Motivational Moments: Being with family lifts spirit

stockvault-people-walking-on-the-beach132394Sometimes being around family and loved ones can do wonders for your spirit! I recently had the opportunity to spend time with my family who came in to celebrate my son’s birthday and we had an incredible time! I had forgotten how wonderful being around those who celebrate and uplift you can feel. This is a warm feeling that you carry in your heart and it makes you smile when you think about it. This is what my family does for me.

Throughout your journey there will be those family members that encourage you to be your best and those who are happy for you with each goal you set and achieve. And then there are those family members who are proud of you, but just not quite sure how to express their feelings. It may come across like they are jealous or envious of you. But in actuality they just may not want you to move on and forget about them. This happens in a lot of families that I know of. When you set goals for yourself, it may take away time that was usually spent doing family get-togethers and hanging out with loved ones. The best way to make sure they know that you are not forgetting about them is to try and make time just for them.

This will do wonders and give your loved ones a chance to share in your life and appreciate what you are doing.

I have had to make time to spend with my family during the busiest times in my life. When I make time for them, this is time that is not interrupted by anything. We need this to stay connected and stay strong as a family. Again, I really appreciate the time I get to spend with my family near and far. It is a blessing to have family that encourages you to be your best and understands when you are trying to reach your goals. I don’t take my family for granted and I appreciate all of their support in everything that I do.

And as always, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be reached via her website at or email at

March 23, 2015
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