We have been gifted with brains, thoughts, and imaginations, therefore let’s use them wisely to our advantage. To be interesting, be interested. Do not live with excuses, blaming, procrastination, complaining, resentment, guilt, self-pity, regret, or unforgiveness with yourself or others another moment. Your circumstances, hardships, and obstacles are no match for a forgiven, disciplined, and made-up mind. You are strong, courageous, bold, and have the determination, resilience, perseverance, and reserves of a warrior to go beyond what you once thought was impossible.
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility” (Eleanor Roosevelt). Take accountability for who and where you are in life. If you desire exponential positive forward progress and something radically different from what you are currently experiencing, definitively decide to valiantly make dreams happen, while never getting stuck stewing in the review mirror. Each day is brand new, full of opportunity and potential. Similarly, you can reinvent yourself daily by heeding wonderful possibilities toward further growth and graciously developing additional gifts, talents, skills, and abilities to give to our magnificent universe.
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own” (Benjamin Disraeli). Each of us has profound gifts, talents, skills, and abilities that can bolster ourselves and everyone around us to new levels of greatness. Let’s encourage and help one another find, develop and release individualized gifts into the universe for others to enjoy and benefit from. We have the capability to truly change the world one person at a time. That able and gifted individual starts with you. Additionally, a few people working together on the same mission really can change humanity in a positive, productive, innovative, and purpose-driven way.
“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love” (Maya Angelou). Additionally, truly and sincerely complement others frequently. Tell folks when you like their hairstyle, article of clothing, or smile. Encourage people with kind words. Say, “You will do great at anything you choose,” only if it is genuine and you actually mean it. See in others what they may not see in themselves. People can easily discern flattery from a genuine complement or remark of heartfelt appreciation. Give honest praise to people in public and private often. Sweet talk can cause more harm than good. Let’s remain blatantly honest, while thoughtfully considering another’s view and desires ahead of our own. Those are wonderful gifts we can give daily, which return additional rewards handsomely.
Furthermore, the best way to care for others is by taking care of ourselves first. No, this is not selfish. In contrast, taking care of ourselves first can be the most unselfish and beneficial thing we can do for others. If oxygen masks come down in an airplane and a man places oxygen on his helpless infant son before himself, subsequently passing out, he would be of no further service to anyone. The same is true regarding living healthy lives with appropriate nutrient and caloric intake, exercise, sleep, and total self-care so we can function optimally in order to give, do, and be our best.
Having our cup half-full versus overflowing is not as important as what is in the cup. We must keep our cups upright with PMAs, while remaining open-minded and cooperative with ourselves, others, and the universe to even be able to accept wonderful donations of immeasurable magnitude into our cups. Fill yourself up with goodness, therefore greatness. Work to feel alive and don’t live to work by exchanging invaluable time doing something you’d rather not do with your one and only life. Find what you are truly passionate about that aligns with your values and principles, pursuing that ardent desire with a relentless and limitless can-do attitude. Eradicate fear, doubt, and unbelief by replacing it with gratitude, definitive purpose, and utter belief in your gifts, abilities, talents, and skills. Accept all of you–both good and bad. Use all of you to live your purpose with each breath of your being. Don’t forget to aspire for your unique purpose. Forget about what the world thinks regarding fame, money, and popularity. Those are byproducts of living you. You are and have an incredible gift, which can make the world a better place. Do you by being you–all of you. Create the best version of yourself so you can bet on you and achieve wonderful aspirations, while trusting yourself with your life.
“Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless” (Mother Teresa). Fill yourself up with greatness so you can spend yourself wisely throughout this lifetime. Live life by producing wonderful memories to reminisce upon and share with the world. Sincerely complement a partner, child, parent, friend, neighbor, or stranger, today. Kind words are painless and free, yet can truly linger bouts of joy-filled tranquility and smiles for years to come.
“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.
Do not feel guilt over the past, just thank God for grace bestowed. Forgiving ourselves and others only requires one sincere accepting liberating gift. Gifts are not earned and nothing is meant to be given in return. Why perpetually suffer for the same sin over and over again? Sin being an act committed against your own better judgement. Justice only demands, but one consequence—the internal misery or joy durations are choices. Forgive and move onward, upward, and heavenward toward dreams come true. We can create heaven of hell and hell of heaven. These life-changing decisions are ours to make. Live confidently by choosing wise thoughts, attitudes, behaviors, and environments, now into infinity and beyond.