“For myself I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else” (Sir Winston Churchill). Remain optimistic and of good cheer about yourself and others. Be tactful and thoughtful with requests. Diplomatically ask, teach, and suggest to people what they may want, and request permission for things you desire without being demanding.

After diligently working the same job for over two years a deserved vacation was assumed. At 21 years of age I told my boss about going on a planned trip to Spain for approximately one month, which necessitated that time off. The response to this unsolicited demand was an adamant denial. With further exploration and insight, asking to vacation in China for roughly the same duration was wise. The request was gladly granted by simply asking and not demanding. People will likely give us our desires through genuinely being thoughtful, polite, helpful, and considerate toward their views and desires.

Gifts are a Choice

“Always be a little kinder than necessary” (Sir James Matthew Barrie). Be considerate too. What kind and helpful things can you do for someone today? If we are not focusing on sharing and offering positive thoughts, deeds, peace, and kindness to the world than we can decide to change our thoughts, attitudes, vocabulary, words, actions, and behaviors before it’s too late, thus helping others and ourselves.

We harvest seedlings planted in either fertile or desolate rock and weed infested soil. Start plucking unwanted thorns and weeds from your mind, in turn, producing health, wealth, love, and joyfulness. Choose to gift yourself the blessings of eliminating devastating anger and resentment from your life, today. Unnecessary pain and suffering gradually subsides into oblivion. Call, write, or just choose to forgive.


“Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else” (Tennessee Williams). Demand of yourself to be and do all the good you possibly can while passing through upon this adventurous journey we call life. The law of attraction mandates similar blessings be returned to you. Follow the Golden Rule. Do to others what you want done to you. Also, judiciously do to others what they want done to them. What new creative adventures have you taken this week? Additionally, ask yourself, “In what ways have I been generous with my time, gifts, skills, abilities, talents, finances, kindness, consideration, touch, words, encouragement, gratitude, and love today?”

Control Thy Tongue

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21 NIV). With abundant joy, be grateful, while using your tongue to give honeycomb delight to thy soul. The tongues expression gives ourselves and others either good or evil. Speak intentionally, considering the life-transforming powers that our tongue possesses. Through our thoughts, words, and actions we create good with good and evil with evil. If you don’t like what’s being given and reaped from your tongue, take a close look at your daily habitual thoughts. Ask yourself, “What am I feeding my mind?” Change your thoughts in order to harvest magnificent crops of greatness, which, in turn, have incredible powers to change lives from the inside out.

Seedlings of Greatness

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel” (Carl Buehner). Let your seedlings of greatness grow upon the world inspiring remarkable, astounding, and magnificent change from the inside out. People will see your external beauty exuding from your inner splendorous delights, therefore sparking the torch setting ablaze the path toward learning to perpetually find tranquil kindness and appreciation in ordinary moments, instantaneously engineering extraordinary feelings of gratitude. Even if individuals don’t heed wise advice right away, hopefully useful seeds of greatness planted will eventually begin to ripen, growing deep roots so prolific grace-filled harvests of blessings can be reaped in due season.