Encouragement from an old magazine article

In my unpacking and organizing that I’ve been doing over the last few days, I found a page that I ripped out of a magazine, probably a year or two ago.  It has lots of awesome little sayings that I find very relevant and encouraging:

*Drink fresh water and as much water as you can.  Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.


*Creativity is maximized when you’re living in the moment.

* A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be at peace with yourself, and offsets stress.

*Do one thing a day that scares you.

*Listen, listen, listen and then ask strategic questions.

*Write down your short and long-term goals four times a year.  Two personal, two business and two health goals for the next 1, 5, and 10 years.  Goal setting triggers yo9ur subconscious computer.

*Practice yoga so you can remain active in physical sports as you age.

*Observe a plant before and after watering, and relate these benefits to your body and brain.

*Visualize your eventual demise.  It can have an amazing effect on how you life for the moment.

*Life is full of setbacks.  Success is determined by how you handle setbacks.

*Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you life yourself.

*What we do to the earth we do to ourselves.

*The world is changing at such a rapid rate that waiting to implement changes will leave you 2 steps behind: do it now, do it now, do it now!

*Friends are more important than money

*Breathe Deeply and appreciate the moment.  Living in the moment could be the meaning of life.

*That which matters the most should never give way to that which matters the least.

*Stress is related to 99% of all illness.

*Jealousy works the opposite way you want it to.

* Take various vitamins.  You never know what small mineral can eliminate the bottleneck to everlasting health.

*The conscious brain can only hold one thought at a time.  Choose a positive thought.

* Live near the ocean and inhale the pure salt air that flows over the water, Vancouver will do nicely.

*Communication is complicated.

* We are all raised in a different family with slightly different definitions of every word.  An Agreement is an agreement only if each party knows the conditions for satisfaction and a time is set for satisfaction to occur.

*Don’t trust that an old age pension will be sufficient.

*Sweat once a day to regenerate your skin.

*Children are the orgasm of life: Just like you did not know what an orgasm was before you had one, nature does not let you know how great children are until you have them.

*Nature wants us to be mediocre because we have a greater chance to survive and reproduce.  Mediocrity is as close to the bottom as it is to the top, and will give you a lousy life.

*Do not use cleaning chemicals on your kitchen counters or floors.  Someone will inevitably make a sandwich on your counter.

*Successful people replace the words “wish” “should” and “try” with “I WILL.”

Some of these don’t make much sense, but some of them do, and I like some of them a lot.


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the power of positivity, and the power of the mind…how in one single moment we can change our minds and do something that we never thought really possible.

take me, for example.  I’ve been struggling with depression ever since I was 15 years old.  And just a couple of weeks ago, I decided “That’s it.  No more gloom and doom.”  and I’ve been feeling amazing ever since.  Yeah, I have moments. I cried a little today.  But I didn’t dwell on it.  that’s the difference right there.  I made the choice not to dwell.

Now take my best friend back home…he’s always been the one telling me to stay positive, keep smiling, and so on…but I found out that just a couple of weeks ago, he tried to take his own life by slitting his wrists.  All because of circumstances that he “couldn’t” deal with any more…it blows my mind how much power there is in a thought.

When I was going to church, I read a book called “The battlefield of the mind.”  Great book.  It talked about our inner conflict with our thoughts.  The Bible teaches us “Such as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”  There are many other similar ways of phrasing this in other religions and doctrines and belief systems…I was told once that my thoughts have the power to manifest.  And they do.

So…for now…I’m thinking positively for myself and all of those who I love.  Sending a little more light to Jake, so that he might find his way back from the darkness. Sending out love to all those who constantly supply me with love and light when I need it…whether I ask or not.

I hope that none of you get tired of the positive me… 😉  Because I’m liking her WAY more than negative me.

I should go to bed.  I have class to teach in the morning, and its going to be a great class.

Good night all.  Love….


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