Anger is a thief that steals precious moments.
Helping is a multiplying force. It’s a contagious virus that will compel one to infect others with it. There are no words to describe that sense of self satisfaction from aiding someone whether it’s asked for or unsolicited. It could be a grandiose gesture or a small deed, but the feeling you get from assisting someone is very rewarding. And the recipient has an air of deep gratitude; their appreciation is truly genuine because it comes from within. Some may even be inspired to do the same for a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. They in turn may render assistance for others as well. That’s the multiplying effect. It doesn’t take much to help someone, you just need to be willing to take the first step and spread some positivity. So what are you waiting for, do some good because helping is truly a multiplying force.
“I want less, so that what I have I may appreciate it even more.”
Many people wait around for happiness to find them but if you really think about it, it’s really only a positive thought away. Being happy can be a choice you make. With all the chaos that life brings into our lives, it’s really difficult to find a way to be carefree. With so much on our minds, I can see how one can get caught up feeling stressed, angry, confused, frustrated or lost.
For me, I’m at a point in my life where I’ve come to realize that I have to stop, live in the moment and appreciate everything that I already have and everyone who is around me. I try to be optimistic even when the deck is stacked against me because there is always something positive to be gained from all the hardships I’ve gone through.
Everyday that I wake up, I thank God that I get to enjoy another day regardless of how good or bad it is. I don’t worry about the past or the future…now is what’s important to me. I look around and enjoy the small things in life that give me joy.
Yeah it’s easy to say all this and hard to do, but with enough practice it can be done. It took me awhile to get this optimistic attitude but I did it. Enjoy your life, be grateful for your family, friends and pets, be content with what you have and bask in the little things that make life worth living. You’ve come this far, just imagine what the world can offer you.
So don’t wait for happiness to find you, grow it yourself…it’ll do wonders for your life.
“I want less so that what I have I may appreciate more.”
We live in a world where the hustle and bustle of life constantly keeps us on the move. It’s like we shift our focus from one thing to the next without a chance to rest. If we’re not doing something that keeps us preoccupied then we feel nervous, anxious even; a feeling of being unproductive comes into play. No matter what station in life we’re at, we should always take the time to stop, breath and soak in our surroundings. Pause our life for a moment to appreciate anything and everything we take for granted. It’s so easy to overlook the little things that’s a part of our lives…nature, air, water, family, friends, pets, the place we live, technology that helps us to communicate with others, vehicles that transports us to faraway places, electricity. It’s just some of the stuff that makes our lives comfortable. Taking a time out helps us to reflect on our lives and gives introspection on what we value most dearly. It’s a way of pressing the reset button and re-energizing ourselves to fight the good fight that all of us are doing just to get by and survive in this chaotic world that we live in. So stop and smell the roses, take in a deep breath and soak in that sunshine; relish being alive and be thankful for all the things that get us through the day.
Despite all the bumps,
along the way…
the journey is what makes us
But every now
on your journey,
take a moment
and see just how far you’ve come
say to yourself,
“Hey, I’ve done alright so far.”
and be proud
of where you started,
where you are at this very moment
where you’re destined to be.
Every day when I wake,
I take stock in what I have…
the strength from loved ones,
devotion from my family,
support from my friends,
affection from my pets,
my strong faith in God
Because of these simple things,
I take comfort in knowing
that I can take on…
face any dilemma,
make life changing judgements
without hesitation and total clarity
Because life is all about…
seeing what’s around us,
having an appreciation for all that we have,
a sense of gratitude for things we are given,
and the knowledge for making a difference,
not just in our lives
but in that of others
It is only then,
when we realize this
that we will truly feel
we’ve been bequeathed with
When we start out in life, that sense of naivety is truly a blessing. We are born into this world free of judgement. We see others as our equals. We have big dreams. Our imaginations are at its peak. We have no limitations. We don’t know the meaning of quit. We aren’t afraid to take chances and fail. We are curious about the world and seek to learn everything and anything that’s new. We show our appreciation and love openly and abundantly. We say what we feel and then move on with no grudges or hardships toward others. Our honesty leads the way and our good natured spirit keeps us ground. We share our infectious bright beaming smile to everyone we see. And best of all, every hour, every minute, every second is lived to its fullest; we live as if there’s no tomorrow.
Somewhere along the way, as we grew up, we lost some of those shining traits. If we can somehow remember what it felt like to be that child and apply it to our daily routine, then we can say that we are truly living. It’s easy, it doesn’t take much to regain back those redeeming qualities, we just have to be willing to try. So the best way to living our lives is to get back to the fundamentals.