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A Daily Dash Mantra


I can only live this time one time;

the minutes, the hours, the day.


I will through adversity,

let malice be ignored,

and release the spite and pettiness

that today won’t be restored.


I will heed constructive views,

though they may appear flak,

and force unkind deeds and insults

to roll right off my back.


I will complete Acts of Kindness

in my own special style

not just for the benefit of others,

but because they make me smile.


My heart and soul are now content;

life’s blessings overflow,

and I will be the only one to blame

if I let these feelings go.


 Cite:  Ellis, L. (2011) Living Your Dash: Make Every Moment Matter. New York: Sterling Ethos Publishing, Inc.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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