We are as powerful as…

We are as powerless as our weakest thought.

When we believe we can’t succeed. When we decide a task is too hard. When we put ourselves down for all the chaos around us.

We are much too good at this self-defeating spiral. We’re only human, after all.

And if we choose to let this spiral become us…

the world can seem dark, we can feel victim, and, much too easily, we lose touch with the reality that THESE BELIEFS SIMPLY ARE NOT TRUE!

What is true?

The beauty of the sunrise over the Charles River.

The gift of sharing a smile with a woman you just met.

YOUR POWER to let the world happen around you, and YOUR WISDOM to react in a way that builds from your inner strength.

Sure, there is a lot in this world that lies beyond our control. There is a lot in this world that could bring us to tears or envy, heartbreak or annoyance. AND, just the same, there is a lot in this world that can bring us back to ourselves.

In frustration, we have the power to imagine the most beautiful possibilities. In sorrow, we have the power to dream the most inspiring of dreams. In each day of our lives, we have the power to look out to others with curiosity, admiration, appreciation, and gratitude, and to reflect on this world and the chaos in it as opportunity. Imagine, if we are our truest selves, what inspiring change our lives can bring!


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© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Hope in Today

Some of my dear readers may have seen the last blog post and thought to themselves, ‘Oh my!  So many words!’  I know, I know.  The words weren’t all that conducive to a relaxing cup of tea!  But, the inspiration is something I still wish to share.  As for the context, CLICK HERE to return to the blog post of origin and see what made this inspiration appear.


© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.


Sugar-Wrapped Strength


You go out to dinner with a group of friends.  And by the end of the meal, you are stuffed!  You couldn’t possibly eat any more.  So, you take your fortune cookie to go, a well-wrapped sugar form sliding into your pocket.  “For later,” you decide, patting the crescent shape against your thigh.


What does the fortune cookie say?  What inspiring words would you tell yourself?  What do you want or need to hear?

We may not have the job title ‘Fortune Cookie Writer’ printed on our business cards, but we have the gift of designing our futures.  So, my friend, carry that gift with you, hold it in your pocket, and always remember it is near.

P.S. Fortunes inside sugar cookies are less palatable than they appear.  So, for everyone’s safety, let’s aim to embrace rather than ingest our futures ;).

© 2016 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.