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Eight Choices You Can Make Today That Will Change Your Life Forever by Chris Widener

The direction of our lives is determined by the choices we make every day. They accumulate and add up to our ultimate destiny. Here are eight choices you can make—choices that will create for you abundance and prosperity in all areas of your life.

1. Choose to grow personally. This sounds simple but many people only wish to grow personally. They never choose to grow by taking action, such as actually exercising, saving more money, etc. Make a decision today to be a person who is on the never-ending journey of personal growth.

2. Choose to always treat others right. We come across all sorts of people, many of whom will treat us poorly. We can choose to treat them right, no matter how they treat us. When they lie, we will tell the truth. When they cheat, we will play by the rules. We may get the short end of the stick sometimes, but in the long run we will win. And most important, we will be able to sleep at night.

3. Choose to break a bad habit. Take the biggie first. Tackle it head on. If you don’t know what it is, ask a friend. Then spend every effort you can to break that habit. Forget about the others, as you will get to them later. Stop smoking, get out of debt, lose your excess weight. Exercise the power to choose!

4. Choose to work smarter. Many people I work with feel like they are out of balance. One of the first things I do is try to find out how much time they are wasting at work, which makes them work longer, which throws the rest of their life into chaos. Getting your work done by diligently working in the time you have will free your life up extraordinarily.

5. Choose to see your work as a way to help others, and not a way to make money. If you put your heart into helping others, the money will most assuredly come. Spend time helping others grow and your finances will grow with it.

6. Choose to become balanced spiritually, emotionally and physically. Our lives are best when we have these three major areas in balance. Spend some time cultivating your spirituality, becoming emotionally healthy, and physically fit.

7. Choose to sow more than you reap. There are many takers in this world, but our lives will be better as we become givers. The world will become better as we become givers. Give away your time, give away your money, give away your love.

8. Choose to get home for dinner more often. The family is the most important group of people you will ever belong to. Make a decision today to grow in your relationship with your parents, siblings, spouse and children. This one choice you will never regret.

One of my favorite quotes: “The history of free men is never written by chance, but by choice; their choice.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower

—Chris Widener

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“Faith is Living”

I love this amazing song by John Waller!!!

I wish I could see just three steps in front of me
But the lamp unto my feet it only moves when I take a step
And believe Your word to me Lord, You have a history
That proves You’re worthy of my faith

It’s the evidence of things I cannot see
And Faith it’s the confidence that You are holding me
It’s stepping out, it’s breaking through
All my doubts and all I thought I knew
’Cause you’ve never lived until you’ve lived
(By faith)
You’ve never lived until you’ve lived
By faith

I want to be a man like Abraham
[ John Waller Lyrics are found on http://www.songlyrics.com ]
He went to a foreign land ‘cause You said go
He trusted You by faith
Of a tiny mustard see to mountains we can speak
Believe and move them by faith

You are who You say You are
And You will do what You have promised to
And I believe

You’ve never lived until you’ve lived by faith
You’ve never lived until you’ve trusted grace
You’ve never lived till you lay it all down
So come and live, faith is living

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Happy Birthday to Me

My birthday was this past Sunday, and when my husband asked me what I wanted this year I told him I could really use a netbook. I am constantly needing to look things up when I’m out during the day, or when I’m traveling. I have a Blackberry, so that covers most of what I need to do, but sometimes I need to get on Arbonne’s site and place an order and my Blackberry hates the flash on their site. It also hates the webserver for one of my email accounts, so I have to manually check that account. I was also wanting something that I could take with me when I’m meeting with new consultants to show them the info they need, without having to carry a stack of papers with me. (I drain ink cartridges in nothing flat). So, I ordered my new computer, and it will be arriving tomorrow. I’ll post when I get a chance to play with it. I’m hoping it will work for quite awhile and not get a virus. I have an iMac for home, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had to mess with the whole virus scan stuff. I bought some really cute accessories for it as well.

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I received a gorgeous fall table runner from my Grandma Katie for my birthday. I also bought myself a new journal to use as a prayer journal.

I will post again tomorrow after I get the new netbook. I am hosting a Beijo Purse Party tomorrow, so it will be after that. I’m hoping I have a good turn out so that I can get a free purse from the Beijo Representative!

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