My favorite word these days is “believe.” It could be that it’s because it’s the holiday season or that the word seems to be splashed everywhere. Yet I don’t think so. I’m a dreamer and I believe that everything and anything is possible if we believe in it with all of our heart.
And I do.I believe that each of us has the ability to change the life of another.
I believe that kindness can heal the world.I believe that we can change someone’s life by sharing our stories of tragedy to triumph.
I believe that there’s good in everyone but not everyone sees that in themselves.I believe that positive words and actions are important.
I believe that a positive outlook can dampen a negative one.
I believe that if we have faith in ourselves we can achieve our goals.
I believe that dreams do come true and that there’s a dreamer in all of us.
I believe in magic.
I believe in “me.”
And I believe in all of you.
Here’s to the dreamers and the believers. You got this!
Often times we take things for granted. We assume that the people we love know how we feel about them or how much we appreciate them. We assume that they know when we’re upset or that something they do bothers us. We assume that saying the words to them is enough…but it isn’t.
Assumptions. Nothing good ever comes out of them. It’s a breeding ground for misunderstanding, arguments and hurt feelings.
Words, on the other hand, can make a difference. Words communicate how we’re feeling to someone and can prevent misunderstanding, arguments and hurt feelings.
Yet there’s something important about those words: you need the actions to back them up because it’s those actions that make them true to the person you said them to.
Be mindful. Be compassionate. Be kind. Be understanding. Be willing to listen with an open heart and mind.
And be those things to the people you love.
And they’ll be all those things to you.
And never miss an opportunity to not only tell someone how you feel about them, but show them!
Life changes in the blink of an eye and what we have one day can be gone tomorrow. So often we allow life to get so busy that we forget to see what’s right in front us: the people who love us.
We know in our hearts that we’re grateful for them, yet so often that gratitude is put on the back burner and the ones we love are left feeling “taken for granted.” We all need love in one form or another, whether it’s from your family or children, friends or a significant other.
“Love lifts us up when life tries to pull us down.”
Take a look at your life at this very moment and count your blessings. Be grateful for the people in it that love and support you and for the life you are gifted to live every day.
Don’t let the world and all the sadness and craziness in it cloud the beauty in your life. Live your life everyday in gratitude for the people in your life, for the job you love, for the career you are pursuing. Be grateful for another new day in your life; another day in which you can share your love and gratitude with others.
Every morning before my feet hit the floor I open my eyes and say out loud: “thank you for another day.”
And that’s how I begin each day, with gratitude for having been gifted another day, with gratitude for knowing that I have the choice to make the day the best I can and gratitude in knowing that I have the ability to make a difference in the world with love and kindness.
“Gratitude” keeps us grounded and reminds us of what’s really important in our lives. It makes us stop and think about what’s important and that the smallest of things in our day can become the biggest of things we’re grateful for.
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or a picture of what you’re grateful for at this very moment. It can be as small as your first cup of hot coffee in the morning or as big as surviving an illness. Gratitude isn’t about the size of what you’re thankful for; gratitude is the confirmation that you’ve taken a moment in your day to realize how blessed you are.
Live each day with an “attitude of gratitude” and watch how your life will change. All good things come to us when we focus on all the good in our life and not on the bad. Life is filled with ups and downs, good and bad, yet when we focus on all the ups and the good the downs and the bad becomes less important and easier to handle.
So, what are you grateful for today? Let’s share our moments together…we just might be able to make a difference in the world together by sharing our moments of gratitude with each other and the world.