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5 Simple But Powerful Messages You Want to Keep Top of Mind Today

“It doesn’t take much to make each day better, but it does take intent”.

This saying is one of my all time favorites because it really is so true that you can literally improve how you experience everything simply by choosing how you move through the day. I think the reason I love this saying so much is because for far too many years I used to go through my days on autopilot – jumping from one thing to the next and just reacting to the myriad of things that came my way. I was the farthest thing away from being thoughtful about how I moved through the day.

It used to be so frustrating because I knew how I wanted to feel as I moved through the day. I wanted to have a great peace of mind and not feel frazzled. I didn’t want to overreact or worry about things unnecessarily. I knew I wanted to really live in the moment and enjoy the experiences that came my way. But, there were so many days when that just wouldn’t happen.

I finally learned that knowing what you want is really only the first step. You’ve got to choose to take action, make changes and do everything you can day after day get to where you want to be. You’ve got to Live Today Better than Yesterday and continually take steps in the right direction.

So, it became obvious to me that I was going to have to be a lot more thoughtful and literally choose to move through my day differently by keeping the right things top of mind.

For those of you that are a part of the Possibility of Today Facebook Community, you see the thoughts I am having everyday. I discovered some time ago that one of the best things I could do was make certain I kept the right types of thoughts and lessons top of mind. It just helps keep me focused on the right things and more thoughtful as I move through the day.

And, I am hoping you will join me if you haven’t already because focusing on the right thoughts really does make each day better. Please Click Here drop by and join the Facebook Page.

Here are some of my favorite message from the past couple of weeks.

5 Simple But Powerful Messages You Want to Keep Top of Mind Today

#1 “Every experience has shaped you, strengthened you, and set you up to take advantage of the future in a new and improved way.”

#2 “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

#3 “Some say you made your bed now you have to lay in it. But I say, “Let’s change the sheets and try again.”

I really loved this one shared by Zen Mama and created by Always leave em’ Laughing.

#4 “When we are facing the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen….There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.” ~Patrick Overton

 #5 “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future.” -Earl Nightingale

Live Today Better than Yesterday.

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  1. 1

    You are rockin it, Sibyl. Love all these. Thanks. Take CARE.

    Al

  2. 3

    Great post, Sibyl. Keep up the good work!

  3. 5

    Awesome post Sibyl. Its amazing how few words can pack a punch. Thanks again!

    • 6

      Hey Nadia: I am so glad you liked the post and thanks for taking the time to comment. I always appreciate the feedback:) It is good to know that the power of the message still comes through in the few words:)

  4. 7

    Sibyl,

    What a wonderful post and such positive inspiration. I hope all is well with you! Take care!

  5. 9

    These are great quotes, Sibyl!

    I particularly liked Emerson’s quote: “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Like I recently said elsewhere, anger does us more harm than those we’re angry at. Our lives here are so tremendously important. And every moment wasted in emotions that are self-defeating, we undermine opportunities to live outstanding lives of happiness.

    Thanks so much for these reminders!

    • 10

      Ken:
      Thanks so much for the comment and for dropping by. That Emerson quote is one of my favorites as well:) I do agree with what you said about wasting time on self-defeating emotions. It really is about moving on and moving forward:) Thanks again for the comment.

  6. 11

    Walking, laughing, clinking coins in my pocket with my future in front of me (1) around an unknown corner (4) I collided with a lady carrying her just cleaned sheets. This set all flying and landing on top of our heads. The lady so wisely saw and heard (2) my change fall out onto the ground, to which she politely asked to exchange dollars for coins to re-wash (3) the soiled linen . It was within a minute with smiles on our face we both apologized while gathering up coin, sheets, and selves. With dollars, coins and smiles exchanged we started happily on our way…(5)

    Have a terrific 4th of July Sibyl *************

  7. 13
    jenni shinn says:

    Thank you, Sibyl, for these reminders of inspiration!

  8. 15

    This is a “book mark it and read it every morning” kinda post, Sibyl! One of my mantras is “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. And I love the quote about the bedsheets! So exciting to have the choice to make our lives happy, isn’t it?

    :-) Thank you for an uplifting post!

    • 16

      Hey Vidya:) I am so glad you like it. That Emerson quotes is totally one of my favorites as well:) Thanks again for the comment and thanks for dropping by.

  9. 17

    *Love* this Sybil, especially #4 ~ that quote always makes me smile. Maybe I just love the idea of being able to fly. :-)
    Elle
    xoxo

  10. 19
    Ayeisha says:

    Thanks Cybil! Definitely going to keep these quotes in mind everyday! I just liked the facebook page!

  11. 21

    Hi Sibyl,

    Indeed the choices we choose to make in our lives, even simple daily choices, are important. It is these choices that will determine the actions we take, which in turn will shape the lives we lead. As you rightly point out, we have to give our choices much more careful thought that we realize. Every choice we make is important even if we are not fully aware of its true implications.

    Of the 5 simple but powerful messages, I like #1 best.

    It is true, every experience we face in life is important. Each experience will certainly shape us in some way even if we are not aware of its full effect. We have to seize each moment and experience and make a conscious choice to turn it to our advantage. Only then will we live the lives that we really want to live.

    Thank you for showing us how to live today better than yesterday!

    Irving the Vizier

    • 22

      Hey Irving: How are you? Always great to hear your thoughts. I love what you said about each experience shaping us even when we aren’t aware. It really is so true. I think once I realized that — everything literally shifted:) Thanks Irving for the comment and for dropping by.

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    Bill Manewal says:

    Thanks for the reMINDER to live with mindfulness! Here’s one:

    “I am just here. I see the leaves fall in spite of my noisy chattering mind. And at the same time I can hear the birds pecking on the roof of the zendo because this person, this dharma, as it is, includes everything. It’s a way of being that is soft and flexible, and so generous. This is the magnanimous life!” – Jakusho Kwong

    • 24

      Bill: Thanks for the comment and thanks for sharing that amazing quote from Jakusho Kwong — I totally love it. There really is nothing better than being in a way that is soft, flexible and generous. Totally beautiful. Thanks for sharing that statement Bill.

  13. 25
    Tai Alphred says:

    I JUST started reading the Above and I am already SOOOOOO EXCITED to follow Your Inspiring Way of Life!!!!!
    THANK-YOU!!!! xoxo

  14. 27

    Hi Sibyl,
    Thanks for putting together this great post. My favorite quote among the five is. Reminds us to forgive and forget, and to let go off our negative emotions. Only then, we will attain happiness!

    “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • 28

      So glad you liked it Jesslyn. That quote is one of my favorites too:) Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

  15. 29

    Sibyl, I look forward every day to your latest articles. They are always positive & seem to be just what I need that day and remind me to focus on the positive & not get bogged down with the constant negativity around me. You help more than you know! Thank you!!

    • 30

      Thank you Terry:) You help me by taking the time to drop by and leave a comment. I really appreciate the feedback. I am so glad you are enjoying the page:)

  16. 31

    Nice