Make it so

When I was younger I struggled with math. My mom used money and making change to help me with math and more specifically fractions. Ever since those lessons about making change I have been quite interested in money and making change.

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Change is defined as altering the state of something or making something different. Did you know that things you do every day change the DNA in your body? Here is a pretty interesting article about the type of DNA and how often it changes. Of course most of the changes we make to our DNA are small and our bodies DNA is still so unique that it can be used as an identifier but, the fact still remains that we are constantly changing.

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Change can be exciting and scary. I think most of us love routines and schedules and change to these things can “throw off” our grooves. I have had friends in retirement age take custody of grandkids, this is a big change for them and I am sure they were a little bit frightened. My friends are adjusting and now a change would be not raising their grandchild.

That word adjusting is a little misleading isn’t it? There is a lot to change. Here is another blog post dealing with change. One take away from the article from the last link for me was the concept of using change to create positive outcomes. Is this possible? I have to say yes. I have seen people change from victims to survivors and even champions just by changing their mindset. These people understand how to use their input to make all change positive.

When I was a kid I liked change more than dollars. You only had one dollar for every 100 pennies! I would much rather carry around pennies. As an adult I look at pennies as a hassle.. The penny did not loose its value I changed my mindset.

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Once you realize you have this power and start exercising it I would be shocked if you were not rewarded with some incredible results. Be positive today, change will happen and that positivity is your tool to make that change good.

What we allow

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

My step son complained to my wife about his older sister. His sister had said something sideways about my step son, some insult from an older child to a younger one. My wife let the older child now that she should not insult her brother then, my wife let the younger child know that he was allowing his sister to live in his brain rent free. She let the boy know that he should not do this.

My wife is a wise woman and this advice was wisdom incarnate. It really was.

Not everyone will be your cheerleader or your supporter, it is a sad truth that there may come a time when someone is working against you. There maybe someone who is trying to hurt you and they may try to physically hurt you but more often you will find that they will try to psychologically, and mentally harm you.

If someone can live in your mind the damage they do there is far more impactful than physical damage. We may or may not have a choice about physical damage but we do have a choice about our mentality.

Be cautious today about who we allow to impact our minds.

“I will never let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Gandhi

We should never allow anyone to walk through our minds or live rent free in our minds if they are negative and trying to harm us. We should work to help those folks and give them positive enforcement and support.