Sunday, July 19, 2015
It's too hot! I'm tired! It's nothing to do! I got a headache! And on and on it goes. It's no wonder our parents always uttered these infamous words: Stop your complaining! These are just the complaints of a child. If we were chronic complainers as children, no doubt we turned into complaining adults. Our parents knew then that complaining was not a good quality. They knew it could ruin our outlook. Not to mention that ,complaining to the listening can be extremely annoying as well as bothersome. People who thrive keep company of positive people. People endeavoring to be positive don't complain. Because complaining focuses on the negative. Think about it, when we focus on the negative, what happens? It expands, yep it grows bigger and be comes more profound. This is something that life has taught me. So Ive found that every thing we complain about we have the tendency to get more of! YIKES!! That's all we need, more misery. How does the song go? Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. Yes, make notice of the good. If life gives you lemons make lemonade. Look for the silver lining in every cloud. We have to continue to learn to ignore the little annoyance's and unhappiness's. Don't feel bad, we are all guilty of complaining from time to time. We just need to be aware of it when we do. We need to continue to learn because its an ongoing thing in life we will always have annoyance's. Lets try to use our minds and thoughts on the things we want more of. Those childish complaints stated at the beginning of this blog were the ones we stated as children, imagine, if never having changed that habit, the size of our complaints now. They must be huge by comparison. Cant you see the truth in the statement, what we focus on expands? By putting an end to our complaining our lives will be much happier. It will put so much more ease into our environment. It will cause us to tolerate things. No matter how old we get, we will keep expanding on the good. You wont believe the power you will gain. So follow a sound piece of old and endearing advice for our very own good now, Stop Complaining!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Merriam Dictionary and Thesaurus defines peacemaker as a person who helps to prevent or stop an argument, fight or war. How qualified that definition is. By the time we become over fifty and extraordinary, this is a quality we need to have acquired by now. I'm still learning tho just what it takes to be a genuine peacemaker. Because there are some and will be days when this is a real challenge for all of us. But I have learned the challenges can be conquered. The benefits we get from being peaceable is outstanding. Yes, it yields a large reward. But just how easy is this to do? Not. Well we are all working on something. But working at being peaceable is certainly admirable and worth the effort. It takes a lot of humility on our part. Having humility will give us a huge edge on being peaceable. We cant take our selves to seriously. We need to set the example for our young. They are ever watching. Sometimes it means just plain ole being wronged, or inconvenienced but yielding and forgiving by looking the other way. If it's not gonna change our life, then we can do this. That's where the true humility comes in and why we have lived long enough to become extraordinary people. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Consider the benefits. It will improve relationships with our closest and most intimate associations. Our environment will be better, the air will always be clear. We will be physically healthier, always remembering we need to do everything necessary to keep healthy. It will naturally keep our stress level down anxiety etc. Our genuine happiness will stabilize in life. People will constantly be drawn to us cause it will make us easy to be with. We can even help unite others that need to be united. Yeah, the benefits of being a peacemaker are endless. Something to think about, huh?! It's so worth it my friends. So the next time someone test out your peace-ability, take the challenge head on and win! Yep, let it be that as far as it depends on you Peace Out!!