Tag Archives: Health

Wiper Blades

15 Nov

Windshield wiper blades help us see when it’s raining or snowing outside. They move everything off the glass and clear the way ahead. Without them, when the weather gets bad, it may be impossible to see the road and we may have to stop until things change. When they are new, they work perfectly but as they wear, there may be areas that don’t touch and over time it gets harder and harder to see the road. It’s the same for us when we are doing our tasks and working our way through. There are always endless complications and details that may move us off course, and endless tasks to accomplish. If we keep our minds clear and focus on what needs to be done, we will likely find success. But all those details and complications may wiggle their way to the front of our vision, and we may get distracted and stuck, unable to see the way forward. Life is filled with all kinds of unexpected developments and we may tire trying to solve them all. We know where we want to go, and setting aside the journey to take care of this over here, or that over there, will never help us reach the goal. We only have control over our own decisions and there is no way to predict what will happen. Sometimes, everything gets jumbled up and the road gets blocked. But many times the distractions that come can wait. The journey we’re on is important and if we’re determined to succeed, we can find a way to attend to whatever comes up and still continue forward. We know what we want, and already have everything we need to get it. By choosing to stay on track and doing what is needed to make the goal ours, we will prevail. Nothing is out of reach if we are determined to win. We are smart enough to know what to do at every turn, and we will succeed.

Life is complex and we may face a time when we’re so busy taking care of details we neglect to take care of ourselves. Yes, it’s important to solve problems as they arise, and make new plans when necessary, but we are in control of our time and how we use it. There will always be more work to do, no matter what we accomplish. We can be diligent and work hard, and still do what is necessary to ensure our own safety and good health. By taking the time we need to rest and restore, we will more easily find the answers we need, and reach the goal ahead.

If we’re exhausted from too much work, our judgement will likely be compromised. It’s hard to see details when our vision is blurred by fatigue. When we’re tired we may miss important clues we need to move ahead. By being proactive and taking time when we need it, we will be clear and aware of everything we need to do, and where we need to go. Success is always possible, and with patience and wisdom, we will reach it.

Today if you’ve got a lot going on and there is much to accomplish, remember you are the most important person in your life. Be mindful of your needs and step back when you need a break. You are amazing and highly capable and nothing is beyond your grasp. Plan carefully, and step forward confident of success.

Opening A Window

15 Apr

Life is long and filled with all kinds of experiences. We never know what will happen next or how things will develop. Sometimes we sail along with hardly a care or worry, and other times we may feel beset by trouble and turmoil. Things may go wrong because of decisions we’ve made or the decisions or actions of someone else. And sometimes crap just happens. When we’re struggling, if we get overwhelmed with stress and complications, and have been pushing hard for a long time, we may tire and begin to feel hopeless. It may seem like nothing we do changes anything and there is no end to the grief and despair. We may be convinced this is it, this is as good as it’s ever going to be and our lives are ruined. Once we lose hope in any chance of change, we may give up and surrender to our darkest fears and emotions. If we’re in a dark, stuffy room, it can feel like there is no air. But if we open a window, the cool air will stream through, and refresh and lift us. Hard times come to us all but no matter how bad the situation seems, there will always be hope. We can open a window in our hearts, trust in ourselves, and be sure that nothing will overcome us and hold us down forever. The situation may be dire, and we may be consumed with concern, but change is constant and cannot be held back. Tomorrow will come, the sun will rise and in time, however long that takes, things will improve. We will learn to adjust and overcome whatever we must to find peace again. Happiness and success will always be possible. We are wise and strong, and can do what is needed to get through and reach them both.

Running a marathon is hard. It takes lots of training, endurance and stamina. Sometimes it may seem we’re running a marathon in our lives. Lots of things are trying us and we may have to push hard against obstacles to make any headway. Just when we think we can see the finish line, things change and there are miles yet to go. Big, intense trials are hard to get through. They test our patience, our strength, and sometimes our sanity. But we are stronger and wiser than we think we are, and every answer we need is always there for us. By taking things one step at a time and keeping our eyes focused on the road ahead, we will prevail.

If we must face a difficult health situation, a sudden unexpected death of a loved one, an unforeseen loss of a job, or a dozen other difficult scenarios, we may be stunned and stopped in our tracks. At first we may feel lost about our next steps. What do we do now? How can we face this? It may seem there is no way to survive, but that will never be true. There will always be a way ahead. We can stop and stand still, and take time to determine how we want to proceed. We are powerful and highly capable, and nothing can keep us from success.

Today if you’re overwhelmed with worry and trouble, and it seems nothing you do moves you forward, remember all the times you’ve already overcome serious and difficult challenges. You are wise and powerful, and even if the road is long and hard, you will prevail. Nothing can keep you from moving ahead, and every destination is still there for you. Be confident and stand strong. Every dream is waiting, and you will reach them all.

Perception and Reality

17 Jun

Life is complicated, and there may be times when our situation suddenly changes and what was possible is no longer available. Maybe we have an unexpected health issue that requires restrictions and commitments that are difficult, or a relationship that has changed that impacts us, or a thousand other things. Nobody gets a paved road to every destination, and there will be times when the going gets rough. Once we understand the situation, we may be confident we can handle it, but as each day passes, and we begin to tire, we may start to wonder if we can keep going. It’s very hard to stay focused and positive on a long, long difficult journey. If we must adapt to a situation that requires us to accept a new normal, we may feel overwhelmed and dispirited. Change isn’t easy but a lot of how we feel depends on our perception. If all we see are the things we can’t do, or the things we must alter, we may get overwhelmed. But we can look at the situation another way. No matter what’s happening, there will still be many things we can do and do well. We can find comfort once we identify what we can accomplish, even with restrictions we must acknowledge. If we’re stuck in the same location and can’t move, we can find new ways to meet others and get involved in new projects. If we can no longer participate in physical activities we love, we can find ways to modify the activity so it works for us. Life is full of possibilities, and we are the only ones who can hold us down and keep us from progressing. Things won’t always be easy, but there will always be a way to move forward. We are wiser and more capable than we think we are, and nothing can keep us from success.

Relationships are important, and when we love someone, we want to be there for them and support them. If they have an issue that needs a lot of attention and effort, and we offer our help, our lives will be impacted as we dedicate the time they need. If the situation is on-going and long lasting, we may begin to struggle with the sacrifice. It isn’t selfish to step away to take time for ourselves and recharge. Those we love are important, but we must take care of ourselves first. We can give and still make sure our personal needs are met.

If we’re facing something that requires us to make a lot of changes moving forward, we may feel unsure and overwhelmed. It’s hard to find comfort when everything we’re used to disappears, and we must continue on a foreign road with no end in sight. But we are strong and can manage anything that comes. There will always be a way around any complication, and every answer is there. We can be open to all the possibilities, and with careful thought and confidence, be sure we will prevail.

Today if the road ahead has changed, and you must modify your plans moving forward, look at all the possibilities available. There will still be a way to achieve your goals. Trust yourself and step forward with clarity and confidence. Nothing can hold you down indefinitely. Every success is still possible, and you will make them yours.