Monday, July 27, 2015



Determined, I rise
and face the dawn with resolve.
This time I will win.

January 1st 

Today is the day that good things come your way,
and then bad things to suck all the fun from your play. 

Today is the day that you stub every toe;
blow your nose on a sleeve thinking no one will know. 

Today is the day the sun bursts from the clouds,
and sunbeams rain down as you smile and sing loud. 

Today is the day that you meet someone new. 
You'll tickle his fancy―he'll tickle yours too. 

Today you spend beaming; you'll sigh with a frown. 
You'll buoy up all happy and cry when let down. 

Today is the day you will figure things out,
'cause today is called life and that's what life's about.

January 2nd  

A man once believed he could fly—and he did. 
Another believed he could walk on the moon—and he did. 
Why not believe your wildest dreams can come true? 
Why not see the stars as reachable?

January 3rd  

Sometimes the difference between success and failure is simply the degree to which you crave one over the other.

January 4th  

Doing nothing accomplishes nothing, gains nothing, changes nothing, and wins nothing.  You have to make a move.

January 5th  

No one is born a sprinter.  We all learn to push ourselves up from the floor and then balance before taking that first, wobbly step.  It is an individual choice where to go from there.

January 6th  

Today is a BRAND NEW day—a perfectly good reason to get up and start again.  Never give up.

January 7th  

You'll be hard-pressed to reach your goals if you don't map out where you're going.  Take time to navigate your life.

January 8th  

A little here and a little there will always accumulate, so why be surprised when steady, small steps take you to great places?

January 9th  

Small steps may appear unimpressive, but don't be deceived.  They are the means by which perspectives are subtly altered, mountains are gradually scaled, and lives are drastically changed.

January 10th

People will insist on building high and wide barriers directly in your path, often with the intent of closing you in.  If you treat these obstacles like fencing walls, they will prove mightily so.  I choose to see them as grand towers meant to be scaled and conquered, providing an added victory as well as a great view of the journey ahead.

January 11th   

If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.

January 12th

Raging fires grow from the tiniest spark; it is the same principle at work in life.  As long as there's a spark, tend to your fire.  Never give up.

January 13th

Achievers are those who have redefined impossible, changing what can't be done into a work in progress.

January 14th  

You stare at your dream from a distance, longing, sighing, seeing what you deem is a warning of IMPOSSIBLE.  But if you'd squint real hard you'd see the truth; the sign correctly reads, ‘I'M POSSIBLE.’

January 15th   

The sun shines every day without being told that it is brilliant.  The mountains stand tall and majestic though no one informs them of their grandeur.  The winds twirl and dance with clouds, minus cheers or compliments to inspire their moves.  Flowers bloom, showing off colors, long before passing smiles acknowledge any beauty.  The ocean claps at its own underwater chorus without topside ears listening.  What is the world trying to tell you? 
Be wonderful because you are. 
Quit waiting to be told so first.

Copyright 2015 Richelle E. Goodrich


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