Monday, November 29, 2010

Allow your own inner light to guide you - from one of my favorite positive thinking websites

There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.

This beautiful writing above is from one of my favorite websites,

When I read it, my first thought was this is very true and I have lived my life exactly this way, or at least I think for the most part I have. My next thought was that I so hope that my children will read this and "get it". That I will not always be there to guide them and I only hope that they know that these words speak volumes. I want them all to be so strong, so independent and I never want them to settle because it's just sometimes is easier to do just that. I never want them to allow anyone, not me or Wayne or a boyfriend or girlfriend or a spouse someday to overshadow the brilliant light that each of them shine with. Each one of our children deserve to be whatever it is that their own heart desires and whatever the future holds for them they and only they can choose to shine through it and God willing they always will.


  1. Joel Osteen is my favorite TV preacher. His message is always applicable to everyone that believes and is suttle in the way he delivers it. WOW.... I think your posts are unbelievable in the way you are sharing your fight with every one. Faith, Hope and Prayers are powerful tools at this time. It's heart warming to see how your family has rallyed around you to keep your fight going strong. Our prayers are with you everyday and I think about what you are going through and see how strong of a person you really are.

  2. Uncle B? Forgive me but are you a friend or a real Uncle? I only have one that I call Uncle B and I don't think this is him. Please share who you are. Until then I do thank you for your comments and appreciation of my writings. I could sit and write all day becasue the wheels are spinning non stop right now. Instead I try tro focus on what I am feeling most strongly about at the time that I sit here to write. My family is a circle that cannot be divided and yes they are my reason and my proof that fighting the fight is worth it. My friends complete a second circle and those who have proven themselves most worthy will never let that circle be divided. Thank you once again and please continue to pray for me.

  3. Uncle B - bryen123@aol.comNovember 30, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Sorry Ellen, Wayne and Wade have always called me Uncle B, Bryen Hoffmann, I thought that you may also know me by this name, but now I know you have another Uncle B. I'm sure you now know I'm the last Uncle left on Wayne's Hoffmann family side. I really think you are amazing and you remind me of many of the strong 'old school' people I grew up with. You have a silent extended family that is by your side every step of the way. Love you girl!!!

  4. Uncle Bryen - I thought it may be you! Yes I have another Uncle B, but doubt seriously he even knows how to turn a computer on. Thank you for your words of love and encouragement. Aunt Sally checks on me through Face Book. I wish we could all see each other more but Wayne and I speak of ya'll often and hope you are doing well. I am taking each day as it comes, and thankfully have not had many bad ones yet. Keep on sending me prayers and love - they both travel well over state lines LOL... ya'll take care - love you!