If you could do anything…

After thinking about this one awhile, what do you think you would do? I know What I would do. I would do the same thing only bigger. I would meet the same people but have more time with them. I would get more work done. I would spend quality time way more with people I could help. I would pay back twice what I owe people in kindness.

What would you do? Don’t say “make more money” (to buy more things) because if you really think this one though the things we buy are mostly a substitute for love anyway. Stuff does not make you any better than before. In fact it can get in the way of real life.

Here is the reality. It’s not over.  You can do anything more if you want to. Nobody to stop you but you.  I think we realize this the older we get. I hope so anyway.

Encouragement

Surround yourself with people that do not criticize and complain and drag your spirit down.  They are poison and should be avoided at all costs.  A real friend is someone who offers to help and encourages you to press on, not quit.  There are enough obstacles to overcome without people you know dragging you down.

We think we have to keep the same friends because we have known them so long, but you don’t. You can be proactive in this area.  Cut them loose and move on. Every person who is attempting a big thing will always have tons of people who are naysayers and they can break your spirit. They might say you are nuts to attempt some hard thing.

Christopher Columbus was nuts. thank goodness he was nuts. and courageous. Better to try and fail miserably then never venture out and be in a comfort zone forever. When is it wise and when is it foolish? Big question. Nobody knows what will happen. It is best to be wise as you can possibly be and go go go into the unknown with vigor. If you stand still an airplane may drop from the sky and kill you, too. It’s not like that didn’t happen before.

The Seventh Day

One day in seven we are given to think about big things. All week we think on small things then comes Sunday and everything is different. Even if you are not a Christian and do not observe Sunday as a Holy Day, I bet you do see it as different. My non-Christian friends see Sunday as a day to kick back or be with family.

Why do they do this? In other countries Sunday is just another work day. Each day is the same.

They pay the price for that though. Our bodies need a different, special day every week. We need it like we need air.

Naturally, to Christians, it is the best day of the week. In fact, I have found that the more I focus on Sunday being Sunday and set apart, then the rest of the week goes way better than if Sunday is just another day. Even God rested from creating the whole world on the seventh day. Even God needed a rest. All creative people need a rest on this day. Have a great Sunday.

photo by UGArdener.

chopped liver and God

When you really don’t know what to do in a situation; and you do nothing because you aren’t sure it is the right decision; and you are stymied and do not really know what to do — I mean you really do not have a clue, and you had a couple of bad experiences before that have made you even more nervous about making a decision — know this:

In not making a decision you have made a decision to spend time in worry. Spending time in worry is the most used strategy by most people. Those who do not spend time in that worry room, but just trust that whatever happens, WHATEVER HAPPENS, they will be ok, are the most successful people in the whole world in any area of work. Yup. Worry can cause you to lose precious time, freeze you into paralysis, lose opportunities, give someone else who is not worrying about it a total advantage, and make you weak in a muscle that needs to be strong to clear cut the forest of doubt and built that house of dreams.  Everybody falls into this trap sometimes, most of the time and all of the time.

The only way to kill worry in your life it to trust in God . Maybe he put that idea in your head in the first place and what is God anyway?? chopped liver?? Does that sound outrageous to you??? Well think how God feels when you don’t move ahead.