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13 Things that People Who Have Been Through a Struggle Know

  1. When funds are low buy dish washing liquid. It can be used to bathe, wash dishes, wash clothes and mop floors. If you have a car, you can use it to wash the car too. Try the lemon scented for a nice fresh smell!
  1. It takes about two days for a check to clear, once the merchant doesn’t use an electronic fund transfer for the check at the checkout. So even if your account balance is zero, you can write that check to buy those groceries two days before your actual pay day.
  1. If you have bread in your house, you have food. Better yet – if you have flour and know how to bake bread or make johnny cakes or ‘bakes’ – your family will not starve.
  1. Everything can be diluted or divided to extend its use. Everything except for medication.
  1. Being sick is expensive. A medical emergency or chronic illness can bankrupt you. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” is not just a phrase your grandma used to say. It’s now something you live by.
  1. Strength can be found in vulnerability. At times you must let your guard down, open yourself to criticism and allow yourself to humbly move through a struggle.
  1. Sometimes you have to swallow your pride and ask for help. Whatever you’re struggling with, someone has already overcome. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but one of intelligence.
  1. True friends are always with you during a struggle. They may not be able to pay your rent or even your bail, but the ones who really care are always there offering to help you as much as they can.
  1. A struggle brings you self-awareness. During a struggle you become more in tune with yourself – your strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, tolerances etc. You develop a keener sense of who you are, sometimes discovering your passions and purposes.
  1. You need your parents more as an adult than when you were a child. As a child you couldn’t wait to grow up and leave the nest. But now that you’re on your own and facing a major struggle, mommy or daddy, or, mommy and daddy ‘got you.’ They are there for you “in health” and especially during sickness. They’ll never let you starve or watch you become homeless. What a blessing!
  1. A higher power exists. No matter what or who you identify as a divine higher power, in your lowest times you have found strength there. As a matter of fact, you know you couldn’t persist without divine mercy and grace.
  1. You didn’t die. Although it felt like the struggle came to kill you, it didn’t. You are still alive; stronger and wiser than before.
  1. The struggle – any struggle – is temporary. As bad as it may seem, know that “this too shall pass.” Some struggles last longer than others, but all must end. With faith, hard work and perseverance, brighter days will come.
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Charisma is Not Character

Some people have the ability to make our hearts skip a beat, give us butterflies in our stomachs and put us on cloud nine. That’s called charisma. And it feels good to be charmed. But as we build relationships we should note that character should count more than charisma. People are not going to be charming all the time, but their character will be ever-present. What are some character traits you desire in the people with whom you form relationships?

Today let’s be motivated to look for character and not only charisma as we build relationships. A little motivation is all we need!

You are Your Best Health Care Advocate

No one knows our bodies better than we do. But for some reason many of us become intimidated when we go to the doctor. Often we don’t ask questions and we don’t speak up when something may seem out-of-place. Health care professionals are our partners in achieving optimum health. We, as the consumer, must play our roles for the partnership to work. We should be in tune with our bodies and do our own research; ask questions, seek second or third opinions.

Today, let’s be motivated to being our best health care advocate. A little motivation is all we need!

 

Discover the Optimist in You

An optimist is defined as someone who expects the best possible outcome or dwells on the most hopeful aspects of a situation. You know that person – who always sees the best in everything. It’s not than an optimist doesn’t notice the negative. An optimist chooses to focus on the positive instead.  An optimist tries to turn every negative situation into a positive one. Ask yourself, “How do I approach life? Do I see the cup as being half empty or half full?

Today, let’s be motivated to becoming an optimist by focusing on the positive at all times. A little motivation is all we need!

Live in the Moment

Life is about enjoying each and every moment. As you go about your day, as you go about your life, be present. Don’t just go through the motions. Use your five senses to feel, taste, smell, touch, hear and see everything around you and everything that interacts with you. Savor each moment and experience. Life is a present. But you can only enjoy it if you are present.

Today, let’s be motivated to living in the moment and savoring each of our experiences. A little motivation is all we need!

Share Our Dreams

We’ve often been told to dream big. Sometimes our dreams seem too big, too outrageous, to tell anyone.  But we must share our dreams. We must choose carefully the people with whom we share our dreams. Some people are dream makers, others are dream breakers. We should share our dreams with the people who wholeheartedly love us, support us and want to see us succeed. Share our dreams with people who can be our personal cheerleaders. In times when may lose focus of our dreams, our dream makers will be there reminding us, pushing us along the way and never allowing us to give up.

Today, let’s be motivated to sharing our dreams with our own personal dream makers. A little motivation is all we need!