Saturday Red Session Week 3

I’m Thankful every day for My Wife. What are you Thankful for? Post Notes to Comments

Being Thankful

What does is mean to truly be a Thankful Person?  A thankful person recognizes the simple things in life, and is able to magnify these simple things so much, that he or she finds an incredible amount of joy through them.  A thankful person learns to be thankful for the hardships in their life, knowing that these hardships will only make them stronger and more capable of handling anything that is thrown their way.  A person that is thankful is open about what they are thankful for.  This type of persons continuous effort to show gratitude for the simple things in life makes others think about what they are thankful for.  Therefore, this person becomes an incredible example to all.

Being a thankful person is a wonderful attribute to obtain.  We can be thankful for the mistakes we have made in our lives, especially if we gain knowledge from these mistakes.  We can flip these mistakes upside down and turn them into something positive, in which learning from them will only make us stronger.

Once we learn to be a thankful person, life takes on a whole new perspective.  We start noticing things that weren’t there before.  Our eyes are opened up to a whole new world where things seem clearer and make more sense.  The people in our lives become more important to us.  We start putting what we value the most in our lives first.  We start recognizing our talents and full potential, knowing that we have been blessed with great opportunities. Opportunities that wouldn’t have been granted to us were it not for the adversity in our lives.

-Dustin Hawkins


Saturday Red Session week 2

Pick one and Read it – Make it Happen!!

Reading

Reading can enlighten the mind, and bring peace to the soul.  In this highly active technology world that we live in today, reading has somehow been put on the back burner.  It has become easy to get lost in entertainment, and even easier to NOT notice how dependent and lost you have truly become.

We need to put positive thoughts into our minds.  We can do this by reading and studying books that are good for the brain.  When I say good for the brain, I mean books that are going to influence your knowledge of the big picture, books that will help you to take the distant view, instead of the immediate view.  It seems that the world we live in today is full of pleasures that don’t last, and are fulfilling only for a brief time.  As we become more diligent in our reading and studying, we will develop a well rounded concept of the BIG PICTURE, which will in time help us to recognize the dangers of this world.

Reading brings knowledge, and knowledge is power.  But with that knowledge comes responsibility.  A responsibility to implement the positive insights you have learned and obtained into your daily life.  Meaning that you have the knowledge and understanding now to truly make a difference, not only in your life, but others life as well.

-Dustin Hawkins