It takes time…

1. We need to take time to work because it is the price of success.

2. We need to take time to think because it is the source of power and the key to making good decisions.

3. We need to take time to play because it is the secret of youth, and a life of all work does make a person dull.

4. We need to take time to read because it is the foundation of knowledge.

5. We need to take time to worship because it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of the earth from our eyes.

6. We need to take time to help and enjoy friends because our friends ultimately are going to be a major source of comfort and happiness.

7. We need to take time to love because it is the sacrament of life that might be the most important–and yet the most missed–element in our lives.

8. We need to take time to dream because it is the foundation upon which hope is built.

9. We need to take time to laugh. Laughter has been called the “music of the soul.”

We need to take time to plan. It’s the secret of being able to have time for the first nine things.

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Stay true to yourself

There are people who have broken your heart. Who have hurt you. Who have broken your trust. But look carefully. There are some who love you, who trust you and are proud of you. Yes, there were things that didn’t work. There were moments when life was really harsh. But think carefully. There were moments when things worked out the way you wanted. When you were smiling.

When life was pleasant. Yes, you made mistakes. You felt bad for yourself. But think carefully. There were moments when you were proud of yourself. When you followed your heart. When you did what you wanted to do. So relax. Your past is gone. Shape your future and have fun in the present. Life is never the way we want it to be. But that’s the way it is.

You are not perfect. No one else is. You have flaws. Everyone has. You made mistakes. Everyone has. You failed at something. Everyone has. You can try again. So relax. You are a good human being. You are lovable. You are beautiful. Don’t be so harsh on your life. Love yourself. Because you deserve the best and that is you.

Stay true to yourself. Don’t worry about what people think of you or about the way they try to make you feel. If people want to see you as a good person, they will. If they want to see you as a bad person, absolutely nothing you do will stop them. Ironically, the more you try to show them your good intentions, the more reason you give them to knock you down if they are committed to misunderstanding you.

Keep your head up high and be confident in what you do. Be confident in your intentions and keep your eyes ahead instead of wasting your time on those who want to drag you back. Because you can’t change people’s views, you have to believe that true change for yourself comes from within you, not from anyone else.

Live in the Moment

If you’re too busy dwelling on the past or thinking about the future, you won’t be able to fully notice how fantastic things are right now. Plus, thinking about the past and future opens the door to comparison, which is the only way you can perceive something as not good enough. What you have now is all that exists, and comparing that to something that doesn’t exist anymore (or yet) is an easy way to foster dissatisfaction and torture yourself. Like the old saying goes “Past is History, Future is a Mystery and Today is Gift and hence it is called the Present”. Enjoy today, this moment and don’t postpone your enjoyment.

Some Positive Thoughts…

You will begin to become happier and more successful the minute you decide to be.

Happiness begets happiness; when you help others, you don’t just lift their spirits, you lift your own as well.

The biggest lie: “When I get what I want I will be happy”. The truth is, you will be about as happy as you decide to be. You are in control of your life.

If we continue to repeat a story in our head, we eventually believe that story and embrace it-whether it empower us or not, So the question is: Does your story empower you?

You’ve heard it said many ways: “Thoughts are things”, “As a man thinketh, so is he”, “Like attracts like”, you can hear it a thousand times, but it won’t work until you begin to work it. When you really believe the greatest truth that your thoughts create your reality and make a commitment to yourself and begin to be positive.

Having fun is a choice. Taking charge of your life is a choice. So why not choose now? Choose to start having fun today. Choose to make the most of every day. Choose to discover and fulfill your life dreams.

Source: Positive Thoughts

What you see in others, shows you yourself

The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are. To change your world, you must change yourself. To blame and complain will only make matters worse. Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.

What you see in others, shows you yourself. See the best in others, and you will be your best. Give to others, and you give to yourself. Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful. Admire creativity, and you will be creative. Love, and you will be loved. Seek to understand, and you will be understood.

“The good you find in others, is in you too. The faults you find in others, are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something you must know it.The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.

Listen, and your voice will be heard. Teach, and you will learn. Show your best face to the mirror, and you’ll be happy with the face looking back at you.

Source: Positive Thoughts

We can love and accept ourselves

No matter how much chaos may be going on around us, no matter how many things may be going wrong or not the way we want them to, no matter what our bodies may be doing at the moment—we can love and accept ourselves. For the truth of us—the very truth of our being—is that we’re eternal. We have always been and we always will be. And that part of ourselves goes on forever. Rejoice that this is so. As we love and accept ourselves exactly as we are, it makes it easier to go through the so-called difficult times. We’re no longer fighting ourselves. We’re accepting. We’re becoming tender. We’re cherishing ourselves. We’re comforting ourselves and making it easier for ourselves.

Make your day bright

Take 5 minutes today before you start your day and be present in the new beginning you are about to embark on. Take stock of all the beauty around you, say your grace, set your intention to have a bright and beautiful day! If you start on a positive note, you more than likely will maintain that energy throughout your whole day!

Appreciate the beauty of small moments

Positive minds live positive lives. There is always, always something to be thankful for and something to smile about. The happiest people are not those who get everything they want; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, notice and appreciate the beauty and sweetness of everyday moments.

See yourself…

See yourself standing in front of a mirror looking into your own eyes and saying, I love and accept you exactly as you are. And breathe. Just let yourself feel what you’re feeling. You don’t have to be perfect. You’re already perfect as you are: You are you. You’re exactly what you’ve chosen to be in this lifetime. Of all the bodies and all the personalities that were available, you chose to be who you are—to experience this world, this lifetime, through your body, through your personality. So love your choice, for it is part of your own evolution.

The Real You – Alan Watts

Who are you really? An amazing lecture given by Alan Watts a British philosopher, writer, and speaker. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, meaning of life.