There are plenty of other people in this world who are as miserable as you are right now.
If you want to know what your values are, just look at your own life. Your life looks like your values. A lot of us think we have higher or spiritual values, but those values are not necessarily reflected in our so-called personal lives.
We learn to choose love, grace, and forgiveness from receiving the painful slap of the alternative, and sometimes from delivering that slap, and experiencing firsthand the painful taste it leaves in our hearts.
After reading Thrive I developed a healthy "attitude" and vibrant outlook on my life. I remind myself to appreciate all that is God given and be thankful for all my blessings. It has deepened my faith and instilled how important it is to always be kind and humble.
Currently, he haunts the Internet. He's constantly being quoted as saying encouraging, inspiring remarks your mother or your best friend might say to you when you're feeling miserable, or things you'd want on a thought-for-the-day calendar.
"No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself." -- Virginia Woolf When I read this quote I felt my shoulders drop and a bi...
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." -- Georgia O'Keeffe ...
When our ideologies include any sort of oppression, whether it's hatred or an exclusion of self from community, we are disregarding the divine truths of life and need to question how to fully develop our human potential.
Living with a "can't" mindset can be debilitating and prevent us from reaching something truly great in our lives. But how do we shake it? How do we use the word "no" as fuel for our creativity and power for overcoming our obstacles? I'm going to tell you how I did it.
Sometimes, fate needs to knock you right over to get you to pay attention. That's what it took for me to be mindful.
Sure, there are areas of your life where you feel confident. And at other times, you find yourself stuck in a figure eight loop of uncertainty. Have you missed key opportunities because you couldn't make up your mind?
Enjoy life and all it has to offer. There are many years of happiness in front of you and if you take off the rear view mirror and stop looking backwards you will see all that life has to offer. Life is best played with a positive attitude, a huge smile and a soul filled with love.
Then imagine taking your family and all your things to travel through different countries, living in different places, eating different foods, and trying to keep your sanity as parents along the way.
For the past several days my family has been in an uproar of energy, opinions, emails and phone calls about how to care for our aged mother. The care system we've had in place is falling apart and we are stumbling as we struggle to find a solution.
Standing for only moments in front of the full moon, so round and bright, so clear and radiant, I saw that whole circle. My heart felt complete, and my life will never be the same again. For a key to everlasting happiness is to feel whole. To have God. To have yourself.
I'm 43 years old now, and I still haven't unburied all the pain around my parents' death, or the pain I carry in regard to my relationship with them while they were alive. But I'm digging, and I'm facing it, and I'm healing, and I'm growing.