ugly thoughts show on your face“I watch my thoughts, I watch my monkey mind. If you carry around anger and ugly emotions it will show on your face.”  — Andie MacDowell, The New York Times, July 14, 2013, p.17, Arts and Leisure section

Watch your thoughts. Right after a good night’s sleep, watch your thoughts was MacDowell’s best beauty tip. A L’Oreal spokeswomen since the 1980’s, MacDowell evidently knows of what she speaks: at age 55 she is described as “just an eye-crinkle away” from her Calvin Klein modeling days.

Watch your thoughts. Direct your focus. Take charge, create the life you desire, begin the process of living your dreams. You may be challenged at first to control the thoughts that come to mind but you can certainly control the thoughts that stay in mind.

You are the programmer. Your thoughts are powerful, if you knew how powerful you would treat them with more care. Thoughts create. Thoughts create emotions, emotions create actions, our actions impact our reality and thus the tapestry of our lives is woven. What we focus on expands and thoughts held in mind attract/create in kind.

Release your brakes, align your energy, begin anew each day; your best life awaits you.

Closing quotes:

“As a Man Thinketh in His Heart so is He.”  —  James Allen; 1864-1912

“What you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.”

“As the fletcher whittles his arrow, so the master directs his thoughts.”  — Buddha: 563-483 B.C.

“We are punished not for our anger but by our anger.”