Ramadan 2017

28 Ramadan 2017: The Power of Prayer and Remembrance

In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was 'Help me.' Sometimes a prayer was 'Thank you.' What I've discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away. -… Continue reading 28 Ramadan 2017: The Power of Prayer and Remembrance

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27 Ramadan 2017: A Source of Despair from Within (2 of 2)

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. ― Harvey Fierstein As a follow-on to my previous post about sources of despair that are form within, the second one is not being who you are. By not being who you are, you… Continue reading 27 Ramadan 2017: A Source of Despair from Within (2 of 2)

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26 Ramadan 2017: A Source of Despair from Within (1 of 2)

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ― Roy Disney It is easier to naturally fall back onto an external reason as to why we despair, and we often forget that sometimes it is from within. Besides generally engaging in negative internal dialogue leading to despair, there are two other… Continue reading 26 Ramadan 2017: A Source of Despair from Within (1 of 2)

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14 Ramadan 2017: Why we struggle sometimes

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. - Frederick Douglass Despite what we may see in life, be it in person or in social media, everyone struggles ... everyone. Looking back at all my previous and current struggles, I find this to be true ... our struggles are stimulated by either something in… Continue reading 14 Ramadan 2017: Why we struggle sometimes

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13 Ramadan 2017: Despair, Criticism and Failure

Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.― Roy T. Bennett What I liked about this quote is how it ultimately presents three key… Continue reading 13 Ramadan 2017: Despair, Criticism and Failure

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9 Ramadan 2017: We are all special

Don't compare yourself with anyone in this world...if you do so, you are insulting yourself. ― Bill Gates One of the causes of desperation is a worry about not measuring up, or not being as good as a person or another, or feeling "un"special because of a lack of attention online or offline and basically feeling… Continue reading 9 Ramadan 2017: We are all special