Tag Archives: Encouragement


Serenity in the morning



Are we doing enough, today MLK Day, or every day??

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There Are No Mistakes If You Learned


Positive Outlooks

Hard times are often blessings in disguise. Let go and let life strengthen you. No matter how much it hurts, hold your head up and keep going. This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a rough day, a bad month, or a crappy year. Truth be told, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your spirit needs most. Your past was never a mistake if you learned from it. So take all the crazy experiences and lessons and place them in a box labeled “Thank You.” — Manisha Shrestha  Bundela

Man walking at sunset

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Ta da! Introducing GretchenYuma

At 63 years old, I am a frustrated wannabe-writer wanting to make a positive impact in this world.  To truly embody my self-appointed title of Cheerful Encourager.   I have decided to take this course to develop a new skill, to learn to write and track my thoughts.

I wrestled with the public blog v. personal journal aspect.  The anonymity of working off-line, personally, would be safer, easier – rather than putting myself out there, warts and all.  I would consider it a success if I could make a difference in just one person’s life by sharing how I got to where I am and what I have learned along the way, that is, to be a Cheerful Encourager.