Friday, March 30, 2007
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein
Yes I do have the same amount of time as all those great folks listed above. It's what I do with that time. I have a tendency to just piddle around with the time and before I know it, it's vanished.
Today I will put more structure into my day, allot the time necessary for those necessary things. Do what is most important and move on from there. Use that time wisely. That doesn't mean I can't have time for me. That is an important thing to not just work and do and feel left out of the picture. It is using the time wisely. Knowing when to stop something and move on. Give myself time limits for the job at hand. Not let my mind wander off and then realize that I've just spent more time on something than I wanted to. FOCUS is the word today.
I can get done all the things I need to do as long as I focus on them. It will be a busy day, but I can get it done.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.
How am I treating this guest chamber for my soul, this temple, this magnificent vessel called my human body? Am I doing kind things to it or abusing it with too much food, not enough sleep, driving it to stressed out condtion?
Just as the quote says at the top, I can create a prison or a guest-chamber, a temple! Boy what a difference between a prison and a temple! Filth, decay, stench, lack of freedom is what comes to my mind when I picture a prison. Dark, dank, hostile. YUCK! That is not where I want to reside.
Then I look at what a temple is; bright, light, richness, plush surroundings, clean, marble floors, walls, just simply beautiful surroundings. THAT is where I want to reside. Having the freedom to move about, to do, to see, to experience that which I want.
What is it that will make the difference where I reside?? Love and kindness! Loving myself enough to be kind to me. Doing what will benifit my body and feed my soul! Today I will be kind. Today I will love myself.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Small does add up. Actions do mean something. Words are just words. Acting ON somthing instead of just thinking about doing will get results.
I forget sometimes to follow through on what I think. I get sidetracked with other 'things' that what I want to do gets pushed aside.
I don't have to send a novel as an email when just a simple thinking about you message will do. I let things pile up with the intention of doing them. Then I get overwhelmed with the ALL or nothing mentality. Keeping it all simple helps and keeps me up to date.
It's those little steps that do get me to where I am going. No matter how slow I go, I will get there. Not to talk the talk but walk it (or run) to get where I am heading.
So leaving the good intentions on the floor and doing the actions, even if they are small to me, they may loom large to someone else. My measuring stick isn't the same as everyone elses.
Monday, March 26, 2007
A ship in the harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are built for.
Playing it safe all the time is just that...safe. Not having to risk at all is also safe. Taking the plunge, cutting the cloth, sepping out in faith, etc all mean moving. Not just sitting around and doing what the routine says to do, but to go a bit beyond.
The quote is good, reminds me that I am not made to just sit around and wait and do things over and over again as I always have, but to stretch myself and see what I am truly capable of.
Routine can get very boaring also. Yes it is comfortable, but time after time after time of the same thing every time it is done, does get to be a habit. Today I will do something that is new, that might feel a challenge but it would be stepping out of my comfort zone and going beyond the me of every day to the me that is becoming. I will set sail and see where the wind takes me.
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