Fears are nothing more than a state of m

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. – N.H.
It is always Your Choice




The American flag does not fly because the wind moves past it…
The American flag flies from the last breath of each , military member who has died protecting it.
Americans don’t fight because they hate what’s in front of them… They fight because they love what’s behind them.

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave



Forgiveness is not something we do for other people.
We must do it for ourselves.
We must forgive so that we can heal, to overcome and to be able to move on in our life.

Some people feel that a person or circumstance may have come into their life and ruined them in some way.That this person or circumstance has ruin them in a way in which they feel they are paralyzed and cannot go on about what they may have previously wanted to achieve in their life.

However, some people will feel that even though a person or circumstance may have impacted their life in a negative way, they will still maintain control of themselves and stay focused on what they wish to achieve in their life. They do not allow this one particular person or circumstance to rob them of their goals they have set for themselves.

As with many things that you may set out to do in life, not all will have the desired outcome you wish to have. You should not let this setback taint your overall desire to do and become better in your life.

IF there happens to be an outside source that may have contributed to your setback, you must find it within yourself to overcome any hard feelings towards certain people or circumstances and overcome any feelings of despair and move on. Otherwise you will never get anywhere in life.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” Cherie Carter-Scott

Your life is ALWAYS up to YOU. Make the right choice that will empower you and give you the strength to keep on keeping on.

Because It’s All About YOU! and Changing Yourself and your Life for the Better

Darleen Lanham



Gifts Bestowed Upon You

giftsI would like to share a wonderful secret with you, JUST in case you do not realize it yet.

At the moment you were born, and you took your first breath, a great celebration was held in the heavens and twelve magnificent gifts were granted to you.

You were born with certain gifts, abilities or talents. You may not ever realize this until you go through certain circumstances in your life.

Even though you possess each of these gifts, they may not seem to be as obvious to you as you may see them to be in others.

However, just as the expression says, “there is a time and place for everything”, there will be a time and place for each of these gifts to make themselves known to you. This may prove to be a very enlightening and empowering time for you.

Believe it or not, you are equipped to withstand and overcome many things in life. You must however, keep doing all that you can to better yourself and have faith that you can keep moving forward even in the most trying times.


1. Strength – May you remember to call upon it whenever you need it.

2. Beauty – May your deeds reflect its depth.

3. Courage – May you speak and act with confidence and use courage to follow your own path.

4. Compassion – May you be gentle with yourself and others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make mistakes.

5. Hope – Through each passage and season, may you trust the goodness of life.

6. Joy – May it keep your heart open and filled with light.

7. Talent – May you discover your own special abilities and contribute them toward a better world.

8. Imagination – May it nourish your visions and dreams.

9. Reverence – May you appreciate the wonder that you are and the miracle of all creation.

10. Wisdom – Guiding your way, wisdom will lead you through knowledge to understanding. May you hear its soft voice.

11. Love – It will grow each time you give it away.

12. Faith – May you believe.

Now you know about your twelve gifts of birth, use your gifts well and along the way you will discover others, but also come to realize that among them is a gift that is uniquely you.

See these noble gifts in other people. Share this and help others open their eyes to their own potential in all that they wish to do and desire in their life.

Darleen Lanham


Time to Stop Making Excuses and Take Action

focus believe achieve
There’s only so many times you can allow someone to knock you down, whether it may be physically or emotionally, before you can’t handle anymore. You will then need to decide to either put a stop to it OR get out of the way. The choice is yours!

When things change, people change. You should not feel trapped or held down in whatever ongoing situation you may currently be in. YOU, MUST make a conscious decision to make a change, even if it means doing something or acting in a way you never have before. Only YOU can stop the nonsense.

There’s a point in life where you will get tired of chasing everyone and trying to fix things, but it’s not giving up, it is called living life and doing what has to be done to get to where you wish to be in life. If what you are doing for others is not getting YOU to where you wish to be in YOUR life, then it is time to make some changes and take care of yourself. This is NOT being selfish, this is called being smart and making a change for the better. Repeating the same action day after day will ONLY produce the same results. Take a chance and try something new. Who knows where it could lead you and those who wish to see you succeed.

You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts. Time to take the blinders off and step out of that box. Take a chance on life…. YOUR life. Success is there for the taking. Make sure to grab hold of what you deserve.

Suggestions on how to begin rebuilding Life from Within:

Love yourself, unconditionally.
Release your bottled up emotions.
Make time for long walks, alone.
Avoid living beyond your means.
Nurture your inner strength.
Stop apologizing for being you.
Surround yourself with POSITIVE people.
Enhance your situation, whatever it may be.

Have Faith,
Be Strong,
Have a strong Will and Desire to be more in life,
Believe in Yourself and especially during your darkest moments…
Fight with ALL your might to Overcome to Keep on Keeping On!

Success is YOURS for the taking. Reach out and take part in Life

Focus…..Believe… WILL Achieve!you choose action


Passion for Having a Better Life

followpassionThe path in your life,
may never be straight.
Containing bumps and curves,
where many are great.

Your personal experiences,
have shaped who you are.
Embrace your mistakes,
and each unique scar.

There’s always new things,
in life we may learn.
With every page,
and chapter we turn.

There’s just one simple,
but very important rule.
Your passion for life,
should be used as your fuel.



While some of us may fight with everything we have in us to tackle and overcome something others seem to glide through, you have to keep the faith and keep believing in what you are doing and where you wish to be in life.

You must do all that you can to be happy not only with yourself but with the world around you.

If you want something bad enough, you MUST find the strength to keep on keeping on, even when the chips seem to keep stacking up against you.

Set your mind on the future that you so desire and the reality that you wish to create for yourself and pursue those goals passionately and intelligently with everything you can muster up.

Even if you stumble from time to time, get right back up, say to hell with what you just stumbled over and go right back to making the life you want.


Are you going to let just anything knock you down or are you going to kick dirt in the face of adversity and let it eat your dust?

The choice is YOURS as with everything in life.

Stand Straight, Stand Strong, Stand for What You Believe In.
Stand for Yourself and the Life you Deserve!

Because It’s All About YOU! and Changing Yourself and your Life for the Better


It May Be Work But You CAN Decide How To Go About It


images (2)I spent many years working outside of the home. However, I always had the desire to be at home with my family, doing anything else but working my b… off helping to make some other guy rich and successful.

As that desire grew stronger, I began researching, learning and becoming involved with many different aspects of Internet marketing.

I am very pleased with what I have accomplished while working at home and working online. HOWEVER….. I must say that it is NOT as easy or relaxing as I had first thought.

As with anything in life, you only get out of something what you put into it. You should not expect to be able to get anywhere, without putting a good amount of effort into making it happen. Whether it is working a 9 to 5 J. O. B outside the home making someone else richer, OR trying to start or maintain your own home business. It can be very draining, even when trying to go by a schedule.

I feel like I am working harder now than I ever have. But I am also happier in regards to working to better myself for the future.

I am including these poems that I hope will help illustrate my thoughts about working from home, and how putting forth a continuous effort each and everyday will help to make what I so desire my future to be, come true.

*** All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.

*** Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.


Is Life Fair – Working For Others

We work so hard and have little time to share,
with anything or anyone for those whom we care.
Is life really fair?

Constant stress, deadlines to bare,
weekends are over and no time left to share
Is life really fair?

You dress to impress for that wanted success,
but get paid enough just to barely exist!
Is life really fair?

I would have to agree that I’m fed up for people like you and me,
that work so hard for such little pay, not even to be appreciated
at the end of the day.

Basically I would like to see,
people of the likes of you and me,
enjoying our lives to the fullest,
now wouldn’t that be the coolest?


Give It Your All

Let’s never give in,
to complaints nor fear.
With our eyes on our goals,
the right direction we steer.

No matter the circumstances,
with great effort we should always try.
We must pick ourselves up,
when we get bruised and we cry.

Opportunities are plentiful,
let’s just open our eyes.
Our dreams we shall nurture,
as we stare to the skies.

The trick is to create value,
that’s honest and real.
By following our passions,
in our hearts, we shall feel.

If we never hold back,
and just give it our all.
No challenge or obstacle,
shall ever be tall.


In my words….. Keep on Keeping On! You WILL get there!!!

Because It Is All About YOU! and Changing Yourself and Your Life for the Better