Monthly Archives: November 2016

Today’s challenge

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Last night I woke up to my husband carefully putting another cover we put on the bed around me. The night air got a bit colder than we thought it would when we went to bed. This was such a sweet gesture. This made me start thinking about kind gestures we make to others. Things like opening a door for someone, or telling a stranger to have a good day. You may think these are small gestures, but they do make a huge impression. I know that if someone is kind enough to let me go in front of them in traffic, I am inclined to do the same for someone else. Acts of kindness can have a domino effect. I don’t get offended if a gentleman holds the door for me. He is not thinking I am incapable of doing it, he is being polite and kind. I challenge you today to smile at a stranger, hold a door, ask the cashier at the store how their day is going…I could go on and on with examples of how you can show a small gesture of kindness. Don’t do just one but do a couple. It will soon become a habit and you will see how it will make a difference in your attitude about life and people. Now go spread some kindness!!!!

Start pointing the finger at yourself

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I am not a political person. I do follow headlines a and know that there is turmoil going on in the world right now. I am not pointing any fingers at anyone except….myself. If I want this world to be better it has to start with me. I have to be better in all aspects of my life. My family, business, health and habits. I need to start focusing in on these before I start pointing fingers at others. I find when I do focus on these others things, I don’t have time to point a finger at anyone else. My time, energy and thoughts are all on these things I am going to improve on in my life. I will make more time for my family. I will hustle more for my business so it can grow to it’s potential. I will take better care of my body so I can be here a long time to be able to be with my family and continue to work on my business. It all starts with creating habits to make these things happen. Please if you feel you need to point a finger in direction other than to yourself…think about the things that you want changed in your life. ONLY you can change those. I know that once you start to do this you will find there will not be any time left to point fingers!!!

30 People to be Thankful for

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I posted this a year ago and I feel it is worth posting again. Find those you are thankful for.

 

We are now in November and it is the time of year people start listing and posting what they are thankful for. I have a new idea. I would like you to think of 30 people, one each day, and tell them why you are thankful for them. You don’t have to do it publicly if you wish not to. When you do, please tell them in person as well, not just a the post. You can text them or better yet call them.

Now if someone tells you they are thankful for you, let them. Please listen to all what they have to say and take it to heart. Be proud of why they are thankful for you. Also if you aren’t first on their list that is just fine. They are only supposed to do one person a day so it doesn’t matter what day you fall on.

Our world today is filled with such negativity and I would like at least one month that we share some positive vibes about the people around us.