Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’

When situations arise around you, how do you react? Do you calmly and orderly take control and get things back to normality; Do you dash about from task to task not really achieving anything; Do you dash around getting things done so that the impact of the event is minimised; Do you wait for someone else to take control; or do you just sit back and see what happens?

I guess we all fall into one of those categories, but consider this – Does the way you react or respond to events in your life impact their outcome and your future?

A read the following quote a number of weeks ago and it has stuck in my mind:

Life is 10% what happens to you & 90% how you handle it.

It’s true isn’t it? So be careful how you react/respond to life’s situations as they can affect the rest of your life!


Here are five things you probably didn’t know or never really thought about:Love

  1. You mean the world to someone.
  2. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it, though you may not realise that at the time!
  3. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.
  4. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget the rude remarks.
  5. Every night, someone somewhere thinks about you before they go to sleep.

I particularly like #3 as this reminds me that we must never put off till tomorrow telling someone how you feel about them, as you never know whether tomorrow may be too late.

Here are five things you probably didn’t know or never really thought about:Love

  1. At least five people in this world love you so much they would die for you.
  2. If not for you, someone may not be living.
  3. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
  4.  A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.
  5. You are special and unique.

I particularly like #5 as this reminds us of exactly how God considers us…special and unique, just the way He made us!

attitudeI’m sure we have all either said or heard someone say, “They have a shocking attitude”.

Everyone’s attitude towards themselves, others and situations/events around them, is all determined by you, and no one else.

Some people are naturally positive all the time no matter what’s going on in their life, while others seem to constantly see the negative in everything.

God tells us though that our attitude to life is important and that positivity towards all life throws our way is the key.

Keep a good attitude no matter what is going on in your life ~ Colossians 3:12

LiarIt’s hurtful when people lied to us isn’t it? Why do some people think it’s acceptable to lie openly and blatantly to others?

I recently read the following quote, which despite its simplicity, hits the mark:

The worst thing about being lied to is simply knowing you weren’t worth the truth ~ Unknown

The most important thing to remember when others lie to you, is that it is not you who is the problem, it is them! If they haven’t got the guts or the honestly to tell you the truth, are they really worth getting upset or annoyed about?!

Don’t get drawn into a web of lies and deceit, because it will become ingrained in you and you’ll find it difficult to stop lying.

We are often told that we should live life to the full because we never know what’s round the corner for us in life. Maybe that’s why we should be more careful about the things we can never recover:

  1.  A stone…after it’s thrownenjoy-life
  2. A word…after it is said
  3. An occasion…after it’s missed
  4. The time…after it’s gone
  5. A person…after they die.

Life is short.

Break the rules.

Forgive quickly.

Kiss slowly.

Love truly.

Laugh uncontrollably.

And never regret anything that made you smile, enjoy life to the full.

Happiness is really quite a strange thing isn’t it…different things make different people happy while we all express our happiness in different ways!

You ever noticed how some people always seem to be happy? I am confident that these people are not in fact happy all the time, as I’m sure that just like you and me, they have their problems and challenges in life, however they are just able to cope better or “put on a happy face” when in public.

Happiness is not the absence of problems it’s the ability to deal with them ~ Steve Maraboli

Just as this quote says, it’s all about how we deal with life’s challenges that determines our happiness level. I for one, try my best when in public to “be happy”, not because I always am, far from it, but because I find it so much easier to cope that way, as I find it difficult to talk about myself and my feelings with other, so would rather pretend everything was ok and try to put a smile on my face.

Life would be boring if we were all happy all the time, so life’s problems are God’s way of keeping us on our toes!

He placed us on this earth for purposes that He orchestrated long before we were born (Eph. 2:8–10)

How can we not trust God, when He’s planned every details of our lives from the moment we are conceived until our dying moment. In order to achieve all God has planned for us in our life, we must give the whole of ourselves to Him, so that He can use us to do His work wherever He needs us.

Have you given your whole of your life to God?

If not, what’s stopping you? Don’t let preconceived ideas of others about God to put you off giving your life to God, because He is ready and waiting to welcome you into His family.

How many times have you asked yourself that question?

Mind you, if life was simple, we’d all be good at it wouldn’t we?!

Life is complicated right from the moment we are conceived to the moment we take our last breath. Many of the complications/difficulties we face during our lifetime are man-made…and many of those are of our own making!

If life was always easy though, how would we grow as people, into the adults we become? It’s through facing some hardships or difficult situations in our life that we find our true character, and blossom into the person God loves, and knows as me and you!

Why is it that some people just seem to lie freely without a second thought?

Why is it that some people tell us lies without even realising what they are saying can’t possibly be true?

Why do people tell us lies about others in the knowledge that the other person they are talking about is a friend and therefore respected by us, so we’ll obviously find out they have lied about them?

And the worst of all it when the person actually says things to you about yourself which you know are total lies!

Lying can be hurtful and can destroy relationships so why do some people think it’s ok to do it?

For me I think a lot has to do with how the person lying, feels about themself. i.e. are they insecure, trying to show their power or influence over others, or simply showing off?!

Whatever the reason, there is really no justifiable reason for lying to someone. I recently lost all respect for someone because they said I had said and done specific things which quite frankly, if they knew me at all, would know, they were things I would never ever do!

Some people just aren’t worth getting hot and bothered about, as any problem that exists is obviously with them. So don’t let those in your life who lie to you, rule your life, to make to form inaccurate views of yourself or others.

Believe in yourself and try not to be wrongly influenced by those who would seek to give you false information.