Monday, July 2, 2007

Food for thought

“People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do...”

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a reason, you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die, Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.

LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway), and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life.....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Eight Gifts that don't cost a cent!

  1. The Gift of Listening. Really listen. No interrupting. Just listen!
  2. The Gift of Affection. Be generous with appropriate hugs, pats on the back, and hand-holding. Let these small actions demonstrate your love.
  3. The Gift of Good Cheer. The easiest way to feel good is to make others feel good.
  4. The Gift of a Written Note. It can be a simple "I love you" or "Thanks for the help." A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.
  5. The Gift of a Compliment. A simple and sincere, "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
  6. The Gift of Solitude. There are times when we want simply to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times, and give the gift of solitude to others.
  7. The Gift of a Favor. Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
  8. And...the Gift of Laughter. This gift says, "I love to laugh with you." Share funny stories and great stuff ... Smile, laugh & be happy!!! :D

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Do what needs to be done...

Go ahead and say whatever it is that needs to be said.

Listen to the things that you know you need to hear.

Learn what you need to learn. Explain what you need to explain.

Take that thing that’s been hanging over your head and deal with it.

Instead of creating elaborate ways of avoiding these things, or complex excuses to escape from them, just get them done.

Rather than letting things go and continue to drag you down, get them done and assume the power they have over your state of mind.

The avoidance of things we perceive as “hard” is just as difficult as the effort itself, yet avoiding it yields nothing positive and gives you none of the energizing sense of accomplishment gained when crossing something big off your list.

Success is never easy, but it’s also pretty simple. The path to “done” is not hidden. It’s right in front of you. You can readily see what has to be done. Stop moping. Quit worrying. Don’t gripe. You know what you need to do. Now go do it...