Just A Thought On The Day

Do you know what day it is? It is “The Day.”

It is The Day to be kind to another person.

It is The Day to smile and hold the door for a stranger.

It is The Day to forgive someone who has wronged you.

It is The Day to give yourself a break.

It is The Day to face a fear with courage.

It is The Day to love who you are today.

It is The Day, because there may not be a tomorrow.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Bumps On The Road

Failure is not permanent. It’s simply a bump on the road to success. Failure is a mindset. If you believe failure is the end, it will be. If you see failure as simply as a detour sign, you will find a new route to take you where you want to go.

Yes, your journey will be filled with failures. Maybe each one is there for a reason. If you look back to some of the failures in your life, and where you are now, weren’t those ‘bumps on the road’ just that?

Don’t let one bump on your road keep you from your potential. Don’t give up.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Gratitude

In the English language, everyday ends with the letter ‘y’. Some days begin with the same letter, ‘S’ and ‘T’ for example. That’s just the way each day is spelled. Maybe we should consider a different concept about the beginning and ending of each day with the letter ‘G’.

It’s about Gratitude. Each day should begin with gratitude for the gift of another day. We need to be thankful for every day we can rise from bed, and go about our life with the freedom we do. At the end of the day, we should be grateful for all that has transpired for it has made us stronger.

Each day should begin with ‘G’ and end with ‘g’. So happy Gednesdag.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Spring

Spring has arrived. Warmer weather is all around. Robins are searching for worms from the ground, and the winter-brown grass is beginning to turn green. A rose bush gives a hint of the color of a flower peeking out of the bud. It’s like Mother Nature is brushing off Old Man Winter’s dust and letting new life come through.

It may be time for you to do the same. Brush off the dust of that dream that has lain dormant, and give it fresh meaning and life. Wipe away sadness and self-pity with new gratitude for your life. A new season, a new journey, a new life is ready to come alive. It’s you that must nourish it and let it bud like the spring flowers.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Marks

Throughout life, you will have accidents that cause some sort of physical injury, and we say, “That’ll leave a mark.” This bruise is a visible reminder of the pain you suffered and went through to get it. Others may see your temporary ‘mark’ and winch at the sight of it, imagining what may have transpired.

What if some of your other actions through life could also fall under, “That’ll leave a mark.” These are not the visible bruises, but are ones that add to the treasure chest called your legacy. Be kind where others find criticism. Love where others are filled with hatred. Forgive where others are angry. Have courage when faced with fear. That will leave a mark and last for a lifetime.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Measuring

So many times we are using our ‘tape measure’ to judge others. We use our scale of good or bad, and then impose that on what others do, or not do. We’re comparing our ‘insides’ to another person’s ‘outsides’ and passing judgement.

What do you measure your success with… your tape measure, or someone else’s? Stop trying to measure up to the standards of another person’s aspirations. You may fall short of your personal capabilities. Set your own goals and go after them with all you got.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Willingness

The room is stale and stagnant. You’re tired of waiting for the door to open, and you just need to get out. You need a change. The key to open the door, not knowing what is on the other side, is called willingness. Change in your life is not possible without you taking some action and a willingness to move forward.

The willingness to make decisions, the willingness to take action, the willingness to listen to new ideas, and the willingness to change your life are all at your fingertips. You simply need to be willing to take that key and open new doors.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Speaking & Listening

It takes courage to speak up for yourself. It’s fear of making a mistake, or appearing uninformed that hold us back from speaking up. The power of courage lies within you that will push that fear aside.

A companion of courage is compassion, and this value gives us the power of listening. Truly hearing what someone is saying is found when we use the power of compassion in our heart.

Courage, compassion and many others are found in your heart, not your mind. These can only get stronger when you use them. Speak up when you need to, and listen when they need you to.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On A Challenge

Life is short, and could come to an end abruptly without notice. Here is a challenge: do something fun, eat ice cream for breakfast, go out to dinner with someone you care about, live and not simply exist. Maybe you have one week to complete this challenge, and perhaps you don’t. Remember, joy shared is doubled, so take a friend for ice cream too.

It’s just a thought…

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Just A Thought On Direction

Just because you have always done it that way, doesn’t mean you have to do it that way today. Consistently doing it the same way will usually end up with the equivalent results. If you want different results, then you need to take different action steps today.

The actions of yesterday brought you to where you are today, but don’t have to set the path to where you will be tomorrow. Your future is yet undetermined, and if you want a brand-new direction, you must make the shift from the actions of yesterday and set new ones. It will take courage, and you have it. It’s up to you.

It’s just a thought…

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