It's Not Just Being Thankful, But Being Aware of What We're Thankful For
This thought was shared with me yesterday morning and it stuck with me all day. I’ve shared many things on being thankful this Thanksgiving, but I haven’t yet shared what I am thankful for. I know this is a little late, but why should Thanksgiving be the only day we think of being thankful?
1) Give up being perfect for being authentic. Give up wanting everything to work out perfectly, for giving life a chance. How many times have we pushed the snooze button on life because we know we can’t do something correct? Some of our most intense memories contain some of the worst things happening. When troubles come ask yourself, “What is the most empowering way to view this situation?”
2) When you are mingling, be very confident; no one likes a complainer. Every chance that you get, quote a motivational quote; prove yourself to be an adult. Be sure to bring up QUALITY subjects, with your QUALITY family, to create a QUALITY Thanksgiving.
3) Do not complain about ANYTHING! Complaining will ruin the mood of the entire party. This is a day to be thankful for what we do have going right, not to notice everything that’s going wrong. If someone in your family is throwing the toddler tantrum about a spilled drink, pull them to the side, give them a quick motivational pep talk, run out to where your family is yell “I am having the best day ever!” You’ll spice up the conversation for success, and gratitude.
4) Live in the front row! How many times have we wanted to see something so bad that we ran up and sat so close we could everything? It is a whole new experience right? This Thanksgiving, live in the front row. Be present at all time. Be grateful and thankful for literally everything that you have in front of you, even that spilled drink. Don’t forget to do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Don’t be anywhere else. Give yourself value today :)
Tony Madrid and True Power Of Words wishes you a very happy FRONT ROW Thanksgiving! Let’s take our families to the next level!
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I did it and I didn’t have to wait on hold and it only took a second. What did I say? Well, besides the fact that Tumblr tells you what to say on the phone — I basically followed their instructions, but I told them my name, where I was from and diplomatically explained how this act wasn’t right. Actually… I read right from the Tumblr message which said:
As written, they would betray more than a decade of US policy and advocacy of Internet freedom by establishing a censorship system using the same domain blacklisting technologies pioneered by China and Iran.
The link also provides other links to useful information, including this video.
My Thoughts on an "Easy Life" (inspired from a friend)
A friend asked: Why cant something just come easy for once?
Because anything worth doing isn’t easy. If your life is easy, you should be worried. For some reason we always strive for life to be easy, but that’s not what is best for us. In reality, it makes life harder. Hard times, experiences and decisions prepare us and help us grow… thus contributing to a better and happier life.
Your school sounds awesome! Too far I live in NC! It's too long of a haul for me at the moment. lol Even to try to go to school there I'd be leaving so much here. I do want to go to school to do something with horses. Barn managing (which I guess I'm getting rl experience in now), riding/training, something! I don't know if I could be a vet though. I'd start sobbing if I had to put a horse down. Breeding has always interested me as well though.
Well we have people from NY, PA and all around the country and sometimes from other countries. Something to think about. Lots of students don’t like to leave their horses behind so they bring ‘em here and ride around town :P It’s quite a blast.
We do have several equine-specific classes as well. I say just keep your mind open and do what you love and see where it takes you!
If you are interested in NCTA just let me know and I will do my best to direct you in the right direction :)
I was just reading an article about people trying to give up their large snakes and having no where to bring them….
That’s is not the problem in Florida… that’s what CREATED the problem in Florida. People are just stupid and let their snakes go. What a lot of people may not realize is that Burmese Pythons are not native to FL — they’re not even native to the US, causing a huge issue.
On a separate note. I would actually like to have a career rescuing and relocating these animals. That’d be great!