Ten Bites of Mind-Altering Wisdom To Help You Today

 

Everyday upon waking, I head to my computer to re-edit my book about relationships. Do you know my biggest aha looking back at what I wrote almost a year ago?

I learned how much I’ve changed!

We change so much even when it doesn’t seem like it! By the time we get to a new place of understanding, it is as if we’ve always been that way. Some of you know I’ve been through a graduate course (of sorts) this past year, and even then, I didn’t realize how much about me has shifted.

Here are ten ideas to tweak your day in the most pleasant way. I love the variety of what’s said by these ten people. We each have such a unique viewpoint on living. I especially love the fifth one. The tenth is my favorite. It sends me into a prayerful state.

QUOTES BY BRILLIANT HUMANS

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” Erica Jong (American novelist and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying)

“Look your best – who said love is blind?” Mae West (American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol)

“When you’re through changing, you’re through.” Martha Stewart (American businesswoman, writer, and television personality, with success in publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and e-commerce)

“I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.”  Jennie Finch (American, former collegiate All-American and medal winning Olympian, right-handed hitter, softball pitcher and first baseman)

“I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” – Thuli Madonsela (Thulisile Nomkhosi “Thuli” Madonsela, a South African advocate, served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 2009 to 2016.  In 1996, she helped draft the final constitution of South Africa.)

“When you feel copied, remember that people can only go where you have already been, they have no idea where you are going next.” Liz Lange (American fashion designer and pioneer in the apparel industry, introduced form-fitting designer pregnancy wear in 1998)

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa (Given name: Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary)

“Don’t live life in the past lane.” Samantha Ettus (bestselling American author, speaker, TV contributor and syndicated radio host, widely known as a work life balance expert and successful businesswoman)

“When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone, American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Often referred to as the “Queen of Pop” since the 1980s)

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” ― Ming-Dao Deng (Chinese American author, artist, philosopher, teacher and martial artist.)

Well, there you go! Now you know everything you need to know for a great week!

 

 

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    These are wonderful, even those I read before continue ro delight and inspire.

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Rise Up by Andra Day

What a great set of words for these oncoming days.

Rise Up

 
You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
Bring it to its feet
And move mountains
And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
And we will rise
We will rise
We’ll rise, oh, oh
We’ll rise
I’ll rise up
Rise like the day
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousand times again
And we’ll rise up
High like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up
And we’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
Ah, ah, ah, ah
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Cassandra Monique Batie / Jennifer Decilveo
Rise Up lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Terri’s book of photography combined with poetry is here! 100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart.

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Rippling Abs, Anyone?

Rippling Abs, Anyone?

During this strange time in history, I noticed y’all were tackling all sorts of interesting projects. I decided I needed one, too—something positive to remember the pandemic of 2020 by.
 
I decided to pay attention to something I had abandoned…
 
Nope, I’m not cleaning my garage. I am not organizing one single thing. I’m not planting a garden or cleaning up my yard.
 
Instead, I decided to take care of myself better. This, folks, has made all the difference for me.
 
With relatively little time and effort on my part, I feel so much better than I did a month ago.
 
On March 30, I got on the exercise bike and the yoga mat for the first time in a long time, and did 30 minutes each. I liked it so much that I decided to do it every day. But I fell short of that, and changed my commitment to every other day, which felt more manageable, reasonable, and doable.
 
I also get off the bike after every song, take a couple of sips of water, shake out my legs and arms for a few seconds, and get back on. This makes the bike project a reasonable proposition, too.
 
Daily walks of any length—by myself, or with my little guy, Jackson—are a fresh air bonus.
 
My recumbent exercise bike has pulleys to work my upper body while I pedal, which gets my heart rate up fast, and also helps my whole-body strength. It feels good to get up from writing, or doing a consulting session with a client, to do something physically challenging while listening to good music.
 
After only a month, I feel a sheet of muscles on the front of me I haven’t felt for a very, very long time. Goodness gracious. Who knew they were there. I’ll be posting rippling ab photos soon, I’m sure.
 
I have no idea what the scales have to say about my bike/yoga project—I don’t care. Paying attention to scales tends to send me sideways, and therefore, I’m ignoring them completely.
 
But—I LOVE the way I feel! Hang in there, everyone.
 

Terri’s book of photography combined with poetry is here! 100 Words: Small Servings of Whimsy and Wisdom to Calm the Mind and Nourish the Heart.

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Check Out This Troublemaker in Relationships

Check Out This Troublemaker in Relationships

Sometimes we ask intimate partners to do for us what is actually ours to do.

We ask our partner to give us the reassurance, love or appreciation we feel is missing in ourselves, with the hope that they will give us what we’re asking for—and then we’ll feel better. They’ll take care of our problem.

But when they do give us what we’re asking for, it can never be enough, because we have insufficient context for what they’ve given. We haven’t build the inner foundation to receive it, hear it, welcome it, believe it. They try to help, but their love for us falls into our void, our black hole, our love bucket with no bottom.

As always, there’s hope. Check out the video below.

Terri Crosby. http://www.incareofrelationships.com/.

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

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