Tag Archive | Life Lessons

Greatness is a choice – My Thinking Corner

Your Greatness, Your Dreams, Your Life, Quotes, Life Lessons, Wisdom, Motivation and Inspiration

The unblemished truth about our lives is that we are who we think we are, therefore, if we are dissatisfied with who we are in our present time, then we must change our thinking.

Reaching for the greatness in you is a choice. The greatness is a given, but it takes your service to bring it out. You’ve got to run after it.

It’s easy to sit down and make wishes, but success is achieved by ordinary people who make fewer excuses, who procrastinate less. The small things in life add up to the bigger picture, each day counts. Everything you do must be done to the best of your ability, even in the smallest things like picking up your own trash.

Show up every day for life with your best attitude and leave the rest for the power higher than you. Life takes notice and the Universe rewards.

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Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links.

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

Enough! Take off the gloves. The conclusion of this post says a lot:

We must stand up for America and allow our system of laws and governance to work as intended or our nation will perish.

Sometimes when we are fighting amongst ourselves, do we fight objectively or subjectively?

Breakfast joy Give me a blueberry muffin, toss in a cup of hot chocolate any day and I’ll be your ears 🙂

Wonderfully made A simple, sweet post and here’s my thought below:

I think in our human eye’s we try to limit God and his capabilities, which is where we fall woefully short. Even before I was born, he knew me – every atom of me 🙂

Fraud alert Feeling like a fraud is an emotion that I know too well.

Dead Sea Galilee If you are in Suze’s position, how would you answer Steven’s question that prompted this post?

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Jacqueline

Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links.

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

‘PLEASE SEND IN YOUR LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Do step in and show some love.

Finding Beauty Me Check out Finding Beauty Me Blog.

Finding Beauty Middle East is a go-to site for beauty lovers, travel enthusiasts, food lovers etc. The blog is quickly becoming a collective for people living the Beautiful Lifestyle from around the world.

…And Marge Laughed This is a short, sweet and heartwarming post. I love it and this what I had to say. Please visit and take a read. We all need sweet little reminders like this 🙂

What a heartwarming, adorable post. You are a gem Oneta. I can imagine that moment in time when you brought Marge some sunshine.

Pray for the Prez  Insightful and thoughtful post. Of what benefit would it be to a people when their Nation fails? I doubt very much because all sides get to suffer the shortfalls at the end of the day.

Wishful Wednesday Action I am loving this short, inspiring post. A good way to start your morning. Take a peek.

Mundane Photography I totally mundane find photos stimulating. You never know what you’ll see each day, so long as you open up your eyes and get out of your head a bit.

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Jacqueline

Writers Quote Challenge Prompt

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

This is my prompt for this week, have fun with your thoughts.

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It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

The load that life places on your shoulders

must be borne with a levity of heart and the strength of a boulder

for a back hunched in grumbling

only makes the load punishing

and your journey a lot more grueling.

We are continuing the same format here and that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

 We are still welcoming co-hosts.  Come and join in the fun.

 

Second Chances – My Thinking Corner

Second Chances, Experiences

We have an Igbo proverb that says ‘when you choose to carry a clay pot up the slippery slope and fall thrice if the pot does not break, your waist would break.”

Repeating the same mistakes not only brings us heartache and failure but makes Wisdom to question our common sense.

It’s commonly said that to err is human, but why do we make the same mistakes over and over again?

It does seem as though our brains don’t learn from our past mistakes to the extent we might hope, as a matter of fact, dwelling on our past mistakes might not be the best way forward.

Instead, be more proactive and think about the future and what you can achieve if you avoid pitfalls.

 

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A Bit A Day…

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Tackling small tasks a bit a day

leads to greatness and it’s so okay

give your best in doing it well

at long last it’s results will tell.

This poetry is my contribution to Oneta’s quote for last Writers quote challenge prompt:

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller

Interestingly, Helen Keller’s quote reminds me of a saying that my parents were fond of ‘anything worth doing is worth doing well.’  

This principle ‘to give it my best,’ has stuck with me in the little and the big things and especially now as I wisen up each day. I may fail in my attempt, but I am certainly going to keep doing it until I get it right.

I find that chores that used to bore or irritate me in the past have ceased to be so because of my approach and positive attitude towards them.

I’ve been training my mind to see the beauty and the positive sides of even the most mundane task and the interesting thing is that my views and perspective keeps expanding by the day.

Even the weekly task of cleaning the house that I do with the kiddos, we turn up the music and jive to the beats while dusting and polishing and the chore just breezes by 🙂

Positive energy can make a lot of difference.

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The Writer’s Quote Challenge is a weekly blogging event. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration. Each Thursday, a hostess will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate.

Our hostesses are:

Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

Please join us. You can check this link for more information.

I look forward to seeing you.

Jacqueline

Double Take…

Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream,
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.

Humming this childhood nursery rhymes made me think beyond the words of the rhyme in a way that I had never thought of.

Life is certainly a dream and your dream is what you make of it.

When you wake up to life, life will surely wake up to you.

Staring at that boat – called life, with your hands in your pocket won’t get it across the seashore; you’ve got to start to row the boat of your life diligently.

Grab your oars.

Jacqueline