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A Labor Day Thank You

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Thank you to those whose labors benefit us and make our lives easier.

Remember to thank yourself for all the things you do for yourself, your family, and your friends that contribute to and enhance your and their lives.

Well done!

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Your homework is to celebrate yourself and all the steps, bits of steps, strides, and leaps you’ve made in your progress toward your dreams.

AWESOME!

Enjoy!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

You Have Wings; You Can Fly!

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A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of the branch breaking, because the bird’s trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself. From a spiritual perspective, that is great advice. We should have great faith in our ability to overcome any challenge that life presents us. – Ron Fox

 

Today’s quote is an eye-opener for me!

When we hit a snag in the road, many of us—me included!—worry about how bad it’s going to get. We may pray that it doesn’t get any worse than it is at that moment and we often moan about how long it’s going to take to work out of the rough patch.

Thinking like that, though, causes us to miss the point!

Instead of focusing on outer circumstances—the difficulties we’re facing because of the obstacles—turn our focus inward and know that within us lies the keys—the wings—we need in order to conquer our trials.

As today’s quote points out, the important thing isn’t how bumpy or long-lasting the rough patch is, rather the essential ingredient is that we have wings—we have what it takes to overcome the challenge!

So, the next time the track to your dreams becomes rocky, crooked, and steep, remember today’s quote and trust yourself, your talents, and your abilities. They’re your wings; you can fly! 

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Your homework today is to take the next step—especially the ones that you’ve been putting off because they seem too hard, too big, and too much for you to handle. Break them into teeny tiny jots and tidbits—pieces so small that you can handle them comfortably and confidently. Remember that you have wings; trust that with your talents and abilities, you can fly! 

Then do those jots and tidbits!

You can do it, I know you can!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

Other People’s Gifts

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You can NOT let other people’s talents and gifts silence your dreams.

 

There is no doubt that there are some spectacularly gifted and talented people in the world. They may even be heavily gifted with dreams that are very similar to yours.

You can NOT let their obvious talents squelch your dream. You MUST NOT look at your dreams, your talents, your gifts as paltry, fluffy and frivolous, and stupid compared to theirs.

Everyone has gifts and talents that are vital to the overall wellness and forward movement of the world.

THIS INCLUDES YOU!!

Every person, every gift, every talent, every dream contributes to the whole and, no matter how amazing or how humble, every single one is critical for building Goodness in the world.

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Your homework today is to honor and love your gifts, talents, and dreams. They are valuable and are indispensable in the world.

You are awesome!

I am so very proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren

The Way Becomes Clear

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Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs

 

 

Oftentimes on the path to your dreams, the way isn’t clear. There are no markers—nothing to orient you. Even though you can see where you’re headed—you have a clear idea of your dream—the path itself isn’t in sharp focus.

When I took this photo on February 20, 2014, I thought about that, about how, on the journey to my dream, there is no map and there’s nothing I can program into my GPS system. As I move forward, I know I’m making it up as I go along.  Although I know what I’m aiming for, I’m not always sure what to do. The steps aren’t always clear and sometimes—most times, it seems!—I’m just guessing when I take the next step.

When this happens, I ask myself what’s the logical and reasonable thing I can do to get where I want to go. Also, I listen for urgings from my gut instinct. If those two answers are at odds, I try to be brave enough to go with my gut instinct. It has access to an Intelligence that our logical reasonable minds do not.

Then I take that next step. And the next one, and the one after that, and the one after that….

Soon the way does become clearer. Here’s a picture I took yesterday, May 14, 2014, of the same scene:

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Copyright 2014 Artisans Workshop Designs

 

The moral of the story: Take the next step, no matter what!

Your homework today is to take the next step! Whether you use logic and reason or gut instincts to guide your steps, keep moving forward, no matter what. Remember to break your steps into smaller pieces and even tinier increments and keep that forward momentum going! Take the next step!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,

Lauren