You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustratrated by short-range failures.
Charles C. Noble
My family and I love to watch science fiction and or fantasy type pictures. We love to root for our superheroes and yet are intrigued by the villains that oppose them. Often these stories reinforce our wanting to believe that good will prevail. Yet they subtlety remind us that there is an element of light and dark or good and evil in each of us. Sometimes the writer shows us that the birth of a hero or villain or something in between is created by the happenstance of life. In many ways these creative, imaginative stories parallel our lives in an exaggerated form even though they are written purely for our entertainment.
We love to be entertained and it is reflected around the nation as we are in the midst of the Mardi Gras season and the beginning of the Lenten holiday. That means, especially in New Orleans, a lot of parades and masquerade parties. During these celebrations we can hide behind masks and costumes finding joy pretending to be someone or something else. Then many will take the 40 day period leading up to Easter to make personal sacrifices, change, habits or give money or time to a special cause.
I will use the spirit of Mardi Gras and the infamous masquerade parties to symbolically replace my mask or need to hide with the face of my inner hero. The 40 day Lenten journey will be used to address my inner villainous nature and make choices to operate as a real life hero. This will also be a time to assess the tools I have gained through my connection with the heroes and villains I have been exposed to in my life.
Can you believe you are a hero in the making? Do you realize this is a journey to acquire the necessary skills and to allow your inner hero to develop? Do you recognize the superheroes in your life past and present? Do you acknowledge the life lessons you have learned from those you deem as villains? Do you recall the times in your life that you have served in the role of hero and/or in the role of villain? In remembering your role as villain, did you learn the necessary lessons to operate more fully in the role of a hero? Why the challenge you might ask? Well I believe the world is full of heroes and it is waiting for us to emerge!!! It is time for champions of good to take their place. Hero arise and impact your family, your friends, your work, your community and your world!!!
Do you have a hero in you life you would like to share with us? Or, do you have your own inner hero story waiting to be heard? Share with us at drshelution.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Much Love, Many Blessings…Namaste!!! Sheila
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” Helen Keller
A whole lot of love is celebrated in this very short month. It has been dedicated as Black History month. It gives this nation an opportunity to celebrate the love and light that has been contributed to this country by African American’s past and present. We love to have the groundhog forecast a late winter or early spring. We love celebrating our President’s and all the sales their special day brings.
We especially love to acknowledge our sweethearts on Valentine’s Day. Young and old will search for the perfect way to say “I love you.” Some will use their “DIY” prowess others will part with cash or the trusty credit card. This month is especially special for me because my “kiss from God” was born this month. Happy Birthday…SheDavia we love you!!! She promptly entered our world and our lives and took her Auntie Roxanne’s attitude about birthdays to heart and made this month all about her. She shares her birthday month with her great Aunt K., Happy Birthday Aunt K. She was also born on her great Uncle Banks birthday so we are all about letting the love flow during this month.
Whatever you choose to focus on this month is totally up to you. Some of you may choose one aspect of this love month some may choose to celebrate everything. Some of your sweethearts will be spouses, significant others, partners, parents, children and pets. Its a free for all this month. The key is in letting your heart fill until your love overflows to everyone and everything you love. Thank goodness for the gazillion ideas that are on social media, the daily news and talk shows. They make it easy to find a way to celebrate the love month no matter your budget, time constraints, etc. The important thing is to have fun and be creative. Let go of any expectation for receiving and just let your inner cupids arrow hit its mark.
DrShelution wishes each of you an abundance of love. We are sending thoughts of healing, happiness and joy to each of you. My sister told me that heaven is now if you choose to receive and believe it. My cousin Vicki told me to “live” no matter what let go of fear and “live.” The love month reminds me of those wisdom words. I have chosen to live my heaven on earth with all I meet releasing and receiving love in abundance. I encourage you to do the same. Much Love, Many Blessings…Sheila
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I recently started the EOD diet – Every Other Day Diet by Krista Varady and Bill Gottlieb. The basis of EOD diet is to eat anything you want one day and the next day limit yourself to 500 calories. My first thought on the EOD diet, was no way, but I have found it was easier than I thought. I tested the EOD diet for two weeks and then went on vacation. I was very happy with the results. I returned from vacation and was able to get right back on track.
I recommend getting the Every Other Day diet book (buy it here) it gave great testimonies, case studies and menu suggestions.
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Have you found your purpose? You never know who is watching you. Does the love for what you do shine through? If your job does not bring out the best in you, ask yourself, am I in the right job? I love sharing stories from members in our Dr. SheLution community, here’s one from LaToya that she posted on Facebook, that had me thinking about my purpose. Just reading this story one could feel that LaToya loves her job (customer service) and she loves finding people and developing people in customer service. As you read her story ask yourself am I a “Jerry” or what simple steps could I take to become a “Jerry.”
This week I was excited to get started and find the best of the best on the North Shore. I’m looking for a genuine smile, a pleasant demeanor, and a positive atmosphere created by the staff. Why? Simple. That’s what I want in my store. I’m determined to seek out the best and snatch them up to build a great team. After two days of heavily recruiting, I was tapped out. Store after store (0ver 75), I shopped around and experienced the exact opposite of what I was looking for. I decided to take a break and go through my emails. I plopped down on the first bench that I could find. As I was sitting in the middle of the mall, I looked up. There was a gentleman smiling, moving quickly, and pushing a vacuum. He looked at me, smiled, and said, “Hello ma’am, how are you? I replied and he told me to have a great day. I continued to watch him walk through the mall and engage with others.
As he started to turn the corner, it hit me! JERRY, Jerry is my guy! I want a Jerry on my team. I jumped up and started running through the mall (sight to see). I see Jerry, and he’s going to turn another corner into a private hallway. What do I do? I start yelling. “Sir, Sir, excuse me!” He turns around with a smile, “yes ma’am, how can I help you?” After running through the mall, I am pretty sure I looked like I had an emergency, or slightly crazy. What I found out was no surprise. Jerry loves his job as a custodian and he enjoys helping people. I explained to him why I was running through the mall and gave him my card. Jerry’s smile got even bigger, he was flattered. He explained to me that this was his mall to keep clean, and he enjoyed it. It was a very nice of way of telling me thank you, but no thank you. I immediately realized that the purpose of me hunting Jerry down was not to offer him a job, but to remind me of numerous things…
Think on it. Jerry loves his job. Jerry has found purpose in his job. Jerry is the face I will see every time I think of a custodian. Are you that same person in your job? Do others seek you out? Are you complaining or encouraging? Are you smiling? When you see a crazy lady running after you, do you smile and wait on her? Or do you run?
The interaction with Jerry truly made my day! I am a “Jerry” as well. I just needed a reminder!
God Bless You (In Joel Osteen’s voice), Have an awesome week! Be a Jerry!
Dr. Shelution can help you transform and find your purpose. Contact us today for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.drshelution.com Thanks LaToya for letting us share your story. If you have a story, let us know, we want to share it.