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10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times

Monday, September 14, 2009

10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times
By Noah benShea

Difficult financial times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal journey toward happiness, fulfillment, and a life of meaning. As you explore ways to gather strength and improve self-esteem, remember, it is not so much about what you have but who you are. May these tips inspire you. May you go from strength to strength and be a source of strength to others.

Broke Is Not Broken
Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet.

Having Less Doesn't Mean You Are Less
Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are.

Savor Life and Slow Down
When you're in a hurry, go slowly. The faster you go in life the sooner it is a blur.

Prayer Creates a New Path
Prayer creates a path where there is none and turns your stumbling blocks into building blocks.

Courage Is Not Absence of Fear
Put your faith, and not your fears, in charge. Courage isn't the absence of fears but how you wrestle with them.

Embrace the Future
If you're busy hugging the past, you can't embrace the future. Don't let the past kidnap your future.

Change Is the Only Constant
This too shall pass. Change is the only constant. In order to take a breath, you must release your breath.

Make a Difference
Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life.

Embrace Happiness
Tough times don't require you to be tough on yourself. Find the courage to embrace happiness.

You Are Great
Things don't have to be good for you to be great.



  
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SUNSHINEBILL 9/14/2009 8:09PM

    Nice job. It is a helpful reminder. Interesting as we get older how our perspective changes. That's for your courage to share.

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MNABOY 9/14/2009 6:42PM

    Thanks, I needed that.

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Do Something!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

So what do we do? Anything - something. So long as we don't just sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.

Lee Iacocca
Former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation

  
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1THING 9/13/2009 12:44PM

    Here, here!

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MARYMAC45 9/13/2009 12:34PM

    A good thought. Thanks. Good luck to you!

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Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.
Italian Proverb

This seems a bit obscure until you think about it. Nothing in this world has any power over our lives until we give it power. The king and the Pawn are cut from the same block of wood, painted with the same paint and shipped in the same box. It is only when we take the pieces out of the box and arrange them on the chess board that the King and the Pawn have different ranks. So it is with the external forces that effect our lives.

Why should you feel gloomy when it is raining. In the movie "oh God", George Burns, as God, said, "If I hadn't created rain you wouldn't appreciate sunshine." Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about dancing in the rain (See Friday's blog by the same title" Shakespeare said "What's in a name? Would not a rose by any other name smell so sweet?"

Do not give events power over you. Face the complications and move past the.

  


Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box.
Italian Proverb

This seems a bit obscure until you think about it. Nothing in this world has any power over our lives until we give it power. The king and the Pawn are cut from the same block of wood, painted with the same paint and shipped in the same box. It is only when we take the pieces out of the box and arrange them on the chess board that the King and the Pawn have different ranks. So it is with the external forces that effect our lives.

Why should you feel gloomy when it is raining. In the movie "oh God", George Burns, as God, said, "If I hadn't created rain you wouldn't appreciate sunshine." Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about dancing in the rain (See Friday's blog by the same title" Shakespeare said "What's in a name? Would not a rose by any other name smell so sweet?"

Do not give events power over you. Face the complications and move past the.

  


"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!"

Friday, August 07, 2009

"Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain!"
-Vivian Greene

The storm will always pass but why wait? If you wait for the storm to pass, you are wasting time. Kids are a lot smarter than we are. It is never raining to a kid. Wayne Dyer tells the story of the family's going to the beach in the late spring or early summer when the weather is not quite hot yet and the water hasn't warmed up. He says to look around. The parents are all bundled up on the beach as far from the water as they can get. the kids have no concept of cold. All they know is that this is the beach. It is here. It is now. And...they may not get back to the beach for a long time so the kids, in various stages of undress play on the beach and frolic in the water. the parents can be heard muttering "look at those crazy kids, don't they know it's cold." If they could stop playing for long enough, the ones with the right outlook, the kids, would probably say "look at those crazy adults, don't they know this is the beach?!

In the good book it says it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Rain and darkness are going to happen. Do not despair. Both of these phenomenon are temporary. Light a candle, even if it is only a small candle on a birthday cake. Dance in the rain, even if you can only do a simple box step. Do not let the rain or the dark prevent you from living your life to its absolute fullest.

  
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CHOCMOM 8/8/2009 11:40AM

  Great, thanks for sharing.

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MNABOY 8/8/2009 11:27AM

    Thanks for taking time to share the essence of happiness.

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NANCY- 8/7/2009 3:10PM

    It's all a matter of perspective. Sometimes we need to squint, cock our head or take the time for a really good look to see the opportunities.

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U8RMY007 8/7/2009 1:55PM

  Love it! Thank you for sharing.

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