Do you take other people’s crap?

Do you take other people’s crap? By taking other people’s crap I mean… Do you let other people say or do inappropriate things to you that you don’t deserve?

I must admit that when I was a child, I didn’t defend myself and let people walk over me. I was a human doormat! The best advice that my mother ever gave me was…”Speak up for yourself or you’ll be left behind.”

These are words of wisdom that I should have heeded many years before I actually did. I found that the better I felt about myself, the more I spoke up for myself. Continue reading “Do you take other people’s crap?”

There is good in the world!

There is good in the world! Do you ever become cynical when you listen to the news, watch television, or when you read newspaper or internet articles that tell you the latest horrific news?

Well friends, here’s an uplifting and heart-warming story! A single mother, Patricia Feeney, sought help for her five-year old daughter, Brianna, who is blind and cannot talk, walk, or crawl as a result of a genetic developmental disorder. Continue reading “There is good in the world!”

Do you do the best with what you have?

Do you do the best with what you have? I read an interesting article by Stephen Pelletier who is an executive vice president and CEO of Prudential Insurance U.S. based businesses. He recalled his experience in attending the 2014 USA Games of the Special Olympics in New Jersey.

Mr. Pelletier’s thoughts are as follows:

The talents that were showcased were inspirational and served as reminders that disabled people should be given an opportunity to thrive in the workplace.

My son, Tom, a participant in the Special Olympics has received a medal in swimming. He is nearly blind and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an infant. Tom is an accomplished chef and is also a skilled technologist who knows his way around a personal computer better than his father does. Continue reading “Do you do the best with what you have?”

Do you keep a motivational journal?

Do you keep a motivational journal? Keeping a motivation journal can help you in so many ways. If you’ve ever kept a diary or any other journal you know what it’s like to make this sort of commitment.

Making daily entries into your journal is like talking to a friend. In a sense, your journal is your friend that you can tell anything and always know it’s confidential. If you’re concerned about anonymity don’t put your name in it. Continue reading “Do you keep a motivational journal?”