Another Year has come to an end, many things may have come to pass within this year, some were great others were not so good. But the good news is we made it through another year through this hectic and semi-chaotic world of ours. Now people will make new years resolutions they will try hard to keep and probably wont. The best way to make this new year a better one is to choose to make a change within yourself. Choose to be kinder, happier, friendlier and to forgive as well as to try to be understanding towards one another. Changing the core of who you are and how you view and interact with the world around you is the key to making changes elsewhere in your life.
We here at Transient Reflections / One lifetime Blog and Barbier Family Blog want to wish all of you a Happy, Productive new year full of personal growth and happiness.
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Everyone Here at Transient Reflections want to wish our fellow bloggers and readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New years. May your Holiday Season Be full of joy.
“Remember the Reason for the season outweighs the Gift we give and receive”
Transient Reflections Team
I am sitting here writing this, in the early morning,….and should have been asleep hours ago! But i cannot help but think, how very precious and wonderful life is! I am just so thankful to be alive today, and everyday! I know that a lot of bad things, can and do happen, in this life. If it were too comfortable here, then we would not want to go to Heaven! This is just a passing through place, until we get to our REAL, permanent home. Until the time that the Lord, calls us home,…we can make the very best of life, right here. It starts with having a positive attitude, and a will to find happiness, in the simplest of things. If we just look at the wonderful things that God, has made, in His nature,…we can see how really beautiful that this world is! Also, with all of the loving, and kind people, that He puts in out lives. My grand baby’s smile, makes me so very happy! Or even our many critters, that we have. Just watching them, brings me such joy! All of these things, i count as blessings!
It does not take much to bring about happiness. Just look around, my friends! Each and every new day, brings about such wonderful blessings! Another day to enjoy God’s wonders, and all of His love! Have a wonderful day!
Cathy Ann Adams
The words you speak and the actions you take are the things which you will be remembered for when you are gone. All the good intentions in your heart can not be fruitful unless they become action or words. Words can sway the hearts of those around you and actions can be the proof of your heartfelt words you speak. Change comes from within yourself and then it begins affecting all of those who you connect with. In life we are forever learning and changing as we strive towards what we see as a better way to live. We are influenced by the company we keep and we influence them as well. How we influence and/or affect others is all up to how we choose to behave, believe and interact with the world around us.
We should try to live a good life, treat others with kindness and compassion and be an example for others to follow. Each one of us are responsible for our actions, words and how we influence the world around us. We should keep that fact in mind as we walk our path in life, for we do have a price to pay for our freewill. To be humble, kind, compassionate and full of patience is the best way to travel the path of life we walk. For too much emphasis on the self leaves one open to the possibility of vanity, selfishness and greed. Such things eventually consume the person whom embraces them and it usually leads to a lonely life.
We should never be critical towards anyone for their choice of how they wish to live and interact with the world because they are simply exercising their right to freewill. Madmen in places of power whom bring suffering to the masses put their own lives at risk and are subject to the dangers of warfare and assassination. It is far wiser to be a leader who is just, kind and compassionate towards his people. For a king who is loved by his people is a king who will rule in peace and a ruler who will be blessed for his kindness.
Maybe if everyone thought about how they affect others as well as themselves before they speak and take action, the world may become a better place to live in. If more put the welfare of others above their own wants and desires, the less we would see people in need.
I feel so happy, with what the Lord has given me. He has given me so much more than what i deserve. He has given me salvation, through His precious Son, Jesus. He has given me family, and friends. He has given me a roof, over my head. He has given me food, to eat. He has provided for all my needs, and given me many blessings. He has also made my cup of joy, runneth over! I have been blessed with contentment. So much so, that it makes my heart sing!
When i was young,…like most young people,…i thought i needed “things”, to be happy. Through the years,…i found what true happiness meant,…and it was certainly not about “things”. It is about being loved, and cared for by my Savior, and loved by precious family, and friends. Family, and friends, are our treasures God gives to us. It makes our lives so full! It makes me cry sometimes, because i feel so happy! So many gifts that the Lord, gives to us.
My life is not perfect,…there are still struggles along the road of life,…but i truly could not ask, for more than i have now. When you have been given the very best,…what more COULD you ask for? I thank, and praise God’s holy name, for being happy and content with all that i have!
Family, and friends, are our treasures God gives to us.
Cathy Ann Adams
What do we really want out of life? Do possessions and financial security bring us happiness or peace of mind? Is happiness something one can buy or is it something we can find within for free? Do others control our happiness or our moods or do we just simply allow them to do so? Thoughts to ponder on and many answers can come out of those questions. Personally all I want out of life is to live long, be happy and to be loved by family and friends. All the possessions I have I do enjoy but do not see as true source of happiness nor does having a lot of money. Sure being financially secure does at least make it easier for someone to be happy because of less stress but it does not bring happiness on its own. Our mood is solely under our control, how others can effect it is when we allow them to have the power to do so. We choose to let a situation or the words and actions of others to change our emotional state.
Most of us are not skilled in controlling our emotions consciously and therefore we do suffer a lot from outside influences. But once we learn to regain control of our emotions consciously then no one can directly affect how we feel. We don’t want to suppress out emotions for doing so can cause problems both physically and mentally. We just need to change how we react to the negative situation and channel the emotions that seep through into a more positive reaction. For those of us that are overly emotional and sensitive we need to toughen up and try not to take everything so seriously. Some emotions are good when they come bursting out , like love, compassion and joy / happiness. Anger is one we must learn to control and channel into more of a positive and/or constructive reaction. I find writing in a journal or writing a blog is quite therapeutic and gives you a positive way to release those negative emotions. Of course if you’re blogging make sure you keep it inoffensive .
The path you walk is the path you chose, The life you live is the life you have created. The path you walk can always be changed and the life you live is forever changing with each choice and thought you have.
Life is such a short journey, we seem to forget that fact for most of the way through our lives. We seem to waste so much time over petty arguments and in the pursuit of temporary happiness we get from wealth and possessions. In the end all the wealth, money, fame and power we obtain becomes dust in the wind and objects of folly. The relationships we had made throughout our lives and how we lived our life seems to be the only things that are important in the end. All those disagreements we had seem to mean nothing and all the toys we gathered no longer luster. I have noticed the older I get the more I reflect on my life and reminisce about the friends and family I was blessed to have and know in my life. Any anger or hurt I may have received from others in my past no longer has a hold on me and is forgotten. The hurt and wrongs I have done to others remain only to remind me that I am far from perfect and to remind me not to repeat the same mistakes.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself I would try to get myself to realize that if you love yourself and have faith everything will work out. I would also teach myself to embrace the spirit of happiness and hope while rejecting the ever so present spirit of fear. Live life to the fullest and have no fear of failure because to fear failure usually leads to not trying at all. So much I probably missed out in my life because I was either afraid to try or I didn’t believe I deserved to be happy. And the final thing I would tell myself is learn to forgive yourself and learn from your past.
Well unfortunately or maybe fortunately there is no way for us to go back in time and talk to the younger versions of our selves. So maybe someone will read this post and see the wisdom in some of its advice and avoid some of the pitfalls I befell in my lifetime. Though I can not go back I can go forward and live life to the fullest till my path in life comes to an end.
There is no better time than the present to make a change in your life.
I am who and what I am, full of faults and shortcomings that I have learned to accept. I am no stud or intellectual giant but I have finer points that few ever see or notice. My uniqueness is something I treasure and will never hide from others. I used to be so concerned about what others thought of me, but I have learned that what they think about me is less important than what I think about myself. I have leaned to love me for who and what I am. Take me for what I am or do not take me at all, for I am the sum of all my experiences though life and the person I have become within. I am an ever changing and growing person and I embrace the fact I can and will make many mistakes along this path of life I walk. By accepting myself as is I also have learned to accept others for who and what they are. Not one person can be perfect nor can they be accepted and/or liked by everyone. I learned one of the greatest gifts one can give and receive (besides Love) is forgiveness. For forgiveness is one of those things that usually return to you 7 fold down the line. Just like Jesus taught us, we must love and forgive freely and not be swayed by anger or envy. Selfishness is one of the biggest enemies of being happy and living a full life. Selfishness keeps us from loving and forgiving others, it keeps our focus on ourselves and not on the world in full. We may be individuals but we are also a part of a huge family called humanity. We must learn to love and accept ourselves before we learn to love and accept those around us. Love is something that starts as a seed within and grows outward and so is all the other emotions related to it. To love yourself is not to be selfish it is to be selfless, for loving yourself leads to loving others and is a required first step towards happiness. There is always going to be someone you have a hard time liking but this does not mean you can not love them is a general sense. There have been many who I have not liked so much in my life but I still loved them as a human being. Hate the sin not the sinner and love the person but not their faults or actions.
I am who I am and you are who you are, We are two unique people with different views but both of us want the same thing and that is to live a happy life. What our definition of happiness is may differ but we both still long for and strive towards that same goal. I pray and hope you will find that happiness as much as I hope I find mine.
Not one person is alike, yet we all desire to be happy.
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Paranoia, self-doubt and low self-esteem are some the most difficult thought processes to correct. They play a significant role in ones chances to achieve success and in living a happy life. It seems for the most part the roadblocks to happiness stem from one troublesome root. That root cause appears to be fear, fear of failure, rejection and the fear of not being able to be in control. Fear seems to control so much of our decision-making that it controls a part if not all of our life. Though fear has its place in one’s life it is not supposed to control our life. Fear is a lot like a wild dog, once it is in the chicken coop it will keep killing the chickens until it gets tamed. Just like the wild dog, fear is something we all need to learn how to tame. Because if we allow fear to run wild it will kill our hopes and dreams before they have a chance to materialize as possible realities.
The fears we all have to face seem to be deep-rooted and they had their beginnings far in our youthful past. The worst of them usually come from our childhood and teen years. The only way I know to face such fears is to discover the time and place of origin. If we can discover the original source then we can find a way to overcome the fears hold on us.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
In a nut shell the only way to conquer or tame your fears is to discover their root and face them head on. Once you do overcome your fears then you are on the path to becoming your true self and will be able to live to your full potential.
Just some random thoughts on fear