Food for thoughts…

I found that when you start achieving things and making differences, you hear different types of “wow!”

There are those who are genuinely in awe of you, there are those who just can’t believe it and there are those who never saw you coming. Regardless of what the “wow” means, you had to believe in your dream.

I think we can all agree that What truly matters is what you say to your self. I hope that this week you say to yourself that:

  • You can and you will
  • You matter
  • You are worthy of love, kindness, and respect
  • You can do all things
  • You are kind
  • You are smart
  • You are a beautiful human being
  • You can achieve your goals

Share what you would add to these affirmations below… And have an amazing week.

Running on empty…

I had to be quiet for a while because I was losing sight of what really matters. So for a while, I did what was inevitable so that I can recharge.  I did a lot of journaling, a lot of crying, a lot of reading and now I am here. I am clear about what drives me, where I am going and where I draw the line.

So let’s reflect a little bit…What drives you?

Is it the anger and the resentment of past experiences? Is it the need to prove them wrong? Is it that you are trapped?

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Or is it because you have life in you? is it your Dreams that must become reality?

I found that when I am stressed, angry and I feel like I am not heading anywhere, it is because I am holding onto things that I have no business carrying.

The tricky part is that some of the things that we need to let go are invisible. As uncomfortable as it can be, I learned to be quiet with myself for a few minutes a day. I have come to cherish those moments.

Journal prompt: How will you free yourself this week?

Happy mother’s day every day…

When I was younger, I wanted to be flight attendant because I loved their outfits and the idea of going around the world. My mom told me that if I wanted to have children and a family one day, I may want to rethink that… I changed my mind immediately because I knew early on that I wanted to be a mom.  The day I heard my daughter’s cry was the most beautiful and emotional day of my life. I did not care that my hair was a mess, that I was alone or that I was in pain, she was finally in my arms and she was so breathtaking…

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I thought I loved before but what I  experienced that day and every day since was beyond me… I whine, I complain and I cry… A LOT! But I will do it all over again…

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Happy mother’s day!!!

…to every mom here on earth and to those in heaven.

Because there are many of us, and some of us, for whatever reason, might not hear it from someone else today, Single mommies out there…

Mama! In case you have not heard it yet, please allow me the honor to tell you that you are doing great and there is so much more where that comes from. Happy Mother’s day!

 

Choosing kindness

What do you do when you are struggling, nothing seems to go the right way and things just suck? What do you do when you feel like you just can’t go on anymore? What if your problem is just too big and you don’t know how to tackle it?

I found that it is true that the best thing we can do is serve someone else.

You lost your job and you have nowhere to go? find a place to volunteer

You see that single mother struggling to make ends meet? how about you bring her a bag of groceries?

That person you saw getting picked on because they are different, how about you learn their name?

As we move around and face these week’s bliss & hurdles, let’s see if we can be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud…

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”- Maya Angelou

It can be so tempting to want to be in your bubble and to say ” I got my own problems”  but there is something about the putting a smile on someone else’s face or speaking life into something or someone… It is a gift that keeps on giving.

Here are 5 things that you could experience if you choose kindness:

  • Free and natural anti-depressant (serotonin): when you are kind, you produce serotonin which is known to help you feel good.
  • Ever helped a person and you instantly feel like superman or superwoman? Along with improving your mood, acts of kindness give you boosts of energy
  • As a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy, I am often amazed at how doctors can still treat people when they are hurt. Well! guess what? Acts of kindness reduce pain.
  • People who are kind live longer
  • We can all use more love in our lives: when we are kind, we release Oxytocin and apparently, cupid’s arrows are dipped into this.

I don’t know about you all but I want to choose kindness all day, every day…

PS: Find out more about kindness here 

When it feels like you are not enough…

Happy New week!

I hope your week is off to a great start and you find many reasons to smile throughout your week.

Just a quick reminder that You are enough and your very best is good enough…

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
– Edward Everett Hale

As we extend kindness to people around us, I hope we also extend kindness to ourselves.

Regrets… where?

Happy Monday!

To many of us, this is the beginning of a new week, new commitment, new beginnings, etc… I wish you more progress than discouragements this week.

Something that I am pondering on is my purpose in life. I want to make sure that I am headed the right way. So I have been asking myself what I do what I do for? In other words, what are my intentions and am I doing what I can to have the ending that I desire?

Some of you might find my thoughts too morbid but I truly believe that this exercise helps me make better decisions in life. I find a lot of peace in knowing that I lived wholeheartedly so far.  Yes! I have regrets but I did not know any better. Now that I know better, I am doing better…

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

New Year, New You!

I don’t recall who said this exactly but I remember that she was asked how she is doing in the new year and she said “same s@$t different year.”  I still find that amusing…

How are you feeling so far? Did you have new year resolutions? Are you still on track?

I learned a few years ago that goals work better than resolutions. I also learned that I am more likely to succeed when I focus on one thing at a time. So I set quarterly goals. The first quarter of 2018, I want to eat better because as Jim Rohn said…

PS: One of the life-changing videos I’ve watched is a workshop that Jim Rohn did and I watched it Here.

Here is a shortlist that I found motivational to stick to my goals…

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