What you do, does matter….

Cream rises to the top my mom has always said. The saying has always stuck with me. If you want something in life, go for it. Many times we often put a monetary value on whatever it is we do. For instance, a child will ask how much they are going to get paid for a chore around the house. Now that is not a bad thing, because that child is trying to figure out what that chore is worth or how much they are going to get in exchange for their time. As human beings, we want to be valued. We want to know that what we are doing is valuable. However, there is an inherent flaw with that thought process. The flaw is this, we equate the value of the work as our personal value. Our value as a human being is not worth what you make in life monetarily, you are priceless. I have heard it, experienced it, and seen this happen. Get out of that thinking pattern! You are priceless, you are a gift from God. Human beings are the ones who put monetary value on themselves, not God. It has been my experience that once you free yourself from this dangerous thinking, you will truly see yourself in a different light. You will begin to be able to do things you never imagined. You will realize the importance of life. The value of life is far more than we imagine. Why would God give us so many chances if we were worth some pieces of paper or a silly little coin? Our potential is far greater than you can imagine. You will start to see this once you free yourself from small minded thinking. Once you stop allowing yourself to be boxed in the categories many people use to group individuals into. You have such potential but you will never fully get there if you are only interested in the material aspect of this world. You are a soul with a body, not a body with a soul. The choice is yours to make. Are you the cream????

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I am thankful for those who are in my life. I am Thankful I have another day to serve God. I am Thankful for those my family will be serving today. WE go to a highrise and volunteer for the Union Gospel Mission.  Those older folks that are waiting for us have taught us so many things. They have taught us their many life lessons. It is amazing what you learn through serving others. I would not have our holidays any other way.

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I’m glad I did.

I was in my living room last night when a friend of mine called. I was invited to go workout, pass and everything taken care of. I said an immediate “no thank you, I would love to but…..” After the words slipped out of my mouth, I said “wait, I will call you back in 10 minutes and give you an answer if I can find my workout clothes.” She said ok. I am glad I got out of my comfortable house and just showed up. At first I really didn’t want to go because it took effort. My words of wisdom hit me in the face and I followed my own advice. I braved the bitter cold and got my butt to the gym. The first 10 minutes on a machine seemed like it took forever, then I said let’s hit a mile and then we can stop. We hit a mile, went on another machine which went faster. Then we hit the weights. I could barely make it through the first 10 min without wanting to quit and before you know it, we were there for 90 min! It felt great!!! I was so glad we pushed each other. We all need to get uncomfortable and push not only ourselves, but others. It is amazing what happens with a little bit of encouragement. Simple steps of just showing up can be life changing! Most people don’t show up and then they never experience change.

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What motivates you?

Many of us need to really be “moved” to be motivated to change the direction of our lives. For some of us, that could be a devastating event and for others, they are just naturally curious. What gets you going? For me, it is the internal drive to improve myself. If I am unsure how to do something or I am unaware of how to do something, I usually research it and try it. Sometimes, I realize I don’t like whatever task I am doing, but I learned something in the process. If we go day in and day out, eating relatively the same food, falling into a similar pattern for the day, and never really looking to learn something new, then we get bored. I used to think I got bored of the job I was doing and then needed to find a new one. I have since realized, it is not the job, it was my life. I needed to grow my soul and cultivate my skills.  I like to shake things up and throw myself a curve ball. Doing that keeps my brain and my body motivated to do more. I know I need more of nature and becoming one with nature. I used to be so distracted by social media and not paying as much attention to who is real in my life. I am happy things have recently become even more clear. I have to say, life in your 40’s is divine.  What gets you motivated?

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Genius!

So, everyone is doing something you probably thought of. The difference is, they acted upon their idea. I heard once that if you don’t act on an idea within literally5 seconds, your motivation is gone to do anything about that idea. It is so true!!! So, train yourself to get the motivation to act. Set your alarm 30 min early and push the covers off. Break through your routine and use that change to push you forward. There is a chain reaction to changing your routine. You will find yourself making other decisions that are maybe more bold later in the day. Change your routine, change your life! Success is simple but the path is not easy. STOP making excuses as to why you can’t and say why you can! It ain’t rocket science people!( Yes, I know ain’t isn’t a word!)

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The world is full of brokenness….

The world is broken.

We all need healing, hope, and love.

The world is broken.

Our hope can only come from above.

The world is broken.

War rages everyday.

The world is broken.

We can change that day by day.

The world can be hopeful.

WE need to change our attitudes and spring into action.

The world is love.

WE need to show how to love by simple actions.

The world was created out of love from above.

Let’s reflect that in how we live.

The world is healing.

The world may be broken but we can change that if we change ourselves. Live feeling hopeful, love fully, and live a life that is worth living.

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Amazing Angels on Earth.

There are so many people on this Earth that are amazing. I believe God sends help in the form of human help. If you try to live a decent life, things will be ok. There is always someone worse off than you are. Remember to always forgive and have some empathy towards others. I also know that there are truly selfish people in this world. Try to be as good as you can and as honest as you can. Lies cover lies cover lies and pretty soon, the person has no clue what is truth or what they said in the lie. Sooner or later the person catches themselves in their web of lies and they realize( hopefully) they are caught. Lately I have experienced many people who are just there when I needed them. I needed a laugh yesterday and this guy in a store just said to me with a straight face, ” Did you know there was a fire at the cheese factory?” I said really? His response was there was nothing left but debris. I looked at this old man and laughed. Maybe he saw the look of frustration on my face and just decided out of the goodness of his heart to make me, a total stranger, laugh because I needed it. I’m telling you, there are thousands of these little miracles and helping hands of God everywhere! You just have to look. Thank you Jesus!

Are you someone’s angel today?

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