Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Be Happy! Think Love.


Be Happy!

I had the luxury of spending my Monday reflecting on what was, and will surely be again.  I made a vow to take a few hours out of each week to do something that will bring me true satisfaction and joy, hopefully keeping a smile on my face until the next occasion occurs. You should do the same, friends, because we all deserve that much – to be good to ourselves. And saying you don’t have time is a cop-out, an excuse. Make the time!

Life is too short not to be happy. So many of us need to let go of the pointless drama and the people who create it for us. We need to think about the company we keep and resolve to make sure we’re amplifying our existence by means of quality, not quantity.
 

Now is the time to celebrate life with love, laughter, kindness, and beauty (inner, not outer). My wish for all, happiness and joy, but of course.

I hope your Monday got off to a wonderful start, friends. Continue this new week in confidence, and remember that a positive attitude may not solve all your dilemmas, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Attempt to stand out, and it begins first with a smile.

Create your own sunshine on this wet, dreary Tuesday. Thrive! – paerki



Think Love.

I look at the month of December as one long festival, a deserved liberty to celebrate our past year’s achievements, as well as our challenges, because they no doubt made us stronger, while growing our resolve.

Over the year I’m sure many of you rewarded yourself by taking the incidental long lunch at work, a personal day here and there, called out sick, vacationed and even did the occasional happy hour with friends, as you should.

However, I see this month as a bonus to our year’s allowance, a time to really let our hair down and be still long enough to enjoy a season devoted to love, happiness and peace with friends, family and coworkers. This truly is a period to acknowledge the meaning of life and the purpose in each of us, giving the ultimate thanks to anyone who will listen, for the bounty of good will bestowed upon us in 2014 (and for those who say, “That’s what Thanksgiving was for” – You should know that was only the warm up to the true holiday season).

For some, this is your opportunity to bring closure to the unfortunate – friendships that went sour, a lover’s quarrel, a family feud, etc., attempting to rebuild, grow and preserve what just might be your best assets in the new year. However, I’m no fool. I know not all fences can be mended, and one must weigh the pros and cons. (Take heed to protect your interests first, maintaining your stability, and the fortress, which is your heart.)

For others, this is the perfect time to reaffirm your commitment (your loyalty) to those who bring beauty to your world day after day, consistency you have come to rely on year after year. The best way to acknowledge these individuals is with arms that hug genuinely, tightly and reassuringly (it’s a nice feeling, and it does the job).

I hope everyone will take advantage of December, what I call 'the love month'. There’s no time like the present to forage a path to peace, and it begins when we elect to engage in simple dialogue. 'Hello!' has a lot of power. Add a smile and you’re on your way. You might meet a Scrooge or two with a will of iron, or what I like to call a veneer of fear. If they don’t respond to your good intentions, do the next best thing, walk away to preserve your dignity, but never give up hope because in the end, whether we realize it or not, we all just want to be loved, even the Scrooges.

I hope everyone is enjoying this long holiday season. I hear many stressing over what to buy. Others are purchasing items they can’t afford. Then there are the extremists who are bitching because their holiday must have equal time. Some are concerned about putting the Christ back in Christmas, as if it were ever gone. Let me not forget the politicians who are manipulating the masses into a false sense of security at every turn, pitting person against person, while feeding their righteous egos.

JUST STOP! Now is the time to think PEACE and GOODWILL. Why?! Because it’s the love month! Get on board and show some love. It would help if you’ve learned to love yourself first. Cheers! – paerki




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