Helen Keller once said: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

I believe that in order to navigate through difficult times we need to have...


Why perspective?

We all have the power to choose the way we THINK, FEEL and ACT.

How we react to LIFE’s challenges often is the difference between our feeling...  

despair or HOPE, frustration or OPTIMISM and ultimately feeling defeated


My Viejita always reminded us that LIFE was our teacher and that there would

always be lessons to learn. 

People that know me know I am always asking, “What is it I am supposed to be

learning from this experience?”

We also need PERSISTENCE.


We have to learn from the past but never get stuck there. “Lo que paso, paso,”

what has already happened has happened.

We must empower ourselves by asking ourselves, "What matters to me right now?"  

"What is in my best interest and well-being, moving forward?"

We all really have just one LIFE to live – a bit melodramatic but true.

We have an inert ability to make choices.

New choices that help us move on and move towards a better LIFE.

Finally we need FAITH.


Quite often these difficulties will make us feel as if we’re walking alone.

Never, ever for a moment think that you are alone.

You never are!

Through my Life – I have faced numerous challenges and each time I have

stopped and asked, “Is what I’m going through a blessing in disguise?"  

I also remind myself that I know a greater purpose exists out here for each of us.

I never try to force situations or figure out answers to the questions

- especially during trying moments. 

Rather I allow the "solutions" to come to me.

LIFE has a habit of answering each of our questions and they will come when

the time is right and often when you least expect them.

I once read that there were no losers in LIFE, except for those who give

up on themselves.

We all have the power to create the experience we call LIFE –


Don’t ever give UP!

Make it a great dia!

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