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The world is filled with negativity.

All around us, there are negative people who drain our energy, negative situations which make us lose faith, and negative bank balances which creates fear.

In all of these situations, the choice is yours. You can choose to be a more positive person…a candle that lights the  dark streets of negativity.  Every time you realize, you are being negative, stop and change the thought or change your words.

Choose to see the glass as half full rather than half empty.

If the friends you keep tend to be negative thinkers, then maybe it’s time to find some new friends, who will support and encourage you in your personal growth, and grow along with you.  That way, you can achieve your goals so much faster.

In every bad situation, find something positive to be grateful for. You  would be surprised at how this can change your attitude and help you to become less stressed and more joyous.

Do as the song says: “count your blessings; name them one by one.”  You could also keep a Gratitude Journal to help you realize that despite your challenges, God is fighting your battles for you…if you let him, that is.

If the friends you keep tend to be negative thinkers, then maybe it’s time to find some new friends, who will support and encourage you in your personal growth, and grow along with you.  That way, you can achieve your goals so much faster.

You have the ability to change your bank balance from a negative to a positive. Remember the squirrel does not begin to store nuts in winter.  You can change your financial situation with discipline and persistence.  If you are unable to save 10% of your paycheck every payday, then save whatever you can, but you’ve got to do it, starting now.  It may mean making sacrifices, but the reward will be worth it.

Choose to be a positive person!

Choose to take responsibility for your actions and their consequences!

This is the winter of our time.

Choose to prepare for Spring!




There are so many things we tolerate in our lives, day after day. Things that really irk us and raise our stress levels; things and people that steal our joy and drain our energy. We allow them to go on unabated because we are trying to avoid dealing with the crux of the matter.

So, what are you tolerating in your life right now?

An abusive spouse

Harassment on the job

Noisy neighbors

What have you done or what are you doing about it??……..nothing.  I got that right.  You don’t even want to think about it.

Well, now is your moment of truth.  Exhale, take some “me” time and get out a sheet of paper.

List your tolerations in the home, office and maybe even in your relationships.

Is there something you can do to change that situation to a more positive or healthier one?

Is there someone you need to speak to, and you have been avoiding it?

Is there something in your daily routine or schedule you can eliminate to make your day more meaningful?

What is the worse thing that can happen if you fail in your efforts?

What would be the end result if your efforts were successful?

Can you continue to ignore this toleration?  What would be the cost?

In reality (not TV), much of the cost would be on your emotional, physical and mental health.  What a price to pay!!!  So if you love yourself and if you value your health, go ahead and do what needs to be done.  It may not be as bad as it seems, and you may be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

In some cases, there may be some situations which cannot be resolved immediately.  In those situations, I invite you to re-evaluate who you are in those situations…how you respond at those times.  Do you just simply react, everytime you are in that situation?

If you cannot change the situation, change who you are in the situation.

Then watch your life change for the better.

A time of Change

No one would dispute that this is a season of great change throughout the world.

A look at events in Tunisia, Egypt, happenings in Libya, natural disasters in Japan all re-inforce that we live in an ever changing world.

Our lifestyles and the ways in which we communicate, have changed dramatically in the last decade, and now the job market is changing constantly. Yesterday’s jobs are being outsourced to other countries, and today green jobs are increasing, young people are returning to farming and the health services jobs are becoming increasingly specialized.

My question to you (if the question resonates with you) therefore is why are you so opposed to change, when change is the only thing that is constant in this life?

If your answer is fear…(of the unknown), I challenge you to do something about it.  So now, you are wondering how would you do so?  You can take baby steps, like a toddler learning to walk.

How about doing something different every day for the next 7 days?

Take a different route to/from work.

Choose to eat something you’ve never had before or thought you would not like.

Call someone you’d like to get to know better and arrange a lunch date

Get a new and different haircut (highlights, streaks, etc???)

I’m sure you could come up with lots of different ideas; but at least you get the point I am trying to make.  Whatever, you choose to do, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the result.

So go ahead, shake off the fear, “feel the fear and do it anyhow”.

Step out of the box and you may well learn something new about yourself.

If the change that is coming has to do with your job, just remember that when one door closes, another one opens….but that can only happen if you stay open to possibility.  Above all, strengthen your spirituality….that is the foundation upon which you should build your life.

If you try this 7 day assignment, please send me feedback and let me know the outcome for you.