The POWER of a SMILE Series
12 Months of Power Thoughts
Inspiration ~ Kindness ~ Connection ~ LOVE ~ Inner Peace
The Power of a DANDELION!
Some see a Weed:
Some see a Wish:
Some see a Flower: What do YOU see in a dandelion?
Do you remember making a wish or gathering a bouquet of flowers?
Some see a crawling insect:
Some see the beginning of a butterfly
…who pollinates the world’s food supply.
What is Your Perspective?
Change your Mind, Change your Life.
To See Differently. — Attitudinal Healing
We can see so much of life differently from what we were taught or have seen. Below, listen to just a minute of what Jerry and Diane (founders of Attitudinal Healing) have to say:
Fear, Change and LOVE
We have the choice of how we want to see the world. The good news is that we can learn to let go of our negative perceptions / perspectives and choose to see our lives, people, situations from a fear base to a love base. In our culture we look at changing / shifting our perspective as “wishy-washy”, as a weakness. Change can be so challenging for most of us…yet it really is a powerful strength! To change one’s perspective of an “Ex” relationship, painful disease, or disrespectful person, for examples, from hurt and anger to acceptance and forgiveness is a huge step…it’s a MIRACLE; FROM FEAR TO LOVE*.
In this Awesome Attitude blog we are studying a discipline that helps us move from fear to hope / love. This is a good thing. It helps us see the positive in all things. I support you and acknowledge you for you are studying something that helps to keep you happier, smiling, probably healthier and makes you less stressful.
FEAR – (change perception to) – LOVE / HOPE = MIRACLE
Here is a very short list of FEAR Base and LOVE Base. Making the CHOICE between which list is the way we want to live is what we need to do! Do you think that any annoyance gives you the right to act out? It takes courage to let go of that perceived right. Even if you have been taught, or the Fear base has been your habit, at any point in life you can CHOOSE to SEE Situations DIFFERENTLY and live a life with more peace of mind…which we all really want. We are looking for something to give us more inner peace…even if we are not at the level of totally choosing the Love Base yet.
*FEAR Base LOVE Base
- Anger > Kindness
- Disrespect >Respect
- Separation / Alone >Unity / Community
- Conflict >Harmony
- Criticism >Acceptance
- Weeds >Flowers
- Frowns >Smiles
The first step is to be aware of which base your Attitude and actions are in.
The second step is to have the intention to choose to change.
The third step is to pay attention and choose the LOVE base action as often as you can, over and over again until you peel back the layers of fear to the “natural” you, remembering who you really are!
I think it takes courage for us to face our challenges as spiritual people and to shift our perceptions. I think it takes great courage for us to let go of our grievances and choose differently; to choose LOVE!
THINK LOVE → FEEL LOVE → ACT LOVE
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Love is the answer no matter the question!__________________________________________________
SMILE and let your Awesome Attitude Shine!
Change your attitude, your stress and your life to light up the world! — ST
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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.