#grateful

October 23, 2013 | filed under #notetoself, consider this, inspiring, moment of truth, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus

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your power is yours.

October 15, 2013 | filed under #notetoself, challenge, consider this, moment of truth, my life changed when... | Leave a Comment 

your power is yours to keep. it exists within your thoughts, feelings, and choices. it belongs to you. don’t give it away. and don’t condemn others when you choose to give your power away because they chose not to. choose again. empowerment never comes from an external source.

suffering is a decision.

perception defines the inward experience of anything. choose better.

sit with that. feel it out. take it in.

to imply that choice alone is the difference between feeling bad, good, or great, or between feeling powerless and powerful is almost tauntingly, if not deceptively, simple sounding. however, it is simple, but not necessarily easy. the trick is that a half-hearted commitment won’t suffice. there is no middle ground.

here are some things that have helped me retain my power:

  • decide to feel good by being appreciative. thank your way through whatever you’re dealing with.
  • create meaning for yourself, your circumstances and life in general.
  • keep your focus on your goals and what makes you feel good.
  • smile anyway…just because it actually makes you feel better.
  • here’s to happy living!

    love&light...leandra



    Spark!

    February 9, 2011 | filed under recycled, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

    “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
    It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
    We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

    – Albert Schweitzer



    “I love my body.”

    February 8, 2010 | filed under health, thoughts | 3 Comments 

    silhouette in ocean by jonathan charles

    In a country where at least 67% of the population is overweight or obese, body dissatisfaction is extremely common and indeed fuels the $50 billion weight-loss industry. Additionally, since eating disorders and body dissatisfaction are no longer only associated with women, it’s not often we hear, or maybe even say, the phrase “I love my body.”

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    Spark!

    September 16, 2009 | filed under consider this, inspiring, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

    “In everyone’s life, at some time,
    our inner fire goes out.
    It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
    We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

    – Albert Schweitzer



    A little bit of random: reminders

    August 7, 2009 | filed under moment of truth, random | 2 Comments 



    Are you an ingrate?

    August 6, 2009 | filed under challenge, give time/money, pay attention | 1 Comment 

    yourlifeisbeautiful

    I had a conversation with myself the other day that went a little something like this:

    “I would like to have this, that and the other.  I would really appreciate that.”

    “Would you?”

    “Would I?  Ye—no.”

     
    No.  As it currently stands, my record is precisely not to appreciate so many aspects of my life.  I’ll be very decisive about something I want, get it, and then complain about it or take it for granted.  Either way, there’s not a lot of actual appreciation.  True appreciation is more than an intellectual concept; it requires action.  It means to value or regard highly; place a high estimate on.

    How much in your life do you “appreciate” without truly appreciating?  What can you do to express the importance of the things, people, and situations in your life, even if just to yourself?

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    Gratitude

    May 21, 2009 | filed under challenge, random | 3 Comments 

    1. loved ones
    2. love
    3. blessings
    4. sunshine
    5. fresh, clean drinking water
    6. music
    7. movies
    8. flip flops, and shoes in general
    9. spandex
    10. nice gyms
    11. being able to take showers for granted
    12. young people
    13. teachers
    14. artists
    15. peanut butter (make your own)

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