Life, their lessons and what we choose to learn

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We came here because the earth is abundant and alive–a rich, rich field
of lessons for us to learn.  The lessons are not comfortable,
because if we weren’t challenged, it would mean that we didn’t need
to learn these lessons of the soul:  courage, patience, faith, learning to love,
embracing eternal life, and the most magical lesson of all:  It’s not what I do,
it’s knowing I am.  We are here to learn about love, to let others love us,
to discover that love is a living force–real, broad, encompassing.
I have also learned that universal love is there for me,
and will be there for me, if I’m open to it and believe in it.

by Melody Beattie.

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Giving Your Best or don’t give at all

Ask for help; it is ok

It is OK to ask for help

It’s the hand we clasp with an honest grasp

That gives a hearty thrill;

It’s the good we pour into others’ lives

That comes back our own to fill.

It’s the dregs we drain from another’s cup

That makes our own seem sweet;

And the hours we give to another’s need

That makes our life complete.

It’s the burdens we help another bear

That makes our own seem light.

It’s the anger seen for another’s feet

That shows us the path to right.

It’s the good we do each passing day ,

With a heart sincere and true ;

In giving the world your best

Its best will return to you.

-Anonymous.

Posted: 28 Jan 2011 10:39 AM PST on Positive Thoughts

TODAY IS A GIFT

You’ve been given today.  Will you use it or will you miss out
on today’s wonder because you’re too preoccupied with
holding on to things that are beyond your control?
Melody Beattie

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”If we knew the true power of belief and positive thinking, we would never have a negative thought.”  Susan Santucci

Count your blessings at the end of every day – don’t focus on the problems you’ve faced that day; rather, think of all the good things that happened and the happiness they gave you.

Think of others rather than yourself – when you do things, even the smallest favors, for other people who mean something to you, you feel good about yourself.

Be proactive rather than reactive – instead of fretting over a problem and letting it stress you out, focus on how to resolve quickly and effectively. When your mind is busy trying to find a solution, you stop feeling sorry for yourself and start thinking positively.

Don’t allow your mind to remain idle – it may be clichéd, but it’s also true that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. So stay busy and keep doing something or the other to prevent negative thoughts from creeping in.

Get an hour of exercise every day – even a brisk walk in the morning or evening will do your mental health a world of good.

Allow yourself some “me” time
– set aside some time every day or every few days for yourself when you get to choose what you want to do; read a book, listen to music, catch up with friends, or just laze around. When your soul is nourished, you find that positive energy flows.

Stop negative thoughts before they form completely – if you find yourself becoming depressed because your mind is taking a negative bent, stop those thoughts in their tracks and start consciously thinking of positive things.

Spend time with people who love you and make you feel good about yourself – quality relationships make life worth living.

Anytime you feel that the weight of your burden is hard to bear, talk to a friend or someone with a sympathetic ear – even if they cannot do anything to help you out, just the fact that you have someone on your side is uplifting enough.

And finally, look around you before you start to feel sorry for yourself – there are people in situations that are a hundred times worse than yours, yet they manage to get through each day.

Tell yourself that you have a good life, count your blessings, and learn to stay positive no matter what.

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”All that we do outwardly is but the expression and completion of our inward thought. To work effectively, we must think clearly; to act nobly, we must think nobly.”  ~ William Ellery Channing

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Let go, move forward

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People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”

To let go isn’t to forget, not to think about, or ignore.  It doesn’t leave feelings of anger, jealousy, or regret.  Letting go isn’t about winning or losing.  It’s not about pride and it’s not about how you appear, and it’s not obsessing or dwelling on the past.  Letting go isn’t blocking memories or thinking sad thoughts, and it doesn’t leave emptiness, hurt, or sadness.  It’s not about giving in or giving up.  Letting go isn’t about loss and it’s not about defeat.

To let go is to cherish the memories, but to overcome and move on.  It is having an open mind and confidence in the future.  Letting go is learning and experiencing and growing.  To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow. It’s about all that you have, all that you had, and all that you will soon gain.  Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep moving.  Letting go is growing up.  It is realizing that the heart can sometimes be the most potent remedy.  To let go is to open a door, and to clear a path and set yourself free.

”You don’t realize that if you stop looking backwards craving the love and acceptance which you didn’t receive from your parents, then you might open your eyes to what is available for you now.  But you won’t let go. If only you could see that looking back into an incomplete and imperfect past, with regret, blame, guilt or resentment is keeping you from the treasures that await you here now.  The past has gone.  You cannot rectify something that is no longer with you.”

Leonard Jacobson

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Forgive, release negativity

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Protect yourself; forgive urgently and speedily.

Why?

You will suffer far more than the individual that hurt you… CSea

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When I feel betrayed by someone, instead of sulking, clinging to my resentment and playing the role of victim, I am challenged to strengthen my soul through forgiveness.

By forgiving the person who hurt me, I strengthen my soul. . . . each time we are called upon to forgive, we nourish our souls and learn more about who we are and what we have to share in this world.

This is also an example of unconditional love.

John Gray

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The Power of Habit by Denis Waitley

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You may know me.
I’m your constant companion.

I’m your greatest helper; I’m your heaviest burden.

I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

I am at your command.
Half the tasks you do might as well be turned over to me.

I’m able to do them quickly, and I’m able to do them the same every time,
if that’s what you want.

I’m easily managed; all you’ve got to do is be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want it done; after a few lessons I’ll do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men and women; of course,
I’m the servant of all the failures as well.
I’ve made all the winners who have ever lived.
And, I’ve made all the losers too.

But I work with all the precision of a marvelous computer
with the intelligence of a human being.
You may run me for profit, or you may run me to ruin;
it makes no difference to me.

Take me. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Be firm with me, and I’ll put the world at your feet.
Who am I?

I’m Habit!

25 Things To Remember Each Day

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1. Your presence is a present to the world.

2. You’re unique; one of a kind.

3. Your life can be what you want it to be.

4. Take the days just one at a time.

5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.

6. You’ll make it through whatever comes along.

7. Within you are so many answers.

8. Understand, have courage, be strong.

9. Don’t put limits on yourself.

10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.

11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.

12. Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.

14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.

15. Don’t take things too seriously.

16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

17. Remember that a little love goes a long way.

18. Remember that a lot goes forever.

19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.

20. Life’s treasures are people — together.

21. Realize that nothing is ever too late.

22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

23. Have health and hope and happiness.

24. Take the time to wish upon a star.

25. Be always grateful and Believe.

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