Thursday, April 27, 2017



—Bakunawa —
The dragon that swallows the moon whole.

January 1st 

There are trials in life that feel as tremendous as a quest to slay dragons.  These trials are daunting.  They require hard work, determination, and courage.  But when the dragon is finally slain, the relief is immense. 

January 2nd  

It is tempting to quit striving toward a goal when you have neither the time, the resources, the support, the means, nor perhaps the confidence in talent to reach the level of standing you wish to reach.  But these are not reasons to quit.  Move forward anyway.  Try your best.  Put what little you do have into accomplishing what you can, because along the way you may attain a portion of what you feel is lacking.  And owning a portion of a dream is better than owning no dream at all.  Never give up.

January 3rd  

Bad habits are demons that often push us into isolation because they know that in our loneliness they stand little chance of being overcome.

January 4th  

Habits grow like dragons if you feed them.

January 5th  

Bad habits are spiraling slides that drag you round and round down the narrowing end of a cone that eventually ends up in a dark, tight, confining spot. 

Good habits are hooked wings that steadily grow in girth and strength.  At first, they grasp and climb until those beautiful wings can lift the bearer out of the darkness and above the clouds to heights few ever experience.

January 6th  

I saw a man climb a mountain with no feet or hands and barely a stump for each arm and leg.  At once I realized there was no excuse at all for me not to scale my own mountains.

January 7th  

To reach a goal:
Give it your best.
Own your choices.
Ask for help.
Learn as you go.

January 8th  

Chew off a little every day, because it’s hard to swallow a whole pie at once.

January 9th  

Nothing remains idle and thrives.  Life needs a moving force to prevent the devastating effects of stagnancy.  That is why life employs change.

January 10th

Weakness drives us to set goals, to try harder, to put forth more effort, to dream and wish and hope, to reach out further and down deeper, to pray earnestly, to cry mightily, to understand and empathize with valid sincerity.  In truth, weakness is a catalyst for greater strength.

January 11th   

When you understand that faith is God’s muscle at your disposal, moving mountains doesn’t seem so extraordinary.

January 12th

There are tomorrows on their way worth the struggles of today.  Never give up.

January 13th

Never be intimidated by what seems ominous, for BiG is only an accumulation of many smalls. 

January 14th 

I know you would like to blame the world, but the fact is that life is an “up to you” thing.

January 15th  

Most are unaware of their tremendous worth and boundless potential, despite possessing both.

 Copyright 2017 Richelle E. Goodrich

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