“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” Nelson Mandela
Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain
“You never have to second guess a person or your feelings and instincts about that person if you pay attention to their actions, not solely their words – actions always speak louder.” – Jody Watley
“Peace comes in the way you choose to be.” – Ralph Marston
I believe the thought of the day shared from Ralph Marston’s principle makes complete sense. If you can’t change the situation – change your attitude. Your attitude and inner peace makes a world of difference. If you’d like to hang onto stress, anxiety, misery, pain, unhappiness etc., you’ll manifest more of that. If your choice is to be in a good mood even if you don’t feel like it – you will inevitably have a better time getting through the circumstance or situation. Peace just like beauty is from the inside out! – Jody Watley
I feel as though if we are filled with gratitude just being alive no matter how great or bad the day – with the circumstances, obstacles, curve balls difficulties we face along with the triumphs, the bad can become less difficult and burdensome. Gratitude provides the energy and attitude we need to move forward on a daily basis with less mental and emotional baggage with more joy. – Jody Watley
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom that springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher.
This thought came about today when a fan who’d made a mega-mix video and posted on my Facebook page. He was upset and commented as such that I hadn’t responded in a fast enough manner, when I hadn’t even seen it; he took it as an insult to him. His reaction was particularly surprising and disappointing for me because I take time to reply and comment to people as much as possible. You can’t please everyone all the time, and I’m certain some artists never reply or acknowledge their fans whatsoever. Take a moment of pause before lashing out at others. I always recommend Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” among them ‘Never Make Assumptions and Never Take Anything Personally.’ I also share favorite perspectives such as this one about giving be it a mega-mix fan made video, a loan, a smile, a holding of the door for a stranger, a gift of any kind:
“When you give and share and expect something in return, like a compliment, a simple thanks, a favor or whatever it is, then you are not really loving. You are actually doing business. Why? Because business is about expecting returns. Love simply delights in giving and sharing unconditionally.” – Joel Randymar
If you’ve ever had people trying to tell you what and how to do something you’re working toward personally or professionally – yet have never achieved anything in your field, relationships, etc. and they seem to feel they have all the answers for your life without your ever asking for advice – this might resonate! I knew someone who knew the secret to winning the lottery, though they’d never even won even a small prize. Walk the path of your own life – ignore the know it all’s, naysayers and crabs in the barrel of life.