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Living in Joyful Expectation

A wonderful time of the year!

As I have mentioned before, “ATTITUDE” and “INTENTION” are very important. Our outlook in life and our happiness are very much linked to the way we see things and how we see ourselves in relation to our fellow man, our environment, and to the rest of the world.

Since attitude and intention are expressions that require our decision, which is something we have full control of, the exercise of this control is what gives us the “power of choice” to be happy, optimistic, angry, or negative. And so, given the choice, which will you have? Personally, I prefer happiness and optimism. How about you?

The month of December brings about the expectations that go with the Christmas Season and with the New Year. This is the time we renew our hopes and make resolutions for a new beginning or another opportunity to better ourselves. So why not make this a metaphor for our life. Let’s [...]

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

The act of giving or sharing is a very personal one. Some give out of guilt, obligation, convenience, or none of the above. Among these, I prefer “none of the above”. In fact, it’s been said that “in this world there are two kinds of people – givers and takers”. However, the fact is that every time that there is a “giving” there is also a “taking”.

So just like there are different reasons for giving – different emotions attached to the act of giving – there are similarly different emotions attached to the act of taking or accepting. A gift can be accepted with an attitude of entitlement, indifference, or gratefulness.

Therefore, giving and receiving are like the two faces of the same coin. They cannot be separated. What can be separated, however, is the attitude or the feeling or emotion [...]

I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down into failure.
I am completely at your command.

Half of the things you do you might Justas well turn over to me,
And I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed, just merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done and,
After a few lessons, I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of all great people; and, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine,
Plus the intelligence of a human being.

You may run me for a profit or turn me for ruin – it makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, and [...]

From my past experience as an Air Force aviator I can tell you that the most valuable instrument in an airplane is the “Attitude Indicator”. And, as it turns out, this is also the most valuable instrument for us as human beings, as I will attempt to explain here.

In clear weather you can fly “by the seat of the pants” and reference the attitude indicator just to refine your flight. However, when you have no outside references, as it happens during bad weather or at night, the attitude indicator becomes invaluable to keeping you alive. The instrument will tell if you are flying straight and level or if you are climbing, diving, or banking to one side or the other. Many aviators have died because they did not pay attention to their attitude indicator, particularly when engrossed with a flight emergency or something else. But in other cases, paying attention to the attitude indicator [...]

Hi, folks. This blog at Hometown Auto, “Arnie’s Thoughts” is my first blog experience. And I am liking it! I have already written a few articles that you can check out here.

I like to read and write things that are positive and uplift my spirit; also I like to pursue things that teach me and help me improve my life. I prefer it instead of reading about gossip or all the other stuff that eats up your time and your mind. Stuff that teaches you nothing and that is designed to increase your stress level or to make you angry, frustrated, or to make you experience all kinds of other negative feelings that are designed only to set you up for “manipulation”. In addition to teaching you nothing, they essentially suck your life into a negative spiral. And the worst is that you have no control over those things that are pushed on you [...]

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