Life Is Changing

Life Is Changing

Quite often we are just so certain that we know something but we are just plain wrong.
There are moments when we discover things that completely turn our world around and forever change our lives.
And the great thing is once we discover them we can never go back.

Start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating,
and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
by Bertrand Russell

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
by Henry Rollins

Do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
You can change your life in a split second.
If you really wanted to you could do it right now.

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Power Of Choice

Power Of Choice

Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

by Henry Ward Beecher

Faith is like a radar that sees through the fog – the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.

by Corrie ten Boom

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.

by Howard Thurman

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

by Les Brown

Take the first step in faith.  You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Caregivers For Our Troops

Caregivers For Our Troops

I am so grateful today for the nurses who tend to our soldiers.

After reading “Eye of the Beholder” by Elissa Gabrielle, I learned it takes a special kind of person to take care of our soldiers brought down by war.

The nurse in this story seemed like an angel sent from God.  She took the time to see the person not the victim of war.

And, I am thankful to those who love our soldiers suffering with PTSD.

If anyone we love have this disorder, we have it as well because we have to be there for them.

One of the first steps in  being there for them is like the nurse in the story, see the person, not the victim.  Let love do its magic.

God bless!

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Insane Means Doing The Same Things Expecting A Different Result

Insane Means Doing The Same Things
Expecting A Different Result

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Do not react to your feelings… create with them.

Once you truly make up your mind to do something the universe instantly sets things in motion to help you.

You may be surprised at how many good things or people you have let slip through your life because you chose to see things in a negative way.

The universe will give you signs to point you in the right direction. Look for them.

When you get what you want you will look back and see that the only thing that kept you from getting it was something small you were overlooking.

You will wonder why in the world it took you so long to see it.

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You Are A Shinning Star!

You Are A Shinning Star!

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that doesn’t serve you,
grows you or makes you happy.
by Robert Tew

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
by Mo Williems

Stop being a prisoner of your past.
Become the architect of your future.
by Robin Sharma

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Believe In Your Dreams

Believe In Your Dreams

Dream big and grow into your dreams.
Hold your dream in your mind and it will appear in the physical world too.

Never be afraid to be you.

Stay aware of your thoughts for they are a preview of things to come.

Hold strong to your convictions no matter how outnumbered you may be.

Know that within you is the confidence to overcome the doubt.
If you can find your confidence you will discover there never was a need to doubt.

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Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Unhappiness is a season that will pass, bringing sunshine and flowers.

Do not let fear stop you.

Problems exist in the mind, and it is within the power of the mind to embrace and observe them.

You can be the creator of this moment.

Every moment of life is the most exciting, unbelievably miraculous thing you could imagine.

Once you appreciate this, then even washing the dishes cannot be despised.

by Liz Dean

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What Are You Doing!

What Are You Doing?

Worry is a misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
by Arthur Somers Roche

We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
by John Ruskin

Worrying is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.
Did you put off doing something yesterday?
Did you say yesterday that you were going to do it today?
How many days, months, or even years have you said you will do it tomorrow?
That’s the “tomorrow trap” that most never get out of.
They actually make themselves feel better by fooling themselves
and making themselves believe they will do it tomorrow.
But they won’t.

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Love Our Veterans

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This link is fantastic for those living with PTSD and have someone living with you with PTSD.
For sure Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a daily reality of crucial love is in our lives.
I appreciate this website. It is a reality check of daily living of people who encounters this disorder in their lives.
Thank you so much for such valuable information.
Together, we can make a difference one day at a time.
Please click on t is link and join us as we tend to one another.
This shares every facet of family situations. Spend some time here.

This is such a bonding place to go in understanding PTSD
http://www.loveourvets.org/2015/02/26/ptsd-i-loved-someone-with-ptsd-video-poem/

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Live As Though You Know

Live As Though You Know

If we choose to remain as we, fear that change is painful, we live with fear.

When the heart weeps for what is lost, the spirit laughs for what it has found.

However compassionate we are, we can never see entirely into the mind of another.

Learn to trust that part of the mind that you can’t see.

The subtle parts of your mind will speak to you if you keep quiet long enough to let them.

By Liz Dean

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Discomfort Is Always A Challenge

Discomfort Is Always A Challenge.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled.

For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out
of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
by M. Scott Peck

Worry is misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to plan.
It’s helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, “Life isn’t an emergency.”
by Richard Carlson

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Be In The Moment

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The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
by Richard Bach

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued,
is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
by Sister Corita Kent

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
by John Barrymore

Follow your bliss.
by Joseph Campbell

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You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

 No matter what your age you can always be young at heart.

Always continue to look higher.  Life’s possibilities are endless.

It is your right to live life abundantly and be sure you do it with integrity.

This is your story to write.  Write it with love and it will be amazing.

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Heart Of A Soldier

Heart Of A Soldier

Message from Linda D. Wattley:  I just wanted to share with you a conversation I had with a woman last night who recently lost a family member (a soldier) that I knew.

The woman relayed that her nephew, whom the family believed had PTSD, was tragically taken from the world and the family is trying to come to terms with that disease, his loss, and how it affected him.

We talked for a good while and I brought up your book Soldier With A Backpack.  I told her how PTSD affected you, your family, and those loved ones around you.  We talked about how PTSD is a silent disease that is largely misunderstood.  I then let her know about your book and how it helps those understand a lot of what the disease is and how it effects all; not just the one who may have experienced a tragic event.

She asked for info on the book and I gave it to her.  She was very thankful that I took over an hour of my time to talk with her and not just brush her off.

Today, she called me and said they ordered your book and look forward to another conversation with me after they finish reading it.

Linda, your book has been a blessing to many and it still continues to reach many in their time of need.  I can not thank you enough for writing the book about PTSD and helping a lot of people to understand more on this silent disease.

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Choose Gratitude

Choose Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
by William Arthur Ward

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
by Louise L. Hay

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
by Wayne Dyer

Never let go of hope.
One day you will see that it all has finally come together.
What you have always wished for has finally come to be.

Sometimes you just need a little help.

The new year is almost here.
Make this next year the year it happens for you.
There is absolutely no reason you can’t.

Choose Gratitude For Today!

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Gratitude Is The Best Attitude

Gratitude Is The Best Attitude

Most have never taken the time to evaluate their beliefs.
Can you honestly say you know why you believe what you believe?

Most have convinced themselves it is not possible so they don’t have to put forth the effort to try.

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give,
and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Keep gratitude in your heart and it will shield you from the problems of the world.

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Yes You Can

Yes You Can

Too many people RELIVE the past and PRELIVE the future.  Keep your mind in the NOW.

Get curious.  Question everything!

If things are overwhelming you find the stillness that is within you.  It is ALWAYS THERE.

Get out of your comfort zone and amazing things will start happening.

Have faith in yourself.  For everyone who has told you can’t tell them right now, YOU CAN!!!

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Love Yourself In Another

LOVE YOURSELF IN ANOTHER

 When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.
by Chief Tecumseh

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.
For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of the ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
by M. Scott Peck

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too?
I thought I was the only one?”
by C.S. Lewis

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Right Spending

Right Spending

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
by Henry Ward Beecher

You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.
by Garth Brooks

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
by Ayn Rand

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
by John Petit-Senn

Life begets life. Energy creates energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
by Sarah Bernhardt

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Value Your Moment

Value Your Moment

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment
that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
by Tennessee Williams

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it,
rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as time change, truly are powerless,
because they cannot think new thoughts.
by Salman Rushdie

Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
by Marcus Aurelius

What often matters more than the activity we’re doing
at a moment in time is how we feel about it.
by Brigid Schulte

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You Have To Take Control

You Have To Take Control

The doors we open each day decide the lives we live.
by Flora Whittemore

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
by Henri Louis Bergson

Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity,
so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.
by Sogyal Rinpoche

There is a difference between interest and commitment.
When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient.
When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
by Ken Bloanchard

Keep on beginning and failing.
Each time you fail start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose –
not the one you began with, perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
by Anne Sullivan

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Seized The Moment

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
by Jackson Brown

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
by Lyndon B. Johnson

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
by Abraham Lincoln

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
by Mahatma Gandhi

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the present.
by Bil Keane

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Get Out Of Your Own Way

Get Out Of Your Own Way

Go out of your way to experience something new today.

You haven’t achieved what you want in life
because a part of you doesn’t want to let go of where you are now.

Speak to the universe.
Tell it what you want.
You may be pleasantly surprised.

Don’t be afraid to become what you were meant to be.

Don’t ever for the slightest moment think you don’t deserve to be happy
and get everything you have ever wanted.

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You Decide

You Decide

You are as amazing as you let yourself be.
Let me repeat.
You are as amazing as you let yourself be.
by Elizabeth Alraune

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we argue for our limitations we get to keep them.
by Evelyn Waugh

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves, miserable or happy and strong.
The amount of work is the same.
by Francesca Reigler

Whether you say you can or you can’t, you are right.
by Henry Ford

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It Is You

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
by Joseph Campbell

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
by C.G. Jung

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
by Khalil Gibran

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
Realize the past no longer holds you captive.
It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it.
Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Decide what you want.
Begin taking steps to get what you want.
Just do something, anything you think will lead in the direction of what you want.
It doesn’t matter if it is a correct step or not.
Once the universe sees you have taken the initiative it will then step in
and start guiding your steps and take care of the “how” for you.

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