Courage-Challenging Yourself to Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Courage and bravery can mean anything to anyone. To me, courage is doing something that is uncomfortable, something that causes my heart to race, something that will help me grow as a writer, and as a person.

Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one.” And also as, “strength in the face of pain or grief.”

I have written about courage many times before, and I think it is important enough to write about again. I have written about my mantra–Over the Edge, how I found these three powerful words and why I use them.

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Give Compliments Freely-Let Your Tongue Speak What Your Heart Thinks

How freely do you give compliments? How many times have you stopped yourself from a simple compliment like telling her you like her shirt? Don’t let the moment pass without letting her know. If you are thinking something positive about someone, let them know. Let the love out. Let it flow.

 

If you can’t live without them, let them know. If you love them, tell them, and tell them why. Give compliments freely.

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.” Davy Crockett

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If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year. We as humans are all different, but alike in the fact that we are not perfect. We are real. We are beautiful, but not perfect.

Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.

Flowers and weeds are that way, too.  Not all flowers are beautiful, not all are perfect. Flowers don’t bloom everyday and neither do we.

If Nothing In Nature Blooms All Year, Why Should You?

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Age Gracefully-Four Things Your Mother Should Have Told You

They say, age gracefully. Graceful is not a word ever used to describe me. I have always stumbled through life, and I suppose I will stumble in my older years, as well. I hope I age gracefully. If I would have listened to my mother more, perhaps I would be gracefully aging more.

You probably did receive this advice from your mother.  You may or may not have listened. I hope you did.  If not, read this.

They say, age gracefully. And yet, we have all the age-defying products available to us. There is surgery after surgery available to us. We could get enhanced and lifted on every area of our body, if we wish. And some do. If I don’t like the sagging skin on my elbow, there’s a surgery for that.

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Spring-Use Your Five Senses To Delight In Spring

With a new season upon us, and knowing spring is a rebirth, a new beginning, take some time to take it all in. Use your five senses to immerse yourself in everything new spring has to offer. Go outside and discover new things.

The promise of spring insures there are new discoveries waiting to delight all five of your senses. All you must do is let it happen.

Days are longer and brighter.  Warmer and fresh, with the temperatures rising.  It’s time to wake up and get outside!

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Embrace The Crazy-Parenting And What I Wish I Would Have Known

Being on the other side of the parenting rainbow, having twenty-somethings, I look back on my parenting and wish I had slowed down. I wish I had embraced the crazy. The crazy moments when you’re exhausted and tired of all the running around and fussing and mess.

I wish I would have done a few things different. I wish I had embraced the crazy!

While I think my husband and I were good parents, (of course you would have to ask my children?), I do believe we could have done a few things differently. I think we could have slowed down, calmed down and embraced the crazy!

Remembering to embrace the crazy and all mess, would have been smart.

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Because do you want your children to remember how clean your house is or how you much time you spend with them?

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Celebrate Love-Ways To Give Love To Others And To Yourself

Let’s celebrate love all week, all month, all year! I think love should be shown more than just a day.   Here are some ways to celebrate the one you love, the ones who love you and ways to love on yourself.

Love makes the world go around. This world needs more love, everyday.  We all need more love shown to us by the ones we love and from ourselves.  In return, we need to show more love to the people who live in our hearts. Celebrate love everyday of the year by doing little acts of affection. Little acts of love are like ripples in a pond. The ripples get bigger and bigger.

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Pre-Spring Décor: Brightening More Than Just Your Room

When its cold outside, and spring is still weeks away, home décor can lift your spirits and put a spring in your step. Pre-spring décor can brighten more than just your room.

Today is a dreary day. It’s cold, winter-looking out and a bit cloudy. I am in the mood to rearrange and shop my house for new-ish décor, but the weather is not lending to spring decorating. Perhaps it is because it is not time.

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Confidence-7 Ways To Keep Confidence Or Regain It

Confidence, no matter what your goal might be, plays an important role in success. Even the most successful people have setbacks and confidence issues sometimes. How do you keep your confidence high and the uncertainty low?

Confidence-7 Ways To Keep Confidence Or Regain It

No matter what your goal—goals in exercise, weight loss, sports, goals in business, or like me, writing, you must believe in yourself and have confidence to move forward.  To meet your goals.

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Playing The Waiting Game-The Game Of Cancer

Sitting and waiting, waiting on words I hoped I would never hear.  The waiting game is a game that is no fun to play. And it’s a hard game to win. With patience, peace and a whole lot of prayer, I know we will win and we will be okay. I pray so.

 

Waiting in an office for the doctor to come in. Waiting on words I never wanted to hear.

Waiting.

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