Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Trusting souls

You  cannot believe everything you hear. Those with agendas are just waiting for a trusting soul to happen by. It does not take long to convince the gullible of most anything.

Be wary of those who make emotional appeals. Real problems are rarely solved by throwing money at them. In most cases, you are just lining someone else's pockets.

The ones who cry loudest should be the least trusted. Such behavior is meant to elicit a response. Your best interests will tend to be that which most benefits them.

Those who really care will not try to manipulate you. They will cheer the good and rebuke the evil. Be ready to listen, even when they say what you would rather not hear.

The most insidious lies have the sweetest sound. Heat the water gradually, and the creature does not know it is being cooked. They season with deceit and baste with praise.

Desires are the strings used to make you dance. Want for nothing and they have no control. When the frustration comes out, their true forms will be revealed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Good things happen

Good things happen, though in smaller measure. Being few and far between, it behooves us to savor every last morsel. Especially, since it could all be gone tomorrow.

We live for these moments, and look forward to the next. Life is full of misery, but it is the little things we must cherish. In the end, they are what is important.

The daily drudgery comes and goes, but we will remember what made us smile. Despite what evoked such mirth, we treasure it. When the days grow cold, we cling to that warmth.

People try to take away the joy of others. If they were to succeed, the world would be as wretched as they. Protect what you love, lest the enemy snatch it from you.

There is nothing wrong with being happy. A smile can chase all the bad things away. When they are gone, you will see just how bright the world can be.

Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Enjoyment is infectious: it spreads to any who will receive it. Drink it in deep, and your every step will be a lighter one.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Face painting

To believe in someone is to put them on a pedestal. From such lofty heights, they can only fall. Do not expect them to solve the problems you alone must face.

It is wrong to expect others to live up to your expectations. If you have standards, it is all well and good. But we should never burden another with making our dreams come true.

Those who care will make things happen. Belief is not necessary, and can be a detriment. Once you no longer live up to what is expected, you will experience a precipitous drop.

People have a hard time separating what they want from what is good. We must take care of our ourselves, but do not expect any praise for it. You have merely done what was required.

Caring for others means your desires are not considered. The selfish paint their face over everything. And to be sure, their only concerns are for themselves.

One can benefit from another's example without fitting that person with a burdensome yoke. Do what you must. And leave others to do what only they can.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Real results

People concern themselves with notions that are too big for them. They are applauded for their intentions, even though the problem still exists. Real results grow closer to home.

Helping one person is hard enough. Saving the world is next to impossible. Actually achieving a goal should be celebrated, not letting one's reach exceed their grasp.

You will not be praised for doing the little things. Since there is no fanfare, they will not be noticed. Still, it is better to believe in nothing, than to believe in something and have nothing to show for it.

The praise of man is a fickle thing. One day they give you their love, the next you must take their hate. Neither one is worth living for, and certainly not worth going to one's death.

You can make things better, just by being better. Toss all the grandiose notions in the garbage can. Those you see will benefit more than the ones you may never set eyes upon.

We are surrounded by real people with real problems. Helping them is a goal that can actually be achieved. The rest is professing to care about others when the only concern is yourself.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Trial and error

When you stumble, it can be hard to get moving again. Nothing is the same as it was, and you must adapt to a new way of doing things. Though not impossible, it is frustrating.

The tendency is to fall back into old habits. But they are what led you to fall in the first place. If they did not profit you  before, do not expect them to become profitable.

Having shed such notions, you will be surprised at how useless they really were. Why did you cling to them for so long? Not only can you go on, but they were actually holding you back.

An individual must set their own course. No one can tell you what to do, nor can they do it for you. Everyone's experience is different, so there is no formula for success.

What they can tell you is what not to do. Although, you have probably figured that out through trial and error. Still, those who do not learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.

The ones who wish to progress will not be deterred. Stumbling is just a part of the journey. You have learned to make your steps sure, and now are headed in the right direction.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Broken vessels

The very essence of evil is a lack of substance. It is nothing where there should be something. Redemption is not about changing, but becoming the person you were meant to be.

People strive to control others in a desperate attempt to control their world. They succeed only in stifling what they do not like. Pretty soon, even they will have trouble breathing.

No two humans think, talk or act alike. So, expecting them to agree is foolish and presumptuous. Caring makes things better, and the opinions of man are merely obstacles to enlightenment.

The solution to all life's problems is really quite simple: care more. That means taking action to deal with your problems. Excuses just mean the vessel will keep on leaking.

Those who demand change do not intend to look within. Instead, they wish to bend others to their will. If they succeed, all will be the worse for it.

Broken vessels cannot hold water. Until all the gaps are sealed, nothing is accomplished. Do not be concerned about the evils you see until you can face your own reflection.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What is said

Talking is overrated. Any attempt at a serious discussion so quickly devolves into an argument, where the point is lost and the object is merely to win. Winning triumphs over enlightenment every time.

People use their words to hurt others. Quite often the victims are not even in on the conversation, though they are the topic. If you have nothing good to say, it is best to say nothing.

Words are often used to entice and ensnare. You can feel the poison dripping from every syllable. But since people hear only what they want, they are easily entrapped and subdued.

Do not be quick to believe what is said. The most blatant deceit wears quite an alluring disguise. Those who pluck the heartstrings, tend to play the most mournful of tunes.

An honest person will simply say what they must. If an argument ensues, it was not of their design. Not saying the right thing can be just as disastrous as uttering the wrong one.

Words are used to communicate. If they cause only misery, they were born of a miserable soul. Silence is golden, especially when the alternative brings everything to ruin.