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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin
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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin

For all my friends, whether close or casual, I write this because everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Below are some things to think about. Did you know that the people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?

Did you know that the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know that the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? (more…)

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You can overcome challenges!

Do you ever feel that life is unbearable because of the many challenges that you have in your life? I would like to share with you some examples of two courageous women who are overcoming their personal challenges and taking charge of their lives. It’s very empowering to see examples of how people overcome challenges, both large and small.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer, consultant, and commentator was faced with melanoma. After her diagnosis, she documented her journey in a series of articles published on Salon.com and later in a book. (more…)

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Is hardship bad for us? Some quotes to think about.
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Is hardship bad for us? Some quotes to think about.

It’s impossible to have a life without hardship. The quality of our lives depends on how we handle hardship. Here are some quotes to give you a different perspective about hardship:

  • Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people who are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.“…Josh Turner (more…)

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Do you act like you want to be?
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Do you act like you want to be?

This is a simple technique that helps you keep on a positive and productive life path. What do you want? Is it good health? Is there a person you admire who you’d like to emulate? What career path would you like to pursue?

You may not feel well, but why can’t you act like you’re healthy? You may not feel that you have the qualities of someone you admire, but why can’t you act like this person? You might have writing aspirations, but feel unqualified to do so. Why not act the part?

Don’t wait for a sign or for the right person to come along to help you. YOU are the person you are waiting for. YOUR DESIRE to move forward is the sign you’ve been looking for. YOU can move forward by acting like you want to be!

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