Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Sunday, December 31st, 2017

    Good Pain

    Is there such a thing as “Good Pain”?  Is there such a thing as good physical pain and good spiritual pain? It’s an animal instinct to avoid pain, however human beings often make  choices that reach beyond instinct, choices that promote growth. How we respond when we are confronted with purposeful pain is a good […]

  • Saturday, December 30th, 2017

    My Good Friend

    Have you ever lost touch with a good friend? We all ahve at one time or another. This is my story… A few years ago an old friend of mine returned to my life. We embraced. We laughed and eventually we cried. And in the time since our reunion we have had great days, exciting […]

  • Friday, December 29th, 2017

    That’s Tempting

    How will you face temptation  today?  Temptation is always lurking. The temptation to eat, drink, buy, say or do what feels good now without a  thought of the consequences for later. For me, there is temptation in taking advantage of a situation when I think nobody is looking. For me, temptation is “doing the next […]

  • Thursday, December 28th, 2017

    Ten Ways To Make It A Great a Day…..

    Consider these question as you begin your journey today. 1. How can I exercise good character today? 2. What problem am I grateful to face today because it will encourage me to make a positive change in my life? 3. If I have the choice, would I rather be right or happy today? 4. How […]

  • Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

    Tommorow is a Mystery

    Where do you place your energy? Where are you best served, placing your energy in the mystery of the future or the reality of today? I always find myself returning to the philosophy that teaches me to live one day at a time, one hour at a time or simply one moment at a time. […]

  • Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

    A Special Gift For You

    If this is your first visit to personalpause.com, welcome.  If you are a return visitor welcome back. Please read on. Most of us appreciate receiving a gift, a present without strings attached, something we can then call our own, something we can put in our personal “treasure chest”.   How about giving such gift, a present […]

  • Monday, December 25th, 2017

    Archives

    Let today be a day you click on the “Archives” link at the top of this page. Pick a random date or dates from the past year and read it’s passage. Maybe it has a message that will resonate for you. Remember your mindful pause. HappyNow…

  • Sunday, December 24th, 2017

    Serenity Checklist

    Do you have a “Serenity Checklist”?  Consider these suggestion as you begin your day: Am I doing too much at one time? Do I have an unfulfilled expectation of this situation? Am I afraid of something? Am I trying to be perfect? Am I taking care of my body to the best of my ability? […]

  • Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

    Adventure

    Today’s adventure begins with you. Your adventure is in the way you look at things.  It is the mental stance you take as you travel through your day.  It is finding magic and miracle in ordinary things.  It is talking with a variety of people and discovering their inner goodness.  It is the thrill of […]

  • Friday, December 22nd, 2017

    Rocks in Your Pillow?

    As crazy as it sounds, there are many people who are more comfortable ending each day by laying their heads on  pillows of rocks than pillows of feathers. I’m sure you know people who actually seem to invite and find pleasure in pain, people who seem to hold on to anger and resentment because  it makes […]