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Monday Morning Inspiration December 18, 2017

Posted Monday, December 18, 2017, at 1:58 PM

Sometimes life throws you a curveball and when this happens, it is not a pleasant experience. Are you prepared for the curveball coming your way? Are you willing to stay the course? It not only takes courage, it takes discipline. It is easy to throw your hands up and walk away, but it takes a person of substance to deal with the daily challenges of life. As Langston Hughes said, “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stairs,” but I play the hand I have been dealt and I play it well.

What sense does it make to complain? Complaining gets you nowhere. Instead of complaining be grateful that each day you are presented with a challenge, and that challenge captivates your life. Without the daily challenges of life, life itself would not exist. Life itself would have no meaning. Challenges mean something. Challenges make you stronger. Challenges make you appreciate the blessings that come after the storm, and there have been many storms this season.

Brace yourself for what is to come and know that what you are doing today will make a difference tomorrow. Knowing that tomorrow is not promised; make the best out of today. Today do great things. Today hold your head up high and know that there are no limits, but the limits you put on yourself. Exalt the “ESSENCE OF EDUCATION.” You are a bright and shining star. So let your light shine for all the world to see and illuminate rays of hope, joy, laughter, and understanding. What you do makes a difference, and the Universe is depending on you to keep doing the great work you do.