Motivating Puppy

I have done some editing work for the family I dog sit for occasionally.  With their permission, I now present to you motivation to climb every mountain and follow every rainbow.

 

Be Courageous. Be Bold.  Step on the little guy on your way down the ladder.  8)

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The Smokers’ Bench

She wore a delicately cute outfit, what there was of it. Sitting coolly, smoking one last cigarette before her flight, she stared out at the dark void of the early morning. Her perfume wafting to passerbys lending to the sensory barrage of sounds, smells and activity of the security zone. Bleached hair and an unnaturally even tan, revealed her older than her long legs and shoulders spilling from her halter jumpsuit would have implied.

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Mission Statements

A few years back I was in a course that had its participants construct a personal mission statement.  I had only seen them for corporations prior to that moment.  While I do forget about it from time to time, I  always come back to it.  It has focused my mind when trying to make decisions and has given me an additional sense of purpose.  It also ‘has my back’ in an unexpected way.  It has given me the strength to make decisions that I felt others would think silly or just wrong.  However, in my mind, I knew the decision was true to my mission and therefore a net positive.  To create it, I began by identifying my various roles in life (ex: sister, daughter, employee).  Then my weakness and strengths.  What would I want others to describe me as?  I looked for inspiration and found it in a quote from Gandhi (or as one website suggests not really him).  My mission statement:

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Stay Strong My Friends

There are a lot of things that can put a dent in your armor as you make your way through the world.  Some are small.  Like, loosing a brush that you know damn well is in the house.  It’s not like I walk down the street brushin….sorry, I digress.  Some are big, like the illness or a loss of a loved one.  There is a whole cacophony of things in between.  I heard a song this morning that I had not listened to in quite awhile.  It gave me a kick to push on and not stay defeated on the couch.  So, my friends, whether it is injury, weight, love, work, family, exercise or simply loosing a brush, stay strong and fight on!

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