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Positive Thoughts
Every Moment is a New Beginning.
Let the light living in you guide your journey.
Interests: see the positive side of things, enjoy finding new avenues of inner growth, very compassionate and attentive (aware of) the needs of others.
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Dear Trisha, I've got something to say to you, and I hope you will listen with an open heart. Don't be so worried about what everybody else thinks of you, and don't think your happiness depends on someone else. I want you to just trust yourself. Trust that if you take care of yourself on the inside, follow your instincts, and let yourself evolve naturally,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Positive Thoughts
To love others you must love yourself. You can only give to others what you have yourself. This is especially true of love. You cannot give what you have not learned and experienced. Since love is not a thing, it is not lost when given. You can offer your love completely to hundreds of people and still retain the same love you had originally. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
You've heard it many times, so often in fact that it has become a cliché: Live in the present. The now is all there is. Forget about the past; it's over. Don't worry about the future; there is only today. While these are familiar refrains, the truth is that living in the now is an elusive activity for virtually everyone. It may be easy to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten percent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
We use the word "love" but we have no more understanding of love than we do of anger or fear or jealousy or even joy, because we have seldom investigated what that state of mind is. What are the feelings we so quickly label as love? For many what is called love is not lovely at all but is a tangle of needs and desires,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Much has been said about "living in the moment." Virtually every spiritual teacher throughout history has suggested this solution. In fact, this may be one of the oldest and wisest pieces of advice for living a happier life. Yet, despite all the emphasis on this advice, very few people seem able to implement this critical principle in their daily lives. I believe this seemingly simple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
We need to take time to work because it is the price of success. We need to take time to think because it is the source of power and the key to making good decisions. We need to take time to play because it is the secret of youth, and a life of all work does make a person dull. We need to take time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Do you ever feel that life is just one long routine day after another? You wake up, take a shower, brush your teeth, get dressed, head off to work, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, if one more day of the "same ol' stuff" makes you feel cranky, it might be time for a spontaneity break. Now I know that the idea of scheduling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
How do you feel right now? Do you feel good? Do you feel bad? What are your current emotions? What is your gut feeling? Would you like to feel better? Then reach for a better feeling or thought. If you feel bad in any way—sad, grumpy, bitter, resentful, angry, fearful, guilty, depressed, jealous, critical, and so on—then you’ve temporarily lost your connection to the flow... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
At any time, you can decide to change the road you're on in life, take a new direction, follow a new trail. You are the only one who really knows what you want from life and if you're on the right road for you. You are the only one who can fulfill your dreams and receive the joys and happiness that come from reaching those... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Stop All Criticism. Criticism never changes a thing. Refuse to criticize yourself. Accept yourself exactly as you are. Everybody changes. When you criticize yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive. Forgive Yourself. Let the past go. You did the best you could at the time with the understanding, awareness, and knowledge that you had. Now you are growing... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
When she was 80 years old, my Aunt Lizzie walked to the mirror and said, with tears in her eyes, "Oh! Look at me, I’m so old, so ugly!" How lucky she was, as she could still walk to the mirror, and see herself! PUT JOY IN YOUR LIFE! No matter how old you are, you can enjoy your world, you can learn to control... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note. I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. I've learned that no matter what happens, or... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Your Mother is always with you. She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street, she’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well, she’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day. She is the sound of the rain that... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
There is no use looking back at yesterday. I am no longer the person I was back then. Every morning when the sun rises, I am a changed person. Changed by the experiences I’ve had, the lessons I have learned, and the love I have received. It’s time to move forward and embrace the life that I’ve been given, be grateful for the many blessings... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. John Ruskin The world doesn’t pay you for what you know; it pays you for what you do. There’s an enduring axiom... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
I've learned- That you cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back. I've learned- That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. That it's not what you have in your life but... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
I’ve learned…. everything in life is temporary. Every time it rains, it stops raining. Every time you get hurt, you heal. After darkness there is always light – you are reminded of this every morning, but still you often forget, and instead choose to believe that the night will last forever. It won’t. Nothing lasts forever. So if things are good right now, enjoy it.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. "Who still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
1. Focus on your potential instead of your limitations. 2. Determine to know the truth about yourself. 3. Distinguish between who you are and what you do. 4. Find something you like to do and do well, then do it over and over. 5. Replace self-criticism with regular, positive self-talk. 6. Replace fear of failure with clear pictures of yourself functioning successfully and happily. 7.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
While some kinds of suffering are inevitable, other kinds are self-created. We explored, for instance, how the refusal to accept suffering as a natural part of life can lead to viewing oneself as a perpetual victim and blaming others for our problems--a surefire recipe for a miserable life. But we also add to our own suffering in other ways. All too often we perpetuate our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
Don’t be so hard on yourself for not having it together all the time, for not knowing all the answers. You don’t always have to be sure of who you are, otherwise there’ be nothing left to discover. You don’t have to know where you’re headed or have a clear vision of the bigger picture. Sometimes taking one tiny step at a time is more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
“I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown women who wear masks and secretly rejoice at misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for men who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends and family who cannot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Positive Thoughts