The measure -Vince Lombardi

My Pondering

I don’t think is so much a measure of ‘who we are’ but ‘what we accomplish’. For me, it’s more important as to ‘whose I am’.

We are all dealt a different quantity and quality of cards to play the game of life. The great thing is we can improve our hand but we are measured by how we play it. How big and often we win, yes. And also how and why we play.

This is one sense of winning but not the only because there are many ways to win as there are many different definitions of success.

My A-Z x3 Power Words

A – Align 🎯 Action 🙌 Attitude ☀️

B – Believe 🧠🫀 Be brave 🎖️ Be still 🧘‍♀️

C – Consider others 🧏‍♂️ Care self & others 🪢 Conquer self 🫵

D – Dream big 💭 Discipline 🏆 Do it 🎰

E – Engage 🫱 Encourage 🌠 Empower 🔑

F – Focus 🧿 Forgive 🏳️ Forever 🌌

G – Give first 🫴 Go fast 🚀 Great God 🌄

H – Hope floats 🚢 Honest always 🛤️ Help out 🫶

I – Instruct 👁️‍🗨️ Inspire 🎁 Indivisible 🔒

J – Joyful always 👍 Jam on 🎸 Judge wisely ⚖️

K – Kindness 🙇‍♂️ Knock 🚪 Know thyself 🪞

L – Love God & people ♥️ Like it, Lump it or Leave it! ✅💹❎

M – Mindful 💡 Meaningful 🗽 Magnetic 🧲

N – Not neglecting 🙆‍♂️ Not now 💁‍♂️ NO! 🙅‍♂️

O – One 🎟️ Onus 👷‍♂️ OnGuard 👮‍♂️

P – Ponder 🔭 Purpose 🛠️ Prepare 🧼

Q – Quick but not hurried 🛩️ Quiet-time 🏝️ Quality 🧰

R – Repeat what works 🏭 Realize reality🔬 Renewal 🎨

S – Seek good 🧩 Steadfast 🚛🏎️ SuperHero in everyone 🦸‍♂️

T – Time Management ⏰📤 Timeless ♾️ Terrific 🎉

U – Understand 📡 Universal 🌌Unusual 🪅

V – Vision 🔭 Values ⛓️ Variety 🤹‍♀️

W – Wonder 💭 Walk-humbly👨‍🦯 Why

X – X-spot 🪚 X-ray vision 🩻 eXtra

Y – Yes! Yearn 🛎️ Yet 🕰️

Z – Zealous 💯 Zorro ⚔️ Z’s rest 💤

My Pondering

I encourage you to make your own A-Z x3 list. Maybe mine will inspire you. Pick one power word per day and put create a pop-up reminder each day 3 or 4x per day.

After all, in large part…we become what we think about

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.”

Proverbs 12:25

My take: We eventually become what we think about. Junk in, junk out and vice versa. We humans, as being created in the image of God, have been imparted with some amazing resources and abilities such as free will, imagination, creativity, eternal longings, mental comprehension, feelings, and much more. Yes we need to be reality based but isnt it wise to focus on the input of positive thoughts and good words? Are we going to allow circumstances to rule us or shall we use these resources for the greater glory of God and the good of others and ourselves?

Action words: Anxiety weighs, good word makes glad

My prayer: Lord, as your prophet Jeremiah tells us, ‘your plans are to help us, not harm’. Help me to help myself by inputing good word consistently, starting with Your Word, the Bible.

By Kirk Booher /