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It’s a Good Thing

Remember that being alone doesn’t always mean being lonely; it can be a beautiful experience of finding your creativity, your heartfelt feelings, and the calm and quiet peace deep inside you. – Anonymous

There are some people that dread being alone, but I think it’s a good thing.  I’m not talking about loneliness, nobody wants to feel like that. I’m talking about being alone, by yourself and becoming aware of who you are.  In this crazy busy day and age, that’s a good thing.  Think about it, we are constantly being bombarded by news and information. We can be reached 24/7 via cell phone and email, and most of us check social media several times a day.  We are never alone.

There is a big push now about mindfulness.  Very simply put, it’s being aware of yourself, your thoughts and your feelings in the present moment.  That’s not a bad thing, in fact, it’s a good thing.  But you can’t be very mindful of yourself if you’re constantly surrounded by people and activity.  Sometimes, you just need to be alone to get in touch with who you are and what you’re feeling.

Take time to get in touch with who you are and how your feeling.  Shut off the outside world for a while and be alone with yourself.  Being lonely isn’t a good thing but being alone is different. It’s a good thing. It gives you an opportunity to get to know a very amazing person – yourself.


Focus your conscious mind on things you desire not things you fear. Doing so brings dreams to life. – Anonymous

How often do you find yourself focusing on all the negatives in your life instead of focusing on your dreams?  Probably a lot.  It’s so hard not to focus on the negatives. We get bills in the mail, horrible news on the television and in the papers. It’s all around us.  But our dreams live inside of us, and those dreams are what we need to focus on.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying ignore what’s going on in the world, or in your life.  You can’t really do that, but don’t obsess over it, don’t dwell on those things and give them all your energy.  Instead, focus your energy, your mind on your goals and your dreams.  Direct your energy on your dreams.

When you focus your energy on the negative, it becomes bigger and more powerful. The opposite is true, when you focus your energy on your dreams, they too become bigger and more powerful.  Where does it make more sense to direct your energy? Do you want to make your fears and negative thoughts grow or do you want to make your dreams grow.

My money is on making my dreams grow.  Take time every day to focus all your energy on your goals and dreams.  Make them grow and bring them to life.

Find Your Path

Let your heart light your path to your future – Anonymous

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future, and how important it is to find your path.  I’m mostly thinking about it because I have two kids that just find your pathgraduated for college and they’re trying to find their way in this crazy world.  But I’m also thinking about myself.  I’m curious about what the future holds for me, where I’ll be and who will and won’t be a part of my life.  Who you are right now, where you are and what you do are not set in stone, and if you’re not happy you have the power to change it, just listen to your heart and let it lead the way.

I love being a teacher, I love working with kids, and I especially love the kids with emotional disabilities that I’ve worked with for the past 8 years.  But it’s a hard job, and it’s often thankless, and it’s certainly never going to make we wealthy.  Personally, I think I’ll teach forever, but I don’t have to.  I can look to my heart and let it lead me to my future.  So can you.  That’s the cool thing about the future.  It’s not set in stone.  You can change it any time you want.  Listen to your heart let it help you find your path to your future.

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