Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Years!    
I hope this year starts out Perfect for each and everyone of you!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

So lately I’ve just been posting a lot of photos and quotes but not really adding much of a lesson with the quote and that’s mainly because I’m totally being lazy!  Today I’ve decided to stop this laziness and get some content on here with a picture or quote so here we go!

This is the time of year where I usually start thinking about my life and what it is that I want to do differently next year so typically I write out a list of New Year’s Resolutions and for the most part try to stick to them.

I’m sure, about 100% that I’m not the only person who does this, in fact I know I’m not it’s just something we as humans do. Out with the old in with the new, right?

So when you begin to think about what you want to do differently or to start doing in the New Year, how about this: Think realistically about your goals, don’t just be all willy-nilly with it!  For example, setting the goal of getting married by the summer is not a realistic goal as it does not only involve you, there are 2 people who have to be in agreement on this (I’m sure you get my point here)!

I like to think of thinks that are good for my soul, mind and body and start with small baby steps and don’t set a goal that is over the top otherwise your setting yourself up for failure before you even start. 

Here are a few goals that I love and plan to do. Now you might be thinking, exercise daily! Yeah right who has time for that but, try thinking outside of the box for a second.  I didn’t say go to the gym or run 2 miles a day, I was very general in this goal. Exercise to me might mean playing my Wii for 30 minutes or it might mean walking my dog after dinner. Cleaning the house is a form of exercise. Whatever I feel qualifies as exercise will allow me to meet and obtain my resolution. See where I’m going here.

So try not to be too specific, don’t set goals that involve other people, don’t be unrealistic and don’t set yourself up for failure!

The whole point is to be better this year that we were last year, maybe you can say, be nice to one person a day, this can include yourself. Or save money, set up a budget and stick to it. There are so many resolutions that can be obtainable if you are willing to try!

So jump in and get going on your list! 

Oh and Happy New Years!  

Below are a few photos that I thought were cute for resolutions! (Enjoy!)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Looking back over the year can bring up sadness, happiness and so many other questions but remember, God brought you where you are for a reason! Look toward the future and know He’s got your back!  Merry Christmas!!  

Friday, December 23, 2011

Only 2 days before Christmas and I wanted to wish each and everyone of you a blessed and happy holiday season!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Simple message for today: Love who you are and don’t be like the rest of them! We are all born as individuals but by the time we’ve reached a certain age many of us have fallen into an assembly line of look-a-like clones.

Please don’t be one of those people! Be yourself, it’s so much better! 

Friday, December 02, 2011

Be nice to others because you never know what they are going through! 
(FYI: I laughed so hard that I cried as I read the cats diary!) 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today's lesson is about looking at yourself, not the outer self but the inner self, your personality, your actions and feelings towards others. Try asking who you really are, how you've treated others  this year and most inportantly who have your hurt  because of your words or action?

For me, the end of one year rings in a new opportunity to start over, to make changes within yourself. A few years ago, I took a hard look at who I had become and hated the person standing before me, I honestly didn't even know her. I was being cruel and mean to people for no real reason other than that the people I thought were my friends were also doing it. Deep inside I knew it was wrong but at the time, I didn't care and to this day I am ashamed of my actions.

When I decided to make a change and think for myself, I made amends with some of those people who I judged so harshly and came to find that I was judging someone I never really knew and some of them are really great!

Take the opportunity to get to know a person for who they are in the inside not for how they look on the outside, or for what kind of car they drive, how much money they have or what name brands of clothing they wear! All that fades away with time but finding someone who may be a true friend can last forever! Think of how many wonderful people you've passed over who could have potentially been good friends because you ignorantly judged them, were cruel or mean and make a change today!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

So Sorry!

Wow! It has really been a long time since my last post, I’m so sorry! I have been so busy lately doing so many things but I’m back now and ready to get some great content up and running!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The lesson of today came to me in the form of a Bible passage I was reading and I know that not all of you are religious or spiritual but don’t worry, this has more to do with you than you might think!

Take for example this; Rick Warren stated that

“Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it”.

How simply this statement is but yet how little we all seem to pay attention to it. In all honesty, most people do follow the crowd; they seek approval from others and not from themselves, they sacrifice their own selves for the temporary approval of their neighbors, friends, co-workers ans so on. I cannot say I have never done this in my lifetime, at some point we all have; it’s merely our human nature. But let me tell you this, one day I woke up and realized that the same people that I was seeking approval from either disliked me or I disliked them yet I still cared what they thought, I still did things I thought they might like and for what? To add additional stress to my already over complicate life… It was just foolish of me so I stopped caring and moved on. Though I may not been "liked" by everyone, my life just became so much simpler because it no longer mattered to me what others thought. I liked myself and that was so much more important to me than having everyone “like” me!  

When you follow the crowd, you often get lost in it, what does this really mean; well it means you become just another face, a clone of everyone else. Your individually has been striped and replaced by the fact that you are now just like everyone else. Imagine this: you are trying to please everyone who is in turn trying to please everyone so really who are any of us trying to please? It's a never ending cycle that gets you nowhere! Get off that boat and take the path least walked! You'll find me there and I'll accept you as you are!
I don’t want to be lost; I want to be me so to end this topic I leave you with this:
“When you are set free of the bondage of pleasing others, when you are free from currying others favor and their approval - then no one will be able to make you miserable or dissatisfied. And then if we know we have pleased God, contentment will be our consolation.” 
-Kay Arthur 

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."
-Matthew 7:13-14

Monday, September 26, 2011

Today's lesson is really about letting go, letting things happen and letting what will be, be... We all go through life analyzing every little thing, wondering about this and about that and constantly trying to change our situation, to change people around us and to change the outcome before it happens. We focus our time and attention no regretting things of the past and letting it interfere with our future or our current situation and really life is so simple, so very simple. But we as humans make things harder, more complicated and intricate. It's just our nature and our reality. Everything is amped up by 1000% these days, nothing is as it should be, nothing is natural. But I want to let you in on a secret that I have found on life's journey, things really can be as simple as they seem. No one wants to believe this so they twist and pull things in all different directions until what it has become is no longer what it was meant to be.

Why not just let it be; live a simple life, let go of the hurt, the regret of your past, knock on the doors and let opportunity lead the way! For we are not promised tomorrow so let today be your wonderland, enjoy the moments, the smells, the smiles and the laughs, the tears and the fears and see how much lighter your load becomes! Love life, simplified!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This weekend had brought to thoughts to mind for me and its that people tend to be ungrateful, or actually I don't want to say ungrateful but I want to say they are so busy looking out at what others have that they don't realize what's right there in front of them, all the blessings that God has given them and I'm no stranger to this, we've all done it. We wake up each day, go about our day looking at what others have and are given and their opportunities yet never realize that God woke then up, filled their lungs with air, gave them good health, food for breakfast, a warm house and bed to sleep in. A family to spend time with, a job to make money and so many other things so small to realize! 

The message for this weekend is that God truly blesses us but we can't see past our own selfish desires to realize that somewhere in the world someone is homeless, sleeping in the cold, wet streets under a bridge, they went to sleep without a meal all day, their cloths are dirty and tattered.  They have no money or job; no family to spend time with and hardly any one will look them in the eye as they sit on the corner asking for your spare change!

How often do you thank God for all he has done for you? How often do you thank him for your family, job, car, health, home and spouse?  Or are you quicker to complain about these things?  The things we have, somewhere in the world, someone is lacking and could only dream of having! Try to be more thankful and less resentful!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Because they are always there for us, sometimes we take them for granted but NEVER, forget that no matter what your family will be there for you when all others have turned their back.

Family is one of the most important things that will we will ever encounter in our lives. love those around you, spend time with the older generation for they have gems of knowledge to share with you, don't forget about the youth of the family for they will someday be the head of the house hold!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Simple message for today: God brought them to you for a reason! Pay attention, Learn from the pain, the laughter, the tears, the coffee meetings and everything in between.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

I read this on Facebook today and loved it so much that I had to share with all of you!

"Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul committed murder, Gideon was insecure, Miriam gossiped, Martha worried, Thomas doubted, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zacchaeus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead.... God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED! Re-post this if you know you are NOT perfect but that God is working in your life anyway!"
Sometimes we can't get past our shortcoming to realize that God has a pan and a purpose for us. He made you, He knew you long before you were even born and He knew what you would do before you ever even thought of it so though right now your life may be in shambles and you may be a big mess, God had that in his plans for His bigger plan! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What Was, Was:

I'm sure your wondering what I mean by this and well its pretty simple. If your reading this, it means that you've been given a second chance, a second chance to live another day, to right a wrong, to move on and forget the past. You have been granted entry beyond the velvet ropes into the party called "LIFE".

Today and most importantly, every day, make a commitment to throw away you security blankets or blame. Its too easy to blame instead of looking at yourself as the cause. Throw that blame away, along with your fear, self doubt, self destruction, and hopelessness. Instead replace it with confidence, optimist, clarity and consideration to the feelings of others.

So ask your self this, "what pain are you willing to release today?" and "What pleasures are you willing to embrace?"

This will help you clear away your cobwebs of uncertainty from your past.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today's message was meant directly for you, yes, you right there sitting at your computer reading this! So stop looking around because I'm pointing right at you!  God made you for a purpose, you may not know what that purpose is today or tomorrow or a year from now but believe me when I say this, in due time, it will be revealed. There are no accidents when God has something up His sleeve and when He made you believe me honey, He had a wonderful plan in mind! So maybe today sucked and maybe next Wednesday it might rain and you'll have a bad hair day but you have this to look forward to: One day You Will Make A Difference! You can count on that!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Okay ladies you know I love you all to death but I need to get a few things out there on the table for you. It just makes me sad to see all these women and girls running around here so willing to change who they are for the guys they love or even worse the guy they want but who doesn’t really want them! Ladies, you have to be strong enough to know that if he doesn’t accept you for who you are now, he will never really love you because the “you” you have changed yourself into is what you think he wants not the YOU that you really are inside.

Even if you manage to get him, not only will you be unhappy the end but eventually you will resent him for making you change and you won’t even want him anymore so do your self a HUGH favor, save yourself a bunch of time and heart ache and wait it out until you find that one special person who accepts you for the person you are! Believe me, it’s worth the wait!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today's message is simple, its all about not forgetting and ultimately enjoying life! 

I also was to throw in something about forgiving and not being so hard on yourself because take it from me, the world is full of people who will happily put you down for free, 24/7  - 365 so don't add insult to injury. Life can be really simple if you just let it.

So take it easy on your self today, its Wednesday!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Today, no let me correct myself, everyday you are a queen so let that crown shine! Even if your the only one who knows its there, that's all that matters! Keep your head high and rock that bling girl!

Friday, August 12, 2011

This past month I've had the opportunity to speak with a lot of people in doing so I have come to realize that many people set out daily to win the approval and love of others and in all honesty, half of these people they are trying to win approval of they don't even really like! This to me is crazy! We all have enough people who love us now and to those that don't, well their not worth our time or energy!  There's no need to be so consumed with wondering and searching and hoping that this person or that person will love you or want to hang out with you. It's just not important! Enjoy the time you have with your family, friends and loved one now because one day you'll look back and realize how much time you've wasted on people who never mattered!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Our world is becoming so consumed with things that don't matter, people are caught up in things that are meaningless yet they feel these things will define them when really its taking away from their personality and harming their soul. What has our world become, what matters most to people, is it even real?

Go out and find yourself, find your soul. Don't get lost in the little things that consume so many souls. Get back to who you are and what really makes you YOU. In the end it's not about your status, your fame, fortune or how many followers or friends you had, it's about what your life meant to you and what you meant to others. 

Get out there and find your soul, reclaim it and define what's most important in life. Life is short, don't waste another moment.