Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Put Your Thoughts on the Table

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, 
but great actions speak to all mankind
Emily P Bissell
I like to think...I really do

 In fact...
I like to think that I spend quite a bit of time thinking
I think about things that are important

and those that are not so important

But there comes a time that thinking must become a deed
Otherwise, is is like buying all the ingredients for an  extraordinary chocolate cake

And never baking a thing
That takes the cake
and that's poetiquejustis
Do not refrain from doing what is excellent as long as you are able.
Proverbs 3:27

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

You: The Visionary

I am only one, but still I am one. 
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; 
and because I cannot do everything, 
I will not refuse to do something that I can do
- Helen Keller
Do all that you can

Whenever you can

take in all of life

As long as you have breath

Deny no truth

Fear no obstacle

Say "yes" to life

and "No" to fear
Helen Keller also said
That worse than being blind
is being without vision
Look ahead!
What do you see?
and that's poetiquejustis
 Where there is no vision, the people perish:
 but he that keeps the law, happy is he.
Proverbs 29:18


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ganging Up On Yourself

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
John Wooden
Here is a little free life coaching that will go a long way
The next time you decide on something that needs to be done
Catch how often you say
"I won't do this.....
"I don't like doing that....
"That is just not my style"
Hit delete 
Now list all the things you will do
You can do
You must do
 You will do

Note: It does not matter if you "like" doing it
(and this is key)
do them
It is said that successful people are the people who do the things they do not like doing
and do them well.
and that's poetiquejustis
 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
Hebrews 12:1


Monday, October 28, 2013

Brick by brick by brick

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” 
attributed to many successful men and women

We may not  all be meant to be entrepreneurs 

But we all are meant to be dreamers
because we were all given a dream

We may not all be destined for the the cover of Time

But we all are meant to cover time with a destination in mind

Helping someone esle build their dream
 can get you where you want to be

but that means you have to know
where you want to be
Remember the words of Emerson:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

and that's poetiquejustis

                               He who works his land will have abundant food, 
                                   but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. Proverbs 12:11

Sunday, October 27, 2013

As You Wish

Be as you wish to seem.
- Socrates

We spend half of our life trying to figure out who we are

And then the other half trying to be someone else

Why not decide who you want to be

 Learn how to be that person

And be that person everyday?

You want the truth?
Truth is when deeds and actions are the same.
So live the truth
And that's poetiquejustis

Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The More You Think About it...

You cannot be brave if you have only had wonderful things happen to you
Mary Tyler Moore
No one gets it right every time
Sometimes, we need a little help from our friends
Sometimes, we just have to let go
Og Mandino said: Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity
That's the brave thing to do
and that's poetiquejustis

 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.…
James 1:2

Friday, October 25, 2013

Life on a kite string

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly
Lauren Bacall

Just because no one has done it

does not mean it cannot be done

Just because no one has thought it

Does not mean it is not a good idea

You are here for a reason

Just imagine that!
and that's poetiquejustis

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Checking your whether...or not

What seems like courage is really persistence
Barbara Gordon

Not to be overwhelmed by waves of our own making

Not to be driven down by storms that we create

Not to be forced to a halt by bridges that we burned

Or whether you

go the distance

face the storms

finding a way to the other side

That is courage
That takes persistence 
And that's poetiquejustis

Galatians 6:9  
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, 
if we do not give up.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Keeping It Real

It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality
Virginia Woolf

Inner dialogue:

"I really think I just had a great idea!"

"Yea but,..."

End of conversation

Inner dialogue
"I really think I just had a great idea!"

Self response
"Go for it!"

Now you're talking!
and that's poetiquejustis

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart 
be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It is going to cost you

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live
Anais Nin

Up and at 'em!

Out of the chair!

Out of the door!

Out of yourself!

Because It is not nice to keep life waiting

So get a move on!
Living is free
Waiting to live is going to cost you
and that's poetiquejustis

                         John 8:32   And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”