Friday, December 31, 2010

In God




"God cannot

give us a

happiness and peace

apart from

Himself,

because it is

not there.

There is

no such thing."

~ C.S. Lewis


Happiness and peace are achieved when your

body, mind and soul are in balance and you are

consciously striving to do the will of a loving

Higher Power.

Things cannot create happiness.

Places cannot create happiness.

Only the loving family and friends who share

the things and places we have can bring us

serenity, peace of mind, and happiness.

Feeling the Spirit of the Universe within you

gives you peace of mind and happiness.

True happiness is to give all the glory

to the God who created all.

Happiness is in God.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Believe





"Everything

is possible

for him

who believes."

~ Bible








Believe that you can change your body,

eat right, exercise right, sleep right, and

avoid stress.

Believe that you can change your mind,

listen, do not say I Know, compromise,

avoid stress.

Believe that you cannot change your soul,

God made you perfectly capable of choosing

to do His will by doing the next right thing,

avoiding stress.

Happiness is no stress.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tomorrows




"All

the flowers

of all

the tomorrows

are in

the seeds

of today.”

~ Proverbs




Bloom, look good, smell sweet, attract a mate

and know that tomorrow you will fade

and your legacy will be in the seeds

you have left behind.

Whether they are your own seeds or the seeds

of others that God gave to you to nurture does

not really matter, what counts the most is that

you do the next right thing to make God's world

a better place for all.

Teach, preach, set and example. inspire or motivate,

do your best to have tomorrows seeds grow and

bloom in a garden that is full of beauty and love.

Happiness is knowing that you are the bearer of good seeds.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Do Right



“You cannot

make yourself

feel something

you do not feel,

but you can

make yourself

do right

in spite of your feelings.” ~Pearl S. Buck


Don't know what you feel, don't know how to feel,

that is not an excuse for not doing the next right thing.

Practice patience, slow down, quiet the noisy mind,

learn to listen, do not think about what you are going to say

while someone else is talking, take a deep breath and wait

for the feeling to arise from deep within your soul.

Learn to intuitively understand those feelings

which used to confound you.

Today, to do right is to do the will of your loving

Higher Power.

God's will is for us all is to be kind, be loving, be patient

and tolerant and to do right.

Happiness is doing right in spite of our feelings.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Monday, December 27, 2010

Order




"Happiness

is not

a matter

of intensity

but of

balance,

order,

rhythm

and harmony." ~Thomas Merton


Stop trying sooooo hard.

Intensity is a lack of faith.

Relax.

Let go and let God.

Balance is feeling the rhythm of the Earth.

Balance is listening to the harmony of the Universe.

Order is God's World, just as it is supposed to be.

Happiness is accepting the order.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Deep Within



"The law

is not

thrust

upon man;

it rests

deep

within him,

to waken

when

the call comes." ~ Martin Buber



Simple, follow the feelings from deep within.

Laws are for those who cannot accept

the responsibility for doing what is right.

The body is weak, it can't be trusted to be responsible,

the body loves instant gratification, has no true feelings,

and it will definitely get you in trouble with the law

if you follow its urges.

The mind thinks too much, it can justify even

the worst irresponsible acts, and is prone

to forget the law at the worst times.

The soul knows, the gut feeling that wrote the laws,

the feelings that lead to happy, joyous and free.

Happiness is feeling right from deep within.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas



"He

who

has not

Christmas

in his heart

will never

find it

under a tree."

~Roy L. Smith


It is not the day, it is the spirit of birth and living.

It is not in the giving, it is in the sharing.

It is not in the memory making, it is the faith

and hope that the future world will be a better

place because you believe in good will to all men.

Today, have gratitude for the world God has given

to all men.

Today, from your heart, celebrate the beginning

of a better life because you do not worship the tree

or what is underneath it.

Happiness is knowing the reason for the season.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Friday, December 24, 2010

Peace On Earth





''Then pealed

the bells

more loud

and deep:

"God is

not dead;

nor doth

He sleep;

The wrong shall fail,

The right prevail,

With peace on earth, good will to men."

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Today, put yourself on the right side of your loving

Higher Power, the side that will prevail.

On the wrong side we have the mean, selfish,

self-centered, and angry people who have yet to accept

God's world, just as it is.

They are not bad people, they are sick people

who have no faith, no hope and many are under

the influence of the Devil's devices.

Prayers do work...

To be on the right side show kindnesses, share the love,

be patient and tolerant of the sick and suffering,

be the person God wants you to be.

Happiness is being on the right side with God.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Magic Wand


"Christmas
waves
a magic
wand
over this
world,
and behold,
everything
is softer
and
more beautiful."

~ Norman Vincent Peale




Life is an attitude; today,

make sure yours is an attitude of gratitude.

As the days grow shorter and the solstice passes

have faith, God will make sure that the Son and

the sun will return to make this world a better place.

Today, know that a warm smile and a kind word will go a

long way toward making this world softer and more beautiful.

Christmas may be the season but the real reason is to

share the love all year long, to possess the magic wand of joy

and to grow in the wisdom to know peace.

Happiness is owning the magic wand.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss



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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Is Enough, Enough ??





"It is not

how much

you give,

but

how much

you have

left over

after giving

that God counts"

~ Godwin Penrhyn-Lowe


Still giving.

Not just because it is the season,

but because it is the reason.

It is the thought that counts.

When you give of yourself you are validating

that you are the person God wants you to be.

Enough is in the eyes of the child who has been

taught kindness and love.

Enough is in the heart of a mother who knows her

family is safe and warm.

Enough is in the soul of the man who is willing

to share the love and his world with his fellow man.

Everyone has enough to give.

Happiness is giving more than enough.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Words





"Words

should be

employed

as the

means,

not the end;

language

is the instrument,

conviction is the work." ~ Joshua Reynolds


Talk, talk, talk, talk....

All talk and no action makes Jack a dull boy.

The more words one uses correctly the better

the meaning is conveyed, however, if the listener

or the reader does not know the word or interprets

the word differently, the instrument is making

a noise that is falling on deaf ears.

Walk the walk, show me by your conviction and actions

that you are willing to be kind, loving, patient and tolerant,

the person your Higher Power expects you to be.

Thank you God.

Happiness is knowing how to use the right words

at the right time.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss





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Monday, December 20, 2010

Giving



"I hate

the

giving

of the hand

unless

the whole

man

accompanies it."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Body, mind and soul, give, give and give.

Do the will of a loving Higher Power and

give kindness,

give love,

give others the benefit of the doubt,

and above all,

give all the glory to a God of your understanding.

Do not just give a hand out but give a hand up.

God will not count what you give, He will count

how much you have left over

after you have given all that you can.

Happiness is having a willingness to give.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mistake




"The

greatest

mistake

we make

is living

in constant

fear

that we will make one." ~ John C. Maxwell


It is not a mistake to try.

Try to be kind.

Try to be loving.

Try to be patient and tolerant.

Try to be the person God wants you to be.

Accept God's world, just as it is, because

God makes no mistakes.

Today, have no fear, have faith,

know that a Higher Power will give you

the strength and courage to do the next right thing.

Today, if you are sharing the love and it comes from

a caring and willing heart, know that your soul

cannot make a mistake.

Happiness is not having to worry about making a mistake.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shine




"And

as we

let our

own

light

shine,

we

unconsciously

give other

people

permission to do the same." ~ Nelson Mandela


Today, make a conscious effort to join your light with

the light of your kind and loving fellow earthlings

to make this whole world bright and cheery.

If it lives, it has a light within it, somewhere.

If it is dark and nasty, mean and miserable,

show it your light so that it may see the way.

Today, know that the source of your shine is

a loving Higher Power.

Today, know that everything has a name and

a shine and you should give the proper respect

to all of God's creations and you should allow

your and their lights to shine wherever and

on whomever God wants it to.

Today, know that kindness, love, patience and

tolerance can only magnify your brilliant shine.

Happiness is letting the love shine through.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Friday, December 17, 2010

What People Really Think




"To know

what people

really think,

pay regard

to what

they do,

rather than

what they say."

~ George Santayana


Lead, follow or get out of the way,

at the appropriate time.

Please engage the brain before running the mouth.

Do not be surprised when you realize

that many people do no think.

"I cannot believe what you just did."

God, grant me the serenity to accept..

the people whom I cannot change...

God give me the courage to change my attitude

and to accept as He does, this sinful world as it is,

not as I would have it.

Today, we must know, have faith, that He will

make all things right, if we surrender to His will.

Today, walk the walk, do not just talk the talk.

Happiness is thinking and doing the right way.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Prayer for Serenity, Reinhold Niebuhr, paraphrased...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Promise



"Love

is a

promise,

love

is a

souvenir,

once given

never forgotten,

never let it disappear."
~ John Lennon



God declared emphatically that you are loved,

and that is a promise.

If you are sad, lonely, or despondent, that is O.K.,

because when you get your mind on straight, when

you remember to think gratitude, God, friends,

and family, you will lift yourself out of your doldrums

and you will better understand what happiness really is.

Today, just remember not to jump off of the end of the

seesaw when you love is on the other end, remember to

hold onto you love when the roller coaster is making

its plunge, remember to have your love to help you keep

the train on the track, and remember to kiss your love when

your Ferris wheel car is both at the top and at the bottom.

Today, remember to buy the souvenir so that you

and your love can enjoy the memory of the rides.

Happiness is a promise to just have fun.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Talent


"The man

who is born

with a talent

which he

was meant

to use

finds his

greatest happiness

in using it."

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Do not worry or fret concerning what is God's will for you,

just live every day to it's fullest.

God will give you the chance, it is your choice to do

the next right thing.

It may be just a single moment, it may be your entire lifetime,

or it may be your legacy, but it is not ours to know what God's

purpose for us is to be, it is just our responsibility not to

miss the chance when God gives it to us.

If you do not know what your talent is, do not be dismayed.

A smile, a kind word, the desire to make this world a better place,

a God incident, there are no coincidences, just be ready to do your

best, God already knows what your talents are.

Today, be multi talanted, be kind, be loving, be patient and

tolerant and just try to be the person God wants you to be.

Happiness is being talented at being yourself.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We See



"Happiness

does not

depend on

outward things,

but on

the way

we see them"

~ Count Leo Tolstoy




To see the very small print we all need glasses.

Today, make sure your glasses are not on backwards.

Today, make sure the glasses you are wearing were

prescribed by the loving Optometrist of the Universe.

If you see anger and hate today, find new friends.

If you see ugly and mean today, move on to better places.

If you are not surrounded by a family that knows kindness

and love, adopt a new family.

Today, avoid the small print, the expectations and

conditions that cause resentments, keep your vision clear,

and let your attitude of gratitude be the source

of your happiness.

Happiness is being able to say, I can see clearly now.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Monday, December 13, 2010

Perfect




"When you

realize how

perfect

everything is

you will tilt

your head back

and laugh at the sky." ~ Buddha


Body, mind and soul.

Earth, wind, and water.

What was, what is, and what ever shall be,

and all of this and all of that, is the perfect

design of a Power that is greater than we can

or could ever comprehend.

No snow flake ever fell in the wrong place.

No tear was ever shed in vain.

No drop of blood was ever wasted.

Sing, laugh and love, the world is perfect.

Happiness is being grateful to be part of God's

perfect world.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the boss




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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Good Medicine



"A

cheerful

heart

is

good

medicine."

~ Proverbs 17:22


Body, mind and soul, be cheerful.

Today, know that God's world is life and death,

good and evil, dark and light, chocolate and vanilla,

and you need the nurturing of friends and faith that

will help you swallow the pill of acceptance.

Cheerfully seek to do the will of your loving Higher Power

and believe that the Doctor will prescribe only the best

if you just follow His instructions.

Today, know that the best medicine is kindness,

love, patience and tolerance.

Today, ask cheerfully for the medicine that will help

you keep a balance in your life.

Happiness is taking life's medicine cheerfully.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Saturday, December 11, 2010

We Are Loved



"The

supreme

happiness

of life

is the

conviction

that we

are loved" ~ Victor Hugo


Have faith, be happy, a Higher Power loves you.

Think healthy, love is not ownership.

Think respect, love is trusting.

Stay in today, love is doing the next right thing.

Self esteem, monogamous and spiritual,

love is keeping a balance to one's soul.

Today, know that love has no conditions.

Today, The Spirit of Love will validate every

conviction that you may have.

Happiness is just accepting that you are loved.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Friday, December 10, 2010

Nights and Days





"There are

as many

nights as days,

and the one

is just as long

as the other

in the year's course.

Even a happy life

cannot be without

a measure of darkness,

and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning

if it were not balanced by sadness." ~ Carl Jung


Into every life a little rain must fall.

Learn to mourn, learn to grieve, let go and let God.

Have faith that the Devine Creator made this world

for everything to have a reason and a season.

Love is the reason and the seasons never end.

Move on, remembering that without the rain there

would be no rainbow and without the rain there would

be no flowers.

Today, do not fear the night and let your days be full of joy.

Happiness is keeping your balance.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Responsibility


"The journey

to happiness

involves

finding

the courage

to go down

into ourselves

and take

responsibility

for what's there: all of it." ~ Richard Rohr


You may not think that you are perfect, however,

God did not make any junk and you are perfectly

capable of doing the will of a loving Higher Power.

God will give you the chance, the choice is yours.

Responsibility is admitting that maybe we did not

always make the right choice.

Today, change the way you make choices,

seek out friends to give you suggestions, pray to the

Spirit of the Light to give you the courage and strength

to do the next right thing.

Today, pay close attention to your responsibilities and

choose to make this world a better place for God having

put you here.

Happiness is making responsible choices.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Growth



"Happiness

is neither

virtue

nor

pleasure

nor this thing

nor that thing

but simply

growth,

We are happy when we are growing."

~ William Butler Yeats


To learn is to grow.

To be kind is to grow as a friend.

To love and be loved is to grow as a family.

Be patient and tolerant and you will grow as a person.

Be the person God wants you to be and you will grow

in courage, strength and wisdom.

Today, seek to grow a better relationship

with the Higher Power of your understanding.

Think positive, do positive, grow to be happy.

Happiness is to never stop growing.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Enemy





"The enemy

is more easily

overcome

if he be not

suffered

to enter the door

of our hearts,

but be resisted

without the gate

at his first knock." ~ Thomas p Kempis


I have met the enemy and the enemy is me.

If selfish and self-centered knock on the door of my heart

I must know they are the enemy and I must not let them in.

If anger, rage, jealousy and envy knock on the door

I must not let them in.

Grandiosity and complacency are my greatest enemies.

Today, I must open the door to my heart

and allow only kindness and love to enter in.

Today, the windows of my heart are patience and tolerance

and I must allow my heart to see God's world

as He wants it to be.

Happiness is knowing the knock of the enemy.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Monday, December 6, 2010

Routine






"The

less

routine

the

more

life. "


Amos Bronson Alcott



Bad habit, rut, routine or just a simple

obsessive compulsive behavior can wring the life

out of the soul.

What is simple minded about a mindless routine

is that it is often done without feeling.

Today, rely on the Spirit of the Universe to give you

the intuitive understanding to avoid the mindless routine

and negative feelings that are a cancer to your soul.

Today, even if it is a routine, do it with feeling.

Today, most importantly, do what you do from the heart,

with good, kind, loving and caring feelings.

Today, get out of the rut, think outside of the box,

look for God to give you the chance to be kind,

to be patient and tolerant, to share the love

and to make this world a better place for all.

Happiness is seeking a life that is full of good feelings.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Good Company


"Hope

is

generally

a wrong

guide,

though

it is

very good

company

by the way."

~ Edward F. Halifax


Faith is knowing that God will give you more

than you could ever hope for.

Hope will sustain your courage and strength

when your will is the will of a loving Higher Power.

Do not pin your hopes on other people, places or things,

stay in today and walk the walk, do not just talk the talk.

If what you have hoped for comes to fruition,

expand your gratitude list and look for ways to

share the love.

Happiness is having hope as company

on your journey through life.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Laugh



"We

don't

laugh

because

we're

happy -

- we're

happy

because

we laugh."

~ William James


Laughter is the best medicine.

If the people you hang with have a warped sense of humor,

can't laugh, won't laugh, find some new people to hang with.

If the places you go to do not tickle your funny bone, make

you sad and depressed, find a new place to visit, or live.

If you rely upon the things in your life to make you happy,

you need to get a new life.

Today, look for the smiles, listen for the jocundity,

locate the source of the cachinnation and seek out

the people, places and things that will make you laugh.

Today, ask your Higher Power for the strength and courage

to laugh in the face of adversity, to show you the way

to happy, joyous and free.

Happiness is laughing with them, not at them.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Friday, December 3, 2010

Every Right


"Tolerance

is giving

to every

other

human being

every right

that you

claim

for yourself."

~ Robert Green Ingersoll


As humans we often take our rights for granted,

the right to think or have an opinion, the right to feel,

the right to make choices with which we are

comfortable with.

To protect your rights, respect the rights of others.

Their opinions are theirs, their emotions are theirs,

their choices are theirs, and if you are patient and tolerant,

kind and loving, God will lead you to find people, places

and things which respect the rights of everyone.

Mean people have no right.

The right that we shoul cherish the most is the

right to do the next right thing, the will of the loving

God of your understanding.

Happiness is respecting every right, yours and theirs.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Lesser Evil





"Never open

the door

to the

lesser evil,

for other

and

greater ones

invariably

slink in

after it." ~ Baltasar Gracian


One bad habit leads to another, a little white lie

becomes a black hole of insanity, a borrowed minute

becomes hours of idle wasted time, a quick cheat

becomes an affair that wrecks many lives.

Lying, cheating, or stealing are the Devils handiwork

and the price to pay is shame, guilt and remorse.

Today, be a good sentinal of your door and let in

only the kind, the loving, the patient and tolerant

the happy, joyous and free .

Today, start with an attitude of gratitude, maintain

a constant contact with your Higher Power, and

seek to do the will of the God of your understanding

and know that the rewards are sobriety, serenity,

and peace of mind.

Happiness is not letting the lesser evil in the door.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dying Mind





"A

closed

mind

is a

dying

mind."

~ Edna Ferber


Honesty, Open-minded and Willing to change

are the keys to a life that is happy, joyous and free.

HOW you look at things is

HOW they will look back at you.

A closed mind will miss all the fun.

A closed mind will grow stale and moldy

inside the box.

We will all die soon enough, why should

you die mentally before your time is up.

Today, as long as the package comes wrapped in love,

be willing to open the gift of knowledge and do your

best to make this world a better place.

Today, know that your open mind will see God smile.

Happiness is having an open mind.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

ME and the Boss




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