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Dare to Live without Limits

One apple contains the seeds for an entire orchard

        It’s easy to believe that, as just one individual, you don’t have much influence over anything. But in reality, it is only individuals who make the difference. The course of history has been influenced by many individuals. If a group of people had an impact, it’s only because they were led by an individual.

        Just like an apple, you also have seeds. Your seeds are those of impact and influence. They are planted by your behavior. What you do, how your treat others, along with the examples you set, are all factors which create your orchard.

Feeling distraught? Look for the root causes

        At times, you can find yourself feeling distraught. You may be going through tough times. Perhaps you are dealing with adverse circumstances. Your problems may seem insurmountable. When distraught, you feel overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, and negative emotions.

        When you are distraught, your perspective is negatively altered. You probably feel your emotional state is justified. Your view of reality becomes distorted. While in this mode, your personality is also impacted by having less patience and tolerance along with a diminished ability to cope. Your sense of humor, which is a great coping strategy, also declines.

Your future – like the direction of time - is ahead

        Just like the nature of time, the direction of life is always forward. The past is over. You can’t go back in time to make any changes. Your future is ahead of you. The actions you take today determine what type of future you will have. It’s up to you. Your future is your responsibility.

        Too often people waste time fixated on the past. They constantly lament what they could have, would have, or should have done. Whatever you did, or didn’t do, can’t be altered. However, what you learn from the past can be used in moving forward.

 

border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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