Don’t underestimate your power to make a difference and change the direction your life is heading.
If you are unhappy with your life, change it! (C) Patinspire
We are going to die. Every day we are moving closer to our last breath. What should that fact do for you? Well, it should inspire you to cherish the time you have on earth. Get up, open your eyes, look outside. In fact, open the window and breathe in the captivating smell of life. Life is beautiful and being alive Is even more wonderful!
Fresh air and the ability to breathe usher in a lot of possibilities. You need to make the most of those opportunities. Death is common. It is the one thing that we all have to face. How we spend the hours, day and years that precede death is important. Today, my friends, you are alive. Go! LIVE LIFE! Enjoy it! (C) Patinspire
Kindness is kindness. When it is misinterpreted for anything other than that, don’t be discouraged. Stay on course, keep blessing people and extending goodness to others. Make life better for people, if you can and prove that kindness is kindness. Kindness is good. I read a quote yesterday that encouraged me to keep doing good even when goodness is misconstrued,(C) Patinspire
Her mother’s limp frame was succumbing to her father’s hands. Her curly, black, long hair was wrapped snugly around the coconut tree with her head pivoted in the air.‘Shut up Anastasia!’ her dad screamed.He pounded Chandra while holding the end of her hair firmly against the tree.‘Get inside, you hear me? Now!’ Job yelled.He proceeded to kick her mother in the stomach. Anastasia appeared to be in a trance on the barber chair as she remembered her mother’s pain.‘Job, what you doing?’ Her grandmother Indris shouted as she ran to the beach.Job immediately released Chandra. She crumbled to the earth’s surface. Anastasia ran to her mother’s side and held her face close to her chest. She wept as she wiped her mother’s tears. Job staggered to the house where he continued to finish the beer that he left on the steps. Her mother was bleeding. Indris tried to hide the blood seeping through Chandra’s dress. The babies, her only siblings were gone.‘Go get the neighbor Anastasia, we need to take your mother to the hospital.’That was the last time Anastasia saw her mother’s long black hair.
If you could freeze time for six minutes a day….
A foot at a time
Ice covered trails
You made your point
We get it
Closed schools and clinics
We looked at your beauty
Through windows and doors
Winter, you won
I am ready for sixty degrees! ©Patinspire 2013
It happens to me every single time. My life flashes before my eyes and I think, ‘How will my passing be celebrated?’ It is natural to feel that way at a funeral. While you are listening to the great things that are being said about the one who has moved on beyond our world, you may reflect on your own life.
A tombstone reads 1901-1999. Your first thought may be, ‘Wow, 98 years!’ You may think, ‘What a blessing it was to have lived that long!’ The hyphen between 1901-1999 symbolizes life, everything that transpired between birth and death. This perspective was shared with me at a recent celebration of someone’s passing, This stayed with me.
I reflected on that idea for many moments. I thought, ‘What will my hyphen represent?’ This was a positive experience. The take away is; while, you grieve and miss the people who move on ahead of you, you are reminded that you need to get busy putting the final touches on your hyphen while you still have the time. © Patinspire 2014
Molded by years
Burying the tears
Yet, you look at the world with kindness
Moments, minutes, hours
Days, weeks, months, years
Gone, stacked as memories
The past twisting the future
Piles of footsteps
Narrating emotions backwards
Look to tomorrow
Flee past the motionless
Grab the time in the clouds
Hope, live (C) Patinspire 2014
I THOUGHT myself to believe that I needed to live the expectations that I wished to see in others. This is not the easiest thing to do. It is a life-long goal full of ups and downs. Realizing that people cannot be who you want them to be is like having a light bulb switched on permanently in your brain. That self-awakening thought will allow you to transcend, to literally leap towards a deeper understanding of life. You learn to work on your own self-development. You understand at a deeper level that you should be concentrating on removing the flaws you see through your own eyes because your perception say more about you than the other person.
Here are some Win-Win people that I try to learn something from everyday. Can you add more to my list?
- The wise
- The humble
- The positive
- The compassionate
- The courageous
- The Kind-hearted
- The warm and caring
- The motivated
Yes, the world is full of wonderful people. In case you cannot find those people in your immediate circle, Join me on my journey to become one of them. (C) Patinspire 2014
Sometimes, a hug is all it takes to make you feel better.
What happened yesterday? You may or may not want to relive that experience. So, even if you had the best or worse day of your life yesterday, it happened, it is the past, and it’s done! There is nothing you can do to change that.
What do you think will happen today? Well, it is yet to be lived and you can do something about how today plays out.
That is the premise, the thinking, which propels you to …
- Wake up and smile because every day is a new day, a fresh start.
- Take a few minutes to Think, Plan and Strategize.
- Spend some time reflecting on what you have accomplished.
Each day CAN be your best masterpiece. Free your mind and your hands. Spend your day working on your artwork. It is your life, create it and live it! ©Patinspire 2014
What will make you truly happy?
What is your purpose here on earth?
What should you do with your life?
Don’t you wish that you had a cheat sheet? Yes, if you know the answers to those questions, making decisions will be a breeze. You are chasing happiness and may be doing so all your life. Happiness is such an individualized experience. No two people will have the same answer to the question……….
What will make me truly happy?
What will it take for you to get the best out of life? I think that your gold seal will be earned if you master the art of refining your uniqueness. Finding out what your natural talents are is the key. Concentrate on becoming better at what you are good at and do what makes you feel good about yourself. We are unique and our life should reflect that.
What are your unique qualities? List them, develop a plan/strategy and carry it out! Figuring out what makes you happy and doing it, is the key to your happiness. There you have it, your cheat sheet is YOU!
Focus on becoming better at what you do best and experience your ‘BOOM’!
Wishing you a great day!
Something NEW and EXCITING? Yes! That thought will spark your interest and give you a little bounce in your steps. Most likely you are ready to take it on especially if you like what that new adventure promises to bring to your life. A new chapter is opening up and you feel rejuvenated.
You are smiling just because you are happy.
You feel good.
Life is great.
When was the last time you felt that way? Remember that urge you once had to jump and skip around the room? Maybe you fell in love, landed that new job or drove off the car dealer lot with that brand new car. Whatever it was, you experienced what it means to feel good about your life.
Do you want to duplicate those emotions? Rediscovering the passion, excitement and hope you once experienced is not always easy but you can do it. Be spontaneous and allow yourself to feel free while doing something completely different. Changing your daily routine exposes your senses to new stimuli and you will feel great and look at life differently.
Cleopatra today, Oprah tomorrow and Beyoncé on the weekend! Imagine, you can change your appearance when you wish. It may be as simple as wearing something different or changing your hair. Something exciting happens when you give yourself a makeover. It is as if you are looking at a different person in the mirror. Take a chance and get creative!
Becoming healthier tends to make you happier! Your health has a huge impact on how you feel about life. Of course, sometimes you are unable to change the effects of chronic disease. A change in attitude can do the trick. Change how you allow that disease to affect your life experience. Do you have the option of changing your diet, exercising or doing whatever it takes to live at your OPTIMUM? Do it, fight back! Making drastic changes to your lifestyle can have phenomenal results. Stop smoking or drinking excessive alcohol if those are your evils. Love yourself and you will feel like you are ON TOP OF THE world.
So what about those life changing events like death of a loved one? How do you reinvent yourself after those experiences? Sometimes your entire world is uprooted and tomorrow promises to be nothing like yesterday. Allow yourself to be transformed by developing a deeper appreciation for the good times of the past. Your loved ones would want you to be happy and live life to the fullest. Do what you can to make that happen. Cry and grieve but then get up and continue to dream. Situations will change your life so allow yourself to be reinvented. There is nothing you can do about the inevitable. Use your new path to rediscover YOU. Grab it! New life, New possibilities, New dreams! (C) Patinspire 2014