Wednesday, September 11, 2019

T-R-U-E Power

My brother-in-law recently passed away.  When someone you know and love passes, it makes you reflect on their life AND on your life.

My brother-in-law was a very kind man, a generous man, a loving man, a humorous man, and a POWERFUL man.

There are different kinds of power.  World leaders, politicians, and heads of industry have power.  They run cities, states, countries and commerce.  They make decisions that affect millions of people world-wide.

What is the source of that kind of power?  In some cases they receive power by promoting fear.  Only they can keep you safe.  Only they can fix____________ (you fill in the blank).  Others receive power from the people via a vote.  In industry more and more power is received because of promotions.  What all these types of power have in common is that it is given to a person from an outside source.  It really isn't their power, it's something that is bestowed on them

True power comes from within.  It is a knowing, understanding and accepting of our personal power.  Unfortunately, a majority of people NEVER come to that understanding in their lifetime.  But every once in awhile a truly powerful person emerges.  They understand and accept their power.  They are generous with their time, wisdom, knowledge, love, and compassion.  They see things that need to be done and instead of looking around and pointing fingers to see who will do it, they step up and get the job done..  They empower and inspire others to do well and be the best that they can be.  They see with their hearts as well as their eyes.

My brother-in-law was one of those people.

Love,  Paula

Monday, September 2, 2019

Make-Over

I'm 68 years old.  My friends probably range in age from 50 to 80 years old.  As you age, things physically change in your body.  Consequently you start hearing things like:

          It's hell getting old.

          I'm falling apart.

          It's no fun getting older

          ...and on...and on...and on.

As I wrote in my blog, "A Light In The Darkness" a couple of weeks ago, I just got over sun poisoning.  I've never had it before in my life.  I also have back issues off and on since my automobile accident several years ago.  I have glaucoma and my hearing is dimming.

Now I could be one of those people who complain about all that, but instead I AM SO GRATEFUL that I live in a time when really, none of those things are a big deal.  I have hearing aides to help with my hearing loss.  I have exercises to help my back.  I have eye drops for the glaucoma. 

Attitude is everything and I'm still very excited about life!  Instead of focusing on all that is going wrong, I prefer to focus on all the wonderful things that are going right in my life.  I don't see it as falling apart.  I see it as getting a make-over.

Love,  Paula