Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Are You Getting In Your Own Way?

Encouragement, Motivation

Are You Getting In Your Own Way? | John C. Donahue

Getting out of our busy mode and into our heart occasionally, I’m certain that many of us would find at least one moment during our day where we could pause, reflect on a situation and see something that we can do to make a difference in someone else’s life.

The pace of life and work has increased a lot and I daresay we don’t give as much thought as we could to the circumstances of other people’s lives.

Sometimes, we’re so caught up in our own struggles that we don’t think we can even afford the time to “give” our time, resources, and talents to others. And yet, if we do, we are rewarded.

We are often, throughout our lives, able to experience richness, synchronicity, and reward through small acts of generosity. This isn’t even about money, although sometimes the rewards will impact our financial status as well. And yet, we fail too often when we are so self-absorbed or consumed by our own situation thinking we’d give up too much by helping.

So, please consider this just a gentle reminder for all of us (including me) to pay attention to at least one “little thing” that will make a difference for someone else.

As an extra challenge, try to make it for someone you don’t know well or don’t know at all; family and friends are too easy and natural.

The Power of Dreaming

The Power of Dreaming

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I recently had a very frank conversation with someone who had lost the power to dream.  It broke my heart to hear how sad and lonely they felt.  The person, through some horrible life circumstance, had lost the ability and desire to dream.  It brought me to tears to hear their story and to listen to someone who no longer had the willingness to look into the future and see hope.  I pray that none of you have to endure the loss of the desire to dream.

But through a few conversations, we were able to rekindle that spark of dreaming.  All hope was not lost and this person soon began to talk about the future, and you could actually hear the excitement begin to build in their voice.  The power of dreaming cannot be denied or measured, nor should it be taken for granted. (Tweet This)

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