“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” ~Johnny Cash
Sunday - Read the quote out loud. What is your initial reaction? Why? What about this quote do you agree with? Disagree with?
Monday - How do you view “failure”? Do you feel guilty or shameful? Do you see it as a lesson you have yet to learn? What are the driving factors behind how you view “failure?
Tuesday - How does this apply to your life right now in this moment? Do you allow your failures to dictate your life. Do you allow them to stop you from trying again?
Wednesday - Has anyone shamed you for failing or making a mistake? What ‘old recordings’ from your past hinder you from taking a chance, a risk? How did it impact your relationships with others?
Thursday - Now think about the reverse. Have you ever shamed someone for a mistake or failure? How did it impact your relationship with that person?
Friday - We expect children to make mistakes and learn from them. Why is it so different for adults? Give yourself permission to make mistakes. How does that change how you feel about failure?
Saturday - After reflecting over the last week, what is your reaction to this quote now? What changed? What stayed the same?
Stone - Tiger's Eye
Essential Oil/Herb - Basil
Animal Guide - Tiger
Each Sunday we will be providing a journal topic for the week with a prompt for each day. Set a time each day to journal in a place where you can sit quietly without interruption to reflect on your thoughts. You don’t need to answer the daily prompts, they are provided in case you need a little boost to get your thoughts flowing.
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~Gail Devers
I’ll Push You by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck
My family recommended this book to me as Justin is my dad’s cousin.
Justin has always been a charismatic person. He is full of love and life. Justin has a great sense of humor and loves adventures.
Patrick is Justin’s best friend from childhood. They shared many adventures together and were always there for each other. They bring out the best in each other and have a friendship that others strive for. In college, Justin began to have unusual symptoms. He was eventually diagnosed with a progressive neuro-muscular disease. It left him without the use of his legs and arms, and in a wheelchair. Patrick has remained by his side through it all.
Justin heard about people doing a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. He tells Patrick about it and how he thinks it would be an amazing trip. Patrick’s response is simple: “I’ll push you.” This book tells of their trip on the Camino de Santiago. The setbacks, struggles, triumphs, and spiritual realizations. It is a testament to what true friendship, love, devotion, and sacrifice is. It is a beautiful story that will inspire you and touch your heart. It will open your eyes to how true friendship can change our lives and push us to be a better person.
We all have our own path to walk through in life. My path is not my "sisters" or "brothers" and they each have their own. We have discussions, some passionate, some silly, some downright strange. While open and honest discussion is encouraged, please keep it civilized. We are not here to judge or criticize. We are here to encourage and lift each other up.
If you have a question, ask it. We'll answer it if we have one. If not, we'll help you find one.
If you're struggling, share it. We'll hold your hand, give you a "hug" and help you through it.
If you are lonely, join us. We enjoy getting to know new people. You might make a friend along the way.
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