Getting old!

Today my mom turns 88 and this reflection is dedicated to her 🙂

The word for today is growing old!

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. When coming to an end it seems to go away more quickly.

Many think that with aging they are loosing energy. But when you were younger you had energy, but also more stupidity and less discernment!

Life is made up of seasons, and each season has to be lived fully! That is why we must appreciate today!

Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not come, what matters is today that brings us closer or farther from the goals that we have set for our lives! Today is the only thing that we can control.

Many live under the influence of past fear and mistakes or the anxiety about what can happen tomorrow, thus polluting the value of today!

Let us embrace with hope and anticipation the season of our life in which we find ourselves in, and rejoice in it!

Getting older does not mean how old we are or what year we were born, but how we use the best of our present.

Hope is the paint of our future over past disappointments that must be painted with our actions of TODAY!

Let us rejoice in our present and in the season of life we are in and we will be eternally young!

Guy Sottile

The word for today is Joy!

The word for today is joy!

Joy is a condition that we choose!

We choose to have joy, we do not expect it like a Manna from heaven!!

I dare to even say that a fake joy is better than a genuine depression 🙂

If we choose to have joy sooner or later it will come: it is our choice!

Here are a few characteristics of joy:

Generosity : we always choose to give because giving is better than receiving!

Be intentional in adding value to others.

Avoid what is negative and feed on the positive. If we sow the positive we will produce positive results.

Invest in worthy people and worthy things! Joy flows from the objects of our investment. If our object is valueless so will be our investment too!

Always expect the best from our day.

If we do these things, the real joy will come for sure because we have it already, we just have to bring it out!

Guy Sottile

The word for today is far-sighted

The word for today is far-sighted!

“The person of success sees ahead of others”!

Human nature leads us to react to every event and circumstance of life. From the moment we get up in the morning if the sky is gray also we tend to be gray. If we are contradicted our attitude is negatively affected and so are our actions.

If something does not go according to plan we tend to react to align everything and solve the obstacles in the immediacy.

Being far- sighted does not happen spontaneously but is the main feature of those who wish to succeed in life!

“The person of success sees ahead of others”!

The problems of today do not distract him/her from because the eyes are fixed at the finish line.

Foresight knows that the obstacles and challenges are deviations that lead us in the right path to get to the finishing line.

Foresight produces tenacity to grab the prize prepared for us and win the negativity of today.

Jesus of Nazareth, for the joy that was before him (farsightedness) bear the cross (Hebrews12 ) because it was the springboard for his resurrection!

The cross is the sacrifice and determination that every person must have to achieve the life you have always wanted to live. We all have a cross to take and big or small, it is always heavy!

The difference between winners and losers is precisely LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FINISHING LINE!

Guy Sottile

Today!

The word for today is TODAY!

The general tendency is always to overestimate the past and the future and underestimate the present!

How many times we have heard phrases like: those were that good old times! or when we have achieved what we aspire to then we will see some beautiful things happen!

Yet the past has gone and will never return, while the future may never come because no one knows when our earthly life will cease to exist!

What matters is TODAY, because what we do today brings us closer or moves us away from the goals we have set for ourselves!

Every day is a unique and wonderful gift that is given to us, we must use it to the fullest!

Every day of our life influences and prepares the next day!

What we want to become tomorrow is 100% determined by what we do today!

May your every day be the preview of what you want to become tomorrow!

Guy Sottile