If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Everyone has different tastes in what they like. That means that you don’t have to be someone you’re not. Be your most authentic, genuine, and loving self, because there is someone (if not many someones) who will love you just as you are.
Discrimination and prejudice: fast tracks to missing out on amazing people and cool learning opportunities. When we are open-hearted and open-minded, we create the potential for some awesome opportunities and amazing relationships.
The brain cannot think positive and negative thoughts at the same time. When fear, anger, stress, or resentment creep in, try copping an attitude of gratitude.
You are amazing just the way you are. There is no need to mold, meld, or squeeze yourself into someone else’s expectations. Being you is more than good enough and certainly more than enough. Anyone who thinks otherwise should take some time to focus on themselves and being who they are rather than trying to change who you are.
We have the power to choose: to choose our words, our actions, our behaviors, and how we wish to show up in the world. What’s even better, when we create awareness, we create even more power to choose, because from awareness comes choice and a stronger sense of self.
Have you ever watched a child explore something new? They explore with such curiosity and wonder. Today, try looking at things as if through a child’s eyes, from a state of curiosity and wonder. You may be surprised what you will learn, notice, or discover because a whole new perspective is just waiting to be had.
In order to gain what we want, we must first be willing to give. If we want more love, then we give love. If we want more abundance, then we share our time and resources. Give unconditionally; give without expectation and attachment to outcome. Just have fun giving and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll receive.
When we are feeling anxious, in a place of fear, or stressed taking some deep breathes really does make a difference. You can’t focus on the stress, fear, and the like if you are truly focusing on taking some deep breathes.
In focusing only on the destination of any journey we miss all the amazing opportunities and experiences along the way. In turn we are pulled out of present into the future where fear and uncertainty sometimes visits. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to get present and have fun enjoying the journey.
What if I were to tell you that people and things can’t truly make us happy? The truth, people and things can add to or detract from our happiness, BUT we truly do have the power to create our own happiness via the choices we make. So remember, your happiness is not dependent on others it is dependent on you.
When we focus on the negatives, we have a tendency to see more negative. It’s like looking at the world through spotted glasses.