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Our Attitude: The Last of the Human Freedoms…

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor E. Frankl

Our Attitude: We can soar like an Eagle or lurk like a Vulture...

As we reach another day, another milestone, in our DailyPost A Day/Week Challenge, I am becoming acutely aware of how important our attitude is to maintaining focus with the process. It is not so much that we must find time to blog and post as it is that we must make time to do it while honoring everything else that calls our attention.

When I started my journey on the first of January, I felt that brevity would be imperative to the process. People are busy and have lots of other demands on their time and focus. Giving daily inspirational messages, quotes (see below) or words of wisdom must be made with sensitivity and not become a chore. As one of my blogging buddies mentioned, recently, it is quite easy to start writing with a goal in mind and, hours later, find reams and reams of material that might be best served in small doses or that isn’t quite ready for prime-time. We can choose to set some of it aside or post it and then modify it later… it’s all good.

As bloggers, we give from our hearts what, at the time given, seems best and valuable and then we give some more and more… The work never ends and we enjoy it. One of the things I love about blogging is that we can come back later and add or edit our shared thoughts. We can re-frame our content to address comments or views from our friends; all this makes the process organic and fun…

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Ten Things I Believe In…

“You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.” Marcia Wieder

Believe: Sunrise on Temple Borobudur in Indonesia...

10 Things I Believe In… this Holiday Season: What do you believe in? How frequently do your views change? What thoughts or beliefs never change for you?

On any given day, we have an opportunity to share something about our belief system. We all walk around with our bag of goods made up of our daily script, our morals, our training, our beliefs and other things that complete our personal history and journey. We reach for our baggage to whip out a comment, an opinion, a retort or two when an exchange occurs. We might even shift our perspective when a convincing argument shows us another point of view or rein in our views..

Sometimes, our beliefs or point of view might offend another person… This is inevitable because, whether we like it or not, there will always be people who won’t agree with us … it’s perfectly fine. Can you imagine a world full of yes men and women who agree with everything? How terribly boring that would be…

As I was preparing to write this post, the thought that came to me was “Oh, this is so much like Oprah’s – What I know for sure with a twist… what I believe.” I also realized thatI want this to be simple, reflective and fun… I’d leave the heavy lifting to another day, another post. I wanted my 10 things to be a reflection of what I’m thinking about this holiday season…

Naturally, we all believe in more than the suggested 10 things I listed below and I do add to my repertoire on a regular basis. What I’ve noticed is that I also find myself re-evaluating some beliefs/thoughts and firming up others. Do you find the same thing happens to you? This is a common practice as we stay flexible and open to a wider range of views. Keeping the holiday season in mind, below are 10 things I believe in…

“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” James Lane Allen

Believe: Red Oats by Medford Taylor

♥♥♥I believe in God’s Grace and the endless ways that grace flows into our lives.

♥♥♥I believe in the power of prayer; even a simple gesture of thanks and a compassionate thought can wield enormous power in resolving situations for us.

♥♥♥I believe in miracles of the everyday kind; acts of kindness, charitable giving, spur of the moment gifts, friendship,

♥♥♥I believe in Santa; as a symbol of the magical ways we can help each other and overcome our fears.

♥♥♥I believe in the travel bug; visiting, living and learning about where and how others live is worth every bite of this bug.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

♥♥♥I believe in global peace initiatives as the only safe option to war; especially for those who thrive on war mongering, divisiveness and discriminatory practices.

♥♥♥I believe in the joy and beauty found in simple things; vanilla ice cream, sunrise/sunset, a colorful flower, nature…

♥♥♥I believe in equal justice for all; access to the basic necessities, health-care, food, shelter, education, jobs, protection under the law for all.

♥♥♥I believe in the value of an education and the importance of our commitment to make a difference in our lifetime.

♥♥♥I believe in a positive attitude, unconditional love, truth, gratitude, authenticity and that acting with faith to accomplish our dreams will help us tremendously.

Okay enough with my list of 10 things I believe in as it could go on and on… what’s your list like? Share a morsel from your list. What one item stands out on your belief list… something simple…?
Thanks for Sharing & Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Positive Motivation Tip: Our Beliefs inform our Actions. Watch Your beliefs and follow Your dreams…

Sunrise on Temple Borobudur by Desmond Ong via National Geographic
Red Oats by Medford Taylor via National Geographic

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank

SITSGirls Featured Blogger: WooHoo! My Special SITS Day!

SITS Featured Blogger: Ten Tips – How to Show Our Gratitude before Eating Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

“Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his/her fill at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals should see no one admitted due to violence. In doing selfless service, for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It’s my prayer that at least this small dream be realized.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Thanksgiving: Gratitude for an Abundant Harvest via NG

WooHoo! Welcome, welcome, welcome. Today is an awesome SITSGirls Blogger Day for me as the featured blogger on the ” ‘How To’ Featured Blogger on SITSGirls Series…” I am marking today, Tuesday November 16th, as a stellar day. In case you don’t know, SITSGirls stands for The Secret to Success is Support and represents a community of over 7000 bloggers who are committed to supporting each other through blogging, commenting, learning, conferencing and more.

Joining the SITSGirls community opens the door to a cavalcade of insider tips, knowledge, new friends, and myriad ways to become your best blogging self. As SITSGirls Tribe Leader for Team Lamby and We♥Wordpress, I have met new blogging friends and opened my eyes to other ways of building blogging connections.

How do you become a featured blogger? Join the community, submit a request form, check in regularly to support/comment on the SITS site and on other featured blogs and one day … it’s your turn. Voilà! Do join in and become a member!

As a motivational blogger, I am constantly looking for ways to write pieces that uplift all of us. I write both motivational and eclectic pieces and if a topic inspires me, I go for it. :-) Picking three posts to recommend to you was hard so I went for broke and offered you a few more…

For posts on a similar Thanksgiving vein to warm our spirits, or to put a smile on our faces and/or even to keep us going, I’d suggest these posts; Maintaining a Positive Attitude, Books that Shaped my Worldview, Power of Prayer, Living Life with Courage, On Leadership, Email Bliss, Sacred Cows, Gourmet Popsicles, NYC Photo Journal, Yoga Love, Our Pet Cat, God’s Grace, Yinka Shonibare MBE, On Blogging, and On Books to Inspire … Or pick any post from the interview series and connect with another person.

I invite you to grab a cuppa tea/coffee or your favorite beverage and stay awhile. My featured post below is another way we build community and share our goodwill with each other; comment love is key! Thank you for stopping by today.

My SITSGirls Featured Post: Ten Tips on How to Show/Share Our Gratitude before Sitting Down for Dinner this Thanksgiving Season.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart

Thanksgiving: A Table Setting before the Meal… may all be nourished.

Thanksgiving: A partial Family collage; my family (my twins & Rich), our cat, my sister

Even as many of us celebrate with spectacular feasts and a joyful heart, Thanksgiving can be a depressing time for some people… While this is a great occasion to celebrate, we must take time to pause, reflect and take stock as we rush around preparing ourselves for the holiday season.

The Thanksgiving Dinner, which is a uniquely American tradition celebrated here and in a few other nations, offers a fantastic opportunity for us to count our blessings whilst sharing a wonderful feast with our friends and family. Often, in our rush to get the perfect chinaware, table settings, stuffed turkey and desserts for our guests, we forget to stop and say a prayer or give thanks for others; folks who have limited resources or going through hard times, and friends who have quietly or overtly helped us throughout the year.

The following ten tips should help us ease our way to the Thanksgiving dinner table while remembering to honor and be truly thankful for our largess. Before sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner this year, you may choose to perform any of these 10 simple acts of gratitude; doing at least three would be a phenomenal start to the holidays. More below!

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