Motivational Monday – Determination

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Motivation Monday – Olympic Gold

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You know, I happened to catch some of the Olympic Game’s ending ceremony, & it really got me to thinking.  How did these people get here? It must have taken a whopping amount of time, effort, & perseverance for each of the participants.

The opposition, the resistance, & setbacks some may have faced along the way, yet they ALL arrived at their destination, & earned the opportunity to compete against the best of the best in their respective fields.  What an achievement!

I know most of us think that these people must be special, or have some special ability to achieve what most people just dream of.

Well, the truth is…YES, they are indeed special, but the GOOD news is…so are YOU! At the end of the day, they’re just people.  People that had a goal, & a strong desire to do whatever it took to see it pan out.

So, just remember, that whatever your goal or dream is, don’t just settle…go for the Gold!

Be the Champion in YOU. 😊

Wishful Wednesday – Keep Walking


“You learn more from losing than winning…you learn how to keep going.”— Morgan Wooten

We all have gone through ups & downs, heartache & disappointments, at some point in our lives.  We’re in a new year, but for some, it can still be a challenge.

So, my wish for you today is… Keep moving

May you be able to press thru, & not get stalled by the setbacks you may face.😊


For an extra treat, here’s an inspiring song by TobyMac that says to do just that! Enjoy! 😉

Wishful Wednesday – Be Fierce!


My wish for you today is…. To be fierce!

Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from becoming a better you. 🙂

Becoming Diamonds

 “The next time you feel slightly uncomfortable with the pressure in your life, remember no pressure, no diamonds. Pressure is a part of success.”― Eric Thomas

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as if I am being “crushed”.  I’m going through some really difficult times in my life right now, & some days are just more challenging to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  So, the other day I decided to distract myself by going to the mall, to try to get my mind off other things.  While walking around looking at various items, my eye caught the most beautiful diamond that was on display. As, I’ve stated before, I LOVE to look at beautiful things, especially things with a little bling!  I remember how it sparkled & shined…it was just amazing.

Have you ever really thought about what it takes to make a diamond?
Most of us just bask in the beauty of things, & do not really take the time to ponder about what happens behind the scenes.
To summarize, a diamond is made from carbon, which has to be under extreme high temperatures of heat & thousands of pounds of pressure in order to form.  There’s an extreme process that has to first take place before you can see the end results of the beautiful rock that draws such eye catching attention in all of its glory.
Hmm…Think about that for a moment.
– How many of you feel as if you’re being crushed under the pressures of life?
– How many of you are experiencing the high temperatures to the max?
Life knocks you down, kicks you around…& sometimes you feel like if you receive just one more notice or call with disappointing news…you will just Scream!  
Well, I am here to encourage you today, that there is a GEM inside of you! So, stand under the pressure…endure through the high temps of life.  Don’t let go, don’t give up…but go through the process…go through the fire…& come out…Finished, Polished, Shining Brightly for all to see…Show the world…       

YOUR BLING!  (Click below to also hear an inspiring song, “Diamonds” by Hawk Nelson)