Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Now let's say you are walking down the street with these thoughts. Do you think anyone who would meet you would be able to tell you what’s on your mind?
The answer to number one is up to you. But, the answer number two can be pretty generic. Although people will not be able to tell you exactly what you think, they will more or less have an idea of how you are feeling.
Here's another question. When you enter a party filled with friends, do they all fall silent as if something terrible had happened? Or does everybody there perk up as if waiting for something exciting to happen?
You know what? The answer to all these depends on your frame of mind.
Thoughts are very powerful. They affect your general attitude. The attitude you carry reflects on your appearance, too – unless, of course, you are a great actor.
And it doesn't end there. Your attitude can also affect people around you.
The type of attitude you carry depends on you. It can be either positive or negative.
Positive thoughts have a filling effect. They are admittedly invigorating. Plus, the people around the person carrying positive thoughts are usually energized by this type of attitude.
Negative thoughts on the other hand have a sapping effect on other people. Aside from making you look gloomy and sad, negative thoughts can turn a festive gathering into a funeral wake.
A positive attitude attracts people, while a negative attitude repels them. People tend to shy away from those who carry a negative attitude.
We can also define attitude as the way of looking at the world. If you choose to focus on the negative things in the world, more or less you have a negative attitude brewing up. However, if you choose to focus on the positive things, you are more likely carry a positive attitude.
You have much to gain from a very positive attitude. For one, studies have shown that a positive attitude promotes better health. Those with this kind of attitude also have more friends. projecting a positive attitude also helps one to handle stress and problems better than those who have a negative attitude.
A positive attitude begins with a healthy self-image. If you will love the way you are and are satisfied, confident, and self-assured, you also make others are around feel the same way.
A negative attitude, on the other hand, has, of course, an opposite effect. So, carrying a negative attitude has a twofold drawback. You feel bad about yourself, and you make others feel the same way.
If you want to have a positive attitude, you have to feature healthy thoughts. This is probably very hard to do nowadays since, all around us, the media feeds us nothing but negative thoughts. A study shows that for every 14 things a parent says to his or her child, only one is positive. This is truly a saddening thought.
If you want a healthier outlook in life, you need to think happy thoughts, and you have to hear positive things as well. So, what can you do? Well, for starters, you could see a funny movie, you could play with children, spend some time telling jokes with friends. All these activities fill you with positive stimuli, which in turn promotes positive attitude.
Although it is impossible to keep ourselves from the negative things around us, you can still carry a positive attitude by focusing on the good things, the positive things in life.
And this positive attitude you now carry can be of benefit to other people. Sometimes when other people feel down, the thing people mostly do is try to give them advice. But sometimes, all they need is somebody to sit by them, and listen to them. If you have a positive attitude you may be able to cheer them up without even having to say anything.
If positive attitude is really great, why do people choose to adopt a negative attitude instead? One who carries a negative attitude may be actually sending a signal for attention. Before you get me wrong, feeling sad, angry, or gloomy is not wrong itself. But dwelling on these thoughts for far too long is not healthy either. There is a time to mourn.
As always, if you are beset by troubles, even in your darkest hour, focus on the good things in life, you will always have hope. Problems become something you can overcome.
You do not have much to lose by adopting a healthy, positive attitude. Studies show that such an attitude actually retards aging, makes you healthier, helps you develop a better stress coping mechanism, and has a very positive effect on all the people you meet every day. So, what's not to like about a positive attitude? Adopt one today.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It is Christmas time again and let me first say Merry Christmas to all of my friends. I hope and pray that you have a wonderful holiday season and that you are all richly blessed. 2010 has been a difficult and painful year in many ways yet a very blessed one all the same. My family and I have been through a lot and have learned a lot. We still have a long way to go but with God's help and friends support we will reach the finish line.
We look forward to the year ahead as we say goodbye the this year and all of it's trials and blessings. In 2011 we anticipate the return of our son Nathan from over seas and the wedding of our oldest daughter Amber. All still months off but the excitement and anticipation is already building.
There are some obstacles in the weeks and months ahead and we do not know what we may have to face but we are standing firm. We know from past experience that God will take our hand and guide us through what ever the year ahead brings. We hope for the best year ever and many blessings for us and for all of you.
One thing that has been in short supply is money and with the early arrival of winter is has been even more evident. Christmas is going to be old fashioned this year to say the least. A message from Nathan, some friends and family, a good holiday meal and a few small gifts for the children are all we are hoping for. Hearing from Nate is most important and most unsure at this point. We are not sure where he is, so we pray for him, and all the service members over seas and for all their safe returns.
Due to the struggles of 2010 we almost did not get a tree. My wife and I were not too troubled by this but out 13 year old daughter was. That made me feel differently and I had no idea what to do so I ask God to help. I was not sure what to do and I waited and He came through, as He always does. Sometimes we have to wait and sometimes things do not turn out our way but He is always faithful and always sees us through.
Deborah was the answer to the question and to the prayer this time. (As she often is for me.) She was making a rice bag for a friend and had gotten some money for supplies and material to make it. When she left her friends house she when and bought the supplies needed and found there was some money left. It had been agreed upon that since this rice bag was for free and not for sale so any money left over from supplies was Deb's.
On the way home Deb stopped by a Salvation Army thrift store just to see if there were by chance any artificial trees there for sale. She found one tucked away in a corner. It had a run over by a truck look to it and seemed hardly worth any money or time. Still she felt that she should get it. “It had a lot of potential.” she said. I was not sure how it would turn out but we had a tree. Our miracle tree. Our “Tree Of Grace.” I am amazed at how it all came to pass from start to finish.
It started with a poem that turned into a prayer that turned into a little girl's answer to prayer. It makes the struggles worth it all when the amazing and miraculous results come about. The tree ended up being a very nice artificial tree that was once a beautiful holiday treasure only to be injured and mistreated and ultimately discarded. Only to be rescued by someone who saw the potential. Now it is once again what it was meant to be. A magnificent symbol of grace.
We worked hard undoing scrunched up and bent over branches but in the end it was a work of love and tenderness that paid off. Just like Charlie Browns tree, ours was transformed from an ugly damaged thing to a beautiful work of our Father’s art. Wow!!!! Breathtaking!!! We are all so thankful for this blessing and this symbol that has been placed in our lives when it was beyond our means. Grace and mercy for today, hope for tomorrow. A child's and her families Christmas tree of grace from God. I am so blessed to be a part of it all. May you be blessed as this year ends and the new one begins. May your dreams all come true and when they don't may you see the blessing even in that. Good always comes around if you wait. Happy Holidays to all.
photos by; asa
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
If you want something badly enough, you're sure to get it. You need to get up and do something to get it, you need visualize getting it, see yourself having what you want, this way you will boost your personal desire for what you want in life.
Your desires will in time externalize themselves into concrete fact.
You will have the power to avoid any Obstacles, in fact obstacles will not matter. Painful or hard circumstances will be part of the journey. But, if you want to do something or get something bad enough, you'll find a way to make it happen.
Your reality will build around your commitment to succeed, making your path to universal attraction an easy one. If you're willing to work hard and be very focus on your goals, your circumstances will certainly change for the better.
You only have to have great love to get what ever is than you want in life.
To your success,
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
Look at the compassionate Christmas tree
All decked out, such a symbol of grace
Colorful lights and brilliant sparkling ornaments
Bringing joy and delight to many a face
Across many great lands of this world
A beautiful act of annual congruity
If only if could be always so
That the people of this world
Diverse though they may be
Could be drawn together
Into the boldness of unity!
United we stand divided we fall
Joined together for the common good of all
And for the one who made us for each other
Each one of us together taking our place
Doing our part for our human race
Everyone taken care of, no one left out
From the great and tall to the weak and small
No throw away people here, not one
All can be redeemed all can be fixed
No Scarlet Letter
No Mark of the Beast
Only love and peace and hope for all
From the greatest of the great
To the very last, the smallest of the small
No one is too broken
No one is beyond repair
When it is pure Love's acclaim
That the living truth does spare
So many lives shattered
So many lives filled with shame
So many wounded, hurting souls
Bearing all the guilt and all the blame
For the evils pressed upon them
They gather around the trees
Praying for hope and peace to be there
Two trees standing in the garden
One a tree of grace
One a tree of despairs
One tree's beautiful lights
Announcing a new birth of hope
One tree stark and barren in death
Hung with compassion and care pronouncing
For all to see that there is hope
To be found in the tree of despairs
Life springs anew from the bareness of death
Both trees a symbol of the One True King
The Master of unity who one day will bring
His Kingdom to the humble ones
Who wait for His glorious return
Look at the beautiful Christmas Tree
Look at the tree of despairs
Where love and compassion were hung
For us, to show how much He cares
So take the time to think deep, breathe in
All that this means and how glorious it is.
Oh Christmas tree spectacular and vivid
May you speak your magic to the hearts of all.
image by; asa
Saturday, December 4, 2010
- Reflect - Take a moment to truly assess and reflect on where you are, where you want to be. In doing so, honor each feeling, each up, each down and then learn the lesson.
- Remove - In your introspective time, remove the negativity – people, places and things! Need I say more…ahem…you are reading Run Drama Run blog…so…it’s only befitting!
- Realign - At this point you start to feel lighter and that “pep” in your step is fully apparent. Celebrate! Let your FIRE work! It is in realignment that we start to feel whole, energized and purposeful. Your soul celebrates and now you can too!
And since I am already a Katy Perry Fan I did click to watch the video BUT this time, this darling singer has outdone herself with the powerful message inside this great hit!
Enjoy and FEEL IT ......... RUN from the DRAMA in YOUR LIFE:
Friday, December 3, 2010
We all have all of the divine birth gifts inside of us. It is our job to bring them out.
Napoleon Hill, the father of self improvement and one of the most influential people of the 20th Century spoke about our birth gifts and how our life experience depends solely on whether or not we choose to use them.
One thing I learn from Napoleon's lessons is that mostly we are not attracting reality to us but creating it within and watching it manifest without.
By going within and getting in touch with our birth gifts we can manifest what ever we desire. In order to create we need to we need to have a blue print. That blueprint is the knowledge and belief that we have been blessed with the all of gifts that we need to manifest our purpose.
We all need to look within and adopt the mind set that we have been given the divine spark to create that which we were intended to create.
What is the richest place on earth? Simply put, in a cemetery, you fill find that there are books that were never written. There are songs that were never sung. There are ideas that were never acted upon. Inventions lost in the wind—dreams that were long forgotten.
What is the legacy each of us will leave. Believe in your creative capacity. You were given these gifts for a reason. Now is your turn act upon on it.
Remember this is your time to act and attract and create success for you and inspire others to do the same!
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