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A little bit goes a long way

January 24, 2010

“The light of a single star tinges the mountains of many regions.”-Chinese Maxim

Sorry about being late on this week’s quote, but it’s just been quite an eventful, busy day for me. In any case, this week’s quote is a little bit different from the rest of them, but nevertheless I think a fitting one.

I think at one point we’ve all been in that place where everything seems to be falling apart all at the same time when you can’t catch a single break. It feels like things keep perpetually spinning out of control with no hope of slowing down. You feel helpless and trapped without a way out. When everything around you seems to be going wrong it’s extremely easy to go with the flow and view things negatively yourself. Sadly that negativity does little to remedy the situation and only aids you in digging yourself a bigger hole.

In that moment at that instance, is it easy to see anything but negativity all around? Absolutely not. However, being able to find a little bit of positivity even when you doubt it’s existence has its benefits. The light from one single star might be enough to illuminate a path for you and help you stay the course until the tide turns for the better. Even if it in the smallest of ways, finding a tiny ounce of positivity can help fight the negative. It isn’t easy, but things have a funny way of working themselves out and your luck will change.

Finding positivity ourselves is often easier said then done. Most times another set of eyes can see the positive and the good that we can’t. Take the time to take a deep breath and focus on dealing with things one at a time. You are capable of dealing with whatever life throws at you.

Sticking with the theme of this quote, here’s my help to find your positivity despite how things might be going for you. Borrowed from one of the books I am reading Words That Shine Like Stars edited by Douglas Pagels.

24 Things to Always Remember…and One Thing to Never Forget

  1. Your presence is a present to the world
  2. You’re unique and one of kind
  3. Your life can be what you want it to be
  4. Take the days just one at a time
  5. Count your blessings, not your troubles
  6. You’ll make it through whatever comes along
  7. Within you are so many answers
  8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
  9. Don’t put limits on yourself
  10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized
  11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance
  12. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
  13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying
  14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets
  15. Don’t take things too seriously
  16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets
  17. Remember that a little love goes a long way
  18. Remember that a lot goes forever
  19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment
  20. Life’s treasures are people..together
  21. Realize that it’s never too late
  22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way
  23. Have health, hope and happiness
  24. Take the time to wish upon a star

And don’t ever forget…for even a day..how very special you are

Have a great week and be + !

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 26, 2010 1:28 am

    I think everyone can use this message at some point in their lives. Well said!

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