Lifted by Love

July 26th, 2010

In 1982, Rick Crain, weighing 165 pounds and after years of serious training set a world record of lifting 716 pounds. The lift took about 7 seconds. On April 14 of that same year Angela Cavallo in her fifties, with no training whatsoever, lifted approximately 1800 pounds and held it for a least five minutes.
As reported by Associated Press, Angela’s son Tony was working on his 1964 Chevy Impala when the jack slipped and pinned him under the car causing an immediate black out. Realizing that her son would die if something wasn’t done immediately, Angela grabbed hold of the car and lifted it four inches off her son while yelling at a neighbor’s child to get help. After five minutes two neighbors reinserted the jack and dragged Tony out. How did she do it? You see, Angela had a tremendous amount of love and a strong desire and that combination makes anything possible.
If there is something in your life that you want but it just isn’t happening you have to ask yourself “Do I have Angela’s level of love and desire?”. Don’t sit there and tell yourself that something is impossible. Don’t give up on your dream. Don’t think that the odds are against you. Fire up your enthusiasm. Fill yourself to overflowing with love and there will be no room for doubt. Remind yourself that God gave you the desire, the love and the ability to believe and all you have to do is put them together and energize them with your heart. Go ahead, you can do it!

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


Say Yes to Life

July 19th, 2010

We crave stimulation. Good, bad or indifferent, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s stimulating. If we can get emotional about something terrible in our past then bring it on. Anything is better than feeling bored. Sure we want to feel happy but if it’s not here right now we will find something that we can feel right now. We want to FEEL SOMETHING. To the non discriminating person, any feeling will do.
When we were very young the NOs were a lot more stimulating then the Yeses. The Nos made us get upset and even cry but , by God, we were alive and learning. Now all these years and learning later, we still gravitate to the Nos. They are still very powerful but it doesn’t have to be like that any more for you. Starting right now make a commitment to focus on the Yeses. Focus on what is going right. Focus on the blessings. Look ahead and not backwards. Find your strength and stimulation in love, gratitude and positivity. Let helping others be your stimulation too. Look in the mirror and see yourself as God sees you, wanting the best for you, wanting you to feel loved and happy. Let this be the day that started you on the YES path. Say YES to life and to unlimited possibilities. A smile and a YES and you are on your way. You can do it. Right? YES!

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


Freedom From Conflict

July 5th, 2010

There is a freedom that you should know about. It’s a freedom that you were never taught and you won’t see it emblazoned on any Fourth of July floats but it can open the door to your happiness.
This freedom is freedom from conflict. No, not wars and such but freedom from conflict in your house, in your family, in your workplace. Conflict is nothing but a game of Tug O’ War. That’s right, you pull in one direction as hard as you can and someone else does the same in an opposite direction. You wear yourself out and you accomplish nothing, nada, zilch.
Here’s the good part.You have the freedom to drop the rope. You have the freedom to be free of conflict. It doesn’t matter one iota how the other person reacts. You are not the loser because you dropped the rope so don’t act like one. You have gained mastery over the situation. You are free! You get to choose happiness for yourself right now. You get to say that your personal happiness is more important than any conflict. All these little dramas are what stand in the way of you realizing your happiness and blessings. Get rid of them! You have the ability, the freedom to choose. Only when you drop the rope of conflict are your hands open to receive more blessings. Smile and be happy now.

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride