Inspiration

Inspiration –


One of the greatest life’s lessons worth learning is the ability to maneuver between seasons. Being able to identify and predict what season is coming next. There are many seasons and times for everything you must be able to not only identify them but predict which season is near approaching so that you can act accordingly.
 
Your success or failure is predicated on your ability to know the difference. If you can learn this lesson, being watchful and be able to act then life will get easier.
 
You must always love yourself enough to demand respect from others.

You must always love yourself enough to recognize when someone does not love you

You must always love yourself enough to rise from any set back, disappointment, painful event or mistake. Love yourself no matter what…. With God, know that you You are greater than you imagine.

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Inspiration

Liking Life v.s. Loving Life


What a day today! Love being busy BUT a productive kind of busy!………  I realized that there is a difference between loving life and liking life……

Someone may say that sounds silly but the people who LOVE life… usually have had brushes with death personally, lost loved ones, are financially fit or just learned to “just be content” on what they have and who they are in this present world……

Those who I would say only “like life ” are people……hmmmm…they are how I used to be… always complaining, getting upset easy over silly things, doing too many projects, having a million dreams attached to a million goals BUT only completing 10 out of a million! Over zealous…. never had enough time to do things, never had my priorities 100% together, was always busy…etc..etc..etc..  I am ALWAYS finding a way to connect what goes on in the natural to what goes on or what is GOING ON in the spiritual because indeed TO ME – it is truly all relative! In the bible, no I am not going deep but im deep enough so that anyone reading my blog would understand THE MORAL OF THE STORY! LOL

Well back to what I was saying, in the bible there were these 2 women named Mary and Martha…. both sisters and of course had totally different personalities and ways of thinking ….let alone doing things!

Jesus had made a visit to their home and Mary was all about enjoying the moment and appreciating where she was in life and having a burning desire to learn….. learn from the best teacher..which is Jesus!q Now Martha… whew ( the old me ) she was ALL about being overly busy….. like most of us – we focus on how many things that we can do….. but there is a motive attached to it.. Mary is just happy if she can do one thing and is humble enough to sit at the feet of Jesus to obtain what she needs…. while Martha would rather run around the house trying to put on a presentation toward a man who needs nothing and has everything!  READ LUKE 10:38-42 and you will see that Mary loved life v.s. her sister Marth just “like life”…..

Living  is a blessing but enjoying it is something else! Who wants to just live and walk around being ROBOTIC? I want to have more than just AIR IN MY LUNGS!

 

 

 

Relationships

Teacher – Nanny – Friend – Sister


It is amazing how many titles one person can become in a matter of two years!!! Oh how I love and adore her!! She is such an amzing person!!

She moved away last year and it was all of a sudden and I was of course sad and my son felt super bummed about it! However, lo and behold I found out that she temporarily moved back to the area for at least another 6 months or so – been here since this past Saturday and contacted me today! Yeah I choked her for just now getting in contact with me! But wait…. it has ONLY been 4 days! LOL Plus she is a newlywed so I have to remember my old school values and respect her schedule with her new hubby… BUT SHE MY FRIEND and I missed her! LOL

It is easy to get wrapped up in our own wounds, our own feelings of ambivalence and our fears of feeling alone in the world. After all, a love that remains unexpressed is a love that nobody knows about.  Women are KNOWN to be catty…..sneaky and of course unreliable but that is not everyone ya know!

It is not until someone finds the courage to share their feelings and open up and have a genuine sisterly relationship that they are then blessed with the knowledge that they, too, are worthy of the love they are giving.

My son OF COURSE…….. was soo elated to see her and hang out this evening! He has a crush and just cant stop grinning! LOL It is a major blessing having great friends and when your kids love them and they return love your kids ” AS IF THEY ARE THEIRS “…..it is amazing!

Okay before we departed…. I HAD TO GO and find a blessing for myself……. I did and look what I found! SOOO HOTT!!!

Inspiration

A Pass –


Wouldn’t it be incredible if we as a human race could drop our defenses for just one day, and be completely expressive without fear? We would have the capacity to just tell people the honest meaning they carry in our lives, the effect they have on us, and the course we would like to see the relationship grow even when we are already in the relationship. Omission of expression is nearly the same thing as taking one for granted. Nobody dies with the regret of telling someone too often how much they cared, but people die everyday with their hearts still wounded from a love they never truly expressed.

 

Children, spouses, and the people in our life that we truly love need daily reminders of the fact that they are loveable. After all, the world can leave such horrific dents on our outer layers, and we can easily get caught in living within those layers. It’s cold out there.

It’s painful out there. People are rude out there and often even a stranger can sting us with our own vulnerable fears and hang ups. What keeps us going in times of self doubt, fear, pain, and anguish is not just the hope of love, but the knowledge of love.

There is truly no underestimating the importance of saying, “I love you.” Those three little words are, in the author’s opinion one half of the most important sentence in the world, “I love you, accept you, and how can I help you.”

The term love implies both acceptance and the willingness to place someone’s needs ahead of our own. The term love implies more than a simple selfish passing moment, but a deep understanding of who someone is, and the knowledge that they are good enough without their perfections we are so often seeking. Without love and acceptance, what really do we have from each other?

Money, power, prestige, and fame can never buy the same feeling that your heart gets the first time the love of your life confesses their feelings. That wonderful little flutter in the tummy is irreplaceable, and who would want to replace it? It lets you know you’re alive.

While there is no valid argument to deter the notion that to love someone is to risk losing someone, there is a valid argument against using that as an excuse. It is easy to hide, but not very fulfilling. Loving openly and honestly and taking the risk that someone precious and dear to us might not be in our lives one day is part of the risk of daring to live fully. A heart that hasn’t broken can’t grow. A heart that hasn’t loved grows cold. And a heart that lives in fear shrinks with time.

Loving someone, and telling them often, is a gift. And not just to the recipient of your love, but to yourself as well. When you truly love someone and find the courage to express it well and express it often, you are giving more of a gift to yourself than anyone.

You are claiming your will and right to live fully and completely and to bask in life’s joys just as quickly as you are able and willing to hurt from life’s pain. Why live the one sided coin lifestyle. You’re destined to feel pain no matter how hard you try to close off your heart. As humans, we are simply not designed that way. We are social creatures, put on this planet to nurture each other. Living alone without recognized love is just as painful, if not more so, than living with love and losing it.

Never underestimate the importance of saying, “I love you.”  With a deep breath and a leap of faith, close your eyes, whisper the words and you can be sure when you open them again your life will have changed for the better.

Inspiration

L-O-V-E


Love has a serious influence over people, one which is too often taken for granted.  Love has horrid consequences if you do not respect it for what it is to others.  Love is not always what you think it is, or what you think it should be.  Love can take many different forms, and can even be deceptive.

Love can be healing, or it can be devastating.  Love is ecstasy and torment.  Love gives you strength, but can make you weak.  Love can be freeing, or enslave us under its power.

One thing about love is for certain, once you find it you never want to lose it.  Love is everywhere and in many different forms all around us.  Love permeates our thoughts, fills our dreams, and effects our actions.  Even though love permeates the world around us, it is still so hard to assign a definitive value.

Of course, love is different for everyone, and this is part of what makes defining love so difficult.  No one can tell you what love is to you, that is something you have to find for yourself.  I think love is something you define through your own desires, and express through your own experiences.

Love is unique to each person, and sometimes those values are incompatible.

Honestly…… In the end, love is what you make of it………

Parenting

Where Is She?


The daughter that I once knew and raised is MISSING……..(the old her is hiding somewhere)

Her kindness is MISSING………….

Her innonce is MISSING…….

Her trust is MISSING……

Her respectful behavior is MISSING…….

Her love for life is MISSING….

Her love for her little brother is MISSING…..

Her love for her mothe’s side of the family is MISSING…..

Her love  for love is MISSING……….

Her love for people is MISSING….

Her love for growth is MISSING….

Her love for unity is MISSING…..

Her love for understanding is MISSING…..

Her love for church is MISSSING…..

Her love for God is MISSING….

Her love for herself is MISSING….

Her love for prayer is MISSING……..

Her happiness is MISSING……….

Her ability to see how God sees her….her ability to see how I see her is MISSING……

Praying for my baby on today and hoping that SOONER than later – she will be found in 1 piece!

I miss her dearly and she must realize that the PRESENT her must be “put away” so she can GROW!

Parenting

Ending in 5.4.3.2.1


GOOD LORD!!!!! THESE BOYS DROVE ME TO LAUGHTER…. UMMMMM irritation……softness…compassion….much laghter AGAIN …joy….and love! They are indeed AWESOME kids!

However… I am TIRED and ready to go home… remember boys if we are hanging EVERYDAY ALL DAY until Sunday…yall better high five each other and LET ME GO HOME! LOL  ( NO FOR REAL – LET ME GET HOME TO BED ) By the time we were in pursuit of not just walking to the car… but also TRYING TO LOCATE the car but I was so tired and sleepy and worn out… I forgot where we had even parked.. So I said let’s take pics to help me wake up.. THEY SCREAMED NO!! LOL

My son laughed and hugged me REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY tight and said Mom you rock and even though I get on your nerves sometimes, I know you love me… UGGHHH so sweet!! LOL Thank you for the love but okay hug me as we walk and find the car in this parking lot!! LOL Yes, I was STILL tired even after the I love you and thank you mom speech……

Okay, love you Nick, see you TOMORROW-  I had fun bye!!!! Here comes my friend Melissa, which is Nick’s mom and she started taking pictures with her camera of the boys and me and her and the kids almost lost it!!! No more pictures you guys! SOO – SOO FUNNY!

Love you sis but I will cal you tomorrow…… the boys try to SNEAK IN THE HOUSE and they kept saying that they needed to ask each other a question in private but did not want to talk in front of us so they NEEDED to go into the house! Not so, love you Melissa..bye Nickky – Pooh! Good night…. Nonetheless… we got some great pics in one day!  It feels great to be a good mom to my amazing son and it feels just as amazing for him to have a nice best friend and a mother to match!

JESUS- FAMILY -FRIENDS AND THE MALL! LOL