Musings and More

Musings and More

Enjoy these thought provoking and insightful nuggets.

Dreams are Heaven Sent

Who are you, to tell Me…

that you can’t accomplish something?

I’ve been helping people reach their dreams since time began.

I didn’t give you the dream so you could waste it!

God

On Life Lessons

“Life will continually present us with lessons…until we finally decide to learn from them.”

Paula Steurer, 2024

On The “Gift” of Adversity

Adversity is the gift nobody asks for and nobody wants.

It often comes at the worst of times and it doesn’t pay dividends until much later.

We do our best to avoid it, struggle when we are in the midst of it, and are relieved when we get through it.

How we deal with adversity is one of the greatest lessons in life. We can use it to improve ourselves, as an excuse to stay where we are or worse, regress.

We have the power to decide.

Mark DeBellis, 2024

That’s Life!

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet
A pawn and a king
I’ve been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing
Each time I find myself
Flat on my face
I pick myself up and get
Back in the race

From a song made popular by Frank Sinatra

Songwriters: Kelly L. Gordon / Dean Kay

That’s Life lyrics © Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc.

Persistence and Resilience

The gifts derived from your difficulties.

Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.

Gever Tulley

May you be blessed with wind.

Trees grow stronger because of the wind.

Why, then, do you wonder that good men are shaken in order that they may grow strong?

No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.

It is, therefore, to the advantage even of good men, to the end that they may be unafraid, to live constantly amidst alarms and to bear with patience the happenings which are ills to him only who ill supports them.

Seneca, Roman Philosopher (65 A.D.)

A Negative Mind

A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

Be careful the stories you’re telling yourself about your current circumstances; a head full of negative thoughts has no space for positive ones.

Do not let your negative thoughts have power over you because those thoughts will end up controlling your life.

No one can live a positive life with a negative mind.

We all have negative thoughts now and then, but we can choose not to dwell there and not to let them control us.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Pain

“Pain is inevitable.

Suffering is optional.

Healing is possible.”

Mara Adams, Founder of HUGS for Life Healing Center

Ambition

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.

The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

On Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is laying yourself bare through fear and shame in order to participate and create from a place of transparency and honesty, and this also allows others to connect and let down their own guards in the process to receive.”

Thebe Magugu, Fashion Designer