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Wisdom from Michelle Medina

Wisdom from Michelle Medina

Close your eyes and see your partner with your heart, soul and hands.

Follow your intuition.

Explore nature with your entire being. Forget about your sight for a few hours and use your other four senses.

Grant yourself the grace to simply be on your darkest days.

Realize that the only one you have control over is yourself and the only one you can help is yourself. You are not responsible for what other people think, say or do. They are walking their own path and you are walking yours.

Never lose your sense of humor. It may be the only thing you have left in a crisis.

Be gentle with your children. Speak kindly to them and reprimand them in a way that builds character.

Learn from your animals. Sometimes you need to just rub your head on the floor and put your tail in the air!

Say “I love you” every day and mean it. Hold tightly to your best friends.

Learn to see change as a positive force, something you can use for good.

When angry, learn to take five and return ready to talk calmly.

Speak without offending, listen without defending.

Share your opinions, but allow others to share theirs as well. Keep an open mind.

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Michelle was born with a severe facial cleft and has courageously endured 66 surgeries to become a public speaker and writer.

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11:42PM PDT on Jul 28, 2013

Very positive

2:57AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Thanks for posting.

10:14AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

feeling low, but this is so good, its going to be my mantra. thx

3:46PM PST on Jan 3, 2013


2:14PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

great article, and something to ponder for the new year......thanks

12:15PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Noted, thank you.

12:04PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

thanks for sharing...great info..

7:36AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you

6:39AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

thank you

2:22AM PST on Jan 3, 2013


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