I believe ordinary people can do extraordinary things. I believe that one person reaching out with a hand extended in kindness, can make a difference in someone else’s life. So do what you can and be a blessing to someone.
Limit the News You Watch
When was the last time you watched a news cast that left you feeling energized and motivated? I am almost certain that has not happened lately. At any given time of the day the news report is filled with more negatives than positives. Imagine filling your mind all day with that kind of negative energy. It could leave you feeling less energized, and even depressed. While it is important to stay informed watching less news might reduce your stress level.
Personal, I limit myself to half-an-hour of news most days, if at all. I usually tune in to “World News Tonight with David Muir. This half-an-hour segment keeps me informed on the things that I need to know. By the way this is not an endorsement of ABC. You can tune in to your favorite news channel. The point I am trying to make is keep informed without drowning yourself in all the negative news of the day.
In the past year, people have learned to adjust to a new normal. Many have experienced immeasurable grief due to the loss of loved ones. As we witness the death of so many around us, we have learned to be more appreciative and grateful for life. Every day is special and a reminder of how blessed we are.
Shut out the Negatives
If you want to make it in life there are some lessons that you need to learn and things you need to avoid. One of the most important things is having confidence in yourself, and the courage to pursue your dreams, even if you have naysayers. If you spend time worrying about people not believing in you, chances are you won’t make it. If you find yourself obsessing with thoughts that people don’t like you, you won’t make it. Your time should be spent productively. By spending valuable time focusing on negativity, you are setting yourself up for failure. Focus your energy on what matters and you will find yourself a step closer to achieving success.
If you put your heart, mind, and soul into what you do, chances are you will get good results. Even if you do not get the results you desired, it is better than not trying at all!
Prayers for Afghanistan
My heart goes out to the people of Afghanistan, especially the women and children. I just don’t understand how this happened. The US was in the country for 20 years. Biden claimed they trained over 300 thousand Afghan soldiers and gave them state of the art millitary equipment, yet the moment they begin moving out the country collapsed. Is it that the Afghan soldiers are so afraid of the Talibans that they gave up without any form of resistance? Aren’t they all now at the mercy of the Talibans?
Engage in Positive Thinking
You become what you think, so if you engage in only negative thinking, you will draw negative energy and attract negative things in your life. Nothing is beyond the reach of the man determined to rise above the odds stacked against him. The people who believes they can attain great height are more likely to see their dreams become a reality. Likewise if you daily bemoan the fact that you are poor, unlucky, and has no hope of of things getting better. You will remain where you are wallowing in self-pity. No matter how beaten down you feel, tell yourself it will get better. Know that where you are is not your final destination. There is a wise quote, which says, “Be careful what you set your heart upon because it will surely be yours.” Set your heart on the things that will elevate you. Dream big and aim high.
Do Your Part to Stop the Spread
How many of you thought we would have put COVID-19 behind us by now or at least have things under control. Instead of things getting back to normal, we seem to be taking a step in the wrong direction. This is a disease that is spread from person to person. If each person do his or her part in trying to stop the spread, it will. Get vaccinated, wear a mask. Let’s all do our part.
The wheels of life are continuously turning. Sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down. Whichever way it is you must hold on. As long as there is life there is hope.
Have Patience Don’t Give Up
Life can get frustration at times especially when your best thought out plan doesn’t work out. It may seem as if you are wasting time trying when nothing seems to work out. However, never give up hope. Persistency is what will help you achieve the success you desire. So keep trying even when you feel like giving up. One day you will be glad you did.