Measuring Success

In the Arena!

In the Arena

Growing up as the granddaughter of a well known small town farmer, I often heard the phrase, “Oh, your Rayford’s youngest grandbaby, so nice to meet you”- The introductions often followed with a story about how Grandpa helped Mr. Davis down the street fix his tractor or paying someone’s meal at Finn & Feather’s(the only restaurant in town) or giving a days work in exchange for a crate of cabbage and ‘maters to a family who fell on hard times. He was a kind, gentle yet hard working man of deep Faith.

As my brother and I grew older, we would hear him often say, “The Lord helps me breathe easier- Your Grandma helps me breathe easier-The men who fight for our country, help me breathe easier- The food we grow out there( as he peers out the window) helps me breathe easier.”

This is how he chose to live…

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To fly…We must have resistance.

The Purple Almond!

The Purple Almond

Just a thought for you to ponder…

Good night everyone!

Have a great evening.

God Bless

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The Courage To Shift!

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Climbing

I’ve never been interested in climbing the Corporate Ladder. It’s not that I’m unmotivated, fraternizing with the enemy has never appealed to me.  I dislike the image of trying to pry the grunge from my soul at the end of each day, only for it to resurface on next. For me personally, the amount of money received is not always worth the emotional investment. Don’t misunderstand, I know management is often forced to make decisions they might not necessarily agree with, and often have no choice but to be the conductor of bad news. The longer I live, the more I value the presence of peace in my life and as such my decisions are shaped with that goal in mind.

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There is, however, a thrill associated with climbing my own personal ladder! I’d been marinating in the same position for a while, afraid of the unknown and the…

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Gratitude – Louise Hay

Flying Through Water!!

Flying Through Water

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Gratitude is one of the simplest ways to change your life and the life of those around you. Beginning your day with gratitude is the perfect way to enter into your day with a positive light, energy and attitude. It’s as simple as thinking about the things in your life that you are grateful for while cooking your breakfast or brushing your teeth. Get lost in the shower for a few life changing minutes.

Steve Harvey talks about spending 10 minutes each day listing things in he is grateful for…just in his head. Some people write them down and that rocks, but you don’t even have to do that. Just thinking about all that you have to grateful for will kick-start your day.

Ending the day with gratitude is a beautiful way to find appreciation for all that you’ve done or seen that day. My night time gratitude list is…

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The Courage To Shift!

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Tenacious

I am a lover of words, this is one of my favorites! My heart skipped a beat when I laid my eyes on this beauty, an old flame from my past. My first thought was of a contest I held on Facebook to come up with an inscription for my new Thirty One organization item! I am as creative as a wet noodle, but I know how to be resourceful and engage others that have the talents I lack (sometimes things are all about WHO you know!).

The winner came up with a phrase she felt described me, a combination of my name and the word tenacity! I was honored! Pronouncing my name (Juan Te) is challenging so I will try to assist. Juan (pronounced like the hispanic name), Te (pronounced like Tay) is my entire first name, although it is two words which confuses most people. Her combination flowed…

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Tending Our Gardens

Peace From Panic!

Peace from Panic

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I smiled when I saw this quote, because I definitely can relate. When I was about twelve, I started to love house plants. Once a week, it was my job to water and mist the fern in our living room. I loved that chore (much more than the vacuuming and dusting I had to do).

My mom saw how much I liked caring for plants, so she bought me some for my room. At one point, I think I had eight, which now seems like a lot for one bedroom. When it was time for watering, I’d carry each plant to the bathroom and put it in the tub. It looked like a jungle in there. I’d get a large plastic cup and sprinkle water over the Boston Ferns, Spider Plants, and Peace Lilys, and let them drain.

There was something I didn’t want to admit. I talked to my…

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Today’s Featured Reblog Is… Life and Dog Stuff!

Today’s featured reblog is Life and Dog Stuff!

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How to change a negative belief

“I’m a failure”, “I’m not good enough”, “I’m all alone” and “No one will ever love me”. Sounds familiar? I bet we all believed at least one of those things about ourselves at some point in our lives. Some still do after years of growing and changing.

I believed all of those things about myself. Some beliefs I was unaware of. Some were in my face reminding me every single day. Looping in my head like a stuck tape recorder. Frustrating!

On my self-discovery journey, I researched solutions or ways to get rid of these negative thoughts or beliefs. I came across Byron Katie’s The Work. This is such a sweet dear lady and just listening to her talk, makes me feel that I’m in the presence of someone that has done a lot of healing and good in this world. I admire her so much.

Basically she created a worksheet…

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