“This thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” We all have things that don’t go quite the way we expect and we’ve all had the rug pulled out from under us but when we get back up and keep going we show our true courage and character. Life won’t always go our way – if it did, we’d miss out on chances to learn and grow. Each time we’re faced with an obstacle, a roadblock or a detour, it’s just pointing us in a new direction, quite possibly, a better one. Being open to the road ahead, with its ups and downs, is what ultimately makes our lives a success. ♥ 8 months ago
Our ‘passion’ in life is our compass and our vehicle – it guides us and drives us. Some of us are lucky to have found our purpose for living and others continue to search but to truly live a fulfilling life, we must find what our inner self yearns to do. Finding our passion can take some experimenting, some soul searching and sometimes finding out what we DON’T like but being passionate about what we do and how we live makes every day an adventure and infuses us with light and energy. It’s unique to each of us and truly why we’re all here. ♥ 10 months ago
Life seems to play favorites but if we choose to see life as a comparison we’re creating lack. Life is actually abundant and we all can have amazing lives if we choose to acknowledge our gifts and stop comparing what we have to others. If we lived on an island with no outside communication we’d revel in the morning sun and the nature surrounding us. We’d feel like our lives were magical. Abundance isn’t about having more, it’s about appreciating all the amazing things we have. When we accept that, we all become the favored. How great is that? :) 10 months ago
Going to the store tonight, going to pick up fruits, veggies and everything good. 13 months ago
I am thankful for Sunday dinner I had with his family. 13 months ago
When you let it go, when you stop thinking and feel what your heart is tell you… good things happen 13 months ago
I am liking my caring heart. My friend’s grandpa passed away last week. I met him once and I really enjoyed meeting him… so I sent my friend and her family an email about how their grandpa touched my life… my email was read at his eulogy. When you care, you touch people’s life’s 13 months ago
It feels as if my past keeps popping up.
Really it feels like, it’s poking me in my side… trying to hurt me.
But it cannot, because it is my past and today, and my future looks amazing.
You can pop up, poke me all you want …. You will not get to me, you will not hurt me…. you are the past 13 months ago
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~ Dalai Lama 13 months ago
The moment we decide we want to live the best life we possibly can is the moment we start living our best life. Making the intention and believing we deserve it is the first step. The ‘best’ of life isn’t necessarily wealth, fame or a life of leisure. Each of us has our own definition of what will fulfill us regardless of what society deems as successful. Defining our dreams and taking steps toward them takes a little work but once we start, magic will begin to happen and we’ll experience the bliss of dreams coming true. ♥ 13 months ago
We’ve all experienced disappointment but what if when things go ‘south’ it’s because we’re supposed to change our direction? Roadblocks and dead-ends are indicators of finding a new path which, many times, will take us to places we never expected. Staying open to change and remembering that we’ve changed course before in our lives and survived (and hopefully thrived!) helps make ‘disappointment’ a word that we replace with ‘opportunity.’ 13 months ago
Whenever we face a situation that seems insurmountable because of it’s sheer size or weight, we need to remember that everything big can be broken down into smaller components. No matter how huge something ‘seems’ if we choose to see it in smaller portions, we can find a way to manage around it. Our minds can alter proportions, quell fears and invent outcomes so there’s nothing so big that we can’t conquer when we set our minds to it. It really works! ♥ 13 months ago
You don’t love someone for their looks, their clothes or their fancy car. You love them because they can sing a song only your heart can understand. 13 months ago
On our roads we encounter many creatures, some of whom are benevolent, generous and kind; others who are cruel and hurtful. Once we’re grown, it’s up to us to protect ourselves so we need to stay alert when we meet someone new. Our instincts can guide us and if we listen, will usually send us a warning bell (or ten!) if we need to be careful. If someone is worthy of our trust, we’ll know by their honesty, kindness and unfaltering integrity. If we want others to trust us, we need to offer the same. ♥ 14 months ago
Many times in our lives we get to a point where we no longer believe something we once felt completely sure about. Changing our minds because of things we’ve learned, experienced or witnessed is a healthy sign of wisdom and maturity. Because all of our paths are different, we all don’t come to the same conclusions at the same time and sometimes we will never match viewpoints with someone else; yet, just as we need to follow our own path, we need to allow others to follow theirs. The freedom to grow and change should belong to all of us. ♥ 14 months ago
Many of us would like ‘do-overs’ regarding certain situations in our lives. Because everything we do impacts something else, sometimes we don’t even realize the repercussions of our actions until years later. Regretting our pasts can help us make wiser choices in the future; however, we must let the past go and move on. We can’t change what was but starting this second, we can create a present that will be a past we can look back on with pride. If we want to improve our life story, it’s not too late. ♥ 14 months ago
Even though sometimes we know it’s time for a change, change can be scary. What we know can sometimes become appealing again simply because of the safety of knowing what it is vs. not knowing what change will bring. Yet we have to remember that we face changes on a daily basis and if we resist change, it may find us anyway. If our heart, gut and mind are telling us that it’s time to make a shift in our lives then we should follow our instincts. The first step is always the most difficult but once we take it, we’re on our way to a new life. ♥ 14 months ago
Passion is infectious. When we have passion for something, the energy we show can spark passion in others. Staying passionate and curious about life can make a dreary day into a fun adventure. It takes effort but it gives back in multiple ways. While we’re here, there are numerous ways to make the best of our experience. Expressing sincere interest in others and listening to what they have to say sparks conversation and friendships, and trying new things, learning and participating in life will enrich our minds and souls. Passion offers the potential for greatness when we nurture the passion in us. ♥ 14 months ago
Who knows us best? We do, of course but sometimes we ignore ourselves, fight with ourselves or even put ourselves down. When we do that to ourselves it’s like becoming half a person and our experiences when we face the rest of the world diminish because of our smaller selves. Wouldn’t the better thing be to support ourselves, cheer ourselves on and tell ourselves that we’re worthwhile and loved? Being our own best friend gives us the confidence to show the world that we know how to love and be loved, and that can open the door to a whole new life. ♥ 14 months ago
Sometimes we realize we’re going along unconsciously, meandering, pushed by circumstances, just landing where we land. It can be fun and effortless but if we want to define our experience here a little better, one way is to stop and regroup. Every time we face a challenge, every time we complete a project, each time we fail or succeed, by studying the experience we can learn a lot about ourselves and what’s important to us. Knowing our priorities helps us make choices toward our dreams and makes decision-making easier. The next time we’re on the move, we’ll be pointed in the direction we want to go. ♥ 15 months ago
There are a lot of things we choose not to see. Some might make us feel badly, others might force us to do something we’re not ready to do, and some we just want to ignore forever. Yet trying to move forward without a clear picture of what’s around us could cause us to make choices that might not be the best for us. We are in charge of our safety and sometimes we need to overcome our fear of the unknown to address the realities in front of us. The sooner we acknowledge what’s really there, the better we can navigate through it and the quicker we’ll get to the other side. ♥ 15 months ago
Although deep down we have an innate knowledge of what’s best for us, there are many times we get caught up in what we think we want or our fears about what we deserve, which can block our view and cloud our perspective. At times like this, sometimes it’s best to call in a friend or loved one who’s opinion we respect. Feedback from an outside source can show us aspects of our situation that might be distorting our vision and sometimes that’s all we need to sharpen our perspective and see clearly again. ♥ 15 months ago
I just wanted to say hello. I’m reaching out because of your ‘Oh, LORD’ post and hope that I am not out of line when I say the below…
As you know, sometimes the lord is hard to find, and we don’t understand the items/ the hardships he places in front of us. I know you have faith, and that you are a strong person, and I believe you will pull thru.
I don’t know what it is like to have pain all the time. But I see someone I love, (my mom) live with that kind of pain. She has the pain that you speak of and like you, she has faith and is a strong person.
I am thinking of you and wishing you the strength that you need, to see where God is helping you, that he is holding your heart. Maybe all you need is this message to remind you he is with you and that he loves you.
Bblouder 15 months ago
We never know what will happen next. Each day brings surprises, opportunities and adventure. We wake up and have no idea how life may change for us by the time the day ends. We may meet someone, learn something, revisit something, or end something that will send our lives down a brand new path. When/if we ever think we don’t have the courage to start something new or have a fear of the unknown, all we have to do is remind ourselves that we conquer those things every day, and that makes us much more brave than we think. ♥ 15 months ago
We all know that in life, we ‘win’ sometimes and we ‘lose’ sometimes and if we fall short, many of us think of ourselves as ‘losers.’ Yet who we are intrinsically should never be tied to what we acquire, be it the person we thought we couldn’t live without, that job we really wanted or the opponent we hoped to defeat. There’s a much larger picture that is the story of our lives and an incident of disappointment doesn’t define it or us. If we can get up and keep trying we exhibit courage, hope and resilience and if we embody those traits, we’ll always be victorious. ♥ 15 months ago
Are we living the way we envisioned we would? Are we tired or are we taking time to enjoy a meal, a book, a conversation, or a gorgeous view? Many of us get caught up in the grind and forget about what it means to live, yet our hearts long for the freedom to partake in a better quality of life be it travel, time with friends or family, or the opportunity to do what WE want to do. It’s a choice to slow down and re-evaluate our priorities but we can do it if we really want it. Life won’t wait for us but it’s there for the taking if we choose to grab it. ♥ 15 months ago
When we describe someone as ‘authentic’ we usually mean they are true to their nature in actions and words. Authenticity stands out because so many of us are afraid to be ourselves in a society that judges people harshly when they’re ‘different’ than others. It takes determination to root out our true stance on things and it takes commitment and courage to stand up for what we believe in; yet once we get there, it frees up our lives. When we’re true to ourselves our paths and choices become clear. When we we shine our own authentic light, we lighten our load and light the way. ♥ 15 months ago
What’s important to us? Who’s important to us? How do we treat these valuable things? When what we’ve hoped and worked for has been attained, it’s easy to think it will always be there and start taking it for granted. Yet we need to remember that everything we have has a shelf-life, even our own bodies. Reminding ourselves how precious and fleeting life (with all of it’s wondrous moments) is, helps us to see how lucky we are to have breath, love and everything that means anything to us. Appreciating what we have while we have it will save us from regret when it’s time to say good-bye. ♥ 15 months ago
The story of our lives is a wonderful connection of events, places, people and timing. It can be looked at as a series of chapters that make up the whole and every day we’re here is a new page. Some of our chapters ended on a happy note, others maybe not so, but one by one they’ve brought us to where we are now. Each day we’re here gives us the opportunity to expand upon the current narrative or close a chapter to begin anew. None of us knows exactly how our stories will end but if we make choices toward our dreams, we may just find happily ever after. ♥ 15 months ago