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courage commitment to begin

There are a lot of weary people out there, so tired of fighting for truth, justice, and love.  They have been beaten down at work and at home.  They have had their spirits wounded and carry that pain with them.

We live in a world where the idea of might makes right is actually rhetoric, dogged determination to crush another’s spirit, massive machinations and double dealing.   It is not enough to hurt someone, they must be conquered and vanquished as if this life were a Game of Thrones or some duel to the death scenario.

I keep hearing of those empathetic and sensitive souls, who in their idealism, have ended up trapped in lives with toxic and selfish people.  Ironically, these people want an end to conflict and will destroy themselves to create loving and collaborative relationships.  Sadly, even that is not enough for abusive or narcissistic people.  Seeing the frustration and tears, pushed to the breaking point, is actually part of the pleasure they derive.

Yet, there is great force in these underdogs.  They push themselves in silent strength and hopeful optimism that each day will be a new beginning with a desire for a more positive change in their lives.  This level of pushing at windmills, such brave and exhausting demands, coupled with determination to live their best life in all of its attendant colors, is nothing short of dynamic courage.

To each of you who begin each day afresh, keep your commitment to yourself and an improved life as a testament to your powerful efforts in a harsh world.  You are weary from the fight, but work harder than most to bring your light to others to create new beginnings for all.  Keep seeking those moments where you can breathe deeper, heal, and embrace the characteristics of kindness and compassion.  You have worked hard and you deserve them.



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making a difference_buckminster fuller

If no one else tells you that you are important, if you are greeted by dull eyes and quiet stares, if you seek to improve yourself without outside validation, if you choose to create the best for others while they may not give it in return, you are indeed that one person who makes a difference towards change that matters in the world.


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monday motivation_robert half


Sometimes we let a bad situation fester, creating a slippery slope that benefits no one.  Neither the one who fails through laziness, or “wins” by dispiriting others around them, nor the overall morale is improved.  The longer such a situation drains the spirit of an environment, the more it poisons those who would seek to improve or who have given up hope of such positive change.

How easy, and how sad, it is to kill the priceless qualities of motivation and loyalty.  Respect can be earned and embraced when shared equally.


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there comes a time to be happy

It is harder to tell ourselves the things we can rationally understand, but struggle to fulfill.  Yet, we would tell a friend that while we cannot avoid anxiety and stress, good times and bad, or unfulfilled dreams or relationships, there are no wrong answers or half packages.  One choice brings another, and another, and whatever happens, you can survive because you are stronger than the pain you have endured and committed to finding joy on your own terms.

Surround yourself with people and ideas that make you smile.  It takes strength and great amounts of energy to persevere despite it all.  But you can, one step at a time, whenever you feel ready to proceed.   You can do this.

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