strength

Strength

Merriam Webster defines strength as “the quality or state of being strong: capacity for exertion or endurance.” And many people think of strength in terms of the definition above. They think of physical strength. When someone says that man or that woman is strong, we think of an outer strength. We think that this person has muscles and can lift …

Criticism

Criticism

Criticism. Like many of the things that I write about on this blog— it’s a part of life. And because it’s a part of life, we’re all going to have to encounter it at one point or another. And for many of us, we experienced it for the first time at a young age. When we were growing up, our …

10_out_of_10

10 out of 10

Diamonds are fairly popular in the Western world. Many of us who live here have had the chance to at least see a diamond. From the time we’re little, we are exposed to the wonders of diamonds. We look on with awe and wonder at those shiny clear circles that sit atop of women’s engagement rings. A lot of us …

“You are good, you are who you are and you have things to offer the world”

Disney put together an awesome “It Gets Better” video in support of The Trevor Project (mentioned in previous Positivity Works! blogs) which includes interviews with Disney Cast Members (aka employees) who have experienced bullying in their lives as a result of who they are and they even offer great advice about who to contact if you get to that point when you either “want to end it or break free [of the insecurities and trappings of feeling rejected, unwanted, unloved, etc]”.

“Just remember…You are never alone.”

You gotta jump over the precipice…Don’t drop into it.

Today, I woke up thinking about the word, Precipice. According to the World English Dictionary, Precipice means the steep sheer face of a cliff or crag or a precarious situation. The definition has me envisioning myself standing right on the edge of said cliff, looking down into an abyss of precariousness. That sounds scary, right? I mean…what is down there?

When life gives you lemons…

Isn’t it strange how when one thing goes wrong, it feels like ten others follow? You get a flat tire, which causes you to be late for work, then you forget an appointment you had, then… Well, you get my point. I could go on forever because that’s how these things work. They go on forever if you let them. I think these things, let’s call them disappointments, sneak up on you like a bad cold and they are always a shock and very unwelcome. When they happen, you think, as a responsible person, that you should be prepared and then you reprimand yourself for not being psychic and preventing the problem in the first place. Because, of course, you should have known. Right?