#ThoughtfulThursday: Level Up

You bring out the best in people when you trust them with a higher-vision of themselves. You keep them at lower-levels when you treat them like you see them with your physical eyes.

– Richie Norton

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#MondayThoughts: Take A Moment And Breathe

Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

– K.A. Tucker, Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)

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Aside from the constant assault on our senses about the Covid 19 pandemic, there are other things in our lives that might be raising our anxiety/stress levels. The most important thing is to remember we can only live one day at a time and in each new day, find renewed hope and inspiration to go on.

So, remember each day to take a moment and breathe. Release the toxic, contaminating thoughts and refesh your senses. Breathe.

Stay inspired and keep rising

#MondayThoughts: Facing Opposition

When they judge you, yawn.
When they misunderstand you, smile.
When they underestimate you, laugh.
When they condemn you, ignore.
When they envy you, rejoice.
When they oppose you, prevail.

-Matshona Dhliwayo

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There are those with opposing views than your own. There are people and situations that may impede your progress. We can be pressed or pressured into giving up by whom or whatever opposes us. What we decide to do is our call and no one else’s.

Life can be a trip, with its peaks and lows. Sometimes it is a gold rush, other times it can be a rusty bucket. Regardless of the day and what gets in our way, we have to find our get up and go and keep going. We can face the opposition or we can do an about face. Just remember it is your call.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

“When Life Hits You” video courtesy of Ben Lionel Scott

#ThoughtfulThursday: Leo Buscaglia

There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.

– Leo Buscaglia

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#MondayThoughts: Everyday

Our lives begin in the everyday and stay in the everyday. Only in the everyday can we begin to create truly great worlds.

– Michael Puett, The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

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Everyday is a day

Where the mind roams

And the heart plays

Moment by moment connecting together

To fill in the blank pages of your unwritten diary

We do what we must and what we have to

No one can live the life we live in our own shoes

Everyday is each day we are awake

Constructing, deconstructing, organizing, arranging

Living out a sequence of events

Everyday is life with all of its additives and ingredients

What we create is solely up to us

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Stay inspired and keep rising

#MondayThoughts: Your Tongue of Choice

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Bitter tongues

Spit misguided words

A poison mashup of syllables

Gentle tongues

Can turn a hardened heart soft

And protect your own from turning to stone

Loving tongues

Leave impressionable marks

Soft touches that lighten the soul

Increasing the splendor of life

Guard your tongue

Guard your heart

Be quick to hear, slow to speak

And slow to be angered

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Stay inspired and keep rising