Monthly Archives: December 2011

Obstacle 46: Grief

Haiku “Pure sun shine down on weeping willow souls, grieving for lost soul and seed.” ~Elizabeth Bowers-Pieces of the Tapestry GRIEF grinds growth.  There is no grief which time does not soften and heal.  Be present and patient with yourself … Continue reading

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Obstacle 45: Greed

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings and only character endures.” ~Horace Greely Greed gags giving.  A selfish nature, based on greed, is not a character trait of an achiever.  A one-man quest for what you can … Continue reading

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Obstacle 44: Garrulity

“Stumbling with your feet is safer than stumbling with your tongue.” ~Arabic Proverb Garrulity guarantees isolation.  Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk, talk, talk. Talking too much offends and is often a mask for nervousness. Settle your discomfort by listening more. Tune … Continue reading

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Obstacle 43: Frustration

“Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it … Continue reading

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Obstacle 42: Friends

“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” ~Kahlil Gibran Friends fertilize dreams.  Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold.  This old Girl Scout adage is true; you can distinguish your … Continue reading

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Obstacle 41: Fortune

Fortune filters conviction.  Money, or the lack thereof, is an enabler.  Many perceive the rich as elites who are “born with a silver spoon in their mouth.” But, not always is this true; sometimes the rich have it easier but … Continue reading

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Obstacle 40: Family

“Every man is born into the world to do something unique and distinctive. If he does not do it, it will never be done.” ~Benjamin E. Mays Family fences hope.  For many, nothing or no one else is more important … Continue reading

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