I find life is easier, more enjoyable, and less stressful if we can remain MOTIVATED in everything that we do. In times of struggle I turn to church, a long run, painting, and my boyfriend. In no particular order 🙂

This page as are all pages on my website are for you! If you have an awesome quote, picture, bible passage or religious message or certain song that keeps you motivated to remain healthy and a high sense of well-being by all means…. PLEASE SHARE! I will post them on the site!

I will start with a painting I did of the Serenity Prayer.

The Serenity Prayer has become near and dear to my heart. If you seek God he will show you what is meant to be changed in our lives and what troubles are in our lives for a reason. Always seek Him!

This is a painting..

9/11/12 Footprints in the Sand- I am not sure if you are familiar with the Footprints in the Sand poem written by  Margaret Powers or if you believe in the Lord but this poem had meant the world to me going through PATM and my health conditions. The Lord has surely held me in times of struggle when I truly felt like I was, “in the valleys of the shadow of death.” Please read the following poem for strength
9/13/12 Shake It Out- Florence + the Machine- “It’s always darkest before the dawn” What she says is so true. I love this song because she talks about not letting our demons control us. No matter what your demon you may be facing… “It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off.” Face your demons today so that you can be a better person tomorrow 🙂

Comment From Website Visitor

Hi – Thanks for the advice. Its actually very motivating. Your classroom story sounds a lot like what I deal with everyday at work. I just feel bad going in everyday. I actually sit in a room with 4 to 5 people a day and during certain months of the year there’s up to like 20 or so. It was really easy to tell where the reactions were stemming from. I feel horrible for the people around me but then I think to myself, I don’t really have a choice because I HAVE to work. Since this is the type of work I went to school for, I can’t really just change careers at the drop of a dime either. I graduated about 3 years ago and the reactions started about 9 months out of school, so maybe they were stress induced. Anyways, after reading a lot on the PATM forum and especially your website, I’ve recently been trying to diet, workout, and have a better attitude as well, so I appreciate that. It’s also helping me get closer to God again, as the reactions caused me to shy away from going to church normally a few months ago. However, I’ve been praying a lot more and living a healthier lifestyle (for the last week and a half or so atleast) so I’m hoping for improvement in the next few months. Anyways I’m sure you don’t want to hear anymore of my lifestory, but I did just want to say thanks again and congrats on your healing process!
Oh yeah, I’ve taken your advice on the brown rice protein shake and I think its pretty good!

4 Comments on “Motivation

  1. Hi there. I have liked all the motivating articles. That’s what we need, us who have passed through the valleys of the shadow of death called PATM, encouragement. I liked especially the one that talks about the prints in te sand. I’ll never doubt the presence of the Lord by my side in my trials and tribulations. Thanks Tennis for the informative website.

    • WorsethanJob, I’m glad you enjoy the site. I realized I never replied to tell you that! Hope all is going well for you. I look to continue to add to this site, particularly this page as it is so important that we all keep a positive attitude and a strong faith no matter where we are in life. Be well.

  2. Revelation 21:6-8 KJV
    And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. [7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. [8] But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

    • “He that overcometh shall inherit all things” Thanks so much for sharing this, Lidya. How amazing is it to know that God is so giving… 🙂

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