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there was never a night that could defeat


As the days get colder, and the daylight gets shorter, we spend more time ruminating and thinking as we feel our fears in the dark.  Sometimes, we need a reminder that Morning is coming and that the Sun will rise again.

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beautiful_carole king

This song, “Beautiful,” by Carole King was written in 1971.

It is incredible that 46 years have passed! Yet, it is still a good reminder when you need to push yourself a bit more to rise and shine in the morning – especially a Monday morning.  Have a good week (c’mon, try!).


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believe and faith_voltaire




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precipice_c s lewis


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…

precipice_diane arbus



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