Everyday Survival Kit
Toothpick - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others
Rubberband - to remind you to be flexible. Things don’t always go the way you want, but it will work out.
Band Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours and someone else's
Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings every day
Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s ok.
Chewing gum - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything
Mint - to remind you are worth a mint to your heavenly Father
Candy Kiss - to remind you that everyone needs love everyday
Tea Bag - to remind to relax daily and think about God’s blessings
July 18th - Survivors
Being a survivor doesn’t mean being strong, it’s telling people when you need a meal or a ride, company, whatever. It’s paying attention to heart wisdom, feelings, not living a role, but having a unique, authentic life having something to contribute, finding time to love and laugh. All these things are qualities of survivors.
The dictionary says that you are survivor if you to continue to live or exist especially in spite of danger and hardship.
I like to think I’m a survivor. I’ve lived a long time and have endured and overcome many hardships. I’ve survived, against all odds, to live another day. And not only that, I not only survived but continue to thrive.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive: and to so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
To thrive means to grow and flourish, not simply to scrape by. Those who survive nurture their personal growth and step outside their comfort zone. Thriving requires a shift in mindset from the negative to the positive.
Our lives are filled with highs and loves. The lows help you to master yourself so you gain lessons in order to grow. Life is filled with joy through sorrow, perseverance through pain, and satisfaction over wanting.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller