“Show me again what you learned at the hospital,” I ask again, my niece tells the best stories. From the time she gave up her “Binky” at 2, and began expressing herself, we’ve had conversations. “Well Titi, first I had the orange,” then she shifted on the couch and my 12-year-old niece moved into one … More No rush to grow up
“Why do you always use such big words?” I was puzzled once again by all the frustration and aggravation his 8 year old self could muster. My nephew asks a lot of questions. Some simple but almost always a series of questions with the never ending demand of “Why?” Out of the many times I … More Ditch the big words!
“Looking good girl!” I smiled, then inhaled once through my nose and exhaled twice through pursed lips. Half a mile in according to my pedometer. Just a half mile and I knew I wasn’t going to quit. It was cold, no exact temperature needed, I went by the lack of feeling in my fingers and … More Running and standing still
All I could do was hang my head and let out a soft “yeah”. My mentor was calling me out once again, and I had no defense. Yep, a defense against Not using my own potential for my own success. Who needs enemies? I was majoring in self-oppression and minoring in helplessness. This is hard … More Living up to your potential
Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins. When did you last feel like that –- and what did you do about it? The feeling of helplessness is like walking around the slippery perimeter of quicksand. Allow yourself to get too close and before you know it you are up … More Overcoming helplessness
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Sounds kind of cliche, but my hero is my mom. She always believes in me. When I tell her all of my plans and dreams, I know she believes they are possible as surely as I do. Her optimism and faith are a daily encouragement that I’m glad I can rely on. I hope to … More Daily Prompt: My Hero!