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"I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." -The Little Engine That Could

Arise and seize the day!

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I Look To You

Each of us has people we look to in times of struggle, in times of joy and happiness, in times of hardship and grief, in times of both confusion and clarity.

Today is a day that a dear friend of mine, someone I have often “looked to” celebrates another year of life. In thinking of the many ways that she has been a wonderful friend and person to all who know her, I was reminded of a song by one of her favorite artists.

Today’s post is dedicated to her, my dear Liz, and to all those people in your life that you can look to, regardless of situation or circumstance. They lift us up and remind us every day that we are so fortunate to have them in our lives.

Love and Light,

Carly

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How Many, How Much

Put good in, get good out. Let the world show you that all of your hard work, optimism, and love pays off. Wait for the pay-off.

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“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

— Abraham Lincoln

Your little successes. Your enormous accomplishments. Think of the person or people who were cheering you on. Be grateful.

And if you’re on your way towards something good, remind yourself– “They are here for me. They deserve my best.”

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“Pain throws your heart to the ground. Love turns the whole thing around.”

No it won’t all go the way; it should, but I know the heart of life is good.

-John Mayer

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“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

— Khalil Gibran

Friends Playing on the Beach

Celebrating many different occasions with friends this week. It feels amazing to see the good in the world surround those I care about.

Remind yourself that it need not be only you who does the cheerleading. Let others be there and remind you of the amazing support system you have around you.

Share in the good and lift each other up in the bad. Laugh and let your tears wash away all that threatens your contentment.

Renew your faith in people each day by surround yourself with those who matter.

Life is good. Remind yourself of the little things that good people do that impact your life in big ways, today and everyday.

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“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”

— Charlotte Brontë

You are a comfort to someone. Knowing that someone will read this and find comfort in it is enough to keep us happy. Make yourself happy by knowing how happy you make others.

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“If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.”

— Beth Mende Conny

Going for a walk today with some amazing people. We have been there for each other through thick and thin. They have supported me as I have tried to return the favor. I would be less of a person without them in my life.

Today, as we begin a new week, I simply want you to take a moment and thank all of the wonderful people in your life. Realize how much they inspire you to be a better person, a stronger person. You never know when they will need you most. Be there for them all that you can. I am thankful every minute of every day for these people. I hope you have those people and you thank them for their presence today and every day.

When things get rough and life seems unbeareable, when the word “overwhelming” doesn’t begin to cover it, remember that you can handle it. After all, it’s not always about making it by yourself. It’s the people who take your hand and take these moments in stride as you make your way through your journey.

Love and Light,

Carly

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