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Rising and facing the unknown!

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”

― Zig Ziglar

“Today is life–the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

– Dale Carnegie

Sometimes when I am camping out at “ fearful campground” (I am piggy backing on a coworker’s great message from yesterday) all I want is to forget and run back to what is familiar to me, what I am used to. But I have had some wonderful “winds of enthusiasm” sweep through me this week to encourage me to RISE and FACE the unfamiliar. These amazing friends have encouraged me to shake it off and live with Gusto. Thank you.

It is scary and sometimes stressful to RISE and FACE the unknown. Sometimes we feel like we are alone, our self-talk can be a cycle of “why” questions. But as we read in the Create Your Day message on Monday, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” I encourage you to Rise and Face today with Gusto! Shake yourself and Live! Remember you are not alone, we are surrounded by amazing people, friends, family and co-workers.

Live a great day!