too confident and want to bring us down a notch. Maybe they’re unhappy and want us to suffer along with them. There’s no way to know why people do what they do unless they tell us, and when they’re in attack mode, chances are that won’t happen. We may build what we believe is friendship with someone who seems to like us, only to discover that the nice, gentle lamb we were dealing with was really a wolf. They may smile and agree when we are near but once we walk away, may begin sharpening the knife they plan to stick in our backs. It’s unproductive to live our lives under constant suspicion and paranoia that someone is out to get us, and we can trust others until they give us a reason not to. But it’s wise to keep our eyes open so we aren’t caught off guard. If we pay attention we’ll see cracks where things don’t add up and can do what is necessary to make sure we’re on solid ground. There are many great people in the world we can make wonderful connections and long lasting relationships with. By being wise and seeing everything openly we can avoid unwanted surprises and move forward with confidence.

Nobody knows everything or can read the future. We learn as we go and take all the knowledge we gain forward with us. We don’t have to touch a hot stove twice to know it will burn us. The same is true in our relationships. If someone hurts or manipulates us, they are telling us more about themselves. Of course, we all make mistakes but mistakes that are repeated again and again are personality patterns. We can trust our instincts and step away from any situation that isn’t working. We deserve complete happiness, and have everything necessary to achieve it.

It’s possible to be involved in a relationship with someone who is destructive and feel like there’s no way out. A long time relationship has it’s own dynamic and even if we’re desperately unhappy, we may remain because the unknown is intimidating. Our lives belong to us and we control every choice we make. We can choose unhappiness and despair, or we can decide to make a change. We are intelligent and capable, and when we’re ready, can do anything we desire.

Today if you feel unsure about something that’s happening, trust yourself. You never have to stay in any situation that makes you uncomfortable. Look at every option possible and step toward what you want the most. There isn’t anything you can’t do. You are a blessing to the world and bring great light. Be confident and sure. Every success is there for you and you will make them yours.

Worth the Time

12 Jul

There are ups and downs in everyone’s life.  There are unexpected developments we can’t prevent and sometimes others do things that complicate our situation or cause us distress.  When someone hurts us or causes us problems we may be angry and decide to give the same behavior right back to them.  After all, they negatively impacted our lives and we might think it’s only fair we return the favor.  We can do anything and there are limitless ways we can get back at others for things they’ve done.  But is it worth our time?  Each day is a blessing and we don’t have unlimited time to live our lives.  If we use the time we have doing things out of spite or revenge we miss the chance to do something of value.  Each minute will pass no matter what we choose.  We can use them to build up our lives and love those around us, or we can get down in the dirt and get even.  When we get to the end of our lives and review our most precious moments it’s doubtful we’ll treasure the times we wasted on retribution.  Our time is the most valuable asset we possess.  If we use it to continually move forward, care for ourselves and deepen our love for those around us we will find great joy in our experiences.  We cannot control the choices of others but we can control how we respond to them.  We can choose to value ourselves and our time as precious and refuse to give it up for things that are meaningless.  We are priceless and unique and deserve every happiness.  Making the best choices with our time will help us find the joy and peace we seek and bring us every success we desire.

Some people see life as a big scorecard.  If something good happens to them they get points in the positive column and if something goes wrong the points go into the negative.  Scorecards are great for sports and games but not so effective in our lives.  We cannot control what each day will bring and there may be times when we face challenges that bring us down.  But everything always changes and no matter what is happening or who is involved it’s not permanent.  Problems and hard times aren’t always negative experiences.  There is always something to be learned and gained as we navigate them and sometimes the hardest moments of all teach us everything we need to go forward successfully.

It hurts when we’re treated badly and it isn’t fair when others are inconsiderate, rude or mean to us.  If we remember the responsibility and accountability for bad behavior belongs to those who exhibit it and not those who receive it we will have a better understanding of the best way forward.  We can always choose to do what’s right no matter what those around us are doing.  Our lives are ours to design and we can make decisions that will bring us every blessing.

Today if you’ve been treated badly and are pondering revenge, remember how precious your time is.  You have so much good to offer and are a blessing to the world.  Choose the path that takes you where you want to go to become the person you most want to be.  You deserve every happiness and success.  Your excellent choices will bring them to you.