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.
“Our tradition helps to internalize our values. When values are clear, decisions are easy.”
Keep your hopes alive
Venture beyond your limits
Let your passion soar
You have a purpose in life
Share it with the world
We each have a dream
Special gifts that change our world
Dream big. have outrageous goals;
become the envy of those around you
for daring the impossible
Life is a wide open playground
that needs to be explored
with eyes wide open
and a cavalier attitude
Retain that dogged determination
every time you fall
and rise with vim, vigor
and an abundance of spunk
Become that person
you were truly meant to be
and be an example,
that bright shining light;
passing on that spark of hope
and inspiring others
to reach for their dreams
no matter how grandiose it may be.
Whether it be professional, recreational or therapeutic, being a writer can be the most exhilarating craft of all. You get to expound your thoughts, ideas, dreams or fantasy onto paper for all the world to see. You’re essentially the master of your realm; your creativity knows no bounds. The inner voice inside of you takes over and the words you use to display your soul shines through. It’s the best thing ever.
However, the one dreaded thing about writing is when you hit a dry spell. At some point we run out of ideas or struggle to think of something to talk about. It can be one of the most frustrating things to experience. You’d think that as a writer, you’d have a plethora of golden nuggets to pick and choose from. Sadly, that’s not the case.
We wrack our brains trying to come up with something fresh, something new, the next exciting thing that only you could have dreamt up. Alas that’s not the case. We sit and stare at a blank screen; typing a word or sentence that is soon deleted a couple of seconds later. It either sounded too ridiculous or something that was not quite our true thoughts.
We look high and low for new inspirations or turn to a friend or family member to be our muse. Sometimes we hit gold and other times we crap out. But the greatest thing about getting writer’s block is that, we as writers will continue to search for that next thing that excites us into crafting our thoughts into the words of our soul.
Writers are an eccentric and eclectic bunch that have a “Never give up” mentality. That’s why we continue to do what we do. It’s a love that can never be extinguished. So the next time you have writer’s block, just remember that there are others out there staring a blank screen just like you. We are writers, united in thought…united in passion.
The sun shines brightly
Happiness engulfs me now
Time to spread the joy
To smile means to care
My love for you know no bounds
Laughter of children
Innocence so refreshing
Dreams and hopes alive
Following your dreams
Your story is a journey
You’re a great writer
Send your work into the world
Set your stories free
We’ve all experienced a day, or days, when things just didn’t go as expected. You know what I’m talking about…car getting a flat tire, being chewed out at work, vicious fight with our significant other, being sick to our stomach and so on and so forth.
It’s like we felt like the world was against us and we were the butt of a million jokes all lined up waiting to slap us in the face one after another. We just wanted to crawl into a hole and wake up the next day as a new person who was draped with every good luck charm the world had to offer.
It’s hard to recover from something like this. Yes it takes time and for some of us a good stiff drink. For the fortunate few that owns a pet, getting through something like this helps accelerate the process much, much faster.
After life has beaten you to a pulp and your spirits are gone, you trudge your weary feet through the door and are greeted by your beloved pet.
They make a mad dash for you at the speed of light and greet you like there’s no tomorrow. Having that “warm” reception, after the day you’ve been through, helps to ease the pain and kick start the endorphin in your body into overdrive.
They remind you that no matter what transpired “out there”, I’ll make you forget all that ever happened. Our pets, whether it be a dog, cat, bird, hamster, pig, horse, etc., show us unconditionally what love is all about.
Just the sight of their perked up face, wagging tail and herky-jerky body movements is enough to put a smile on anyone. Dare I say even the most hardened of faces.
Having that unabashed feeling from this animal is a truly most extraordinary phenomenon to behold. They make us laugh in our darkest of days by just being themselves. Their power to elicit all that’s happy, funny and joyful in us is just simply AMAZING.
Being able to hold our pets and confide in them REALLY, REALLY makes our life all that more precious. We forget all that “terrible stuff” and soon take delight in the positive.
We no longer feel that doom and gloom and are hopeful for an exceptionally grand tomorrow. We soon think to ourselves that “Life’s not all that bad” and our luck’s about to change for the better. All this was because of our pet…all their positivity seeped into our core beings. It became the perfect antidote to our dilemma.
Our family member, our pet, that looked past all our faults and unexpected misfortunes and gave us inspiration and hope that life is best experienced together.
So if you have a hell of a day, don’t despair…just take two aspirins and “HUG“ your pet!