Monday, January 24, 2011


What or whom do you TRUST?  It is God, the Universe, or a Higher Power?  Or, do your trust your bank account?  Retirement fund or pension? 

What about your job security - do you trust that you will have a job five years from now or five days from now?  Do you trust your Boss? Co-worker? Secretary?

How about family members?  Do you trust your spouse?  Children?  Friend? Sister or brother, mother or father, aunt or uncle?  Does one have to exhibit a complete sense of honesty and integrity to be trusted?  How about mutual respect - does that build trust?

What about your health - do you trust that you will have years to enjoy life?  If you take care of yourself healthwise, does that mean you can trust to live to a ripe old age of 70 or 80?

Do you trust in your own ability, skills, or knowledge? 
Do you trust in only those things which you can see or is there a certain amount of "faith" that comes with trusting???
Where does trust come from?  An inner "knowing" or intuition?  Solid evidence?  Past experience?  Comfort zone?

Ponder upon this question and see where your heart leads...........write your own definition of trust and share it with those you love!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Strength - Where do you receive your strength from???

Strength - What gives you strength?  Inspires you?  Makes you determined?

Is it praying or reading something inspirational daily?  Listening to inspirational CD's or a favorite author's words of wisdom?  What about the Bible, Torah or Kuran?  Do you find strength there?

Is it working out at the gym each day?   Going for a rigorous walk?  Taking a Yoga class?

Does your family give you strength?  Your children?  Your spouse?
Are YOU the pillar of strength for your family?  Does having a strong faith give you strength?

What motivates you or gives you the strength to finish a difficult task or job?

From the dictionary, strength is the state, quality or property of being strong.....hmmm.....where do you receive your strength or power from???  Do you have the power to resist force or stress???  Is your source of strength from many areas of your life or just one?

Is being strong always necessary?  Is strength a powerful force that permeates your life?  Are your strengths in being compassionate, loving, caring? 

What about being consistently near perfection in one area?  Does that make you strong or show that you have a strength in one specific area?

What about moral courage?  Are you strong in that area?  Are you determined?  Do you exhibit a sense of intensity that others do not seem to have?

What about quite confidence - do you gain strength from being still???
Think about it.......What gives you strength?.........Or, do you give strength to others?

It's worth reflecting upon.....find your strength and share it with those you love!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

ENERGY -What gives you energy?

Think about energy for a minute.........what gives you energy?  What invigorates you?  What transforms you?  Excited over starting a new year?  Gaining momentum to start new fitness goals this year?  Working on a new strategic plan for this year?  Closing a big sale this week or next?  Waking to a brand new day?  The sight of fresh snow?  How about a brisk walk in the park with your favorite pooch??

Conversely, what depletes your energy?  Do you pick up on other people's negative energy throughout the day?  If so, how can you turn it into positive energy?  Capture a moment to relax, take a deep breath, smile at your co-worker for a change......laugh with your children or best friend.......take time to feel the warmth of the sunshine on your face. 

Exert some energy by taking a 5 minute walk!  See how different you feel!!!
Then, tell us your where you get your energy from......

Friday, January 7, 2011

Daily Hassle?

Share your favorite Daily Hassle! 
What irks you today?  What irritated you this morning on the way to work?  (ONE sentence only, please!)

Traffic?  Locked your keys in the car? Forgot your lunch, phone, briefcase, daytimer?
Can't stop your co-worker from bending your ear at the water cooler?
Frustrated with your kids being late every morning?

Whatever it is/was that irks you today - turn it around!!!

What is Divine to you? 
Chocolate?  Soft music? Prayer? Devotions? Serene scene on your desktop or way to work?
Completing an assignment on your To-Do list?
Cartoon or Funny pages in the newspaper?

Take whatever it was that made you feel awful and make it fun today!  Laugh at your kids being late or your dog taking extra time for his/her morning consitution...thank the AAA tow company who opened your car door!  Listen to some soothing music, post a cartoon on your cube at work, give your co-worker a compliment!  Look at the opposite of what irks you and incorporate that into your day!

Find what makes you smile.........then, give a smile away!