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The Vibrant Colors Of Nature

Notice the colors that surround you.  The vibrant colors of life.  The bright yellow of the finch, the striking red of the cardinal, the deep purple of the butterfly bush. They are a simple, yet strong reminder of the beauty of life, the beauty of our own existence on this planet.  If we can take notice and enjoy what is presented, then can we not take notice and enjoy the beauty of ourselves?  Take a moment to stop, be still, and reflect upon the vibrant colors that surround you.  Find joy and peace.  Have faith that there is a plan, that God does exist, and that there is a reason for your existence, your life force.  Life is vibrant, use the beauty of nature as a sign that all is well and that anything is possible.

Thought For The Week…..

“Allow the vibrant colors of nature to pull you deep within”



Try Living In Your Own Perfect World!

Why not try starting each day living in your own perfect world?  Ask yourself what would that be.  At first, the answer might be startling.  You might not care about the world around you or what people are saying or doing.  You may just not want to answer that phone call or text.  A perfect day might be no personal drama, no work crisis, no health issue, or no financial worries.  When all of that is striped from your day, ask yourself again, what would living in your own perfect world be like?   The mere thought of that will bring a smile to your face.  Imagine what that day would be!  Those thoughts are what you want to put out to the universe for all to see.  Our thoughts are powerful and are a reflection of how we feel about ourselves and our lives.

Thought For The Week….

“Our thoughts act as a mirror, adjust them accordingly”



Competing And A Lack Of Self

Why do we compete?  Sporting events are, of course, competitive and essentially so, but competing with others in our day to day lives,  why do we do it?  It all comes down to a lack of self.  If we feel that we are not good enough, we look to the ways of others to fill that void.  Let me assure you that competition should be left for the sporting field, it has no place in our daily living.  A question to ponder, do you think a lion, or even a bird, is worried about what other lions or birds are doing, or are they concentrating on what they need to do?   Competition exists, but make no mistake,  it is a man-made way of being, not a heavenly ordained one.  All questions can be answered when you observe nature.  Think more of yourself, observe those around you, and stop competing! The peace that you will find is incredible!

Thought For The Week….

“Think more of yourself, observe those around you, and stop competing!”


Just Be!

Look at things differently today!  See things as they are, and try not to respond to it, good or bad.  It is a great practice to remove yourself from the emotion of living and go with just being.  Be your physical self with no emotion.  Let your day happen, do your work, read a book, cook dinner, whatever it is that you do, do it, but do it with no thought or emotion. This is called giving yourself a rest, time to allow your emotions to catch up with you and be released.  Why hang on to things that you no longer need or even want!  Just be!

Thought for the week…

Give yourself permission to rest and just be!



A Question Of Living

To truly live a life on this earth takes some doing.  Living is much more than a breathing, functioning, physical self, it is the challenge of letting our spirit take control and dictate our day to day living experience.  A bold concept, maybe even a scary one, but if one was to let their spirit take control, their true spirit, then all would be well.  Think on that thought, things would be done in alignment with what our soul feels is best.  Imagine a life filled with a deep sense of joy, profound moments of happiness, no worry to speak of, just living.  Life would certainly take on a whole new meaning.  Remind yourself, live for today, don’t fret about the past, and let tomorrow take care of itself.

Thought for the week…..

“Ask yourself daily, am I truly living today or just functioning?”


A Practice Of Putting Yourself First

Knowing that you are not putting yourself first is simple.   When you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, challenged, and just downright mad, it is time to be selfish and self-centered.  It is time to put yourself first in every part of your life. Center your energy, time, and will on doing what is best for you, even at the expense of others.  Trust me, they’ll get over it or find someone else more than willing to absorb their energy.  Work still needs to be done, chores still have to be completed, but do it in such a way that the focus is entirely on you and what you need to have happen.  This practice, needs practice, so practice and you’ll get the hang of it!

Thought for the week….

“Put yourself first because no one else will”


Just Say “Wow” And Breathe!

Use whatever word you like.  Whether it be “oh”, “wow”, “geez”, or “really”, follow it with a breath.  A breath brings things into focus and centers your thoughts on the present moment.  Things happen that we can not control, people say and do things that we are truly puzzled by, but using a simple word like “wow”, followed by a breath, has a fabulous affect on our view of a situation.  It actually has the ability to make you laugh and react in an appropriate manner. Try it!  If you see an elephant charging you, say “wow”, breathe, and then, get out of the way!  A simpler example, if someone says something negative to you, say “wow”, breathe, and move on!  Likewise, if someone says something positive to you, say “wow”, breathe, and, of course, say “thank you”. Ciao!

Thought for the week…

Just say “wow” and breathe!


Strength Disguised As Weakness

Find strength in a moment of weakness.  All of us have weak moments, moments when nothing goes right and it seems that the universe is throwing all that it has at you to handle.  Take those moments and realize that they are moments of great strength.  They are moments of acknowledgement, where you recognize what is wrong and what does not fit into your life.  To acknowledge and recognize the parts of yourself that you do not like, leads to acceptance and to the ability to move on.  It is ok to have moments of not liking yourself, your life, the circumstances that surround you or even certain people.  The feelings will pass!

A Thought For The Week

“See your strength in the weakest moments”


She Persisted!

More than a title of a children’s book, the words, she persisted, are a reminder never to give up.  Never give in to negativity or doubt, be persistent in your pursuits and thoughts though challenges may arise. Realize that solutions have already been worked out. Stay clear in your focus and intent and all will work out in your favor. She persisted! Think of a woman or for that matter, a man, in history or in your life that you truly admire and ask yourself, what if they didn’t persist, what if they gave up, where would I be now?

Thought For The Week….

“she persisted”


There Is Power In Change!

Change is inevitable, the beauty lies in realizing that fact, going with it, and actually learning to change the direction of the change.  Today, change something in your life.  Whether big or small, important or unimportant, change something. A perspective, an attitude, a thought, a view, or a deed, change, change, change it. Have one more cup of coffee or one less cup of coffee, it doesn’t matter, change something in your day and watch what happens.  You will start to affect change constantly throughout your day and hence, start being in charge of the changes in your life that are inevitable!  Ciao!

A Thought For The Week….

“Change is inevitable, be in charge of it”


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