Life is an echo...
If you ask "what more could go wrong", you'll be shown!
If you ask "how much better could life get", you'll be shown.
If you say "nothing ever works out for me", you're right.
When you say "I'm a total failure at everything", you will be!!!!
If you say "I swear it seems like everything falls into my lap", it will!
When you tell people that "you are blessed beyond measure", you will continue to be.
When you feel like it's all pointless, it will be! When you say "I can't stop smiling at how amazing things keep getting", they'll just keep getting better.
Listen to me now if you ever have before:
Life is an echo. What you say, how you feel, you get back. There is NO exception to this rule!!!!!!!!!
"thoughts become things"!!!
On good days and bad days, on weekends and week days, morning, noon and night....
All of your thoughts are creating the life you are living and will continue to live!!!!
Stop being a victim. YOU are in control, not always of what happens but ALWAYS of how you respond!
Stop being a victim, this is your life! If it sucks, you've chosen this path! Suck it up and change it now!!!
Life is an echo. What are you putting out there?????
Somewhere in the world...
Somewhere in the world someone has just lost their child, their home, their spouse...someone is on their knees crying out in pain; all around the world millions of people are getting abused by their parents, spouses...kids are starving, parents forced on the street. No money for a bus, much less gas in a car. Someone is feeling so desperate that by the time I'm done writing this post, hundreds have attempted suicide.
So before you start bitching about your day...consider the reality for hundreds of people all over this world.
Life is ALL ABOUT perspective. It is YOURS to choose.
CHOOSE to have an amazing, joyful and grateful day today! Just lay there for a minute and think about all of the things you have to be grateful for and say "THANK YOU" out loud! Soak it all in, feel the gratitude.
Because I'll bet the crap that comes at all of us this week isn't even close to the hell that's happening all over this world! It's all about perspective baby! That's ALL it is!
Making a mistake isn't the issue...
The biggest issue about the mistakes we make in life is NOT that we made them; it's that we dwell on them, we refuse to forgive ourselves for them, we take too long to move on from them. We make mistakes and then we spend hours, days, weeks, sometimes even years refusing to move past them. We lose valuable time in life fixated on what we did wrong...
You made a mistake. It's okay, you're human! You're supposed to, it's how we grow. So just make sure you "grow" through every mistake and don't just "go" through them.
And let's be honest, no matter how detrimental, how difficult the lesson or how hard the journey, if you're growing...than it wasn't "really" a mistake afterall now was it?
There will come a day...
When you look back and realize how far you've come. There will come a day when you feel like it was all worth it. There will come a day when you are overwhelmed with pride in yourself as you remember how difficult each forward step was. There will come a day when you scream "THANK YOU", out loud, for getting up, despite everyone around you trying to constantly keep you down. There will come a day when you can't stop smiling because you made it out of that storm, all by yourself, in the dark, without any compass to guide you. There will come a day when you realize how insanely powerful you really are.
Despite the hardships you're facing today. Despite the knock downs and the drag outs, the let downs and the failures...there will come a day when all of your personal determination, strength and hard work will ALL be worth it.
Every day that's rough, stay focused on THIS day!
Sexy tip for the day:
It's not about how you look, it's about how you act.
Get people to notice you with your BEAUTY, keep them interested with your CHARM, and make sure they never forget you with your CHARACTER.
Beautiful people that are also kind, loving, considerate, and compassionate leave lasting impressions...
And...well, since we have already established that a strange majority of you are crazy good looking...thought this was applicable.
Happy Hump Day.
TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO TREAT YOU:
I used to have a friend that used me for anything and everything she could. She wasn't a loyal friend, I noticed she talked incessantly about everyone, and I heard that when I wasn't around I was the victim of her next judgmental rant. She used men and women equally.
I stopped being her friend for about a year and then when we recently reconnected, it was back on "her terms only". Everything was about what she wanted or needed.
So I sent her this message:
I know you're confused by my sudden need for respect and demand for kindness and loyalty. It is my responsibility to teach you how to treat me and to explain to you that the woman you once knew no longer exists. She's long gone. And if you want to be friends with me than honesty, loyalty and communication are key. I don't "do" passive aggressive. I don't "do" negative. I don't "do" gossip. And I certainly don't put up with people using me. Friendships are more than "the need" for them. I don't give away my time and friendship lightly these days...so when and if I do, I expect back precisely what I am giving, loyalty and honesty being key! These are no longer your terms and your rules. This is my life that I own and am responsible for. Soooo welcome to it, or there's the door. Choice is yours!
She responded by simply "unfriending me" on Facebook. She unfriended me because she only has people in her life that (a) she can control or (b) can do something for her. Neither description fits me
And I truly say THANK YOU! I had a little victorious moment of "YAY ME". Sometimes we SEE PEOPLE FOR WHO WE WANT THEM TO BE, NOT FOR WHO THEY TRULY ARE, no matter how much they show us over and over otherwise!
Bottom line, if anyone CAN walk out of your life...it simply means they SHOULD walk out of your life. Never EVER fight it! Thank you thank you thank you!
Life Lesson #20382402382
Be careful where you put your energy:
You know one of the most important things you can learn to do in life is recognize ignorance. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge or information. Unfortunately, this never stops people from having passionate opinions in life.
Listen to me. I just taught this lesson to Logan (our 11 year old) last night. Having the ability to recognize ignorance quickly saves you from lots of needlessness...arguing with someone that's ignorant is tantamount to arguing with a newborn baby that some how just happens to know how to talk. There's a lot of needy passion there but no real substance within their thoughts.
Ignorance is draining. Don't just pick and choose your battles in life carefully, just think about this....it's equally important that you pick and choose the people you are battling as well.
Don't get sucked in. Just move on...
BE YOURSELF-WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER 'them"
I swear I adore people with character. I love it when someone is just a "little different".
I instantly fall in love with people that are easy going and chillaxed about life! I just love the shiznit out of people that have finally come to the conclusion that "this is me, love it or leave it"! I love it!
Truly, there's ONLY one YOU In this world...so BE you!! Cookie cutter people trying to fit in are ALL only lost, trying to find themselves in other people.
You can't find yourself in someone else, ever!
Besides, you weren't created so you could be someone else. You aren't here so you can "be like them".
Be you. It's a far sexier way to live life! Be sexy you sexy beast!
CHANGE YOUR SURROUNDINGS
You cannot change the people around you. But you can change the people that you choose to be around! Just think about it.
HAPPY FRIDAY love muffins!
THE LABELS YOU GIVE YOURSELF
There's nothing more important than the labels you give yourself.
Just think about this for a minute. What have you told yourself about you? What labels have you placed on yourself?
You're not good enough? You're not attractive enough? You're not talented or smart enough? You're depressed? You're upset? You're in a bad mood? You're having a bad day, week...life? You're never lucky? Nothing ever goes your way? No one cares about you? You're not worthy?
These are all examples of labels we have placed and agreements we have made with ourselves.
There's one thing I can promise you for sure in this life and that is whatever you believe about yourself is what will make or break your destiny, your future depends on what you are saying about you now!!
Liberating yourself from these labels is step one to the most fulfilling life you can live.
At all costs, whatever you must do, do it now! Get rid of these negative labels you have spoken over your life!
It's the single most important thing you can do to change your life life right now!
Let them all go...God has plans for our life that cannot begin until you take the first step.
You are NOT depressed! You do NOT have a learning disability. You are not less than or unworthy! You're so much more than what you've been telling yourself!
Leap of faith here people! You. Are. An Amazing. Incredible. Beautiful. Work of art!
GOD HAS A BIGGER PLAN
Discovering someone that you considered to be a loyal friend isn't actually a loyal friend at all is incredibly disheartening and sad.
However realizing that God is removing bad, negative people from your life is awesome and amazing and feels wonderful, in perspective!
Thank you!! I love how it all works together for good...
MY DAILY AFFIRMATIONS
When I was depressed a few years ago, I used to wake up and read daily affirmations from anyone and everything that sounded good.