I was taught at an early age to be grateful for even the simplest things. I'm eternally thankful that someone loved me enough to impart that little bit of wisdom to me. I'm grateful and thankful that I was smart enough to listen.
We should never stop being thankful and our gratitude should be enduring. Our way in life is guided by how we treat ourselves and others. If we want our Karma to be good, we have to humble ourselves in the eyes of God and our fellow man. We should not be too proud to continue being thankful for all manner of things.
Life will ultimately teach us that the consequences of our daily actions have a direct bearing on how things work out for us.
I believe that being happy is all about the good choices that you make. Being a happy person means that you choose not be strict, rigid or inflexible with yourself. You definitely choose not to be sad or foster sorrow in others.
You choose to keep an open mind about all things and all people. You have faith and belief in your fellow man. You encourage and promote opportunities whenever possible.
Being happy never gets old.
I wake up each day with a greater appreciation of the world, my unique place in it and the limitless possibilities that each new day brings.
Like a painter, each day to me resembles a fresh new canvas, where I can paint my existence anyway I want to. I'm a "Can-Do" individual, so my todays are always painted using bright cheery colors. My portraits are painted with good intentions and are always about happy outcomes.
I have control of my inner consciousness that consists of Me, Myself and I. That internal self is at peace and is vibrant because I love not only who I am, but also what I can become.
I have control of my outer self, that consciousness that everyone else gets to see. My goal is to always be engaging, civil, polite and respectful, to like minded people. I try to keep a positive perspective on most things and work hard to keep any of life's negativity at bay.
My main motto is: "It's not what you say ... it's what you do that makes the difference"
It's been awhile since I have published a multitude of blog entries.
It's not because I don't have anything to talk about. I have plenty that I want to publish. I have a great love for this particular blog and hope I'm able to do this for years to come.
I have actually been quite busy these last few months. I have recently developed a renewed interest in the technicalities of the skill and craft that I truly love, web development. Yes, I know I'm a geek. I'm very proud of that fact and have no problem if anyone calls me that term. We all have to be something and I feel extremely grateful I have an opportunity to work in that area.
I'm now very motivated about work and have a bunch of new ideas. That should result in additional collaborative projects and improvements or enhancements to previously created work.
Well what happened? The easy answer, technical boredom. I know I felt that my work life was out-of-kilter and I thus tended to procrastinate on even basic web tasks.
What changed? Basically, for the last 4 months I have been actively studying, learning new things and technically blossoming as an individual. I have refocused myself. The phoenix in me has risen once again. It's been great.
I now feel my work life is now back in balance (harmony) and I have so much more to contribute. My problem can be chalked up to me not being mentally motivated towards doing creative and innovative web development projects. A mini burn-out of sorts. The funny thing is that I've actually done much good web development work during this time period.
Well, so much for self reflecting. The good thing is that I know I'm back to where I need to be and feel refreshed!!!!
Wishing everyone a glorious, rewarding and prosperous 2014!
2013 has been another rewarding, exciting and productive year. God has continued to be an integral part of my life, and so therefore has provided for my needs. I have want for nothing and have been blessed in innumerable ways. I am thankful and ever appreciative of my circumstances. I'm not lucky, just a blessed and grateful individual.
I can easily say that I am a happier and a more content person than at any point in my life. I look forward to both the good and bad that 2014 will ultimately bring my way. For the good, I will continue to count my blessings. For the bad, I will deal with each situation with an honest and innovative approach. A weakness will become a strength. A failing will become a success. A setback will be made into a triumph. I will do good for evil.
I wish the best for everyone, especially for my family and friends in this new year.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Hopefully, this great day brings good tidings, great joy and plentiful blessings to you.
Greetings from lovely Southern California.
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! This is one of those traditional holidays that is best spendt with treasured family and friends. It's a great time of the year, without a doubt.
Even when we cannot be with our loved ones, we have so many things to be thankful about. I myself am extremely grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I am eternally thankful for all my triumphs, trials and tribulations. Yes, I am thankful for the good and the bad. I believe, the fact that I can acknowledge and appreciate both has made my present-day life a very peaceful one.
I am thankful for my new and old friends. I know I don't have many of them, however the ones I do actually have are priceless and worthy of knowing. I have a great appreciation of their enduring love, kindness and good spirits.
In closing, I hope that everyone will have a rewarding, joyful and festive holiday season this year.