Phenomenal Friday-6 Inspirational Truths That Will Keep You Going!




There are only so many weeks in a month, days in a week, hours in a day, spend them wisely. It’s true we can’t expand time but we can make better use of measuring time by being more intentional about our priorities and self-talk.

6 Inspirational Truths That Will Keep You Going When You Feel Like Giving up!


The results that you are achieving are a direct reflection of the image of yourself you are holding. Improve the image and the improvement will automatically be reflected in your results.

Sandra Gallagher


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Life’s Third Act!

*This is not my intellectual property!

Phenomenal Friday-4 Things I’ve Learnt This Frist Quarter Of 2018



Whenever we need to make a very important decision it is best to trust our instincts, because reason usually tries to remove us from our dream, saying that the time is not yet right. Reason is afraid of defeat, but intuition enjoys life and its challenges.
~Paulo Coelho
The most complex roadblock you will ever face in life is overcoming the mind.  If you can overcome those tiny whispers of doubt, trust me you can overcome anything.  Each year brings with it challenges,  the trick to getting to the finish line is to take one hurdle at a time. The great news is,  with each hurdle you jump over the race becomes easier and the whispers aren’t as loud as they used to be, you will find yourself stronger both mentally and physically as you realise that your frustration comes from the way you react to those hurdles and not life itself.
I’ve done a lot of soul searching this year and here as 4 valuable lesssons, I’ve learned in this first quarter.

1.Be careful what you wish for. Wishes should be made with careful consideration. If you ask for some random thing expect a random response. I wished for a permanent post that will allow me to use my skills while gaining knowledge. I didn’t distinguish where or the specific post I wanted. The position did come, but it wasn’t what I expected but it’s still early in the game and like everything in life, there’s always a path to take you to where you would like to be. Maybe this is my pathway! Lesson learnt-ask with clarity.


“The greatest battle you ever have to win is the battle within yourself.” ~ Eli Soriano

2. Peace of mind begins where worry ends! Often I’ve had to take deeeeep breaths and ignore certain situations and people. Lesson learnt-don’t allow another person or situation to control your thoughts. Life is not what happens to you, life is what you choose to accept!

3. In my pursuit of happiness, I’ve found that letting go of what I felt my life should be, embracing it for what it is and accepting that life can be anything that I imagined it to be is the beginning to finding happiness.  Too often we see life as our current situation so we can’t imagine it being any different. I’ve accepted that I am enough, I am deserving of everything and more. The Universe has set out a menu and all I had to do is place my order. Lesson learnt,  refer to lesson 1.

4. One of the most difficult things for me was accepting to live in the NOW! Living in the past was a way of punishing myself for all those so-called wrong decisions, living in the future was an easy way out of dealing with my present situations. I had to learn not to make life complicated by fighting old battles while creating imaginary ones.

Cheers to the rest of 2018! I’m ready so ready………….

*This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday Serials, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness and Personal Growth.

~Happy Friday

©Etta D. Richards



Phenomenal Friday-Imagine Greater, Dream Big!



“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”    ~Stephen Covey

It’s no secret that my love-hate relationship with Scotland is amplified by the temperament of the weather. It’s April and I’m still waiting for Spring but through the temperamental weather, there’s always something to smile about because like it did yesterday, life sometimes rewards me with a little sunshine as a reminder that my dreams are bigger than the disappointments I face.

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We Can All Move Upward and Onward Forever!



To live in what may be termed the “all right” attitude, that is, in that attitude that expects to find everything all right and that constantly affirms that everything is all right, is to press on to the realization and the possession of those things that are as you wish them to be. Disappointments and failures, when met in this attitude, simply become open doors to new worlds where you find better opportunities and greater possibilities than you ever knew before. When the average person meets disappointment he usually declares, “Just my luck;” in other words, he enters that mental attitude that faces ill luck; he thus fails to see anything else but misfortune in that which has happened; and so long as that person, consciously or unconsciously expects misfortune, into more and more misfortune he will go. He who believes that he is fated to have bad luck will have bad luck in abundance. The reason is he lives in that mental attitude that places his mind in constant contact with those confused elements in the world that never create anything else but bad luck. That person, however, who thoroughly believes that everything that happens is simply a step to greater good, higher attainments and greater achievements, will steadily rise into those greater things that he expects to realize; the reason being that he is living in that mental attitude that places his mind in contact with the building power of life. Those powers will always build for greater things to those with whom they are in harmony, and we all can place ourselves in harmony with those powers; therefore, we can all move upward and onward forever, eternally making real more and more of that which is ideal.

~Christian D. Larson