All too often, we stop short of our greatness and decide instead to blend with the crowd, lying to ourselves that we can accept personal mediocrity in exchange for “belonging.”
By staying angry at someone for some real or perceived slight, it simply drains us of our joy and precious energy that we could be directing towards more meaningful pursuits.
You can't take everything and everyone with you during a season of change, particularly if it's going to hamper your progress.
I am confident that as I move through the years, I am exactly where I'm supposed to be at all times, so long as choose to dance through life rather than sit it out.
Extend yourself some compassion; it can heal some nasty wounds and break even the strongest chains.
The intellect, compassion, bravery and acceptance that we seek to find doesn't exist over some distant rainbow.
What good will come of you helping someone else if you yourself can't breathe?
It's okay to honor your worth, walk away and start over.
Exercising your right to say "no" saves so much aggravation. It keeps you away from situations and scenarios that will ultimately steal time away from commitments that actually matter, and it keeps you from feelings of resentment.
My mother's spirit is as vibrant, feisty and genuine as ever. I've seen her incredible work ethic pay off. I've witnessed her confidence shatter its already sky-high level. I've been the gracious recipient of her love, direction and protection for over half of her life. I've seen my mom evolve into the absolutely incredible woman she is today.
For the record, she looks damn good too.