Are you amazing?
Ive asked hundreds and hudreds (but not thousands) this simple question to people from all sorts of ages and walks of life.
Are you amazing?
The answers I get would amaze you. Here are a few examples:
“No, i don’t think so.”
“Not as amazing as some people.”
“Not like mother theresa or something.”
“I could do a lot more, i just don’t have the time.”
“Im just a mom”
“Im just a kid”
“If you consider amazing finishing _________(enter name of video game here)”
“I dont know..i guess..i mean im an athlete.”
“My fans and audience members think i am.”
“My customers do”
Time and time again people just dont see themselves as amazing. They dont see the value in themselves at all. Because of this pervasive viewpoint of people’s selves…it has caused some to theorize that this idea or viewpoint is actually not a normal way of thinking. In fact, theh say the human brain doez not naturally think that it is amazing.
I pondered this for a moment and went to pre-school. If toddlers and 4s thought of themselves in terms of amazing, we would destroy the idea above. But even the toddler world, we’d have to say that they havent picked anything up(ie..before societal and cultural teaching began). All of them thought they were amazing.
So is there an age where we dont see ourselves as amazing?
On the conttary, a wise woman told me that we don’t see ourselves as amazing when there is more things that have gone wrong than right, especially plans we have made to prove soemthing.”
But wait…why is it important to see ourselves as amazing? Why do I care so much? Its simple. If you don’t see yourself as amazing, you strive and focus on yourself constantly looking for ways to improve yourslf in any way…striving for “amazing” but never getting to where they see it, believe it, or even think of uttering the idea. You begin to look for the value of yourself in “things” and “stuff”…this leads to a spiral of never being happy with yourself or the world and people around you. This turns into a very thing focused self centered negative existence that leaves you constantly searching for a happiness and value that will never come.
I dont want this kind of life for you or anybody.
Not only that…if you cant see yourself as amazing, you will not want to or believe YOU can create positive change. This is the situation many many people are in everyday. They can’t envision they themselves creating positive change or for changing the world at all for that matter. This turns into comments like:
“Of course i want to help, but i cant do anything.”
“What can one person do?”
“Im not smart/good/inspirational/etc to make a difference”
“Im not one of those types of people.”
When we have created thoughts that limit the value of outselves…we cant help others. This is why its so important to me – we can’t begin to change the world to be more positive if you cant believe in yourself.
You are an amazing person! No matter what people have told you, you have amazing abilities. Abilities that people are waiting to see, to be affected bym and those abilities when used correctlg, can create lositive change and begin the first steps to create positive change.
You ARE amazing!
You ARE amazing!
You ARE amazing!
I believe in you, and I believe you are amazing!
Stop saying “I can’t”
You can! You can do anything you decide to, do not let fear or a limiting belief stand in your way. You can do more amazing things than you ever knew you possibly could.
You CAN change the world. You CAN create positive change. You CAN change the way things are. You CAN change peoples attitudes. You CAN teach people how to do things differently. You CAN make this world a better place.
Believe in yourself and your abilities and everything else will follow.
YOU can create positive change.
People who don’t believe they can make a difference anymore. I’m here to tell you – YOU CAN! You have the ability to create positive change. You have the ability to change the world. You have the ability to increase positivity in your neighborhood and your community.
The world wants this positivity but most don’t know how to do it. You can show them the way.
You are truly that amazing!
So just to add business to put a positive saying on their Marquis.
Businesses put tons of things on their Marquis. When businesses put positive messages it shows them to be a positive business. When you suggest this to a business you increase the positivity of the world kama your community, and that business.
Thereby creating positive change.
What sayings could they put up?
11 cities commit to divest from Fossil Fuels.
Those cities are:
San Fransisco, CA
State College, PA
Santa Fe, NM
Is you city on the list?
What is divesting from fossil fuels?
It’s the opposite of investing in fossil fuels. These cities no longer put any focus on fossil fuels at all. They are eliminating plastic bags, they are creating a full recycling program. They are encouraging their citizens to use more public transportation. Actually, many of these cities have gone to completely electric public transportation. The electricity comes from non-fossil fuel sources. They are working towards a completely green environment. And this si jsut the beginning!
You and your city could be part of this….let’s do this now!
Stand on the corner with a sign that has a positive message.
Why not? Weather people like it or not you’re still promoting positive messages.
So what could it say:
You are valued.
You are awesome
Help all people accept all people
Just be nice
What else could they say?
When you walk through this world…we can get bogged down with the constant onslaught of negativity. It’s amazing how much is spewed forth on a daily basis.
Right now, as I sit here in this restaurant typing, the fire hose of negativity washes over me:
Lady in the corner talking to her husband: “Yeah, now we’re going to have to listen to your sisters nonsense all day. We have to listen to how she hates all of the stuff she owns. Then there’s that horrible price we got our car for, like that’s the real price. They saw us coming. Don’t get me started on…”
The TV is on, and I watch everyone stuff food in their mouths as they blindly watch: “Bombers had more targets.” “Woman murdered by husband” “Man robbed store then stole car from elderly lady.”
This is just a small teaspoon of the negativity all around me…but I am happy. How?
Happy people are always:
1. Deciding to be happy.
This is the number one habit of all happy people. Happiness is a choice. Happy people simply choose to be happy. They simply choose to find happiness in every moment that they are alive. They look to their inner world, and think about all the reasons they should be happy. The Tao te Ching states that “There is no way to happiness, Happiness is the way.” That’s the key…just smile, smile big, smile large, smile because you are happy. Tell yourself…I’m happy and I’m happy I’m happy!
2. Being Thankful
Happy people are thankful. Not just thankful that they won the lottery, or thankful that they were given a prize. No! Thankful about everything. Ricky Robert III author and creator of the company You Are Valued said recently at a book release party that he, “wakes up every morning, and before he places his feet on the floor, he says how thankful he is for waking up, the sun, the bed, and his life.” Ricky is one of the happiest peopel I know. These happy people look at a traffic jam and say: Thankful for giving me a moment to reflect on my situation right now. Happy people look at the world and see it not as a place of destruction, but a place to be thankful for. Thankful for their life, their breath, their skin, their friends, and everything that happens to them.
3. Focusing on NOW!
Happy people focus on what is going on right now. They’re not focusing on what will happen, and what might happen, or what has the possibility to happen….these are all unknowns. They’re not focusing on what happened when they were a kid, what their parents did or didn’t do to or with them, what happened in the past to upset them. They focus on what’s going on now, and then they celebrate it by being present enough to enjoy it. I can’t tell you how many parents I see that let these precious moments of their child’s life slip by as they focus on updating their facebook status instead of playing with them. There are amazxing things happening right now…be there, and smile as it happens
4. Not concerned with money
I’m not saying that happy people don’t care about money. We live in a world where money is essential to do many things, pay bills, etc. However, happy people are not focused on what money they have, what money they don’t have, or what bills are or are not getting paid. If you have enough money to live and fullfill your “needs”, you really don’t need much more. Unfortunately, people create an idea that they “need” a lot of “things” , and then wrap their whole lives around accumulating or paying off those things. They they create emotions about those “things”. After that, they focus on accumulating more and more money..just in case they will “need” more things in a future that they don’t even know will ever show up. Interesting enough, if you have money to pay a bill..then you pay it. But if you don’t have money to pay the bill..there’s no reason to worry..it will do nothing!
5. Accepting and Understanding
Happy people spend a lot of their time accepting and understanding. When you accept that a situation has happened, then you don’t create any emotions connected to it. It just happens, and then you decide what to do. When someone is angry about something or at you, a happy person will strive and look to understand why the person is angry. People become angry, upset, and bothered because they have created a thought that this moment is not how they “pictured” it, therefore they are using the only way they know how to create their own happiness. Unfortunately, many people do not know how to deal with this frustration in any way but anger. A happy person, realizes this…and will help the upset person to connect to their happiness. When we strive to accept that things are, and that they are not done “to us”..we see that things just happen..because they are happening. When we understand that everyone in the world is striving for their own happiness…we see that there are a lot of people who don’t know that it is already inside of them.
Happiness is a goal…and the more happiness you see in your life and yourself, the more happy you will be.
If you are religious, give people your holy book.
This is your face. If you truly believe in it you are doing an amazing positive thing. You are sharing with them your face, your belief, your ideas, your life. There’s nothing more positive than sharing your life with another person.
What else could you give out?
Ask a cancer whk after treatment after treament, hospital after hospital, they just gor a clean bill of health.
Ask a person sitting in their car on the side of the road after 4 cars and a semi somehow missed them in a rush hour trafic crash.
Ask a patient that suddenly found out that the clot in their lung that gave her 24 hours to live, has suddenly dissolved.
Ask a mother and father 2 hours after the birth of their 1st, or 5th for that matter, child.
Ask a parent who was about to overdraw their account just so their family could eat, and then received their groceries paid for by a good samaritain.
Ask a downs gentleman who has only ever wanted to ride on the back of a fire truck, as he swings on the handle onthe back as it droves by.
Ask the strugling student who has to pass a class to graduate, when the teacher says…you passed.
Ask a great grand mother as she sits at a park and watches her daughter, grand-daughter, and great-grand-daughter play in the park.
Life is such a wonderful precious gift kama we don’t have to wait for some moment, amazing act of kindness, or medical miracle to realize this. Every second, minute, hour, day that we are allowed to live on this great planet of ours is a gift. A gift that has been given to us for this one moment, in order to continue on the process of creating a better world.
It’s more then obvious that since the beginning of humanity human race has become better and better and better. Every since show on the Discovery Channel called mankind showed that we were a race of violent, mysoginistic, war mongers bent on power and destruction.
However, i looked at this series in a very different way. Yes, the depiction if violence was horrid and grotesque, and probably focused on more because of the ratinga and polularity of violence. But…if you watched andr looked closely, you saw the human race constantly striving to make things better, easier, and able to help more peolple in each generation. In fact, humankinds has been evolving into a more gentile, peaceful group for years now.
Therefore, the goal of our lives is to increase the positivity and togetherness of the world population. Pay attention to the history. We have been creating new ways to.communicate and help everyone for centuries.
And you? YOU ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THIS AMAZING PLAN!
Your sole purpose is to push this amazing plan forward by helping all people and creating positive change by helping eliminate the problems of our world.
THAT is how important your life is. THAT is how important YOU are!