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I ran across this post, one of my first, dating back to August 1, 2009. I edited it a bit and am sharing again.
July…what a crazy, whirlwind month it was. It started with getting my 12 year old son ready for a trip to Ft. Myers with a friend. It was his first flight. Who knew six years later he would have made several other flights, including one across the big pond, and a trip to Canada just last week?
The day he returned, I took my daughter and her friend to the beach for a week. I’m back and ready to write!
I learned a valuable lesson on that trip to the beach, well two lessons actually. One: waking up to a sunrise on the Atlantic is still one of my favorite things and, Two: being frugal and being cheap are two entirely different things.
Now for something completely different.
In the mornings I have a quiet time where I read great writings from the Bible, a very inspiring way to start the day. I then move on to the few books I am reading, a little at a time. I am finishing The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale. Still so relevant today.
Another book I am reading is Richer Life Secrets: 16 Chapters of Unparalleled Success Coaching. I was reading today how “conformity is a plague within the human consciousness”. Thinking like the masses is not a good thing. Just because everyone is doing the same things day in and day out, doesn’t make it the right thing to do.
Thinking is creating. You were born as a very unique individual. Have your own thoughts, live your own life. Experience everything life has to offer, good and bad; positive and negative; successes and failures. For without the failures you can never achieve success.
Another book I just started is called: ASK and You Will Succeed by Kenneth D. Foster. I want to end this blog with an excerpt from his book.
“Thinking is a process of asking and answering questions. You are constantly engaged in this activity. Psychologists tell us that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts each day. What most people don’t know is that the average person also asks the same questions over and over, resulting in the same 60,000 thoughts the next day. Is it any wonder why things stay the same? How can things change if you think, say, and do the same things over and over? You must focus your mind in a new direction and change the questions that you are asking for real change to take place.”
What do you think?