When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can-
At all times, Dare to be!- Dr. Steve Maraboli
I have been thinking about happiness recently. Particularly what it really means to me. I truly believe that happiness is an inside job. It can not ever in an everlasting or permanent way be sustaining if it is derived outside. So then it is basically intrinsic. It is a daily inside work. “To the pure all things are pure”. If the heart is guarded with all diligence and remains pure we can maintain happiness and live fulfilling and fruitful lives. I was updating my Linkedin account recently and I ran accross an interesting article written by Depak Chopra (who I follow) on happiness. In the article he stated and I paraphrase, that we should relinquish our need for external approval. We alone are the judge of our worth. And our goal is to discover infinite worth in ourselves. No matter what anyone else thinks! There is great freedom in this realization! Recently I recieved some accolades from my boss and co-workers and it really made me feel good. However, it really felt great in realizing that even if others had not seen goodness within me it is most important that I saw greatness in myself.
The tragic death of Robin Williams has sparked a rich and active discussion on depression and suicide. Each year, 38,000 Americans die by suicide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health — more than those who die by homicide. In fact, self-harm has been taking more lives annually around the world than war, murder and natural disasters combined.
“The minute you stop wanting something you get it”.- Andy Warhol
Today pray that God will give you desires that please Him. Focus and meditate on His boundless grace available to all that believe. Then release it! Watch it suddenly appear as you cast all of your care on Him. Trust and believe and watch it come to pass!
Happiness is always an inside job”.-???