Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

How to Start Over When Things Fall Apart

posted by Alex Blackwell

“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.

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… Continue Reading This Post »

20 Everyday Things to Celebrate

posted by Alex Blackwell

When you are working hard every day and don’t see any noticeable progress, it can feel like those major moments of celebration are few and far between. What if I told you though that you already have plenty of opportunities to celebrate success every day?

It’s all about perspective.

Here are 20 everyday things to celebrate about your life. Continue Reading This Post »

5 Simple Steps for Feeling More Peaceful

posted by Alex Blackwell

“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having peace is something that can be compared to a tranquil ocean, an amazing sunrise, or a serene forest.

Getting mental peace is not always easy, especially with the kind of fast-paced lives we have. We don’t always have time to think, let alone be completely at peace. Sometimes we need to shut down everything around us and simply breathe so we connect with our inner selves.

Once you find that mental peace, you are able to find a little more happiness and a little less anxiety. Here are five simple steps for feeling more peaceful beginning today. Continue Reading This Post »

How to Unplug and Start Connecting

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer

During a recent family vacation, Emily, my younger daughter, invited two friends to our vacation home in Florida. We picked up Abby and Jordan from the Orlando airport and then headed northeast for the 75-minute drive.

After a few minutes of catching up, the girls suddenly went quiet. Not a word was spoken. Instead each one was focused on their smartphones texting, Tweeting and Snapchatting.

Noticing the disconnection, I ordered the smartphones put away. Emily, Jordan and Abby complied, but I could tell they weren’t sure what to do next.

This incident isn’t unlike others I see. The next time you are in a restaurant or waiting in line at the grocery store, watch how plugged-in some people are with their devices while being disconnected with the people around them.

Maybe it’s just becoming aware when you get too plugged in and then having a plan to stop. If you need a few pointers with how to unplug and start connecting, consider these ideas: Continue Reading This Post »

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