Monthly Archives: April 2012

Superhero status

“Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery… It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man.”

~ Passage from Life of Christ

Perhaps the most difficult thing for people to do is live a life that is full of moral courage. Most people aren’t even courageous at all let alone possess the kind of courage that makes powerful people think twice about how effective their kind of courage is. Do your best to increase and improve yourself in such a way that you are known by all people for your moral courage. With it, you’ll be able to make life around you so much better. Maybe to those around you, you’ll be considered a kind of superhero. Super (Moral) Courageous.

Nature Blooming

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Total tolerance

“I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance.”

~ Frank Knox

Accepting people as they are no matter how different they are from you is one of hardest things to do as human beings. There are division/differences in every aspect of life – culture, food, religion, dress, language, money, art, etc. Having enough tolerance to really appreciate these differences takes an awful lot of will, desire, intelligence and love. I have had to apply all of these actions into my life for the past six years while living in Asia. Everything here is different from where I came from. It took me a long time to accept the differences that exist in this part of the world. Living a more tolerant life has made me a better person; one who has an improved understanding of the human spirit and purpose for life. As you journey through this life, make a choice to accept something or someone that you never thought you could accept or something you never considered doing before. You’ll really be amazed at just how much you grow from the experience. Can you tolerate that?

Tolerant Beauty

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Portions of life

“The best portion of a good man’s life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”

~ William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English poet

“The surest cure for loneliness, the quickest way to happiness, is found in this, a simple creed: Go serve someone in greater need.”

~ William A. Ward

Create many small unremembered memories based on acts of kindness and love instead of big remembered memories that are void of love and kindness, and you’ll live a life worth remembering. One thing you can do is to “Whine Less and Give More.” The more I talk about my problems and focus on them, the worse they seem — and the worse I feel.  I’ve discovered when I feel bad about my life, I go do something for someone else. Then I feel better. It’s amazing how that works — even if it’s not every time. Go do something nice for yourself by doing something nice for someone today!

Life Blooming in Beauty

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.

Meaningful motivation

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.”

~ Greg Anderson

Find a reason to live and you will accomplish more than you could of ever imagined. Following are a couple habits you can incorporate into your life to begin living a more meaningful life:

Don’t Believe Your Thoughts
Most people believed their thoughts are the definitive truth about reality. If you think it, it must be the way it is. After serious consideration, you will realize that often you thoughts are completely wrong or just one perspective on truth. It is always good to find evidence to support the opposite of your thoughts, especially negative and limiting thoughts.

Live Through Your Values
Your core values should be the blueprint for everything else in your life. Until you make the effort to understand what your core values are and how to make them central in your life, you won’t give your values a lot of thought. But if your life is aligned with your values, then you have a purpose and guide for every decision and action.

Motivation Rose

Special thanks to Tim Coffey for use of his illustration.