Wishful Wednesday – Progress

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“Some quit due to slow progress…never grasping the fact that slow progress is still progress.”

I don’t know about you, but…this topic so resonates with me when it comes to certain areas of my life.  It’s already summer…the middle of the year, & there are so many things that I have yet to accomplish & complete.

So, my wish for you today is…..Keep going

Like most of us, we want to see results like yesterday…but some things just take a little more time to pan out.  So, keep it up…stay with it…your desired result may be closer than you think. 😊

Motivation Monday – Family

Having just celebrated Father’s Day, just a sweet reminder to relish 😊

Wishful Wednesday – Letting Go

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 “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”― Will Smith

 

There will always be someone in our lives, that will greatly disappoint us, or betray our trust.

So, my wish for you today is ….. A healed heart

May you have the ability to release it, & to healthily move on.

Motivation Monday: Summer Is – Poem

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Motivation Monday – Growing Pains

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As much as I love to try & experience new things, I really seldom like to feel like I’m not in control when it comes to certain areas of my life. I’d like to share my thoughts with you in case some of you can relate. 🙂

 

If something appears too stressful or difficult, I tend to shun or shy away from & avoid it as much as possible.  I suppose this is a natural reaction.  A lot of people don’t like to feel out-of-place or out of sorts when it comes to learning a new skill or meeting new people. I have struggled immensely with this, although I think I have improved a lot over the last few years.

I remember back when I was in high school, I took a drama class & was given a scene to carry out in front of the class.  I said my lines with emotion & conviction & was praised overwhelmingly by my teacher at the time.  She also suggested that I try out for a stage play that was coming up, per she felt I was, “that good”.  I remember my exact thoughts…sure, I performed in front of the class & that was scary enough, but on stage? That would be a nightmare!

I wasn’t very talkative, except around my close friends, so the idea of standing in front of the entire school was just TOO much to handle. I immediately tried to make excuses as to why I didn’t think I would be able to follow through & do it, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer & practically drafted me into doing the play.

 

Long story short, I was great! I received a standing ovation & basically everyone in the school knew my name afterwards.

 

I  often go back to this memory to get out of my own way when faced with a current new challenge that feels “overwhelming” to me.  Although I still try to sometimes “make excuses”, I’m realizing that some of my best experiences happened after I was willing to step out & try something different or look at something differently.

Yes, life can be disappointing at times & very painful, but also during these times, I think our best selves are being shaped & carved during the process & if you allow it…can eventually blossom to something beautiful. 😊

Wishful Wednesday – In The Moment

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“Slow down & everything you are chasing will come around & catch you” — John DePaola —”If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment…live in the breath”— Amit Ray

So, my wish for you today is…. Live in the moment

Life is hard enough, so don’t spend ALL of your time worrying & stressing about tomorrow…or what you’re not able to do right now.  Do what’s within your ability…& then let it go…release it, don’t keep obsessing over it.  Learn to un-plug. Take walks, relax your thoughts, make it a priority to find something enjoyable in each day. 😊