Thoughts For The Day

Thoughts 1

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile so the light can shine in.”  ~ Alan Alda

from The Desk of MarDrag:

You know what they say about Assuming. But truthfully, Assumptions are rarely based on evidence or truth. Assumption, by definition, is “a fact or statement taken for granted”. So, we Assume we know this or that, or make Assumptions about life, people, or circumstances. But, the Assumption clouds the Real Truth waiting to come out. So as the quote says, scrub the Assumption away so the light, and clarity, can shine through.

Thoughts 2“The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.”  ~ Greenville Kleiser

from The Desk of MarDrag:

I love this quote because I firmly believe it. I believe that being considerate to others opens our hearts, when they would be closed. If we are feeling badly, or having a rough day, the act of being considerate changes our energy, and makes us feel good. It can completely change the flow of someone’s day, ours included. A happy feeling wells up when we do something considerate for another human being, and they are grateful or moved. It is a habit that all the world could do with remembering these days. So let us begin with ourselves. Today.

Thoughts 3

“When the empty spaces show up – if we let them –that is exactly when our lives get quiet enough to make room for what is next.”  ~ Jenny Blake

from The Desk of MarDrag:

Ahhh, the empty spaces. Those empty spaces we all fear and are wary of. We think we need to fill up every moment, every corner, every nook and cranny of our lives. But when we do this, we forget that it is necessary to have down time…to have time that is filled with nothing…empty moments…so that we can take a deep breath, get quiet, and check in with ourselves. And…if we never emptied out any space around us, we would have no space to put anything new coming into our lives. It is a cycle…filling up, experience, emptying out, refilling with the new. Let that cycle be ok. Let the empty spaces speak to us and make room for what is coming to our lives. It is the Cycle of Life.