Wisdom from Dr. Shellie Hipsky

Share that which you know to be most important. Seize opportunities to pass on knowledge. Enable others to find and utilize their own gifts.

If you can get eggs, red roses, or doughnuts by the dozen . . . why not get something as uplifting as inspiration imparted that way? Here are my 12 thoughts on living life fully:

  1. It costs nothing to give a compliment or a smile to a friend or even a stranger. Indulge in these acts often. Never have I felt that a kind word was wasted; however, a negative thought or utterance can carry on indefinitely.
  2. Forgiveness is a difficult thing to embrace and yet there is great strength in surrendering to it. Uncomfortable and wrong things will happen in your life. By forgiving the person or the injustice that occurred, you can lessen the effect of the hurt that has been imposed on you.
  3. Mentoring and teaching others can be reciprocal; it is amazing how much you can learn from those you guide. The greatest leaders and teachers empower others. Listen to those you lead because they may have invaluable insights to impart.
  4. Parenting is a beautiful gift. Unwrap it as often as you can and delight in the minutes, hours, days, and years. Remember that you, your children (if you have them), and others you love are the youngest you will ever be . . . ever again . . . today! Enjoy your “youth” and theirs by engaging fully in the important moments….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dr. Shellie is an Associate Professor at Robert Morris University, an inspirational speaker, and the author of five books.

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Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Tim Cheung
Tim C5 years ago


Shellie Hipsky
Shellie Hipsky5 years ago

Hi Dianne, Thank you for taking time out of your day to respond to my words of inspiration. Check out my latest book Ordinary People Extraordinary Planet for uplifting stories of personal triumph over obstacles.

Dianne Robertson
Dianne R5 years ago

Thanks for your thoughtful encouragment !

Shellie Hipsky
Shellie Hipsky5 years ago

Anyone else out there juggling so much from motherhood to work in such a fast paced way that you hit "send" before you think to read what you wrote? Yes. That's me... The "doctor"! ;)

Shellie Hipsky
Shellie Hipsky5 years ago

Deborah, I loved YOUR comments. I am so glad that you are sharing what is important to you. What is the most important thing to you in the world?

Shellie Hipsky
Shellie Hipsky5 years ago

Deborah, I loved YOUR comments. I am so gla dthta you are sharing what is important to you What is te ost important thing to you in the world?

Deborah Wasko
Past Member 5 years ago

Share what's most important, AMEN TO THAT. Costs nothing so stop looking, start seeing, stop taking, start giving.

Minds are like parachutes ... they only function when open, so open wide.

Shellie Hipsky
Shellie Hipsky5 years ago

Jane H., Thank you. I appreciate your kind words... about spreading kind words. I agree that personalizing conversation is vital. I would love to know more about you. what brings you to the care2.com site, Jane?

Jane H.
Jane H5 years ago

i especially liked the give complements and kind words one. Calling a person by name is great, too!