Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

Be Still

posted by Alex Blackwell

Every now and then it’s a good idea to slow down, put life on hold and be still.

In the stillness, you can…
- hear yourself think
- notice the sound of the wind
- feel your heart beat
- daydream again
- pray

When you have too many things to do, be still for a moment and consider the most important task to do – not the one that’s most urgent. Continue Reading This Post »

10 Uplifting Quotes When Life is Hard

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin” – Mother Teresa

Some days seem harder than others. On these days, mistakes seem magnified and the insults cut a little deeper. Some days life is way too hard.

Over the years, there have been plenty of days when the world felt like it was caving in – blocking the light, blocking the hope. On these days, I once panicked until it felt like my anxiety would hold my spirit hostage forever.

But through God’s healing grace and the awareness to look for inspiring things to revive my spirit, the shadows are beginning to give way to clarity, peace and the return of hope.

An important part of my healing journey is to read uplifting quotes. I allow the words to cleanse my soul like a soothing ointment. Here are 10 uplifting quotes that are like medicine for my soul when life is hard: Continue Reading This Post »

How to Keep Moving Forward

posted by Alex Blackwell

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall

Sometimes even when each step is planned with a flexible precision, life can surprise you.

The unexpected bill; the unpredicted choice; or the unwelcomed diagnosis can leave you feeling defeated, gasping for air– feeling like you can’t take one step more.

It is these times that will test your strength the most. It is these times that will make you remember that even when life is beautiful, it’s also not always fair.

But in life’s graceful dance that often balances out the ebbs and the flows, there are lessons to be learned and growth waiting on the other side.

However, to begin the process of growing, learning and healing you do have to start moving again. You can’t stand still and expect things to change. Things will begin to change when you do.

So, for the times when life feels unfair, here are five ways to reclaim your power and keep moving forward again: Continue Reading This Post »

20 Small Ways to Show Love Everyday

posted by Alex Blackwell

““We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

After more than 28 years of marriage, I’ve told me wife, “I love you” over a million times. Every time I say these words I mean them with a genuineness that lives deep in my heart.

I start the day, end the day and often send a text message during the day that reminds Mary Beth “I love you.”

Saying the words never gets tiring, and neither does showing my wife how much I care. In between the words are my actions that convey the same heartfelt sentiment. The best thing about these actions is they don’t take a lot of effort – just the presence of mind to remember to do them.

The next time you want to follow up your “I love yous” with some actions of your own, try these 20 small ways to show love everyday.: Continue Reading This Post »

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