The POWER of a SMILE Series

12 Months of Power Thoughts
Inspiration ~ Kindness ~ Connection ~ LOVE
I love Smiles



When you think of love, do you believe you deserve it?  I think a challenge is that some people close themselves off from giving or receiving love.  They have been conditioned by someone or something else that they cannot live the bright light of a loving life…that is NOT the truth.  In that case, they are told “lies” and this blog is here to help change that. 

Conditional love is NOT real love…when someone says or acts like love depends on how you are.  Unconditional love is without expectations and is not dependent on anything; any situation or action.  Now, this is not always easy to do, but it can be one’s goal…and keep being mindful of it; forgive ourselves as we fall short and do better next time.  If someone is conditional with their love and does not have the intention of trying to live an unconditional life, then perhaps it is time to end that relationship in order to live your best life full of love. *

You are a unique and amazing person and there is no one like you.  So, choose love for yourself…just believe it and see how your life opens up to more bliss, less fear and more peace.  Choose to thrive and live with support for your greatest good and highest healing.  Live your dreams and your passion…the richness of LOVE!

I am loved, I am loving, I am lovable.  This is grounded in truth!


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, deserve your love and affection.” ― Gautama Buddha



Here are more thoughtful words and sage wisdom from Grand, Spiritual Masters throughout ages.  Love has been the major topic for centuries; the basis of our existence…and LOVE NEVER ENDS!

You have always been full of love and always will be.

Love never fails….  When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things….  And now abides faith, hope, LOVE, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE.
 1 Corinthians 13; Bible


One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.― Sophocles

Where there is love there is life.Mahatma Gandhi


Now let a new perception come to me.
Father, there is a vision which beholds all things as sinless, so that fear has gone, and where it was is love invited in. And love will come wherever it is asked. ― ACIM L#313

Enjoy yourself, spend time with your family and friends and do the things you love. When you’ve fallen in love with what makes you unique and wonderful, then you’ll be truly ready to receive more of what you’re feeling. 


If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were. ― Kahlil Gibran 

I have used this thought above, numerous times in my life when I have “lost at Love”.  And I came to believe that if the “love” relationship is to be, then I cannot ‘make it happen’ by changing someone else or myself…unless I want to become more loving. 

*It is important to keep one’s values and not give in to unhealthy, unequal, inadequate, conditional and controlling relationships.  They are not really loving…and that is what we all want and deserve…in ANY relationship.

Loving relationship ingredients


I start each day with prayer and meditation and opening up my energetic field to love, faith and continued hope.  This begins my intention for the day; each day.  To live in the present moment of the day which is when we CHOOSE our thoughts and actions…to choose love

I have found each day can be challenging within myself, with others, and about our country and our world.  When I hear, “What can I do? or There is nothing I can do?”  I believe lifting up our spiritual energy to expand our loving hearts has an amazing effect on all of our lives.  You never know who you impact.

Our egos tell us to be afraid and control situations and people, but the spirit of love whispers in our heart to love and give more…and open to receive.  If each of us lived Choosing LOVE as your daily intention, what a wonderful world this would be. 

Make LOVE your passion each day!

Happy people

Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love
–Mother Teresa

Love is the answer no matter the question!Heart__________________________________________________

SMILE and let your Awesome Attitude Shine! sunshine

Change your attitude, your stress and your life to light up the world! ST



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butterful-yellow  About the Author:

In the summer of 2018 I started “raising” caterpillars and Butterflies in my backyard (see “Backyard” Blog) and so I learned about the *BUTTERFLY EFFECT: The idea that one butterfly could eventually have a far-reaching ripple effect; the idea that small causes may have large effects in general.

I want my Blog and any place I am, to be a place where I try my best to bring peace, love and smiles; where I have my little positive influence on any person’s attitude and that the world will be a better place.  I used to think if I could help just one person, that would be wonderful. Through these past 25+ years I have been in the presence of so many amazing people to give and receive from.  I am humbled, honored and grateful.
Susan Thiem,  Awesome Smiling Blogger

This Awesome Attitudes Blog for Peace is non-denominational and non-political as it is a community to unify in kindness, respect, and compassion. This is not a replacement for Counseling or Professional help if needed, but as inspiration to increase your Awesome Attitudes for a happier, more loving life and to expand more inner peace.
May Peace Prevail on Earth

Awesome Attitudes, founded in Jan. 2018 via Attitudinal Healing.




  1. Good job Susan!
    It is obvious that you put you heart and soul into this work which I find inspirational and thought provoking. The wisdom you provide clearly comes from a depth of personal growth you’ve acquired over a lifetime of work and dedication to become the best version of yourself possible as you give back to others selflessly through your messages of love in the pursuit of peace and authentic happiness. Keep up the good work and you continue to have my full support.


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