Monday, December 31, 2012
We don't need to look back and we have to becareful how we look forward, but we do need to learn how to appreciate where we are right now. Because now, we are in the present. This is the moment when we can change our focus, breathe, cry, sigh, sleep, be awakened, have a resolve, make a resolution, complete a task, become driven, encourage others, encourage ourselves, change our thinking, become positive thinkers, be a do-er.
I chose to focus on positive things we can do, because we can do negative things as well, but it is in the present we we can choose to change our minds. We can choose to take back negative thoughts. We can choose to make a different choice. Every day and every moment we will approach a fork in the road with choices. We choose the path we want to take. Some days we want the easy path, and other days we are looking for a challenge. Some days we are daring to do something we havent done before, and other days we travel the path we are comfortable to be on.
But along the way - while we are in the present - we have choices!!! We can choose to do things differently.
One of my favorite quotes is: Don't make a permanent decision out of a temporary situation. What I love about quotes is - they can mean something different to each of us and they can mean something different in every situation.
I am choosing in my present to use this quote to say I am not making a permanent decision in a temporary situation. I am not going to say "I am fat", "I am overweight", "I can't", "this is too hard", "I am a failure" - I am not going to label myself negatively, I am not going to speak negative things about myself because the words that come out of your mouth impact your heart and your actions.
So today is the most important day of 2012. Now is the most important time of today!!! Now is the present....and what will you say right now??? How is your present going to bless you today??? We choose our blessings.....We choose what we want....We choose who we are....We choose!!!!!
I also believe that with God All Things Are Possible......so that if we are in what feels like an unimagionable situation...my God is able to do exceedingly and Abundantly above all we can ask or imagine according the the power that works in us.....
God wont bring us to it if he wont bring us through it....and even if we direct our path to get where we are, God won't leave us there, he will show us a way out....
We have the power in us....we have the ability to be positive in tough situations. I am choosing to not be a failure, and today I am successful!!! I have made up my mind, and I have the power within me to be successful!!! Right now...In my present....