Love this from my Canadian friends & leaders, Christian Gingras and Tammy Sellars-Gingras, currently making their dreams come true in Australia! “She turned her Cant’s into Cans & her Dreams into Plans! Now, that is a cool shirt Tammy!” And I’m also doing the one next to it… Someone says you can’t ____ PROVE THEM WRONG! (You fill in the blank), for me, I am going to reach Crown Diamond in Max International! Don’t believe me? Well, just keep on telling me I can’t or whatever you want. You are only p…ushing me forward! And that applies to anyone! If you know what you want, then WRITE out a plan to make it happen! Do you need help? Ask me! If I don’t have the answers (and I don’t all the time) I will ask my own leaders for help. I’m not doing this alone. No one can! Life is what you make it. So if you want to be healthy or have more money or want to be a country star, whatever your dream is, write out a plan (get some help if you need to) and make it happen. It is up to you! No one can do the work for you. BUT if you begin to do the work, you will be amazed at who comes along side you to help push you further. Dreams do come true and not just in Cinderella! And remember to do at least one thing that will push you further to your dreams coming true! If you do one thing to get you closer to making your dreams a reality everyday, then in 1 year you will be 365 days closer to it being a reality. By the way, if you change that to 2 steps, that comes out to 730 steps in one year! Twice as far by doing one more thing! Have a fantastic day!
When I look at my kids I see the future. I also learn a lot. They are a blessing! They are behind every dream I have. They are the reasons for my goals. Recently a friend of mine has began to help me take my health back in a huge way. His name is Dr. Luis Fuentes. He is the Medical Director of Health Med Plus in Miami, Florida. Luis is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. If you are in his area I strongly recommend you go see him. He is so caring and unbelievably smart! But to me, he is simply my friend. Something I am incredibly thankful for. What can we learn from kids? We learn that it is okay to have fun! Healthy kids do have fun. But healthy kids are also learning new things. Something we should all be doing. Healthy kids spend time with friends and family. They have balance in their lives. So how many of us are doing that? Do we have balance in our lives? Do we go to church or something along those lines? Are we getting out and having fun? For a few days recently I spent some time tracking what I did with my time. And I realized something: I don’t have balance as well as I should! So now I’m working on changing that. Luis is helping me. I still have Reggie Cochran working with me. The one thing they are both working with me on is getting healthier than I’ve ever been. And slowly it is coming together. And they are doing it by teaching me to work hard, work smart and have balance! Luis said something the other day on Facebook that is worth repeating when it comes to healthcare. “The biggest problem these days is everyone is selling natural products as if they were drugs. All of them work better if a patient addresses the basics of health. Proper nutrition, peace with God, and the treatment of the physical “machine” the body, by a qualified practitioner such a chiropractor or related.” If we think about it, don’t we teach our kids this, or shouldn’t we? If we are addressing the basics then some if not most of the medical problems we have would very possibly go away, or at least be reduced. We need to be eating healthy. We need to have peace with God and if we have that then we will have peace in all the other areas as well. Finally we need to treat our bodies well. How do we do that? Eating right is certainly part of it. But there is more to it than that. 3 John 1: 2 says “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” The bible says clearly that God wants us to prosper in our health as much as our soul. So the choice is all of ours. We need to be living a healthy, balanced life. Something that we expect kids to do. If we expect that from kids, shouldn’t we expect it out of ourselves too? And look at what happens when we don’t. We get sick. Sometimes it costs people their lives. People die from heart attacks, suicide, cancer, and many other things. All to often these situations come about from unhealthy lives in general. To much stress. Not eating healthy. Not having a time to rest. Now, we all know that life can get crazy at times. But how we handle that can be done. And it is something I’m still learning. Something I’ve been learning is get some exercise, going for a walk is great for that, if your doctor approves. Another option is to listen to some relaxing music. You can find some on YouTube. Or you can talk to a friend. There are ways to address stress in our lives is the bottom line. I’ve also learned from experience is to set goals and then come up with a plan to make them a reality. Dreaming big is a great way to come up with goals. If you think about it, dreaming big is no harder than dreaming small. Reggie & I talked about this recently. You can set the goal of becoming a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, or you can set the goal of becoming a World Class Black Belt. Both are goals and great ones at that. But which is going to be more worthwhile? Bottom line: set your goal and go for it! Until next time… God bless you!
This is going to be one of those posts that is more of a rant than anything else. People need to learn what love is. 1 Corinthians 13 says:
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
If say you love someone and don’t follow this as a guideline, then what gives you the right to say that you love that person? In order for a person to know you love them you have to do more than say it, you have to show it! People show love in lots of different ways. You need to show love to that person in a way that they can realize you love them. One of my favorite books is “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. You can access the test for this from here. http://www.5lovelanguages.com/. Have a great day! And don’t forget to not only say you love someone, you need to show it also.