Monday, April 28, 2014

Putting My Best Foot Forward

I have a confession to make: I can do better than I am doing. I have the ability and for whatever reason, I have not used all of it to better things. So, I am putting my best foot forward to apply myself in every way. My life and future depends on it. We only have one life and it's vital to live it in the best way possible. I believe in honoring my commitments and keeping any promises I do make. I am putting my best foot forward and making a difference. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Remember Where You Fell...

Even if we stumble and stumble again, we are still making progress. By making progress, we are moving forward. By moving forward we are not being stuck. Remember where you fell and be aware of that for next time and it will eventually not be a place you will fall. Keep pushing, don't let a setback set you back. Let it show you that you can and take another run at it. Nothing in life can be achieved without first making errors or mistakes. It makes is work hard and get the best possible results. Never give up and think positive. Those are two things that will always help you and your mindset. Rock on!! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Let Me Be Patient...

Let me be patient, let me be kind. Make me unselfish, without being blind. I may have faith to make mountains fall, but if I lack love then I am nothing at all.

Monday, April 14, 2014

It Hurts To Let Go

It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head. - Henry Rollins

We Are Not Our Parents

In so many instances, I think about how our family of origin affects us. Sure, it may sound obvious, but the converse of that is we are not our parents. Yes, we may be similar, have a lot of their traits and even look like them. However, we are our persons. We have our own experiences, thoughts, tastes and opinions. There is no rule that states we have to be the same. As anybody at all. Be proud to be yourself and don't worry about what anybody else thinks. It's really none of their business. 
Just be you and love who you are. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Learn To Love Yourself

Learn to love yourself enough so that when someone enters your life that treats you negatively, you can stand up for yourself and have the strength to let them go. You can learn that it is okay to say no to anyone who is not willing to treat you with the love and respect you not only want, but also deserve. Have the courage to walk away from anything that does not serve you well. Search for your highest good.
(courtesy of Brigitte Nicole)

A Beautiful Day...

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, I assure you it will start to feel like one. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thinking of Good Things

As I'm sitting by the window on my daily commute, it's wonderful to sit and enjoy the sun streaming in my window. I can relax and enjoy the ride. Music flows through my headphones and my mind happily wanders. It is thinking good thoughts and that it will be a good day. Yes it will. I am grateful for a new day and for all the small things in my life. After all is said and done, they add up to big things. 
My quiet contemplation is great, because I can also plan he day ahead and what needs to be done. 
I also have time to just be. Be thankful. Be myself and be able to enjoy these moments in life. Be still and take in he world all around me. 
Life is really very simple and there is no reason toake it complicated. I'm just enjoying the ride. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wherever You Go, There You Are

"Something wonderful begins to happen with the simple realization that life, like an automobile, is driven from the inside out, not the other way around. As you focus more on becoming more peaceful with where you are, rather than focusing on where you would rather be, you begin to find peace right now, in the present. Then, as you move around, try new things, and meet new people, you carry that sense of inner peace with you. It’s absolutely true that, “Wherever you go, there you are”"
- Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fall by Brigitte Nicole

Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love. - Brigitte Nicole

They Say Love Is Blind...

They say love is blind. I disagree. Infatuation is blind. Love is all-seeing and accepting. Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times. Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect. Love is strong and it strengthens because it is real.
~  Anonymous 💕

Monday, April 7, 2014

All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy

All things are difficult before they are easy, and the roughest roads often lead to the top. There are simply no easy roads to anywhere worth going. Which is why you must endure the discomfort. Do what is right for your future, not what is easy right now. So, don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.  Remember that smooth seas never made for a skilled sailor and you can't cross TY ocean with fear of leaving the shore. Life is too short to think "what if" and nobody ever said it would be easy. It is worth it. I promise you. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

No One Has the Right...

No one has the right to tell you that their life is harder than yours. No one has the right to invalidate your struggles because they “got through it just fine.” No one has the right to tell you to suck it up because other people have it “worse.” Hardships are not comparable. Your struggles are real, legitimate, and just as difficult as anyone else’s.  Remember that.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Try!! Never ever ever give up!

Ask Yourself...

Ask yourself: what can I do better today? Well then, just do it. Sounds simple enough and the action should be just that simple. 
That's my new way to live. I have spent enough days not caring enough to ask that. Today is the first day I will ask it and take the action to back it up. 
What can I do better today? I will look at work first, where I need to push and work smarter, in order to achieve my success and have an awesome career. 
At home, there are so many things I can do. It starts with attitude and carries over into every area of our lives. 
I have so much to give, and I am starting to give back. Right now, right here. 
My gratitude will indeed show, but my actions are the real story. Those are unmistakable and real.