People set out on many journeys in life. Our determination dictates how far the journey is going to take us. All start with a hopeful confidence. All are going to face challenges that will help decide the direction a journey is going to move in. Sometimes things get tough and you can’t continue. The bottom line is that when it comes to your goals and dreams, the determination you carry in your heart is the number one factor in reaching a successful conclusion or not. Determination is a quality that is in each of us, and it needs to be used to be effective. It all starts with looking at our thoughts, words, and actions when it comes to completing our goals. Read more...(739 words, 5 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
Open- allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up.
I should stop being astonished. there should be a moment where I finally get it that all of the things that happen in life do happen for a reason and all I need is patience to see what that is.
The problem with me and I think many people is that we spend way too much time planning and plotting to prove how smart we are and not enough time enjoying what is happening in our lives right at this very moment. Read more...(853 words, 5 images, estimated 3:25 mins reading time)
Courage- the ability to do something that frightens one.
We all have to walk down the dark corridors of our lives and we need to call on the courage we have inside us to keep going even though fear is gripping our hearts. Courage is the ingredient that allows a person to keep moving forward, even though they are afraid of what might happen. A freedom from fear shifts a person’s energy from the negative to the positive. Courage allows you to dismiss the negative forces of doubt and fear and replace them with hope and expectation. This is all developed in your consciousness and the choices you decide to make. Recognize your fear and act anyway. There are three main fears we all need to overcome; 1. Fear of the future 2. fear of rejection 3. Fear of failure. With a shift in your focus and awareness, all can be defeated and it starts with looking at your thouthts, words, and actions. Read more...(929 words, 4 images, estimated 3:43 mins reading time)
Awesome-extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.
It never ceases to amaze me when I look at the people that I come into contact with every day in this small part of the world, just how awesome so many of them are. There are people who are kind, caring, supportive, successful and motivated to create and do amazing things. In a word they are awesome! The strange thing is that they don’t see it in themselves. I wonder if you can see that same level of awesome in the people around you? Most importantly do you see the awesome person you are capable of being? We are all going to go through times when we question our choices, the relationships we are in, or the relationships we are not in our current financial situation, or any other part of life that involves a decision. The challenge today is to look at yourself and be conscious of the potential for awesome that exists in you and it all begins with your thoughts, words, and actions. Read more...(752 words, 4 images, estimated 3:00 mins reading time)
“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t go anywhere.” –Unknown
Like everybody else in life, there have been times when I have been faced with circumstances that were not the most pleasant to deal with. There are really only two choices as to how you decide to face these moments in life. One is to act out of fear, that you may lose what you have worked for or be hurt irreparably by whatever misstep has come your way. Or you can face the challenge of the situation head on and with a courage that you will not be conquered by the events of your life and you will not shrink from them. You will come out on the other end a stronger, better person. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficultyRead more...(1966 words, 9 images, estimated 7:52 mins reading time)
The Wizard of Oz has always been a classic, because of the message it teaches. Yearly it is enjoyed by children of all ages, but because of the symbolic search, the characters embark on. The search for personal growth is one that I am very familiar, the ability to think, have a heart, maintain your courage and find a home. I think we are all looking for the same things. Here are a few things I have learned on my trip through Oz. Read more...(816 words, 9 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
I have felt most passionate and alive right now, there is nothing that could top this moment in time until tomorrow!
There are many people who will look far into the distant past for this answer or maybe dream of a day in the future that might be better or more perfect but to me right here and right now is the place where I feel most passionate and alive. Read more...(611 words, 11 images, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
I was scared to death! Petrified! White knuckle, grab a hold of something, close your eyes and scream scared of what other people would think of my writing. So much so, I really hesitated to ever show it to anyone. I had one friend who I would “let” read what I thought. They were very safe and supportive. Read more...(479 words, 29 images, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)