Life keeps whispering to me, “Stay in the conversation,” but I don’t instinctively take that advice. I’m more apt to leave the conversation than use my voice; instead, hightail it out of there.Read More ALWAYS TIME FOR GOOD DISCUSSION
In this life, I’ve had numerous times where discouragement supplanted all thoughts of trudging forward, and I found myself wallowing in the failure of who I thought I was.Read More MENDING FROM THE INSIDE
I was conversing with a friend the other day, and our conversation lingered on possibility and fear.
What do we do when we have a passion for something other than what we’re currently doing? Do we take the risk and cultivate our passion? Or do we stay “safe” and plod along with what’s secure, even though we’re malnourished and laboring in monotony?
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. – Richard Bach Is this true? Am I given what I need to accomplish whatever dream rattles my bones and compels me to push forward? Some days I believe that and […]Read More POPPYCOCK!
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Continuously throughout my life journey, I have bumped up against “owning” myself as I am, in all my entirety. I have vacillated between puffing myself up or suffocating myself, all to the […]Read More THE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. – Helen Keller Feelings are a package deal, not an a la carte to pick and choose from. Each feeling allows another its expression. Just as the sun rises so must it set and allow the moon to […]Read More SILVER LININGS
Love does not dominate; it cultivates. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A breeze oscillates in the trees, moving leaf and branch, changing the formation of shade upon the ground. The air is cool against my skin where the sun is absent, and I ponder what’s lost. Love certainly isn’t. People sometimes are. Situations. Dreams. Jobs. […]Read More LOVE
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. – Nelson Mandela I woke this morning to a bramble of thoughts. Some of those thoughts were encouraging, others weren’t, and I feared the less encouraging thoughts would overpower the positive ones, which could make for an unpleasant day. To move from fear to hope is […]Read More HOPE, NOT FEAR
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. – Johnny Cash There are times […]Read More STEPPING STONES
There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose. – Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain There are so many races to participate in: careers, relationships, hobbies, politics, physical health, and so on. Fear fetters many people in many […]Read More AFRAID TO LOSE?
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill Not an easy order, I can tell you that. I can’t say I haven’t lost my enthusiasm from time to time, actually, more than I want to admit. But I can say that today I am […]Read More ENTHUSIASM SPARKS HOPE
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. – Abraham Lincoln I’m not big on effort per se, though I definitely enjoy the benefits of what effort can bring. I used to live in the fantasy of what my intended effort could reap without ever applying […]Read More GET IN THE GAME