What Can Make A Difference In MY Life?

Cloudy....

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Whither the weather?

Cloudy or sunny,

My spirit sours or soars, seeks

Partly sunny days.

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Managing ME....

In reality, I pretty much determine what kind of a day I will have each day.

The weather may be gloomy or bright, but I can see what the weather is like, and I can adjust my perspective accordingly. The weather can cause me to take an umbrella, but I can turn it upside down for each day's pennies from heaven.

Some things about perspectives are important.

I can perceive that I am capable of finding my own way, and my own purpose for living.

I can perceive that my life can make a difference in meeting my own needs and the needs of others.

I can perceive that how I deal with problems can influence how each day will progress.

I can perceive that I am capable of making decisions that will make each day more meaningful.

Balancing my needs and my wants can bring me greater balance.

If I write down my goals and regularly reflect on them, I can see myself progressing.

I can adjust some of my day's activities to my energy level for that day.

I can budget some of my time so that I better meet my work, family, and personal needs.

I can make time to recognize and celebrate the humor in each day, to smile more than I frown.

I can cultivate positive friendships that add to my life and give my friendship to others.

I can treat myself to the exams and lifestyle that keep me as healthy as I can be.

I can pursue thoughts that can give a deeper meaning to my life.

I can celebrate using my special blessings and talents.

I can accomplish meeting daily goals that better satisfy my lifetime goals.

I can devote a portion of each day to doing things that give me pleasure and satisfaction.

I can embrace each day's opportunities to grow and mature in meaningful ways.

I can become a better listener, using my ears and mouth in their given ratio.

I can take reasoned risks to further my ultimate goals.

I can choose the worthwhile lives of others as examples I can follow.

Making realistic progress requires my honest self-appraisal.

I can look myself in the mirror each night before going to sleep and give myself a realistic "score" for the day that is passing. I will know where I have fallen short, where I have succeeded, and what I need to do to make tomorrow an even better day than today has been; and, I can resolve to do just that.


What will tomorrow bring?

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Fire8storm 23 months ago

I really like this Hub. You have captured how we can all reflect, make decisions and make changes to our own lives. I think being satisfied with our days and our direction is so very important and this is very much within our own ability with a little thought and a little effort. Thank you for sharing!


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Ericdierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I think that I just naturally do self assessment -- at the end of good days. Then I avoid it like the plague on bad days. Of course good and bad are decided by me before the day begins. Great hub


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Fire8storm - Most of us can do more than we have been doing to make our days, and consequently our lives, better day by day. It takes doing the right things, and this Hub is my attempt to show what those are.

Thanks for your endorsement, comments, and thanks.


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - This Hub must have been meant for you, unless you can agree that deciding "before the day begins" (as you wrote) that every day is going to be one of the "good days" you can decide to make it.

The rest of the Hub is just made up of attitudes and suggestions that can make each day even better than the day before it.

Get on with those "good days" until they are "better days" changing into "best days." Never rest until the "good days" are better, and the "better days" are the "best days" they can be.


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Needs come first, but wants, goals, and actions make the rest of the pie we are and become.


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grand old lady 23 months ago from Philippines

I admire how you are always in the moment, every day, and how you plan to make the most of each day. What a wonderful attitude you have to life.


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DDE 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Every moment shared should mean something to any person. Your way of life sounds great.


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

grand old lady - Give yourself the personal and spiritual and private time each day that can make it happen for you, too.

Thanks for reading something from Utah out there in "the islands nation."


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Perspycacious 23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

DDE - This is the reach of HubPages, that something we write in Croatia, the USA, and the Philippines can be read by readers around the world and shared back and forth.

"Live for the moment, before it passes beyond reach." Demas


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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

We have more control over our lives than we sometimes realize. Very well said.


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Perspycacious 22 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Thanks again. Positive control is what we need, part of which is self control. Not every decision will be an easy one, and some will be wrong, as much as we try to avoid those. Getting up and moving on with a clear conscience, knowing that we did our best to make a right decision, has to be sufficient and satisfying.

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