NOTICE!!! Just A Thought Blog Discontinued

If by some remote chance you’re reading this, I will not be posting my weekday Just A Thought Messages on this blog page. If you liked them in the past and want to continue to read them, you have several options.

First, you can click the link to the right and sign up for my email group. It’s free.

Second, I post the same inspirational content on Facebook or Twitter. Feel free  to follow me on either one.

Thank you for your understanding.

Doug Petersen

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Just A Thought On Growth

If you want to grow professionally, emotionally, or spiritually, you must change. You cannot experience growth in life without leaving where you are today. To grow is to change. There are two primary components in growth/change: Courage and action. The world is just not going to change to meet your needs; you must change you if you want a better life.

Making a decision to change without following up with action is simply not going to work. You may have heard this one, and it’s worth repeating. Three frogs were sitting on a log. One made a decision to jump. How many frogs are on the log? Three. One just made a decision to jump, but took no action. Don’t be that frog.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just A Thought On Hide & Seek

“… seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty!… Here I come ready or not.” Hide and go seek was a fun game when we were children. Some of us have not put away those childish games. Hiding from others is isolation, and this is not healthy when done more than a day or two. The fetal position is not the solution to anything.

It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. It’s time to come out from behind the tree, and let others ‘tag’ you with their care, compassion, and love.  If you hide too well, self-pity is your only companion. Come out and play with the rest of us.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just A Thought On Accomplishmets

When you work hard on a project, the finished product has a greater value than one that was just an easy task. Why is that? The easy project can be done over and over as needed, but the one that you had to put effort into has a little blood, sweat and tears in it and a greater accomplishment value. Imagine a mountain climber who gently walks up the gentle slope of a hill and looks around. Is the view worth the stroll? Now, what about the mountain climber that hangs on the edge, gripping each stone with all his life and reaches the summit. This is the best view imaginable.

Hard work brings an increased value to everything you set your mind to do. The easy way is not always the best way. Easy come… easy go, some may say. Do your best at whatever is put before you, and the value of the accomplishment is increased many times over.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just A Thought On Medicine

There are some good actors, and there are some that are not so skilled. We, in fact, are actors in some respect or another. We pretend to be someone other than who we really are, or we wear a mask to hide our feelings. Pretending to be okay, when you’re not, is not healthy. Find someone who you can talk to and stop pretending it’s all fine, or it will work out. This just might be the best medicine anyone can prescribe.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just wondering…

Is anyone reading these blog posts? If so, please make a short comment. The analytics do not indicate activity.

I post the same content on four social media pages as well.

Doug

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Just A Thought On Sharing

So many times we think we can handle the situation, usually sadness and grief. We keep to ourselves in isolation, and the sadness has no place to go. When these sad days come, and they will, if we share it, it’s cut in half. Now we can begin to leave the darkness we isolated in, and find our way into the light once again.

When good things happen to us, we really should keep that joy just to ourselves either. When we share our joy, it’s doubled. When we’re happy and allow others to share in the happiness, it fuels itself even more.

Don’t hold either situation from your friends. That’s what friends are for, right?

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

 

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Just A Thought On Being

It is our time just to be…

… be caring ~ there is someone who needs us.

… be willing ~ it’s time we step out and try something new.

… be passionate ~ there is a fire burning within us. It’s time we add more fuel.

… be serving ~ reach out and help others with their challenges in life.

… be honest ~ while not easy at times, it is the best way to live life.

… be respectful ~ if we want others to respect us, we must practice the same.

… be hopeful ~ that tiny glimmer of hope may be the only thing we can hold on to.

… be humble ~ be our right size and don’t let our ego become inflated

… be loving ~ the value of our love is immense, share it.

… be yourself ~ for there is no one better to be you… than you.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just A Thought On Nots

There was a commercial for a hair shampoo that would remove the knots from a person’s hair. Knot-free shampoo is a good thing, especially for washing a little girl’s hair, and later combing it out.

We all need to be knot-free, but a different ‘knot’. We need to remove the not’s from our lives. Examples: “I cannot (or can’t) do that. ” “I am not good enough.” “I will not (or won’t) pass the test.”

There is enough negativity in the world all around us. We need to shift our focus to the positive, not the negative. Focus your attention today on how many “not’s” enter your day, and how you can change them into a positive.

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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Just A Thought On Glue

The porcelain doll falls off the shelf and breaks into pieces. Meticulously, the owner glues back the arm and hand back onto the doll’s body. Almost like new, the thin cracks are still visible, like a scar, of a reminder of a bad moment.

Sometimes we fall and feel broken too. We need to be mended, and the glue of a friend’s love is all we need to get put back together. This ‘glue’ is strong and will hold our broken pieces for a very long time. Like the doll, the cracks are still there, but these, along with the glue of a friend’s love, merely make us stronger to face new challenges in the future.

Do you have the glue for someone else?

It’s just a thought…

Douglas N Petersen © 2017, All Rights Reserved, www.inspirevalues.com

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