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Be Contagious

Contagious; that scary word that sends people flying in all directions.

Be Contagious

Contagious is commonly thought of as an infection spread from one person to another by direct or indirect contact. However; all things don’t have to be bad to be contagious.

Positive thoughts, attitudes, actions, and encouragements can become so infectious; that it can spread throughout the world as fast as a virus.

Calming fears instead of creating them and panic; helping the world instead of tearing it down can change attitudes and lives.

Be contagious and infect the people in your life, the workforce, and the world with kindness, compassion, understanding, unity, and love.

Proverbs 15:4 NIV
The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

Soar

In order to soar to new heights; you must first take your focus off the ground.
~Charlie Walker

Soar

Let your focus and goals in life reach to the sky and your mind and imagination soar higher than ever before.

Isaiah 40:31 NIV
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

The Race

The race; the epic battle of the tortoise and the hare. The timeless fable of an overconfident hare that was sure it could beat the slow moving tortoise.

The Race

While the story seems to be about the race; it is a metaphor about life.

Life is like a race; realistically, a marathon. It has a beginning and an end, with a lot of distance in between. So many things can happen along the way; obstacles can pop up, staying focused, pushing yourself when you hit the wall, and pacing yourself to finish.

Rushing to the end and trying to have, and accomplish everything in life is not always the important part of the race. Slow and steady, enjoying the run and scenery along the way, will bring far more pleasures to life.

It is not important how you start the race; but how you run the race and finish it that matters. Enjoy the race of life and all that it offers.

Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; is one of the truest statements ever made.

Beauty

Beauty is far deeper than outward appearances. Beauty is the heart, mind, and soul of a person. The compassion, love, caring, actions and understanding that makes a person beautiful.

The outward appearance is but a pretty shell that changes with time, but inner beauty lasts a lifetime. When one sees this inner beauty in a person and in their own self; it is then that one’s appreciation of true beauty shines.

Love yourself and others for the real beauty.
Find the beauty in yourself.
Find the beauty in everyone you meet.
Find the beauty in the world.

1 Peter 3:4 NIV
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Every Morning

Every morning is a new day that gives you a chance to be a better, happier, healthier, more positive, loving version of yourself.

Even in the middle of storms, you have the chance to start fresh with a new outlook.

Let your energy flow through you and to all around you.

What is your passion

Passion is defined as an emotion, intense, driving, overpowering feeling or conviction; strong affection or love; a strong liking or desire for or dedication to some activity or object of deep interest.

Many have something in their lives that they are very passionate about. It may be work, helping others, teaching, certain hobbies, beliefs, ministry, careers, cooking, working with kids and so many other areas.

Passions are deep and enjoyable desires that draw us deep into them and can be shared with others to learn and enjoy. In some cases a passion turns out to be a calling.

What is your passion? Do you share it with others? Does your passion make a positive impact on lives? Is your passion your calling? Will it bring glory to God? Are you doing what you are passionate about? Does your passion make you happy?

Your passion can change your life and the lives of others.

1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Broken

Things are broken all the time. In some instances, they can be repaired, and in others, they must be discarded. There are things that can be replaced and things that will never be replaced.

Broken

The same holds true for people’s lives. There are things in people’s lives that can be repaired, and some that cannot be fixed and must be discarded. Moving on, leaving the broken pieces behind and starting a fresh new life.

Lift your problems to the Lord to repair the broken pieces and bring blessing from them.

New and healing begins where the broken and old ends. ~Charlie Walker

Psalms 34:18 NIV
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Be the One

Be the one that helps others look forward to tomorrow.

The one that gives hope; the one that brings smiles; the one that fills others with love.

Be the one that gives others encouragement to help other people.

Be the one that helps change lives.
Be the one that wants to make a difference.

Bright Colors

Let your life and love be brighter than the worries of the day.

May your heart be filled with happiness and your palette filled with bright colors, so you may paint the world that you would like to live in.

Be the palette for the world to paint from.

Cross-Stitch of Life

Cross-stitch is a beautiful piece of work when completed.

Cross-Stitch of Life

The hours spent pulling different colors of thread through a fabric, in X shaped stitches to create a scene, patterns, phrases, flowers, people, and so many other things are a skilled piece of artwork. The beauty of the finished product is stunning for all to behold.

The hidden backside of it, though, is a complete mess. Thread going from one spot to another, in a gridded pattern, using different stiching patterens at times, that ends up looking like a bowl of spaghetti. A complete disaster that is often hidden and unseen when completed, and so different than what the finished piece is seen by others.

People are much like a cross-stitch piece. We see the beauty and outward appearance of a seemingly happy and wonderful human being. What we mostly do not see is the mess and turmoil deep inside, that is hidden from the world.

The distress of everyday life that causes chaos deep within. The smile and the persona that hides all of the inward battles and is projected in a beautiful smile, a kind action or word.

However; there is the cleaner version of cross-stitch. The version that took more time and work to make the front a work of art and the back cleaned up and neat.

People are exactly like that, and go through that same transformation when they work on their inner self. A cleaned up and better projected inner version that is amazing for themselves and for the world to see.

All it takes is a little work, dedication, faith, belief, effort, and a willingness to make ourselves beautiful inside and out, leaving a masterpiece for all to see.

Be the cross-stitch master piece in life.

1 Peter 3:4 NIV
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.