You Are Your ‘Bestabilities’

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All too often we tend to use the lives of other people as our gauge to living and even success. We tend to pin the extremism of their materialism on our vision board of what success looks like instead of what our success looks like to us. We shouldn’t compare ourselves to others because their approach to their goals and their access to resources may be clearly different from what’s available to us.

So take what you have, use it, and even revamp it if you have to. But whatever and however you do it, always do your best, look your best, and be your best. You represent you.

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Your Book of Opportunity, Possibility, and Reality

Petr Kratochvil , Possibilities

As we embark on this first week of the new year, I reflect on one of the holiday movies I try to catch each year that reminds me to live, to try something new and adventurous, and to worry less. One such movie is “The Last Holiday” starring Queen Latifah (Georgia Byrd). The movie is about a young lady who fell while at work, bumped her head, had a Catscan, and the doctor told her the x-ray revealed she had a terminal illness with only 3 weeks to live.

With this news, she went home feeling defeated, flipped through her “Book of Possibilities” that contained a pictorial dream list of traveling, cooking, and family. As she flipped through the book she questioned why she didn’t travel like she wanted to, why she didn’t eat some of the things she deprived herself of and why this had to happen to her when she tried to do everything right.

Long story short, she cashed in all of the bonds she invested and money she saved and then heads for Europe. She treated herself to the finest of cuisines, meets one of the world’s renowned chefs whom she befriends, engages in some activities she never thought she could afford or be brave enough to do and has the time of her life. The movie is a must-see and sheds a light on living a reality, based on an opportunity of possibilities.

Sometimes we make plans to do things, sometimes we are spontaneous and go for it and sometimes we ask why bother and do nothing. Sometimes it starts with just starting. Try a new cuisine. Go to museums, operas, plays, symphonies or festivals. Travel to places you’ve never been to, even if it is in your neck of the woods. You don’t have to always travel abroad to have some amazing travel experiences.

We tend to get wound up so often by the chaos that surrounds our society, but we can’t get caught up in that cyclone of confusion. It will drive you crazy. If you have made you a Book of Possibilities like Georgia Byrd did in this movie, turn it into your Book of Realities as she did and…LIVE! 😀

Hope: Something To Hold On To

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

Sometimes to get through the day, we need to hold on to a little bit of hope. 

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

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Hope, Optimism, Expectation, Desire, Faith

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Hope, Faith, Expectation, Encouragement

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Hope, Faith, Charity, Desire

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)