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inspiring words by Eleanor Roosevelt



Right after my stroke when I was deep in dumps of despair I  found strength in inspiring people like FDR who even being disabled got country out of deep depression & started so many great projects in America, funded & created national parks, social security  & even made bank accounts FDIC so that common people don't loose their hard earned money.  I was amazed & inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt who was close confidant & his partner in all senses. Recently I read one of her quote "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do. 

those words makes me go AHA 100% truth in those lines, when you do something which scares you silly & you still persevere & do it, it builds great strength & confidence in your ability. I know I was so scared silly right after my stroke  and did not know how my life will turn out, did not know whether I will ever find joy in living again. I have realized when you step out of your comfort zone & do something which scares you silly, somehow from somewhere help shows up in form of books, friends, family, show  up  & you accomplish the work you signed up for & in return get confidence in your ability.  & you realize you are stronger than you ever think you were. So I think nowonwards I will try to do things which scares me the most like learning  to do our taxes lol







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So true Asha. We grow when we push out of our comfort zones. Although sometimes it needs something we can't control like stroke to give us the push we need to try. I find it is that I need to do what has to be done. When there's just you you find a way. It may not be elegant or efficient but the job gets done. (not saying I don't swear about it, or have a little weep occasionally, but overall the things get done)

Taxes usually turn out to be not as bad as you thought they would be. First time is  hard, but after that you start to build filing systems to put things you know you will need where they are easier to find later.  The worst is when you just put "everything in a shoe box" and then need to sort through it later. much easier to file it correctly as it comes in. but the first time you are starting from that proverbial shoe box and you aren't sure what you'll need so there's lots of sorting. You can do it, just make sure you set yourself up for next year at the same time.  So that as things come in they are put in the right place for next tax time.


It's a challenge but it's a good one to master.


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thanks heather great tip, I wil try to be proactive next year & start doing iit that way. I choose to not pay attention since hubby is tax accountant & dont want tp get in his hair which he has less anyway. So I just depend on him & then feel bad & scared about it.

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