We sometimes forget how magical it is to wake up in the morning, take a breath, open your eyes, stretch your arms and wiggle your toes. We forget that life is a series of tiny miracles. Gratitude should not just be a reaction to what we want but rather an all-time act, where you notice even the littlest things and are thankful for them; the small things, the big things and everything in between. … More Gratitude: A Skill for Happier Living
Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of the past. It is identifying the limiting belief or negative emotion you’ve attached to certain things or events, it is moving on.
For most people, forgiving yourself is harder than forgiving others. When you don’t forgive others it becomes resentment and anger and when you don’t forgive yourself, it becomes shame and guilt. … More Forgiveness: Forgiving You
People have said that it is in all human nature to fear, to naturally have a fight or flight response to certain situations. But what has God said about fear in the Bible?
The Bible is full of God’s encouragements to and for us, because he has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, of peace and of sound mind. … More What Does the Bible Have to Say About Fear?
We let circumstances and fear of potential problems overshadow our faith. We create scenarios in our head that are greater than the problem we might actually have encountered and 99% of the time, these things will never happen. We just worry about everything and nothing.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere. … More The Habit of Worrying
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else. Be brave about who you are. You don’t have to apologize for being yourself, do it fearlessly. It is time to accept this is you and when you make mistakes, tell yourself “I’m going to be better, not bitter “. Just be yourself, let people see the real, imperfect, quirky, beautiful and magical person that you are. … More Embrace Your Originality; Be You
Wanting to be better is not enough, thinking about wanting to be better is not enough either, we need to take action. Everything requires a certain action before you get any results including changing your life for the better. … More Don’t Just Think it; Let Your Actions Speak
Although friendship is something we all desire and having great friends improve our lives for the better, there are some friends or friendships that are toxic. Some turn sour, some fizzle out and some just grow apart. Anything can happen in friendship, as a popular proverb says “20 friends won’t play together for 20 years”. Just because we like someone or we don’t want to hurt their feelings doesn’t mean we should ignore their negativity. … More On Friendship and Letting Go…
Don’t let what people say bother you, you are amazing, so enjoy the process of being a work in progress.
… More Owning up to my Faults