30 Life Lessons

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The last of the 10:

Part 3 of Life Lessons

     21. Pretending to be perfect doesn’t make it so. It’s like wearing a Super-Man costume. At the end of Halloween night and you take off the cape, you still can’t leap tall buildings with a single bound.

     22. The past does not equal the future. You can’t re-ring a bell. Focus on the present.

     23. There is nothing useful about suffering. Pain lets us know something is wrong and needs fixing. Suffering has no value and we can choose to stop.

     24. Doubt kills. You have the ability to change and become. Don’t doubt yourself.

     25. It’s ok to wait. Why rush when you can wait?  Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

     26. Honesty is important – for you and everyone you know. Be honest with yourself first.

     27. openness is as important as honesty. Be real like the “Velveteen Rabbit”.

     28. Add value to other people.

    29. Be aware of scams to buy something just because of a fad.

     30. Try everyday to be the best you can be.

Wishing you many happy moments

of discovering new things in life.

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

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30 Life Lessons

Dear Fellow Journalers,

As promised, the next 10 Life Lessons:

Part 2 of Life Lessons

     11. Relationships Matter – not every relationship matters, but a few do and the ones that do are the ones you hang onto.

     12. Dad used to say that he was not a “Wishy washy” person. People either liked him or hated him. Not everybody has to like you. The world won’t end if your new “BFF” is not.

     13. Status is a misnomer. You are not your car. You are not your house.

     14. Jealousy and envy are wasted emotions. Be true to who you are to others and you won’t be jealous.

     15. Everybody worships something. Some people worship their stuff. Choose wisely.

     16. You are not the center of the universe. Pay attention to what is going on around you. Read newspapers, listen to the radio. I think about it this way: when I pray I pray first for my family, my relatives, my friends, my neighbors, my community, my state, my world, and me – in that order.

     17. Awareness is the most precious kind of freedom. Peter Walsh wrote a book about stuff and organization. Be aware of your surroundings and the way you want to live your life.

     18. Live in the present moment. It’s the most authentic time of your life.

     19. We are often scared for no reason. Don’t worry over nothing.

     20. It’s ok to change. Change is growth. Some people are afraid of change. They like the status quo. Just think if Henry Ford had not invented the car, we’d still be riding horses.

The final 10 tomorrow,

Sallie

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30 Life Lessons

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Our son turns 30 this week! Yikes, I feel really old today. Anyway, while surfing the web for the appropriate birthday sentiments I came across this post which I am going to paraphrase for you and our “D”. You can call them 30 seeds of thought and I will post them 10 at a time for the next three days. You can read the entire post from Joshua Fields Milburn at http://www.theminimalists.com/30lessons/

 

The first 10

     1. We must love. Love is the basic foundation of anything worthwhile. It’s worth fighting for, dying for and risking all.

     2. Love isn’t enough. What? Well, you can say you love me, but if you don’t show me, what does that say?

     3. Happiness is not for sale in any store. You can’t buy happiness yet any teen in America thinks they’ll be happy if they’re wearing the RIGHT T-shirt, the RIGHT pair of sneakers or carrying the RIGHT phone.

     4. Success is perspectival. You know that saying about the grass is always greener on the other side?

     5. You must make change a MUST. Wanting to change a situation is a good first step, but until you realize it’s a MUST and are compelled to take action, you haven’t made any difference in your life.

     6. Growth and contribution is the meaning of life. Continue to grow and help others.

     7. Good health is important. Eating french fries every day does not make your bones strong.

     8 Sentimental things are not as important as you think. “Stuff” is important but not as important as the person.

     9. Your job is not your mission. You can become a slave to your job or you can go to work, come home, and live your life.

    10. Finding your passion is important. Maybe you know what your passion is and maybe you don’t but find out. It will change everything for you.

More tomorrow,

Sallie

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4th of July

Dear Fellow Journalers,

 

God Bless America

 

During this very special and important time, our entire nation comes together with one heart, mind, and voice to celebrate the moment at the start of our country when representatives from the 13 colonies came together and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia. For this reason ,the date of the 4th of  July has been called the “Birthday of  our nation.”

     Traditionally, the  day has been marked by song, parades, and fireworks all across our country. Yet, even with such joyful gatherings, our hearts will never forget those who have given their lives that freedom may still be the reality of our existence, and the pride of  our history. Men and women of all ages throughout our history have sacrificed much, from the lowly farmer who took up weapons to defend his land from the British, to the soldier in Iraq today, they all deserve our respect.

God Bless America and  its people.

 

Happy 4th of July!

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

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Paper Daydreams The Pursuit of Happiness- Spirituality

 

Dear  Fellow Journalers,

I write a blog uniquelyyourscards.wordpress.com and every month I post an article entitled The Pursuit of Happiness.

While I try not to duplicate, I think this one is worth it:

July is the month of Spirituality. I’m sure that at first “glance” the idea of spirituality read religion  may seem to be out-of-place when you think of journaling but I’ll bet if you read on you’ll understand the “pull” of this topic.

For those of you who attend church, temple or other houses of worship, think back to a time when the music moved you. Sometimes a prayer, sermon or just the surroundings can inspire you. If you don’t go to church, do you watch a minister on TV?

Do you have a place that you go to reflect or pray? There’s a retreat house in CT that I have gone to for 15+ years now and people are always asking me why. “Why go so far away?” ” Why every year?” I tell them that it’s my second home. I feel close to God there and the combination of the peaceful surroundings, companionship, talks and music help me reconnect with my faith. My faith journal always accompanies me and one book. This book I will review for you on the 16th.

“We make our journeys by hope and faith; hope that our walk will be worthy of our steps and faith that we are going somewhere.”

“Walking on water” by Richard Paul Evans

‘Til next time,

~Sallie

 

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