"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." – Marie Curie
An apparent lesson for our girls and women out there. We must believe we are gifted for something. We all have special talents and strengths – we need to encourage our daughters to find them and develop (focus on strengths as opposed to weaknesses). It doesn’t have to be a unique talent or strength – you may be gifted with an eye for color, or arranging things. You may be gifted in solving mathematical problems. The fact is you can develop your strengths and talents and take confidence from that into your everyday life. You may take your strengths and talents and decide to make a living from them. Either way, spending time doing something you like, enjoy and are good at, builds confidence that exudes into every other area of your life.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." – Eleanor Roosevelt
This is one of my favorites – both the lady and the quote. So believe in your own dreams – no matter how small or how large. You have to keep believing and keep moving forward. Take small steps – whether it’s writing it down, talking to someone, sending an email, practicing, reading a book, or doing a litte bit of internet research. Imagine your dreams in vivid color (no room for black and white here).
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"Happiness is not the destination, it’s the journey." – Various
Many people have said this, but it does bear repeating, in the midst of everything. We don’t ever really know what the destination is in life – we may think we know, but we don’t – it changes on us, we change it. So it’s really about the taking time along the way, every day to be happy. A friend of mine mentioned that everyday she takes the time to write down what’s she thankful for and instantly she feels better. I was compelled to try it myself, after a particularly bad day. Some of the things that made my list:
I was happy my son’s fall down the stairs resulted in nothing more than a few tears
I was happy my children were healthy.
I was happy to be able to have a quiet late night dinner with my husband
I was happy to live in my house
I was happy for the opportunities that await me out there
The list went on, but even now as I write those things, I feel better about my day already – just remembering some of the things I should be grateful for.
So – have a happy day…
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