Your Attitude Reflects You and Your Life.

Attitude… what is your attitude like on a daily basis? Is your attitude pleasant? Do you react negatively in difficult situations? Or is your attitude something you are happy about? The attitude you have towards life all determine your life’s outcomes. Your attitude is your perspective and viewpoint. Your thoughts, feelings, emotions, behavior, actions and reactions all add up to your attitude. What you feel inside and what you think about creates your external surroundings. If you consistently act in such a way; that is exactly what you are to be and get in return. When obstacles do arise, and by having a positive attitude, you will see that it is an opportunity for you—to challenge yourself and to learn and grow—so you can become better at who you are.

You are in control of your own attitude; therefore, make it what you wish. If you wake up late for an important event, it is on you to either go on with your day by being angry that you did so, or you can simply not let it bother you and move on with a smile. It is known that if you have a happy, positive attitude you shall receive successful outcomes. If you have a lousy attitude, always complaining, you shall bring more of those experiences to you. Your attitude can make you or break you so stay focused on it. If you are unhappy with your attitude, you have the choice to change and adjust it anytime you like. If you choose to have a kind and grateful attitude towards everything; then you are choosing to better your health and your life. Focus within and pay attention to the events that takes place in your life—because it is all in accords with your attitude. Think and feel happy thoughts, be grateful for all that you do have and notice the abundant, healthier person you are.

Always Keep In Mind: If you are not happy with yourself, there is ALWAYS something you can do to change it. If your attitude is weak, there are many ways to work at it to make it stronger. Become aware of it. Here is a prayer to start you off…

“Today and every day I awake, I have the choice to have the attitude I want. The attitude I have is happy, calm, compassionate, peaceful, patient, and loving. When challenges arise, I remain in a happy state-of-mind (and heart) and deal with the problems in a graceful, grateful manner due to the opportunity that lies in it. I am determined to be cheerful and in high-spirits in all that crosses my path because I trust that all will work out the way it should. For I know each experience provides me to learn from it and for this I am most grateful. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.”

Love, Peace and Blessings,
Dianne Furphy

Why having a positive attitude can benefit your life:

  • Happier.
  • Live longer.
  • More opportunities.
  • Successful.
  • Fun to be around.
  • Reduce Stress.
  • Optimism.
  • Believing in yourself.
  • Inspiration.
  • Creativeness.
  • Healthier. (Mentally, physically, spiritually).

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions; it is governed by our mental attitude.” -Dale Carnegie

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome.” -William James

“Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us.” -Earl Nightingale

“Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.” -William James

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz


Photography by Dianne Furphy, April 2012, Poconos, PA.

*If you are looking for ways to maintain your positive attitude and and your good energy flowing, please click this upcoming link: GUIDED TIPS: HOW TO MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

 BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU CAN CREATE WHAT YOU WANT.

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“This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.” –William James

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Feel Good Quotes

“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on your economic well-being than any other single factor.” ~Paul Hawken

”You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it… You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.” ~John B. Sheerin

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert Heinlein quotes

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ~William Londen

”Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” ~Author Unknown

“Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world.” ~Neville Goddard 

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”
~H. Stanley Judd

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter

”Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.”
-~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” ~William James.

”Today, give a stranger one of your smiles… It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“You can search throughout the entire Universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe deserves your love and affection.” ~Buddha

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
~
Stephen Grellet

“That a man can change himself…and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide-awake to the power of right thought.” ~Christian D. Larson

“When you have a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”
~William James

“Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.” ~Alice Potter

”Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance, as is every other life.”
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

”I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
~Martha Washington

”Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
~Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

”Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.
Life’s too short to be anything… but happy.”
~Anonymous

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”
~Norman Vincent Peale

“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have.’”
~Zig Ziglar

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Waldo Emerson

“That a man can change himself…and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind that is wide-awake to the power of right thought.” ~Christian D. Larson (1866-1954)

”If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
~
Thich Nhat Hanh

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
~Winston Churchill

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
~Earl Shoaf

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
-~George Bernard Shaw

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.”
~Leo Tolstoy

”The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
~Earl Nightingale

”Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein

“A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.” ~Grant Fairley

?”Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ~Author Unknown

“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.” ~John W. Holt

”Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family.” ~Earl Nightingale

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.” ~C.S. Lewis

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~John F. Kennedy

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“Be conscious of your attitude. Work extra hard at keeping your attitude positive in all kinds of weather, through all the challenges of life.” ~Catherine Pulsifer

?”Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ~Anonymous

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

”Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” ~William Arthur Ward

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
~Judy Garland

“I cannot be what I am not.” ~John Lennon

“Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.” ~William James

An old man once said, there comes a time in life, when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh , forget the bad and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right , pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” ~Anonymous

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and let it come in.” ~Morrie Schwartz

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by the number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, the commitment of time, caring and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” ~Marge Kennedy

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~Kenji Miyazawa

“Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~Danzae Pace

“Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.” ~Confucius

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” ~Julius Charles Hare

“Always remember you that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~Margaret Mead

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~William James

“Strength does not come from a physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

“Nothing is permanent except change.” ~Heraclitus

“If you require love, try to realize that the only way to get love is by giving it, that the more you give the more you will get, and the only way you can give it is to fill yourself up with it, until you become a magnet.” ~Charles Haanel

“Character is destiny.” ~Heraclitus

“There is a world within—a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.” ~Charles Haanel

“The real purpose of life is Growth. Growth is not necessarily has anything to do with wealth or fame. Growth is the ability to handle constructively situations that we have previously mishandled. If we become through growth wiser than we are , we can become better than we are. But without becoming wiser, we can never become better.” ~Manly P. Hall

“The way of Heaven can be known and experienced through the heart.” -Manly P. Hall

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss

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Feel Good Quotes:

Believe in yourself and you can Create What You Want.” –Dianne Furphy

“Happiness is a choice; therefore, I wake up everyday choosing to be happy. For those who want to hop on the happiness frequency, all you have to do is believe and—be happy.” –Dianne Furphy

“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on your economic well-being than any other single factor.” ~Paul Hawken

?”You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it… You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

?”Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.” ~John B. Sheerin

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert Heinlein quotes

“Always believe in yourself regardless the situation your in…. Challenges happen to every one of us, they will pass and will make us stronger as people. We learn from every obstacle and challenge in life. …To help the obstacles pass by more smoothly, focus on the positive and laugh as much as you can—for there is a new day tomorrow that shall bring even more joy and laughter.” –Dianne Furphy

“To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ~William Londen

?”Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” ~Author Unknown

“Be careful of your moods and feelings, for there is an unbroken connection between your feelings and your visible world.” ~Neville Goddard (1905-1972)

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.”
~H. Stanley Judd

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.” ~Stacey Charter

?”Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.”
-~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” ~William James.

?”Today, give a stranger one of your smiles… It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“You can search throughout the entire Universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire Universe deserves your love and affection.” ~Buddha

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
~
Stephen Grellet

“That a man can change himself…and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind who is wide-awake to the power of right thought.” ~Christian D. Larson (1866-1954)

“When you have a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.”
~William James

“Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts.” ~Alice Potter

?”Happiness blooms in the presence of self-respect and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance, as is every other life.”
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

?”I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
~Martha Washington

“It is important to be there for others; just as it is important for others to be there for you. …Even if you are just sitting there, it expresses love and compassion which are valuable feelings to send out.” -Dianne Furphy

?”Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
~Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

?”Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can’t change.
Life’s too short to be anything… but happy.”
~Anonymous

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”
~Norman Vincent Peale

“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have.'”
~Zig Ziglar

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~William James

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~Waldo Emerson

“That a man can change himself…and master his own destiny is the conclusion of every mind that is wide-awake to the power of right thought.” ~Christian D. Larson (1866-1954)

?”If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.”
~Thich Nhat Hanh

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
~Winston Churchill

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
~Earl Shoaf

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
-~George Bernard Shaw

“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” ~Elbert Hubbard

“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.”
~Leo Tolstoy

?”The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.”
~Earl Nightingale

?”Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~Albert Einstein

“A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.” ~Grant Fairley

?”Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ~Author Unknown

“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.” ~John W. Holt

?”Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family.” ~Earl Nightingale

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.” ~C.S. Lewis

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~John F. Kennedy

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

“Be conscious of your attitude. Work extra hard at keeping your attitude positive in all kinds of weather, through all the challenges of life.” ~Catherine Pulsifer

?”Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ~Anonymous

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

?”Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” ~William Arthur Ward

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
~Judy Garland

“I cannot be what I am not.” ~John Lennon

“Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.” ~William James

An old man once said, there comes a time in life, when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh , forget the bad and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right , pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” ~Anonymous

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and let it come in.” ~Morrie Schwartz

“In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by the number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, the commitment of time, caring and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit.” ~Marge Kennedy

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~Kenji Miyazawa

“Stress is the trash of modern life – we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~Danzae Pace

“Wherever you go, go with all of your heart.” ~Confucius

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein

“Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.” ~Julius Charles Hare

“Always remember you that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~Margaret Mead

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~William James

“Strength does not come from a physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

“Nothing is permanent except change.” ~Heraclitus

“If you require love, try to realize that the only way to get love is by giving it, that the more you give the more you will get, and the only way you can give it is to fill yourself up with it, until you become a magnet.” ~Charles Haanel

“Character is destiny.” ~Heraclitus

“There is a world within—a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.” ~Charles Haanel

“Be honest and be true in all that you do. For Love and Happiness will follow along too. …Remember it’s up to you to be positive and be true.” ~Dianne Furphy 

“The real purpose of life is Growth. Growth is not necessarily has anything to do with wealth or fame. Growth is the ability to handle constructively situations that we have previously mishandled. If we become through growth wiser than we are , we can become better than we are. But without becoming wiser, we can never become better.” ~Manly P. Hall 

“The way of Heaven can be known and experienced through the heart.” -Manly P. Hall

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss

                                                                                    

 

Imagination of a Child; The Future of One’s Perspective-The Law Of Attraction.

Do you ever look back at your younger years and recall many thoughts that you once had had that actually came true as you are now older? I know this has happened to me on numerous occasions. Or how about the famous saying, “That’s odd, I was just thinking about that song that is playing on the radio just the other day and I have not heard it in years…”—I have this happen to me a little too often with every day experiences. I can look back at my younger years and recall many experiences, thoughts, ideas, and premonitions; or whatever it was that my perspectives on my future was back then, my reality today matches it in such similar ways. When I was in my early teens, I can remember year after year, before I went to bed I would pray that when I was in my early twenty’s I would find a quality husband and have a healthy relationship that would last a life-time and have family together which is currently in the making. There are many more experiences that I will share along my journey in life as I begin to explore blogging—eating disorders, drug addiction, death of a parent,  and having a distant father—only to name a few. The reason for my sharing my previous paragraph is because I am hoping to share and open up my experiences through my writing and blogging, something I am devoted to; to help others cope with their hard obstacles and troubles in life. I overcame the hardest moments in my life which I thought I would never be able to get through due to the lack of a support system. However, one strategy that pulled me out one of  my most difficult times was a book and a pen. I still have my diary from 3rd grade but I think it started prior to that… After all, imagination does start from the very beginning.

“Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours.” William James

2nd Ultra-sound 5 months

This is my son's five month ultrasound.

Keep in mind that everyone has different beliefs, morals, values, and backgrounds… Therefore, everyone’s perspectives and opinions are different… Growing up I was raised in a Catholic school system which played a huge [confusing] role in my life, I went to a Catholic elementary school and an all girls Catholic high school. My parents grew up with the same background; therefore, being Catholic was pushed on me without even thinking or questioning else wise. I do remember when I was younger always wondering about God and all the stories I was told in school just never made sense to me. Well not until I was in my early 20’s I started learning to think “outside of the box.” I owe this to my fiancé that I have been with for 10 years, other positive influences such as my cousin and dear friend Lisa and a Documentary and a Book called The Secret by Rhonda Byrne which also wrote the The Power which both deeply inspired me. This is when I also started making a transition in my life and started learning to get to know me, the real me. Now as an adult, I have found a belief I hold sacredly than from when I was a child…I now believe in Love or in other terms, The Law Of Attraction.  I believe with this belief of it even possibly being You; your inner self, a person can be as powerful as they want to be to create their own life; their own reality. Furthermore, I can remember a time in 7th grade that I was so interested yet so confused about the universe and planets. I just could not comprehend it although I remember feeling something special about it. Every morning that I wake up is another day that I believe in my premonitions which makes them that much stronger and powerful; especially the more I send out Love. It is like me thinking of something in the morning which I create for my future because most of the time, whether it be the same day, a day or two later or even months or years later, I will bring that thought to me in another form, basically anything that my thought consisted of actually takes place in my reality. Thinking back as a young girl, I can remember having such an originality visual in my mind of certain places, people, events or whatever it may have been that I will/have encounter[ed]… And I would have to say majority of things came true throughout my years of living.  I know I am the one creating this life I live.  Moreover, I am still living some childhood thoughts that I have created for myself and I now try to focus hard  on the good and think positive thoughts and  have an optimist attitude and a positive behavior because I believe that my actions, thoughts and emotions now will have an affect on my future. If you truly believe in yourself to the fullest, you can–create what you want—to have the life you want.

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.” –Shaktu Gawain

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This photo was taking by Dianne Furphy at Longwood Gardens, PA. 12.30.2010

I do truly believe that imagination can take a person a long way in life. As a child, I remember having such creative thoughts and visuals —which I believe I still have such an extraordinary imagination. I have been told my whole life by my loved ones that I am, “weird but in a good way,” and growing up, my mother would always tell me, “It is okay to be different,” especially since I always got teased and I was on and off with not having friends. I think being unique has gotten me where I am in my present day which I would say is pretty awesome considering the obstacles I had to accomplish… I truly believe that experiences are what make a person stronger. I have gained a lot of wise knowledge over my 29 young years of life. From being a mother, a long-term partner, a recent graduate—holding a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and an Associates of Early Childhood Education, a daughter, a sister, a friend,  a cousin, an aunt and someone who hopes that my blog can inspire, guide and help children, teenagers, and adults through there difficult times in life. I would also like to share with others my writing about what crosses my mind from time-to-time about everyday life including family, media, news, politics, religion, weather, friends, relationships, work, parenting, or whatever it may be that I am feeling that day. So come along on my journey with the thoughts that cross my mind which also create the bizarre encounters that I experience!

“There is a world within–a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.” –Charles Haanel

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This photo was taken by Dianne Furphy at Longwood Gardens, PA. 12.30.2010

–Believe in yourself and you can create what you want.