Inspiring…….

I get the privilege every day to see most beautiful sunsets. I am always in awe of what God allows me to see. The sheer bright whiteness of the sun tells me God is in charge. I do a sign of the cross every time I see that beautiful light shining through the clouds. It is absolutely magnificent! I look at it and sometimes, I just catch it before it disappears. I interpret it as God shining down on me and letting me know he is there and hears me. I have been so inspired to paint because of these sunsets. So, today in the midst of my errands, I decided to pull out the paint and brushes. I did get frustrated because I could not get the sunset reflection right. It looked incredibly wrong. It felt wrong. As the day went on, I let it rest and I went along my day. Then after a few hours, I pulled out the paint and just began mixing paint and brushing it on the canvas. God took my brush and I know this because he made my picture so much better than I imagined. You may be thinking I am nuts, but as I look at it, I feel he helped guide me. I know this because as I look at the sun in my picture, I feel the same awe I do when I see the sun glowing in the clouds every night. Some things you just can’t prove. I feel it. Look around you and be inspired.  There is so much in this world to notice. Get off your phone and interact with real people standing before you.  That in itself may awe you! I love you and trust you Jesus!

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Ideas implemented.

I was sitting at home really feeling like painting something. I had these ideas floating in my head. My daughter and I headed to the fabric store to find some canvases right away. I already had the paint so I was that much closer to making my vision a reality. The problem with ideas is that most of them we all have are literally gone into the air within 5 seconds of thinking it. Poof! Gone!

I knew that I needed to make a move into the implementation direction. I feel that making myself move, created momentum for other areas of my life too. Sometimes all we need is to make a small, bold move and then we changed the course of our life. A co-worker asked me, “why is it so much easier being unhealthy?” My reply was because we don’t have to force ourselves to switch directions. Being complacent is easy. I don’t want to be that person. What could’ve been, will not take over my head anymore. Create yourself, form yourself, and thrive.

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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!

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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.

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Need more hours in the day????

GET UP EARLY! When you allocate your waking time in a productive way, you will feel better. I was guilty the last few days of going back to bed when the kids went to school. It was a huge time waster. I felt groggy, lazy, and as if I didn’t have the time for anything. I woke up without an alarm clock at 5am today and decided to just get up. I made coffee, cleaned, enjoyed the sunrise, and now I am full of positive energy. It felt good to be the only one up and have time to myself. No one was asking me for anything and that felt sooooooo gooooood.

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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!

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True intentions.

If you want to find out someone’s true intentions, be friends with them. Do not complicate anything with sex. I see so many times and I have experienced these, that when you add sex, things get all screwed up. Be friends with someone. Do things with them that are of the same interest. If your heart flutters, he isn’t the one. I am starting to believe that the one for me will make me feel calm. He will help calm me in times of need, be logical when I am not, we will laugh together, and I will be able to be my true self. I won’t have to hide my feelings, opinions, or anything. This will not be known unless you are friends first. What I think I mean by that, is friends for a good while, not just 3 weeks for example. As I hear others talk about their relationships, I am more convinced than ever. You know what I absolutely hate? Guys that over compliment to get into your pants. Seriously men, stop that! It takes more of a genuine effort to be friends with someone. If you are not interested in the true me, then you are not going to be getting a one night stand or someone to f+%&k. No way! Women, if you want to know if a guy likes you and is interested in you, don’t give your body freely. If they leave when you don’t give it up, then they were always going to leave. Men, respect women! If you need to just use them, remember, they are someone’s daughter, sister, ,mother, friend. Be respectful and just walk away before you hurt them deeply.

Respect one another.
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