Tag Archives: balance

Practice

Practice is used in everything in life.
It is said that practice makes perfect.

Practice

Though it may or may not make things perfect, it does make things and us far better in so many ways.

Practice is not just reserved for sports, athletics, musical instruments, singing, and so on. Practicing having a good mental attitude, being polite, helping others, praising all, respecting people, encouragement, self-improvement, and the list goes on.

Practice being the best that you can possibly be, doing the best in everything you do, and treating others the best that you can is the best practice that you could ever do.

Practice makes us as perfect as we possibly can be; if we are only willing to do it.

Romans 12:13 NIV
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Focus

Focus

Focus! How many times have you heard that in your life?

Focus

It is such a simple term, something that seems so easy to do, but can be lost in an instant. We start fine, our mind trained on what we need to do, then poof, just like that we are thinking of something else.

We have that “Squirrel Effect”. We can’t decide which way to go and we find ourselves stuck in the middle of the road with oncoming traffic. Our minds drift to other things and we lose sight of what we are doing. We think we have it; we call it multitasking or too many tabs open. But we keep loading things onto our plates, filling them to the brim, burying what we were working on, and shifting our focus all over the place and to other things. Before we know it, we have lost track of the original thought pattern and what we were focused on, scrambling to get back to what we needed to get done.

Keeping your focus takes work, determination, and a mindset that is void of detractions. Putting on the blinders to block out all things around, saying no to oncoming things, or setting them aside for later. It takes a lot of effort, willpower, and a desire to finish a task at hand before taking on another. Like a set of binoculars, when it becomes out of focus, everything blurs together, making it hard to see.

Remind yourself to focus on what is at hand when other things fill your mind. Do not let distractions, people, events, work, and other things take away from what you are trying to get done. Prioritize what needs to come first and work on it, then move to the next when completed. Take a step back, relax, take a deep breath, pray, remove the confusion, stress, and anguish created by a lack of focus, and turn it into a positive outlook and accomplishment.

Focus on your focus. Remain steadfast and make room for the peace that is rewarded at the end.

Isaiah 26:3 NIV
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Restoration

Restoration

Restoration is the act of returning something to its former or like new condition.

Many people restore antiques, furniture, vehicles, homes, and the list goes on. Some do it for a living, and some do it for the simple pleasure, the experience of it, and that rewarding feeling of seeing something that is old, neglected, or broken and returning it to its original or former condition.

We humans are just like all of those other things. Our bodies change, our health, and, most importantly, our mindset. Some will have surgery done for the cosmetic parts and some will have surgery to replace broken parts such as hips or knees, but the mental part is the hardest. Counselors, Phycologists, and others can help in the process, but our own mindset, faith and determination are the answer.

Restoring our minds is an essential need for a healthy life. Removing negative thoughts, actions, anger, bitterness and the negative mindset is essential. Replacing it with positive thoughts, filling it with love, compassion, forgiveness and happiness is what is needed to cleanse the mind.

Cleanse the mind daily, multiple times and as long as needed. Take time to release the pressures of work, events, and the stresses of the day to rejuvenate and restore it to the beautiful mind that it is.

Isaiah 26:3 NIV
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

You are Amazing

You are amazing, is a phrase everyone needs to hear, know and believe.

It should be engraved in our brains and not forgotten. We have a tendency to forget this in the midst of the daily chaos of the world. You can start to lose a bit of our strength and self-worth that lets doubt and fear creep into our minds.

When this happens, remember all the things that you have gone through and troubles that arose; think about how far you have come and the lessons learned.

Think about each time you faced a valley and the battles that you won in the middle of them. Think about the fears, the anxieties, the uncertainties, the joy, the peace, the release and the rewards of surviving and overcoming each and everyone.

It is at that moment that you realize just how amazing you are. Treasure it and keep it at the fore front of your mind.
Remind others just how amazing they are all the time and why they are.

Three little words can make a difference and change a person’s life and yours forever.

Psalms 139:14 NIV
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

The Mentor

The Mentor

Being a mentor is a gift for both the mentor and the student. They are a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, motivational person, and a guide. It takes understanding, patience, a caring and loving attitude, and a desire to understand the student’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Learning their abilities or lack thereof, their personalities, capabilities, and the person as a whole, understanding that each person is different from anyone else and may need to learn by various means.

Then working with them, guiding, teaching, offering emotional support, advising, and providing wisdom that will mold and shape them to become the best person they can be on their journey in life.

Being a mentor to someone is an extraordinary blessing that takes desire, a willing attitude, a loving heart, dedication, and commitment.

Bless the mentors that helped change so many lives in the world and in so many ways.

Dandelions are the parachutes of life

Dandelions are the perfect example of giving life after a collapse.

Dandelions

It is a beautiful and cheerful little flower that stands tall as if to be smiling at the world. It provides pollen for bees, food, and herbal remedies for humans, but yields far more to life. For as its life collapses and the beautiful flower dies, a new growth begins.

A beautiful white globe of winged seeds appears. Sitting waiting for the right timing, the right wind, to lift them from their stalks, and float them in the wind to their new and unknown destination.

A journey that is elegant and light, drifting without thought, gliding to the place that their seeds will land. Planting their seed into the ground to begin a new life for the world to see and enjoy.
A testimony to overcoming destruction and starting a new life.

They are the parachutes of life in the world and an example of new seeds of life being planted.

Unity

Unity is the essence of life. It is the tie that binds all things and people together as one.
Unity breaks all barriers, removes “I” and builds a team of oneness, creating a positive mental and spiritual outlook that is filled with love.

Unity

Psalms 133:1 NIV
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

A servants heart

Serving others with a helping hand, humility, love and compassion is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to one another. The blessings poured out to all those we meet and help, yield to an eternity of happiness, peace and comfort in their lives.

A servants heart

Learning

Learning is about listening and watching from the things around us.

If we learn of calm, peace, love, and understanding; then we become just that.

If you learn from worry, turmoil, aggravation, and fear, then your life will be filled with despair.

We should balance out our learning. Learn from the negative influences, and leave that behind us; learn from the positive things around us. Water it and watch it grow into something quite beautiful inside.