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#279: Everyday Can Be Like Easter

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Today was Easter Sunday, a special day of inspiration and hope. Just as every day can be.

When we awake in the mornings we face unlimited opportunities. Our lives may seem dreary and at a dead end but these are merely characteristics of our circumstances and our situations. They do not reflect our minds, our hopes and our dreams.

"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there." Norman Vincent Peale

Envisioning the possibilities of life raises us out of our doldrums into the stratosphere of infinite opportunities. Such thinking transcends the often menial tasks of our jobs and the chores that occupy our time.

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Saint Francis

Practice focusing positively on your vision for your life. What do you truly want to do? How can you work toward that goal every day? Not to ignore your responsibilities at work and at home. Not at all. But, without a goal to strive for, we take the chance of falling into despair and depression because we believe our lives have little or no value.

Is there something you have always wanted to do? Play the clarinet? Write short stories? Learn knitting or woodworking, plumbing or cooking? What steps can you take toward achieving that goal? Attend adult education classes? Sign up for lessons?

Open your mind to life's possibilities and realize that our time on earth is limited. If we do not try to reach for the stars today, we will forever regret it.

Life is not the work we do nor is it the errands we run. Life is the joy and pleasure we derive from the activities that bring us happiness. It is the inspiration we keep in mind throughout each day.

Yes, today was a day of inspiration and hope. Just as every day can be. Stay positive and believe in your possibilities.

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    Another great blog Lou!
    3981 days ago
    Thanks for your uplifting blog! I believe in Miracles!
    3982 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I am usually very positive but i do have trouble focusing sometimes. but that is ok. Thank for the post Lou, as always you make my brain hurt with all the insights.

    3982 days ago
    Yes everyday can be like Easter! Thank you Lou. I decided to take your words and hang them up so that my family and I can remember that everyday should be a blessed event. Hope you don't mind if I copy this blog, so I may share it with my family. emoticon
    3983 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5002230
    Everyday can be like Easter!

    I like that.

    3983 days ago
    Sometimes, we wake up with aches and pains and our thoughts are negative. If we just think positive and realize the pains will
    ease up if we do not dwell on them, we can accomplish many things. Fighting through pain is something a lot of us have to
    deal with, but if we don't then life passes us by and all the things we always wanted to do never get done. Life is too short to be negative all the time, but changing from negative to positive when everything keep going wrong is hard to do, but we must if we want to live a happy life. Lou you have the right idea. Now, is the time to get on with your life before you have no life to get on with.
    3983 days ago
    Thanks for the positive blog! On Easter Sunday our pastor challenged us to live like it was Easter every day. He made the excellent point that many people stop at Friday or Saturday- feeling hopeless never getting to the joy of Easter Sunday. And we can be joyful and live like it's Easter every day!
    3983 days ago
    This is very good! I am a positive person! Christ is first in my life. I change what i can and what i can't i let him handle! You can't go wrong that way!!! THANK YOU FOR A POSITIVE BLOG!!!!! emoticon
    3983 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. This blog was awesome and I for one am ready for a few great things.
    3983 days ago
    As ever, you inspire me, my friend. May the newness of regenerated life stir within you at every turn in the days ahead.


    3983 days ago
    You always know what to say to encourage and motivate us! Thank you!
    3983 days ago
    Lou, you are truly a very, very good man, and I am blessed to call you my friend.
    3983 days ago
  • no profile photo YW84FRIDAY
    Thanks Lou. I've read all of Norman Vincent Peale's books. Good stuff....

    3983 days ago
    The more positive I focus on being, the more positive & BETTER I feel. Thanks for reminding us that every day can be a blessed one. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn
    3983 days ago
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