Sunday, December 12, 2010

Inner Peace

I'm passing this on because it has definitely worked for me.
By following the simple advice I read in an article, I have finally found inner peace. It reads: "the way to achieve inner peace is to finish the things you've started." I looked around to see all the things I started and hadn't finished. So, today I have finished one bottle of white wine, a bottle of red wine, a bottle of Bailey's, my Prozac, a large box of chocolates and a quart of beer.

You have no idea how good I feel. You may pass this on to those you feel are in need of Inner Peace.

Have a marvelous day.

No Cost Giving

Want to share 8 gifts that don't cost a cent to give:

1. The gift of LISTENING but make sure you are really listening, not planning your response.
2. The gift of AFFECTION. Be generous with  appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back. These small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.
3. The gift of LAUGHTER. Clip cartoons, Share articles and funny stories. This says "I love to laugh with you."
4. The gift of a WRITTEN NOTE. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime and it may even change an life.
5. The gift of a COMPLIMENT. A sincere, "you look great" or "that was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.
6. The gift of a FAVOR. Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.
7. The gift of SOLITUDE. Be sensitive to the times when you want to be left alone and recognize and give that same gift to others.
8. The gift of a CHEERFUL DISPOSITION. Easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone. Maybe a HELLO or THANK YOU.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wellness Revolution

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Energy Flows Where Your Attention Goes

Ever notice how things get worse the more negatively you speak about them? When you complain about something or someone, the situation seems to get worse. The boss that is treating you unfairly seems to continue to do so the more you talk about it. (You keep getting passed over for the promotion.) The bills get worse or the creditors seem to be more aggressive and less sympathetic the more you talk about them. The children are acting out in school. And the list goes on. You talk about how bad the situation is and sure enough, it gets worse. So you talk some more. And guess what, it gets worse than before.

Now let's reverse that. When you stay positive, things around you seem to be more positive too. When you smile art someone you are passing in the street, they smile back. You compliment someone today and tomorrow someone compliments you. The power of words.

It all depends on what you say. It sets the mood. Why? Because words have power. For those of you who believe in a Power greater than yourself, you  know that the Bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. God SPOKE everything into existence! What does this mean? If He spoke things into existence, and we are made in His image, we have the same power. So if you say "it's hard to find a job", "money is tight", "I'm broke", etc., then you are absolutely right.

I choose to say "I'm blessed." I choose to say "I joyfully anticipate success in all areas of my life." When greeted with, "how are you?", my answer is always, "FABULOUS!" And why not? I'm alive, feeling good, enjoying my life, working my business, visiting friends and family, in good health so what's not fabulous. My attention flows to the positive and that's what grows in my life.

Think about what you say before you say it. Go back over a day's conversations and determine if your words were negative or positive and then determine the tone of that day. Do you see a pattern?

Remember, where your attention goes, energy flows. What you focus on expands whether positive or negative. You choose which side you want to be on.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What is really going on here?

Woman throws acid in her own face and blames it on an imaginary Black woman. That's what the news story is now saying. Why would someone go to such dishonest and painful extremes to get money?

The other question is, why is blaming such a terrible act on a Black person so acceptable in this country? What does this say about our society? Clearly this woman has issues but it is compounded by the fact that horrific acts are being blamed on Blacks when no Blacks were involved. Cases in point: a Boston man kills his wife and tells police that it was a group of Black men. Police department rounds up as many Black men as they can before they determine that the husband was lying and actually killed his wife. And then there is the woman who killed her kids by driving the car into a lake with the children strapped in the back seat but says the vehicle was carjacked by an anonymous Black man. Then we find out again, that she lied.

Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like life in slavery and post-slavery when Blacks were accused of looking at white women  or some other crime and were subsequently hanged. And of course, no apology was made following the "mistake" but then the supposed "real" culprit was found and also hanged.

And the ruling class accepts this as status quo. Something is seriously wrong with our society when this is the acceptable norm. Yet, we invade other countries and otherwise get into their business and talk about human rights. Not saying that bad things are not happening in other countries but we need to clean up our own dirt before we can help anyone else clean up theirs. And as much dirt as we have to clean up, it should keep us busy enough to mind our own business.