Tag Archives: hope

What Do You Live With?

Hardly a day goes by that I don’t speak with someone who is trying to figure out how to make it through the day. Now, keep in mind, most of them are exaggerating when they say they don’t know how they’re going to make it. What they really mean is that they are tired – mentally, physically or emotionally, or some mix of all three. Maybe they legitimately need a break, or maybe they just need to take a minute to see some of the positive side of their life. Some of the folks I talk to seem bound and determined to see the negative side of everything even though their average day is full of blessings. Given that happenstance, I thought I’d take a minute to focus on the meaning of a few things that can help us all see the brighter side of each day.  The question I asked, to select these things was, “What do you live with?” I mean each day, day in and day out. What’s good in your day? Continue reading

Not Who but WHAT Are You?

It’s been said that “I Am” are two of the most powerful words in the English language – because what you put after them literally defines you.  How you define yourself has a powerful impact on how you live, what you pursue, what you accomplish and more.  It literally drives your motivation… or lack thereof.  Some years back my son brought home a school assignment that required him to complete a series of statements, “I am” among them.  I did the exercise with him and revisited it just the other day.  It gave me pause and made me think. Continue reading