You Are Not Alone (4/14/15)

Mark Twain once said, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

 
You may have that person in your life that only criticizes you and never acknowledges your efforts. You have probably tried everything to appease them to no avail.
 
Common sense tells you that if you work hard with good intentions and always give your best, then you will be appreciated and even recognized. But life doesn’t always work that way, does it? There is always that one person that can put your world into a negative spin that feels hopeless.
 
I see it at an ultimate test character, theirs and ours. How we respond to these negative situations says a good deal about us. It is a learning process and a good reminder to never stop learning.
 
Isn’t it funny how you gain an added appreciation for the people in your life that love you, support you and encourage you? Stay close to those people and absorb their belief in you. Don’t give power to the negative people in your life.
 
Now, I know it’s easier said than done and that it is an everyday process. But isn’t it better to work on and focus on accepting, graciously, encouragement rather than thinking about those who are nothing but negative?
 
You have the power in your life, grab hold of that. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
 
Today, take the time to look around you and stop and say thank you to the people that make you feel like you can do anything, because you can! You are not alone in this.