It is not what they take away…

I read somewhere once…

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.

It’s what you do with what you have left.”

~Hubert Humphrey

4dcd4337d9956545ffeaac718ccf2e44That stayed with me forever and ever. 

In this journey of the last decade I learned so much about the human spirit.

I learned that it is so much stronger than any fate, any bad luck or circumstance.

I discovered that it moves mountains.

Swims vast oceans and rebuilds millions of lives.

We are that spirit.

We must own it.

Live it.

Experience it.

Our human evolution depends on it.

Because it is not what they take away from us…but what we do with what we have left that counts.
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And we have done this for many years now.

Why stop today.

If anything…we have more today than ever before.

Today I want my message to be simple.

But at the same time to take a hold of your heart and make it feel able to do so much with so little.

I know it is not easy.

But I know we can do it.

Wherever you are today, with however much you have, and whatever surface you are standing on.

Know that you can start from very little…even from nothing.

You are that capable.

With less words  today,


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  1. I love this message! After my divorce I left with only a few things! A little hope, faith and minimal belongings. Now today I am plentiful in All areas!

  2. Found this site on Ask. This was a decent aclrite. I’d like to see you take the main point from this post and create another separate aclrite, and maybe you could include a video, also?

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