Thought for Today (10/22/2018)

Know yourself both physically and mentally; when something changes, do not blindly accept it, but find out why the change has happened. ~ ME

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Thought for Today (10/21/2018)

The laws of the land are supposed to meet a “moral-minimum” meaning the law is set at the lowest acceptable ethical level.  Anymore, the idea of ethics to many is unacceptable because it might hold one accountable for one’s actions, thereby moving the bar down for the moral-minimum.  Therein lies the issue in not only America, but in many countries.

Hold yourself above the moral-minimum and be an example for others to emulate.  Without examples the moral-minimum will eventually become non-existent.

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Thought for Today (10/19/2018)

As we walk from day to day, we get used to the big sights and sounds that draw our attention. Whether it be blaring horns from impatient drivers in traffic, various non-descript buildings along your path, or just zoned out because of seeing the same things day after day.  Living this life of fast paced repeated routines slowly renders us numb from the monotony of it all. This numbness prevents us from experiencing the simple wonders that are waiting to be discovered.

Thought for Today:

Life is not a race to see how fast we can get to our destination. It is about the journey and taking the time to savor the trip. Slow down, take in all of your surroundings as you go, and be grateful for all that you experience. ~ ME

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Thought for Today (10/18/2018)

Readers beware!

There is a disease often overlooked that is spreading in epidemic proportions! The disease I speak of is known as the “If Only” disease. Persons affected with this disease are frequently heard saying:

“If only I get that new job, I would be happy.”

“If only I won the lottery, life would be good.”

“If only I could meet the right person, I would be fulfilled.”

“If only my boss would leave me alone, I would do my job better.”

The key to recognizing this disease is the infected person is heard to oft start sentences with “If Only…” They are known to spend inordinate amounts of time daydreaming about “If Only….” Finally, the last tell-tale sign of infection is their constant state of denial about being infected.

My thought for today is in reference to the only known cure:

Find happiness in the now, in yourself, and in your surroundings, and you won’t spend your life dreaming about “if only”. ~ ME

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Thought for Today (10/16/2018)

One of my aphorisms is  “Your quality of life is dependent upon your perception of your surroundings.”  Most people can change their perception of events with very little effort by determining whether or not something in their immediate vicinity is something they can change or not.  If they can’t change it, accept it for what it is and move on.  If it can be changed, step up to the challenge and change it.

However, there are those in the mental health world that have demons that do everything they can to subvert a person’s desire to change their perception.  They feel lost and paranoia becomes a constant in their world because sometimes it is difficult to determine what is real and what is not.  These people are not weak, they are not useless, and they are not hopeless.  What are they then?  They are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, cousins, grandparents, etc.

I read not too long ago an aphorism by the great saying writer, Anonymous, that goes:

“Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.” 

When you see someone fighting their demons, show them compassion, not judgment.

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Thought for Today (10/13/2018)

Pride – refers to a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of one’s personal value

Greed – an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs.

Lust – a psychological force producing intense wanting for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion. Lust can take any form as in sex, money or power.

Envy – a person’s lack of another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession.

Gluttony – an over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items.

Wrath – a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived provocation, hurt or threat.

Sloth – a habitual disinclination to exertion.

These are considered the Seven Deadly Sins, yet society embraces these sins.

Look around yourself, and even in the mirror if need be, and you can see these deadly seven all around you and promoted through the media, parents, and politicians.

This brings us to the thought for today:

Be happy within yourself and then you can be happy with your life without excess. ~ ME

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Thought for Today (10/11/2018)

America is a very strange land.  Those who defraud, steal, and cheat in private are chastised and sometimes thrown in jail.  Those who do it in public with fanfare, we send to Washington D.C. ~ ME

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