Opportunity is all around you, an email received from Christine Comaford

Opportunity is all around you, an email received from Christine Comaford

Hi there An,
it’s Christine Comaford with your weekly Mighty Minute. While you build your career and shape your life, start envisioning your dream…building it until it’s real and vivid and something you can depend on when the going gets rough. Sometimes we fall short of what we expect of ourselves. But as long as you keep moving, you’ll make it.Did you know that Mother Teresa was a great social entrepreneur?

In a poem called “Do It Anyway”, Mother Teresa said:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, some could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

When you’ve got that dream where you want it, start laying out the steps that will get you there. Goal-setting is a powerful tool for this. Knowing where you’re going also helps keep your eye on the prize.Remember, An, there are opportunities all around you – all you need to do is take advantage of them. They may be opportunities to make money, and that may be what you need to do it right now. But there may also be opportunities to meet new people, to learn new things, to help relieve someone’s pain. In the end those are the things that you’ll put in the bank.

Until next time, may all your ventures be MIGHTY!


The story of the butterfly

The story of the butterfly

I came across this beautiful story on my travels online and just wanted to share it with you.

The Story of the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further.So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened!
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
crawling around.
It was never able to fly.What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly

What we need in our lives.

Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.