Money does not make you rich, character does. There are lots of wealthy people who are absolutely impoverished in character. You cannot buy a reputation for being a person of good character. It is earned by being a respectful, kind and responsible. You are truly wealthy when you accept the greatest legacy you will ever leave is choosing how well you live.
Be genuinely grateful for what you have in life and tearing up the list of what you do not have will be gratifying. Attitude is everything. Have an attitude of lack, and life will be a never-ending search for the next “thing” to fill the holes within your heart. An attitude of gratitude magically plugs those holes.
Treating other people as you want to be treated does not mean waiting for them to go first. Leaders lead by “being the change they want to see.” Frustration, anger and disappointment come from waiting for others to go first.
You cannot change anyone other than yourself. When you change yourself for the better, the world changes for the better because your positive actions influence those who see your behavior. That is why changed people change people, without trying. They lead change by example.
Every soul is whole no matter how wounded the human being. No matter how low you have gone in life, there is wisdom and strength within you that will get you successfully to the other side. The key is to accept you are not your problems. YOU are bigger than any challenge you face.
Regardless of what happened to you in the past or how you were mistreated by others, what matters most is how you are treating yourself today. Hurting yourself will never get back at those who hurt you in the first place. The truth is that loving yourself is an excellent way to prove their mistreatment wrong.
Being gentle with yourself, other people and all life is one of the strongest things you do. Gentleness is not weakness. It takes great strength to have the self-control necessary to be kind.
You are going to lose a friend and you will find a new friend. You will lose a love and you will find a new love. You will lose a job and you will find a new job. You will lose a bad habit and you will find a good habit. There is gain through loss. Everything changes so don’t get stuck in the hard parts of life. Instead view the challenges as opportunities to grow and you will blossom.
It’s okay to get angry and frustrated at times. It’s not okay to make these a lifestyle. You are responsible for your own happiness. If life is not going well then it is time for you to do something about it.
Your glass will only remain half full until you realize you are the one holding the pitcher. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to rescue you. You must be your own superhero.
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I enjoyed reading your piece. Thank you.
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Thank you for letting me know. 🙂
what an awesome way of understanding how to get through ruts in our lives to live a better life!
Loved reading this today.
Thank you for being here to read my heart-thoughts.
Very true. Thank you.
If saying “I love you” to yourself isn’t working, change it to “Isle of View!”
Awesome. Such an inspiration again. Love reading this. 🙂
I bought and reading ur book I love it !
This reading made get it. I read this often!
Thank you for investing in yourself and your happiness. Glad my book and thoughts are helping. Many blessings, Regina
Wow Regina, Your piece was a magnificent read and so worth the time to step back and soak in all the good words..I loved the piece so much I want to share it with everyone I know..Thank you so much.. Great thoughts come from great people. I pray you have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for reading and sharing. Many blessings always!
Your words here are very helpful. They are worth pondering over and over again.
🙂 Thank you for reading and for pondering. Blessings to you always!
What an inspiring and empowering article. Thanks for reminding us about what matters…and what doesn’t.
Thanks a lot for the excellent message. Your words are life changing.
Love the idea that you must become the change you want to see. So true!
Great advice Regina! 🙂
A great reminder – thank YOU – attitude IS everything 🙂
Wow.. Big smile to match a big thank you. Look forward to reading more. Your authenticity and generosity shines a light.
very nice article Regina …thanks for sharing
You have written a wonderful article Regina. It is really inspiring and I hope many people will read it. I will be sharing it and I wish you love and success.
Your words radiate the life you talk to others about leading. All inspiring and clearly your truth. This morning it was an absolute pleasure to read, Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Your words are full of truth & wisdom, more importantly they inspire a shift!!
On Point Regina Cates. Brilliantly and eloquently written. Lots of blessings. And a big thank you for your inspiration!
Wow – I loved this post. Pragmatic yet inspiring…exactly the perfect balance.
Wonderful advices for our life. Thank you so much.
I am pleased this resonated with your heart. 🙂 Regina
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