Sunday, April 28, 2013

What is your personal poison...?

   There is just no attempting to deny this one folks for we all have them...we all have those poisonous little enemies that reside inside of us. Naturally some will vary from person to person, but I have found that so many seem to be across the board in this era we are living in. Enemies do not have to loom large in order to be damaging, especially those internal poisons.
     Do you beat up on yourself when you have fallen short of an endeavor? You should, rather, see it as a lesson learned and you will know how to do better the next time. Why poison yourself for such a thing?
     Do you compare yourself with others? Do you measure yourself by what others can do that you do not think you can do? You should be seeing those as opportunities for growth by sharing...not comparing. Be the unique person you were meant to be for comparing yourself with others will only make you vain and bitter. Why do such a thing?
      Do you fight the good fight every day, win or lose? You always should so long as you are fighting the fights worth fighting for. Do not fret for some things in life are just not worth fighting for or about. Choose your battles wisely or you will poison yourself yet again. Why do such a thing?
       Some of the poisons are small things that loom large and can become overwhelming. Remember that everything has a 50/50 chance at the beginning and that every coin has two sides. You MUST search for the positive side for each time you allow yourself to be against yourself then you are only poisoning you. Why do such a thing? Give things their due attention and thought for nothing can be fixed until ask yourself the question of clarity...What is MY personal poison...?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Has your spring, sprung...?

     Do you spring out of bed each morning to greet your day or do you crawl from under the covers with the dread of what this day may hold?
     Do you spring into your job with passion and fury, really loving what you do and doing what you love or do you kind of just show up for work some days because you have to and it's a paycheck?
      Do you spring into the idea and action of meeting new people and engaging in all different kinds of experiences or do you just hang with the close circle and stick to the things you KNOW you like as opposed to trying something new?
       If you answered yes to the first part of the questions then you are doing well. If, however, you answered yes to the second part then perhaps it is time to consider that your spring has sprung...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Realist or Optimist...?

written by: Pamela (Pam) Scholes

       So, which is shall we be? Shall we be realist or should we be optimist? The two almost collide by definition. My question really is, why do we have to choose one over the other when, tough as it may be, we can be both? That's exactly right , we can be both and a dose of each is important. Keeping up with a daily dose of reality is often hard when you look around you and see the struggles everywhere and the endless list of things that are just wrong. It is tough to see light through so much darkness. But that is life and it doesn't get anymore real than that and accepting those factors makes part of you a realist...seeing things just as they are, bare and without mask.
        But, every coin has two sides and this one deserves no exclusion. Optimism, of course, is always being able to manage to see the sun through the clouds and believe in the positive no matter what. This is a grand virtue to have and a tough one to practice for the load in holding faith can sometimes be heavy. Optimist and realist aren't so very different. You look at a flower in the fall and see that it has died for the winter-that is being a realist for it is a fact. The other side of you will whisper and tell you that the flower will bloom again in the spring and that is you being the optimist. We take what we have around us for exactly what it is while all the time holding on to the hope of the good in things. It takes some juggling but you do not have to choose between being a realist or an optimist...