Wisdom from Kim Malchuk

Is having the rug pulled out from under you such a terrible thing? Do you have to hit your own personal rock bottom before you start to understand what is important in life?

Nobody is immune to receiving the hard knocks in life. Turbulent times are not given to us as punishments. They’re signs presented to us to perhaps change the course of our life. I want to share with you the lessons I’ve learned while navigating through the rough waters of my life.

Finger pointing is a waste of energy. It’s easy to blame others for our lot in life because looking inward requires energy, honesty and taking ownership for our choices. When I set out to make changes in my life, I focused solely on me and let others fend for themselves.

WOW! What a difference. When I started taking responsibility for my choices and stopped finger pointing, the rough waters turned calm and still. The journey became much smoother.

Words are very powerful so choose them wisely. The most important conversations that we have daily are the ones that we have with ourselves. By choosing words that are positive and encouraging as opposed to negative and destructive we walk with more confidence and pride….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Kim is a speaker, motivational coach, and the author of the inspirational memoir Tasting Rain.

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William C
William Cabout a month ago


W. C
W. Cabout a month ago

Thank you.

Sue T.
Susan T5 years ago

no this will NOT work in any normal situation. And i do believe that so many people are doing this BS self absorbed stuff that it is really affecting those of us who really work. And then I have to work that much harder because my co-worker is 26 and buys into the BS and believes she is gonna work at her own v e r y slow pace and then when i get yelled at because things are not done and I am stressed it looks like I am the angry one and new age girl is fine/happy even tho she has done next to nothing

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L5 years ago

Loving ourselves is not all there is to being well and whole.

Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Ria T.
Ria T5 years ago

@Joe R.@ Reading the wisdom was like water in the desert. Reading your comment was like being assaulted.

In the last year my soul mate died, money had essentially hemorrhaged, kids in crisis that cost a ton of money, addict neighbor threatening my life. Today I realized it is a blessing to be able to breathe, I am incredibly strong physically for someone my age and probably in many other ways as I survive despite the folks who want/ed to kill me. Mostly my life has been about being of Service. To live in a house with birds, trees, flowers, and many living things is a blessing. Gratitude, mindfulness, and rest all help. May we all be kinder to ourselves and to each other.

Marianne Barto
Marianne B5 years ago

Beautifully said....thanks

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago


aj E.
aj E5 years ago


Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago

I'm glad you've finally started taking responsibility for your choices and stopped finger pointing.