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Who I Am

Just a little bit of a different post because school closed early due to a snow storm 🙂  I’ve been doing this for almost 9 years now, and I’ve share a little bit about myself, but if you want to get a better insight into who I am, please feel free to check out my personal blog, Well Color Me… It’s my Who I amramblings on the world in general and my life in particular.

Stretch Your Mind

You Are Priceless

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – anonymous

You have to believe in yourself, and value yourself, and toot your own horn. Nobody is going to do those things for you if you can’t do it for yourself? If you believe in yourself and value yourself, you’ll find that others will as well!

Stop Digging!

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole, is to stop digging. – Warren Buffett

What  can I even say about this other than, well DUH!!!!  Except, often (at least for me) I will get into a difficult situation, aholend in trying to fix it, I often find that I’ve made it worse.  I realize that you can’t do NOTHING, but there is nothing wrong with taking a step back and re-evaluating the situation before you continue.

If you’re playing a game of dodgeball, generally, you’d just react.  You see the ball coming and you duck.  Just reacting works in dodgeball, but it doesn’t often work in life.  Take a second to step back and figure out what’s going on. Then you can figure out how to get out of that hole you’re in.

Welcome Back to the Daily Positive Thought

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Let Go and Let God – Chris Cade

by Chris Cade

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Let Go and Let God.” What I find interesting is how different people interpret this differently.

For example, one person might interpret it as this:

“I feel helpless. I don’t know what to do. I can’t do anything else. I’ve done all I can do… or at least all I want to do. I’ll defer my authority to  somebody or something else and just do my best to accept whatever consequences may happen.”

This latter example is somebody who lacks authentic power. That person believes (consciously and subconsciously) that they are unable to affect change in the world. Often people in this mindset see things as happening “to” them rather than happening “for” them.

They adopt a victim mentality because their feelings of helplessness disable them from seeing themselves accurately. And by extension, they are unable to see reality accurately.

Another way to interpret is this:

“I’ve done my best. Worrying won’t help the situation and it won’t make me feel any better. I’ll let it go now and trust that whatever happens is for the highest good.”

This is an example of somebody who lives in his or her authentic power. Simultaneously, that person recognizes that certain things are always going to be beyond him or her. When you live in that space, you recognize that the outcomes of situation (positive or negative) do not reflect upon your self-worth. They simply are the consequences of many many different aspects of reality coming together.

You are who you are, you do your best, and everything else that results is the optimal outcome given all that has previously occurred. People with this mindset often see things happening “for” them — not happening “to” them. In other words, they don’t see themselves as victims.

The difference between those two interpretations is profound.

Whether we realize it or not, most of us identify with the first victim-like example more often than we realize. In fact, as I share in my Liberate Your Life program, this kind of thinking is a natural consequence of childhood…

That time when we were physically, mentally, and emotionally dependent upon our caretakers to provide for us. Sometimes we truly were helpless within certain contexts and our life experience and we had to accept, to the best of our abilities, whatever happened to us.

That was the past though, and it doesn’t have to be your future.

Your Partner In Transformation,
Chris Cade
Liberate Your Life

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Happiness Comes from Within

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Fredrick Keonig

I am perhaps the worst possible offender of this that I have ever known. I constantly find myself thinking my life would be better if I had this or that or the other. I’m greedy, I’ll admit it, I want THINGS, lots and lots of THINGS. Does that make me a bad person, no, that makes me a goof. Suppose I’m a miserable person. If I have my lots and lots of things, I’ll be still be miserable, just with lots of stuff. When I get in this greedy mood (and it happens often) I give myself a proverbial smack upside the head and take a look at all the wonderful things I do have. I have a LOT of great things to be happy about. OODLES in fact. Will I stop being such a greedy guts and wanting things? Probably not – it’s good to want things. Wanting things makes you willing to work to get them. I just need to remember that I already have everything I need in my life to make me happy right now. The things – they’re just the icing on the proverbial cake of life.

A Small Disclaimer of sorts

Hi Everyone,

I was about to post a great email I received from one of the many self-help email lists I subscribe.  I don’t have a problem sharing these emails and I always give credit.  The thing is most of these people are sending these emails because they have something to say, something to promote and something to sell.  Again, I don’t have a problem with this.  Honestly, I want all of you to buy my book when and if I ever finish it.  I just want to tell people up front that I have not tried any of these programs and I’m not endorsing them.  I bet their great programs, and if I do try any of them, I’ll be certain to share that with you.  I just wanted to be clear that I’m not endorsing any programs, and just want to share their very positive, uplifting emails.

Random Acts of Kindness

Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

Random acts of kindness are quite possibly my most favorite thing in the world.  How great is it to do something nice for somebody just because, and to expect nothing in return.  It can be as simple as paying for the coffee of the person behind you in the drive thru to donating bone marrow.  It doesn’t matter what you do, just that you do it.  Think about it, if you do something nice for somebody, and they do something nice for somebody, the potential exists for those “random acts of kindness” to increase exponentially.  This is not a new idea, and it’s certainly not MY idea.  There was a great movie that came out several years ago called Pay It Forward about a young boy who decides to pay favors, not back, but forward that explores this concept with some amazing results.   Again, it doesn’t have to be a big thing.  The other day I was at Wal-Mart and the woman ahead of me in line left her credit card sitting by the debit machine when she left.  It took no time or effort for me to grab the card and call out to her, but it saved her from possible identity theft.  Hopefully she’ll pay that favor forward to somebody else and it will go on down the line.

Have you done, or experienced a random act of kindness?  Please share it here!

New Beginnings

No one can go back and make a brand new beginning, but anyone can begin now and make a brand new ending.

Things don’t always turn out the way we intended.  This is a fact of life.  We make mistakes, or other things happen that influence outcomes in a way we didn’t plan.  Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time and change the way things played out – unless you’re Doctor Who and you have a Tardis that we don’t know about. While most of us don’t have a Tardis, we do have something better, the ability to start all over again and make a new beginning.  From that new beginning, we can create our different outcome.  And if that outcome isn’t quite what we expected, guess what?  We can make another new beginning.

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