Motivational Tuesday: This Letter is to You!

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Hi everyone!  It’s been a while since I shared a motivational quote and yesterday I stumbled across one that is perfect for anyone going through a difficult time.

This letter is to you. ⠀

The you that’s had a rough week. The you that seems to be under constant storm clouds. The you that feels invisible. The you that doesn’t know how much longer you can hold on. The you that has lost faith. The you that always blames yourself for everything that goes wrong.

To you.

You are incredible. You make this world a little bit more wonderful. You have so much potential and so many things left to do. You have time. Better things are coming your way, so please hang in there. You can do it. ” 

This fast-paced life can quickly become overshadowed by disappointments and despair, but remember that you are here for a reason and that you matter.  Tomorrow could be the day your prayers are answered so have faith and don’t give up.

Stephanie

A Little Thursday Motivation: Comparison is the Thief of Joy!

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Hello readers!  How is everyone holding up?

I wanted to share a quote today that lately has been on my mind and perhaps can help you too and it is regarding comparison.  With so many social media sharing platforms around, now more than ever it is easier to see what everyone else has been up to and all their accomplishments.  While you get to in a sense experience and share their joy, too often it can also feel overwhelming and downright depressing in comparison to yours.  You may be left wondering why your own life isn’t advancing as smoothly and fast as theirs. They look happy, without a care in the world.  And so it begins.  The doubting yourself.  A tinge of jealousy.  Forgetting the things you have accomplished because now it pales in comparison to what someone else did.  The feeling that perhaps you’re not good enough. Once this type of thinking starts settling in, it can be hard to shake off.

BUT, what we fail to see at times is that all of us have a different journey to take.  Some individuals are blessed to find their purpose/calling earlier while other people take longer.  Our paths may not be smooth but rare is the time that this is true for anyone.  We see the smiles shared but what’s not shown are the tears, the struggles, and the worries.  There are also different lessons we need to learn and if we look hard enough, we’ll find them and most importantly learn from them.  Sometimes the roadblocks in our path are actually blessings in disguise, meant to protect us from harm.  At other times, obstacles lead us to a different avenue we may have never encountered otherwise.

This life is a continuous cycle of ups and down and the situations we find ourselves in are not forever. Keep working on your goals and dreams but also have faith in God that you are where you are meant to be right now.  Instead of comparing yourself to what you aren’t, remember what you are.  Everyone has different gifts and talents to offer the world.  Don’t loose sight of that.

I hope this was helpful in case you are going through difficult moments. Just know that you’re not alone and that all of us experience this from time to time.  Keep going and don’t give up!

Now I want to hear from you.  Do you find yourself playing the comparison game? What do you do when you find yourself in this type of situation?

Stephanie  

A Little Thursday Motivation

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Hi readers!  Thank you all so much for your concern and well wishes- I really appreciate it! I am doing much better than last week, expect for a mild cough.

Anyways, I wanted to share the quote above I came across this week that really spoke to me.  I interviewed for a position this week that I felt I would have been perfect for and although they were very impressed with me, sadly I didn’t get it.  I was disappointed for sure but with support from my amazing friends and family, I’m able to see that although it wasn’t meant for me this time, it will be someday.  Life has shown me (and continues to show me) that everyone’s timing is different.  Some people are blessed with wonderful opportunities at an earlier stage while others take a longer road to arrive to where they want to be and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  When I look back at all the obstacles I have faced, and believe me when I say they have been brutal, I am in awe of how strong I have become.   I reflect on the exciting and unique opportunities I have been able to live because of them.

So I leave you with this message my dear readers.  Everything has a way of falling into place when the time is right.  Never stop going after what you want whether it’s in life or love.  Move forward with the faith that if it’s meant for you, it will be.  And if it’s not, well, just know that something better will come along that will make you see why other things never worked out the way you had hoped.

*Side note: The picture above is courtesy of my talented sister’s photography 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day,

Stephanie