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Applaud Yourself


Sunday, November 03, 2013



Take a break and take a look in the mirror. Look at yourself and smile while you congratulate yourself for everything you have been through, good or bad, ups and downs.

It doesn't matter whether you climbed Mount Everest, learned French in Paris, completed medical school, worked at the local grocery store, or “simply” lay on the sofa for far longer than you had planned in order to figure out your life’s purpose and goals.

The main point is that everything that you have been through has made you the person you are today. And that calls for a celebration now and then.

“Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.” (borrowed from a very wise unknown person)

It’s no news that life comes without guarantees or warranties. My non-profit years may have cost me a bigger savings account and my days spent on philosophizing may have cost me time to become a responsible adult faster.

Although society may have built a guideline for us, life hasn’t. It just has to be lived and experienced each and every day.

So while you’re at living the life you choose, don’t forget to applaud your accomplishments. Be proud, even though they may seem insignificant to others.

You don’t have to go swimming with great white sharks to be a brave person. All kinds of challenges in life make us stronger, braver, and wiser.

Remember that your struggles are just as beautiful as your success.

Whatever your age, you have everything right in front of your feet, or even better. You have now.

Right now you can acknowledge the life you have been living up to this point and you can do whatever you want with the rest of your time here on earth. It is never too late to grow, change, and evolve.





Thank You for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday and remember...do something special for yourself!!!!!!

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SNUZSUZ 11/6/2013 4:01AM

    Great blog!

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MOM2ACAT 11/3/2013 3:37PM

    That is a good reminder. I need to do that when I start feeling bad about the things I am not able to do.

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JEANNE229 11/3/2013 10:07AM

    You are such an inspiration! We love you, Jean.

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DEMETERSCO 11/3/2013 9:58AM

    I applaud you - for your can-do attitude and beautiful spirit.
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KAYYVAUGHN 11/3/2013 9:47AM

    Thanks. I needed that today.

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/3/2013 8:43AM

    What a beautiful blog! I can appreciate it because I know what you're going through. You're a beacon of courage and faith, and feel privileged to have you as a friend. emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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CHERYL_ANNE 11/3/2013 7:35AM

    Here's to more growing, changing and evolving!

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NELLJONES 11/3/2013 7:21AM

    The old "If only I knew then what I know now" is a universal lament, not an excuse. Shrug and move on. What else can you do?

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SANDRALEET 11/3/2013 7:20AM

    Life is our story our space in time Did we do some good Help others Loved and gave thanks Keep well as you can my friend

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JAROL7 11/3/2013 7:17AM

    Thanks ... I agree with you!!!!

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