No More Wasteful Spending

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At this moment, we have the opportunity to…

We often think about acquiring lots of things instead of fulfilling essential needs. We tend to focus on our wants, not giving much thought to the needs of others suffering by the wayside. We sometimes boast about self-reliance instead of a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life that others may benefit from. Yep, at times we can be a little selfish. Yet, sometimes being a little selfish in certain situations can work to your advantage and be your saving grace.

In this moment we have the opportunity to…

Don’t buy into the propaganda that in order to be somebody special or to be accepted, you must come from a specific zip code, township, financial background, or a particular tribe to make a difference in society, and to be an asset, not a liability. You are already somebody, a mover, a maker, and a shaker. No more wasteful spending to allow misinformation to persuade you to misrepresent who you are and what you can become.

At this moment, you have the opportunity to…

* Embrace joy
* Love more
* Intensify your humanitarianism
* Make a positive difference in someone’s life and in the world
* To create a safe haven for the least appreciated

Right now, at this moment, we have the opportunity to…

Be better than we were yesterday. Make a change that will “make” a change. We hear the use of wasteful spending in terms of governmental spending. Personally, no more wasteful spending on the frivolous. Spend your time wisely. Use your time productively.

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Value: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.

Value: a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.

Value: estimate the monetary worth of.

        While there are a variety of definitions and ways to look at your value and live by your values, they are different in how you value yourself, whether or not others share in your personal value-sets. So often, others try to stifle and disregard your value and your worth, by turning it into an obstacle instead of an asset.

        Even if your net worth is a gazillion dollars, it has no impact on your value of you. If we don’t value ourselves and understand that there is power in our voices and abilities, then we will succumb to the rationalization of our unworthiness etched in stone by others.

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Make Every Day Count

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        Yesterday isn’t tomorrow, and tomorrow is yet to come. How do we approach each day? Do we pause to be grateful that we got up to see this day? Are we so oversaturated and engrossed with unrealistic human expectations that are proven to drive us into a state of insanity and make us miss such a sacred blessing? We can become so smitten by our human standard of rules for believing, conceiving, and achieving but there can be a downside to our definition of what thankfulness looks like. If it doesn’t feel good, we don’t want to feel it, and if it does feel good we think we deserve it. Well, perhaps.

       So how do we find gratitude amid that sense of dread, that dark side which flies through the air, getting caught in our throats trying to choke us to death? Life, through all of its simplicity and complexity, has a way of throwing us off track, where gratitude is nowhere to be found or to be expected. Gratitude isn’t based on a merit system but is a divine show of humility and grace. Gratitude is an attitude, an emotion that is not snobby but compassionate. Sometimes just getting up can be a battle for many. Far too many people did not wake up this morning, but you did. I am inspired by individuals who endure some of the most challenging things and express how grateful they are for being blessed with the gift of life. If you can get up, sit up and rise up, then you have more reasons than you can count to have an attitude of gratitude at this moment, and for this day. Today, I am grateful for today. How about you?