12 PowHERful Quotes from 12 PowHERful Women

  • “Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen.  It’s hard work that creates change.” – Shonda Rimes
  • “Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” – Phylicia Rashad
  • “The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself.   You have to embrace getting older.  Life is precious and when you have lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a gift.” – Meryl Streep
  • “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” – Michelle Obama
  • “Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself.  When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’  I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – Beyoncé
  • “Sometimes you have to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything – whatever is bringing you down – get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” — Tina Turner
  • “War is not a computer-generated missile striking a digital map. War is the color of earth as it explodes in our faces, the sound of child pleading, the smell of smoke and fear. Women survivors of war are not the single image portrayed on the television screen, but the glue that holds families and countries together. Perhaps by understanding women, and the other side of war … we will have more humility in our discussions of wars… perhaps it is time to listen to women’s side of history.  Everything can be taken from you in a second, but the human spirit is so strong.  War can teach you so much about evil and so much about good.” – Humanitarian Zainab Salbi
  • “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are. And I’ve spent far too long apologizing for that—my age, my color, my lack of classical beauty—that now at the age of, well, at the age of 46, I’m very proud to be Viola Davis, for whatever it’s worth.” —during her speech accepting the 2012 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film
  • “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch, what make you go beyond the norm.Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch, what make you go beyond the norm.”  – Cicely Tyson
  • “I’m a parent, and I try to take care of my health and keep my life in order. In the last few years I’ve really had to decide what’s important to me, and it seems to me that my family and my health are top on the list. And those have nothing to do with show business.” – Diana Ross
  • “Shift happens in life.  Develop your faith, courage, connections and resiliency to bounce back like a palm tree…bend… but don’t break.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

Do Not Give Up ReMINDers

In your time of difficult situations, you must persist in order to break through into victory.  There are lessons to learn that will benefit you in the days ahead. You must jump this hurdle before you can be fully ready to embrace all that I have prepared for you. Stand strong in the face of adversity, and trust Me to lead you into your destiny, says the Lord. 1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch, anchor yourself in your faith, be brave, be focused. Take care of your health.  Keep moving forward.  Jump over your hurdles and hardships. You can do it! –

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13

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excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”

book-cover-shift-happens-2   excerpt from Jewel’s book “Shift Happens.”
     “You have some priorities and tasks that need your attention and action.  Distractions and doubt are so destructive to your peace and progress.
     Focus, focus, focus!  Even when SHIFT happens…adapt and be flexible…don’t give up.  Let nothing or no one catch you off guard, throw you off balance, change your mind, discourage your drive, diminish your faith or cause you to second guess yourself.
     You are a success magnet.  You are a champion.  You are a winner.  You are a believer and achiever.  You finish what you start.  You keep your promises and commitments.
     You are divinely guided and provided for in all things.  The main thing for you to do is to …keep the main thing…the MAIN thing.  You will reap rewards and payoff from your focus today.  You will experience so much relief and progress because you are focused.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor