Living in the Lap of Luxury

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I’m grateful for today and living this healthy, happy, and safe life. Life really is so precious. Our current life situation may change at any moment. What more can I ask for right now? Nothing. I have the essential components needed to live this already exceptionally fortunate life. Too often do I experience the people who put value on things that, realistically, have no value. Never take anything for granted. Remember: “if you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep at night, you are richer than 75% of the world.” If you don’t think you live in the lap of luxury, re-evaluate the abundant amount of riches that already surround you everyday. Sharing is caring, giving gets gratitude. You can’t buy uplifting emotions.

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The Optimist’s Creed

Promise Yourself…….

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
  • To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
  • To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

-Christian D. Larson-

The Station: Robert Hasting

“THE STATION” by Robert Hasting.

Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the window we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hillsides, or city skylines and village halls.

But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour we will pull into the station. Banks will be playing and flags waving. Once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles, damning the minutes for loitering – waiting, waiting, waiting for the station.

“When we reach the station, that will be it!”, we cry. “When I’m 18.” “When I buy a new SL Mercedes-Benz!” “When I put the last kid through college.” “When I have paid off the mortgage!” “When I get a promotion.” “When I reach the age of retirement, I shall live happily ever after!”

Sooner or later, we must realize there is not station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us.

“Relish in the moment” is a good motto especially when coupled with Psalm 118:24: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today.

So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more, cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.

Life’s Looking Glass

SAY THIS OUT LOUD: LIFEISNOWHERE

You have just received insight into the way you look at life. How?

Either you see:

LIFE IS NOW

-or-

LIFE IS NOWHERE

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Remember……

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”

– Brian Tracy-




What Motivates You?

Abraham Maslow studied the human mind and proposed “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”. He established a theory to explain human motivation and found that growth is the direct result of an internal motive to fulfill a need.  After each need is achieved, beginning with the basic drives (the physiological needs), the next will be subconsciously identified. The last need, self-actualization, defined as the reality of one becoming aware of their ultimate potential by successfully achieving it.

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Caution: This brain tool may cause changes. Side effects include goal setting and maximizing life’s outcomes for personal success.

Leo

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd )

HELLO “LION”

Planet: Sun

Element:Fire

Your secret talent is charming minds.

Embracing a heart to heart connection through loving and passionate emotions is your life’s purpose.♥

Look at you, you prefer long relationships. Don’t you?

+Of course you are fixed on positivity+

Many depend on you for your warm and guiding heart. Thanks for the support!

You do depend on some! Admit it, you might be bit stubborn.

Usually, your aura has a potent red, yellow, or orange glow.

You are devoted to opening new doors and discovering more about yourself.

Your faithful and honest attitude is always directed at loved ones.

Quite often, you become the creator of a fun atmosphere. You sparker you!

Sometimes you like to complain? (behind closed doors!)

I can tell that you have most laid back personality.

YOU ARE AN AMAZING PERSON


What Color is your Aura?

Red: excitement, energy, affection, passion, power, stability, courage, enthusiasm.

*Loves to remain grounded to their ego and thrives on achievements and success*


Blue:  spirituality, serenity, security, freedom, peace, honesty, devotion.

*Enjoys a calming lifestyle, free from conflict*


Violet: uplifting, sensual, strong imagination, visionary, royalty, creativity.

*Lives in a “fantasy” world, filled with day-dreaming and innovation*


Yellow: optimism, happiness, positivity, energy, stimulation.

*Loves  positive energy and new mental/physical adventures*


Orange: fun, friendly, flamboyant, warmth, inviting, productivity, expression, independence.

*Becomes the center of attention and stimulator of socialization*


Green: persuasion, tranquility, peace, harmony, love, self-renewal, nature, growth ,acceptance, healing.

*Constantly sets goals in order to achieve control while embracing love for all*


Brown: Stability, wholesomeness, dependability, earthly connection.

*Concentrates on being holistically intact, especially with the Earth*


Grey: everlasting, anticipatory.

*Takes life as it comes*


White: clarity, purity of thoughts/actions.

*Creates a well protected lifestyle, filled with many new beginnings*


Black: strength, possibility, sophistication.

*Has a strong focus toward personal drives and motives*


 

 

 

The Silent Screams of Communication

For any successful relationship to blossom, effective communication is vital. Communication is not simply just verbal, it accounts for much more than just words, wordless communication channels exist as well! Non-verbal communication is the practice of sending or receiving a silent message. These un-audible channels give insight into human mentality and interpersonal relationships. Basic non-verbal communication is expressed through appearance, kinesics, gestures, facial expressions, touch, paralanguage, and proxemics. In fact, research proves that the majority of our daily communication is non-verbal. ONLY ABOUT 7% OF ALL COMMUNICATION IS VERBAL!

Non-verbal communication has an immense influence on every individual:mentally, emotionally, and physically. With every passing moment, people are always forming conscious and subconscious opinions of others. Just like animals, humans often live through instinct rather than thought; we are creatures of habit! Every behavior is a non-verbal motive, the intuitive effect of some thought or emotion. The cause and effect cycle of thoughts and emotions is uncontrollable, but the attitudes and actions we respond with can be altered! If “actions speak louder than words”, what verbs describe you? Reflect upon your tone of voice, body posture, facial expressions, eye contact, physical movements, and the mood your mind-set forms.

Simple positive “vibes” will give you interpersonal power. More importantly, it will change the outcome of any situation that you may be encountering! Next time you meet someone, remember, they are forming an opinion of you. Instead, create their opinion by using your mind tools and focusing on self-awareness. Evaluate the back-and-forth cues and eradicate unnecessary negative flow. You can become the most approachable and resilient person around by simply using the universal sign for friendliness, THE SMILE! By changing your signals, you are sure to gain a better understanding of yourself, thus your perception will stimulate positive reactions, appraisal, and foremost draw more positive influences into your life! Ultimately, you will form the perfect positive image for yourself as the sparker of positive thinking, reminiscences, feelings, and responses!

 

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