We are shaped by our thoughts. When our mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. The secret of success and happiness is when we put our hearts, minds, and souls into even our smallest acts; not dwelling but only learning from the past, and concentrating on the present moment. When we let our soul smile through our hearts, our hearts smile through our eyes, we could scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.

A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don't be the reason you don't succeed.

I have learned that no other teacher but our own soul can make us spiritual because we grow from the inside out; that our character cannot be developed in ease and quiet; but only through the experience of trial and suffering that our soul can be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Perseverance and persistence, in spite of all the obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities, distinguish the strong soul from the weak.

I have also learned that true happiness is an inner quality. It is a state of mind when we are at peace even we have nothing else. Even though we have everything the world can give, like pleasure, possessions, power and the like, if we lack peace of mind, we can never be happy.

To your mind be gentle. To your life be honest. To your heart be true. To your soul be kind.

The fountain of youth is our mind, our talents, the creativity we bring to our lives and the lives of people we love. When we learn to tap this source, we accomplish something essential and beautiful. Whatever we are waiting for, whether peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance, will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive them with an open and grateful heart.

The truth is, we will never know all there is to know about how to live happily and abundantly, just as we will never know all there is to know about ourselves. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to treat our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candor, honesty, love and kindness.

Life is one big road with lots of signs and directions. So when we are riding through the ruts, let us not complicate our mind but run away from hate, mischief and jealousy; not bury our thought but put our vision to reality; wake up, live, and strive to cherish our visions and our dreams as they are the children of our soul, the blueprints of our ultimate achievements.

By Tim Pedrosa


Remember to take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of  your words when you are with people. Stay positive. The things you're waiting and hoping for, tend to arrive at the most unexpected moments.