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We are on the precipice of a great and glorious future….. or so many commencement addresses have begun, or enticements to war.  At the start of a new job or a major life change, we stand at the steep edge of one position to make a great leap into another and untried experience.

Change can be good, yet many of us have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to leave a bad situation to head into a new unknown.  Stepping out of a comfort zone is scary even when it is good for us.  We do stay in situations that are unhealthy, unproductive, and stagnant.  Some of our best skills and inherent traits go unused because they are undervalued or underexposed.

Yet, it is scary to step off that ledge into the vast abyss of doubt, fear, anxiety, and start anew. By nature, we are optimistic that things will work out, or money will arrive, or our health will hold out, or untested faith that all will occur rightly, as it should.

Taking chances, or choosing something new in our life, tests our endurance mentally and physically.  Despite the fear, there are the brave few who leap ~ precariously, judiciously, respectfully, and forcefully, to create change.  Embracing achievement and expanding our horizons means taking that first step.  But, it can be the start of something incredible and no matter how big, starts with that first shaky step to land on the other side of optimism, and simply begin…

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These are trying times in the world with blustering and great political unrest. But, internally, we also have our days of ups and downs. We strive for the resilience to meet each day with patience and optimism, but sometimes we need a renewed faith in ourselves and others.

If you find this today, I hope this gives you a bit of strength to keep going until the sun shines again within you.



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When I need a boost of empathy and inspiration, Brene Brown is a favorite source.  There is no shame in having ups and downs. In fact, the vulnerability is more honest than a more superficial answer.  I like depth and intelligent conversation.  I like people who speak the truth and try to live it.  Rising up and trying to keep going is a strength. It is hard when you feel you are pushing through all alone, but the resilience and effort mean that you have not given up.

There are toxic situations and heartbreaking losses.  Grief, fear, anger, loss, and disappointment are real; they grab hold as they keep us teetering on the edge.

Keep going.  Honor your personal sense of integrity no matter how others behave. Speak the truth.  Remember who you are and all that you are capable of.  Don’t lose sight of the core of strength, empathy, and compassion.  We are a work in progress and hope and grace have no end.



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