If you worry about what might be . . . and wonder what might have been . . . you will ignore what is. Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and move on. Don't let negative words or actions of others affect your smile. Decide that today is going to be a good day. It is never too late to start becoming what you might have been.
What brings you real joy? Do that . . . Be that . . . Share that . . . Spend more time with THAT and you'll get more joy! Fight to find JOY in everyday things, ordinary things. Life is not a race. Find joy in today's journey. To achieve our real potential, we have to rediscover joy and share it with others. Remember, joy is always given, never grasped.
Mother Teresa said, "Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with joy."
Happiness isn't getting all that you want. It's enjoying all that you have. We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have and not worrying about what we don't have. Happiness comes from contentment and enjoy all the many blessings we have scattered all around us.
When something bad happens you have 3 choices. You can either let it define you. Let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. We are not what we have done. We are what we have overcome. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Remember, Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes them Meaningful.
The nature of beauty, is the beauty of nature. The beauty that only nature can produce surrounds us every day. These amazing wonders are all around us right now, filling our world with super natural beauty. The earth has a beautiful song for those who will pause to listen. I believe that if we truly love nature, we can find beauty everywhere.
Nature is one of God's ways of telling us just how special we are to Him. Today, let us enjoy the gift of nature. Let us be thankful that we have seen an orange sky with purple clouds. How easy it is to forget that we have the privilege of living in God's art Gallery.