Don’t Do Everything, “Just Because” Everyone Else Is…

Choose your path. Having a happy life is about making your own choices. The way everyone else does things won’t work for you all the time. That’s a simple, but true fact. A life filled with possessions does not equal happiness. And, just because everyone else thinks something should be done a certain way, it doesn’t mean it’s the best way, or the only way.

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When it comes to others, be helpful, compassionate, be kind and be grateful. However, you should never try to live up to their expectations. To live your life freely, you have to free yourself from the shackles of meaningless customs that other people set up for their lives, so you can live a life of spontaneity and freedom. Continue reading Don’t Do Everything, “Just Because” Everyone Else Is…

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It Doesn’t Matter What Others Think of Me. Or Does It?

People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem… are quite aware of your potential, even if you are not.” ― Wayne G. Trotman

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If someone tells you that they don’t care what other people think, they are fooling themselves. Actually, it shouldn’t matter… but for some reason it does.

No one is free from worry.

Everyone is trying to look good in the eyes of others.

Everyone stresses out about how they look.

Everyone stresses about how they’re perceived.

Everyone stresses about whether people think they’re good people.

That’s why Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and mirrors exist. Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter What Others Think of Me. Or Does It?

LOVE Always Protects, Trusts, Hopes, and Perseveres…

Life is short! We all have a limited time to live a remarkable life. Some people live for seconds, days, years, decades — but nobody is here forever. That’s why; we have to take the time to give the best we have to offer to all of our relationships. Love always goes the extra mile.

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People change! It’s a fact we have to live with every single day of our lives. Changes in life outside our relationships with family, friends, significant others, and co-workers… will impact what we want and need from our relationships with each person in every facet of our lives. Since change is inevitable, welcoming it as an opportunity to enhance our relationships is more fruitful than trying to keep it from happening.

No matter where we are in life, everything that involves building better connections with the people in our lives will take a great deal of love, patience and understanding. There’s no room for blame; but only room for total consideration of others and where they are in life. Continue reading LOVE Always Protects, Trusts, Hopes, and Perseveres…

GOD Can Turn Bad Situations into Something Good…

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” ~ Mark Victor Hansen

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When I was a kid, boys my age loved to brag on their dads. It was a daily thing on the playground. In those competitive conversations, every boy claimed his dad’s rightful place on the throne as “The World’s Toughest Dad.” I can still hear them saying, “My dad is bigger than your dad!” or “My dad is smarter than your dad!” But the best one of all was, “My dad is stronger than your dad!” But the last one I mentioned, was only used in threatening situations… when a fight was about to break out. It was a clear scare tactic. And, it was a fair warning that, “If you mess with me… you’d better beware, because my dad will come and deal with everybody out here… and handle everyone’s dad, later.” Of course it never happened! But, all the little fellas had confidence in what they were saying. Continue reading GOD Can Turn Bad Situations into Something Good…

FAITH… Can Help You Through Any Situation

Do you sometimes find it difficult to trust GOD? Does your faith sometimes fail you? If so, just remember… no matter what you cope with, it’s how you handle stress that’s important. And what you turn to in times of trouble is even more relevant.

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Some people thrive under pressure… while others cannot handle the heat. Also, many people turn to methods of coping… like smoking or drinking. Others seem to thrive in the midst of trouble. But, regardless of how you cope, your faith can help you through any situation. It can allow you to see a different perspective and while you continue to have faith in GOD. Continue reading FAITH… Can Help You Through Any Situation

Nothing is Impossible! Dream On….

Everyone, at some point in his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special. Somebody big. There are not many guys who haven’t fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? There are not many girls who haven’t dreamed of being homecoming queen? And how many times have all of us dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

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Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Overtime; unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic. This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self-actualization, we get caught up in the routine of living from day-to-day just barely existing. Continue reading Nothing is Impossible! Dream On….

7 Simple Things You Must Know… to Find Happiness In Life

LIFE is meant to be beautiful and enjoyable. Truth is, though, many people feel some kind of way about LIFE. To them… it’s all negative. Nevertheless, when it comes to happiness… LIFE is the best “Personal Trainer” you could ever have.

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Life pushes you to either ‘Give Your All… or Nothing At All’. And even when you think LIFE is unfair, don’t think it’s going to ease up on giving you tough love… and start giving you hugs and say, “Everything is going to be alright.” Nope! The tough love will continue. However, LIFE will continue to make you “Press forward” to be all you can be… because LIFE knows what you have to offer.

Setbacks, difficulties, and obstacles will make LIFE more challenging, but should not deter you from pursuing your goals… or finding happiness. You have to look deeper into your heart. Actually, whether you know it or not, there are greater things inside you… than you probably are aware of at the moment. Also, LIFE knows what GOD has put inside you. In fact, that’s why GOD assigned LIFE to you as a Personal Trainer. And as long as you have LIFE,

… GOD expects you to Appreciate LIFE.

… to Love LIFE.

… to Use LIFE to Grow in Faith.

… to Be happy with LIFE.

… to Never get angry with LIFE.

… to Never give up on LIFE.

… to Take advantage of the opportunities LIFE offers.

So before you get to the point where you’re in danger of wasting your life… ask yourself, “What do I want from LIFE? It’s really is your choice! Choose wisely. Because the definition you place on yourself – or allow others to place on you – will precisely determine what you have, what you do, who you become… and how you act.

Remember, though, that LIFE is color-blind… and it treats every person according to the assignment GOD has instructed it to give. LIFE does this… because its purpose is to eventually point you towards GOD for direction. So, LIFE is neutral… it doesn’t try to lead you one way or the other… it lets you decide – good or bad – where you want to go and what you want to do. And no matter how hard it pushes you to hope, dream and expect the best… LIFE knows you can do anything if you Pray diligently, and allow GOD to direct your paths.