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Marathon of Life

Life is like a marathon.

You have to prepare for your participation. The preparation is usually three phased:physical – your body has to be in top physical condition; mental – you have to focus on the positive, and convince yourself that you can do this; spiritual – spiritual preparation such as meditation, prayer and reflection helps you to believe in your ability and to trust in a higher power when all else looks impossible.

If you’re ahead in the race, it takes alot of stamina to try to keep your pace. If however, you are in the back, you’ve got to inch your way forward and keep pushing as far ahead as possible.  It’s not easy…you’re hot, you’re thirsty, you’re tired, your feet are aching but you keep going.

DON’T STOP NOW!  DON’T QUIT!!

You have  trained for this all your life. YOU are on the home stretch. The end is in sight. Quicken your pace to the finish line.

When you think about it, in a marathon some people never move up from the back, some move forward who and fall back again.  Others give up and drop out of the race….but victory comes to those who keep running against all odds.

Where are you in the marathon of life???

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Spring Cleaning your Life

Spring is….
A time of renewal and revival…..a time for planting and pruning.
A time for cleaning out the cupboards and clutter and dusting out the cobwebs.
Every year, we look forward to the springtime, when the weather is warmer, the days are longer and everything is brighter. Colorful blooms replace the dreariness and withered twigs of winter.

Every one is happy…..

Some of you have already started with the spring cleaning, I’ll bet.
It got me thinking…we do this spring cleaning annually but how often do we spring clean our lives or maybe just our minds.
Are there any cobwebs in your mind …leftovers from those days of “Great Expectations” that did not materialize.? Get that duster out and vigourously brush them away. They serve no useful purpose in your life…they just take up space.
What about the clutter of grudges held maybe from childhood, and thoughts of people who you think don’t like you, and all those labels you place on yourself, like “I’m too fat”. Yes, these too can clutter your mind leaving no space for new and positive thoughts, and resulting in some kind of mental paralysis.
Wipe out those unforgiving thoughts, burn the anger and recycle the garbage that accumulates there without permission.

Now is the time to get rid of that clutter …toss it all out….and open yourself to new possibilities, new opportunities and new beginnings. Don’t just plant spring blossoms in your garden but plant them in your mind and in your life.
Plant some seeds and watch them grow: seeds of gratitude, love, joy, and kindness, growing into the most beautiful garden in your mind and spreading into the rest of your life.
To quote the words of Les Brown, Inspirational Speaker…..”It’s possible.”

Happy spring cleaning to you.

I’m posting once a week for the rest of 2011

I know it won’t always be easy, but with support from the WordPress Blogging community, I know I can do it. I love to write but I need to be motivated to write more often.

As a Life Coach, there is much that I have to share.  I know I will have the support of  The DailyPost and I am hoping that you my friends, will like and leave comments to encourage me to be a more frequent blogger.

Cathy