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world-gone-mad

Have you ever come against a brick wall or felt that every good deed or action came to naught. Or maybe you felt discouraged by society and the destruction seems to be on the rise.

Is it just me or do you often think that there is a kinda madness sweeping o’er the world? If we just look at society in general we would only see the violent, selfish, injustice, flawed social policies, overall irrational behaviour.

The day to day news is filled with negative while the rich get richer and the poor seem to get poorer. Mankind appears to have digressed instead of maturing. Murders, debt, pollution, madness, greed, robbery, bitterness, fear on every corner.

Periodically I get overwhelmed with it all and I admit a little fed-up.

 

World is going mad
Secrets
Leaks
Coverup
Dissemination
Of truth
Investigation
Inquiry
Tensions
Less truth
Protection
Self preservation
Oh
When
Will
This
End?

Beverleyhoyles
May 13. 2013

 

I guess ultimately we each are responsible to make sure we are grounded and not get caught up in the madness cyclonic effect. To tend to the inner spiritual self and nurture ourselves to strength.

For God’s sake, yourself, your kids, your friends and the world; Be kind, treat all living things with compassion, remember that honesty is still the best policy in spite off and the very least will make you a teeny tiny wee bit happy for not lying.

I try to maintain a positive thought pattern, a positive outlook, a positive word.  So to that end I will say after the pity party let’s pick up y/our positive cloak and put it back on. Stand out from the crowd and if we have to, start a minority of good thoughts, good living, good graces. 😀

 

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Abraham Lincoln

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. : Joel Osteen

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So today I shall remind myself   – Attitudes are more important than facts.

Now I’m gonna go look for something to make me laugh!

Thanks for reading my bLoG!

 

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So this is Christmas, so what have you done?

What a Powerful question.

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

This time of year I have a Performance Appraisal. It gives me the willies; those old feelings arise, I don’t want to think that I did not measure up somehow.

Ralph Marston said, Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.

The question still stands!

So what have we done for:

  • Family
  • Charity
  • Neighbor
  • Job
  • Character
  • Personal Growth
  • Thankfulness
  • Pay it Forward
  • Having fun
  • Peace

The question at this time of year; should we measure/compare to others, let us off the hook, to see our strengths, weaknesses, are there any unresolved issues.  Whether we want to or not, we leave a trail of who we are. Only you/I , at the end of the day can answer the questions.

so this is christmas and

It is one thing to succumb to undue pressure another than to move out of our comfort zone to challenge ourselves.

In a psychology course the author said that EXPECTATIONS are made up of OUR experiences, OUR beliefs, OUR values, OUR perceptions, OUR knowledge. And yet we place them on OTHERS to perform to OUR standards not THEIR own.

The REALITY – placing our expectations on others often get an unwanted reaction. Other people are giving what they are capable of out of their experiences, their beliefs, their values, their perceptions, their knowledge. Not y/ours.

Remember that this doesn’t mean that you or I won’t have hurt feelings or disappointments. Let’s not let that define who we are or impede y/our self-worth. We need to move forward and be objective.

In reality there is only one that can present an expectation to all of humanity and that is the creator.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare/well being and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears wills.” Max Lucado

“Put your expectations on God, not on people.”  ― Joyce Meyer

“Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we don’t live in a perfect world.” ― Joyce Meyer

Brian Tracy – Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.

So as Chuck Swindoll will say; The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.  Joel Osteen

So we are back to the questions without comparison, undue pressure, but move out of our comfort zone to make a difference.

So This is Christmas and What have you/I Done?

So what will we do for:

    • Family
    • Charity
    • Neighbor
    • Job
    • Character
    • Personal Growth
    • Thankfulness
    • Pay it Forward
    • Having Fun
    • Peace

Now What are we gonna do about our unfinished business?

 

Would you like to take a few minutes to listen to these videos; thanks.

So this is Christmas Celine Dion

Sheryl Crow  Happy Christmas  (War is Over)

John Lennon So This is Christmas

Maroon 5

Thanks for reading my Blog today!  Merry Christmas!

Day 17  of my recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Hope.  😀

I know what it is like to feel hopeless and what it is to feel hopeful.  I do realize that there are people who have no hope, feel hopeless and there are those who feel hopeful. 

God never gave one person the ability to hope and another without an ability to hope.  It is the spiritual, God-factor that is missing in my view. When you accept the Creator as the central part of your life then you have a greater connection and a direct line to hope.

George Herbert said, He that lives in hope danceth without music. Well hope is the thing that helps us dance to the heavenly music.  It makes our spirit dance.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  Hope and faith is like a chain interconnected.

This hope gives us a confidence in someone bigger than yourself.  That confidence in turn fills us with joy and peace.

Yes I have found myself at a very low point and circumstances are thrown at me like daggers. Circumstances in and of itself have been hopeless but when I realize and put God in that hopeless situation then things change.  I don’t always get what I want but the conclusion is always best.

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in God, SO THAT YOU MAY OVERFLOW WITH HOPE.

To explain my experience this HOPE that becomes resident within my life is like an anchor that I become attached to consistently so I have always a power at my disposal. That anchor is firm and secure.

I guess in humanities terminology I want to live my life so as to say thank you to God for this wonderful hope, eternal hope, encouraging hope. God in effect has rescued me and I believe in God. I truly believe.

I want to be more than a survivor as stated in my book “Feet First” and in my second book that is in the editing stages. I want to thrive and prosper despite everything that has hit me by surprise like a punch to the gut; enormous setback.

Day 17 hope

Pertinent Quotes: 

Joel Osteen quote: “I declare I will not just survive; I will thrive! I will prosper despite every difficulty that may come my way.  I know every setback is a setup for a comeback.  I will not get stagnant, give up on my dreams or settle where I am.  I know one touch of God’s favor can change everything.  I’m ready for a year of blessings and a year of thriving!  THis is my declaration.”

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.”  Anne Lamott

Hope is patiently waiting expectantly for the intangible to become reality. Avery D. Miller

Thank you for reading my blog – Beverley

Day 14  of my most recent 30 Day Thankfulness Challenge; I am thankful for Dreams 😀

Personally I think if we don’t have dreams we would shrivel up and die.  Without dreams and creativity we would not be complete and fullKeep those dreams alive.

But for dreams, we probably we would not have the opportunity to enjoy much of what we have today including freedom. In fact we would not have the inventions, progress in medicine but for the dreams of some people.

Day 14 my-dream

In order for us to achieve anything worth while it requires faith and belief in yourself, a dream, a vision, lots of hard work and a determination to proceed. Believe and Dreams are clearly very important.  

The dreams that you wish really do come true…..

I guess a really important question is: “Where do you want to be in 30 days, next year or in 10 years?”

Onward toward your dreams!

Pertinent Quotes:

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “The great thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction are we moving.”

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. ~ James Dean

Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~ Carl Sandburg

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”  Joel Osteen

[Your] dream will challenge, prod and haunt you until you surrender to its call. –Wayne Cordeiro

Your big dream always lies outside your comfort zone… U have 2 choose between ur dream & comfort. -Bruce Wilkenson

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All my Dreams by Lenny LeBlanc – clink on the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gWPCsEUUSU

You can buy his album link below:

http://www.amazon.com/All-My-Dreams/dp/B001UOKRJE/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0
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Thanks for reading my blog – Beverley

Check my website http://feetfirst-book.com/

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