Start where you are.

Here is a simple and useful quote to live by: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”. ~Arthur Ashe

We all have dreams… The question is: are we living them? and if not: what is preventing us and what are we prepared to do!

Are we living a life that counts, of course we are! However, are we making all the difference(s) that we’d like to make?

How about at home?

At work?

With our friends?

In our community?

Some more questions that we may also want to ask ourselves: What is our message? What kind of impact would we like to make? What would we like to change? And… do we feel it’s too big or too small: and why? It’s also important to ask: What do we want out of our ministry for ourselves?

Now, will we do what it takes? (yes!) What does that look like? Who will we include? Why?

So… back to the opening quote by Arthur Ashe: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can”.

You have dreams: Live them!

“Every man, woman and child has a ministry”. ~May I Help Ministries

Please consider sharing your ministry with us. Thank you!

 

There is only one of you!

One And Only You

Every single blade of grass

and every flake of snow-

is just a wee bit different…

There’s no two alike, you know.

From something small

like grains of sand.

To each gigantic star

all were made with THIS is mind:

To be just what they are!

How foolish then, to imitate-

How useless to pretend!

Since each of us comes from a MIND

Whose ideas never end.

There’ll only be just ONE of ME

To show what I can do –

And you should likewise feel very proud

There’s only ONE of YOU.

That is where it all starts

With you, a wonderful, unlimited human being

~James T. Moore

How “we” think about stress matters.

Are you… or is someone you care about: stressed?

May I Help Ministries has come across a few resources that we’d like to share with you. Check them out! They just may help…

Attached is a Ted Talk (YouTube) video called: How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal.

Lets get better with stress!

NOTE: Also, below this Ted Talk video there is another Rethinking Stress Toolkit link.

Also, below are some more resources that May I Help Ministries would like to share with you. We hope that this may help you or someone that you know.

Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions toolkits translate research into step-by-step activities that drive psychological, behavioral, and societal change. Explore individual toolkits to tackle specific problems, or dive into a collection to take on bigger issues. Then measure your impact using each toolkit’s evaluation materials.

The Stanford University: SPARQ Stress Toolkit: (Link: Click Here) Note: this Stress Toolkit will take some personal effort… We hope this helps!

At May I Help Ministries, we believe that: “Every man, woman and child has a ministry”. We request that if you have helpful resources… please consider sharing: using the Contact Us Menu (Link: Click Here). Thank you!

Victoria Maxwell, Crazy For Life Co. (Bio and Professional Resume).

Victoria Maxwell (BFA/BPP*), self-proclaimed Bi-Polar Princess, is one of North America’s top speakers on the experience of mental illness, recovery return to work and dismantling stigma. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, and has been presenting her workshops and award winning one-person shows across Canada and the States for more than ten years. She’s also a blogger for Psychology Today.

For information about her shows and workshops or to purchase DVDs of her plays, please visit: www.victoriamaxwell.com. To read her blog visit: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/crazy-life   (*Bachelor of Fine Arts / Bi-Polar Princess)voice

Message in a Bottle

I recently bought a book that consists of 500 writing prompts while visiting a friend in Powell River.  The first writing prompt was this: While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle.  What would it say?  Who would you like to find it?  This is what my letter would say…

To whomever finds this message,

I don’t know where you are in your life’s journey; whether you’re happily married or still single, whether you run a thriving business or are struggling to make ends meet.  The list can go on I know, but regardless of who you are, where you come from and what age you are, do know this:  You are amazing!  And you are fully capable of achieving great things in this life.  No one has the power to belittle you or tell you what you aught to be doing because God has a purpose for you.  His purpose for you in this life is important, so stop letting in the negative and turn those nos into yeses.  Step out of your comfort zone and embrace new adventures.  Reach for your dream and don’t look back.  And most importantly, be yourself.

You are talented.  You are worthy of love, respect and success.

Pay it forward by passing on this message.