Everyone Has a Special Talent

Realize your talent

Everyone is born with a special talent just waiting to flourish. Sometimes talent is recognized and developed at an early age. Other times talent takes time to recognize and develop which presents itself later in life. Either way, we all have something special to contribute to society, to friends, or to family. We are all offered many roads to travel throughout life, the road that brings forth your best asset is the road that reveals your special talent. How do you know when you have found the right road? It’s an instinctive feeling of realizing your flow of natural ability, it’s a feeling of ease for what you bring to the world, and a feeling of harmony that comes without a struggle. It’s a feeling of love for what you are doing and the realization of being self motivated for the talent you have found within yourself. If you’ve found your talent, great keep rolling. If you’re still searching, never give up because everyone has a talent that is special.

Focus On The Skills We Have

Cannot bluff skills

Often we focus on skills we lack instead of focusing on skills we are naturally gifted with. The skills we possess are usually taken for granted and overlooked, we tend to worry about the skills and abilities we do not possess. If we use the skills we have, we can acquire new skills. However, learning new skills won’t help if we don’t use what we already know. Success is doing our best with what we have. Learn from the success of your skills that naturally flow from your interaction with people, places, and situations, because mistakes can become a habit. No one bluffs their way to success with skills they do not have. Everyone who got where they are, had to begin with where they were.

Winters Mist

Winter arrives

The morning mist quietly arrived with a veil of haze which scattered its tiny droplets upon the slumbering grass. The brown crumpled leaves nestled between each blade of grass as if they were clinging to their life force which let them go. All things in nature trying with great despair to hang on before they finally acknowledge the cold Winter air that tests their fortitude. Finally peace comes as the frigid winter casts its seasonal shadow upon the countryside. Rest easy o’ beautiful land, that your splendor may return yet again.

Rejuvenation and Restoration of our Soul and Spirit

Meditation, prayer, and faith

Throughout life we face challenges that test our resolve. Sometimes our soul and spirit needs a little jump start to power through the low points in our life.  Rejuvenation and restoration of our soul and our spirit helps us face challenges and make adjustments which illuminates our actions on the outside. If we are downtrodden and have not nourished our inner self with the right knowledge, we will radiate negativity and flounder through life in misery. If we accept darkness and gloom through the window of our soul, we can expect failure and negativity. Our soul is the window to our existence, if we allow the light to shine in through the power of meditation, prayer, and faith we can expect to function at an optimum level. Our spirit is the part of us which drives us to triumph and to carry on in spite of difficult circumstances.  If our spirit is broken, our desire to carry on is deeply affected.  If we allow meditation, prayer, and faith to nourish our spirit, we can function at an optimum level.  Our soul and our spirit should function in unison to receive nourishment and replenishment in conjunction with Gods word in order for us to flourish. The benefits of meditation, prayer, and faith will be realized by embracing God and understanding there is a power in charge greater than ones self.

Let me take a moment to briefly discuss meditation, prayer, and faith.  Deeper and more detailed discussion exists on meditation, prayer, and faith, but these are my condensed thoughts from my heart.

Meditation offers us the opportunity to find a quiet space to clear our mind of outside influences and to engage in heartfelt contemplation.   Meditation is to ponder deeply in a purposeful manner to bring about resolution or understanding.  We can often rejuvenate and restore our soul and spirit with a renewed purpose or a renewed outlook about a particular scenario through meditation.  Take a few minutes each day to clear your mind and let the free flowing energy of the universe enter into you.  Contemplate balance in life, realize your connection to all things, ponder the possibilities that radiance and goodness can bring, acknowledge problems and let solutions come forth with resolution, feel the divine power of God flowing throughout your body as you inhale and exhale in a methodical manner.  Finally, never give up on the idea of meditating.  Rejuvenation and restoration of our soul and spirit takes time. Allow time to be your friend until you can come to terms with any circumstances that create anxiety, or any circumstances that need resolution or understanding in your life.

Prayer offers us the opportunity to send forth a devout request to God. The power of prayer cannot  be underestimated. Prayer  is a personal relationship with God for each of us. The unseen energy of prayer sent forth to God in the name of Jesus Christ can bring forth miraculous results, comfort, healing, understanding, and a strong sense of connectivity to God.  If we are strolling in companionship with God and learning the word of God,  we will begin praying in concurrence to the will of God,  then we will begin to see our prayers being answered.  Rejuvenation and restoration begins and ends with prayer. Embrace prayer, pray often, be open and honest when praying, be patient and let God work his wonders. Give prayer a chance and the changes within yourself  and others will be quite amazing. People will begin to notice something is quite different about you. That something is the rejuvenation and restoration of your soul and spirit radiating to the outside.

Faith offers us the opportunity to have unwavering confidence and trust in something greater than ourself. Faith has the power to bring forth something we cannot physically prove but something we spiritually believe can happen.  Faith is the cornerstone to success in life. If we have faith in all we strive for, our chance for success increases substantially vs no faith.  Our unwavering faith in God sets in motion a spiritual energy that can propel us to many successes in life. A strong commitment to faith will rejuvenate and restore our soul and spirit.  Always allow faith to be your friend, never give up. A strong effort to fortify our faith keeps us moving forward during our rejuvenation and reconstruction process.

Life is always about choices, the choices we make determines our success and happiness in life.  It is impossible to always make the right choice, sometimes we make several bad choices before we are awakened to the fact we are on a downward spiral of self destruction.  The saving grace is when we realize we must rejuvenate and restore our soul and our spirit in order to function as an honorable, responsible, and productive person. We are always under construction, life is a journey, never give up on life in spite of difficult circumstances. Embrace life and its challenges, put forth your best effort, and take time to meditate, pray, and have faith.  Always wishing you the best.

My Morning Awakens

wake with a plan

My mornings begin with the anticipation of a new start, a clean slate, and a new day. The moment I wake up, the process of getting ready for the day ahead shifts into action.  I already have a plan for the day because I have set that plan in motion the night before.  Implementing my plan when I wake up gives me a purpose in life and a sense of accomplishment.  If I were to wake up with no plan I would wander aimlessly through the day accomplishing little and feeling depressed, my life would begin on a downward spiral.  I am not a proponent of waking up to nothingness, we were created to accomplish great things, and to help others. I make a commitment each evening to have a plan for the next day.  I take a few minutes to formulate a plan for tomorrow and I  wake up with enthusiasm to carry out that plan for the new day.  It is not hard to make a commitment that takes only a few minutes to enrich my life each day. I encourage you to have a plan for tomorrow.

3 Suggestions For Patience

Patience 3 steps.

Patience to me means showing restraint and diligence when engaged in stressful situations. Are there times when patience needs to be put aside for a more direct approach, of course.  Usually stress occurs when another person tries to forcefully impose their will on us in a way that disrespects who we are. Let me suggest three things I use to help with my patience.

First. Take a second to collect your thoughts.  Resist the temptation to spout off. Think where you’re going with what you are about to say and how the outcome of what you say will develop. If you spout off without thinking, the battle is on. If you take time to think about how to diffuse a stressful situation and tone the aggressiveness down, it becomes a win win for both parties involved.

Second. Tone of voice and sarcasm can escalate any situation into a heated exchange. Don’t be baited into an exchange that will escalate or disrespect someone or yourself. Try to keep your voice steady, methodical, and at a conversational tone. Slow down, ponder if a situation warrants a heated exchange or if the situation in reality means very little in regards to who is right and who is wrong. I find most of the time a heated exchange is not worth the outcome.

Third. Think of yourself as a good person, always take the high road. Think of those who are watching to see how you handle yourself in stressful situations. Remember your actions can potentially influence family, friends, children, or others how to react when presented with a stressful situation, whether it is real or perceived.

All three of the above suggestions happen quickly and efficiently with a little practice. Patience is a thought process that is developed over time with the desire to become less aggressive.

Sunday Greetings

start with a clean slate

Sunday greetings as we begin another new week. Let this be the week we wipe the slate clean with a fresh start from negativity, from holding onto things we need to let go of, from denying personal responsibility, from giving up on difficult things, from not facing our fears, and from not pursuing our dreams. May the excitement of this new week greet us with renewed enthusiasm for life. Lets rev up our motors and enjoy this week as we race into the excitement of feeling alive and useful. Stay awesome, always wishing you the best.