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Discussion in 'Religion' started by Tery, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I love Will Smith... it's possible I may have mentioned this in the past. ( :biggrin2: )
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  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    He's one of the most talented actors I've ever watched. He's great as comedic actor, as a dramatic actor, as an action actor, you name it.
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  3. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Words from my friend, Jay Erwin.....who has overcome many challenges.

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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

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  7. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm glad you agree, and thank you.:smile-new:
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

  9. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

    1. Wearing a mask to impress others. – If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

    2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. – The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find. A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams. Do you have people who disagree with you? Good. It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path. Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing. Read The 4-Hour Workweek[​IMG].

    3. Keeping negative company. – Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you. Don’t let them get to you. They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun. When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.

    4. Being selfish and egotistical. – A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.

    5. Avoiding change and growth. – If you want to know your past look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future look into your present actions. You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back. If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success. Read The Power of Habit[​IMG].

    6. Giving up when the going gets tough. – There are no failures, just results. Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. Learn what you can and move on. The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end. Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory. It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.

    7. Trying to micromanage every little thing. – Life should be touched, not strangled. Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement. Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight. Take a deep breath. When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward. You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great. Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not. It just takes some time to connect all the dots.

    8. Settling for less than you deserve. – Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before. Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again. Don’t settle.

    9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow. – The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do. But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do. And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t. Read The Last Lecture[​IMG].

    10. Being lazy and wishy-washy. – The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something. So stop daydreaming and start DOING. Develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Take full responsibility for your life – take control. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    The Last Lecture is a good book and it was a great video. I was crushed for Randy Pausch. I wanted him to live forever.
  11. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    There's a church I drive past every day and they always have great words on their outdoor sign. This week's saying: Does your life stink? We've got a pew for you.

    (Today was a tough day-I've been dealing with my precious dog's health problems for a long time and things are very difficult right now. My mom had some outpatient surgery recently and is struggling to heal. My boss just lost her dog today in a surgery that couldn't be avoided-yet poor sweet Hannah wasn't even 5 yrs. old and was sick for only one day-things can escalate faster than we can wrap our brains around. I loved her very much too-saw her every day at work for the past 15 months. It's weird-I lost a person I loved for 18 years (who was a second mother to me) last August in a freak accident and lost my father 3 weeks later due to sepsis from an operation. I never shared any of this before. I'm private I guess-would rather make people laugh than share my burdens. But sometimes they're too heavy to carry alone. If you're a praying person-please pray for my boss, that her pain will subside. And please pray for me also-the mountain of anguish is crushing me and is practically too hard to bear. God bless.)
  12. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I am so sorry Morgan. Bearing the loss of cherished loves (whatever size, shape or species) is one of the hardest things we all have to do and I hate when someone is so broken down. My heart aches for you and I will pray you all will be well. All will be well, all will be well. All manner of things will be well.
  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

  15. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

  16. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    (((Morgan))) I'm so sorry you're going through some tough stuff right now--and losing animal friends is always so incredibly sad, really heartbreaking.
    Keep breathing girl... and as Marsha always says to me--and though sometimes hard to believe--it is completely true:
    "This too, shall pass." xox
  17. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

  18. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

  19. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    morgan, I'm so sorry you're having such a tough time for now. I wish I could offer you something more practical than an assurance that, as the good times can seem so fleeting, the bad times are transient as well. It just doesn't seem like it when they're happening. But still, they are, and as surely as they come upon us, they will also surely pass.

    All the best to you.
  20. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    Morgan, I have a sampler in my office that I read everyday which a tenant in my building gave me. I find it really helps me through my days. It says,
    "If God leads you to it, He will get you through it. BELIEVE!" I hope it may help you. Much love.

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