"What you resist persists". Carl Jung (1875-1961)
"The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence".
Charles Haanel (1866-1949)
"Every thought of yours is a real thing - a force". Prentice Mulford (1834-1891)
Thoughts become things". Mike Dooley
”Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.”
”Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
Children Learn What They Live
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte
How many of you are too busy earning a living and the toys you want to spend time with your children, guiding them, loving them - being patient - teaching and leading by example?
When was the last time you did something for someone just because you could, with no strings attached - no expectation of anything in return?
When was the last time you met someone who looked uncomfortable, sad, broken and you reached out your hand in empathy and caring to support them, to find out about them, to be kind to them?
I will never know how different my life could have been had someone, anyone reached out to me - but I do know this - over the course of my life, whether they knew it or not, there have been people who shared the smallest tidbits of wisdom that somehow penetrated the cement that was building around my heart and mind - that created cracks in the fortress of protection I was building, that allowed me to see a different way...
This is the credo that has become my life...
“Each time I perform an act of kindness, a part of me heals.”
― Lupi Ngcayisa
Taking away guns is never going to stop tragedies like this one in Connecticut from happening. Punishing the many for the sins/crimes of the few NEVER works.
Just look around you and you know it is so.
So how do we heal hearts and minds and change things?
By becoming invested in being the change we want to see in the world.
If you want to see more love, you have to give it.
If you want to see more patience you have to give it.
If you want to see peace, you have to act from a place of peace.
If you want to see more kindness, you have to extend it.
Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD .
In the wise words of Mother Theresa:
“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.”
And that's where my heart is today.
Belt Drive Betty
Editor & Rider