Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today's Quote!

There's no use talking about the problem unless you're talking about the solution.
-Betty Williams

I couldn't agree with this quote more. Whining and crying about something that ticks you off is unnecessary, and worse a waste of your life and whoever you are crying to. Kick the inaction to the side and figure out what steps you can take to lessen or eliminate the problem that you have. I don't believe in the impossible...there is always a way. Someone had to believe that people could fly before we did it....but until they proved it possible everyone was sure in their hearts that is was impossible...right? Try think out of this world and believe in the impossible...only then will you have a good chance at changing this world.

Reason #8 No one likes a stingy person...

You realize that you are no different from anyone else, right? We're all the same...All-Star athletes and homeless people on the street. We all share many similarities, but the biggest thing we ultimately share is our uniqueness. Everyone is unique so we're all the same. Being a human being means that you have something beautiful and unique to share with the world. We all do. If you want this world to be a better place as I do, you share the innate need to siphon the beauty out of each person you encounter. It is relatively easy...just flash your infectious smile at everyone you see. It's amazing how many you get back in return and how good it feels to put a smile on someone's face.
My daily challenge for you:
I challenge you to share your beauty with the world. It is not right nor fair for your to keep it to yourself. Your gifts were not given to you for you to hold on to tight or to make you feel good about yourself. Your gifts are a baton to be passed on, a light to shine in the darkness, a proclamation to the world. It is not just yours so do what's right!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reason #7 Somebody Needs You...

Have you ever thought about that person who quit everything. The person who just gave up and got regular job. What about that person who you saw on the news who seemed fine but suddenly committed suicide. What if you could stop these kind of things from happening? What if you could be that somebody for somebody. That somebody who turned things around by being there, by just smiling or just by caring. Sometimes that's all a person needs to keep going. I've been there, you've been there...We have all been there. But we all need to stop. We need to stop being observers. Don't talk about the girl who seems to be a lillte off. Try to help her get back on if that's what you think she needs. Don't talk about about it.
My Daily challenge to you:
Be that someone. Stop the next suicide. Stop the next bad day from happening. You have the power within you to end the sadness, loneliness or unhappiness happening somewhere...So use it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Reason #6 Well Why not?

These days it seems like everyone needs some sort of reason to do everything. In class I am always disappointed when students interrupt a lecture to ask if this is going to be on the test. Is that all you care about? You are not interested in learning? The same principle applies to everyday life. It disappoints me to see a person who may have a lot to offer, but only offers his or her full love to someone who they seek a romantic relationship with. This person neglects his or her friends during every romantic pursuit, and comes back in shambles to their extremely patient friends every time.
Your friends and family who are there for you daily deserve your love. Your full love, not the half baked love you have reserved for them in the back. They love you and have always been there for you constantly...So why don't they get the royal treatment? Why do you save your real love for people you barely know just because they are a potential love interest, just for them to take your heart, stomp it and leave it for your friends and family to carefully reconstruct for the next love interest that comes by.
My Daily Challenge for You...
Do something really nice for someone who loves you for no reason. Make them an incredible meal or buy them a present for no reason to show you care. Call them for randomly and ask how their day is going or take them out to the movies your treat just to show you care. Love the people who are always there for you...Why not? You don't run much of a risk of getting your heat stomped on by this person.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today's Quote!

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

I love this one! Spend some of your time on you...It's not a waste to have daily me time...It is an essential investment for your mental health!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reason #5: It's what we were made to do...

Our extremely conscious existence allows us the unique opportunity to be completely aware of our surroundings and able to plan for the future. This is a blessing and a curse. If we use it to our advantage and avoid letting worries and fears of what we think might happen burden our advantage we can move forward without missing a beat. Fear prevents us from crossing boundaries that our within our reach and abilities, but take a challenge. Our bodies are designed to move, not stay still. Why do you think it feels so good, and there are so many health benefits? Similarly, our souls of designed to love, hard and deep. Why do you think it feels so good and natural and comes with so many psychological benefits?
My Daily Challenge for You:
So there is a person that you really just cannot stand. They did something horrible or they are just irritating. They always have something to say or they are always bothering you. The mere thought of this person is now raising your blood pressure. Think about the real reasons you dislike this person and evaluate if they are that bad. Could their reasons for being irritating could just be their own buried issues that are penetrating their everyday life. A personal attack against you is usually not even personal; it has more to do the issues of the attacker, they really don't even care about you. If you care about yourself you will learn to appreciate this person and the lessons they teach you about yourself and how you deal with annoyances. Anger and hate are emotions that eat away at you, not them, so if not for them, do it for yourself. I challenge you to convert your hate towards the most annoying person in your life into love.

Today's Quote!

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

This kind of goes without saying, though sometimes the obvious can be forgotten. If you feel like you aren't loved by someone that you want to be loved by, make sure that you are not driving them away. If you aren't being unpleasant, then it's their loss. You have so much to offer, and you do not need them. Never change yourself for someone else, just be aware of the interactions and yourself.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reason #4 Time Is A Non-renewable Resource...

Once you use a moment of your time there is no getting it back. Every decision you make is a life changing decision whether you know it or not. Spending a lot of time on decisions that seem to be extremely important is fine, but don't forget that even the decision to take a certain route to school can be life threatening. Think of your time as money and figure out whether or not you can afford to spend another moment on self hate, self pity, impatience, etc. I choose to avoid spending another second on emotions like envy and selfishness because unlike money, I can never know which second is my last.
My Daily challenge to you:
Today I challenge you to be more aware of the time you are using. When you have a less than pleasant experience, which we are all destined to have, evaluate whether or not you can afford to use your time on being negative about it. Capitalize your time by choosing exactly how you want to feel, regardless of what happens to you. Many people in you life have invested in your happiness, so when you waste your own time you're wasting theirs too.

Random Quote!

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.

Reason #3. You have a choice...

When it comes down to it, a lot of times our patience runs short. You're on your way to work and someone asks you a quick favor, or you have something to do and someone you love needs to talk. It is easy to keep your eye on the prize, and it is important to stay on task. However, most of us are always on task, leaving no room for the little things. The little things count a lot more than you think. You have a choice every moment of your life. Nothing is more important than having love in your life. If you give it up by neglecting the little things for a job that you may get laid off from in a week, what do you have? My friends dad said it best "The only two things I have to do are stay black and die." That of course can be applied to any ethnicity :D
My daily challenge to you:
I challenge you to take a spare moment to do a little thing for someone. Smile at the cashier, give a little change to the local homeless guy, let someone have your spot in line at the grocery store. You will reap so many benefits from your kindness that you don't even know!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Reason #2. Your presence is intoxicating...

Everything is just so fast these days. We don't always feel like we have the time to sit and bask in the presence of our friends and family. Spiritual bonds are easy to create if one is inclined to stop and understand the essence of another human being. You don't have to be looking for a relationship to feel love towards someone else. Sharing the bond of love with anyone and everyone can bring so much more meaning to your life.
My Daily challenge for you:
I challenge you to find someone who you like as a friend, and have always been intrigued to know more about. Take the first steps to learning about what makes them beautiful...maybe one day your like for them can be love. Don't be so stingy with the "L" word!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reason #1. See Beauty Everywhere...

Ugly is not really a word we should ever use. Everything has something beautiful to offer. By letting shallow outside appearances blind us we do not always allow ourselves to see things that are so much more beautiful than we can imagine.
My daily challenge for you:
I challenge you to find something you previously thought to be ugly (i.e a person, a picture, a shirt, whatever) Make a list of five reasons that it is beautiful. Push yourself to see something you have to work to see. Doesn't that really make it more valuable if it is not visible to the naked eye?

I Love Me...

You must love yourself before you love anyone else. If you can't appreciate the gifts God gave you, how do you expect to love the gifts He gave anyone else? To truly love their gifts without envy is to truly live an existence in which you are in control of your happiness. I love everyone in my life right now, and that is because God gave me the gift of serenity, and I know what I can change, and I accept what I cannot.

I'm Keyara, and you are welcome to join me on my journey to a more energized me.