Success Comes In Many Forms.
From the child taking its first step,
To an elderly person still agile,
Success welcomes us all.
Neither age nor gender nor race
can impede our chance to succeed
in reaching our dream,
or our chosen goal.
Success is not; the biggest house,
the fastest car, or
the nameplate on your door,
but it is a compassionate heart,
a smiling face,
and challenges overcome,
Success is not; money in the bank,
stamps on your passport, or
fancy gym memberships
But it is; a helping hand,
a forgiving nature
and a welcoming home.
Success is not; a famous face,
a fancy title or
the latest cellular phone,
But it is; the will to try again,
when all others; would’ve given up.
Success is not;
the belief that everything,
is one’s due reward
But it is; faith,
Commitment and persistence,
Together with an inner trust,
that all will be well.
So if you’re ready to walk away from your dream,
after one too many setbacks, remember….
Failure is only temporary.
Success is eternal and has no firm definition.
This morning, much to my delight, I discovered a letter in my mailbox, which included two free double passes to see Goosebumps at my local cinema, also included was a notification that I’d won a prize pack, consisting of flashing shoelaces, bouncing putty, and other such merchandise.
Now, as; in the last 12 month, I’ve also been lucky enough to win; a family pass to Perth Zoo and to a Disney On Ice spectacular, I’m not really certain; what the message from Spirit is. Are they saying; grow-up, or re-discover the joy in life?
I’m veering towards; revive my ‘Joy’, and as in 2015, I was also, very kindly gifted with tickets to a Sam Smith concert, that’s my story & my sticking to it……not saying, I don’t have the odd childish moment, but don’t we all?
2015 for me, was a difficult year, although, I did connect with some incredible people online, yourself included, but it was also a growth year, during which I learn a lot, and frequently spouted my affirmations – I phrased it that way, because; there were times my affirmations; became a little panicked, but hey, I survived! Always; an important and worthy goal!
I have some specific mantras that I use on a regular basis, and I find they generally work within days. They run the gamut, from health to money issues, and I try to recite them when on the rowing machine at the gym – what else can you do, when you’re sat rowing towards a busy road, just outside a window…..sweeping meadows it’s not.
An old favourite, you might want to borrow is;
I attract prosperity, abundance, financial security, and unexpected money into my life each day.
But, back to the ‘Joy’ issue, when was the last time you felt such an emotion in your life? Or, has it been such a long time that you’re not really sure what brings you ‘Joy’ anymore?
I’m not talking happiness, or even contentment because we can feel either on a daily basis whether it be; happiness at work or contentment to be sat in front of the TV with a cuppa.
I mean real soul-deep joy. The type of joy engendered by the birth-of-a-child, or getting the all-clear from a; scary health issue, and dare I say it; money appearing just when you need it drastically.
You may not think that; these 3 examples should be grouped together, but real ‘Joy’ is subjective to each and every person, on earth.
To a thirsty child in Africa, dirty water, may bring joyful cries, to a homeless person, one night in a shelter, could touch their heart. And, to a rescued animal, first-cuddles from a loving human may be the greatest thing since Smackos (dog treats) were invented.
So, take 5 minutes today, review your life, and think about the last time you felt, heart-wrenching ‘Joy’, and I want you to revel in the sensations that appear with the memory, and hold on to them, so that you can bring them to mind, whenever you’re in a dark moment
My day started, with me being; overwhelmed by a tsunami of someone else’s discontent – this was even before, I’d had my first cuppa.
I sat for 30 minutes listening to gripes & groans, about how this person wasn’t happy with their life, and the changes they wanted to make, and it made me realise……
My Soul; Is Tired!
If, like me, you’re a listener, a volunteer, a doer-for-others, then perhaps you’ve also reached the same point in life I have, whereby; you want to ask; as the song says, “What about me? It isn’t fair!”
I’m not meaning to sound; selfish, self-centred, or even unwilling to help, because I’ll gladly do anything for anyone, in fact, I enjoy doing things for other people and am a great, believer, in being an instigator, when; paying-it-forward.
I find it natural to help someone else, and I’m sure many of you feel the same but has it occurred to any of us ‘givers’ it’s very easy to be taken for granted, and sometimes, we forget; what’s best for ‘You’.
To give you some recent, examples from my own life…….
Whilst walking back from the gym this morning; an acquaintance gave me a brand-new bookcase. It was small but lovely, and I carried this gift, several hundred yards home, only; to automatically offer it to my mother, who expressed a liking for it – Being a ‘giver’, it was an innate reaction to do this, even though; I wanted the item myself (fortunately, mum said no, but I would’ve gladly handed it over).
Then, a few days ago, I was talking to a young nephew & niece, who I see infrequently, as they live in another state when they asked if they could feed the ducks. I enquired of them, would this be permissible with their father (he was absent at the time) only to be told “Daddy said you’d take us to the lake, to feed the ducks”…….I was happy to do it, but was disconcerted; to discover myself being volunteered without any actual input.
If this, or similar situations occur in your life, like me; you must remember…….
This; is Your Life!
And, you too, are entitled to choices.
You can help whomever, whenever, but not at the detriment to self.
You deserve better, and ‘are’ the most valuable person in your life.
Remember; gratitude is something, ‘you’ are also entitled too.
Don’t get, me wrong; doing-for-others, can be a wonderful experience, in fact, I had another incident, recently, whereby I happily pitched in, and not only enjoyed it immensely, but I learnt something new, which may aid me, in a future venture. I also received a lovely expression of thanks.
To give; an abridged version……
I received a random phone call from a lady (Lynne) in Canada, who was looking for some childhood friends, she’d known in Perth 50 years ago. It transpired they had my surname, and Lynne was hoping to visit them, during a future trip – therefore, I took it upon myself to do some research online, and ‘may’ have located these people for her, after discovering their marital names……I’m still awaiting confirmation that they’re the correct people, but even so, the task was no hardship, at all.
Misquoting the Bible, what I’m trying to say with this post, is;
Do unto You, As, you would wish done, unto Others.
In Other Words:
Don’t Forget You!!!
And, Make 2016 ‘The Year Of You!!’
As some of you may know I live very close to a lake, which has incredible grounds, where you’ll frequently find dog walkers, picnickers, and joggers. In fact, I spend a lot of time there myself, and was about to walk around the lake when; I had a ‘moment’ by that I mean, someone made a very thought-provoking comment to me.
I was crossing the road outside my home, shortly after feeding my little magpie family, when all of a sudden a huge black Labrador – on a leash – came charging at me, with its’ poor human (a very nice lady) being dragged along in his wake.
When, this creature reached me, he literally tried to crawl up my body and planted his front paws on my shoulders, a huge tongue lolling in front of my face.
His owner, whilst trying to apologise, advised, “He never does that to anyone. I’ve never seen him do it before”. Naturally, I explained that I have an affinity for all animals and that one of my brother-in-laws has even nicknamed me; The Dog Whisperer.
Her reply; “Perhaps, that’s your calling, and it looks like you’re also a bird-whisperer too”.
And, it made me step back and think; is that what I’m here for? I’ve worked with my spiritual abilities, and enjoy writing, but I also crave; something else. Is this it?
Do you know what ‘Your Calling’ is, or, have you already found it?
Self care is never selfish act it is good stewardship
of the only gift I have
The gift I put on earth to offer to others
When you adopt the view point that there is nothing that exists that is not a part of you
That any judgement you make is self judgement
That any criticism
you will wisely extend to yourself
An unconditional love that will be the light of the world
why should we worry about others think of us
Do we have more confident in
In their opinions than we do our own
To establish true self esteem
we must concentrate on our successes
And forget about the failures and nigative in our lives
A healthy self love means we have no
Compulsion to justify to justify to ourselves
Or other authors why we take vacation
Why we sleep late who we buy new shoes
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This is something we should all take on board.
Love you yourself as much as any body in entire universe
Deserve your love and affection
until you value yourself you won’t value your time
until you value your time
You will not do anything with it
A man can not be Successful and complete comfortable
Without his own approval
Never be bullied into silence
Never allowed yourself to be made a victim
Accept no one’s definition of your choice
And life but define yourself
Love yourself first and every thing else falls into line
You really have to love yourself to get any thing
Done in the world
Remember always that you not only have the right
To be an individual
You have no obligation to be one
If you could sense how improvement
You are to the lives of those you meet
How improvement you can be to people
You may never even dream of there is
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