If someone does something for you, they are not owed anything... but they do deserve your thanks. If you help others expecting something in return, you are really just helping yourself. People do not deserve credit for doing what is in their best interest.
Those who are not thankful for what they have been given, should not be given anything. Ingratitude is a bad attitude. The entitled should be left to fend for themselves.
Things could be a lot worse, save for a select few who endure hardships for the sake of others. Their lives are an example of true courage in the face of danger. When you come back home, remember those who never will.
We have so much, yet take it for granted. These things were bought with blood, sweat and tears. If not appreciated, they can all be taken away.
Live free, or die trying. There are far too many who have chosen slavery for fear of putting forth an effort. The world is not a nice place, and is all too willing to welcome your surrender.
Be grateful for what you have, or suffer its inevitable loss. Nurture an attitude of gratitude, eschewing the selfishness that closes its eyes and stops its ears. Those who care will take a stand, and that makes all the difference.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When you look into a mirror, what do you see? There is much to be gained from taking an honest look. Most people have trouble just facing themselves.
The eyes are the windows to success and failure. What you find there might give you pause. To turn away is to give up the fight, and give in to that which will bring you low.
Only by facing our fears, can they be faced down. Wickedness is afraid of the light and will flee from its warmth. If it loves the dark, let it languish there.
If you can be honest, then you can see. The clouds roll away when the truth is revealed. To close one's eyes, is to accept deceit.
We live in a world of lies, surrounded by liars. It takes honesty to shine a light and pierce the dark. Only then can we see as we are seen.
Things are not always as they appear. Sometimes they are better, but more often worse. Words can deceive, but how you live reflects the heart.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Anyone can profess to care, but how many prove it? It is easy to set the mouth in motion, with nothing to back it up. It is not the talk but the walk that counts.
People will say anything, and perhaps believe it. But how few there are who demonstrate their beliefs without a single word. Their lives are there to tell the story.
Words have power, but without action they remain inert. Do something and let others do the talking. It does not need to be large and grandiose, there is much to be said for simple acts of kindness.
Those who wish to be seen show what they truly care about. When it is real, the cameras are not around. And no bill is received for services rendered.
The empty of heart desire praise. They seek validation, when only thanks is deserved. Do not strain your arm patting yourself on the back.
Good does not require an audience. What it does is because it cares. This secret love can fill the world, without anyone knowing whence it comes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
People get ideas that will change the world... and then it gets hard. Others do not recognize their brilliance, nor support their efforts. It is better to never begin, than to ever give up.
If you try to impress, you will become depressed. For it is not the idea, but what you do with it that counts. Without a vision, it is all just a dream.
Those who succeed talk less and do more. There is no obstacle which cannot be overcome. When the going gets tough, they just get tougher.
The thrill of accomplishment is in the struggle. Do not stop and do not back down. Every twist and turn must be a step closer to the goal.
There are moments when it will appear you are getting nowhere. But it is just the lay of the land. Imagine what lies beyond that hill.
A hungry heart can never be sated. It will not only dream, but put in the work. Turn wishes to horses and then you can ride.