Habits

I have been reading some great things lately and this is what I read today.

An excerpt from
Habits Die Hard
by Mac Anderson & John J. Murphy

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me.
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will then…do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.

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Sunrise

Today as I drove into work I received the great privilege of seeing the sun rise once again. As I drove in I noticed an ambulance on the side of the road. The medic was out of the ambulance taking a picture of the sunrise over downtown Tampa. 

In his line of work he took the time to appreciate the sunrise. He may come across people today that  don’t get this privilege again. I also noticed the drivers, some scowling at the sun, some digging for sun glasses and others not even noticing this amazing opportunity in front of them.  It amazes me that we get this BIG windshield to see all the opportunities in front of us and don’t even notice them.

How did you see the sunrise today? Did you enjoy it?  In our busy busy, rush, rush world we need to appreciate every moment of natural beauty we get the opportunity to see. Taking a few moments to appreciate these times gives us a greater appreciation of our life.

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Smile

The other day I was in the grocery store and a man cam up to me and asked me for my license. Bewildered, I asked what for, he said “because your cart wheel is very squeaky” and proceeded to laugh and remind me how we need to smile more often.

I did just that as I realized it doesn’t do much good to scowl even when you have to spend money.  This gentleman was from one of the Caribbean islands from his accent and he said how he missed the nature of the people on the islands. That they are usually smiling, joking and having fun and that is what makes them live so long. 

This incident was a pleasant reminder that we all need to laugh and smile more.  There is no jaw tension when you smile, laugh or are having fun. There is now forehead crease when you are laughing. You use less muscles to smile than you do to frown. your stomach feels much better when you laugh..  Should I keep going? 

I hope you get the point. We have the opportunity to be the change we want in this world. By smiling, laughing and having some fun, we can be that change and that fun we want.

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A Hero by Choice

I heard an interesting song today that made me really think. The lyrics included things like:

 “Hero’s are made by the choices we make, the older boy is old enough to make decisions on his own and the younger boy of  9 wants to be just like him, Hero’s are made by the choices we make”. I don’t know the name of the song, but those few lyrics had emmence power.

What choices have you made today?  Would those choices make you a Hero?  Did you choose not to smoke another cigarette or hurt anyone?  What about not saying derogatory remarks about anyone or talking behind other people’s backs? 

The choices made to be a better person are heroic no matter how big or small these choices may seem. Your choice could have a large impact on someone who is watching you from a distance and change their life from an edge they don’t want to be on anymore.  A simple smile may be all someone needs to brighten their day or deter them from harming themselves or someone else.

The best part is, we all have the ability to be a hero. Let’s make good choices that will benefit others and ourselves. We can all be heroes.

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