Have you ever noticed that all Hollywood monsters cast big shadows? The good news is that they are not real . . . they like most of the things that we spend our lives worrying about exist only in our imagination.
Check out these famous quotes about anxiety:
· Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
· You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time.
· My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
· Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
· Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.
· Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.
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Saying someone is ugly doesn't make you any prettier
You know what they say, about sticks and stones? Their damage can sometimes last much longer than broken bones . . . today, let’s consider the awesome power of what we say. You know, those little remarks we make, the sudden burst of furry, the unbridled words, that wildfire that sometimes destroys everything in its path. How many brothers and sisters will never again experience the love they once knew . . . why? Because of a hurtful word. How much heartbreak is experienced because of careless words?
The tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.
The 12 most important words you can say today:
· I am sorry
· Forgive me
· I love you
· I’m praying for you
Try this experiment today, when you meet a stranger, complement something about them. When you see a child, praise them. Family . . . reminisce about the good times you have shared. Pick up a phone, make that call you have been putting off and use some of those 12 important words… and when you lay your head on your pillow tonight see if you are not happier… just saying!
Imagine you are a chocaholic (I mean you LOVE chocolate). Imagine you walk into an expensive chocolate store and only have enough money for one piece of chocolate. The Chocolatier explains that this is the single best piece of chocolate in the entire United States. You had over all your money and purchase the single best piece of chocolate in the USA and walk outside. You put it into your mouth and what happens next? I answer in one word. Savor!
Now, imagine that this day is that piece of chocolate… Go forth and savor!
We must learn to appreciate the things you have right now before time forces you to appreciate the things you once had.
Imagine that you are standing at the edge of a pool of crystal clear water, smooth as glass. All around you there is calm and stillness. As you look upon the surface of the lake it is like looking into heavens mirror, as it reflects the beauty which surrounds you. Can you see this pool of water? Of course you can, you have seen it hundreds of times.
Now, look down at your feet and pick up one of the pebbles scattered upon the ground. It is just a small insignificant little stone. Hold it in your hand and roll it between your thumb and fingers. Now, drop it into the water. It barely makes a sound and vanishes beneath pool, never to be seen or thought of again.
Wait, something is happening. That small insignificant little pebble did something at the point of impact. It started a ripple. First one little wave, then two, then four . . . and to your amazement you watch as the entire body of water is covered in the wake of one tiny stone. That is the Ripple Effect.
Today, let me remind you as you stand on the edge of this day that your actions carry great power. Every word you speak strikes the surface of someone’s life and starts a ripple. Every deed you drop into pool of this day makes an impact. What we do, what we say, the attitude we choose to have, they all makes a difference as we drop them into someone’s pool.
The good news is, we get to choose our pebbles. I can choose to be kind as easily as I can choose to be hateful. I can choose to throw smiles or frowns. Criticism or complements. Praise or complaining. Today, I get to choose if I am going to be a blessing or a curse in the lives of the people I meet. Happiness is a choice . . . choose to have a positive effect today.
While traveling the other day I came across a field whose only crop seemed to be these thistles. Hundreds of these dangerous looking purple and green plants swayed in the morning breeze seemed to be waiving at me, trying to catch my attention. I park and take a little stroll on the wild side looking for something of beauty amongst the weeds. I was amazed at the variety of creatures (bugs, insects, spiders, and one very large & ill tempered snake) that also were drawn to this strange garden. Each purple leaf appeared to be adorned with a creepy-crawly and a stinger. Bugs of all shapes and sizes buzzed about in bewilderment as I browsed the mid-evil foliage. Once again I was rewarded as I simply slowed down and looked for something good in an unexpected place. I have decided you can find beauty and blessings wherever you are if you will just look for them. So here I am and I notice this one plant was surrounded by ladybugs. The base of the plant had a few dozen of these feminine creatures all riding the slow bus and headed for the top floor. This one beauty was perched high above the others and enjoying her breakfast with a wonderful view of Bugville. No doubt she had been climbing for a long time and had suffered some hardship along the way. She was missing a good portion of her right wing (I repaired it in Photoshop). But in spite of the difficulties and her handicaps she kept climbing until she reached the buffet in Bugville. Let my Lady friend be an encouragement to you today. When you are faced with difficult circumstances, keep on climbing. […]