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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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Some of the oldest and most delightful written words in the English language are the collective nouns dating from medieval times used to describe groups of birds and beasts. Many of these go back five hundred years or more, and lists of them appeared as early as 1440 in some of the first books printed in English. These words frequently offer an insight into the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Positive Thoughts
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Take nothing for granted: watch water flow, the corn grow, the leaves blow, your neighbors mow. Set your own pace. When someone is pushing you, it is okay to tell them they're pushing. Remember a happy, peaceful time in your past. Rest there. Each moment has a richness that takes a lifetime to savor. Taste your food. God gave it to delight as well as... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Positive Thoughts
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GOODBYE IS A GIFT: When certain people or certain experiences walk away from you, there is no need to grasp onto them or pray to keep them present in your life. If they walk away, take it as a direct signal that these people, circumstances and events are not part of the plan for the next level of your life. It's a hint that your... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Positive Thoughts
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I woke up this morning with these three words on my mind. It's very rare that something like that happens to me, but it did today. And with those three words were many other ideas about the concept, mostly centered on the idea that every positive contact that someone has with someone else helps that person to grow in positive ways, and that our characters... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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To move forward in life you must first accept the reality of what it is. To wish that things were different, or to pretend that they are, gets you nowhere. Today you have all the possibilities in front of you to move in the direction of your dreams. Radical Acceptance says that life works better when you accept people for who they are, without judgment.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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The truth is that the Universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are aware. Be aware of everything around you, because you are receiving the answers to your questions in every moment of the day. The channels those answers can come through are unlimited. They could be delivered in the form of a newspaper headline... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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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 Jul 14, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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Everything you know is based on what has already happened in your life. And yet, your only influence right now is over things that have not yet happened. The things that have already happened have gotten you to where you are right now. What you need to be concerned with, however, is where to go from here. Because you're so intimately familiar with your own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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Letting Go of Drama You are here to enjoy life. You are not here to suffer over your drama or your personal importance. It’s not you; it doesn’t belong to your presence. You are here to be a dreamer, to be an artist, to be a seer. But you cannot be a seer when you only have eyes to see your own story, your own... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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Think of the benefits of knowing how, when, and whom to ask for everything you want: fewer disappointments in relationships, more effective team efforts at work, cleaner negotiations at the bargaining table, the money you need to start a business, fewer fights with your parents and children, the extra instruction and support you need, less suffering in the silent despair of loneliness, and the causes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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" Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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It does not have to be January 1st to give yourself a chance to make the most out of your day – and your life. Every day is a new day to learn, grow, develop your strengths, heal yourself from past regrets or hurts, and move forward older and wiser. Every day gives you a chance to reinvent yourself, to fine-tune who you are, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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In his book You'll See It When You Believe It, Dr. Wayne Dyer offers some interesting and helpful suggestions for personal transformation. A synopsis of these suggestions is shared here for your reflection. * Practice thinking about yourself and others in formless ways. Take a few moments each day to evaluate yourself. . . in terms of pure thought and feeling. Watch yourself acting and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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Don’t take their toxic behavior personally. It’s them, not you. KNOW this. Toxic people will likely try to imply that somehow you’ve done something wrong. And because the “feeling guilty” button is quite large on many of us, even the implication that we might have done something wrong can hurt our confidence and unsettle our resolve. Don’t let this happen to you. Remember, there is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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What we hold in our hearts for others is the way we'll act toward them. A hard heart makes for hard judgments; a compassionate heart understands the humanity of the one we presume to judge. Compassion for the other comes out of our ability to accept ourselves. Until we realize both our own weaknesses and our own privileges, we can never tolerate lack of status... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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It's true in painting and it's true in life: How things look depends on the way you see them. And both a well-received painting and a fulfilling life depend upon keeping a true perspective. I worked recently on a painting that challenged and inspired me. It is a view of the Golden Gate bridge, depicted from across the bay. In the foreground, gentle waves curl.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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“Don't worry about how everything is going to turn out. Live one day at a time; better yet, make the most of this moment. It’s good to have a big – picture outlook, to set goals, to establish budgets and make plans, but if you’re always living in the future, you’re never really enjoying the present in the way God wants you to.” ― Joel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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Learn to make the most of life: Lose no happy day - time can never bring back what was swept away; Leave no tender word unsaid; stay happy while life lasts; Live your life the way you drink your coffee - sipping it slowly, enjoying the flavor and the aroma, drinking it to the last drop. Take life easy and be happy. Let no one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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A Reason When someone approaches your life for a REASON, it’s usually to meet a need that’s been expressed. Whether it’s to assist throughout a difficulty, to give guidance and support, offer deep conversations or just to aid you physically, emotionally and spiritually; they seem God-send and they are. They’re there for the reason you need them to be and with no wrongdoing on your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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"Not one day in anyone's life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a Queen, a shoeshine boy or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down's Syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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As a Burmese teacher once told author Andrew Harvey, "Out of compassion for myself, let me let go of all these feelings of anger and resentment toward others." As we focus on the adversary, all manner of divergent feelings may arise about what happened, about who said what to whom, and what someone did or did not do. To get to loving kindness, we have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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The ocean has many moods. Sometimes the colors of the sunrise are painted on the ocean surface as on a huge smooth canvas. At other times whitecapped waves thunder against the shore. The surface of the ocean changes constantly. Now it is smooth and quiet. Again it becomes violent and tempestuous. But in its depths, down under the storms that whip the surface into a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who holds you when you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Positive Thoughts
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When We Share The impossible becomes possible. When we share laughter, There's twice the fun; When we share success, We've surpassed what we've done. When we share problems, There's half the pain; When we share tears, A rainbow follows rain. When we share dreams, They become more real; When we share secrets, It's our hearts we reveal. If we share a smile, That's when our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Positive Thoughts