Monday, June 16, 2014

Do You Work Everyday?

Work is fun, safe and easy.
Being productive is inspiring, enjoyable and healthy.
I love being efficient and effective with what I do.
I respect and value those who work for a living.

Are you lazy or afraid to work?
Are you confused or simply don’t understand what to do?
Do you know how to work and truly enjoy it?
Do you have anyone to teach you how to create a Good life for yourself?

Have you learned to wait for someone to provide?
Have you learned you are unable?
Have you decided to let others do it for you?
Have you given up on having your dreams come true?

Have we become a nation of those seeking the easy way out?
Are we a people that avoid real hard work?
Are we becoming lazy and looking for the lightest  and easiest jobs?
Does anyone volunteer to help others move, clean, plant and build?

Everyone can work.
We can encourage others.
We can volunteer to help.
We can look for needs and fill them.
We can work to make our lives better.

We can work hard at school.
We can work well with others.
We can work to make our relationships work.
We can work to keep ourselves healthy and happy.

Even when we believe we are disabled, there is always something we can do.
We can appreciate those who help us.
We can learn something new each day.
We can give ourselves a better life.

We can work to maintain a positive attitude.
We can work to use good manners with others.
We can work to manage our emotions.
We can work to make each day count.

When we work hard everyday, we become stronger.
When we choose a life of ease and laziness, we become weaker.
When we want to make a difference, we work to make everything matter.
When we don’t care about anything, we stop working and stop living.

Children learn from their parents.
When parents stop working for and with their children, children stop caring.
When children stop caring, they stop working and they become weak and dependent.
Dependent parents and children stop caring about life and use anything they can to stop the pain.

Maybe it is time to demonstrate how much we value working in our society.
Maybe we can openly express enjoyment for the work we do.
Maybe we need to be thankful for the work we have and ability to do it.
Maybe it is important to be positive publicity for being able and willing to work.

Blessings to all those who work and do it with gratitude and joy.
Betty Lue

From Robert to Betty Lue this morning:
Since you’re focused on “work”, thought you might like this distinction.
It tells a lot about who you are and why you can accomplish so much.
(This is my usual “summary”)

One of the Mahayana Buddhist “paramitas” (steps to moving out of our egocentric mentality) is Vigor.
(He then compares vigor to effort—another possible translation of the same term.)
“I think “vigor” is better, because “effort” makes it sound like plain hard work!
But if we have vigor, we do not need to make any effort.
We don’t run out of energy.
If there is a sense of vigor, enthusiasm and energy, things are not that difficult.”

The paramita of vigor acts as an antidote to laziness.
3 types of laziness:
The first is laziness resulting from inactivity or lack of interest.
The second kind of laziness comes from lack of confidence.
The last kind of laziness has to do with over-activity, always being so busy that nothing gets accomplished."

Also for your Productivity and Effectiveness!
Read Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey or ask me for a 3 pg synthesis of the material to read!

From Dr. Wayne Dyer

What Do You Want More Than Anything For Your Children?

•           Value Themselves

•           Be Risk Takers

•           Self-Reliance

•           Freedom from Stress and Anxiety

•           Have Peaceful Lives

•           Celebrate Present Moments

•           Experience a Lifetime of Wellness

•           Creativity

•           Fulfill Their Higher Needs 

•           Feel A Sense of Purpose

All Adults and  Especially Parents must Demonstrate / Model:

• The ability to enjoy life.

• Be a positive example.

• Clarify what you know and how you feel.

• Be expressive (Feel–Want–Willing)

Average children do things right.

No limit children do the right thing.

Basic Principles for Building Self-Esteem in Your Children

1.         You must model self-respect.

2.         Treat each child as a unique individual.

3.         A child is not his actions.

4.         Provide opportunities to be responsible and make decisions.

5.         Teach enjoyment of life each day.
6.         Provide praise rather than criticism.

7          We become what we think about. Our thinking determines our self-image.

To Raise A Child’s Self-Portrait (Self-Image)

1.         Encourage children to be risk-takers rather than always taking the safe road.

2.         Discourage children from all self put downs.

3.         Reduce emphasis on external measures of success.

4.         Work at reducing whining and complaining behavior.

5.         Encourage excitement about everything in life.

6.         Encourage children to choose independence rather than dependence.

7.         Teach children to be non-judgmental.

8.         Encourage children to be honest with themselves.

9.         Be aware in the importance of appearance to young people.

10.       Encourage healthy thinking.

11.       Catch children doing something right. Remind them of how terrific they are.

12.       Treat children as total and complete, now.

13.       Hold them, touch them, kiss them.

14.       Listen carefully to your children.

15.       Give them opportunities to be unique.

16        Encourage their friends to “hang out” at your home.

17.       Read aloud with them at all ages.

18.       Be involved in their age-related activities.