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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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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 4 days ago at Positive Thoughts
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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 5 days ago at Positive Thoughts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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To "let go" does not mean to stop caring. It means I can't do it for someone else. To "let go" is not to cut myself off. It's the realization that I can't control another. To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands. To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another. It's to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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This letter is to you. The you that’s had a rough week. The you that seems to be under constant storm clouds. The you that feels invisible. The you that doesn’t know how much longer you can hold on. The you that has lost faith. The you that always blames yourself for everything that goes wrong. To you. You are incredible. . You make this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Patience is learning how to wait when you really don't want to. It's discovering things you like to do while you're waiting, and becoming so happy with. . . what you're doing that you forget you're waiting. Patience is taking time every day to dream your dreams and develop the confidence in yourself to change your dreams into reality. Patience is being good to yourself... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Hold on to your dreams and never let them go. Show the rest of the world how wonderful you are ! Give circumstances a chance , and give others the benefit of the doubt. Wish on a star that shines in your sky. Take on your problems one by one and work things out. Rely on all the strength you have inside. Let loose of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better. I'd really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would. I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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It's fine to work toward future goals, but don't forget that today will never come again. You have only twenty-four hours to enjoy it. Some people put life on hold while striving for their dreams. At first their theme song is, "After I attain ______, then I'll be happy." Then, later, after the success of attaining pales, the regrets are felt. "Why didn't I take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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This question is frequently asked of people after they've reached a certain age. One unknown father came up with some answers I believe have a lot of merit: 1. "I would love my wife more in front of my children." That is, he would speak more words of affection, hold her hand more, put his arm around her more, and hug her more. 2. "I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Processionary caterpillars travel in long, undulating lines, one creature behind the other. Jean Henri Fabre, the French entomologist, once led a group of these caterpillars onto the rim of a large flowerpot, so that the leader of the procession found itself nose to tail with the last caterpillar in the procession, forming a circle without end or beginning. Through sheer force of habit and, of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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1. Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play and you will finally be able to move forward toward the life that God intended for you. . . with grace, strength, courage and confidence. 2. Today, and every day, deliver more than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Here's the great challenge of life--You can have more than you've got because you can become more than you are. I have found that income seldom will exceed your own personal development. Once in a while income takes a lucky jump, but unless you grow out to where it is, it will go back to where you are. Somebody once said if you took all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Positive Thoughts