Friday, March 5, 2010

Don't Feel Defeated

Good Morning Everyone!

I'm so honored to be in touch with such amazing people. I have heard some very sad stories again lately. Thank you for your incredible courage, though your mind is creating havoc for you.

Your feelings are always valid. However, let's make them work for, instead of against, you. For those of you who feel hopeless, let's work together towards a positive direction. Take one small, beautiful point that you see in each day, and expand upon it.

I'd like to share some wisdom that was given to me by my father several years ago. It has never stopped giving me inspiration. He was such a hero. Once when I think I was feeling sorry for myself because I had fallen from my bike, he picked me up and hugged me, and he said something similar to this:

"You're crying because one sad thing has happened to you today. Turn that around. Until twelve sad things have happened to you, don't feel defeated." So obviously, I never felt defeated. "Instead, take twelve chances each day and see how you can make the world a better place for others."

I don't always succeed. But I sure have a great time trying. Don't be defeated by another's journey through this lifetime if it conflicts with your gentle, inner core. Be yourself--join me in surrounding yourself with positivity and love.


Leah said...

Thank you for that Peggy, That is one of the most important things that you thought me.
That in itself was a very crucial part of discovering who you are what you are all about...seeing beyond the negativity in my life and not even engaging in it is what has gotten me to where I am and helped me find happiness, and peace within myself.
The Negativity is constantly around us and can swallow you whole if you allow it, you have to be strong and believe that there is more to life. You are worth anything you strive to achieve..

Peggy Claude-Pierre said...


Thank you so much for your input and your courage to express yourself. I feel so warm and cozy knowing you are as close as that to contact.

love you.

Leah said...

Know that the feeling is mutual...
love you.

michal pevzner said...

Hi Peggy. Is this something from a new book you wrote? I love it!!!

Shoshana said...

Hi Peggy. This is such an inspirational story. My negative mind tends to take over and this story shows how it doesn't have to. It gives me hope that there is a future out there of happiness and peace without the negativity and negative chatter. You have already taught me that and shown me some of that and I thank you SO much for it. You are truly an inspiration and I absolutely love this site. Your words give me hope and encouragement=) I love you! -Sho

Peggy Claude-Pierre said...

Michal, yes, we are putting things on here that will be in the book. Thank you so much for reading. Love having you here.