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Don’t Be Afraid


Melissa the Mouse warns Princess about hanging out with fire-breathing dragons.
Melissa the Mouse warns Princess

“Evan says not to be afraid.” Said the little princess.
“What are you afraid of my dear?” Asked Melissa the Mouse.
“Practically everything Grandma-ma!” Princess answered abruptly. “Life is unfair for us mice. Nothing I do is important. Nobody listens to me. I’m afraid of the dark, of getting crushed, of making a mistake. It’s hopeless Grandma-ma!” The little mouse exclaimed. “I’m hopeless.” She said under her breath. “Evan says to be brave and never give up, but he is big and strong. I don’t know what I am going to do Grandma-ma. I am so small.”

“Evan sounds smart, too.” Melissa the Mouse said to her great great grand-daughter. “Is he a friend from school?”
“He is in my book club.” Princess explained. “He is very smart. And he tells great stories! Sometimes I feel sorry for him because he doesn’t fit in with the rest of us. But everyone tries to be nice and he doesn’t mind. He is very warm and very helpful.”
“I am very proud of you for making friends with someone who is different, Princess.” Melissa the Mouse told her great great grand-daughter, “It’s important to remember it is what is on the inside that counts.”
“Yes, Grandma-ma. I bet Evan has an enormous heart!!! I bet it’s bigger than all the mice in the book club combined!” Said Princess.

“He must be a very special mouse, my dear.” Her great great grandmother replied.

“Oh, he’s not a mouse Grandma-ma. Evan is a dragon. A good one. He is visiting here from up North. He keeps us warm with his breath. I know that sounds gross but it’s pretty cool.”

Evan the Dragon and Princess and Melissa the Mouse are copyrighted property of Melissa Reyes 2013
“My goodness Princess! You better be very careful around a dragon. Stay on his good side!”  Melissa the Mouse hugged the little mouse as she encouraged her. “I think you should listen to your new friend’s advice, and not just because he is a dragon, but it is good to persevere, stay positive and know that even a little mouse can make a big difference in this world.  You make a big difference in my life, my dear.  You bring me so much joy!  And, I will always listen to you.”

Are You a Victim?
If you believe that life is unjust, you are declaring yourself to be a victim. A victim resists her life, rather than looking at it realistically and moving on from that point. Consider the possibility that everything that happens to you is an opportunity to expand into a fuller potential, and a more powerful and meaningful life. ~Gary Zukav

Read more from Gary Zukav  if you are feeling like life is unfair.

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Melissa the Mouse Drawing and Photograph by Melissa Reyes Copyright 2013 http://mizmeliz.com
Melissa the Mouse warns Princess about hanging out with fire-breathing dragons.

May today be all that you need it to be.

May you have peace in your heart and may

the freshness of life rest in your thoughts,

rule in your dreams tonight and conquer all your fears.

May Love manifest itself today in ways
that you have never experienced.

May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be
closer and your prayers be answered.

I pray that faith enters a new height for you,

I pray that your world is enlarged

and I pray that you step
into your destiny.

I pray for peace, health, happiness
and true and undying love for all.

Tell me something good.

What are some ways you have overcome fear? How do you stay strong? How do you keep the faith?

A Year With Myself, Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz

What Does Fear Look Like?

I can’t put a face on fear.  I can’t picture it at all.

I can identify many images, thoughts and feelings with fear. . .

Dark spaces

Dusty corners

Frightening sounds

Glowing lights

Did you hear that?

Shadowy figures


That feeling that someone is watching me

Eerie gusts of wind

A cold chill

A bad taste in my mouth

A sense that something bad is about to happen

Those days when everything goes wrong

Waiting for test results

Getting a phone call late at night

The cats are acting weird again

Getting chills down my spine

Getting that feeling in my gut

My knees are shaking

Feeling a tremor, is it the big one?

Getting called to the boss’ office

Hearing the words, “We need to talk.”

Hearing a sonic boom

Hearing sirens

Hearing thunder

Hearing random fireworks. . . or, is that a gun shot?

Watching the news

Feeling a lump

Thinking about death

Wondering, “What if?”

How do I react to fear?

I’m scared.  CLAIM IT

I’m worried.  ACKNOWLEDGE IT

I’m unsure.  FACE IT

What’s the worst that can happen?  QUESTION IT


Whatever happens, it is going to be okay.  ACCEPT IT

Just breathe!  PROCESS IT

I can do this.  BE CONFIDENT

I can get through this.  BE FAITHFUL

I am ready!  BE COURAGEOUS

I believe in myself.  BE GRATEFUL

It’s well-known that fear and gratitude cannot coexist.  “Gratitude requires us to stay in the now. Fear is living in the future. That’s why gratitude and fear cannot coexist. If you fill yourself with gratitude you will notice that your anxious thoughts and fear dissolve.”

Fearing the unknown (or uncomfortable) in a business venture or relationship can be dispelled by true grit and courage. When we are facing our deepest darkest fears and demons this feeling of doom can be lifted by thoughts of gratitude.  Count your blessing next time you start to get worried.  Fill your heart with gratitude and the fears will disappear.

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