HOPE WAITS FOR YOU – BUT YOU HAVE TO REACH FOR IT

It is in the darkness of life’s heaviest moments,and in the grayness of the unknown,that HOPE seems to show up and sit there,waiting for you to grasp it,and hold it close to your heart.It becomes a single thread of strengththat pulls you out of the shadows.It becomes a beacon of light thatguides you safely to the shore.HOPE is what you havewhen you seem to have nothing else to hang onto.But you have to reach for it.And once you reach out and grasp it,everything seems possible. Continue reading HOPE WAITS FOR YOU – BUT YOU HAVE TO REACH FOR IT

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE ANYTHING THE WORLD THROWS AT YOU

Everyone has moments when they feel likethey simply are not going to make it.They feel like they’re not going to survive.When those moments come, take a good look at yourself and remember this:Here you are. You’re alive. You made it.So far you have survived everything theworld has thrown at you.You have survived 100% of everything that has happened to you.When you think about the timesyou were knocked down and suffered pain,remember….there are two kinds of pain.Pain that hurts and you allow to linger,and pain that hurts but changes you.Somehow, someway you have made itthrough all your past painand it changed … Continue reading YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE ANYTHING THE WORLD THROWS AT YOU

IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG

In the midst of all the hardships we face in life —Be it personal loss that leaves usfeeling like we’ll never get over it,like we’ll never get rid of those darkclouds that keep hanging around;Be it separation that fills our lifewith emptiness and leaves us hurtingand grasping for meaning and purpose; Be it illness that takes a toll onour mind and body and eats awaya our hope for health and well-being;Be it conflict that creates painand heartache and crushes our spirit;Be it anything that tries to defeat us,wear us down, make us want to give up —It is in the … Continue reading IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

Sometimes I get discouraged.It just happens.Things can seem to be very normal,when all of a sudden it hits.Discouragement…..without warning.It wraps its arms around me….gets a tight grip and squeezes….firmly.It holds me captive.My emotions start to swirl.I go from downheartednessto the depths of dismay…..and back again.I feel down. I want to give up…..give in.I see life through the dark glassesof gloom and despair.The dark nights get long…..and longer,like the dawn will never come.BUT…….the dawn DOES come.And the miracle of LIGHTmakes the darkness disappear.In the middle of the worddisCOURAGEmentis the word COURAGE.COURAGE is the LIGHTthat makes the darknessof discouragement disappear.It takes COURAGE … Continue reading SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

ARISE….as if you owned the dayIt’s yours.Give this day a chanceto be the most beautifulday of your life.Help today be betterthan it was yesterdayAllow YOURSELF to be betterthan you were yesterday.Search in your mind for themost positive thought you can findand focus on it.Let that one positive thoughtguide your day.Take time to look in the mirror.Don’t just look….study the person.Study until you see something positive.Form a smileand let that smile be a symbolof strength for the day.The day is yours.Don’t look for inspiration.BE the inspiration.Nurture yourself with positive nutrientsthroughout the day.Shower yourself with lots of love.Give this day a chanceto … Continue reading GIVE THIS DAY A CHANCE TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF YOUR LIFE

EMPOWER YOUR POWER – TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

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