As you get coffeed up and ready to start this day, ask yourself how hopeful do you feel. Do you have high hopes? Are you envisioning a future that you’re working towards? Do you consider yourself a person with hope?
When I was younger I had too much hope. I hoped for all sorts of things. As I got older I began to see the other side of some of my hopes and they slipped away. Lately, I don’t think of myself as all that hopeful.
All I want nowadays is to be left alone and to do my work. I no longer hope for big financial success, Now I see that hope is a trap. Hope, for me, has been replaced by acceptance and gratitude. I accept that my career is what it is and I’m grateful for my gifts, but deep down, I still look for pigs that can fly. Even when I feel crushed by reality and feel that hope is something I used to have…..I find myself ready to believe that someday pigs will fly.
I guess that helps me to continue on a path that others jumped off of years ago. I’m unable to give up. So, I’m gonna finish my coffee and put on my Saturday face and begin that search again for floating pork.
Good luck out there today. If you feel that your hopes are lost, look deeper and up.
Once again we stand on the shore of a new day. The waves crash into the rocks as we set our sights on the things we want to accomplish. My heart is still waking up to the morning. My hopes for today are simple and include enjoying its voyage. I’ve stood on the shoreline of a new day so many times, you’d think I would be more confident, but I’m not. I’ve seen big boats go down before my eyes. I’ve seen my friends crash onto the rocks. I know the water can end your story or bring you to the new land. My coffee helps me to grab onto some hope and ride the waves. Good luck on your trip today. Don’t let the Sirens pull you off course. May your waters be calm. Smooth sailing my friends.
Everyone has more than one personality. Our changes are subject to circumstances or situation. When I’m cranky and depressed, I’m not much fun to be around, but when I’m fecund and happy, I can be a very good company. Sometimes delight If I’m full of breakfast and exasperating right before that. Who we are fluctuating just like time on the earth. When I think about it, everything seems to have some give to it, except death. Someone you consider a jerk, might be someone else’s “Boo-Boo-Dumpling”. or “Sweetie’s face”. When someone is bothersome to me, I try to put myself in their place. Can I understand why they are like this or what made them bothersome? Even someone like Trump, or the people at his rallies. I see them and wonder what happened to them in early childhood that made them…..this way? I wonder about the love in someone’s life when all they do is preach hate. However awful the words coming from their mouths, I remind myself that they are also someone’s child. Someone gave birth to Trump, taught him about the world and life. Someone is behind all of us. Someone who gave us life. Let the person you express be worthy of a big love. If you have a choice about who you are today, be the caring, nice and loving. We all like that one best.
Meanwhile, real life keeps creeping into my “to-do” list…Seems everything needs something. I think I’m making headway in my plans, but I don’t know. We keep so busy, either with tasks or complaining. There’s a lot to do and a lot to complain about. That’s when I check in with my world to make sure I’m not just working hard, but also working smart. Getting to your goal doesn’t necessarily mean breaking yourself down into exhaustion. Sometimes getting closer to your goal just takes a clear head and better aim. Good luck with your life goals. Don’t let mundane tasks keep you in place.
This place is full of wonderful amazing things. Love, happiness, creativity, and excitement is all around you and so is difficulty. Every minute of a day on planet Earth finds someone or something in great pain or difficulty.We as humans are able to treat each other badly and we treat animals even worse. Life is brutal and beautiful. There are so many real reasons to get furious every day.
If you allow them to, the problems of the world will pull you down. You could spend your entire life angry and sad about all of the injustices out there but don’t.Being crushed by the weight of the world is a real thing. Yes, it’s our duties to help each other and the planet, but not at the cost of love and peace. Don’t get pulled under by the wrongs in life.
Do what you can about the causes you choose, and remember to give just as much to the things you love. The heart needs to sing.
Know that this place isn’t perfect, fight for what you believe in and save some of you for your life. Put the problems of the world down for a while and let yourself be free.
There is enough bad news in this world to keep you upset for the rest of your life, don’t let it.
Do you look like you think you look? When I look in the mirror, the very first thought has ALWAYS been “No, that’s not it.”
When I see myself I never recognize me. It’s gotten worse as I get older. I just don’t connect to the way I look. Never have. In my mind, I look different. Our sense of self is a tricky thing.
Visuals are so important and I’m the one person in my life that I usually don’t see. Body image, self-image, we decide what we’re seeing. The fashion and cosmetic industries want us to depend on them for our individuality. Billions of dollars are spent on us trying to look the way we want to feel. I have met someone who was a Zumba trainer and just graduating from law school, with a lousy sense of self. She felt worthless and ugly. I was shocked at how wrong her self-image was. I couldn’t blame her as sometimes I felt the same, but I came to the point and realized that I should be kind to myself, accept how we look like and that’s all we need to look like. A good way to be kind to yourself is to remember when getting ready to take shower in the morning, take our glasses off first. Accept ourself and love ourself if we want to be accepted and be loved. Check in with our sense of self.
I believe that there are angels around us. Some are invisible. They hang out and watch you. Others are easily seen and play an active part in your day. I’ve noticed angels before. Some people just stand out as different and special. Some folks just calm you down with a smile.Angels remind us of love and calmness when we’re on fire. When an angel looks into your eyes, it feels like an energy is flowing into your heart. At some point, I’m hoping to be an angel. I want wings and the ability to help. For right now I’m grateful to the angels in my life. The ones I live with, eat dinner with, laugh with. We are all bundles of life energy moving forward. Take the help when it’s offered.Angels have your back.