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Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

How to Start Over When Things Fall Apart

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way you had hoped. No matter how much you plan, prepare or pray, the unexpected can strike – and strike hard.

When then happens you have two choices:
1. You can give in and give up, or
2. You can pick yourself up and start over.

Life doesn’t come with a guarantee, but it does come with this promise: When things fall apart you can take comfort in knowing there’s a plan for your life greater than you can imagine.

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Allow this promise to fill you up with love, faith and hope. And allow this promise to give you the strength to start over when things fall apart. Here’s what I do when the unexpected strikes…

… look into the eyes of my children and seeing love looking back at me.
… feel my wife’s gentle touch and allowing it to tell me I will never be alone and I will always be loved.
… know there is art in me; and it is beautiful.
… tell myself everything will be alright.
… remember it’s never too late to start over.
… hear the truth – a truth that tells me I am enough because God says I am enough.
… understand batting slumps don’t last forever.
… write these words across my heart: I am a secure, confident, self-loving man.
… save some Grace for myself.
… watch the sunrise and knowing Life, our guest, is on its way.
… keep my eyes wide open to what He is going to do next.
… see what’s good in me.
… smile, laugh, and not taking myself too seriously.
… appreciate the good times and not over thinking the bad.
… listen to my inner voice and doing what it’s telling me to do.
… allow good things to happen.
… acknowledge what’s true; what’s a lie; and what needs to be changed.
… dream anything I want.
… need little and wanting exactly what I have.
… learn to erase the voice that tells me I will never win.
… realize my heart’s true desire is happiness.

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About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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