#MondayThoughts: (Side note)

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When it feels like the world is dragging you down

And there appears to be no signs of life pulsating

When you feel like there’s no real reason to go on

Throw all that shit out the window

Just say “fuck it!”

And keep moving on

Believe that no matter how the road twists or turns, it gets better along the way and for every bump in the road, there is a double blessing ahead. Everything will be alright.

#MondayThoughts: Stressors

If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

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Life is filled with stressors and they can be laid out like landmines. The question is not knowing if we will react but how we choose to react.

At the workplace, at home, out in the general public, at school, the stressors are all around. They can send us in a tailspin emotionally if triggered. We do our best to maintain our stability but as we know we are all human and as strong as we believe we are, we can be just as vulnerable.

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.

– David Mamet

Find what helps you best cope with and overcome stress. Prayer, meditation, exercise, music, writing, reading, singing and the countless number of ways to handle stress. Most importantly, pause before you react (if possible) because that small delay might help you from derailing emotionally.

Oh, have a slice of pie, my treat.

*Stay inspired and keep rising

#MondayThoughts: Through The Fog

It matters not whether the life is foggy or not as long as your mind’s vision is clear!

– Mehmet Murat ildan

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Talk about hitting the nail directly on the head! The day to day experiences of life can become so overwhelming at times or they can become so programmed that life can get foggy. Either things get to a point where you can’t see a way out or you become so conditioned to a situation that you are basically living the program.

One of the most important thing in either case is to not lose focus of your vision for what you want to accomplish in your life. I have lived in this intense fog and lived with an intense desperation that would not seem to let up at anytime soon. Each day was filled with stress, concern, worry, etc. I never lost hope and I never stopped praying. Eventually the fog lifted and the days became more brighter. I never lost hope for what I wanted and I never stopped believing the situation would change for the better.

When the fog begins to settles on your life, try to maintain your focus and perspective. The days will feel long and your body, mind and spirit will feel exhausted, but as long as you have unwavering faith, hope and confidence, you will make it through and the fog will be behind you.

The valleys are covered with fog; mountains are covered with fog; everywhere is covered with fog! What to do? Don’t worry, if your mind is not covered with fog, you will find your path! When mind’s vision is clear, you can always see everywhere!

– Mehmet Murat ildan

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#MondayThoughts: Delicacy of Thoughts

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Our response to challenges will determine if we progress or regress.

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When you truly believe all is possible then all will be possible.

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Patience is weathering the storm to see the rainbow.

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#MondayThoughts: Psyche

My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves” – Socrates

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Exercise your mind

Feed it nutritional thoughts

Take good care of You

#MondayThoughts:

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
– Chinese Proverb

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There will be obstacles

There will be distractions

There will be deterrents

There will be voices

There will be doubts

There will be plenty of reasons for you to stop, to call it quits, to just give up.

Don’t stop, don’t quit, don’t give up. Easier said than done at times.

When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Keep your mindset positive as you work your plan, flourish, and always remember why you started.
– Germany Kent

The critics will criticize

Those that envy you will try to damper your enthusiasm

And those that don’t understand will simply try to confuse you

Feelings come and go but the decision to believe is a matter of choice. It’s not based on what you see, it is based on agreement that what you desire, want, hope for, will come to pass. Everyday brings new thoughts to go with what you’ve already been thinking. Try to stay aligned with your goal, we might teeter at times but as long as we don’t fall completely over, we can make it.

Don’t stop, you can make it

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#MondayThoughts: Not Always Roses, But…..

Learn from roses; even when trampled they give off perfume, not despair.
– Matshona Dhliwayo

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Life is not always beautiful

Yet beauty is always there

Things may not always go as we want

Yet we are capable of still going

Everyday will not be a smooth one

Yet we can learn how to overcome the rough spots

Life will not always be rosey

Yet the fragrance of hope will pull us through

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#MondayThoughts: It Could Be Worse

Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am.

– Anthony Liccione

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This is truly dependent on your situation and your view:

As hard as things get, I know it could be worse. No shelter, no clothing, no food, no water, no transportation, no communication. There are those who do not have the basic necessities (whatever that may be), there are those who have chronic or terminal illnesses, there are those who have lost all hope.

As bad as my bad days are, as fustrating as some moments are and as dejecting as some experiences are, I know things could be a lot worse.

Shit happens, I get it

Things change, I get it

I’m here, alive and life is still full of possibilities. Counting my blessings….

Stay inspired and keep rising

#MondayThoughts: Pondering

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”

– Sydney Harris

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”

– W.H. Auden

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To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.

– Oscar Wilde

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“Life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand that these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.

– Carre Otis

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STAY INSPIRED AND KEEP RISING