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Motivation Monday: The Winner’s Quality

I’m sorry this is coming out so late, but motherly duties took priority today. This will be brief, due to the lateness of the post.

As I sat down to write this post, not knowing exactly how to motivate you all, I started looking through the comments that had come in throughout the day. There was one that stood out. It was from Velma Dunkin of  Fierce Fabulous Funny.

Over the weekend I posted my second food journal, in which I admitted that I had fallen off my “no soda” wagon when my son got hurt. I was very discouraged, feeling like I failed myself and all of you. Velma set me straight.

If you haven’t visited Velma’s site yet, I highly encourage you to do so. It is WONDERFUL..very inspiring and motivational. On her about page, Velma talks a bit about her life struggles and how she has persevered. I’m not going to tell you her story here, because I want you to go and visit her site, to see for yourself. One of the struggles she faced was alcoholism. It is in this context which she encouraged me, in her comment, which is below:

“I love your courage. Thank you for sharing your journey. I’m a recovered alcoholic I have been in recovery for 15 years. My last drunk was three fifths, a bottle of wine and a half gallon of whiskey. I drank myself silly for 2 days. I won’t go in to detail. My story is on my blog for the world to read. I understand your addiction. I want to encourage you today not to give up. Sometimes life throws us a curveball that knocks us down. Les Brown says if you get knocked down land on your back so you can get yourself back up. John Maxwell says fail forward. You slipped. Big deal. That doesn’t make you a failure. Learn from it and move on. Keep moving forward. I have my own struggles. I won’t go in to detail but believe when I say I understand. Sometimes when I feel like a failure I listen to this video by Les Brown. It inspires me. Motivates me and gives me the determination to get back up. I would like to share it w you today. I’m coming back and so are you!!! Have an awesome and blessed day!!! ” ~ Velma Dunkin
I want to thank Velma for her wonderful and encouraging message, not just to me, but everyone. It is truly something I needed to hear.
As Velma said, life sometimes hands you a curve ball. Winners muster up the courage to act. They harness the power to start again. As Les Brown says, THAT is…
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. (1).png
 Here is the video that
Velma shared with me in her comment.
Enjoy..God Bless..Namaste!

About Tamara Hoerner (1169 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

3 Comments on Motivation Monday: The Winner’s Quality

  1. Thank you so much. You just made all my struggles worth it!!


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