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Good Morning and as we say here on the Train, “MERRY MONDAY!”. Hey, I hope you had a great weekend! As we head into another Monday here’s a bit of good news to fight off the Monday Blues, There’s a Turkey out there right now just waiting to co-exist with your tummy this Thursday! Pass the white meat puh-leeze!
As we kick off this Merry Monday let’s remember what she said:
Life has to be lived, thatâ€™s all there is to it. â€” Eleanor Roosevelt
Well passenger’s let me pass you a deck of cards as the Train leaves the station this morning…This is a deck of life cards; Yep let’s play some cards. But first, letâ€™s be honest, we donâ€™t really want to work at life. Work is hard. Work is tiring. We want to have fun. We want to play! We want to have a good time and have all the things we want. Why not play the game of life? We are the dealers. We hold all the cards. Somewhere along the line, somebody cheated us. They told us we were needy, helpless and dependent. That is baggage. We must put it down in order to deal ourselves a good hand. We must also know the rules. We must play fairly, dealing with everyone the way we want to be dealt with. We must expect to win. If we entertain failure at any point, we lose. When we see a foul, we must call it. We donâ€™t have to fix it, but we must call it. The final and most important rule is that we must follow all the rules, all the time.
When we play by the rules, I win.
Hey Passengers, as you board the train this morning “Merry Monday”….
All Aboard, “The LiFeTrain!”
Hereâ€™s a few success quotes I stumbled upon recently:
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. -Eleanor Roosevelt
There are no secrets to success: Donâ€™t waste time looking for them.Â Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. -Colin Powell
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. -Booker T. Washington
I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed.Â And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep trying! -Tom Hopkins
There is more in us than we know.Â If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. -Kurt Hahn
He who has itchy butt, will soon have stinky finger – Chuckie Daniel
Well passengers, if the following isn’t a mirror moment for me that I need constant reminder of. I write and read this laughing all the while. I’ve had some shall we say challenging moments where the following read is just what the doctor ordered. Read and hopefully be blessed as I am.
Have you ever found yourself at odds with someone. Well, I have this week. I guess we’ve all had instances like that. While I know they must be dealt with in a Godly way, it taint not always easy. So I submit the following as a reminder and example of Jesus (WWJD).
Most times it seems that our only choice sometimes is to get caught up in the situation or walk away.Â My ego often whispers in my ear that I MUST prove I am right.Â If I walk away, the other person will win.Â The ego keeps us from recognizing there is another choice.Â Whatever situation confronts us, we have to recognize our right to be at peace; at peace with ourselves, you know…Me, Myself, and I…
I have to be ever mindful as I suggest you do, is to understand that the need to be right and meet discord head on begins within.Â It is a need that stems from feelings of powerlessness, unworthiness and a lack of love.Â It shows up in life as arguments and confrontation.Â When we can concentrate that negative energy into getting peace in our hearts and minds, we draw peace into our lives. When discord and disharmony present themselves, we can stand firm. When we let go of the need to prove to ourselves, nothing and no one can disturb the quiet and peace of our minds.
So I look into the mirror today and remind myself:
Get handle on your anger big guy before it controls so that you will not only help yourself succeed in your personal life, but your professional one as well. Anger is a strong feeling of antagonism, hostility, or displeasure toward someone or something. It is an adopted behavior that takes on many forms including verbal, physical, and emotional outbursts. Anger can have many stressful effects on not only your life, but on others around you. Some effects of your anger has manifested itself as follows:
* Marital and family problems
* Poor work performance
* Feeling negative and uneasy
* Lack of energy
* Restless sleep
* Lack of appetite or too much of an appetite
* Tendency to gossip
* Possibility of losing family and friends
So, deal with it…and be at peace.Â All come on, I know you guys have talked to yourself before… LOL
Deal with that ego and may today bring you peace, the peace of God! All Aboard… “The LifeTrain!”
Hey passengers, Merry Monday!Â As we grab that brown bag (lunch) and bolt out the door, I amÂ assuming you woke and hopped the train already…Am I really being presumptuous here or what!?!Â Don’t hurt my little feelingsÂ (LOL).
Anyway, remember this, having a new week is not about going back to work, It is about thanking the Lord for granting us one more day on this earth 🙂 !
God bless you all!Â And this week…SHINE!
As we come to day two of our week, here’s a little something to wind down and chew on, but first a quote:
In order to cooperate with life you must learn how to forgive, how to pray, how to give, how to receive, how to adjust; seeking nothing, giving everything, loving all people, trusting God, living each moment fully.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€”Donald Curtis
WeÂ may not have all the moneyÂ we want.Â WeÂ may not live in a fancy house or drive an expensive car. Â Maybe we’ve yet to find the right man or woman. Maybe we have a few extra pounds on our thighs or belly. This does not mean life is over. Actually, it may not have begun. What we must do is live from the inside so the outside will become more fun. Give what you have in order to get what you need. Take what you get with an open heart. Let’s begin (if you aren’t already) to trust God to bring for the desires of our heart, forgive all people for what you believe they have done. Begin each day with a prayer of gratitude, love all people for who they are. Possess no things or person; speak only of the things that you want. Life is willing to cooperate with you, but you must know where to start.
All Aboard, The LiFeTrain!!!
Hey fellow passengers, welcome back aboard and…MERRY Monday!Â As we get this party [week] started I thought I would leave you with something to think about.Â It’s actually something I use to keep me motivated to continue blogging.
Blogging like this exposes ones thoughts and thought processes which most would rather just keep to themselves.Â Me personally though I have found that waxing philosophical can be rather cathartic.Â Anyway, I hope you will digest the following and proceed on down the tracks making it a great week for you and others.Â So, here’s a letter from me to my fellow LiFeTrain passengers:
Dear fellow Passengers:
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to others is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing.
The person who risks nothing,
does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave,
they forfeited their freedom.
Only the person who risks can be free.
So, I take risks…Join me…share your thoughts here or elsewhere, you never know the difference you might make!
I write from the heart, I make no excuses…Merry Monday Guyz!
All Aboard…The LiFeTrain!
I had a weird dream last night…think I can summarize it here with my song of the day…