The Time is Now, Not Yesterday or Tomorrow

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When I saw this photo, it was a quick and simple reminder to stay in the now, to embrace the gift of life and the spirit of living. It is a reminder to let all of the nonsense trying to weigh you down, stay where it is, and deal with itself.

Today is the day to make “now” happen. It is a reminder to let toxic folks continue on their merry way because they are trespassing in your orbit of positivity, and universal light. The unnecessary, the toxic, and the negative have got to go or get the heck out of the way. The time is always now to make that change happen while you can.

Law of the Garbage Truck

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Law of the Garbage Truck 

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were 

driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a 

parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his 

brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of

the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really 

friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined 

your car and sent us to the hospital! ‘This is when my taxi driver 

taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’ 

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run

 around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of 

disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it 

and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just 

smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and 

spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The 

bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, 

so…Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. 

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! 

Have a garbage-free day!

– Author Unknown

If You Missed the Chance, You Still Have Time

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We have arrived at the end of another week. As we reflect on the last few days since this week began, was there something you did to change the world? Of course, something changed as we moved from February to March in a heartbeat. But, what did you do? Now, it didn’t have to be magnanimous, but it could have been huge to someone else.

You could have changed the world around you with your smile, encouraged someone who needed it, helped someone requiring assistance or simply allowed your light to shine brightly so that others had to put on sunglasses. 😎 But your chance to change things for the better and greater good is still available. Seize the moment. Seize the opportunity! If not now, then when?

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What are You Hooking Your Jumper Cables up To?

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Typically, jumper cables are used to connect a live battery to a dead one to give it the juice it needs to get the vehicle running again.

But what about your internal battery? When you feel listless, uninspired, or useless what do you connect your jumper cables to that will juice you up, energize your battery and get you restarted and on your way? How do you recharge to get going again? Here’s the thing, all of us get to a point or many points where it seems like we have reached a dead end or probably stalled on the road to achieving something, even if it is simply choosing peace of mind.

Each of us responds differently to various stimuli that will get our batteries recharged. Whatever influences you to get cranked up and get going, as long as it isn’t something that will negatively affect your mind, body, and spirit, don’t just sit there, get up and get make it happen! Time waits for no one. Have a FANtabulous and productive day!

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Better Than You Ever Thought

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Better Than I Think

The task seems so great
And I feel so small
but one thing I can admit
I will certainly give it my all.

©Kym Gordon Moore

You got this and you can do it too! All you have to do is try, and you can become a better you.

Sometimes You Gotta Mock Time

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“Rome wasn’t built in a day!”

Do you ever pause to mock time? Well, it’s ok to mock time. Now, you’ve seen this procedure occur with marching bands performing in a parade or during military drills. You march in place but you don’t stop stepping in place unless the leader signals you to halt.

I was recently reminded of one of our pastor’s sermons I heard growing up, about mocking time. He touched on something way back then that made me remember him saying, “Sometimes we get to a crossroads where we just don’t know which way we should go. During such times, we have to stand where we are and mock time and then ask God which way we must go and trust his answer before we proceed.” Of course, our pastor didn’t hesitate to demonstrate his point as he stepped from behind his pulpit, taking regimented steps for optic’s sake. I wanted to rise from the pew and mock time too. 😜

Sometimes we can work ourselves up into a tizzy, finding that we are swirling out of control and can’t regain our composure. We can get so wired up and out of sorts that we lose our focus and momentum. Then, we become confused until we forget where we are or what we’re doing.

As we plan our goals accordingly and begin pumping high-octane energy into these projects, we find that sometimes these plans go smoothly, and sometimes they can be an overwhelming challenge because we have hit a really hard speed bump. Slow down before moving too fast. We must regroup before we can move on. Hence, mocking time (simply taking a much-needed pause) can be the respite we must take before moving forward and making an unwise decision. Just remember, it’s okay.

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Affirm your Aspirations and Motivations

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There are some things we must do for ourselves before others will help us on our way. Let your dreams lead you to some breathtaking, and unforgettable adventures. But the first thing you have to do is to wake up, rise up, get ready, and get going.

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Is it Time to Shake Things Up?

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You know, let’s face it, there are days when you feel blah! 😝 You can relate to the type of days when you don’t know if you’re going or coming, or just plain ole stuck. There are days when you feel exhausted or depressed because it seems like you can’t get your gear shifted in drive so you can see and make some progress.

Then it seems like everyone else is going somewhere and you are stuck in nowhere. I think all of us can identify with that feeling at some given point or points in our life. Sometimes we find ourselves in the same old position feeling like we are on the same conveyor belt going in circles with the lack of motivation to make colossal improvements.

Sometimes we don’t know what to do or how to do it, but find ourselves bearing a moody, crappy disposition because we’re stuck. So if you feel like you are that residue in the bottom of the cup, add a little something to that residue, shake it up and make something new. I’ve mentioned this before, when you’re tired of being sick and tired, you have no choice but to do something positively grand. If not, you’ll still be sitting in the same spot, singing the same old sad tune, when the only thing that changes is the time of the day. Take a grand leap of faith! Now, shake some things up!

Share What I Have of Me

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You know, every day I am blessed to rise and see a new day. I try to approach it with a sense of hope, courage, joy, and gratitude. I seek opportunities when I breathe in the gift of life and exhale generous servings of encouragement.

HOPE in the midst of dread, sadness, suffering, and corrupt spirits. I want to send the message to others that possibilities are not futile but fertile.

COURAGE to battle fear, to persevere with confidence, and to encourage the weary to tear down walls that try to alienate and destroy the human spirit.

JOY that’s activated within, to spread to hearts, minds, and souls who need to be reminded that the world can’t take away what it didn’t give us unless you give it to them.

GRATITUDE to steer me away from pettiness, to remind me to be humble, and avoid sensationalizing negativity on the streets of waywardness.

These things make me feel alive and empower me to give with a sense of gladness. What makes you get up and go, thrive to be alive, and share a part of yourself?