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Give and Gift

GIVE and GIFT are in the word forgiveness. When I decide to forgive someone who has wronged me, that is a GIFT that I GIVE to that person. And when I have decided to move on without the person with no bitterness at all – though I may remember the offence and the betrayal of trust as a lesson learned; and now with no need to have anything to do with him or her, then that is a gift I am giving to myself.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. I am sure you are grateful to a lot of people who have helped you. So now go and unwrap the gift and let them know. It’s a perfect time to do that this Christmas season.

And here’s how to bring our actions to the next level according to William Arthur Ward… Do more than care: HELP. Do more than believe: PRACTICE. Do more than belong: PARTICIPATE. Do more than be fair: BE KIND. Do more than forgive: FORGET. Do more than dream: WORK.

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Two Commitments

Two commitments we need to make and this should be done on a daily basis. Do this 24/7 and you have a weekly victory. Do this 52 weeks and you will see substantial progress yearly. Do this a few years and you will see dramatic improvement in your lifetime. And these commitments are:

1. To stay faithful in all of our relationships. (God, family, friends, business dealings)

2. To improve self. (Continuous learning. Willing to be corrected.)

Complete the sentence: “Promises are made to be… ?” I hope you did not say broken. Promises when made should be fulfilled. Commitments should be delivered even when it translates to our own loss. Word said should be as good as gold. This is how one gains credibility and trustworthiness. Many do not know that this is the principle behind sustainable success whether in business or career. But those who do they experience true success.

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Needs and Wants

There is a difference between NEEDS and WANTS. My kids WANT me, and not just to provide for their NEEDS. You may have someone who NEEDS you and really WANTS you not only for what you can provide but because you are wanted for who and what you are. These kinds of WANTS are not bad.

There have been times when I had to walk away or even forced from what I WANTED only to end in a place where I get what I NEEDED. Things always turn out best for those who will make the best of the way things turn out.

As the good book would say, “and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

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Love Matters

Love matters. Love conquers all. It has been said that people who love deeply may die of old age. Better to lose your pride for the one you love than to lose your love because of the pride you have.

To fail means you’ve TRIED. To hurt means you’ve LOVED. To survive means you’ve LEARNED. And no matter what the situation is, GOD IS WITH US. NO REASON to QUIT. And no reason to doubt God’s love.

Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any selfish expectation. This is key to happiness and fulfillment.

And make time for people who make you feel extra special.

Family, Love, Relationships

Life Begins Every Morning

Whether you are 20, 40, 60 or 80 years old… whether you have succeeded, failed or just muddled along… life begins every morning.

The greatest fact in life is that it is never too late to start again. Keep this thought burning brightly in your mind. Life begins every morning. And His mercies are new every morning.

And if once again you encounter a negative experience. Stop complaining and start thinking. Maybe now is the time to examine what you tolerate. Is it happening because you allow it to? Wishing things or someone would change is not a good strategy.

Family, Love, Personality Development, Relationships, Team Building

Be An Encourager

Be a person of encouragement. Better to be a good-finder instead of being a constant fault-finder. Give compliments and show appreciation.

Mark Twain says: “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” No matter who the person is, everyone needs a good dosage of encouragement. So find people to encourage today and watch the magic happens, you get encouraged yourself.

The gifts of caring, attention, affection and appreciation are some of the most precious gifts we can give. The truth is that it is not easy having and maintaining a kind heart in a cruel, indifferent world. But just the same, we serve! We encourage and we inspire! And then we experience the joy. I think that’s how it works. 😊

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Most Valuable Things

The things that are truly valuable can hardly be encountered by the physical senses, purchased with money, or placed on a shelf. When we take a look at what we value most in life, we generally find family, good friends, health, peace, contentment, laughter, helping others, and foremost is communion with the Lord. We need to know and value that which are truly valuable.

The greatest joy is GIVING. The most satisfying work is HELPING OTHERS. The greatest problem to overcome is FEAR. The worst thing to be without is HOPE. The most effective sleeping pill is PEACE OF MIND. The most powerful force in life is LOVE. The most important in life is GOD. Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.