Life is all about the little things we do everyday, agree? It’s about growing and learning and today you get to witness me growing … taking baby steps. I’m learning how to do videos and this is my second one! As you’ll see, I have much to learn. I hope you enjoy the message as ‘The Dash’ – a poem by Linda Ellis – is powerful.
If you’d like the book and/or the poem, go to Simple Truths. They have many motivational and inspirational books, DVDs and gifts.
There are more, but here are my top three reasons why you don’t want to buy most household cleaners:
Chemicals – are hazardous to humans and animals
Disease – Many of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, asthma, allergies and other disorders
Environment – Most cleaners come in plastic containers which takes hundreds of years to decompose and though these empty containers should be disposed of as hazardous waste, many end up in our landfills.
There is a 5-part series of articles which go into specifics such as which products contain the specific chemical(s) and how they affect our health. (See below under “You may also like…”)
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Things one looks at on a regular basis can have a major impact on focus and emotional health. Maybe that’s something you already figured out? I personally never had it hit me ‘front and center’ before.
This flag for instance . . . The image is not as clear as I would like, but you can see it is definitely ripped and a good visual for the shape America is in. I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling so much stress or why my creativity was down. It’s because I saw this every time I looked out of my office window.
I’d think about what is happening to our once beautiful America “Land of the FREE and Home of the Brave” … Our fundamental God-given rights are being challenged by a liberal society: Freedom of Religion and Speech – the Right to Bear Arms, the Right to Life, etc. The Constitution and Bill Of Rights fought for by our Forefathers and even some of my own relatives are being threatened daily.
I remember as a child running free, there was discipline – we were taught right from wrong. We had The Ten Commandments, we talked about God and had prayer. I remember Christmas lights everywhere and Easter egg hunts. We really worked hard for awards and rewards in school, too. Today, kids seem to get rewarded just for showing up! I even question what our kids are being taught.
I know America was beautiful and I know she can be again. THIS is the flag I look at now … Yes, I have a new one! My stress level has already gone down, my creativity is coming back and my focus is on helping to make America beautiful again and the Land of Opportunity … to help people feel like individuals rather than numbers because they receive government aid. There IS work in America and people CAN live their dreams.
Like me though, their focus needs to change. Some education may be required. We are responsible for our own lives. It’s like taking care of your own teeth for the year between dental exams. It’s about making better choices.
Is it time to replace your own “flag” … take control of your own life and become the person you want and are meant to be?
May God Bless America … again.
Please share my story if you have found it helpful.
Growing yourself enables you to grow others. You can’t give to others if you don’t have it. Benjamin Franklin saw the world as what he could give to it rather than what he could get from it – shared what became known as the Franklin Stove with society rather than patent. “What good can I do today?” and “What good have I done today?” were morning and evening questions Franklin asked himself.
Be a river rather than a reservoir. Have an abundance mindset and believe that you will keep on receiving. As long as you are dedicated to personal growth, you will never experience scarcity and always have much to give.
If you’re still breathing and are of sound mind you have the potential of increasing your capacity. People use and cultivate only about 10% of their capacity. First, we must change our thinking and the way we do things. Here are a few steps to follow:
Stop thinking ‘more work’ and start thinking ‘what works’. We want better and more work or working harder isn’t the answer. Figure out what works by asking yourself these questions: 1) What am I required to do?; 2) What gives the greatest return?; and 3) What gives the greatest reward?
Stop thinking “Can I?” or “I can’t.” and think instead “How can I?” “Can I?” and “I can’t” places limitations on ability whereas “How can I?” gives you a chance to achieve something. Challenge yourself. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Learning is discovering that is possible. The Law of Expansion is about learning, growing and increasing our capacity.
Stop thinking ‘one door’ and start thinking ‘many doors.’ Think in terms of options. Success is a result of continued action filled with continual adjustments. Good news: If you can change your thinking, you can change your life. Continue reading →
How can you improve if you have no one else to follow? Resources have little value unless you can pull from them the essentials that you need – notes, quotes and reflection. Putting things into practice as soon as possible after learning them helps you improve more rapidly. It does no good to learn something and not use it. If you travel a bit, make your vehicle your classroom and listen to tapes or CDs.
Be selective when choosing mentors as models to follow. Some really good ones can be found in books. Continue reading →