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10 Tips
Running with Angels - Pamela H. Hansen

1. Take time to rejuvenate yourself—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You, as well as others around you, will be much better off!

2. Rearrange your priorities. How high does “taking care of myself” rank? Is it time to move it toward the top?

3. Devise a plan and hold yourself accountable.

4. Replace bad habits with good ones. Rejoicing in even the small but positive decisions you make will lead to significant progress over time.

5. Take responsibility for the decisions you have made. Learn from your poor choices, then move on!

6. Record measurements and feelings. They will show you just how far you’ve come!

7. Think more positively. You can soar on the wings of an optimistic attitude!

8. Uplifting music can be an incredible motivation.

9. Express gratitude for heavenly and earthly angels! What can you do to lift someone else and ease their burden?

10.Learn from life’s lessons. Instead of asking “Why Me?” ask “What can I learn from this experience?”

I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.

--Gordon B. Hinckley

It isn't sufficient just to want--you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

It doesn't matter how young or old you are. The secret to success is to find some powerful motivation to get you started and keep you going. Somehow you have to decide the time has arrived for you to take a plunge into unknown waters.

You just need to be willing to step out and trust the many responsible people who are assuring you that caring for your body will make you a more effective, happier, and healthier person.

--Dr. Kenneth Cooper
Faith-Based Fitness, p. 17

Anonymous Poem from Mother Teresa's Orphanage

People are often unreasonable,
Illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
People may accuse you
Of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be Kind anyway.

If you are successful,
You will win some false friends
And some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
People may cheat you;
Be Honest and Frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
Someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
They may be jealous;
Be Happy anyway.

The good you do today,
People will often forget tomorrow;
Do Good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
And it may never be enough;
Give the world the Best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God;
It is never between you and them anyway.

To a Child Gone

I thought I was ahead of you in line.
You would take your turn
After I took mine,
Like we did before.

I guess you don’t need new shoes
For starting heaven,
Or a light on against the dark
The way I always did.
But I’m so used to parenting.
I wanted just to be there—
To do whatever needed to be done.

But you went first.
And now, my little one,
Suddenly you are my senior.
Morning, I know, will come.
But, bring close your light—
This time it is I who fear the night.

--Carol Lynn Pearson