I have a question for you. What is your favorite childhood memory?
The other night my husband and I were talking about our childhoods. And I asked him that question.
He was quiet for a few minutes, and said he had a lot of memories of his childhood, but would be hard pressed to pick a favorite.
So I began talking about some of mine and had a lot of good ones…can they all be favorites? Does there have to be one that stands out as the best? It can be.
How are your memories of your childhood? Do you have a favorite?
Perhaps a trip to Disneyland?
A special time with your sister and your pet?
Going to the SeaAquarium?
Vacation in the Smokey Mountains?
So, does this give you a few ideas to get the memory going down that road? So what was your favorite memory of your childhood?
Perhaps Abraham Lincoln had something here. Perhaps we need to look at the leaders of our country, states, cities, and towns. The leaders who are voted in; should we hold them accountable to the people to have integrity, honesty, principles, morals, and be free of greed? Should we also insist they put this country above their wants and needs? Should we also make it mandatory they do what is right for this country? Should we also make sure they do not have hidden agendas?
Maybe we should ponder these things before the next country, state, city, and county elections roll around.
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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” by Audrey Hepburn
There’s not much you can add to that statement–except believe it.
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“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.” by Tom Brady
The above quote from Tom Brady makes a lot of sense. Today, some people are all to quick to want to blame others for their misfortune, their unhappiness and not getting what they want. When in truth, it is the individual who may be at fault. It takes courage to make right choices. It takes compassion to forgive others. It takes courage to forge ahead. It takes determination to meet the goals. But in the end, when we do, out lives turn out to be in that “sweet spot” of life.
“Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. ” by Ralph Marston
Wonderful quote above. Most people don’t realize that what they think about and focus on everyday is what they draw to themselves. If you constantly think negative thoughts how can positive things happen to you? How can you possibly be happy?
Besides, why would you want to focus on negative, fearful, insecure thoughts all day, everyday? How miserable a life that would be.
Would you not prefer to think and focus on uplifting, pleasant thoughts that are full of hope and promise for today and everyday?
Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. His quote “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind” is just as true today as it was then. He is remembered for poems of British soldiers and stories for children. One of his best known works was The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi“); the short story, The Man Who Would Be King“; and two of his poems Mandalay and Gunga Din.
A verse from one of his poems:
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
April is poetry month. If you love poetry spend the next thirty days
looking up work from your favorite poets. Might I suggest you might
want to do that on even days and on odd days read the poems of poets you
aren’t familiar with.
Enjoy the month of poetry reaching and touching your heart.
David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist and essayist in the 1700′s. But his words are as potent today as they were then. He said, “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them”.
What do you keep your mind on? What do you feed your mind? What do you listen to? What do you read? I’m not being nosy. I am asking you these questions in order to say they are important. Just like what we feed our bodies is important for our health so is what we do with the mind.
If you want to have beauty, then you have to be careful to feel your mind with good things. You have to listen to good things and watch good things. I don’t need to explain what is good and what isn’t. We all know what is good for us and what is bad. There was a saying…Garbage in, garbage out.
The fourth secret to beauty if feeling our minds with what is good.
Ben Hogan, one of the great golfers said, “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
If you truly want to be beautiful, you have to slow down your pace a little. Yes we all have jobs to do, places to report for work, household chores but we need to slow down enough that we see the beauty that was created just for us. A beautiful blue sky, flowers with sweet smells and beautiful colors, oceans and mountains are all there for us. It offers us tranquility and an aura of peace so that we can breathe in the serenity that helps us navigate through our everyday responsibilities.
Being hurried all the time takes its toll on the beauty within and without.
The third secret of beauty is to take the time needed to appreciate the beauty around you.
Walt Disney said, “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
You can always tell when a person is special. They don’t have to tell you they are. They aren’t boastful but confident in who they are. They recognize themselves. They aren’t trying to be like someone else. Like who you are. Get to know you. You are made in God’s image and he made you special and unique in every way.
The second beauty secret, is recognizing ourselves as unique human beings.