Don’t force pieces that don’t fit.
Friday, February 26, 2021
February 26th - life is like a puzzle
Each one of us fulfills a piece of a larger puzzle.
Life can be like a puzzle at times. There are pieces that fit perfectly and others just don’t fit at all. The ones that fit are meant to be the successes and victories that we have in life and the ones that don’t are meant to be the trials and tribulations that are trying to take over but will not stay permanently in our life.
It’s all a part of our journey through life and all pieces will eventually fit in its right time, so if it doesn’t fit right away, don’t force it.
You never have to force anything that is truly meant to be.If its meant to be, it will be.
The puzzle challenges the player to get from a problem to a solution, but of course, the path isn’t simple.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then whether if fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live that best that’s in us.
February 25th - do your best in everything you do.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
You are the one that knows what your best is, and you are the one that truly knows when you’re not giving it. Even if you an outstanding record, Giving your best means thinking a little differently, it means being positive when you want to complain. because complaining is not helping you reach your goals. Giving your best is trying even if you can’t do something because you might just surprise yourself.
Doing your best is what ever it takes, it’s going that little extra mile. Whatever 100 percent looks like we go out there and give it.
It’s important we give our best to the things we do. Whether we know it or not people are always watching us to see if we practice what we preach.
To give your best means you try your hardest and always try to reach excellence in your work. When you are getting paid to do a job it’s important to always do you best. The value you bring to your job depends on your dedication to solve the problems you face.
Doing your best is synonymous with living out each and every moment to it’s fullest potential. All that is required is not to fight what ever life throws your way.
It’s not about meeting expectations oe achievements. It isn’t about success or failure. It’s about putting all your energy into whatever life situation you are currently in.
Every opportunity you fail just breeds room for growth. Instead of taking setbacks as a sign of weakness, treat it as a measure of your progress. Learn from it and don’t allow it to blind you from moving forward.
The point is we have to live each and every moment with the intention of giving your all to the present, whatever that is. You can’t do your best if you are worried about doing better.
When you always do your best you will be amazed by the results. It is a program for living that progresses the more you work it.
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
February 24th - be happy
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
We all want to lead a happy life, Often people believe that happiness depends on having material things like a big house and a nice car. They struggle in the present life to reach happiness in the future, yet never manage to to find that happiness. But happiness cannot be bought.. We find it within ourselves. Happiness is an inside job.
We need to enjoy the little things to make ourselves joyful. Most of the best things in life cannot be bought.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather.
February 17th - kindness matters
If you can be anything, be kind.
When we do kindness with anyone it gives us peace. It’s a simple concept that can make the world a peaceful place. It has the power to improve our own well being as well as that of our family friends, acquaintances, and strangers . If we do only one kindness our brains will learn a new skill dailly, even though its tiny, it’s so important for our peace and and how we spend our life, we can start from home, then it spreads.
No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. Kindness is a quality that help you fight your battles, accomplish your goals, and feel better about yourself.
Being kind doesn’t mean that you have to give in to everything or let people take advantage of you. You can still say no, set boundaries and have differing options while being kind. There are ways to make a point or disagree with someone nicely.
By being kind even in disagreeable moments, you will be heard more clearly. This means what you are saying will be more likely be heard and caonsidered fairly. Plus it is believed that being kind can slow the aging process too!
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Be patient on the days you don’t feel like it. Being kind will help. It isn’t enough to be kind when you feel like it or when it will benefit you .
Even if your kindness is getting you nowhere, keep doing it. You have to be patient and push through feelings that your kindness doesn’t matter, because it always matters. Even if it doesn’t seem it’s helping anyone else, it will make you feel better
Remember kindness always comes first. The things you say and do would mean more than if you made people feel bad. Feeling like affect people forever and kindness is a huge contributor to feelings.
People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Tuesday isn’t so bad; It’s a sign that I’ve somehow survived Monday
February 15th -The day before Lent begins
Why does winter feel like one big Tuesday?
Lent is one of my favorite seasons, It means there is only 40 more days until Easter, until Spring will be here again !
I’m looking forward to marking the days off the calendar and am definitely thinking Spring.
Most of the country is seeing some bad weather this month, and here in Ohio is no exception. We’ve got lots of snow and ice on the ground and with freezing temperatures it’s not going away any time soon,
So I’m thinking Spring, my favorite time of year. I can hardly wait to feel warmer and not have to shovel any more snow. I want to sit in the Sun and enjoy warmer weather.
Caught between Monay and Wednesday, Tuesday holds the unpleasant task of reminding us that we have things to do and that postponing them only makes our life more difficult. Burdening ourselves with too many tasks on Wednesday is not pleasant.
Monday, February 15, 2021
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
February 15th - It’s Monday!
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.
We often put off that we should be doing today until tomorrow. They way of getting around this problem is by planning what you are going to do that day the night before.
Once the Tasks for today have been completed we can relax and and enjoy the evening and then wake up the next morning going straight away by diving into the priorities for the day.
If we don’t take responsibility for our actions, nothing will get done. We are the ones that have to do the work, or whatever tasks get done. Nobody is going to do it for us.
The way we develop character is to show it with the authority you are given, whether in the work you do, The people you manage, or the family you love.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Having a good plan and the right tools is one of the most important elements of any job. If you have the chance to prepare and get ready, you should take that opportunity and make the most of it
If you have something on your to do list you may as well get it done now. There is no value in procrastination. Procrastination is dishonest trait, because it’s really lying to yourself.
If you have the drive to get where you want to be, you will get there. The most important factor in determining success is your desire to have that success.
All you can do is your best. Every day we need to put our best foot forward in every opportunity.
Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
February 14th - Happy Valentines Day
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
It’s a day we celebrate with chocolate and hearts and flowers trying to show those we love how much they mean to us. The different kinds of love are wide and various, but they all boil down to what’s in your heart.
There is no such thing as a perfect occasion to say I love you. The right moment is now. It’s not only a day for lovers it’s a day for kids, family and friends. All those people that are mportant in our lives.
I try never to miss a chance to say, I love you. You never know when it might be our last chance to do so. I do it everyday. There is not a day goes by but that the people I care about know I love them. Tomorrow is not promised.
Not only should we say I love you, but we should show we love them too. Sometimes that means fixing their favorite meals or taking them out to diner. Sometimes it’s simply helping out with the chores and sometimes there is just nothing better than a hug.
Don’t forget to give people compliments on what they do and tell them how much they are appreciated.Be encouraging ands show that you support them in what they do.
Say Thank You often. Be a good listener. Always have time for each other.
The best thing to hold onto inline is each other.
Sometimes love is constructing Ikea furniture, folding laundry side by side, washing silverware and handing them to your person to dry. Sometimes love is about mundane moments, every day chores and domestic duties.
People don’t always say I love you. Sometimes it sounds like be safe, Did you eat? Call me when you get home. I made this for you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
A Valentine Prayer
I said a Valentine prayer for you
and asked the Lord above
to fill your heart and bless your soul
With the precious gift of love.
I asked Him for sincere love
The kind that’s meant to stay
Just like the generous love
You give to those you touch each day
I prayed for love from family
And every cherished friend
Then I asked the Lord to give you
His love that knows no end.
Happy Valentines Day !
Saturday, February 13, 2021
You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.
February 13th - don’t give up
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.
Roy T. Bennett
The difference between success and failure comes from persistence and the will to keep fighting for your dreams. Your victory is right around the corner.
Being persistent isn’t always easy but it’s the only way we can accomplish great things. We have to keep on trying and not give up. It’s way too easy just to give up and quit.
Putting things off is one of my worst habits. I tend to let things go and read a book instead. But if I want to get anything done, I have to keep on going. Its a matter of making up your mind to what you what you want to accomplish and wanting it bad enough to persist.
It’s better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Whatever is good for your soul - do that!
February 12th - the power of positive thinking
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Thinking about good things always makes us happier people. Focusing on the good things in life keeps us positive and filled with joy.
Being happy takes hard consistent work on understanding, creating, and connecting to the deepest parts of the body, it’s in my soul..
Do what interstate’s you , Invest your money is something other than stocks and bonds.
Our happiness level is the result of a complex interaction of genes, behaviors, and life circumstances. A big part of how we feel is under our control, meaning the way you spend your time and the thoughts you allow really impact your mood and long term happiness.
Regardless of our life circumstances the more you can seek positive interactions can change how you feel. Money and fame won’t make you happier, it makes them more of what they already are.
Make your focus on finding meaningful moments and then do that again tomorrow. This is your decision and one no one else can make for you. A meaningful life is not about what everyone else is doing, It’s about following your own path and being authentic.
You must do what fascinates you. Things that bring you joy.
Do what makes your soul happy.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Life lived tor tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
February 11th - live for today but with an eye to the future.
Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
If we’re always planning for the future, then we’re not living in the moment. Living in the now, day by day, week by week, year by year. creates a beautiful life. We look back on life and say, yes, we’re enjoying retirement and we enjoyed the journey getting there.
Living in the now and enjoying the journey of life is needed to make sure that every day is special , one that we can look back on at the end as we put our heads on our pillows and say, If I don’t wake tomorrow morning, it’s okay because that was a good day.
We really don’t know if we’re going to wake up tomorrow morning, so it’s import each day to make sure there are special things throughout our days, today, that make it beautiful.
We still need to plan for the future, but we make sure that if today is our last day, it’s a good day. We make sure every day is worth living, that we’re not counting too much on living a life of someday, I’ll do it, but do live each day fully.
What I’m doing today might change what I’m doing 6 months from now, or even next week. There are things I do every day that give me pleasure and put a smile on my face so that when the end of the day comes I can say, this was a good day.
I appreciate each moment and enjoy what I do. I enjoy the outdoors and get out as much as I can But if I can’t I say inside and enjoy what’s inside. Right now I’m trying to make everything clean and shinny. Most things I do don’t cost any money, but they give me the greatest pleasure. in the moment, right now. So find those things that work for you and make them part of your every day.
While watching TV might be enjoyable, it’s not what I really like to do. It passes time but not well. I’d rather spend the time reading a good book while listening to music. That way I feel like I’ve spend the time wisely, not wasted away.
We need to determine what is good for us, nobody else can decide for you. Look at how it affects you in the short and long term.
Every day is not going to be blissful, but since we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring, we can only enjoy today as much as possible.
It’s in our hands whether or not we have a happy life. All we have to do is right now, today, decide on making it a good day and letting tomorrow worry about tomoorow. Live life now and not someday in the future. Create happiness for yourself and others.
Just for today, live it to the fullest. Happiness is easy to find as long as we look for it today, right now. Tomorrow when we get up we can do it again. Happiness is something we can all have right now.
Many people live their lives for ’someday’. They put their dreams on hold, waiting or the right time, not realizing that someday may never come.
Anthon St. Maarten
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
If it matters to you you’ll find a way.
February 10th - it all matters
If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.
Everything we do in life matters, not just the big things but the small things as well. For when we do small things with love, they add up to the big things in life.
Compassion, understanding, small words of kindness, or a willingness to simply reach out to others in any way can make a huge difference in our lives.
You matter because you are here in this world. Everything that exists matters You are here for a reason, you matter.
What we do and say matters to someone and we can affect others for the good or the bad. We all get a choice in doing what we do. We can’t control what others do, but we can control what we do.
Everyone wants to feel like they matter. When we believe in others and encourage them to believe in themselves , we hand them the key to their own power. We help them stretch their thinking , envision success and open the doors of their future potential.
The words we speak to others are so important. They may infect people with energy and enthusiasm. However cynical words unleash energy sucking, negativity, doubt and fear.
At every moment of the day, we are either making the world a better place or making it worse. Our thoughts spread out and become contagious. We have the powerto help lift someone up or bring them dow. How we interact with those we meet may be what sets someone into a tailspin of despair or the spark that provides them with encouragement and hope for a better day.
Mattering is a choice. Give yourself that option every day. It doesn’t matter how you do it. It only matters that you do it. It could be and often will be the most powerful thing you do all day. Let others know you believe in them . Make sure to put mattering on your daily to do list.
You matter, you really do !
Your life is lake a coin. You can spend it anyway you want, but only once. Make sure you invest it and don’t waste it, for it is something that matters to you and matters for eternity.