Posts Tagged ‘strength’

Here are a few bits of wisdom and inspiration to power you through your Tuesday.


Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Kenneth Hildebrand

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Thornton Wilder

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Well begun is half done.
Greek Proverb

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

And all may do what has by man been done.
Edward Young

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

If the wind will not serve,
take to the oars.
Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe
Latin Proverb

Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.
Henry Ward Beecher

No star is lost once we have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Proctor

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
Author Unknown

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Johnson

 Keep writing and until next time…

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Sometimes things change so fast we hardly have time to catch our breath. I mentioned in the last post that my husband and I attended “Be the Change Event”, and after such an amazing an intense event, it takes a while before you come back down to earth. And, when I did it looked something like this. Disney has such awesome bird characters!


And after you get up off the ground and brush yourself off, that thing called overwhelm sets in. So for every one of you that has had the courage to step out and try something different and move out of your comfort zone, here are some words to hang on to.

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” – Hal Lindsey

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” – Ashley L

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.” – Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb

Until Next Time…

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He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
Alexander Hamilton

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Have a fantastic Friday!

Until Next Time…

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I posted this last April, but I’d like to post it again. However, I received  feedback I’d also like to share. They made excellent points.


I’ve lived some dark days.

I’d been physically, mentally, verbally and financially abused; beaten down, controlled, and threatened. My shoulders bowed from the weight of the anguish and lack of hope. Promises of being hunted and killed rang through the air on a regular basis. But one particular evening gave me strength to make a plan, and one friend took time to plant a seed of hope. The next day I put my two small children in that friend’s truck, threw a few garbage bags of our clothes and toys in the back, and left my ex-husband. That choice led us 2000 miles from home followed by three long terrifying years of hiding.

Years later I don’t recognize my reflection in the mirror. I am not that woman any longer. However, if my friend hadn’t taken the time to plant that seed of hope I’d be dead.

Today I work at a staffing agency in Portland, Oregon. I have watched the economy tank, and begin creeping upwards again. A job applicant called me the other day. He asked questions concerning open positions; did we have work for him? Could I take a moment to call him back?  He just needed hope. I returned the phone call. I see this daily in my line of work, people hurting, and hope fading. At times I am able to restore it.

Hope inspires dreams, belief in our selves, and belief in others. Hope gives us energy, lightness inside. We pass it to someone without realizing it’s contagious through a smile, a kind deed, opening a door for someone, or taking time to listen. I don’t believe that we truly understand how we are capable of affecting another person.

We have all known someone affected by depression or experiencing a difficult life situation. My challenge to you is to consider these things: how long does it really take to speak a kind word to someone, buy someone coffee, listen to a friend’s problem? It’s impossible to know what lives people lead behind closed doors, what they are thinking, how they are feeling behind that smile. Just remember what you say or do might save a life.

Here is the feedback:

You asked for some feedback on your post, what I liked, etc. 

I love the topic.  Hope is all we really have.  Yesterday is gone and we fortunately do not have a crystal ball to see into the future.  Yes I did mean fortunately not unfortunately.  Just think of how boring or aggravating life would be if we knew what the future would hold.  Hope for a better tomorrow is what we have to live for. 

You spoke of an applicant looking for work and at the end talked about the influence we could have on another person’s life just like your friend had on yours.   Oh, the wonderful and scary power each of us holds in the possibilities of changing someone’s life. 

 In my job as a manager I have to staff the location to accomplish our duties, goals, and job.  Hiring and terminating are some of my toughest challenges.  Each of those decisions not only affects the business, but affects the life of the person involved and their family.  I totally agree with you comment about not understanding how we can affect other people’s lives. 

From what you have told me about your experience you could probably develop it into a novella if not a full blown novel.”

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