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Capture the Sense of Abundance and Watch Your World Change.

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Here is the success story of one of my favorite authors J.R. Rain.

In October 2004, my car was repossessed. I lived in a basement storage room for four months. I

stole food from grocery stores and from my roommates who lived in the real house above (I am reminded of the movie classic “Metropolis”). My brother eventually gave me $500 that saved my butt.

In the summer of 2005, I declared bankruptcy. I owed almost $70,000.

In April 2009, I moved to a single-wide trailer in Washington that I bought for $500.00.

For most of 2009, I primarily received free food from the local Help House, which gave me two bags of groceries each week, including dog food for Sadie.

In August 2009, I published Moon Dance on Kindle.

9 months later, in April 2010, Moon Dance hit #1 on the Amazon vampire charts.

Beginning in April 2011, I had the #1, #2 and #3 best selling vampire novels on Kindle for four straight months.

These days, I no longer live in a single-wide trailer. I live in a three-story home that overlooks Puget Sound.

Many have asked what I did to help turn my life around. A lot had to do with timing. After all, I had a number of books ready for Kindle when Kindle opened their doors to indie authors. Except I didn’t have success on Kindle immediately. It took 9 months to see my first wave of success.

In January 2010, I bought a book called MONEY, AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I put the exercises within the book to work. Each day, I focused on removing the feeling of “lack” from my life, and replace it with a feeling of “abundance”. Trust me, this was hard to do, especially when I was waiting in line for free food at the Help House. But Law of Attraction doesn’t need much from you. All it needs is a few minutes of your time each day. During these few minutes, your job is to take your mind off your present worries, and put your mind onto abundance. Or, more accurately, onto what it would “feel” like to have abundance. Your goal is to capture that “feeling”. That’s it. Capture that feeling and live within it for a few minutes each day. Play games with it. Write out how it would feel. Write pretend checks for things you want to buy. Weird, I know, but such exercises help capture the “feeling” of abundance. Next, make a conscious effort to refrain talking about what you don’t have.

Then be ready for inspiration to strike. Be ready to take inspired action. Don’t push anything. Wait for a great idea. Wait for inspiration. Wait for that wonderful nudge from God and the Universe. That nudge means that’s something wonderful is waiting for you.

I wish you success in all things. Remember, you are loved more than you know. It’s no accident that you are here on this earth. You are no accident. Life is no accident. Enjoy the journey, my friends.

Much love,
J.R.

You can find JR’s books on Kindle or Nook.  His best selling series Vampire For Hire can also be found at your local Barnes and Noble.  Check out his fan page at  www.facebook.com/pages/JR-Rain-Mystery-Author/313664350623 or his website at http://www.jrrain.com/

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Overcoming, running and inspiring

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Story by Ernie Kasper

I was a rehab assistant who dealt with post op hip surgeries and frequently provided aid in rehabilitating stroke survivors in an acute facility. I loved my work and I loved the people that I tried to encourage and support in their walk for freedom and independence. After several years being in the field I suffered a stroke during my lunch break and became one of the ones I so dearly loved to inspire. After the initial shock of finding out that I had suffered a stroke at such a young age (34) I decided to fight for my therapy. Treatment didn’t go as planned and support was barely if non existent. I chose to take it into my own hands and begin to read, walk, talk and run! I wanted a new dream, a new hope and so I began to run for change. I have currently run up to 37 km… I am proud of every bit of blood, sweat and tears that were put into accomplishing the impossible! I believed in what God had for me and that I would never be left alone. So here I am!! Believe in who you are and that you are precious…

Dreams were meant to be broken
but what we do with the pieces
how we survive
that is what defines the very nature
of our existence
our purpose
the character of inspiration!
Ernie has a very inspiring facebook page called Way of the Dove, here is the link
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Way-Of-The-Dove/159043010803248?fref=ts.
 You can follow him on his journey of running 7 miles in 70 cities.  He hopes to encourage others struggling with various illnesses.
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A Better Life After Multiple Lessons

 

Jessep Magoon’s Story

I would like to say I’m very grateful for the loving and supporting family I’ve been blessed with. During my teenage years I put my parents through many sleepless nights wondering if I was alive or dead. I’d like to say thank you to my father for raising me and teaching me the important things about being a man. He worked very hard and made sure I always had everything I needed, and he is still there for me to this very day if I need him. My mother loves me like no other person ever has, she prays for me daily and I can still feel her heartache for years past in her voice. My parents did the best they could, and that wasn’t enough for me. I chose to leave home around 16, not because it was bad, but because I was addicted to the chase of finding something better. The lifestyle I wanted wasn’t something allowed in either of their homes and off I went. I was a travelling man as they say. I was blessed with landing in Southern California, The Panhandle of Florida, and everywhere in between. All that mattered at the time was what made me feel good. As time went on, the travels and the excitement started becoming work. I just wanted to be carefree and have fun forever…the mind of a 20 year old. By this time I had burned most of the bridges behind me on the journey and didn’t think twice about ever rebuilding them. I had officially started becoming sick of being sick and tired. I didn’t know how to have a productive relationship, maintain a friendship, or really even care about anything or anyone other than me. The road was becoming pretty lonely, and all my old tricks quit working…the charm was wearing off. I knew then, something had to change and it started changing without me even realizing it was happening. All these circumstances, consequences, and the worlds troubles being thrown at me started sinking in…maybe this is actually my own fault why this keeps happening, this is what I started thinking, the seed was planted for sure. I struggled for a year or so deciding what kind of life really meant something to me…and it wasn’t the one I was living at the time. I remember the day it happened. I was in jail for my 3rd drunk driving, and had been there for almost 3 months already knowing I might be facing prison time, I wasn’t that cool dude anymore I thought I was…I turned into a scared boy. I didn’t know what to do, I was laying in my bunk and started crying, the next thing I knew I was on the concrete floor on my knees begging for forgiveness. That was the day my life changed forever. I knew at that very moment I was no longer a prisoner to myself. Over the next 7 months I found inner peace and maybe for the first time in over a decade actually took responsibility for my actions. I was defeated and I knew it, I could no longer live how I was and expect different results, it just wasn’t going to happen. I didn’t give up, but I gave in for sure…I was changing, period. I slowly started making progress and started living life on life’s terms with the understanding everything was going to be fine. I met some new people that had traveled similar roads and had the answers I needed. They changed and seemed to be happy, and free without the influence of anything other than their inner being. WOW, what a concept I thought people couldn’t be happy just because, well I was wrong. My life ended up changing for the better and all the old ways of thinking slowly faded away. I still had the defects of character in my pocket and let them shine and still do today. I guess that’s why they call us Humans. I started getting some “clean” living under my belt, and all those bridges started rebuilding themselves actually. It amazed me that people actually liked me, and wanted to be around me again…I was regaining some trust and it felt great. People trusting me again was the stepping stone that I needed to continue growing. I didn’t realize how important trust was until I lost it from everyone around me. I stole from my own family, and they actually still loved me and started trusting me again…hmmm, maybe those were the people that actually cared about me to begin with? Funny how things go full circle and we usually end up with what we needed and started with. I wanted something else, I chased it for years, and finally realized the temporary satisfaction wasn’t fulfilling. I’m thankful for my past today, it reminds daily of who I can be again anytime. My yesterdays were empty, lonely, and sad. My today’s are blessed with joy, happiness, and peace. The only thing I do differently is love myself, so that I can love others. My family all waited for me patiently to figure life out, when I came crawling back they had open arms, what a blessing that was. I’ve rebuilt almost all the bridges in the past 10 years or so, a few didn’t need rebuilding and that’s fine. I’m good with it. I love my father for being a hard working middle class man, I love my mother for being a mother that shows extreme understanding and concern, which is the highest form of love in my world. I’m constantly reminded by her phone calls that I sometimes ignore for days, that she will never stop loving me. All she wants is to hear my voice, and have me tell her I’m doing good. That’s it. I’ve found out there’s actually a lot of people in my life that just want to hear my voice and have me tell them I’m doing good, and that makes me smile BIG. I don’t have much to offer when it comes to material things, but God has allowed me to venture out to see what really matters back at home…LOVE. My son is 3 years old and that little man is something I actually started praying for when I was still a kid. I just wanted to be a good dad for as long as I can remember. That was it, I knew that would be the missing piece to the crazy puzzle of my life. My prayer was answered and all the little things that came with being a father that I didn’t ask for…I now understand how my dad felt when I walked away. Life’s lessons have been very painful for me, but I needed them all to happen exactly how they have, or I wouldn’t be here typing this. My story would be different. I’m not unique, thousands of people have my story, not everyone has the same outcome. Many are still suffering, dying, or praying on the concrete floor in a jail cell. I don’t have to do that today. I’m thankful, my family is thankful, and my son will someday understand through my actions. If I have one foot in yesterday, and one foot in tomorrow, I’ll end up pissing al lover today. Its not worth it to me not to live in the moment, and live it to the best of my ability. All my people, you know who you are…I love you. ~ Jessep Magoon

I have to say that Jessep Magoon has a very inspiring facebook page that I have been following for a long time. I find him to be very inspiring and I love how much he nurtures and cares for his son.  Check him out at  https://www.facebook.com/SmileBigLoveEverybody?fref=ts

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Inspiring Stories Coming Soon

I believe we get more inspiration and motivation when we hear other peoples’ success stories.  I have decided to once a week post an inspiring story about someone who has overcome an obstacle while staying positive or looking at the brighter side of life.  I have a few stories so far to post but I am currently looking for more.  If you have a story you want to share with me please email me at  onthebrighterside@hotmail.com.  Thank you so much for following this blog and being so supportive I am very grateful for all of you.  I appreciate all the support and comments.  Stay tuned for the first story in a few hours.

Thank you and STAY POSITIVE   ~Sara

 

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Fear

Have you ever wanted to do something but your FEAR got in the way?  Have you thought about a new endeavor but wondered what people would say or think?

One of the biggest things that holds us back from so many opportunities is FEAR.  We FEAR the unknown, what might happen or what people will think.  FEAR is something we must overcome in order to move forward and do what we want to do so that we don’t have regrets.  We have one life to live and it is our job to live it to the fullest.

Think of some of the things you are afraid of and ask yourself why?? Look at what you are afraid of with a different perception.   Think of the positive outcomes that could happen if you do what you are afraid of??  What then??  Remember getting out of your comfort zone and doing things you fear helps you grow as a person and soon your fear is gone. I can remember be little and afraid to sleep in my room at night because I was scared of the dark.  My parents assured me I was safe and there was nothing to fear.   Night after night they continued to make me sleep in my room until soon I wasn’t feeling scared anymore.  As children our parents made us face our fears so that we would over come them. We must push ourselves as adults  to do the same thing. . We just have to move forward and endure until there is nothing to fear.  Find the positive and think how proud you will feel once you have faced your FEAR.   That is my STAY POSITIVE  thought for the week. ~Sara

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2013 Will Be A Great Year!!!!

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.  I have multiple goals that I want to accomplish in 2013.  I bet you do too.  This coming year will be the year of discipline.  I feel I will need more of it to reach the expectations that I have placed upon myself.   Expectations are good they help us to strive for success.  My expectations have to do with improving myself, not about money.  I hope to become a better person next year than I am this year.   I know I can do this since I will work hard, focus, have faith and persevere.  You can do anything you want if you just believe, work hard and persevere.  That is my STAY POSITIVE thought for the week.

new-years-day-69185_640   Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  ~Sara

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