Daily Archives: 09/18/2012

The Someday To Be Happy Is Today

Live your dreams
A little each day.
They aren’t out of reach
Unless you fail to reach out.
Put off unimportant things
But don’t put off living.
Other things can wait,
Your happiness can’t,
If your life is to have purpose and meaning.
The “someday” to be happy is today.

Choose how to live your life.
Life isn’t decided for us
But by us.
Every action is a decision with consequences.
Choose wisely!
The reward should always
Be greater than the price.

Take time to play, but also to think.
Life can’t mean much without much thought.
To be where you want to be
Ask yourself questions, then take action.
So often we go with the flow
And become lost.
Don’t be led; be the leader of your life.

Stop waiting for happiness to happen
and get busy making it happen.
Work with what you have
And what you have will increase.
If one door is closed, open another;
Happiness often comes unexpected.
Watch what you aim for
Because your heart will follow.
Aim nowhere and you’ll go nowhere.
Aim high enough and you may touch the stars.
Aim to be happy
And you will do much more than just pass through life,
You’ll live it to the fullest……

~Nancye Sims

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Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

~Dorothy Law Nolte (1924-2005)

Promise Yourself

Promise yourself to be so strong
that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends
feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best.

To be enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to
greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticise others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear and too happy
to permit the presence of trouble.

~Christian D Larson
(Your Forces and How to Use Them, 1912)

Positive Thoughts

Believe in your heart that somethingwonderful is about to happen.Love your life.Believe in your own power,and in your own potential,and your own innate goodness.

Wake every morning with the aweof just being alive.Discover each day the magnificent,awesome beauty in the world.Explore and embrace lifein yourself and in everyoneyou see each day.

Reach within to find your own specialness.Amaze yourself and rouse thosearound you to the potentialof each new day.

Don’t be afraid to admityou’re less than perfect;this is the essence of our humanity.

Let those who love you help you;Trust enough to be able to take.Look with hope to the horizon of today,for today is all we truly have.

Live this day well.Let a little sun out as well as in.Create your own rainbows.Be open to all your possibilities,and all miracles.Always believe in miracles.

~Author Unknown

The Fern and the Bamboo

One day I decided to quit….
I quit my job, my relationship,
my Spirituality..
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have
One last talk with GOD.

‘GOD’, I said.
‘Can You give me one good reason
not to quit?’

His answer surprised me…

‘Look around’, He said.
‘Do you see the fern and the bamboo?’

‘Yes’, I replied.

‘When I planted the fern and
the bamboo seeds, I took very good
care of them. I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor. Nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.. And again,
Nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo’.

He said. ‘In the third year, there was still nothing from
the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from
the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

He said. ‘Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant.

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had Spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave It what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a Challenge it could not handle.’

He said to me. ‘Did you know, My child, that all this time
you have Been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?
I would not quit on The bamboo. I will never quit on you.
Don’t compare yourself to others..’

He said,

‘The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern, yet, they
Both make the forest beautiful.’
‘Your time will come, ‘ GOD said to me. ‘ You will rise high!’
‘How high should I rise?’ I asked.
‘How high will the bamboo rise?’ He asked in return.
‘As high as it can?’ I questioned..
‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Give Me glory by rising as high as you can..’

I left the forest and brought back this story. I hope these words can help you see that GOD will never give up on you…..

Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you Happiness.
Bad days give you Experiences.
Both are essential to life.
Keep going…
Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrows keep you Human,
Failures keep you Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only GOD keeps You Going!

Have a great day!
The Son is shining!!

GOD is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love, and so small He can curl up inside your heart.

Food for thought.
~Author Unknown