“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Now two years into my 50s, I’m finally getting it.
50 isn’t about looking back and wondering where the time went – 50 is about looking forward and embracing the things left to do. More important, being 50 years old isn’t about wondering how to survive until the end; being 50 is about learning how to thrive right now.
With the time I l have left, I choose to thrive and live my best years. If you want to live your best years, too, consider these five ways to thrive after 50. Continue Reading This Post »
“There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it.” – Sarah McLachlan
Gaza. Ferguson. Ebola. These events can make your heart sink, like it’s falling into a well and you can’t do anything to stop it.
The past few weeks have been hard to watch. It’s been a reminder that the world isn’t perfect. But you do have a choice. You can choose to lose hope or embrace faith. Faith tells you to hold on a little longer, and a little tighter because for every ugly reminder, there’s also something beautiful.
These beautiful reminders have the power to heal, spread love and amaze. So, what amazes you? What amazing reminders can you hold on to a little tighter to help bring back more of the beautiful? What amazing reminders can catch your heart? Here are 25 amazing reminders to consider: Continue Reading This Post »
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Let today’s message inspire you to get going on that project you’ve been putting off for “someday.” Do you want to begin a new career, start writing a book, or make a personal change? Whatever is burring inside of you, start right now because a year from now may be too late. The time is now.
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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.
“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” – Unknown
My daughter goes back to school on Thursday. Emily will be a high school sophomore with a busy year planned. Over the past few weeks, she and my wife have been hitting the stores to stock up on the needed back-to-school supplies like pens, paper, notebooks and a few new things to wear.
Even though I haven’t been part of the shopping trips to get Emily those supplies, I am responsible (along with my wife) for making certain the other supplies – the really essential back-to-school supplies, are in abundance so my daughter can continue to be successful, happy and confident. Continue Reading This Post »