I want to have this……….

I heard some news yesterday about a man I did not have the pleasure of knowing. At work there was a man who was there for almost 30 years. His coworkers were texting him and the managers were calling him when he didn’t show up for work. Something felt off to the manager so what did he do? He left and drove over to his house to check on him and make sure he was alright. He found a half shoveled driveway, the back door open, and Mr. Pudney on the couch motionless. He had passed. He was just at work the day before. As I heard the news and the story of discovery, I couldn’t help but see the legacy he left.  He had touched profoundly everyone he interacted with. He was always in a good mood and lifted others up when they were down. I listened to everyone talk about this man yesterday. I prayed for him and I knew he would be alright in the next life. We should all strive to be like Mr. Pudney. How many managers would go check on an employee that didn’t show up? I am so glad to be part of the organization I am with. We have so many people at our station and 1 was missed so dearly. As I look at my life, I know I haven’t been the best person all  my life. We all are trying to find our way and how we fit into this world. WE all struggle with feelings of despair, hopelessness, emptiness, and loneliness. If we reach out to others and interact with them in a positive way we will leave a huge impact and possibly help fill some of those holes in ourselves and others. You just do not realize the impact we have on everyone we touch. We could give positive feelings to someone as we say hi or open the door. Everyone wants to feel valuable and at the very least acknowledged. Life is full of learning opportunities. I hope through this blog, your eyes will be opened to how you impact this world. We are individuals and we all belong to God. You are loved and precious. How are you going to impact this world today????

RIP Mr. Pudney. You are missed more than you can imagine!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxox

What we can do…

  1. Lead by example
  2. Hold doors for others
  3. Smile frequently
  4. Say a simple hello to others
  5. Acknowledge accomplishments
  6. Appreciate the beauty of this world
  7. Look for creative art on buildings
  8. Be honest
  9. Love and accept yourself
  10. Take the time to help others no matter who they are
  11. Pray
  12. Be Grateful for every breath you take
  13. Look for angels (be an angel)
  14. Read
  15. Learn something new
  16. Show genuine care
  17. Don’t be fake
  18. Smell and admire the flowers you see
  19. Keep your space clean and uncluttered
  20. Don’t over complicate your life with unnecessary problems
  21. Work on yourself for yourself
  22. Stretch and feel the strength you have from within
  23. Say nice things to yourself( you are listening)
  24. Forgive yourself
  25. Stop punishing yourself
  26. Pass your life lessons on to others
  27. Improve your brain function through difficult brain exercises
  28. Love yourself………………
  29. Love others
  30. Be kind, considerate, and understanding
  31. Don’t allow yourself to get used. Be true to yourself. Hold yourself to higher standards
  32. Express yourself through creativity

Here are just a few suggestions for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only person that will continue to hold you back is you. You don’t have to overcomplicate your life with other people’s expectations. If you are always trying to appear richer or more important than you are, you are missing the whole point of life. Maybe you are judging others based on their possessions or what you think others think is important. Let go of all that icky thinking. You will seriously enjoy life a whole lot more if you just love yourself, love where you are in life, and just be genuinely grateful. I really don’t care how much a person owns, what they wear, or what status they are. I look at others and measure them by their actions and words. If the words and actions don’t match, I know that their intentions are deceitful. Life is too short to just deal with those types of people. Their are billions of people in this world and I believe most of them are good. Be the good and the change you want to see in this world.

xoxxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

You realize….

Many events happen in our lives that are milestones. I know that I try to cherish every moment that comes along because the moment will pass and never come again. Yesterday at work I was almost hit by a truck while on foot. I was trying to stay out of the way but the driver was going too fast because he got mad over something. I happened to be walking in the door and was 1 foot away from being sideswiped. It’s super weird how the brain works when we are in danger. I started to see things in a slower motion because my brain sped up with adrenaline. All I could see was my foot getting crushed by this super heavy truck. After that moment passed I was glad I was not injured. The unimportant trivial problems seem to fade away when major events happen. This is an eye opener for me. Thank you God for keeping me safe and opening my eyes again. We go through this life once. Make it a good one!

xoxxoxoxoxoxoxooxxo

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?

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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!)

xoxoxoxoxoxooxox

The Lord is good.

We all go through tough times in our lives. It is through these times we are truly tested. Our character is tested, our soul is tested.  It is in these times that we can lose ourselves or find who we really are. I have always said that even if you are stuck on the moon, use your manners. It is easy to allow our feelings to dictate our behavior. This is especially when it is crucial to step back and be quiet. Think about the situation and what is being done to you. What is your reaction going to be? Take the high road and don’t stoop to the low levels of those hurting you. Don’t allow yourself to be walked on but do it in a way that you strengthen your soul not lose it.  Give true thanks to God and he will give you grace if you ask for it. Be open to receiving it.

xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Binge watching Christmas movies………..

AS I watch these movies, I wonder do these love tales exist??? I really don’t think that they do. Real life isn’t the movies and that is the problem with watching these. I feel like my expectations are set so high, that it can’t possibly exist. I am not asking for magic, I am just asking for mutual actual love and respect. I have been doing some PT work as a merchandiser, merchandising books. As I read these titles and the premises of e books, I think who writes these things? Then a customer was walking by and started talking to me and saying he wants to write books. He commented on the romance books and I said but they set an unrealistic expectation of what a romantic relationship is. His reply was but women can at least read about it and have it in an intellectual form. So, my question is, does this kind of love actually exist? Actual love. I have been thinking that the only actual love that exists is the that between us and God and the love we have for our children. other than that, I don’t feel like there is no strings attached love.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox