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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Encouragement for This Month's Challenge

I know I haven't really been keeping up with my blog very well, but I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things by participating in WEGO Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge (HAWMC). I've been out of the writing/blogging world for a little while, so I hope I'm able to keep up. I'm not sure whether I'll follow the provided daily blog prompt or just write whatever comes to me, but I'm going to try to get a post in each day in April.

That being said, I'm veering from the provided prompts, starting on the very first day!

I was flipping through my journal of quotations that I've found over time and written down for inspiration. I was looking for some encouraging words to help me with the Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge. Here are some of the quotations that I found...


"What we do is but a drop in the ocean. Yet if we did not do it, the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa - This is such a powerful message! I think that most of us want to make a difference in this world, but this world is so vast that few of us will make the history books. What we must remember, though, is that God has given each of us special gifts to put to use in our lives. What we do matters, regardless of how small it may seem.


"We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and do act." - Charlotte Lunsford - What a great reminder that the little things we do can touch other people's lives in huge ways. I know that I don't always express my care to others, but I try to whenever I can. Just letting someone know that you're there can mean the world to him/her.


"I expect to pass through this world by once. Any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to another fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - Stephen Grellet - We are only given one chance in this world... that's actually quite a relief to me... I try to look for ways that I can show kindness to others, even if it's a simple act. We don't get a second chance at this life, so we must make due with the hand we've been dealt. Everyone faces their own obstacles and battles in this world, but we can help each other along this journey by showing care, kindness, and understanding.


This post was written as part of the Health Activist Writer's Awareness Challenge (HAWMC).