This one simple, little question might leave you thinking about the answers for days. It might leave you questioning what your life has been about. For some, this question will lead you down a new path. The question is, “What Was I Born to Do?”
There are many levels to this question.
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Once you quit something you awareness of it increases and your senses become heightened. That’s why when you quit smoking or are dieting; you crave it more because your senses are heightened. You smell a cigarette nearby; it seems like everywhere you look you see the foods that you are trying ... Views: 90
As Easter approaches, family and friends will be gathered at the table for Easter dinner. Mom’s prized turkey and Aunt Linda’s delicious casserole will be served. The Easter bunny is there and the Easter Egg Hunt is underway. Laughter and shouts of, “I found one,” can be echoed throughout the ... Views: 82
I commend you for your courage and strength to stay when leaving would have been so easy.
I commend you for knowing just what to say when I am at a loss for words.
I commend you for being so smart and never making anyone feel inadequate.
I commend you for your passion for making ... Views: 67
We remember as kids grabbing blankets, pillows and sheets and throwing them on any piece of furniture that we could and we made a fort. We would bring toys in the fort and play in there for hours. Oh, what fun that was!
We also made tree forts. We took our time and picked out the perfect ... Views: 133
To be open is to receive all things with all your mind, soul and spirit. But, it is much more than that. It is about believing that you are worthy of having such wonderful things. It is about you believing in yourself, that you are worthy. Everyone is worthy of great things.
We continually ... Views: 133
We are living, breathing souls; some of us are troubled souls. Some of us feel like we have lost our soul or have made a deal with the devil to try and save it.
Whatever your case may be, offer love and compassion as an extension of one’s self. If you are in a dark place, there is light. ... Views: 114
You take two steps forward and then something happened leaving you feeling like you have taken a giant step backwards, don’t give up. If you have tried something numerous times and have gained no ground, don’t give up hope. On some days it might feel like you are spinning your wheels, like ... Views: 118
Some of us are more sensitive than others. What bothers one may have a profound effect on another. I am speaking about someone who is sensitive to others’ needs. I am speaking of humanitarians, volunteers or someone who generally feels the pain or needs of others. I am speaking of scientist ... Views: 83
Embrace who you are as there is only one you.
Embrace all of the endless possibilities that each new day brings.
Embrace chance meetings and other unexplainable events.
Embrace change and all of the events that take place because of that change.
Embrace love, regardless if it is for ... Views: 116
You can let your inner light shine by not succumbing to fear. Fear can paralyze you. Fear can also make you do some crazy things. Never let fear consume you. Fear to take a step forward, stay where you are or take a step backwards is unhealthy. I wrote this because there are so many who are ... Views: 150
Let’s start out with the definition of euphoric before I start talking about it. Euphoric: characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness. Great, now that we have that out of the way we can jump into it.
A feeling of intense excitement or happiness, I can think of a ton of ... Views: 109
Our inner spirit can be damaged by outside forces. Even though our spirit is very strong, it is also susceptible to taking a blow when we get hurt mentally or physically.
Some people are fine tuned to their inner spirit. They know all of the great qualities that define who they are and they ... Views: 116
Each year we get one step closer to the world we envision. I am the dreamer, the visionary. My dream for 2015 is to live in a peaceful world. Is it possible? I believe it is.
We have three things in life; drama which is senseless chatter, we have cause which is desire and action and then ... Views: 90
Whatever you have gone through or are currently going through, it is very important for you to know that you are not alone. No matter how devastated you feel, you will get through it. When you feel that you can’t take it anymore, you have to realize that you do have options. You have to talk ... Views: 212
This article is about Christmas. You can fondly remember your favorite Christmas. Maybe it was the one when you received that toy that you were dying to get. Maybe it was the one when your grandma and aunt showed up, you haven’t seen them in a very long time. Or, maybe it was the one you ... Views: 199
This article is about that one moment in life when you have the opportunity to turn things around. It is about that one moment when you realize the meaning of something, and it is so profound, as if a bolt of lightning knocked the realization into you. It leaves you wondering, “Why didn’t I ... Views: 191
This article is about that one moment in life when you have the opportunity to turn things around. It is about that one moment when you realize the meaning of something, and it is so profound, as if a bolt of lightning knocked the realization into you. It leaves you wondering, “Why didn’t I ... Views: 184
Honor and respect are two important things that you learn in life; they both go hand-in-hand. You learn from others by their words and actions. This teaches you; who is going to keep their word and who just tells you things that you may want to hear. It will define who is going to show up ... Views: 152
Our world is made up of many strong women. Everyone has their own definition of strength and what it entails, but I assure you, everyone has someone they know that can be put on this list. A strong woman could be you, your mother, aunt, cousin, wife, girlfriend, teacher, or the cashier at the ... Views: 166
What is your destination? Ponder that thought for a moment. As you think about where you want to go, you cannot help but reflect on where you’ve been. Many have traveled a lengthy journey to get to the point where they are at right now.
Where do you see yourself six month, two years or even ... Views: 178
Before I go on about it, here is the definition of each so you understand it a little better. Yin: the passive female principle of the universe characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold. Yang: the active male principle of the universe characterized as ... Views: 126
When all else fails, hope is something that we cling to. It is a beacon that calls us at our highest and lowest moments in life. We share in the hope of others as well. At the final moment of despair, after you shed your last teardrop, you muster up hope.
Within you, you find the courage and ... Views: 196
The visionaries who paved the way to where we are now must be commended for their work. They took a dream, a simple dream; they took the time to map out all the different possibilities to set their dream in motion. They stretched their imagination as far as it could go, and it worked out great ... Views: 197
I have to admit that I struggled writing this article, it is very personal to me. My struggles weren’t with myself, but in knowing that others are struggling and fighting for their lives at this very moment.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I ... Views: 174
Sometimes, when you hear devastating news about someone you love, you know what you feel in your heart, but the right words don’t come forth or they just don’t sound right or the wrong words are spoken. If this happens, don’t despair. It is not a relationship that is now lost. Look at it as ... Views: 287
A lifetime of love begins with a single step, a journey of a thousand miles. A new experience offers a thrill and an adventure. A tiny, precious hand to hold is all grown up now. A smile when you hear those special words make your heart skip a beat.
A day at the office, a night on the town, ... Views: 191
What do you want? No, I mean it. What is it that you truly want? Some people want fame, others would like good fortune. While you think about what it is that you truly want, here are a couple questions to think about as well. If I receive what I want, is it going to make me happy? Is it ... Views: 231
This article is about where you are now, how far you’ve come and a closer examination of how you see things now. “If I knew then what I know now, “comes to mind. This is a mere reflection of experiences and opportunities that have risen out of your past.
People change, circumstances change ... Views: 184
We have all been tempted by the lure of greener pastures. “Greener pastures,” is when something looks better, easier, or much grander than your current situation. This could apply to your personal as well as your professional life.
Sometimes the lure of greener pastures is overwhelming. It ... Views: 186
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but in light of all the recent publicity I decided to write about it now. A few years back I wrote a 4 part series, you can go to Blogs and then Domestic Violence to find the articles, they are broken down by the following categories: The ... Views: 227
Take a good look at yourself. Accept yourself as you are in this moment. What you might feel are flaws, are not. They make up who you truly are. Regardless if you are tired and weary or if you are rambunctious and a go-getter, it is who you are. Accept your strengths and weaknesses. Accept ... Views: 243
To just be means that you appreciate the moment for what it is. What does it mean to just be? It means to surrender. You have to learn how to just let go and surrender the moment for whatever it is meant to be. We are so busy doing things that it is hard to surrender. When you surrender you ... Views: 221
Without realizing it, we live our life in constant judgement. We judge ourselves, both our perfections and our imperfections. If you stop and think about it, our entire world is based on judgement.
Our banks judge us on our transaction history to see who is credit worthy and who is not. Our ... Views: 226
I strongly believe we are here on this earth to live life to its fullest; to feel, love, share, and to grow. Even a bad day is a temporary thing; it makes us appreciate a good day. To live, show love, and be grateful for all things keeps you grounded. To be aware, not only of yourself, but of ... Views: 244
Memories have a way of creeping up on you. You might flashback to your prom, or the moment you held your first born. As you age, your memories become much more vivid, you remember even the slightest detail.
Some memories are fantastic while others might be a living hell depending on what they ... Views: 217
Every day there are distractions, some of those are bigger than others. Some are more important things that need tending to more than others. The important thing is to take care of them but not get lost in them. Always remember the self.
The self is being comfortable with who you are and ... Views: 203
As the new day dawns, we dream of our accomplishments for the day. Somewhere in the world a runner reaches the finish line, a baby takes their very first step. A child stands nervous at the podium; he knows how to spell, but feels intimidated by the crowd. With outstretched arms and smiles of ... Views: 227
From that very first time that I went into a DMV, I knew that I wanted to be an organ donor. There was a little box that you had to mark for it to appear on your license. Reflecting back on it now, that little box seemed to be so trivial at the time, but it is so important.
Sure, you’ve waited ... Views: 212
This article is a chance to reflect on your answers. There are millions of people that walk our busy streets; many are right next to you. Do you take the time to notice them?
If I was crying, what would you do? Would you carry on about your business or would you care to find out why?
If I ... Views: 290
Life has a way of wearing on you. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t. Regardless if life has knocked you down, or someone has, it is up to you to get back up! One million bad things could have happened to you, but it is up to you to stand back up. When you do get back ... Views: 233
You are strong and rise above things that you know would sink others. Your determination is a hunger that lies in the pit of your stomach! Nothing quenches it. Your drive to carry on is like no other.
Your demand for respect can be heard from the mountain tops. Your self-worth shines like a ... Views: 253
When you give to others your gift is abundance. Giving doesn’t always mean in the monetary from. When you donate anything of yourself, you are giving. By helping someone else you are making their life easier and it makes the heart and soul feel good.
When you donate your time it will come ... Views: 342
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to open your own business. There are many businesses that stood the test of time and have hung around for years. It is so sad when you see a business close its doors, for whatever reason. As you drive through the neighborhoods in your community, you ... Views: 337
As I walk, I see all that life offers and what others give. I notice everything that surrounds me, both beauty and menace. I am deeply moved by random acts of kindness that I witness; others helping others in need, just because.
I see the beauty in the flowers and trees that mother earth has ... Views: 288
When you worry, it uses up so much energy. Too much worrying paralyzes your ability to move forward. Think of worrying as a big black bottomless pit. Each time you worry about something, you take another step down into this pit. It is up to you how much time you spend there.
Everyone ... Views: 297
We all protect our heart in one way or another. Maybe we were teased at school, or hurt by someone we once loved. It doesn’t matter how far back the sense of pain goes, it might feel very real today.
It is good to guard your heart against people or situations that might hurt you, but there is ... Views: 373
With each new day, life is full of all kinds of new possibilities. With each breath taken, it brings new life for that moment. During hard times and struggle, it brings about a new strength and understanding.
Love and happiness are easy to attain for some. As in love, there are many types ... Views: 464
All that you will ever be resides in your hands. It does not lie in the person next to you, down the street or anyone else around you. People, places and things might help to influence what you want to do in your life, but it is ultimately up to you.
All that you will ever be does not lie in ... Views: 345
Hope and encouragement are two things which help hold us together during good times and bad. For example, you might be hoping to make the diving team. Once you have made it on the diving team, you might say a few words of encouragement to yourself as you prepare to do a Gainer off the diving ... Views: 378