“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 »
“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 »
““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 »
“Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.” – Kelly Rowland
A note from Alex: Bookmark this post for the days when you feel like giving up. And when those days come, remember this: You are stronger than you think.
The enemy waits for the desperation arrive.
When you are at the end of your rope and have given up hope, the enemy of your soul pounces on your confidence, shreds your dreams, and casts a dark shadow of doubt over what you want to be or do.
The enemy doesn’t want you to be successful. It delights in breaking you to the point that you surrender and say things like, “What was I thinking, I can’t do something like that,” or “There is no way I will ever be able to…”
When you give up, you give in to the temptation to quit. However, the urge to quit is strongest just before success, hope or peace is about to be realized. Continue Reading This Post »