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The Good Stuff

My pain from yesterday produced my courage for today. Courage is some good stuff. I’d go through the pain again to get the courage. This is true for all of us, our pain produces the good stuff in us. Pain and suffering carves out space for that which we most desire- the good stuff. Whatever you are facing today is preparing you for tomorrow.

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Desired change or reliable comfort?

“You will not create change in your life until you feel it in your core that your life must change. This either happens through crisis pain…or getting wildly excited about creating a life you love. Don’t wait for the crisis pain. Start now to get passionate about living an awesome life…and feel this desire as a “must” in your core.” Karen Salmanshn

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Be here, right now…

This is going to be a very busy week for me. When I am busy, I tend to feel a lot of pressure. I get in my head a lot and one of the ways I manage this busyness is through worry. My worry gets disguised as planning, only it isn’t really planning. It is just me thinking about all the things I need to do next- where I need to go next and how I need to be prepared.

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What can YOU do?

Saturday was a scorcher, the dashboard on my car read 112 degrees as I drove my mom, my daughter Skylar, and my son Jayden home from their swim meet. We were all hot, tired and hungry, but that didn’t stop the kids from relentlessly begging me to stop by a firework stand to get some fireworks. I responded with conviction, “No way kids. I just want to get home, shower, get something to eat, and take a nap.”

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When do you ask for help?

Have you ever hit rock bottom? You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you feel completely helpless, hopeless, and giving up is no longer an option, but rather the state you have found yourself in, almost involuntarily. As odd as it may sound, I have come to love when this happens in my life, when my involuntary muscle of surrender takes over and I have no other choice, but to ask for help.

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