Journey

What is a  Journey and how does it apply to your life?

A journey is defined by Merriam Dictionary (2018), as an act of traveling from one place to another; to travel somewhere (Merriam Dictionary 2018).

You are on a journey right now! Think about it, you were born for a purpose. You are on a journey to find that purpose! Once you find that purpose you will be on a journey to fulfill that purpose.

We are all on a path that leads to a destination, that is a journey!

Do you understand how a journey applies to your life yet?

Life is a journey! Life is one adventure after the next. We move from season to season encountering different things and different people, making each journey unique and special.

Your journey is special because you determine how it will be, meaning you determine if it will be a good journey or a bad journey. Your perception of life will determine how special your journey is!

Your journey and the encounters along the way are unique because you determine how you will react to the things you encounter along the way. Making each situation special in its own way! Only you can determine if your journey will be a positive one or not!

Think about it, you determine your moods! You determine how you perceive things! You determine how you will react to things that you encounter on your journey!

There is no doubt that you will have many encounters during your journey. Some may be uncomfortable to endure, but remember you are the only one that can determine how you will react to those encounters!

Your reactions and perception are very important! Understand that some encounters are distractions from finding your purpose. So it is important to remain positive even with the most trying encounters occur.

Remember, you have the ability to change your outlook on any given situation. I encourage you to find the positiveness in all that you encounter!

You do have a purpose in life, believe it or not! You were born to be great!

 

Quotes: 

“Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations”

Oliver Goldsmith

“Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do”

Nadia Comaneci

 

References:

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/

Merriam-Webster: Journey (2018). Retrieved from: 

     www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/journey

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Christmas

What is Christmas to you?

Christmas is defined as the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25 in the Western Church (Merriam Dictionary 2018).

Whatever December 25th signifies to you and your family, I pray that you are surrounded by love, peace, and safety. Enjoy your family and friends, while you can! Tomorrow is not promised to any of us.

Know that you woke up today for a purpose! It is your responsibility to find that purpose and tap into its greatness!

 

Merry Christmas

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Kikis World StL

 

Reference:

Merriam-Webster: Christmas (2018). Retrieved from:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christmas

 

Distraction

What is a distraction and how does it apply to your life?

A distraction is defined by, Merriam Dictionary (2018), as a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else ( Merriam Dictionary 2018).

A distraction is that thing that hinders you from focusing on what is important. It distracts you from your purpose!

A distraction can be something as simple as an argument, or maybe you encountered a rude person. Those distractions are meant to hinder you from having a positive day.

Do you understand how a distraction applies to your life yet?

A distraction applies because it makes you focus on something other than what is important. Understanding what a distraction is will help you identify what is important to participate in and not to participate in, on a daily basis.

A distraction can be identifiable, you just have to understand what they are.  A distraction is that thing that takes you out of your element. A distraction redirects your attention to the negative instead of allowing you to focus on the positive.

A distraction is a negative energy, recognize when you are being distracted and when you are not. The little things that don’t matter are a distraction. I encourage you to recognize what is important in your life. Remember you were born for a purpose, and anything that hinders you from that purpose is a distraction.

I encourage you to focus on the positive, and find your purpose in life! Stay away from the distractions! Recognize what is good for you and what is meant to hinder you!

 

Quotes:

“The hard part about following your purpose is the distraction everyone pulls you toward”

Kimbal Musk

“When there are thoughts, it is a distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation”

Ramana Maharshi

 

References: 

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/

Merriam-Webster: Distractions (2018). Retrieved from:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distraction

 

 

 

Right & Wrong

What is right and wrong and how does it apply to your life?

Right is defined by Merriam Dictionary (2018), as morally good, justified, or acceptable; true or correct as a fact (Merriam Dictionary 2018).

Wrong is defined by Merriam Dictionary (2018), as not correct or true; unjust, dishonest, or immoral (Merriam Dictionary (2018).

Right and wrong are defined as motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person’s thoughts and actions. conscience, moral sense, scruples (sense of right and wrong, 2018).

Do you understand how right and wrong applies to your life yet?

It applies because we determine what is right and wrong. We determine because right and wrong comes from our own morals and values. You may view something as wrong and I may view it as right. Or I may view something as wrong and you may view it as right.

We all don’t follow the same rules in life, some of us have different beliefs. That is ok, we all share similar values. We all want to live life! We all want to be heard! We all want to prosper! We all want what is best for ourselves! We all want what’s best for the people we share our lives with!

Right and wrong are ethics, it is what we hold value to. We don’t do things because they are easy, we do things because they are the right thing to do. That similar value is ethics, and they guide us to do the right thing in life!

Our similar values will allow us to be kind to others. Those values allow us to live amongst each other civilized. Our similar values allow us to grow and learn from each other. They allow us to live a positive life.

I encourage you to allow your morals and values to guide you to know what is right and what is wrong. I encourage you to take a positive path in life. I encourage you to always do the right thing! You were born for a purpose! I encourage you to find that purpose!

Know your worth, know what is best for YOU! Remember to let your morals and values guide you to know what is right and what is wrong!

Quotes:

“My beliefs will run through everything I do. My beliefs, my values are my anchor and when people try to drag me, as I know they will, it is to that sense of right and wrong, that sense of who I am and what I believe, to which I will always hold”

Ed Miliband

“Our world is at the crossroads. We have a choice, right and wrong”

LL Cool J

 

References:

A sense of right and wrong. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/sense+of+right+and+wrong

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/

Merriam-Webster: Right and Wrong (2018). Retrieved from:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightandwrong.com

 

 

 

Karma

What is Karma and how does it apply to your life?

Karma is defined by Marian Dictionary (2018), as destiny or fate, following as effect from a cause; the force created by a person’s actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person (Marian Dictionary, 2018).

In Buddhism karma is considered an action, not a result, it is also considered that karma is not a fate but an energy of willfulness. It is a willful action brought on through thoughts and words.

Do you understand how karma applies to your life yet?

It applies because what goes around comes around! I believe that when you put out bad energy you get bad energy, and if you give out positive energy you will get positive energy in return.

Karma is something that comes back around. Karma happens all the time we just focus on the bad aspect of it.

Some know karma as you reap what you sow.  I have been taught that karma comes through many forms and is brought on by a person’s actions. If you do bad things then bad things will happen to you. If you do good things then good things will happen to you.

Your actions dictate what your karma will be. And if you think about it, your thoughts do as well. What we think about we project in our conversations. Our thoughts and conversations become our actions.

I encourage you to remain positive in every situation.  Understand the type of energy you produce. Remember you were born for a purpose. It is up to you to find that purpose and to focus on it!

Remain positive and trust that you will reap positive things.

 

Quotes:

“I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good”

Sandra Bullock

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours”

Wayne Dyer

 

References:

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/

Merriam-webster.com. (2018). Dictionary by Merriam-Webster: America’s most-trusted online dictionary. [online] Available at: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ [Accessed 23 Nov. 2018].

 

Shortcomings

What are shortcomings, and how do they apply to your life?

Shortcomings are defined by Merriam Dictionary (2018), as n imperfection or lack that detracts from the whole; also the quality or state of being flawed or lacking ( Merriam Dictionary 2018).

 Shortcomings are those things you are lacking in life, those things that you don’t do so well. Shortcomings can be considered a weakness, but I don’t believe that weakness is a bad thing, it just means that you still have room to grow.

Do you understand how shortcomings apply to your life yet?

Shortcomings apply because we all have them. Nobody is perfect, we all fall short somewhere. We all have faults and imperfections because we are human.

Everybody is imperfect in their own perfect way! We were all born to grow and learn, and we all have imperfections. We all have a purpose, we just have to find it! Shortcomings are areas in our life where we can learn to be better.

Shortcomings are not bad, they are opportunities to learn and grow as a person. I encourage you to find your purpose in life. We were all born for one, just because we have shortcomings, that doesn’t mean we stop having a purpose!

Look past your shortcomings! Those shortcomings are opportunities for you to change your approach to life and learn to accept, adapt and grow!

I encourage you to look at your shortcomings as opportunities for you to improve. Stop looking at your shortcomings as negatives. They are YOU, they are just as important as your strengths.

Embrace them!

 

Quotes:

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness”

Anne Frank

“Even when we make mistakes, we hope others will love us in spite of our shortcomings – even if we don’t deserve it”

Joseph B. Wirthlin

“The God we serve does not seek out the perfect, but instead uses our imperfections and our shortcomings for his greater good. I am humbled by my own limitations. But where I am weak, He is strong”

Rick Perry

 

References:

Famous Quotes at BrainyQuote. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/

Merriam-Webster: Shortcomings (2018). Retrieved from: https”//http://www.merriam-       webster.com/dictionary/shortcomings

 

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Inspiration

What is, “inspiration” and how does it apply to your life? 

Inspiration is defined by Websters Dictionary (2018), as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative (Websters Dictionary, 2018).

Inspiration can from anything. Inspiration can come from something little, such as a simple hello to something big such as a tragedy.

Inspiration is a feeling you get to do something positive in your life, like furthering your dreams. It’s like you get a second wind and go for what you feel inspired to do.

Do you understand how inspiration applies to your life yet?

Inspiration applies because many of you are not becoming inspired by the things happening in your life. You are not receiving inspiration from them because you are not looking at them in a positive manner! I encourage you to change your approach to the way you view things!

Everything happens for a reason, it is up to you to determine if that reason is bad or good. It is up to you to take something good or bad away from every situation you encounter.

Inspiration comes from all places, rather they are, good or bad, inspiration can come from anything! You just have to find it! Seek good in everything you encounter and you will find inspiration!

I encourage you to not only find inspiration in your life but to go beyond and spread inspiration around. Inspire others to be happy, and live a good life. Inspire people to work towards their dreams, and live their best life!

Being an inspiration to others is a reward itself! The act of inspiring others is an inspiration! That is what the world needs more of, inspiration! Inspire others to be the best that they can be! Inspire others to see the positiveness, even at the darkest of times!

Inspire others to know their worth and to find their purpose! We all have one! I encourage you to find yours, and tap into its greatness!

Quotes:

“Within our dreams and aspirations, we find our opportunities”

Sugar Ray Leonard