May 24, 2017
People often maintain the view that life is supposed to be fair. However, life is not always fair. We see tragedies and injustices occur in the world on a regular basis. This is because we do not live in a perfect world. There are some who do the right thing in life and others who do not, which leaves people heartbroken to struggle with the fallout of others’ poor choices.
It brings to mind a Bible phrase, “The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” Translation: good and bad things happen to good and bad people. Sometimes injustices and tragedy occurs.
There’s another passage that states in life, “He (God) makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” In other words, in life it rains on the good and the bad. Good and bad things happen to good and bad people.
We learn from the story of Job in the Bible that just because bad things happen to someone, it does not mean they deserved it or did something wrong. Job was the most decent person on the face of the earth. The devil hated him for it and sought to destroy Job for being such a good human being.
As a result of this undeserved hatred from the devil, Job lost everything, including his family and became sick (skin sores). Yet, in the midst of it all, his true character came out and it did show Job was indeed a good person.
The next time you see someone going through something, have some compassion.
November 30, 2016
Having a hopeful outlook on the future is essential, especially during times of crisis. It can sustain you through tough times and encourage you to reach that next level during good times. Success in your personal and professional life can go a long way towards your happiness. No one is promised tomorrow and one should not be presumptuous, but thank God for life everyday and hope for a better tomorrow.
Being optimistic about the present and the future is always better than being a pessimist. Stress and depression are not good for the mind and body. Let go of the stress. People need to learn to laugh more. Fearing the worst, which often does not happen, is not good for your health and will rob you of the joy of life. Therefore, enjoy your life and live with hope.
February 13, 2016
Laughter is good for the soul. Not fake, contrived laughter, but the appreciation of genuine humor that creates spontaneous laughs. Learning to laugh in life can do wonders for your outlook and health. It improves your emotional and mental state of mind, promoting wellness. When you are happy, the body releases endorphins.
While trouble will come in life, keep them in perspective. Do not fail to appreciate and hold on to the good in life. By all means, do not ignore reality and the challenges you face. However, realize you can conquer these challenges. They are obstacles you can overcome. We must all confront reality and live our lives in a responsible manner, but don’t let troubles define your mood or outlook.
I don’t believe in letting things get me down for long. I try to keep an optimistic and cheerful disposition. I read funny items in books and on social networking. I watch comedies, as well as positive films and television shows, about inspiring people and events. I like to see people positively achieve what is considered the impossible. It puts me in a good mood.
Having a positive frame of mind and immersing myself in good thoughts and ideas has repeatedly done wonders for my soul. I focus on the good things I love in life. It gives me strength and inspiration.
To those who are grieving, try to remember the good. Don’t become a fatalist. Life goes on and we have to as well. Take the good memories with you and move forward.
December 31, 2014
Good decision making is important in life. It will set the tone for your life. Just so poor decision making can bring trouble to your life. Endeavor to make changes conducive to positive changes in your life. Don’t live recklessly or in a manner that will lead to preventable financial loss and spiritual bankruptcy.
Be careful who you listen to, as not everyone will lead you in the right direction. A good friend will tell you the truth and help put you on the right path to success and happiness. Some people you call friends, really aren’t so, when they are telling you to do dangerous things that can destroy your personal and business relationships.
Friends who encourage you to cheat on your significant other or be promiscuous, do not have your best interests at heart, because it can cost you the one you love or your health to disease, over meaningless risks. Friends who encourage you to get involved in dishonest business dealings, do not have your best interests at heart, as you could end up losing what you have and or imprisoned.
It’s not every idea that pops into your mind or that of your friends that you should try. Temptation comes in many forms and can wreak havoc on your life. Learn self-control and how to think your choices through to obtain the best outcome. Make the best decisions you can to secure your personal happiness and prosperity, as well as that of your family. Remember, choices have consequences.