Your post was beautifully written...with a great message! I just recently began putting little post-it notes on the paper where I do my tracking. Like your 'whisper', those little encouraging notes to myself boost my motivation.
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I don't usually get on-line until the evening but did so this morning and I'm so glad I did! The whisper is so clear sometimes but it is Spark friends like you that reminds us it doesn't have any power. Thank you for the reminder that we are stronger! have a great day.
that is perfect I feel the very same way too I also get lost along the way throw up my arms and say the heck with it nothing is happening after weeks of standing firm but I know I can do this. Thank You and we will have sucess
Thank you.....you put into words what I have been feeling.....I have had moments where I can't hear it but it always comes back! So eloquent!
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1 5/12/11 6:23 A
Thanks for sharing. I know all about that "little voice" that seems so big sometimes!
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48 5/12/11 6:20 A
Very Inspiring! Thank You!
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Thanks for the morning "boost." It's great to be reminded of the little voice, bc it's powerful. I try to remind myself of one day or hour at a time. Sometimes it's just my stinkin thinkin that get's in the way. Emotional eating is hard to break, but I am trying. Have a great day.
This is helpful on a morning where my internal hollering was trying VERY hard to drown out the whisper...i turned up my hearing based on this story. Thank you for the motivation and being an additional whisper!
Edited by: WOOLY111 at: 5/12/2011 (06:06)
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1 5/12/11 6:00 A
Thanks for the early morning motivation, I needed it!
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Wow, what a great post. And I could certainly relate.
Much continued success!
Jackie Northern Ky.
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5/12/11 5:53 A
Great post! Helping me get through the week! Have a great one!
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Hey Jenny, thanks for acknowledging the Lord Jesus in your post. That quiet whisper, the small still voice that encourages, guides and strengthens us is His Spirit. I too am going to print this out and share it with others. Very powerful!
5/12/11 4:19 A
This resonates with me powerfully in many areas of my life right now - my work, my health, my study, the list is endless!
Thank you for your most empowering post :)
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Thank you for this inspiring message. I've printed it to read when I need to read it.
What a wonderful oracle! ! A true inspiration for people like me. I commend you and keep up the good work. Go to THE TOP of the class!!! I’ve printed it out and will stick it on the fridge. ~ you CAN do all things though Christ who strengthens you~ Philippians 4v13
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Well said! Don't give up and let's listen more to those encouraging, positive whispers instead of those that keep pulling us down deep.
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"You can do this" is the tiny whisper that has been softly echoing somewhere far, far away in the deepest, almost subconscious part of my mind.
Throughout this past incredibly challenging year, this relentless little whisper hasn't faltered. It just will not go away. It follows me even when I want to tell myself that, no, I can't do this. It accompanies me as if it were a loving parent who's patiently allowing me to throw my tantrums of frustration and get it all out of my system.
Then there are those thoughts, those lies, that seem determined to reign at the forefront of my mind. You know the ones. "You CAN'T do this. Look, you fell AGAIN. FACE IT... it's too hard. It's NEVER going to happen. There's just TOO MUCH going on. Life is TOO complicated. Your body and your health are not going to allow this. There's no time for this. Other things need your time and attention. Give up the fantasy already!"
And yet, as loud as those shouts are, that lovingly relentless whisper always returns, as if it has a divine knowledge that carries with it the most nurturing, uplifting, and loving energy. It sounds so soft that, at first, it almost seems quite fragile -- that is, until you hear the finality in its tone: "You can do this."
And in my heart, I not only recognize its intensity and power, but I can feel its resounding truth: I can do this.
It's as if the whisper knows just how much I've wanted this for myself for so very long and covers me with a veil of calm, understanding, and a knowing that no matter what life throws my way, no matter the hurts, disappointments, challenges, and obstacles, that loving myself is paramount and that taking care of me is priority.
That whisper is my simple truth.
And it's your simple truth, too.
It tells us so much more if we're willing to tune out the negative shouts and just listen to the powerful messages contained in its steady and unwavering whisper:
"Love yourself and honor the life you've been given. Earn it. Treat your body as the sanctuary that it was meant to be. Fill it with all that's good and wholesome. Stay firm in your convictions; be good to others; and make a positive difference in others' lives. Hold onto that which will make you better and discard those things that hurt you. Be happy; fill yourself with laughter; be brave; live your best life; and dare to dream.
And always remember... you can do this."
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