A SMILE all day, keeps our troubles away. A smile puts us in the
driver's seat. For with our smile, we declare that everything is going
to be just fine.
When something good happens, we need to smile and say thank you
– to the people around us and the heavens above. The Creator
also likes to receive our thanks.
Focus, do your best; smile and enjoy your life. See your dreams coming
true and be the person you want to be. Be in love with your world,
amazed by its beauty. For, now -- and only now -- your are alive.
Focus on now being the perfect moment, full of life, joy and energy --
and nothing else will bother you.
We need to love the people around us. We need to love the Creator.
Moreover, we should join these two loves with our love for ourselves --
to be all a part of the greater One.
We need to send out feelings of love, acceptance, admiration and
affection to those who most annoy and upset us. This produces the most
marvelous results -- especially for us.
Wrapping beautifies a gift, but the love behind it, the wish to see
others receiving and rising, is what empowers it. Such a love is so
potent; it works even without any gift at all.
Pick me up
Pick me up; don't put me down. Pick me up -- encourage me; help me feel
good about myself. Don't put me down -- don't shame me; it really,
really hurts. And I will do the same for you.
Not at the
We cannot resent others and appreciate them at the same time.
Therefore, to love them, even when they upset us, we need to focus on
the different gifts they give us -- the many ways they enrich us.
On our way
If we trample on others to reach our desires, they will push us down.
But if we love them, elevate them, they will lift us to their shoulders.
We make stupid mistakes -- all the time. It's part of our reality. The
question is then, how do we turn them to our advantage? How do we climb
them towards our dream? There is a solution. We just need to find it.
Through the day, we make choices. In general, our choice is between
doing what is right, as opposed to doing what is convenient. We need to
remember though, that from "what is right" we mostly profit, while from
"what is convenient" we mostly lose.
When the going is uphill, we need to change gear. We need to turn our
eyes upwards, and say a prayer. If we can't do this either, we can take
a short rest or a long walk -- whatever will best recharge our
Beware of self-satisfaction, of feeling smug. It leads to expensive
mistakes -- errors we can't afford to make.
The Best Me
We need be no more than anyone else is, nor any less. We just need to
be "the best me" we can be.
Life is like a garden. The more effort we put into it, the more
beautifully it grows. But when we leave it, weeds and thorns overrun
Where do we get the seeds -- ideas and inspiration to make our garden
flourish? We need to look to the One who is the landscaping artist of
Our own anger is our worst enemy. It kills others and it kills us -- if
not in full, then in part. Moreover, it kills our most precious assets
-- the moments of our lives. We must work at removing it from ourselves.
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we need to say, "He-she-they are not to blame." We need to understand
why that is so; and then focus on solving our problem.
First, we need to say, "All is for the good". We need to understand why
this is so; and then rise to the challenge.
need to feel the Creator within us. Picture the Creator's name golden,
glowing, radiating holy energy -- filling us with power, a desire to
explore new concepts and achieve our heart's every desire.
Divine Presence lies hidden within us. Likewise, it hides in the world
around us. We need to connect these two -- to bridge the gap. Thus we
fill our lives with its goodness, beauty and joy.
Living a Dream
need to have a dream and believe its truth. We need to see our dream as
real, and -- more importantly -- as affecting the type of person we
become. Thus, we live our dream right now.
wisdom the Creator founded the world" (Mishle
3.19). We need to focus
on being wise -- wiser than we have been until now. For, wisdom is the
foundation of all. With wisdom, we enhance our lives.
need to focus on beauty, the culmination of all good attributes. We
need to see beauty in the world around us, the people in our lives. We
need to see beauty in ourselves, in the opportunities that await us. We
need to see beauty in this very moment.
away from evil, and do good!" Before we can grasp what is
and empowering, we must let go of what is ugly and depressing. We must
identify our feelings of distress, anger, jealousy, etc. and replace
them with calm, happy thoughts. Then we can start doing great things.