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Keep Going

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 It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

Good morning!  Happy beginning of the week!  I just want you to know that I am here for you.  I am your biggest fan!  You can do anything you want ~ take baby steps ~ but don’t stop!  Just keep going!  Your ‘to do’ list of goals is ready to be crossed off, one action at a time!  Let’s begin, on your mark, get set, go!

Shine On!

xo

Believe in Yourself

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“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting
challenges, and I believe in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

Happy Monday!  I believe in you!  Remember I”m your biggest fan!  

Shine On!

xo

You Could Not Fail

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“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Robert H. Schuller

My mom watched Robert Schuller and his Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral when we were little. In fact, I visited his place in California many years ago as I had longed to see that Crystal Cathedral on a clear blue sky day ~ and I was blessed to be able to do it!  ‘God Loves You and So Do I’ is a phrase I remember hearing from him and I always found such comfort in it.  As far as tv evangelists go, I always felt like he was one who just loved everyone and thought that by love, things could me made better.  At least that’s how I viewed him as a child.  And I must say that when I was a child and even now as an adult, I liked that in an adult figure ~ kindness, gentleness and giving of loving support.  It’s what I try to emulated myself as far as my children go.  There will be plenty of others whom they may encounter who won’t be that way, but here, at home, it’s how we behave.

I’ve found that there’s no need to spank or be violent here even though I was raised in a spanking house.  Sure, voices are raised occasionally here, but they’ve never known the sadness, the hurt, the humiliation nor the emotional and otherwise scarring of violence.  There’s never even been a grounding as such.  Sure, there have been time outs (for them as well as for me!) and there have been privileges removed for a day or two when needed.

But we’ve relied on encouragement, praise and love here.  They’ve known the encouraging “You can do it!  Just try and try again!  We believe in you!” theory of parenting which otherwise was sometimes lacking in my childhood.  I’m not complaining nor am I asking for sympathy.  I’m just saying the truth.

So imagine if you were given that gift of “You could not fail!” in your life!  Imagine the wondrous, remarkable deeds you could accomplish ~ the inspirational successes that would be yours to share with the world ~ the imaginings that you would create to better the world at large!  The skies and beyond would be limitless!

So today, I want you to feel that supportive and loving embrace and to know that I believe in you.  I”m your biggest fan.  I believe you can do anything!  You can accomplish everything!  So let’s go out and do it!  Come on, hold my hand…I’ve got you!  Now live your life the way you want!  You are loved.  You are successful.  You are important.  You are blessed!

Shine On!

xo

Instant Emotional Upswing

80702943_What’s your instant emotional upswing?

Have you ever experienced an instant emotional upswing?  The experience of intense joy that changes your mood/outlook in a moment?  Can you remember the last time you felt this ~ and can you replicate it?  Can you feel that emotion again and again when you need it?  Can you call to mind that upswing and swing out of a dark mood at will?

What was that moment for you? 

Mine was a recent one when a friend said to me, “I will help you,” and it was in that exact second that the intense ball of fear/insecurity/sadness/darkness which had settled in the center of my chest melted away in an instant.  One minute I was completely feeling overwhelmed and the next minute (audible finger snap) just like that, it was gone.  POOF!  Erased, as if it had never been there in the first place.

Why is that?  Those words are ordinary.  They aren’t anything provocative or medicinal.  Or are they?  The fact that someone whom I trust, reached out to say, unbidden, “I will help you,” is extraordinary, powerful and priceless.  For me, it was a deal sealer ~ it made the tasks that I was facing to feel less daunting, more manageable and less burdensome because a burden shared feels lighter.

And the funny thing is that she lives hours away by plane so it’s not as if she could truly come to my house to help me.  No, not a chance.  But what she could do, and what she did, was to be there for me.  To be supportive, to be encouraging, to praise, to ignite the fire and passion which I had hidden.  To fill up my enthusiasm meter when it was lagging and to refill the confidence which I had lost.  It wasn’t that she was approving of what I was doing so that I was getting that child-like parental approval.  Oh no!  She was using her peer-like enthusiasm, her cheerleader friendship which virtually shouted, “yes, go for it” as I went about the tasks at hand.

Knowing she would stand by me, next to me, hand and heart at the ready should I fall, made all the difference…and it still does.  It made an Instant Emotional Upswing in my life.  I am ever grateful for our connection and I am blessed to have you in my life.

So if you should need a cheerleader, an enthusiastic “Yes, you can!  Go for it!  Woo Hoo!” friend in your life, just know that I’m here for you.  Heart at the ready and friendship available.  I am your biggest fan!

Shine On!

xo

P.S.  David Kanigan over at lead.learn.live  wrote this phrase in his blog awhile back and I just jotted it down.  I apologize for not being able to tell you the exact post in which he wrote about it nor how he, himself, used the phrase.  I only know that it stuck with me and was my inspiration for today’s post.  Thank you David.