Friday, April 12, 2013

A Season of Growth

When you put aside your fears you grow stronger.
When you put aside your doubts you grow more confident.
When you put aside your prejudices you become more open minded.
When you put aside your negative thoughts you become a more positive person.
Embrace your new identity.

I wrote that about a year ago as my analysis of this quote "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."  When I reread those words, I felt compelled to share them again.

Sometimes there are issues or situations in our lives that cause us to feel afraid or lose confidence in ourselves.  We may have formed opinions based on something we have read or simply accepted what we've been told we should believe.  

We often fear what we don't understand, and our doubts and prejudices can grow from that fear.

As we enter into Spring, a season of growth and renewal, let's enter into a new season in our lives as well.  We, alone, are responsible for ourselves, so let's put aside the negatives, embrace the positive and reap the rewards. 


  1. Wise words, Linda. I need work in the negative thoughts department.

  2. Linda, so true. Fear is very powerful...and so often negative. You're right - this is the season that embraces renewal. Renewal of spirit should be at the top of the list.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Hilary- I am guessing that many of us can say the same thing.

    Talon- Indeed we must try to turn the negatives into positives.

  4. This is a really lovely sentiment, Linda. One that should be reiterated because we do tend to forget. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. So very true! I try not to have negative thoughts, but sometimes one creeps in. I push it out as fast as I can :)

  6. Thank you. I needed to hear this today.

  7. Well said:~) I loved what you wrote and you're right, it deserves a reprint. It's a good reminder for everyone to "embrace your new identity."

  8. Hi everyone,

    I got a little sidetracked here with responses. I think it's something we all need to be reminded of from time to time.


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