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Pieces of me

Inspiration for those who warrior on

Self-discipline is self-love. -Will Smith

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Thinking positive does more than just make us feel a little better, then. It cultivates our minds to grow more abilities and resources. Positive thinking is the fertilizer of personal development.

Daisy with a quote about gratitude

Celebrate every victory, no matter how small. Appreciation for what you’ve accomplished or been blessed with is the basis for every next step in the process of self-improvement. Every topic I’ve written about on my blog, every part of a balanced mind, body, and soul requires gratitude. It’s a corner piece. You’ll get no where without it.

If you think you are giving 100% of yourself to everyone around you but you are not taking care of yourself, you are fooling yourself. If you are not taking care of yourself, you don’t have 100% to give. You are not being admirably sacrificial. It’s not an honorable thing, as some of us have been misled into thinking, to martyr our self-care in the name of taking care of our family.

My mom babysat a few kids when I was 5. If memory serves, there was a little girl named Rachel, a chubby toddler whom we called Shawny Boy, and a very busy little boy named Matthew. There were others, but I don’t remember their names. I also don’t remember whose diaper it was that I …

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June and summer are approaching! What better time to introduce something new to the blog? #30daysofGrowth In June, I’m going to add content every day, and each post will be about a habit to increase happiness! This past weekend, the children were away, and I got to spend a blissful Sunday morning sleeping in. Enjoying …

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He makes the daily request to go fishing. I glance in the rear-view mirror at the rods remaining from the last trip. “You never cleaned up your mess from the last time we took you,” I answer. My son pointed out that the left-behind equipment just made it easier to prepare for today. That’s not …

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Part I is here. Memories of my trip to Neuhemsbach as a 23-year-old law student surfaced while reading books about living a fuller life. When I considered the concept of pushing past fear and stepping out of comfort zones, that story was the bright shining moment that came to mind. I stepped out on faith …

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