Each of us faces challenges on a daily basis in our own way, sometimes in the midst of others, sometimes alone. A challenge can be dubbed the music of life, simple, hard, gentle, harsh, loving, painful, out of sync, melodic, even poetic. With challenge comes the willingness to try and the courage to accept the outcome. May the will to accept each challenge be a contagious spirit inspiring us to be the best we can be, setting an example for others as an essential part of life.
It takes courage to make your own kind of music!
Stutley Tales http://stutleytales.com/2012/10/29/magnificent-monday-24/
While we may not necessarily be excited about the snow, we will always enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra!
There are times when each of us feel we have done all we can do, we can do no more, we have reached our limits. We are tired, absolutely pooped, ready to give up, give in, settle for less.
We feel we have come to our road’s end with no branches leading in a new or different direction, no ‘y’ in the road, only a dead end. But even at the end of a dead-end road, there is something beyond.
The only blockade is that which we allow in our own minds. The voice that says STOP, you can go no further, you have reached your limits.This is the moment when you push through the things blocking your way and forge ahead.
Now, I ask you, “Have you reached your limits?”
The only limit is the one you set yourself!
The limit you set
is that of your own
whether high or low
its time will come
Within your limits
new horizons await
say never too late
Be on the lookout
ever watchful you see
for what lies ahead
is what’s meant to be
Look to tomorrow
unafraid to explore
push your limits
farther than the day before
There are times when something crosses your path or shows up unexpectedly in a message that screams to be shared. Here it is…ENJOY!
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
—Albert Einstein (Theoretical physicist, 1879–1955)
Here we are at the beginning of a new week. Are you ready? Did you awaken this morning looking ahead to a week of smiles or frowning as you face a week of dread?
Regardless you must face the day & there is nothing you can do about it BUT…
Every Monday do you count the days until Friday arrives?
Think about it.
If you rush the week trying to get to Friday as quickly as possible, that only pushes you closer to the NEXT Monday!
Let’s change the tune of Monday…instead of it being Manic Monday, what are some ways of…
Here are my thoughts on this day as I face Monday…
Why did I get out of bed? Because my bones were aching …
Why did I smile? Because my husband woke up beside me!
Let the power of Monday set the tone for smiles, NOT frowns!
What is making your Monday MARVELOUS?
You are sitting at your computer. Creative juices are flowing and you are excited at all you have accomplished in just a few seemingly short hours of morning. Excitement flows through your veins along with the caffeine absorbed from several cups of coffee…the mere sight of which reveals only dregs floating on the bottom with a few grounds clinging to the rim.
The phone rings.
A brief conversation ensues at the end of which you get up from the computer, reach for your coffee mug, then head out the door for the kitchen. You are no sooner through the doorway, or perhaps you made it all the way to the kitchen, when you stop. STOP dead still. Silence engulfs your entire being as one huge question mark becomes the only life in your aching brain…
Have you ever walked out of or into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an “event boundary” in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.
Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
Sounds pretty cool, huh?
Thank goodness for studies like this. It’s not our age, it’s that darn door!
Now, doesn’t this make you feel just peachy?
Awakenings featured Marcy @Hot Rod Cowgirl who is Riding Through Life One Horse At A Time…Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling Up Anyway! Marcy is a true American who captures America the beautiful not only with her poignant words but also her awesome photography.
You are encouraged to visit Hot Rod Cowgirl where Marcy and Wild Bill are both riding through life one horse at a time! Giddy-up! AND Whoa! only when there is no other place to go!
GO to Awakenings and join Marcy…
The journey along the rivers of life destines us toward many different shores. Along the way, choices must be made…the question at hand, this way or that? Much like the rivers that flow swiftly downstream, life glides along with ease. Then, there are those that flow against the norm making the way much more difficult. Often it is within those times of sadness and discomfort when we find renewed spirit, seek to aid those aging closest to us and face heartaches in order to experience joy.
Voyages: Life Journeys
From the moment of birth
Our true destiny is set
To travel life’s journeys
Overcoming fear and regret
One day may be somber
The next, glad instead
As each new path of life
Reaches far ahead
Voyages all through time
Touch varying walks of life
Those of understanding
As well as those of strife
From a desert oasis
To a sun-drenched island
Warm amazing adventures
Surround life like a garland
Flowers of the fields
Covering land like the dew
Could be choking weeds
Or blossoms fresh and new
Pages of life’s scrapbook
May be ragged and torn
Filled with worn images
Of the lost and forlorn
Could chapters be rewritten
Granting ways to understand?
The journeys across life’s paths
Reach out with a helping hand
Sharla Lee Shults
“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of life really takes place.”
—Barbara DeAngelis (Author, motivational speaker & TV personality. (n.d. to Present)
Journey is more beautiful than the destination http://pallaksharma.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/jouney-is-more-beautiful-than-the-destination/
Life is a Journey http://shirleymaya.com/2013/06/24/life-is-a-journey/
Transparent tiny bubbles
Those lucent little pearls
Trickle and tickle the nose
Of giggling little girls
Soap bubbles, sparkling water
Sarsaparilla, root beer
Dispense tingling sensations
Any time of the year
A twist of the wrist
Releases a soda’s fizz
Hissing and spitting
All to the tune of “Gee whiz!”
Lovely bubbly champagne
The fizz everybody knows
Launches a warm feeling
All the way down to the toes
Unique, lively, bubbling
Essence of a sparkling escape
Incites genial conversation
Leaving no room for debate
The feel of fizzy fizz
Describes life at its best—
Sharla Lee Shults
—Aughey, John H. (Reverend, author, Civil War prisoner of war, 1828–1911)