Persevere through struggles and overcome hard times
We all have struggles from time to time and there are plenty of times when we feel like giving up. This months newsletter is all about persevering through those hard times and learning that sometimes the struggles we are facing today will shape our very existence in the future. In Fact without these struggles, without some of the hard times we may never fully become what we are destined to be. Be sure to read the article at the end of this newsletter, it really brings this point home.
This Months Quotables:
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~Henry Ward Beecher
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings
If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. ~Buddhist Saying
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~Georges-Louis Leclerc
This Months Positive Websites
Every month we nominate 3 to 5 websites that we think spread positivity in some way and we share them with you. Then we ask you to vote for your favorite. I am so excited about this months nominees. We have some really great sites to check out this month. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote at
Learn to live life to the fullest with this unique little site dedicated to helping you have the best life ever. Filled with great articles and tips about things like effective listening to money management. The author of this site, Lou, describes herself as simple, but Extra-OrdinaryAnd it definitely shows on this site.
Last Months Winner
Our most popular pages on this site are our quotes pages. Because of this, I created an entire site dedicated to quotes, sayings and provebs. check it out at
This is were we get to the grit. Most of the time you will find articles here from other authors as I like to share the knowledge of others that have touched me in some way because you get what I have to say on the website. Sometimes however, I have a burning desire to write something just for my newsletter subscribers. Either way this is where you will find the best positive articles.
This Months Positive Article
The Story of the Butterfly
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.
Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.
I hope you enjoyed this months newsletter. If you have a specific question about positive thinking be sure to ask your question at
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