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Even When Things Are Not

Filed in Courage, Hope, Inspirational by on February 18, 2018

even when things are not breaking your way, remember that true grit and persistence will win the day. Mercia Tapping

Sometimes we want something to happen, and despite our best efforts, we seem to be left with a rather frustrating status quo. That can be dispiriting. I have been around the block a few times with this one and can remember saying to myself” Surely, I have already put in enough effort to produce my intended result?” I can also remember saying to myself, “This may be a bit insane, but if I fail it will only be after having given it 110%, only then will I accept the result is maybe failure”.

It takes a measure of grit and determination to persist and achieve results when the chances of that happening are receding quickly. But the interesting thing is when I have put in the super over the top effort, that is finally when results start to occur.

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Even When Your Heart Is Breaking

Filed in Courage, Grief, Inspirational by on February 17, 2018

even when your heart is breaking, there comes a time to mop up  tears and present a brave face to the world. Mercia Tapping

I have lost most of my family including my husband and there is a grief that I carry that will always be in my heart. The passage of time does not have me forget or stop wishing that they were still here on earth. Yet none of those who loved me when they were here on earth, would want the remainder of my life to be spent in acute mourning.

So for those of you in the same position, you know that to some extent you “fake it till you make it”. I get up each morning and consciously create my day, so it will have joy in it. It does not occur naturally and without effort. I put on favorite music and start reflecting on all the good things in my life and not what is missing. That is how I present a brave face to the world that is no longer fake!

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The Pain In Life

Filed in Courage, Grief, Hope, Inspirational, Life by on February 16, 2018

the pain in life is a sharp reminder to soak up the good times when they roll around again. Mercia Tapping

There is no way of avoiding pain in life. I wish that were not true. The only way to cope with it, is after the pain has largely passed, to pick oneself up and redouble your efforts to live life fiercely and joyfully. Soak up every ounce of the good stuff in life!

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We Need To Build

Filed in Hope, Inspirational by on February 15, 2018

we need to build a world of compassionate understanding for each other. Mercia tapping

I think if we stopped for just a moment and put ourselves in another’s shoes, we might have more compassion and understanding for views that differ from our own.

Instead, most of us hold onto our world views tenaciously and with a ferocity, that does not allow for a diversity of opinions. When I am humble enough to admit that others may have a differing but legitimate point of view, it helps me feel more connected to humanity.

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Always Speak Your Love

Filed in Love by on February 14, 2018

always speak your love for others, you can never say it too often. Mercia Tapping

It may seem mushy and a bit awkward at first until we become more practiced, but the truth is people never tire of being told that they are loved. And when they are not told, they wonder if even close family have loving feelings towards them. Remember today to tell those around you, and especially those at a distance, that you do indeed love them.

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Your Current Situation Is Not Your Endpoint

Filed in Courage, Hope, Inspirational by on February 13, 2018

your current situation is not your stopping point, merely a way station in your journey. Mercia Tapping

Keep looking ahead and focus on where you are going rather than any frustration with where you are today. Today is just a way station in your journey.

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Be Humble Enough

Filed in Courage, Inspirational by on February 12, 2018

be humble enough to admit when you have made a mistake. that way you can learn and move on. Mercia Tapping

Let’s face it, we all make mistakes, but have you ever noticed that some people are too arrogant to admit it. However, sometimes it takes swallowing hard and being humble enough to admit that we are in error. I always think those people who can admit to mistakes are the grown ups in the room. They know that by admitting their shortcomings which is often accompanied by an apology, that this is the quickest way to learn and move on.

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Leaves Fall Gently In Autumn

Filed in Hope, Inspirational by on February 11, 2018

leaves fall gently in autumn and reemerge victorious in the spring and so will you. Mercia Tapping

Everything goes in a cycle, and sometimes that is hard to remember when you are going through a dark passage. Nothing bad lasts forever, and the challenge is to keep on moving through it, and keep the faith that lighter and brighter days lie ahead.

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Each Year Is Special

Filed in Inspirational, Life by on February 10, 2018

remember that each year is special and we only get to life it once. Mercia Tapping

I have given great thought as to how I intend to spend my time during 2018. Not only do I get direction and focus but I am secure in the knowledge that I will not be wasting my life. Do not waste yours.

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End Your Day With A Grateful Heart

Filed in Inspirational by on February 9, 2018

end your day with a grateful heart good night. sleep well. Mercia Tapping

Too often we can end up going to bed disgruntled as we are upset about what did not go well during the day. No wonder we do not sleep well and lie awake churning those thoughts around! A better practice and one which will calm the mind, is to think about all the things about which we should be grateful. You will be happier and sleep better.

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