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It is like being made new

Once you make it through

Take the day

Break it down to increments

With each moment

Remind yourself

Why you are doing it

Remind yourself

That you can do it

Remind yourself

Of what is on the other side of all this

This being whatever is standing between you

And where you want to be

It is like being made new

Once you make it through


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#MondayThoughts: Encouraged Over Discouraged

Sometimes it feels like life has buried us in the dirt, when in reality we’ve been planted with an opportunity to grow.

– Tina Hallis

Life is filled with wonder, amazement, exciting and beautiful things and experiences. It is also splashed with hardships, unevenness, confusion and discouragement. We all seek to live out the best life possible while we are here. There are times when everything seems to be going great and smooth, you feel on top of things, on top of the world.

In our pursuing of living a joyful, decent and good life, we are bound to get tripped up by something that discourages us and practically throws us off balance. Whether it be personally, professionally or deep inside our soul, there are things we experience which make us question ourselves, our direction, hopes, faith, beliefs and convictions.

When that happens, what do you do? Give up? Crawl under the nearest rock? Stay in bed under the sheets? I emphatically say NO to all of these and other negative reactions! We can accept that life is not always great, You might not always be upbeat, positive and happy. Heck, you might not even see the brighter side of what you are going through and experiencing.


When we choose to stay down, we are in reality confusing wisdom with cowardice. When we choose to stand back up, we are using wisdom to overcome cowardice.

– Craig D. Lounsbrough

I have faced some very tough and gut wrenching times in my life. I have had moments of feeling isolated and broken.

I did not give up. No, I did not give up.

I believe with all my being that despite how discouraging it can be in the moment or how hopeless a situation might appear, there is a definite brighter outcome if we choose to stay encouraged and press on through. I’m not saying it is easy to do so and in fact may be darn right intimidating but it is doable. Just as it is possible to hold on to discouragement, it also possible to grasp encouragement and hold it tight to the chest, letting in that seed that all is possible.

Believe it and receive it. Act on it. You are the seed from which countless, beautiful things will grow. Let encouragement outweigh discouragement.

Stay inspired and keep rising.

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#MondayThought: Kick Ass Today

‎”Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering

Let’s do this! A new day, no whining, no complaining, no putting yourself down. We aren’t going through the motions today, we are putting life in motion.

Put in the energy an effort to bring about an awesome day for you and bless somebody along the way. Toss out the negative garbage, lift your thoughts higher.

Let’s go, let’s do this!


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Monday Motivation: Facing The Challenges

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
Roger Crawford

Life is filled with so many challenges and there are times when they seem to come back to back to back, non-stop. We can either fold up our tent and go home or we can stand our ground and meet every challenge head on. In this day and age, we have the resources and tools available to overcome just about any challenge presented towards. I am not naïve in thinking that there are certain challenges that present a higher degree of difficulty, such as certain illnesses and or conditions of living. My point is that we have a built in survival instinct mode that we have the option of turning on. The choice is yours!

Whatever challenges we face in life and there are a variety of them, we can decide whether to lay down and get bulldozed over, or we can choose to put forth our best effort to overcome any and every difficult situation. Allow everyday to be the day you decide to give yourself a chance at life and living the best possible life that you can achieve.

Don’t worry about statistics and what “they say”. Who are “they” anyway? Stay inspired! Believe in you! God does 24/7!



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*quote: Roger Crawford