Archives For Motivation


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Expectations©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

We start off young wanting and needing things
We expect them because we often know that if we ask, we get
Some of us are told not to expect it, that we have to earn it, if we want it go for it, and get it

We tell our children, our employees, our doctors, our politicians, what we expect
They in-turn tell us what they expect from us

We give love, we expect love back
We give our time, we expect something, anything back
We give our money, and by golly someone or something better not disappoint us

We expect to be happy, not always knowing that we control our own happiness.

Just because you expect it, doesn’t mean you’re going to get it, or that you even deserve it
Work hard and you may be surprised how things work out

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Oh How They Blossom©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

It’s often hard to watch those we have raised,

directed or reared in one way or another,

blossom into someone even greater than we expected.

They are able to spread their wings even broader and fly a little higher.

We sit back and wonder what exactly did we do to help them make such momentum in their lives?

Most often it is just that we listened when they needed to be heard.

We cared when someone needed them to care.

We gave advice when necessary.

Sometimes that’s all someone needs to feel like they can do anything, or be anything.

Never doubt your ability to help someone else.

Sometimes amazing things happen when you don’t spend too much time trying to figure out how to handle it.

Allow things to come naturally.

Relax your mind and let your thoughts go free.

You’ll be amazed at what you see.


What I’ve learned©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

Is that you…

Don’t ever think you know all the answers

Don’t ever think you have to

Allow your mind to except  that you might be wrong

that you can be wrong

that you will be wrong

and you will survive it

The person that is willing to grow the most

that is willing to see outside the box

that is willing to accept change

that is willing to take ownership to their mistakes

Will be the strongest and the smartest

But you must stay modest for overconfidence shows a lack of intelligence


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Take control of your life©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

If you know something is broken, fix it

If you can’t fix it, let it go

If you feel week, get stronger

If you don’t know how, find the answers

If you’re lonely, make friends

If you’re overworked, slow down

Only you have the power to take your life where you want it to go

Only you know how you want to get there

Don’t let anyone else chose the way you live

Because only you can live your life

So, take a deep breath, buckle down and take control of your life


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Moving Day©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

Traveling from state to state
Making my way to college in the busy city
I’m one in the sea of many
Out of place and starting anew
With all that I own in the back of a U-Haul rental
On nameless streets, I lose my way a time or two
I’m scared I’ll never find my way
But some nice person pops up and asks if I need help
They point me off in the right direction
I know I’ve made it because again I see I’m one in the sea of many
The building seems gigantic to me
I know it the right size and that I just see all that I fear in the unknown
I finish unloading and return the truck
Inlay across my bed in my new place
I call my family to tell them that all is ok
I cry and laugh a little before I say I love you and that I’ll be ok
I hang up the phone hearing my mothers soft tears
Her voice lingers with the words “I’m so proud of you my dear”.
In that moment I know I owe her everything and every effort must be made
to do just what she said, which is to make her proud
After finishing my dinner and cleaning up, I’m too tired for anything else
I lay down my head glad to have made it I fall into dream land
Thankful for all that I have and all that I am knowing I have the strength and will to carry on
Watch out college because here I am

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I dedicate this to my son and my dad as they moved people on this day amid the sea of many new fish.

Their strength, determination and diligence amaze me.

I wish them luck and the same to all those they move today and all the others that will start anew today.


The Best Laid Plans©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

You start your day thinking things are going to happen one way

But you forget that you don’t control Mother Nature

Mother Nature has her own plans

Her temperament is all her own

Her desires often change

She can be moody and indecisive

Change weather at a moments notice

So know this going in, that the best laid plans are meant to be broken

Always have an alternate plan when you are dealing with mother nature

She’s wet

She’s dry

She’s warm

She’s cold

She’s hot

She’s stormy

She’s electrifying

She likes to light up the sky

She’s cloudy

She’s clear

But her mind is never made up

and just when you think you have her all figured out

She again disrupts your best laid plans

 


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Freedom within Oneself©

Copyright 2013

By Felina Silver Robinson

Fear not from the things you want
Desire those things that are for the taking
Aspire to a much greater end
Challenge your mind beyond all others
Don’t stop because your tired, stop because your finished
Say it because you mean and not because you think it’s what they want or need to hear
Change because you need to, not because you want to be like them
Smile because you’re happy, not because you think it’s the right thing to do