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Rise Above It



Just wanted to pass along this thought from Cara Alwill Leyba:

Don’t get angry or enraged or insulted.  Rise above the [nonsense].  Flick your light back on and shine it brighter than ever, and fall so deeply in love with your own life that anyone who tried to wrong you becomes a laughable, ridiculous, distant memory.

Wishing all of you hope, encouragement, love, and peace!

How High Can You Fly?


We’ve heard it a thousand times, expressed a thousand different ways:  Sky’s the limit; Attitude constitutes 90% of the battle, Success is all in the way you think;  If you want to change your life, change your attitude.  The list goes on.

And of course we think, “Yeah, that makes sense.  I can do that.”

But then comes the hard part.  Life is wonderful, in one’s imagination.  But we live in the REAL world, and reality can be cruel.  Changing one’s attitude takes effort–lots of it, especially on the off days or when you feel the world closing in on you.  I especially tend to see only the overwhelming big picture, not small pieces that I can deal with one by one until I’ve dealt with the overall problem–or project, depending on how I choose to look at it.

Yes, choice composes a large part of attitude.  Do I face a problem, or an opportunity?

We all have a dream, something that energizes and inspires us and gives us a reason for getting up in the morning.  But too often our high hopes and lofty aspirations shatter into broken shards littering our subconscious, weighing us down and holding us back instead of propelling us forward.  Disappointment can lead self pity and then to despair.  The answer is to face life head-on, not alone, but with God’s guidance.  He can help change one’s attitude, too.  Also, a good mentor helps to keep a person on track.  Earlier this week I got a much-needed pep talk from my mom, whose wisdom and insight really helped put things back into perspective.

So. . .hold onto your dream.  Ask God’s help.  Find a good mentor.  And for additional tips on attitude change, refer to BegintoBelieve’s post, 14 Reasons Why You’re Not Successful.

Never give up.  Never lose your grip on your dream.  There is only one YOU–and you have a LOT to offer!  You can fly.