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OBSERVE THE WARNING SIGNS!

caution-under-constructionAs an upbeat person, I usually enjoy encouraging and empowering others and in most cases, I choose to give people the benefit of the doubt when they are in a pinch and try to help them out of a slump. We all have those friends on Facebook, Twitter, and life in general who are constant complainers and whiners. I try to make it a habit to avoid going down that rabbit run because it rarely leads to a productive conversation.

I don’t view this post as whining as much as just a life update. Right now I am doing some introspection and healing. I am not asking for your sympathy or concern, I am going to be fine, but I am tired of helping other people. I suppose I should clarify that last statement. I like helping folks, I enjoy building up a person’s confidence, I want to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, but I am worn out.

Yeah, people can be jerks, and life is certainly unfair, but true happiness will NEVER be found in our circumstances. It can only be found when we find an internal peace on the inside no matter what hand life has dealt us. It’s been said that misery loves company, but that is not the crowd I want to hangout with. I’m a red-meat eater (easy my vegan friends, it’s just a figurative way of saying I like to own my turf). I want to live life to the fullest and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities around me, but I need some time to recharge. Stephen Covey talks about sharpening the saw… and that is exactly what I am doing.

I have not produced a motivational video in a couple of months and I don’t know when I will start back up, but they will return, when I am ready. I am not discouraged per-se, but neither am I encouraged. There are a lot of great places to find inspiration and I strongly urge you to pursue some form of optimism. Avoid despair and most importantly, be kind to people. Right now, you may want to give me a wider berth than usual, I may be a little less patient, a little more agitated, and lot less-likely to volunteer to help than my normal chipper self. Don’t take it personal; it’s kind of like me hanging out a bulletin for my life right now that says, “Please be patient with our construction while we re-model. You’re going to love it when it’s done, but observe the CAUTION-STAY BACK warning signs.”

Peace and Love!

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PEOPLE LIKE YOU… PEOPLE LIKE ME

PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE ME!

PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE ME!

A lot of times we want to pass off our own negativity on others. Todays story is about looking for escape from our own world view, and sadly we create our own world. If you are looking for deliverance somewhere else, you will not find it. Look for the good in mankind. There is a scripture in the Bible that says, “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

I find that when my focus is on the darker things in life, I tend to blame others for my unhappiness. Most of the time we dictate our own destiny.

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DON’T WAIT FOR CHANGE, ACT NOW – POLITICS, LIFE, AND LOVE

Are you caught up in political insanity? Is the news bringing you down? Stop lashing out at people and show a little love and kindness. It is never wrong to do the right thing.