Posts tagged ‘happiness’

Fulfillment Requires Experience

How does one live a life of fulfillment?

Don’t fall in love with boredom ~ experience life!  Coach Lucy 

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The beautiful artwork above is by my friend, KIM KRAMER.  website.

Life isn’t always fair but there are many great lessons and wisdom to be learned in every situation.  Change your thinking, change your life.  Experience life and grow in the direction your heart desires to grown.  

Excerpts from My Secrets to Resilience – Article –Sallie Krawcheck

I believe that what I’m doing matters. 

I recognize how fortunate I am.

I feel a responsibility to the people who’ve helped me.

I listen to the critics, I course-correct, but I don’t dwell. 

I’ve loved my jobs. 

Self Reliancy

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Many people are greatly disappointed in life because they’ve bought into the distorted IMAGES, MOVIES and ADVERTISEMENTS of life, present it as “perfect” or at the very least, “simple and lacking personal responsibility”.  Life is messy and your attitude and reactions make an impact on your well-being and the well-being of others.

Rather than wish things were different, take steps to make it different and change the way you react or view them. Psychologist Wayne Dyer quote reflects a powerful message:  ‘Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.’

Aim to become emotionally self-reliant.  Also, slow down and take time to breathe, enjoy clearing your mind and emotions by doing nothing and letting go of negative thoughts.  TCOY Challenge – Do nothing for 2-minutes.

The blog post by Lou Babauta “Becoming Self-Reliant” provides great insight for living a more joyful life.

Free yourself of perfection and aim for personal best.  Be empathetic.  Be adaptive. Be Grateful.  These simple steps will bring more JOY into your life, even during challenging times.

TCOY (take care of you) is a philosophy and way of life.  Learn it.  Love it. Live it.  Coach Lucy

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The Present (a very special gift)

When we fail to value the present moment, we fail to value life. If you take care of the moments, the hours and days will take care of themselves.

Last month, we took to the streets of KC for my 5th Annual FREE HUG DAY.  We captured some great pictures for the 2014 video.    I hope you enjoy it and will share with others!  ~ Cyber hugs ~ Coach Lucy

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THE GIFT by Leo Babauta (Zen Habits)

Three people are given a magical gift by a luminous, kindhearted fairy.

The gift is that for just one hour, they get to experience magic and wonders. This limited time is filled with visual delights, food of the utmost deliciousness, amazing people with incredible talents, and love.

The first person is a great man, and while he’s grateful for the gift, he has lots to do and so regrettably has to spend a lot of it replying to emails and texts, and checking for updates in social media. He does take some pictures of the delicious food and shares it on social media, though he doesn’t pay attention to the taste.

The second person is a bit of procrastinator (OK, let’s be honest: a big procrastinator), and while she really wants to use this gift wisely, she keeps putting it off. She spends much of the hour watching videos the first guy posts online of the magical world, but she doesn’t go out and experience it herself.

The third person is blown away by this gift. What an incredible opportunity! She realizes she needs to make the most of it, but isn’t sure how.

So she starts by paying attention. She notices every little detail. She listens to the amazing people she meets, and tries to really see them for who they are. She tastes the food and pays close attention to every sensation as she eats, savoring the food slowly.

She then practices gratitude for every moment, every person, everything she’s given. She’s filled with happiness by every little thing in this hour.

Finally, she changes people’s lives. She uses what’s left of this dwindling hour to learn magic skills, to heal people who are struggling (including the first guy), to make things to delight the other amazing people in this magical world.

She becomes the gift for others.

The hour is over, and the first two people realize they’ve wasted the gift, and will never get it again. They’re filled with regret. The third person has no regrets, because she paid attention, was grateful, and used the magic to change lives. She used the gift to its fullest potential.

Which of those three people are you?

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Affirmations For A Joyful Life

Every day we will have hundreds of choices to make.  We can’t always be happy, but we can choose to be joyful.  Finding inner joy is a peace that no one or no external source can take from you.  Make time to TCOY (take care of you) on this journey called life. 

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  Your life is calling…seize the day.

Take Care of You!  Coach Lucy

Better Than Good, by Zig Ziglar

1. I am doing better than good because I clearly understand that failure is an event, not a person; that yesterday ended last night, and today is my brand new day.

2. I am doing better than good because I have made friends with my past, am focused on the present, and optimistic about my future.

3. I am doing better than good because I know that success (a win) doesn’t make me, and failure (a loss) doesn’t break me.

4. I am doing better than good because I am filled with faith, hope and love; and live without anger, greed, guilt, envy or thoughts of revenge.

5. I am doing better than good because I am mature enough to delay gratification and shift my focus from my rights to my responsibilities.

6. I am doing better than good because I know that failure to stand for what is morally right is the prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.

7. I am doing better than good because I have made friends of my adversaries, and have gained the love and respect of those who know me best.

8. I am doing better than good because I understand that others can give me pleasure, but genuine happiness comes when I do things for others.

9. I am doing better than good because I am pleasant to the grouch, courteous to the rude, and generous to the needy.

10. I am doing better than good because I love the unlovable, give hope to the hopeless, friendship to the friendless, and encouragement to the discouraged.

11. I am doing better than good because I can look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.

A Living Expression

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(Artist of this awesome mural is my friend: Kim Kramer)

Every individual is a living expression of God’s perfection, wholeness, power, creativity, and joy. We have within us the pattern of perfection and the ability to bring it into manifestation.

Today, and every day, I have the opportunity to be God in expression. By fully being who I am, I demonstrate God in my own unique way. I offer love and kindness, peace and acceptance to others. I act with honor and integrity and live a joyous and fulfilling life.

I am made in the image and likeness of God, a living expression of Spirit. I am here to express, as fully as possible, the divine nature of my being.

  •  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  Matthew 6:26
  • Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?—1 Corinthians 6:19

Who is that girl?

Honored to have been featured on p. 32 in the YOUR NEIGHBOR edition in the May 2014 Johnson County Lifestyle Magazine – LINK.

My good friend and fellow racquetball enthusiast, Bill Severns is featured on p. 18.  We share a lot of the same passions.  Check out his book “Keepers of the Sandlot”.  This is a great read (also on audio) which is also a good gift idea for Father’s Day!

Be Well and remember to:  TCOY!

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Pet Therapy…it begins early!

If you don’t smile while looking at these pictures, take your pulse.  Too doggone CUTE!
Pets are proven to provide MANY HEALTH benefits.  TCOY = Take Care of You      
 
 World’s Best Baby Sitters!
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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