What Turns You On?

Motivation, Light Switch, Inspiration

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What turns you on? Now, don’t get freaky with me and think the thing I am referring to is that of a sexual or lustful nature, but to each his own if you do. As I speak with many people who do what they do or believe what they believe, I often wonder what makes them tick, what stimulates them…what turns them on. What motivates you, makes your juices flow and gets you excited?

What turns us on, I believe is the precursor to what we do, how we think and what we become. Our environmental influences can either be the predecessors that entrap us into complacency or encourage us to change for the greater good…exuding our best.

As I ask myself, what really turns me on, to make me become a well-oiled machine and create in me a frequency that will make the world around me better, I have to examine those things or people which influence me and helps me with my decision-making process. Trust me, it is an ongoing, ever-evolving development with many moving parts that switch me from off to on! So tell me, what turns you on?

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Hope: Something To Hold On To

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

Sometimes to get through the day, we need to hold on to a little bit of hope. 

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

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Hope, Optimism, Expectation, Desire, Faith

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Hope, Faith, Expectation, Encouragement

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Hope, Faith, Charity, Desire

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

The Weight of Worry

Anxious, Fear, Worry, Depression, Health, Mind, Spirit, Body

The weight of worry is too heavy of a burden to carry.

Anxiousness and worry seem to be constant daily companions that won’t let us rest. It can leave you feeling cornered, worn out and depressed. It can exhaust your mind, body, and spirit.

This is a new day, beginning a new week and month. Be present in this moment and this time, for yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised. For that which you can do nothing about, you have to dig deep within your spirit and try hard not to worry about it. Easier said than done? Yes, it is, but still try anyway.

Grateful for Blessings

Blessings, inspirational Quote, Motivtional Quote, Kym Gordon Moore, From Behind the Pen

Although we will not forget the horrific September 11, 2001, events that occurred in the U.S., we are taking this moment to pause, meditate and recognize our blessings each day.

You can’t quantify a blessing but you can be grateful as a result of it. -Kym Gordon Moore

The Cards We’re Dealt

Life, Encouragemnt, Courge

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Life is like a card game. The dealer distributes cards that you have no idea what they hold until you flip them over. From that point, depending on which game you’re playing, you will have to devise a strategy to play with the cards you are dealt, in an effort to win the game.

Should you hold them or fold them? Do you play or run away? If only life decisions were that easy, we wouldn’t have a thing to worry about. Sometimes life deals us a great hand, with a win-win situation. It’s like you have the Midas touch no matter what!

Some days you may feel like you’re playing a game of Solitaire, finding yourself alone, trying to figure out the next move and having to start all over again until you get the sequence right. Other days it seems like you’re playing a game of Blackjack where there is a strong adversary whom you feel you have to defeat quickly and defiantly. Many times you feel like you’re playing a long game of Poker, where you are competing against some hard core opponents for a long, hard fight just to get ahead.

While card games typically have guidelines to go by, life has no foolproof instructions that can guarantee you will avoid pain, heartache, and disappointment. Yep, life is a gamble. If you play your cards with divine instruction, you will develop divine wisdom in order to be in step with the life-changing, life-enhancing moves you make and reap the rewards from the life lessons you learn.

Badge of Courage

Badge of Courage, Wizard of Oz, Courage, Fear, Danger, Confidence

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Courage…some days you are feeling it and some days you don’t. On those days when your confidence level is down and courage seems elusive, that’s when you cannot fear, nor be dismayed, nor give up.

One of my favorite movies is the Wizard of Oz, which debuted in theaters across the U.S. on August 25, 1939. If you are a fan of this cast of characters, Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, the Great Wizard of Oz, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West, then you are swept away by the storyline about matters of the heart.

Just as the Cowardly Lion tried to put on a front and act ferocious, he was, for whatever reasons, lacking confidence. I loved the advice Dorothy gave the lion that encouraged his confidence and helped him regain his courage: “The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” Sometimes, challenges can beat the courage out of you, but even in those moments of discouragement, we rise when we face these challenges head on, and take back our confidence with a boldness that surpasses our understanding.