Thought Provoking #15


This lovely quote can be attributed to Dr. Mitchell Perry, a psychotherapist.

I’ve always felt that judgment is one trait that all humans share. It’s ugly, but we do it. We all know someone who judges others constantly, with vigor, and others who simply make snap judgments. I personally believe we judge other people by the way we perceive ourselves.

What irritates me is for a person to judge a “situation” they themselves have never encountered.  Years ago I worked with a woman who judged everyone for everything.  (She was a miserable person. We’ll call her Miss Judgment.)  Another woman who also worked with us had been very ill and out on sick leave a lot.  She came back from one of her sick leaves with a different appearance.  She had on a shiny blonde wig.  Miss Judgment took one look at her and blurted out: “Why does she have that ugly wig on? You can tell it’s a wig! She looks silly!  I would never wear a wig!”  I looked her straight in her face and said, “This is not a known fact but she has battled cancer which is why she has been out so much this year.”  Miss Judgment’s total expression changed and she felt bad but it didn’t stop her from continuing to judge others.  Some people are really that miserable.  The only way they can feel good about themselves is to constantly judge and pull others apart.

I’m making a diligent effort to not judge what I don’t know.  We all have different situations, different upbringings, different environments and different issues.  I read a statement from someone once on judging and he said it’s an “undo-it-yourself-project”.

So perhaps the next time you find yourself in a situation where you’re judging someone’s situation that you’ve never encountered, you’ll remember this wonderful quote and you won’t do it.


Thought Provoking #8


One thing that’s certain about life is its ability to teach you who you are. Life knows what you are capable of! The only reason life has taken the time to point out your shortcomings is because Life wants to teach you who you are.  I’ve always been a firm believer that these lessons will continue to come back around until we get them right.

Make a vow right now that in 2013 you will be devoted to stopping the things that do not honor who you are and who Life wants you to be.

Thought Provoking #7


I’m always reflective during this time of the year. I tend to quiet myself with a mental assessment of the current year and what I’d like to do differently in the New Year, or better yet, how I can challenge myself.  I outgrew the resolution roller coaster in my 30s. For me, it’s a waste of energy and too much pressure.  You know, the “I’m going to lose 20 lbs, exercise more, stop swearing, save more money, go to the gas station before the gas light comes on..”

What I do instead — I ask God for things.  Not things in a material sense but things that I feel I need to be a better person.  For example, last year I asked for DISCIPLINE.  Like many of you I procrastinate. The year before that I asked for BALANCE.  You get the idea.  Every year I ask for something else.

So am I more disciplined and balanced than I was before I asked for those things?  At times I am. When I find myself falling off the wagon I simply restate my vision and keep one foot in front of the other.

How are you living?

Thought Provoking #3

This little gem is on a sticky note which hangs on the wall  in my home office.  How many times have you worried about things that never happened?  I try to live  life in such a way that I will not have regrets, but I’m human.  Someone asked me once to look back at my life thus far and was there anything I would do differently?  After a little thought I answered, “I wouldn’t have worried as much as did.”    As a child of God I like to think that I relinguish control of my problems in prayer, but then I find myself still hanging on to them.   What it has taught me is:

                                          Fear and faith cannot exist in the same space.

Just a thought!

The Best Day of My Life


Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is
the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if I
would make it to today; but I did!
And because I did I’m going to celebrate!

Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable
life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many
blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they
have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high,
and a happy heart.
I will marvel at God’s seemingly simple gifts: the
morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees,
the flowers, the birds.
Today, none of these miraculous creations
will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other
people. I’ll make someone smile.
I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of
kindness for someone I don’t even know.
Today, I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone
who seems down.
I’ll tell a child how special he is, and I’ll tell
someone I love just how deeply I care for them and
how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don’t
have and start being grateful for all the wonderful
things God has already given me.
I’ll remember that to worry is just a waste of time
because my faith in God and his Divine Plan ensures
everything will be just fine.

Tonight, before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and raise
my eyes to the heavens.
I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the
moon, and I will praise God for these magnificent

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow, I
will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life.
And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child,
excited with expectation because I know tomorrow is
going to be ……

The Best Day Of My Life!

~ Gregory M Lousignont ~

Whenever I’m feeling low I like to read this. It always makes me feel better.  Thought I’d share it with you.

Thought Provoking #2

Please feel free to copy and save this to your computer and by all means – PASS IT ON!  Someone shared it with me and it hit me like a ton of bricks because it’s so true. We live in a time that is not so kind.  Life forces and situations have made us bitter and sometimes rude people.  Reality TV is not reality, it’s sensationalism.   I came up in the age of “count to ten” before you speak.  This has replaced that. It takes a little effort at first but when faced with speaking out in anger, by all means….THINK!

Is It Time for Your GoodBye?

No one enjoys being dumped, rejected, laid off, denied, delayed or put down. Sometimes – rejection is God’s protection. People can be blinded by fantasy, abuse, guilt or procrastination and not realize because they lack the strength to move on. God has a way of closing doors to unfulfilling jobs, cutting us off from people who mean us no good and ending relationships where we lacked the integrity, self-esteem, faith or courage to mend it or end it.

Sometimes there is some good in a good-bye. There are times we are too naive or in a comfort zone and the only way we can grow is to experience the GOODBYE. – Jewel Diamond Taylor

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

My “intention” with this post is that I know there are many who are at crossroads/transitions in life. Relationships, jobs, friendships, family problems; heavy decisions that need to be made in order to live the life you should be living, or desperately want to live.

Be encouraged today that sometimes, there is GOOD in goodbye.