It Could Always Be Worse: The Power of Gratitude and Perspective

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius So, yesterday wasn’t the best day. I backed up into my husband’s car in the dark, on my way to a meeting. I didn’t see it in the mirrors. It was dark. (Did I...

What to Do When Your Need to Please Is Ruining Your Life

“We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation.” ~Theodore Bagwell Have you ever thought you had to do what other people said or they wouldn’t love you? Have you felt selfish for wanting to put your needs first, or guilty for setting limits with the people you care about? Have you learned that even when you’ve...

25 uncomfortable things you need to do if you don’t want to regret your life

Life is hard enough without having to live in a constant state of regret over lost opportunities, lost loves, and lost chances to speak your mind. If you want to make the most of your life, doing these 25 uncomfortable things will ensure you don’t regret any part of your life. 1. Speak your mind when something is bothering you. You’ll...

Hunter S. Thompson’s Thought-Provoking Letter on Finding Purpose & Meaning in Life

“I was not proud of what I had learned, but I never doubted that it was worth knowing.” ~Hunter S. Thompson Are you living or just surviving? For most people, life seems like a drudgery that they have to endure until they die. They are not living to their fullest potential and hence can’t make the most out of life. They...

Why We May Have Already Won the Lottery of Life

“Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey Occasionally, I experience moments of what I can only describe as “pure bliss.” It's like a cool wave of peace washes over me, cleansing me momentarily of my worries, stress, and issues. Last week,...

Be Alone Until You’re Truly Happy With Yourself

Be alone until you are truly happy with yourself. Until you kill every insecurity you have. Until you change the dialogue and conversations you have with yourself. Be alone until you learn to stop hating yourself. Be alone until you realize you deserve the best. But it starts with giving the best to the person looking back at you in the mirror. Be alone until...

Here’s Why You Should Thank God For Unanswered Prayers

When was the last time God closed a door for you and you thanked Him? When was the last time that you didn’t get what you wanted; what you thought you needed? Did you thank God then? Lately I’ve been faced with a lot of closed doors. A lot of things haven’t worked out as planned or as hoped. A...

God, I’m Trusting You To Fight My Battles When I Can’t

Some days I’m strong and capable of fighting my own battles. The battles in my head. The battles in my heart. The small battles I fight every day between the moment I wake up till the moment I fall asleep but some days I just can’t lift a finger, some days I can’t even find my sword and some...

Dear God – I’m Giving It All To You

Maybe I’m trying so hard to have full control over everything. Maybe I need to remind myself that everything is a process. Every struggle is a process. And every process has an end goal, has a purpose and it’s always for my good. God is always doing something, sometimes beyond my comprehension, or sometimes within its walls. And honestly,...

Stop Making Excuses for Who and Where You Are

What you do matters. Everything. The big stuff. The little stuff. Even the annoying stuff. It matters that you waste time. It matters that you blame others for your failures. It matters that you are lazy at times. It matters because achieving your goals matters. And eliminating excuses is the pathway that takes you there. It’s the same path that every great...

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