As we live our lives…
Our planning is important.
Our preparation is important.
Our execution is important.
Our review and adjustment is important.
Each step takes awareness and careful consideration.
If we do them with focus toward our purpose, our efforts will be rewarded.
If our personal value is intrinsic, our group/community value is also.
Do not underestimate your personal worth, you are needed by your people.
Everyone you meet is your people.
Everyone you interact with is your community.
We go out to fight for who we think we are only to come home to find out who we actually are.
We can learn something from every single person we meet. Not because they are smarter, or even because they know something we don’t… but because of perspective, experience, and personality. Since each of us is different, if we are truly curious, we can learn to see things through the eyes of another, and that is how we expand our thinking, that is how we learn.
If you can find ways to help others, you will always be wanted. If you can find ways to serve others, you will always be needed. If you can find ways to show compassion, you will always be welcome.
You cannot change everything you deal with. But you cannot change anything you don’t deal with.
Accept what cannot be changed, change what can, and work hard toward your purpose.
You can tell a lie without lying.
If you believe it to be true, you are not lying – even if what you say is a non-truth. Pay attention to your facts as lies are always wrong whether we are lying or not.
The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Habits reveal character and dictate what we actually accomplish. We always fall to the level of our habits. Thankfulness is the ultimate virtue and gratitude is choice that becomes a habit.
As we choose gratitude every aspect of our live improves, as this habit will improve all the others.
It is always our own fault.
If we take something personally, it is our fault we feel the way we do.
If we lie, it is our fault others don’t trust us.
If we are lazy, it is our fault you are not achieving what we could.
If we judge others, it is our fault we don’t have friends.
If we love others, it is our fault we will feel more love.
If we are kind to others, it is our fault we will feel more peace.
If we work hard, it is our fault we will find satisfaction.
If we ignore the opinions of others, it is our fault we fulfill our own potential.
Easy to say, hard to do… still our own fault.
You are worthy.
You experiences are valid
Your emotions are real.
Your feelings are important.
None of the above though means your interpretations of events, other’s words, other’s actions, other’s intentions are right or even directionally accurate.
Interpretation is everything. It can be very right or very very wrong. Interpretation is a choice, it determines wether or not you think you are a victim, it determines wether or not you see others as evil, or bad, or out to get you, it determines your version of reality, it determines your overall ability to connect with others and your ability to stay faithful to the truth you have always known.