Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I am writing this BEFORE I actually check the numbers. I have felt for some time that the day to win the lottery was coming. I just didn't know it might be this soon....
There is a lot to consider before the actual “winning” occurs. Just ask Charlie Sheen. Preparations to make tax-wise, which type of payout is best, who do you want to tell, who do you want to help right away, and what will you do with the rest of your life are all things to ponder and act on when the time draws near. For me, I feel that time is now....
Luckily I don't have any tax problems from having too much money. (They picked the wrong numbers AGAIN!) Since I don't have too much money, there are no payouts options to consider. I won't have anything to tell anyone . There ARE people to help, however.....
There seems to be a piece that is missing in some folk's lives, preventing them from being all they can be to their community, their family, and most importantly, themselves. It is different things to different people, but the common theme is not money or property or how good they look in the mirror. It comes down to who they are as human beings. Many of us feel less-than-worthy or just plain invisible to anyone. We can't seem to make the right decisions or choices and that usually means we end up in heartbreak or just plain broke. Many of us have overcome early images that we did not like and grew beyond what we thought we could become. We must spread the word that this can be done, and done without paying $19.95, in three easy installments, shipping and handling not included.
EVERYONE can feel the joy that comes with self-confidence, self-esteem, or whatever “self” you want to add. Looking straight in our own eyes and seeing someone you can be proud of, someone who friends know they can count on, someone who doesn't first think, ME, ME, ME. Everyone can get there and cast a glow of joy on everyone around them. It isn't easy to STAY there, but once you have the directions, you can get back to it, no navigation needed.
It seems funny to think that, to be a better you, involves NOT thinking of you. Just consider it. What makes YOU, you? It isn't the person, it's what the person DOES. Think of anyone real quick and you will see what I mean...
Mother Theresa.... charity and love of all humanity
Barack Obama.... President of the United States, great speaker
Bill Cosby.... his work in comedy, on TV, and of course, Jell-O pudding pops
Donald Trump.... greed, self-promotion, bad hair...(maybe he wasn't a good example!)
Warren Buffet.... investor and adviser to Presidents, philanthropist, needs new truck
It's what we DO that makes us, so why not try and DO something that touches your heart and brings out the passion in your life?
It would appear that the greatest joy we have as human beings is in making people feel better, even if only for a moment. How will we go about this lofty goal? Are there words of encouragement that will spark a change in someone? I doubt it. Is there a pill to take that will wash away all doubt an individual has in himself? Nope. The only way I know is to talk to people, ask them about their life. What have they done? Where did they meet their spouse? What is their passion? What are they most proud of? Take an interest without having ulterior motives. It's an easy thing to do. People are so fascinating, if you just take the time to listen.
Sometimes we just need reminded how terrific we are. We take for granted the good things we do and torture ourselves for the mistakes that naturally happen to us as flawed human beings. To understand we WILL make bad decisions, we will turn left when we should turn right. We will have accidents along the way. The way successful folks handle these situations is simple – accept what they have done and LEARN from it. Pull a positive out of the cloud of shame we may feel. As long as we can do that, no error is too great that it should cripple us forever. We CAN grow as a human being, despite all that stands in our way!
The perfect scenario is that a person realizes on their own, they are ok. They don't need Dr Phil, Dr Oz, or Dr Doolittle. They see the good in themselves and also face the shortcomings AND WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! They can't understand why they suddenly see it but they do. There comes a moment of clarity. Grab it!
No matter which person WE are, we ALL can win.
You don't even need a number.