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In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier shares a key piece of life wisdom about perseverance and how it can pay off. Enjoy! American President John Quincy Adams once said, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” It’s true! Look what happened recently to a North Carolina church that wanted to purchase some property. The church regularly suffered from high tide flooding. But when the church was built over a hundred years ago, they couldn’t afford better property. They finally... (Read More ...)

In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier shares a key piece of life wisdom about how everything we do, counts. Enjoy! African-American poet Countee Cullen spent the summer of his eighth year in Baltimore, Maryland. Shortly after he arrived he noticed a little white boy staring at him. Countee smiled, but the little boy did not smile back. Instead, he stuck out his tongue and called him a “nigger.” Cullen later wrote a poem that included his recollection of the summer when he was eight. In it, he says this: “I saw the whole of Baltimore from May until... (Read More ...)

In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier shares a key piece of life wisdom about how every day is preparation for an even greater day. Enjoy! You heard about the sign posted on a rancher’s fence? On the other side of the fence resides the biggest, meanest looking bull you can imagine. The sign is intended to strike fear into the hearts of would-be trespassers. It reads: “Don’t attempt to cross this field unless you can do it in 9.9 seconds. The bull can do it in 10 flat!” Don’t try to cross that field unless you are prepared! And isn’t... (Read More ...)

In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier shares a key piece of life wisdom on finding strength and courage in our lives. Enjoy! One couple spent a holiday driving in the mountains. “Every time you race around one of those narrow curves,” exclaimed the wife, “I just get terrified.” “Then do what I do,” suggested her husband. “Close your eyes!” We are all afraid at times, but closing our eyes is not always a helpful way through fear. Better to open your eyes and face those fears head-on. In 1972 David Miln Smith had such... (Read More ...)

In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier shares a key piece of life wisdom: how we should respond when others hurt us. Enjoy! As the Hayman wildfire in Colorado begins to wane, those of us living around the perimeter occasionally allow ourselves glimmers of hope that all will soon be normal again. No, the forests will not return for many years. Houses lost will not be rebuilt soon. And displaced families won’t find anything resembling normal for many months. The fire itself will still smolder, we’re told, until snow flies this Fall. But, just as crocuses... (Read More ...)

In this inspirational article, motivational author Steve Goodier share a key piece of life wisdom. Enjoy! A mother of a vivacious five-year-old just returned from a meeting of the National Organization for Women. Stirred by exciting dreams for the possibilities of womanhood, she asked her daughter what she wanted to be when she grew up. Little Lisa quickly answered, “A nurse.” There was a time when nursing was thought of as a woman’s profession and the answer somehow seemed not to satisfy. She had, after all, just returned from a NOW conference. “You can be anything... (Read More ...)

Pablo Neruda, pen name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician, Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, was called “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language” by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. His collections include Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. He served as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party and after an arrest warrant was issued in 1948 when Communism in Chile was outlawed he fled to Argentina. Pable was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971 and he was awarded the prestigious Golden Wreath Award the next year. Enjoy today’s inspirational... (Read More ...)