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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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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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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
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"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" wrote Thoreau. "I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and not as a hundred or a thousand." The art of simplicity is simply to simplify. . . Simplicity avoids the superficial, penetrates the complex, goes to the heart of the problem and pinpoints key factors. Simplicity does not beat around the bush. It does not take winding detours. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Legend tells us that behind Lincoln's life there were three dynamic words of inspiration. Those three words were spoken to the young Lincoln as his mother was dying. Calling the boy to her, and tenderly stroking his face with her fingers, Lincoln's mother said: "Be somebody, Abel" The inspiration of those words lifted Lincoln from a log cabin to the White House. They inspired him... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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I know sometimes you feel like giving up. Every new day there’s seems to be no change in your life. All the troubles of your heart and worries keep on worsening! You wonder why everything is happening to you. You keep on asking yourself why you’re not lucky like other people. You keep on praying to God but so far He hasn’t answered your prayers.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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One of the most important decisions you'll ever make is choosing the kind of universe you exist in: is it helpful and supportive or hostile and unsupportive? Your answer to this question will make all the difference in terms of how you live your life and what kind of Divine assistance you attract. Remember that you get what you think about, whether you want it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away. I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Someone asked me the other day if I had my life to live over would I change anything. My answer was no, but then I thought about it and changed my mind. If I had my life to live over again I would have waxed less and listened more. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy and complaining about the shadow over my feet,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Be yourself and only yourself. Be careful what you allow into your body and into your space. Even the food you put into your body is crucial to your well-being and to your sense of Self. Take care of yourself. Do not allow anything outside of you to contaminate you. Whatever you read affects you. The television programs you watch, the movies you see and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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Love in this era is different from what it was in the past. Today, we learn that everything in our outer world is a mirror of what goes on in our minds. If we want to find love and acceptance, then that’s what we must first give to ourselves. Most of us have long lists of reasons why we believe that we’re not lovable. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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I have learned from experience that happiness is an acquired skill. There is always something to complain about, even in the best of times. Happiness is not an objective reality so much as a subjective decision. Chronic complainers miss the boat. Many people are addicted to suffering and have a mental habit of pointing out the worst in people or situations. Not only are they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Positive Thoughts
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“I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Positive Thoughts