LIFE is the Test!

With the advent of major athletes and recording and performing stars coming to the forefront over the recent years…about their own issues of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual…one can’t help but notice that life has some great “equalizers.”

You might be able to have fame and fortune…but then God tests you in another area or even several areas.   Life is not supposed to be easy; it was not designed that way.

Our Life’s individual ‘tests’ are given to strengthen and improve our inner core.  If we give in, the test, or tester, wins.  Staying in an abusive relationship  or not saying anything about it within a family allows the abuser to ‘win.’  That lowers our own self-esteem and increases their dysfunction.  When I look back over history on all the men/ women who have made a difference for humanity…it was filled with victories not easily won.  Rather, they were  battles faught with endless conviction.  We have that same ability. We are humans.

Ask someone for help or get it for another.  Do not take “no” for an answer.  The victory is there.

Positively Living… a Positive Life

* LIFE in itself is a positive!

Instead of thinking about
what could go wrong,
a positive thinker thinks
about what can go right.

A positive thinker is going to look for the good
in things. That means they will always try to
find something positive about every situation and what they are supposed to learn from it .

When you give off positive energy, you infect others with that positive energy and that they will return that energy to you. It is basically the belief that what you put out will come back to you.

A positive thinker is going to be able to stay upbeat
in any situation; they do not dwell
on the negative. They accept ithe challenge/ test as given and then move on.

Positive thinking can be used in every aspect of life,
from the little things to major things. It can be used to
help you get through trying times. You can also use it
to just make your average day go a little better.

Positive thinking involves
being able to turn off the negative thoughts and
replace them with good thoughts.

You will start to do everything in a more
positive way, including how you treat others. This will not go unnoticed. Your interaction with others plays a large part in your life.

Positive thinking will allow you to believe that you can
accomplish something if you put your mind to it. You
will be able to set goals and reach them because you
will believe that you can do it.

Positive thinking is very influential. It is going to start to shape everyone and everything around you. You are going to see the great power it has almost immediately. The power of positive thinking is not subtle.

You have to make an effort to let positive thinking start turning all your
thoughts and ideas into positive thoughts and ideas. It is up to you to start
pushing the negativity out of your head and let positive thoughts guide you.

When you start to find your thoughts, drifting
to the negative it is your responsibility to make
an effort to make them positive instead.

The power of positive thinking is that it will shape your life. It is so contagious that it will affect the world around you. You will start to see positive thinking everywhere you go.

The true power of Positive thinking is that it allows
you to live life to its fullest potential and for all that, it
has to offer without letting negativity bring you down.

A positive mind anticipates
happiness, joy, health and a
successful outcome of every
situation and action. Whatever
the mind expects, it finds.

When the attitude is positive we entertain pleasant feelings
and constructive images, and see in our mind’s eye what we
really want to happen.

Think positively, expect only favorable
results and situations, and circumstances
will change accordingly. It may take some
time for the changes to take place, but
eventually they do.

When you expect success and
say “I can,” you fill yourself
with confidence and joy.

Fill your mind with light, hope and feelings
of strength, and soon your life will reflect
these qualities.

When you choose the best possible
action, it makes it that much easier to
choose the best positive meanings to
the given situations stemming from
the best possible actions that were

Don’t think of positive thoughts
as a panacea or an avoidance technique; think of them as
a symptom of good living.

Correcting What We Have Done Wrong in Our Lives!

Admitting we are “wrong” in any situation… is difficult.  Admitting we have done something “wrong” to another human being… is even more difficult.   Sometimes, I refer to it as : stepping up to the plate.  Similar to an athlete that might not see the ball coming directly at them…stepping up to the plate…to me, means that you are at least in the game (and in this case it’s the game of LIFE and you are willing to own up to the fast ball coming your way)…even if you strike out or are hit hard by that ball.

It takes courage to admit a fault or a wrong that you have done to someone else.  It takes even more courage to admit it and then never do it again. I’m pretty sure that someone who suffers dependency in any area deals with this issue every day. Is this the last day I purposely hurt someone’s feelings or say something about them behind their back, hoping they never know it was me.  Is today the last day I drink or do drugs? Is today the last day I cheat, steal, or lie?   Is today the last day I “abuse” someone else?…but you get the idea.   I know you do.

Truely, someone who comes forth in any venue and admits their faults has my total respect. But someone who comes forth, admits his/her limitations, and then does everything humanly possible to correct that injury or dysfunction is an example of highest regard for all of us.  In actuality, not only have they stepped up to the plate, but they have won the inning. There will be many, many innings for all of us. Step up to the plate, today.