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It’s been a few months since I’ve done any blogging, in those months I reflected on whether or not I should keep my blog going. I’m now working from home, having both daughters at home during that time after all Universities here went from Face2Face to online studies didn’t help much because when I wasn’t working a huge chunk of my time was spent, proofing, editing and assisting them in research, which left very little time to do anything else. The WordPress upgrade didn’t help much either because it meant having to work my way through learning the new set up. The initial purpose of this blog was to help motivate me to write more, however, in the past few years, I haven’t written much, except for my books, which I’m still plodding through, and a few bits of poetry, here and there. But over the years my blog grew into something beyond being a motivational tool into a space where others also found motivation, inspiration and reflection as more and more people started following my blog, many of whom have reached out to me at some point to say how much they enjoy my blog. I appreciate you!!
Clearing out my inbox and going through a few of those emails made me realize that this blog was not just about me. It’s also about the people who take time out of their day to read what I have to say and hopefully what you read resonates you in someway. So many times we go through life without a second thought about anything or anyone who are not in front of us, we ignore the unseen and at times forget that the world exists outside of the bubble we’ve created for ourselves. During the busyness of the past few weeks, I was reminded that the people who cross our paths, whether virtually or real life are by their own rights, extraordinary. Those extraordinary people can do and say extraordinary things that can have a drastic effect not only on their own lives but also the lives of those they’ve touched. To anyone reading this right now, you are extraordinary and I appreciate you! I may drop off the radar now and then but I am still here, reading your blogs and your comments.
©Etta D. Richards
“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”
Like most of you reading this right now, I’m in lockdown. While I value the time I get to spend with my family, I worry about my family who is not with me and my friends who are currently still working. The hours have melted into days, days into weeks and before you know it weeks will melt into months. As you transition your lives to accommodate the changes set before you, you should not allow yourself to become overwhelmed by the feeling of fear! Rather invite that of gratitude!
Just as the physical body becomes strong through regular exercise, so does the mind require regular use to remain strong. Make sure that your personal development plan includes plenty of mental stimulation. One of the best ways to develop your imagination and visualization skills is through reading. As you read, your mind translates the words into images that help you better understand the concepts about which you are reading. Become a voracious reader. Read newspapers, trade magazines, self-help books, and novels; all will contribute to your store of knowledge and to your ability to visualize and more effectively use your imagination.
~Wallace D. Wattles
Do you have a continuous improvement program for your most valuable asset-your mind? Make sure that you spend at least a half-hour each day studying, thinking, and planning. Review your long intermediate and short-term goals and measure your progress to date. Are you on schedule for their completion? Ask yourself, “What information do I not have that would help me achieve my goals?” Then gather the information you need and get into action.
~Wallace D Wattles
“If you don’t have a dream how are we going to make a dream come true?”
I’ve always dreamt of being a writer. I also dreamt of being a pilot but that writer inside of me kept poking me in the side. Besides flying, lessons were way more expensive. My favourite subject in school was always in English because we had to write Essays or short stories which fueled my imagination. One of the reasons I started this blog was to encourage me to write more in hopes that it would foster the completion of my books. While I am disciplined in keeping up with my blog, I have not been so disciplined in finishing my book. The words are there, the end is in sight, now if I can just put those words on paper. That would be a huge accomplishment for me.