There are many things that causea heart to hurt.It can hurt from unkind words.Disappointment and failurecan be painful experiences.Separation and losscan be heart damaging.Rejection can cause wounds.Mistakes can cause painful regret.Loneliness can bring heartache.Abuse is shattering.Even little things can cause big hurts.But when the heart hurts, even breaks,there are ways to heal it.Remind yourself that a broken heartis not a broken life.It is not a broken dream.A heart filled with pain does notdestroy your inner goodness.It does not destroy your strengthto survive.You are still whole.Remember that the human body,including a hurting heart,is equipped to heal.Allow it to happen.Don’t pick at … Continue reading HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART
In the 1968 OlympicsTanzanian runner, John Akhwari,fell during the marathon race andseverely injured his leg.Olympic officials wanted himto drop out but he refused.In great pain, he hobbled on,one step a a time.An hour after other runnershad finished the raceAkhwari managed to somehowcross the finish line.The few spectators still in thestadium rose to their feet indisbelief and gave Akhwaria thunderous ovation.When asked why he didn’t quit,Akhwari simply replied,”My country did not send me hereto start the race.They sent me here to finish.”Take a moment to reflectand ask yourself this question:”What is one really important thingin your life you want to finish?”It’s … Continue reading WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?
There’s a HOPE that liveswithin you.Draw upon it to help youdream of what can be.It’s a feeling of optimismthat something you want can be had,an anticipation that something goodwill come in the future.Even in your darkest momentsHOPE is trusting that there is lightdespite all the darkness,trusting there is healingdespite hurt and pain.It’s knowing that even in the darkest night,the stars will be shining bright.It’s trusting that after a long nightthe dawn will come.HOPE is clinging to what is possible.It’s refusing to give up,refusing to give in.A single thread of HOPE is oftenthe strongest thread of all.Hang on to it.Don’t let … Continue reading THERE’S A HOPE THAT LIVES WITHIN YOU
The Mojave Desert gets less thansix inches of rain a year, making itthe driest desert in North America.It has the usual sand dunes,canyons, mesas, and mountains.Every few years heavy rainsresult in such a wealth of blossomsthat almost every foot of sandis covered with an array of flowers.This phenomenon doesn’t happen often.The dry earth needs to be soakedby storms and warmed by the sunat just the right timebefore vibrant colored flowersemerge from nowhere and cover the desert.What a beautiful example this is of life itself.We all have those moments whenwe experience our Mojave Desert.We feel the loneliness ofthe hot dry desert.We thirst … Continue reading GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN LEAST EXPECTED — TIMING IS EVERYTHING
Prepare yourself for what will be in life.There will be obstacles…mistakes,disappointments,failures,conflict,pain,discouragement.But greater than these that will beis that which exists within you.Not what will be….but WHAT IS.You cannot measure it,for it is limitless.You cannot discard it,for it is part of your soul.If you ignite it,it will trigger your passion.If you launch it,it will take you to new heights.If you tap into it, it will burst forth with possibilities.It’s one of your most valuable possessions.YOUR POTENTIAL.Treasure it….nurture it…..cultivate it….unleash it.Whatever you do….USE IT. Continue reading YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.
Mastering others is power.Mastering yourself is empowerment.It’s futile to try and master others.It’s fulfillment to master yourself.We’ve all made bad choices in life.We’ve all had struggles and pain.But you are NOT your mistakes.You are NOT your struggles and pain.Within you is the powerto shape your day and your future.Empower your power.Own your power.Never give your power away.Never allow others to steal your strength.It belongs to you and no one else.Within you is a wonderful story.It lies waiting to be empowered.Let go of any strings that hold you backand laugh triumphantlyat all the things and peopleyou will no longer allow to steal … Continue reading EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
No matter how dark the sky,no matter how bad the storm,there’s always a silver liningwhere the sun is shining bright.But you must believe.You must believe it’s thereand look for it.When difficult times come,when life seems dark and heavy,look for the silver liningthat waits to awaken your soul.It’s there.It’s waiting.Believe that good is going to happenand it will.Even when life brings hurt and pain,you do not have to hang on to the painin order to hold on to a memory.Choose what you want to hang on toand let the rest go.Let go and hang on to the silver lining.Be comforted because … Continue reading LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING…..IT’S ALWAYS THERE