Wednesday Wisdom…what have you done today for happiness tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€


Happy Wednesday…๐Ÿ˜€

If you want to be happy tomorrow you need to begin working at it today. It’s just that simple..

Some people spend their lives waiting for happiness to arrive on its own and it never comes. Others work hard at creating wealth but still arenโ€™t happy, discovering that money only brings a whole different set of problems. Happiness is a state of mind and not the size of your bank account. Happiness is emotional and not physical. Each individual needs to work at creating their own happiness.

I like how Richard Bach, the author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, put it when he said, โ€œIf your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.โ€

To find happiness you first have to understand where happiness comes from. Memories are to the mind what a mirror is to the eyes – a reflection. The mirror reflects the physical while our memories reflect the emotional. When you look in the mirror it reflects what you look like; when you look in your mind it reflects who you are. One big difference between the two is that you can change what you see in the mirror but you canโ€™t change the memories reflected in your mind.

We tend to spend a lot of time trying to improve what we see in the mirror, but little or no effort trying to improve our thoughts. Every action creates a memory. Do you really think that the person who is bitter and angry today was happy and cheerful yesterday? If a person says or does something which angers or upsets us, we can either add to the painful memory with our own negative actions or we can replace them with positive actions and create positive memories.

If you want to be happy tomorrow you must choose carefully what you do today, because todayโ€™s actions will be reflected in tomorrowโ€™s memories and you can not make them go away. Everything you do today will be in tomorrowโ€™s reflection. The next time a person angers you, instead of lashing out, try imagining that you are holding up a mirror that bounces the reflection back at him, knowing that his actions or words are a reflection of him and not of you.

We all want to like what we see in the mirror. To be truly happy we also have to like what we see reflected in our minds. What the mirror reflects is not nearly as powerful as what the mind reflects, for it reflects our words and actions.๐Ÿ’—

What will your reflections be filled with?

Will your reflections/memories be filled with goodness and joy or with bitterness and anger?

What have you done today that will bring you happiness tomorrow?๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope this post gives you something to think about….๐Ÿค”

Have a wonderful Wednesday,

๐“›๐“ช๐“ญ๐”‚ โ€˜๐“žโ€™๐Ÿ’‹

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Recovery Is Possible….๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Wednesday Wisdom

Aww the memories….3 years later and I’m still proud of how I’ve overcome all that was meant to destroy me!!!

๐“›๐“ช๐“ญ๐”‚ โ€˜๐“žโ€™

Certified Transformation Coach

โ€Turning Pain Into Beautiful Possibilitiesโ€

2 years ago on this date I received my BA from Columbia College ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“I was so extremely proud, but so massively depressed! I hid it so well and couldnโ€™t wait to get home and get back into my bed. I wanted to die and nobody understood, all they saw was the beautiful young woman going after her dreams!

Thank you to my friends who pushed and believed in me when I could have cared less. I am forever grateful for all of you!!! As I sit back and look at these pics, I canโ€™t help but thank God, thank God for not giving up on me! He knew I had a purpose on this earth and I intend to use my talents to share my testimony!!! #youcandoit #idid #goafteryourdreams #cof2016 #koala

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Wednesday Wisdom…Can You Say Yes To Happiness…Part 2

Happy Wednesday Friends…. Can you say Yes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ to Happiness? I ask this question yesterday, so can you? Here are a couple of more ways to say Yes to your happiness….๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพโ˜บ๏ธ

Listen To Your Feelings: All feelings are good. Every feeling occurs for a reason: it is delivering a message. Sometimes that message is pleasant, other times not. Our tendency is to distract ourselves from unpleasant feelings, often through smoking, drinking or drugs of one kind or another. When you feel bad, avoid distracting yourself, and identify the reasonโ€”there is some need not being met.

Give Of Yourself: The more you give, the more you receive. There is probably no scientific study proving this to be so, but unconditional giving is hugely rewarding. It seems that the more of yourself you give, the greater the thrill and uplifting effect on your psyche. Help the needy. Give time if you can. Give anonymously, even if you lose the tax deduction!

Make It Happen: You have the ability to make things happen using your mind. Top sports stars, and business people use it, and so can you. There are many ways of doing this; one of the common methods is to use visualizationโ€”getting a picture in your mind of whatever it is that you want to happen. It does not actually have to be a visual picture; it could be a feeling, a smell, a sound, or any combination of the senses. Imagine finding the perfect parking near the entrance as you arrive at the supermarket or mall โ€ฆ the sky is the limit, but persevere! We are not used to utilizing this tool, so it takes practice. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have an awesome Wednesday ๐Ÿ’ž

Daily Reminder….Spiritual Growth

#dailyreminder

Being with other spiritual individuals is among the best things you are able to do to maintain an attitude of spiritual wellness. A lot of individuals are so centered on the material aspects of life. They believe spirituality is something you only do one day a week.

Seek out like-minded individuals so you feel comfortable with your spirituality.

Have a great day ๐Ÿ’ž

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Words of Wisdom

#upgradeyourselfcofidence

#wednesdaywisdom

๐Ÿ’ฅImagine you are building a house. The first and most important step is to start with a strong foundation. A good foundation will support the structure of the house; a bad foundation will cause endless problems with the stability of the structure. The same thing applies to our own foundations. If we do not have a healthy strong foundation, everything that we try to build on top of it is going to topple down.

๐Ÿ’ฅ Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, and Self-Image make up the foundation of self. Low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence or negative self-image can weaken and destroy our foundation. A fragile foundation hinders self-improvement and goal obtainment because as we try and try we see our efforts collapse. The connection between the amount of success that we see in our lives is in proportion to how healthy or unhealthy our sense of self is.

๐Ÿ’ฅThe first step is to take action….

Itโ€™s important to keep yourself from falling back down that dark whole.

2019 is a year of self-evaluation, start implementing news way to have a stable foundation in you!

Olivia๐Ÿ’“

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Wednesday Wisdom ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

#wednesdaywisdom

#upgradeyourlife

Little things can have a tremendous impact on a person. What little things have you done today for someone?

Think back over your life. Think about the people that had a positive influence on you. If your past was like mine, many of them didnโ€™t realize the impact they made. The influence was usually due to them caring about you and doing some little thing. What little things have been done for you that changed your life? What little things have you done for someone else that might have changed theirs?

๐Ÿ’ซI have been influenced by little things done by others.๐Ÿ’ซ

I had a boss that asked whether I had the guts to take a job he felt I could do. It was a job I wasnโ€™t even qualified to apply for. That question influenced me to set my career goals at a higher level and faster pace than they were at that time.

๐Ÿ’ซI have found that we can influence others by doing little things for them.๐Ÿ’ซ

You can influence others by providing help when it is needed. When I say provide help, I am not just talking about offering to help. Most people will not take you up on an offer even if they desperately need it. I remember taking food to a couple that was sick. This was not anyone I knew. It was a friend of someone that was my client. Two years later they saw me, thanked me and told me how much that meant to them. They even remembered my name after two years! ๐Ÿ˜ŠAnother way I have helped was to provide advice to countless women that now refer to me as their mentor. Also, to help families with grocery. Some of these families are friends of mines and thank me constantly for being there at the right time.

๐Ÿ’ซStart today doing little things for others.๐Ÿ’ซ

I can look back over my past and remember several moments in time that God used someone doing a little thing that encouraged me. I have also heard from others that have been influenced by me for doing the same. There are many kinds of little things you can do to encourage others. Some of these involve providing help when there is a need, saying thank you, and writing notes. What are you going to do today for someone that will make a difference in his or her life?

Olivia

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Wipe Out Whatโ€™s Holding You Back From Achieving Those Goals๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพโ˜บ๏ธ

Life is nothing but an obstacle course, its all about getting through that obstacle course *successfully* to your desired goal that most people seem to have a problem with.

And it’s only normal to encounter these obstacles in the pursuit of your goal.

It’s kind of a test to see if your worthy.

However, when these obstacles start to become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s); or worse, making one completely abandon his/her goal, one must take action and think things through.

So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused in achieving any goal that you put your mind to.

๐Ÿ”…Step #1. Think positive.

This means: Do not quit. Especially when one is midway in working for a goal, there should be no room for quitting.

To quit is tantamount to going back to the starting line of goal accomplishment. That is time, energy, money, and a whole lot of things wasted and lost. It is more costly to quit than to find a solution to the problem, not to mention the frustration one feels.

๐Ÿ”…Step #2. Keep a clear, open and tense-free mind.

Always be ready to receive new ideas. Focus and concentrate. Think on a wide scale manner and always be open for options(even unconventional ones) to eliminate the particular obstacle you are currently dealing with.

๐Ÿ”ฑStep #3. Persist and Persevere.

Be sure to exhaust every possibility, even to the point of trial and error, just to be sure that there is a solution to correct the problem your dealing with.

๐Ÿ”…Step #4. Simulate.

Try to picture inside your head a possible solution to help overcome and/or solve the obstacle that’s setting you back.

๐Ÿ”…Step #5. Get assistance.

If all fails get assistance from other you know who are more knowledgeable on the work being done. They may be able to help you or not. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the right or exact ones you were hoping to hear, but they may trigger some NEW ideas in finding the right solution to your problem.

Those are the basic 5 steps to overcoming any obstacle that’s holding you back.

But… before I go I’d like you to consider this scenario as an example.

Let’s say you thought of a COOL new product and you are confident and excited that this product will be sellable to your target market once it hits the market.

You then go tell a friend about it, but your friend says that your product would be waste of time and money.

Your friend also tells you why it will be such a flop and gives your their reason why as follows:

“If your product idea is to be a success, how come nobody else is doing it?”

Does this sound familiar?

With that being said you decide that your friend is right and forget about your new product idea because of your friend’s comment.

This exact scenario happens all the time all over the world.

Don’t fall victim to this.

You are your own person with your own opinions and beliefs.

Though it is good to hear other peoples opinions and their reasons, what really matters the most is yours in the end based on the information you have received and researched.

So the lesson here is, be firm in your beliefs and follow your heart and minds desire.

You just never know what the outcome might be.

Be all you can be, do all you can do this year!!!!

#upgradeyourfears

Olivia B. Shepherd

โฃ๏ธLife Empowerment Mentor

Gods Plans…not Yours

#Wednesdaywisdom

#youhavepurpose

Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,

It’s when things go wrong

That you mustn’t quit.

Quitting Isnโ€™t an Option

Olivia ๐Ÿ’“

Gratitude Journal ๐Ÿ“” 12/5/18

Good morning friends,

How good it is to talk to God!

Formal prayer is important, but today I just want to pour out my heart and speak to God in my own words.

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you as a friend.

Thank you for listening to my prayers and understanding my heart โค๏ธ

Remember you can talk to Him without judgement and shame.

Come as you are…..

Have an amazing day,

Olivia

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