Welcoming the year…

“And now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been.”–Rainer Marie Rilke and what are you prepared to do? Good morning! As the holiday festivities come to an end and we begin taking down trees, … Continue reading

Embrace chance, change and challenge

Why not go out on a limb? That’s where all the fruit is”—Will Rogers

Good morning! Take a moment to think about the times in your life when you felt
the most esteemed, proud, excited, and fulfilled. What happened to create those
feelings? Were you going through your day on auto-pilot and just doing the
same-old, same-old? Or was something different?

I am going to take a wild guess that something was different. I am going to
guess that when you felt that way, it was because you had reached further,
discovered something new, challenged yourself, or taken a chance. And you
surprised yourself by learning that chance, change and challenge can be good
things. Feelings of esteem, pride, excitement, and fulfillment are derived from
an “I CAN” attitude. An “I CAN” attitude leads to an “I DO” world.

Your Turn:
Today’s quote reminds us that to reach life’s fruit, we have to go out on a limb
and get it. We can sit and wait for it to come to us, but it could be a very
long wait and there is no guarantee that we would ever get “fed.” What area of
your life is calling for you to meet it halfway? What are you going to do about

Today’s Affirmation:
I embrace chance, change, and challenge.

Reflection Questions:
Over the past year, where have you been “waiting” instead of “reaching”?
When have you felt the most esteemed and proud of yourself?
Which of the areas on your list are you ready to reach for to renew these
fulfilled feelings?


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