If you want a challenge, just try to get through an entire day without uttering one word of complaint.
Develop an attitude of thanksgiving in every situation. joyce myer
It’s that time of year! Where to find the perfect prom dress or tux? Where to get my weave done? Where to find those perfect shoes? Should I wear french nails, coffin, lace and peals, nude/neutral? What am I to do? All of these questions and where are the answers? Let a professional lead the way.
If you have a great fashion sense or think you do, please consult a professional coordinator to help with color scheme and design. Not your cousin who took a class, once. So that when you look back you can say, ‘That was the fashion then’ and not ‘Oh, no! What was I thinking’? ‘Why did I let . . . do my wedding, prom, etc.’
Love and Marriage ~ I have found the one whom my soul loves. Song of Solomon
As in nature, each Spring, we too have newness of life. We want to clear out the old and began anew. Anyway, it feels like a new beginning.
How are we to harness that power of growth and development in our lives? We must be willing to give up the life, we think, is best for us and give-in to the life that is waiting for us. We must choose to use the power (THE SPIRIT) within us to achieve that end, LIFE. Then possibly live LIFE as it was meant to be, in . . .
L – Love
I – Intimacy
F – Freedom
E – Empowerment
Furnish Gentleness — Gentleness is like heat in a cold world. Those around you bear the wounds of Rivalry, Jealousy and Inferiority. Pour the Oil of Gentleness and you will become their greatest memory of the day. Gentleness diffuses anger. Gentleness is the harbor every human wants to enter. Gentleness is the perfect environment for greatness to grow.
Do you ever get angry or mad with yourself if you break a promise to yourself? How many promises have you broken this year to yourself? If you could, would you talk to yourself about those broken promises? Are you worth the asking and seeking? Would you be speaking to yourself or myself? Whatever!
The POINT: Stop lying to yourself!
I’ve decided to be more proactive this year and less reactive. Especially, how I treat myself and how I allow others to treat me. I will no longer allow or aid food; or people to use and/or abuse me. I suppose that most of us are reactive? Just what does Reactive and Proactive mean?
Reactive people often react to their physical environment or people’s actions. They find external sources to blame for their behavior or lack of action.
Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life if it’s in your power to do so. Proactive people recognize that they are “response-able.” That means making plans and following through.
Being proactive is about “handling your business” as some would say. To me, that means that what’s in my power to do, I do on a regular basis. Is the change you want in your power to do? Or, is it under someone else’s control?
I’m taking my power back from the ‘wanna be’s’ in my life! “I wanna be slimmer.” “I wanna be more fit.” “I wanna be a better . . .?” “I wanna, I wanna, I wanna.” I can stay where I am and cry, complain and continue in my anger about circumstances. Or I can quite crying about it and just do something! Three months from now, we could be in a whole new life-style if we so chose or still be crying about the same old things, three months from now. Not me! I’ve already started. I am on my ‘To Do List.’ What about you?
A mind-style shift brings about new respect and appreciation for your body and mind and circumstances. It starts with little changes. This change will require goals and plans to be proactive, consistently. Write. Every day provides a new opportunity to recharge your new self instead of hitting the wall of procrastination. It will take desire, knowledge and skill.
Think About It: Intolerance of your present creates your future.