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." ~Author Unknown

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

Positive Websites



Last Months Winner

lifetothefullest.com 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.



Cool Stuff

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 sayingsplus.com



This Months Positive Article

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.

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, Neither happened! In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around. 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 ask a question, get an answer and I will be happy to share whatever knowledge I have on the topic. Thank you and I wish for you a month full of living life to the fullest.



New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Popular Pages

Short Prayers
SMART Goals
Best Life Quotes
Abundance Affirmations
Gratitude Prayer


Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

free self help books
SBI!