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Powerful Reminders for Tough Times

We’ve all been there – we all experience it.  When the light grows dim and you may feel alone, helpless or even just weary of trying without much success.

It’s important to remember at these times that the road never ends.  The light may just grow a little dimmer and we may stumble once or twice but soon enough with patience and effort daylight appears and we regain our composure and strength to keep pressing on.

In my experience, I always do my best to see the positives.  Yes, this sometimes is difficult – but it isn’t impossible.   I always remember my favourite Scripture verse in
Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Humanity may fail you, friends may let you down (they’re human too!), the pressures of life may just get too intense, you may face challenges in your workplace – whatever it may be my word to you is to take heart.  Countless individuals have gone before you and faced much worse – there is no reason why you can’t come through shining.

Yes, I know it’s hard to feel strong and full of hope in the midst of these circumstances so  below I’d like to share with you a few words of hope and cheer that have given me a glimmer of assurance that this too shall pass!

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.

Making one person smile can change the world.  Maybe not the whole world, but their world.  Start small.  Start now.

Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone.  Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to lose.

Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak, sometimes it means you are strong enough and smart enough to let go.

Stay positive when negativity surrounds you.  Smile when others frown.  It’s an easy way to make a difference.

The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists.  It rewards people who get things done.  And the only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time.

Mistakes teach you important lessons.  Every time you make one, you’re one step closer to your goal.  The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.

No matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it should be.  Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.

So… what’s your excuse?  No, you don’t have to be superwoman or even feel like her but square you shoulders and face your greatest challenge, today with full confidence and faith – knowing that whatever challenge lies ahead – an equal portion of strength has been provided!

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    Shalamar D'Antignac
    August 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing ~ It is just what I needed to read to push myself out of my own way and start the journey of the next phase of my life!!

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      Clare
      August 31, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      It is a delight, Shalamar! …And even more wonderful to hear that you’ve been encouraged by the thoughts expressed!

      Thanks for visiting and do pop by again!

      xox

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