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You Are Resourceful

You Are Resourceful Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards“You Are Resourceful” by Joan Y. Edwards

Today is Day 29 of “Say Good Things February.”

Say Good Things February-Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards





Are you resourceful? My answer to you is:

Yes, you are resourceful. You turn challenges into advantages. You ask questions. You look for answers in many places. You learn from the experiences of others. You are creative. You gather useful information. You organize information. You share information with others. You plan your daily activities. You choose actions that solve problems.

Repeat these affirmations using I instead of you.

Yes, I am resourceful. You turn challenges into advantages. I ask questions. I look for answers in many places. I learn from the experiences of others. I am creative. I gather useful information. I organize information. I share information with others. I plan my daily activities. I choose actions that solve problems.

Here are website or blog links to help you be more resourceful:

  1. Bill Murphy, Jr. “7 Things Really Resourceful People Do:” http://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/7-things-really-resourceful-people-do.html/
  2. Brian in Life Lessons. “Mastering the Art of Being Resourceful:” http://mynextbuck.com/mastering-the-art-of-being-resourceful/
  3. Jason Shen. “How to Be Relentlessly Resourceful: http://www.jasonshen.com/2012/how-to-be-relentlessly-resourceful
  4. Your Dictionary. “Resourceful:” http://www.yourdictionary.com/resourceful#2OtTR3xdVh77bkF3.99

Your Dictionary.com states that resourceful is the ability to overcome problems or to make do with what is available to create a solution. During life there are many challenges that require you to find a different way of doing things because the old way doesn’t work any more, or the tool or appliance doesn’t work at all. Resourceful people are the ones who come up with Plan B, Plan C, Plan D. Plan EF and G.

They way the former generations did things successfully may not work in the present day. Sometimes the present day has a better, more efficient way of doing it. Sometimes, both the former generation and the present generation are clueless, which leads for opportunities for the resourceful ones to invent a new and better way to solve problems.

For example, in the 1960s inflation set in. Married couples in former generations were able to make it with one person making the money. However, in the 1960s, this plan didn’t work any more. Both husband and wife had to work to keep their families afloat. The 1960s couples had never witnessed successful marriages where the husband and wife both worked outside the home. In other words, they were in over their heads through circumstances never visualized before they happened. They were not predictable, therefore, they put people in shock. To be successful, these 1960s couples had to have resourcefulness and the ability to change their beliefs and especially their expectations and choose different actions.  I think that’s why divorces became so prevalent during that time. They weren’t able to figure out how to change, were unwilling to change, weren’t able to adjust, or a combination of thes and other factors.  They lost hope.

Marriages and relationships that work out have a strong basis of love and respect. They also have a strong belief in the success of their relationship. One person can’t always carry the torch for both people. It the relationship is one sided, it may flounder.

Resourceful people don’t say “It’s not working and it’s a hopeless situation.” They look for ways to do it that may never have been done before. Resourceful people give themselves and others a spirit of hopefuless. I believe that this is a gift from God.

Thank you to all of the people in my life who have given me reasons to believe in myself even when it looked like I was at the end of my rope, the last stop for my train, the end of the road. I am thankful to God that he continuously puts people and circumstances in my life to give me hope for better days to come. I pray that God gives you peace, joy, and especially HOPE. Without hope, we wither and shrivel up into nothingness. I pray that God gives you all the resources you need every day and that you realize their worth and put them into action  and continue singing your song with enthusiasm and an abundance of HOPE.

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Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards
www.joanyedwards.com (Gospel-related puzzles and skits)

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6 Responses

  1. You met your goal all 29 days of February. Resourcefulness helped make it possible and now your affirmations provide resources for others, plus hope and encouragement. Thanks for a lovely month of special blog posts.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing a comment every single one of the 29 days of February! You are a loyal friend. I appreciate you very much. I hope these affirmations do help others.

      Celebrate you
      Never Give Up

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      • You are very welcome for my comments.

        Liked by 1 person

        • 🙂


  2. Joan,
    A little late,but better than never. This affirmation like all the others is such a positive up lifting message.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dear June,
      Thank you for reading my blog. I’m glad that you liked this affirmation. It is true about you! Have a fun day!



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