Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

Show Real Love

posted by Alex Blackwell

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

The Syrian debate is raging.

Caught in the rhetoric’s crossfire isn’t the Democrats or Republicans; it’s the Syrian people who need more than an Act of Congress to help them – what they need is love; real love.

It doesn’t matter your politician affiliation, your nationality or your religious preference. All that matters is we come together to show love, real love, to one other.

Maybe if we get into the habit of showing real love, then it will create a tsunami-sized wave large enough to reach the Syrians, and everyone else who needs it, too.

The wave can get its start anywhere. It can start in the United States, Russia or Great Brittan because real love doesn’t need a passport, a visa or an interpreter. Real love just needs you and me so we can keep its power, and promise, alive forever.

We can show real love by: Continue Reading This Post »

How to Fuel Your Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.” – Mia Hamm

If you’re like me, there are some days when life feels like a grind.

Deadlines, setbacks and disappointment can zap your energy. When these days come around, it’s good to know there are a few secrets for approaching life with a more positive attitude – no matter what’s happening.

Here’s a powerful roadmap to overcome hardship and fuel your spirit, attitude and life to bring out the best in you once again. Continue Reading This Post »

5 Reasons to Get Out of Bed Early

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” – Richard Whately

I’ve always been an early riser. The habit started more than 35 years ago when I was in high school. I got up early every day to deliver newspapers as a way to have some extra cash in my pocket.

Today, I get out of bed early to write before the day becomes too hectic. My body is now hard-wired to wake before 5 a.m. Even on the weekends, I struggle to sleep past 6.

After spending a lifetime rising early, I’ve come to appreciate the early-morning quiet. It’s a sacred time for me. If you struggle to rise early, here are five reasons to get out of bed early and claim your day. Continue Reading This Post »

Believe in Something

posted by Alex Blackwell

“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

What do you believe?

What gives you hope? What makes you want to shout from the rooftop? What sets your soul on fire?

No matter if it’s your faith, your spouse, your children or your favorite sports team, when you believe in something then life seems brighter, more exciting and happier.

Here’s what I believe. I share these things from a grateful heart so you will be encouraged to believe in something, too, that will give you the same hope, peace and strength I feel everyday. Continue Reading This Post »

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