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I’ve been pondering about what to blog about this week. Then I thought of three powerful moments I had this week.
The first one was when I was discussing a hosted blog with Marea. She was asking me different types of questions, I thought to myself what are all these questions about? lol. Two of my responses were along the lines of helping out teenage pregnant girls. I would love to build or buy a house or two where teenage girls could stay until they finish their schooling or college. Another statement I said is when I make $200,000 a year I would have no problem giving half of it away. My thoughts were if I was blessed with that amount of income why not turn around and give half away. The thoughts of being able to accomplish both brought me to tears.
My second bout of tears was on the group call with Izanna and Jason last night. Jason was talking about the different colors that people are and I asked him to tell me about people that are blue. As he was mentioning the different traits of somebody that is ‘Blue’, I’m thinking, wow that’s me, that’s me, that’s me, lol. Just by answering a bunch of questions, your traits/personality is given a color. I thought to myself maybe I would want to be more like a red. But then I thought ‘Blues’ are pretty awesome and I can’t understand why more people don’t think like blues, LOL. Jason’s comment was, we like blues. Even though I have a lot of positive traits, I guess I began to think of the challenges I have though because I am a blue and the tears began to flow.
My third episode with tears was this morning I decided to go to work for a couple of hours to help out. As I was driving, my thoughts went back to what I said to Marea about the idea of when I make $200,000 a year I would have no problem giving half of it away. The thought came to me, why not do it now, then a burst of tears, why are you waiting until then I thought. I said to myself, why am I waiting? So what I’ve decided to do is any money that I make at my per diem job, half I will give away.
In silence and to myself I will anonymously give away this money and say I love you. OG says “Though spoken in silence these words shine in my eyes, unwrinkled my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice; and his heart be opened.”
I always keep my promises, Annie F.
We are so lucky to have before us such powerful truths that make us stop and take a look at ourselves, our family, coworkers and friends. Are most of us living lives of mediocrity? Are we looking for love, peace, joy, happiness, success from without, when all along it is “WITHIN.”
“Is it not strange that we have always been taught to look for strength and power “without?” We have been taught to look everywhere but “within” and whenever this power manifested in our lives we were told that it was something supernatural.”
I have always looked for help from “without,” never realizing all the help I needed was “within.” “I”
The Gal in the Glass
“You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the gal in the glass.”
How many of us are cheating the guy and the gal in the glass?
Greatest Salesman in the World
“Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the marketplace and sustain me when I am alone. It will up lift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in times of exultation.”
Adversity and discouragement, that Old Blueprint always trying to sneak back into our lives.
BUT WE HAVE THE SHIELD OF LOVE!!!
A big lightbulb went on this evening during my 30 minute task of concentrating my thoughts on the person I intend to become, there by creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
Up until now I was visualizing the things I wanted out of life. I was seeing myself doing them, but didn’t visualize myself enjoying them. I was seeing the renovations to my dad’s home, traveling throughout the United States and other countries, spending three months in Florida in the winter, becoming successful in my network marketing business, helping others to achieve they dreams and retiring in a year and a half. I just realized today that I had very little FEELING during this process. It wasn’t until I watched Mark’s video again for week six. I heard him speak about the compound on his dream board that he wanted and how he “FELT” with his family there. When I could visualize the joy, the excitement and the pride of accomplishing these dreams now, I couldn’t stop smiling and I even got a little teary-eyed.
lol, I know sooner got off the webinar on Sunday and my sister called and she wanted to talk about our Thanksgiving plans. I believe I was about to burst out and give all kinds of opinions, I quickly paused but unfortunately, I said out loud, oh I think that’s an opinion. I had a very hard time continuing the conversation because in our family there’s a lot of opinions around the holidays. I just said I will have to think about it. The rest of the week hasn’t been too bad I have to keep reminding myself throughout the day not to give opinions. I know I probably snuck out a few opinions without knowing it, and other times I was actually able to catch myself. I don’t believe I have been challenged, where I would have really wanted to blurt out an opinion, except for Sunday. I may have to avoid speaking to my girlfriend till I get a little bit better, because those conversations are full of opinions when you have kids, that would be a big test for me.
My favorite part of this course right now is the time that I take to sit perfectly still, relax my muscles, my nerves, focus on my breathing which helps my mind from wandering. I’m looking forward to seeing what steps will be added to this process each week.
The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
“The career I have chosen is laden with opportunity yet it is fraught with heartbreak and despair and the bodies of those who have failed, were they piled one atop another, would cast a shadow down upon all the pyramids of the earth.”
Each time I read The Greatest Salesman in the World, I always pause and reread this paragraph. I feel this is sad but true. I feel honored to be able to take this course and change our lives.
Oops, I was reading other peoples post, looked for mine and saw that my second week wasn’t there, I guess I have to try again. I’ve heard of people blogging and tweeting but never paid much attention to it. I never thought I would be tweeting and blogging with others. I’m still not sure why people do it. I’m going to keep this short until I know that I’m doing it right. Looking forward to learning and growing more.
I am so excited to have the opportunity to be apart of this wonderful experience. I keep focusing on the fact that as spring comes and the flowers begin to blossom, so will our lives have also transformed into the persons God has created us to be. This is my first post so I’m keeping it short until I know that I’m doing it right.