Posts Tagged With: positive
Starting off with positive affirmations can set a great tone for how your day unfolds.
Learning this from an early age can be very beneficial in the esteem and confidence of a child.
We are all Destined for Greatness!
“A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” – H.L. Mencken
Do you know anyone like that?
cyn·i·cism (sn-szm) n.
1. An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others.
2. A scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act.
If successful people have one common trait, it’s an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they’re driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing on the positives. -Mike Zimmerman
It’s a proven fact that choosing to be positive takes more effort, focus and self discipline than being negative, cynical or sarcastic. So let’s choose to do the hard thing, the best thing, and the right thing by choosing to focus on the positives and the possibilities as we solve the problems that are before us.
Pay attention to what you think about on a regular basis. If you find yourself focusing on the negative things that come your way, you are putting more of those things into existence. Aim for the positive ideas and stop the negative ones in their tracks. When you pay attention, you have the ability to be guided by the universe…simply by listening to your intuition (your gut feelings). Stay aware and find more happiness; knowing you are being guided well.
When I was a kid I used to think I could sneak a piece of cake without my Mom knowing. My strategy was to cut a paper-thin slice…. too little to notice. The problem was that trying to eat a really thin slice of my Mom’s cake is like trying to eat one potatoes chip. So I would go back for “just one more”. As you might imagine soon half the cake was gone…and mysteriously “Mom could tell”.
I thought then that she has special Mom powers …but talking with her now and looking back … I realize how obvious my actions were, how self-deceived
I was… and how easy it was for Mom to catch me in nearly all of my foolish child hood foibles.
Little things do add up… a little less exercise (or none)… getting casual about what you eat for a day…or week, or month or year, or more…can really add up. You may not see it right away or even notice you are buying bigger sizes…and then one day your vision clears and you ask yourself …How did this happen?
Even less obvious and perhaps even harder to detect in ourselves is the cumulative effect of not reading, not learning, growing, and becoming. We just end up feeling over looked, undervalued, stagnant, not qualified for that next position, promotion or opportunity. If we are lucky/wise we might wake up at this point and take ownership for it…and get going and growing. If we are unwise we might choose to play victim and blame something or someone outside of ourselves for our circumstances…carefully denying that we had any indication that we are responsible.
Wonderfully if we look at how little things can add up in a positive context we see a whole new world of opportunity.
When I was growing up Mom would line us up against the doorway a couple of times a year, place a book on our heads and make a mark in the doorway denoting our height. I remember it was both exciting and surprising to see how much we had grown since the last mark. I also remember that Mom was also surprised to see how much we had grown. Now Rebecca and I do this same thing with our own children…and our just as surprised at how much they have grown – right before our eyes… When the growth is closest to you…or part of you it can be the hardest to perceive…yet it is undeniably happening.
We can see it in others easier than we can see it in ourselves. That’s why it’s important to let people around you know when you see them grow.
So we must stay on the grow! A little slice of growth each day… knowing and trusting that it will add up to a better self. If we start eating healthier right now, exercising 20 minutes a day (starting today by taking a walk during lunch), reading a chapter of an inspiring book or needful technical manual… reading to our kids, or taking them on our walk for a walk-ie talk-ie… . Then we repeat these small by healthy patterns each day. In so doing we can build traditions/habits into our lives that cause our strengths to grow instead of diminishing like the cake.
We may also find that our small but deliberate examples influences and inspires others to do like wise.
I may have been obvious in my trying to sneak cake… but I’m pretty sure to this day.. that my Mom and all Moms have super powers of discernment and an extra
set of eyes!!
The fun film above was made by my oldest son Jake who entered a contest where you had 24 hours to come up with a storyline, shoot, edit and submit a 4
minute film on the theme of “One is never enough”. You can see that it was inspired by true events. You can also see that what comes around goes around. You can also see all of Jake’s work at his Visler Studios Youtube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/vislerstudios?feature=results_main I know he would love to have some more subscribers.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
RIP Sheryl Rushing – I could always depend on your smile and your caring attitude . May God bless your family.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Today truly is a gift. However, most of us are too busy caught up in our lives to recognize this. Often, we can’t wait for the day to end so we can forget about our stresses and challenges. Often, we focus on past mistakes and problems and carry them over. Positive sayings such as this remind us to stop and find enjoyment today. If we did that – taking just five or ten minutes per day- simply to laugh, or smile, or enjoy something we are grateful for – we’d experience a little more positivity in our lives.
Positive quotes have a way of reminding us – it truly is the little enjoyments that matter. Let’s not short-change ourselves. We deserve small injections of positive reminders. Believe me – whatever you are going through in your life will seem a little better if you can rest – just for a few moments each day – from your worries and concerns.
No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness — or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)