Monday, July 30, 2012

Pay Gratitude.

The spirit relies upon feeling gratitude and appreciated. Every being's happiness is at the root fueled by feeling as though they contributed and that it was noticed by someone. As a fast paced society, we have all learned to supply the deficit of gratitude given from others and self-supplemented within ourselves a confidence and gratitude for ourselves. 

What I have learned and am constantly learning is that feeling satisfied in yourself is simply not enough. As Thank You's become more empty and robotic, standards get raised for what a good work looks like and progression numbs us from simple human interaction there is more need than ever to express gratitude for the people around you and the good things they do. 

Are there people walking around your life that contribute to your day be it emotional, spiritual, relationship, friendship, career..simple day to day things to large things that make a difference for you but are going unappreciated? Are there simple yet heart felt "Thank You's" and "Great Job's" or even "I don't know how I would have done it without you. You make a difference." that you are in debt to people?

Be the change. Pay the gratitude debt you may owe today. You would be amazed at how much that could mean to someone to verbally hear how they are appreciated by you. 

Pay Gratitude. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Point Of View.

We all see through a different set of eyes. Right or wrong, positive or negative, good or is all relative. We all have different personality types and a natural instinct to find the downside of everything and blame others around us for our misfortunes or situations that we have gotten ourselves into. 

What if we decided each day to make a conscious decision to fight to see the right in other's opinions even if they differ from our own? What if we decided to find the positive to a negative? What if we decided to take ownership for the role we play in our misfortunes and situations we get ourselves in to?

My mantra when I need focus is "The grass if greener on the other side but if you took the time to water your own grass it would be just as green." I live by this. It is far too easy to want the things that others have tended to and not want to tend our own things to make them pleasing. It is also too easy to get in to the mindset when someone or something ruins our grass to get stuck on blaming and victimizing ourselves rather than wasting precious time fixing our grass with the things we can control. 

So take control of your life. Take control of your happiness. See with a broader pint of view. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

We Need Each Other.

Amongst the daily lives that we all live, from our own personal focuses to the bubble that is far too easy to get involved in that is our life, it is easy to forget that we all need each other. The intricate network of close friends, family and acquaintances that make up our environment are the very reason that we all live. All of those people play a part in molding our daily existences and in turn we all play a part in molding theirs. 

Human interaction is so simple that it is easy to take for granted the power that it holds in all of our lives. 

So what are you doing with that power and how are you going to use that to make your life and the life of other's better? Who can get support from, share with, show appreciation for all they do for you? Who  can you make happy, show love to and make their lives better? 

Today, and every day..reach out and experience the people that are all around you from the ones that make big differences in your life and the casual passerbys.

We Need Each Other.