1. Be true to yourself…
But not about yourself.
2. Love with your heart-
Lead with your mind in kind.
3. Appreciate why you have what you have-
You will learn so little is because of just you.
4. Spend what you have today-
Not what you make tomorrow.
5. Marry with a commitment-
Fight like you want to keep it.
6. Grow up when you are an adult-
Appreciate your childhood.
7. Be a parent to your child-
They cannot afford you to be their friend.
8. Follow and build a relationship with God-
Not a preaching or antagonizing people.
9. To free your soul-
You must forgive the sinner.
10. Appreciate NOW-
It is the only time that matters.
11. You are the only watchman of your ego-
Never abandon the role.
Freedom bathes in simplicity
As burdens are lifted
A spirit is reborn.
God’s artistry trumps all others-
So much that even rocks are magnificent.
Too often the world is laden with melancholy chatter-
And filled with un-necessary things.
Here I stand on Your masterpiece-
While lacking so many things
It becomes everything.
Emancipate your spirit with wonders-
So few that man can provide.
Fill the heart with anticipation-
That the work will rise above yours-
And in its freedom – You are important to the masterpiece.
And life was simple then.
Sunny days were spent outside,
And fun was what it should have been.
Winter storms were a blast when over-
Because forts and snowballs were fun.
And when Mom called us all inside,
We were sad the day was done.
I remember caring about the little things,
And noticing when they were new.
But lately I think I forgot to live
And I think you know that too.
The phones, TVs and various computers-
Have all my time spent.
The walls and cubicles have sucked the life-
That once was Heaven sent.
The schedules and plans take all the minutes
I used to plan with you.
My kids don’t seem to know real life
Because time is taken too.
So I went on a drive to take a walk-
That killed my legs and back.
And while I almost didn’t make it-
The effort was worth the path.
Rocky inclines and spots of snow
Challenged my strength indeed.
St. Mary’s Alice has also changed-
And lost its glacier need.
But when I reached the new end made
Life was in front of me.
So a change of pace changed my life-
And helped my eyes to see.
The walk was what I needed-
And I have a question too…
Dear Life are you looking for me?
Or am I re-finding you?
- Appreciate what they have
- Avoid asking WHAT IF
- Stay positive
- They disconnect – go off grid
- Limit caffeine intake
- They sleep
- Squash negative talk
- Re-frame their perspective
- They breathe
- Use their support system.
Self management – The ability to control yourself! Have you noticed some people judge other people’s responses, but they cannot control their own emotions? I have always found hypocrites interesting. I wish I could say I have never been one. Anyway, this is the ability to control impulsive behaviors, take initiative and follow through with commitments. Your world would be a happier place if you did!
Self awareness – Understand and recognize how your emotions affect everything! Emotions effect thoughts, behavior, develop strengths and weaknesses, and impact your self confidence.