Strike that match!


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Love what you do.

 You can’t do everything, but you can do anything.

 Knowledge is power.

 Self worth comes from one thing – thinking you are worth it.

We have now walked through cliché town.

As with all one liners, there is an element of truth to them. That is why they are so simple, striking and easy to remember. The trick is to apply them to your life and make use of them to your advantage.

Hey, we’ve all been there. You know the times when your life is a real downer. The times when you are so far down and it is so dark, it’s really hard to look up and see the light. The last thing you need to hear is someone handing you a one liner and expecting you to jump around for joy.

But the beauty of being a human being is that nothing stays in one place for long. Time does not stand still. Be grateful for the knowledge that you won’t stay down for long. Something will change, usually for the better – unless you choose to stay in the dark. Personally I would rather be in the light wearing sunglasses!

Here is a match for you. Strike that match and see that flash of light. You can’t control those around you, so don’t even try. What you can control is how you see the world.

I once saw an interview with Liza Minelli and she was talking about her mother. She made a comment about how her mother would look at past memories and make them happier than they really were. She stated that – they are our memories, we own them and we have to remember them for the rest of our lives – so if we want to make them happy it is our choice.

What a nugget of gold that is!

Who says that everything has to be negative and who says that we have to see it that way. Don’t focus on the things you can’t control and they won’t bother you. Focus on the good things and what makes you happy. Ask yourself what brings you joy. Do you know what it is?


How can you choose a better life if you aren’t even taking a close look at the life you lead now. You have to put some work into it. What are your needs and how do you meet them. These may be emotional, physical or spiritual. No one is going to do it for you. Take control and light that match!


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