The basic law of sowing and reaping means much more than you initially might think!
Consider the fact that when you sow a few seeds you don’t get a few seeds back, you get a crop! You actually reap more, sometimes much, much more than you sowed, the basic law applies to “giving and receiving”, “ask and you shall receive” and more!
Consider this: “You have to give love to get love”, “You have to give respect to get respect”,”You have to look for a job to get a job”, “You have to work at your job to get a check”, “You have to give a smile to get a smile”, “You have to study to get good grades”, “If you get good grades you’ll get a better job”, and “If you get a better job you’ll make more money”.
Now consider in your own life the areas where you need to sow more.
Another good word for sowing is “Invest”, invest in yourself, invest in your family, invest in your friendships”, “Invest in something financially” and “Invest in yourself spiritually”.
It’s the person that just sits there and does nothing and hopes things will get better that won’t do much reaping. There are those who sit around and complain about the economy hoping someone else will do something about it. I submit that if you do whatever it takes to invest in yourself, you as a person and your economy will get better.
One final thought: You don’t just plant a seed once, water it once and reap a bushel. You have to cultivate, fertilize, water and keep the pests out. You have to work at it, but come harvest time it will all be worth it!
God bless you!
We all have up days and down days. That’s okay! –Donald Schwartz
The same things happen to everyone. It’s what you do about what happens that will make the difference in the quality of your life. Some people do nothing, others take action! –Donald Schwartz
You want people to like you? Simply ask a question and let them do the talking. Keep eye contact and listen you might learn something and make a friend! –Donald Schwartz
The eyes are the windows to the soul. Eye contact and a smile will change your life! –Donald Schwartz
Gratitude will change your life. Give thanks to God, your family, to everyone including the grocery clerk. Look for the good in everyone, thank them and watch how your life goes! –Donald Schwartz
You have to give love to get love. Try it for a day and see what happens! –Donald Schwartz
Your thoughts have made your life exactly the way it is today. If you don’t like the way your life is? Simply change the way you think!
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are” – John Wooden.
Be careful not to put another person down just to make you look good; when you’re talking with other people or in a group, resist the temptation to interject your negative opinion; compulsive complaining is another destroyer of friendships and relationships so don’t go there, it’s not worth it.
One day at a time try to avoid negativity and complaining about whatever, it doesn’t matter; if you can’t say something nice; don’t say anything at all, just shut up!
Try to comfort someone who is having a difficult time, open the door for someone, offer a smile as often as you can to whoever, whenever; strike up a conversation with the store clerk or someone standing in line or wherever; keep eye contact and smile and remember to keep it positive.
Just keep at it one day at a time and if something negative comes your way just let it roll off your shoulder, flick those negative thoughts like an insect on your arm; don’t let your mind get you all worked up, it’s not worth it!
All these negative words and thoughts are affecting your well being, not anyone else’s; it makes you look bad not anyone else, so cut it out minute by minute, day by day.
Have faith in God, ask for His help; it’s as simple as asking; ask and you shall receive.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
From The Secret Daily Teachings:
Our natural state of being is joy, and it takes so much energy to think negative thoughts, to speak negative words, and to feel miserable. The easy path is good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.
Think of your mind as a movie projector and your life is the picture on the screen. Look at the picture of your life and how it compares to the input your mind is taking in each day. The things you read, the television and radio shows, the things you talk about, write about, all correspond to the picture of your life.
If you don’t like the picture of your life then change the content of your projector. Stand guard at the entrance to your mind, don’t let the garbage in; remember the phrase “garbage in garbage out?” So be careful what you watch, listen and talk about. Your words are powerful! Your subconscious mind is like a sponge; avoid negative thoughts and words; instead choose positive thoughts and words; your mind is a powerful life projector!
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. -George Mueller
Someone else said: “Worry is unbelief in disguise”.
See your anxiety today for what it really is … just a symptom. Turning to God in prayer and trusting completely in Him is the cure.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing; whether studying for a test, cleaning your house, in a conversation with someone, working at your job, whatever you are doing BE THERE! Don’t think about your problems or whatever it is taking you away from the moment. Immerse yourself in the moment, pay attention, do your best work. There will always be time to focus on your problem later when the work/moment is done.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? (ESV)
Most people have dreams or some kind of goals they want to achieve but they fail to improve themselves; rather they work harder on their job than they do on anything else.
There’s a bazillion books, audios and videos out there from people that are willing to share their secrets on how to accomplish just about anything; but many are not willing or think they don’t have the time to read and learn or do what it takes to improve their lives.
Why not get a hold of a book, audio or video that can inspire something inside and get you moving toward your dreams and goals?
Always do a little more work than you’re paid to do. It’s that little extra that creates value to your employer and/or customers. You see? You get paid for how valuable you are, not how hard you work. So create value in your performance on the job and soon you’ll be climbing the ladder of success!
Another word to the wise; when the going gets tough and layoffs begin, it’s the valuable people they keep.
Giving opens up the door to receiving. You have so many opportunities to give every day.
Give kind words. Give a smile. Give appreciation and love. Give compliments. You can give courtesy to other motorists while you are driving. You can give a smile to the car parking attendant. You can give a warm greeting to the newspaper stand person or the person who makes your coffee. You can give by allowing a stranger to go ahead of you into an elevator, and you can give by asking which floor they are going to and pressing the button for them. If someone drops something you can give a helping hand and pick it up for them. You can give warm embraces to those you love. And you can give appreciation and encouragement to everyone.
The Secret… joy for billions
As far as psychologists can tell, the human brain has a limitless capacity for holding information.
This means that our brains will never “fill up. ” New information may however, interfere with information learned in the past, making the older information more difficult to remember.