Tag Archives: optimism

FMM 9 30 16 Hope Springs Eternal

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”~Desmond Tutu. The wonderful thing about being a child is that life is full of mystery and pleasant surprises.  Until life teaches us differently, we awake looking forward to what each new day will bring.  The other day my grandson wanted […]

FMM 1 23 15 Recycled from 1 27 12 Love the Life you Live

Have you ever looked at your life and questioned what you have achieved? Sometimes we get dissatisfied as we see ourselves still struggling; juggling our numerous commitments and responsibilities. We go on vacation and see how others live, and think we could be happier if only we lived there. If we live in the States […]

FMM 5 23 14 Fearless Optimism

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus Aurelius.  How many times have you been paralyzed by your own self-doubts?  You put off trying something new, looking for a new job, beginning a challenging task because you don’t believe in your own ability to do […]

FMM 1 31 14 Core Training

“Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.   The first time I set foot in a gym, I was struck by one thing: all of this effort and sweat with no product.  I thought of how it would appear to the hardworking farmers and laborers of developing […]

FMM 1 24 14 Nothing but Blue Sky

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ~ Victor Hugo. On one of my flights into Manchester, I don’t recall how many years ago, I had a surprising discovery.  It was a clear, cloudless morning, the sun rising from a rose tinged horizon, the sky a beautiful shade of dark blue.  As […]