The Journey is…your choice.

thankful thursday…Happy New Year?

 No ball drop,

no count down,

no “Auld Lang Syne”

nothing

just me aggravating my family because they couldn’t wake me.

Seriously…WHO ACCIDENTALY SLEEPS THROUGH NEW YEARS!?!

I’m thankful that even if I missed the festivities….it truly has no bearing on my futureNothing magically transforms our lives at the stroke of midnight, propelling us to our destiny.  Each day we awake is a day of new opportunities.

Your future = your choice

each & every day of the year.

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The Journey is…Fred Rogers

Today I was reminded of Mr. Rogers, you know, “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…”

 

Just thought I would share some of his quotes:

Quotes – Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers)

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
– Fred Rogers

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.
– Fred Rogers

We all have different gifts and different ways of saying to the world who we are. The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling they are worthwhile.
– Fred Rogers

It would have been sad for me to spend my life just trying to superimpose stuff on people rather than trying to encourage them to look within themselves for what’s of value.
– Fred Rogers

I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
– Fred Rogers

What really matters is not just our own winning but helping other people to win, too.
– Fred Rogers

I feel the greatest gift we can give to anybody is the gift of our honest self.

– Fred Rogers

At the center of the universe is a
loving heart that continues to beat
and that wants the best for every person.

Anything we can do to help foster
the intellect and spirit and emotional growth
of our fellow human beings, that is our job.

Those of us who have this particular vision
must continue against all odds.

Life is for service.

mister rogers neighborhood – fred rogers – 1928-2003

The Journey is…Destiny

“Tomorrow’s Destiny becomes Today’s Direction”

If you know me well, you know that I LOVE JOHN MAXWELL!

This video is no exception…I think I’ve watched it about 20 times:

Minute with Maxwell~DESTINY

Every time that I watch it, I think these two things:

#1 ~ My definition of success is probably quite different from the majority of people.

I love this John Wooden quote:  “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”  To me, it has nothing to to with being rich & famous…or reaching the masses.  I believe I am successful when I am reaching my full potential doing whatever the Lord has called me to do at this moment.  At times it may be ministering mostly to my family…at times it may be thousands…either way, each person, each life is precious to the Lord.  That is what really matters to me…what really counts!

and

#2 ~ He is so right!

….the times in my life where I floundered the most are when I lost sense of my Destiny.  My purpose.  The reason I was created.

I was created to Worship my Lord…I was created to serve others.