Thanksgiving Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Writing about my gratitude is nothing to my showing of appreciation to others, the details I remember, making sure to remember important things, dates, what is going on for others is that interpersonal connection I feel like we all long for. When it comes to an actual challenge of gratitude, I could write a book and a long book at that.

Family first above all, but then what about all the little things that of course shouldn’t go unnoticed for this Thanksgiving Day. The relaxation scents I am grateful for, above all lavender. I haven’t met any scent that comes close to that of lavender. I have it in essential oils in every part of my life. It truly makes my mood improve.

The apple computer and phone systems I am grateful for. Their ability to be unmatched regarding organization across all platforms is unbeatable. I wanted to mention some everyday things that without the invention, life wouldn’t work the way it does.

I am beyond grateful for my brain and he knowledge I have learned. I am blessed to be able to turn my dreams into a reality and then some. I am not just a dreamer. I am a doer. I am so thankful for the decision making skills and the risks I am willing to take to ensure my goals will be achieved.

I am grateful for boundaries. Boundaries create a safe place for us all that not all of us learn growing up, myself included. But, when boundaries are in place it makes communication more clear. We should all have some boundaries in life and always respect. Respect is to never be messed with. I don’t tolerate disrespect anymore. I am grateful for respect!

On this day of giving, even though everyday I am giving, whether it be of something or whether it be my energy. I am willing to share it with those who actually want it. Wanting to look within is a tough task, but knowing this journey I am always willing to share and explore with others.

No matter what path of your journey you are on, know the script can always be re-written, the ending can change. None of that cannot happen without gratitude and most of all love❤️

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Giving to Receive

Giving to Receive.

I really believe that if you give to others without expectation, good things will come your way.  But don’t expect them to give you something you aren’t prepared to give in return.  Your kids won’t live a life very different from the example you set and don’t expect your employees to do work you aren’t willing to do.

So be a model for what you expect in life. Live a life that makes you proud and others will want to follow you. If you are sharing what you want with the wrong person don’t worry. The right one will come along one day. In life, the more love you give, the more you will get back.  Remember to receive love you must be prepared to give it, even when it is hard for you. Give love without reservation and you will find the life you want to live.

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Cooking

So I been cooking. Usually I am doing baking but not necessarily all the cooking I could be doing. I want meals my family loves, not just likes. I want them to want a recipe I make again. So, I’ve been working on it. I spend time googling and on Pinterest trying to find the latest dishes of food I know they would appreciate. The more I do and put love in, the more I see them happy. The less we are worrying about where to go for dinner and the less processed foods in the house. I have been using the crock pot, using ingredients I never even heard of and giving it a go.

Cooking frees me. It allows me to spend time with my family instead of constantly on the computer building an empire. Now as important as that is, building my empire at home will always be most important.

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El Dorado :)

So, I have been doing some thinking over this past week, working too, why of course.  Thinking though!  I have been thinking about high school and even before where I had been bullied, mistreated, and what it all came down to was jealousy.  I was different.  I didn’t fit the mold of just fitting in.  I had my own opinions, but back then I remained silent and it repressed me.  It repressed and depressed me.

As I have gotten older and well, more fine lines and wrinkles, I cannot even believe how I have blossomed in my own skin, how my stretch marks and chub have turned into such beauty.  I found my voice.  I refuse to repress my voice.  If I have something to say, I say it.  Or, I keep it to myself.  I am all about the universe and karma.  I believe in myself and what I do and it shows daily.  I have all the abundance I could ask for as a result of how I live.  I have limited and continue to limit any threats to that abundance, and by threats I mean sheer jealousy.  And, the majority of the jealousy is by other women 🙁

I have realized that as much as I have been trying to be human, I had green eyed monsters just wanting my life, not looking at me like gee, what can I do to make it or I want to have my own things, no people I deal with want to steal my joy and have my life with little to no effort.  As money doesn’t go on trees, neither does genuine, loving, people.  I see what the world has to offer and I am blessed.  We can all be blessed if we find ourselves and what we need to be responsible for and stop blaming everyone else.

I am less than concerned with others.  I look up to Oprah, Maya Angelou, Meghan Kelly and so many more beautiful souls.  I admire them.  I think to myself, what can do to work harder to be more like them.  I never think, well what can they do for me or give to me?  Or who can I attach to like a parasite to take from and then be ungrateful.  I am not sure what went wrong or why people think that people are objects or money goes on trees, but I pray that things start to change.

To all the haters and I mean all:  “Thank you for reaffirming all the beauty I possess that I never even knew all these years.  All the hate and jealousy that continues to come my way, I even turn into a positive.  I see it as flattering.  You make me even more special than I already know I am.”

I know my life is my treasure and it is truly a treasure to a land of gold, my own el dorado, go figure!

 

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Holidays are Coming 2016 :)

The Holiday’s are coming. It is the giving season. It is exciting and a warm feeling. I love Halloween. I love to hand out Candy. I love this time of year. Then, there is of course, Thanksgiving, where we feed our bellies to all kinds of good stuff, pies, cakes, turkey, potatoes, squash, oh my! I believe this season is to pay it forward. I plan to continue to each year give more and more of myself and what I have to others without of course leaving me out. Remember to pay it forward this season! I am so cheerful it is starting! Because we have an electronic documentation system we can count on…we have more time for working on this season and what it brings, which is light and love!

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Always Rise Heart of Gold

Always Rise ❤️ of Gold

Hearts of Gold. Something I possess. With that comes negativity at times. I know you may say why. What is negative about a heart of gold? What’s negative, more who is negative toward those with hearts of gold are people who don’t possess or envy this beautiful heart. At times those of us who have this blessing may think of it as a curse because it can be mistreated or hurt. Others may take advantage of you, take more than anticipated, only come around when something is needed, not really check in or care.

The one thing I know is those of who possess this blessing can never fall victim to the, well I just won’t care or I won’t give my heart again mentality. We must continue to give of ourselves, along with to ourselves. When we do that we will never be victim to others behavior that is less than desired. We will always rise.

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Giving to Receive

Giving to Receive

I really believe that if you give to others without expectation, good things will come your way. But don’t expect them to give you something you aren’t prepared to give in return. Your kids won’t live a life very different from the example you set and don’t expect your employees to do work you aren’t willing to do.

So be a model for what you expect in life. Live a life that makes you proud and others will want to follow you. If you are sharing what you want with the wrong person don’t worry. The right one will come along one day. In life, the more love you give, the more you will get back. Remember to receive love you must be prepared to give it, even when it is hard for you. Give love without reservation and you will find the life you want to live.

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Bullying isn’t just in High School

Bullying continues after high school and well shouldn’t ever begin. I am not sure I have all the answers to bullies, however from my experience they are people that cannot hold their head up high and very well may be the cowards of the world. The issue for them is that they don’t realize that they are beautiful just like every other human being. Because of how ugly they feel, they project this feeling by pushing harm on others physically or mentally.

The solution starts at home, in my opinion and if you are older, personal growth and maybe therapy. When you are an adult and you still carry on this sick cycling of behaviors it’s clear you need some real help. I myself try to avoid these people, ignoring can definitely work. At the end of the day though when you stand up and say no more and you are direct that you have had enough, that can be the only way to stop an adult bully. I have recently experienced this and watch others around me do the same.

At this point in my life I know how beautiful and blessed my life is. If everyone focused on their own home and what the mirror tells you to do better, it would be a world of bullying extinction. So, lets all take a good hard look at why our lives look the way they do, and if you don’t feel beautiful and blessed, get back to that mirror, there is a reason why and it’s YOU! Stop being a victim and blaming others for your wrongdoing. Start to take responsibility for this nasty behavior and get well!

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Special

We all want to feel special. At home, at work, in all our relationships, we all want to be looked at in that special way. We want people to admire us and recognize what we have accomplished, no matter how small. We all want this because it feeds our soul, promotes positive energy and brings the joy we all hope to find.

But remember that if you don’t see yourself as special, no one else will. That includes friends, family and even significant others. You won’t get that special look from strangers when they feel your positive energy unless it comes from deep inside. We all have the potential to achieve that ultimate “feel good”feeling. But it must always start with the way you feel inside.

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Just say NO to Judging Others

Judging Others

 

Judging others is something that’s easy to do. It may even come naturally to us.  I’m not sure it should.  When you judge someone it doesn’t necessarily make you feel good.  It always makes me realize I don’t live in their shoes and have not been on their journey.  People judge others from their own perspective. For each of us, believe it or not, that perspective is vastly different.  We judge based on how we live our own lives day after day. We judge based on our current situation, not necessarily on all the experiences we’ve had. If we all stopped to remember where we came from, and what we learn every day, we might not throw stones at each another.  Remember, we all live in glass houses.

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