…Points to Ponder…

You are not what you have done, but what you have overcome. All the hardships. All the mistakes. All the rejections. All the pain. All the times you questioned why. All of these things have given birth to the wisdom and strength that will help you shine your light on the world, even in the darkest of hours.

Ritu Ghatourey Quotes

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…Points to Ponder….

If You Think Positively, Sound Become Music, Movement Become Dance, Smile Become Laughter, Mind Become Meditation, And Life Becomes A Celebration

Ritu Ghatourey quotes

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…Points to Ponder…

Strength is Happiness.  Strength is self victory.  In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness.  When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose.  But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being…

Daisaku Ikeda quotes

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…Points to Ponder…

“Life is a gift, and should be cherished, lived and experienced. Though experience often reveals itself as pain in this world, it is still purposeful, it still has its place in the evolution of our spirit.”
― Michael PoeltlRevelation

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…Points to Ponder…

“Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
― Mother Teresa

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…Points to Ponder…

Imagine every day to be the last of a life surrounded with hopes, cares, anger, and fear. The hours that come unexpectedly will be so much more the grateful.
Horace

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…Lesson from a daughter to a mother…

I was having a conversation the other day with my daughter, who is beautiful, kind, loving, and one of my best friends.  We dealt with the terrible teenage trauma a few years back, and she is now turned into a wonderful young woman.  She was dumbing herself down when we were talking.  I told her she was smarter than that and she should give herself more credit than she is.  She got a little upset at that, and proceeded to tell me that its easy to do with so many others around her doing the same things to themselves.  Using this as a good teaching moment, I told her that everyone has their hangups, but those around her shouldn’t influence her to dumb down as well.  “no mom you don’t know what i’m saying, when ‘everyone’ around me, meaning you too…”  I stopped and thought about how I talk around her.  Life has thrown some challenges my way, and I do struggle with self esteem myself. Always have.  Guess I haven’t been doing as good as I thought keeping it under control.  I left it alone until I got home from work later, and told her how bad I felt about showing her that kind of attitude.  So together we are working on the same challenge as every other mother out there.  Our ammo, each other.  Best schooling I’ve had in a while…

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