Wisdom of the Day: Go with the Flow

When something goes wrong throughout the day or does not go as planned, think of it as an adventure, go with the flow.

Life is much more pleasant when you accept the unplanned events which occur and make the best of it.

Life is too short to sweat the small stuff and stress over something that you have no control over.

If you’re stuck in traffic turn on the music and enjoy it.

If you get lost driving in a new area, take that opportunity to explore, see and experience new things.

If you’re late to the movies, go to a later showing, while waiting grab a cold beer and enjoy some conversation.

Nothing in life is worth stressing over; you’re not going to die happy by stressing too much.  Stressing out is only a mindset; it’s not worth the energy and negative thoughts.

Worrying about what time it is shouldn’t take precedence over having a good time, enjoying every moment.

Planning is many times no fun and sometimes necessary but when you are trying to relax and enjoy a day off from work or the weekend out on the town planning is unnecessary because when you plan something, stress is ready to rear its ugly head.

It is fun and exciting to do things spur of the moment; the opportunities become endless.

Time is always on your side, if you let it.  Priceless moments love to present themselves during times of spontaneity, uncertainty; unplanned events are there to be embraced, not taken for granted.

Next time you’re feeling stressed and disappointed with certain circumstances that you have no control over, embrace the change of events as a new experience to enjoy with the people around you.

Get out there, relax, go with the flow and have the time of your life! 

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Word of the Day: Trust

Trust is strong word that should not be taken lightly because if you trust too easily you will get burned.  I try to give people the benefit of doubt, to give them a chance to prove them self worthy of trust.

It is the best feeling in the world to know when you can fully trust someone to do right by you in your best interest and not do something behind your back without your knowledge.

When a person tells you they have your best interests at heart, it can be tremendously reassuring or it can be a nightmare straight out of a Lifetime movie where betrayal is a common occurrence.

Doing something in somebody’s best interest is a sticky matter because it can get twisted in what the other person believes is in your best interest, especially when money is involved.

Trust is a powerful idea on its own, but when you combine trust with money it can be a deadly combination.  It is also the ultimate test to determine whether or not you can fully trust a person, some people can justify anything when money is involved.

The problem is that some people are skilled with deception and lying.  Sometimes it takes a long time to see somebody’s true colors, which is bad because many times people will say, “Oh she is so sweet and kind, she would never do something like that!”

Some people are like chameleons; they turn a certain color only when it suits them.

For example, when someone is all friendly smiles and sweet talk around groups of people, but when the sun goes down, watch out!  The fangs are sharp and ready.

What you see on the surface of some people is only a front, a distorted view of what truly lies beneath.  They are also like light switches; they flip on and off their true self, when it is convenient for them.  Their bad side can be well hidden.

Trust is a difficult concept to master and the most significant component to all relationships among people.

Remember, to make sure you fully trust someone but don’t forget to love with all your heart.  The best advice is to treat others how you want to be treated.

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Words I Live By Series: Change

Embracing change is good but it needs to be an intelligent change.  We need to learn from the past so we don’t make the same mistakes.

For example, trying to change the Constitution of the United States to be more Socialist outside the original intent of our Founding Fathers is the wrong type of change.

Socialism has proven to be a failure numerous times throughout history and our current President doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of learning from the past.  Does the former Soviet Union ring any bells?

Having a routine is a great way to maintain concentration and produce positive habits but the only way to improve your Self is to embrace positive change.  Routine can be a blessing and a curse.

Routine is not fun or exciting, sometimes necessary to complete a task; it’s a balancing act.  We allow routine to help us focus, at the same time; we must free ourselves from the comfort of routine each day.

We must change our mindset to think positively towards our lives to enjoy the time we have on this earth, to transition our train of thought and actions towards getting the most meaning out of life.

I’ve lived in a house for three years with four housemates where we all share a nurse and a CNA.  Living here has shown me how routine is highly overrated because the company that runs the house/facility called Care Meridian has a fairly strict routine and rules you must follow.

Here, we must wake up at 8am, sometimes 5am to get washed, put in our chairs, fed breakfast around 10:30am, lunch at 1:00pm, dinner at 5pm, and put back into bed at 7:30pm.

We all pay rent each month and are provided food that the housekeeper prepares, but the food menu is chosen by Care Meridian.  It gets old pretty quick.  I’m ready for a change in my life.  I’m looking to move on my own because I need more freedom.

Lets do this!  Lets all take a pledge to step out of our comfort of routine and enjoy our freedom in front of God and Country!

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