Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rejoice in your trails and tribulations

Are you facing some of the biggest hurdles that you have ever had to face in your life right now?
Do you feel as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and do you wish that this would just all go away?

Don't !

When we go through mountainous trials and tribulations, we do so because we are very close to achieving something great.
Sometimes doors are closed before you so that you are forced to stretch out of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself to reach new heights that you would not have otherwise reached for.

Your trials are there to perfect you, and to shape and polish you.

If you never endure any friction then you will never reach far enough to grab the true potential you have inside of you.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

I Love You This Much

I love you enough to fight for you,
compromise for you and sacrifice myself for you if need be.
Enough to miss you incredibly when we’re apart,
no matter what length of time it’s for and regardless of the distance.
Enough to believe in our relationship,
to stand by it through the worst of time,
to have faith in our strength as a couple and to never give up on us.
Enough to spend the rest of my life with you,
be there for you when you need or want me, and never, ever want to leave you or live without you.
I love you this much.

Monday, July 30, 2012

I've Learned

Good Thoughts

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.
This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles.
Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it, but few understand it in the mental and moral world, and they, therefore; do not cooperate with it.
Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.
It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being.
The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify, to burn out all that is useless and impure.
~James Allen

Meant to be

Friday, July 27, 2012

What is Family?

They were the people who claimed you.
In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed there regardless.

Everyone has family but it may not always be in the traditional form.
Many of us have people who were there for us that aren't part of our bloodline but acted closer to us than many who are our family by definition.

Your family is made up of the people who claimed you, and the people who chose to stay with you regardless of what the situation entailed.

Just as they were there for you in good times, and in bad times, so must you be there for them!

You can't buy happiness.....but.....

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Life Goes On

In 3 words I can sum up everything I know about life: it goes on...

Feeling anger from neglect in relationships of your past?
Life goes on!
Feeling regret from not making the best decisions that you could for yourself years back?
Life goes on!
Though we would all like to be able to go back and fix some things that we could have by making better decisions, we must come to terms with the fact that life is what you MAKE it, not what you have MADE it.

Everything that you have done in your past is a part of who you are now, but everything that you do today will be who you are tomorrow!

Dont continue to beat yourself up psychologically, because doing so offers no recourse. The only solution to becoming a better you, and creating a better tomorrow is living each day as it comes, to the best of your ability, in the pursuit of dream after dream, and goal after goal.


Today may there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

apple juice

Fight for the things you Love

Just as our lives have a beginning, they also have an ending.
There are many things that we will experience in our lives that will stay for a long period of time, but the only thing that will last forever is our relationship with the almighty God, everything else will eventually expire, no matter how much we may not want it to.
This doesn't mean that you can't fight for the things in your life that you desire to keep in your life for longer.

There will be battles and tests for relationships we develop with others, there will be battles and tests while we try to maintain a lifestyle that we worked so hard to get to live, and there will be trials and adversity that we must face when we are truly living our lives, instead of just waiting for life to happen.

Not everything we would like to stay forever will stay forever, but as long as you still have breath in your lungs, you have the choice to fight for whatever it is that is important enough for you to fight for.

Not everything you have stays forever, but there are things you would be glad to fight for so you can have them longer.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
~Wayne Dyer
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People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
~Louise Hay
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Love is the free exercise of choice.
Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other.
~M. Scott Peck
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

peaceful people attract peaceful energy

Just as no one can define you with their judgments, neither do you have the privilege of defining others.
When you stop judging and simply become the observer, you will know... inner peace. With that sense of inner peace, you'll find yourself free of the negative energy of resentment, and you'll be able to live a life of contentment.
A bonus is that you'll find that others are much more attracted to you.
A peaceful person attracts peaceful energy.

~Wayne Dyer

Faith Love Hope

Faith makes all things possible.
Love makes all things easy.
Hope makes all things work.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Take initiative in life by realizing that your decisions (and how they align with life's principles) are the primary determining factor for effectiveness in your life. Take responsibility for your choices and the consequences that follow.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Prioritize, plan, and execute your week's tasks based on importance rather than urgency. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Genuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Use empathic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person, which compels them to reciprocate the listening and take an open mind to being influenced by you. This creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.

Habit 6: Synergize

Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone. Get the best performance out of a group of people through encouraging meaningful contribution, and modeling inspirational and supportive leadership.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. It primarily emphasizes on exercise for physical renewal, prayer (mediation, yoga, etc.) and good reading for mental renewal. It also mentions service to the society for spiritual renewal.

~Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

You Matter

The most amazing thing you can ever do is stay true to yourself no matter what that entails.
No one else in this world has the right to judge you or decide your destiny.
It is up to you.
Your story matters.
You matter.
Don’t ever forget that.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,

When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.

Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

~Author Unknown

♥ ♥ 10 ways to love ♥ ♥


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sadness of Past * Fear of Future * Happiness of Present

Don't let the disappointments of your past keep your present from being as great as it should be.
There are many instances in our lives in which we may all want to just give up and give in because our lives have never went the way we may have wanted it to.
We may start to live our lives after a real bad period, and see things turning for the worse as we did before, and just give up on life as it is period, many of us have been there before.

Instead of expecting the worse in life just because you have been through so much, expect that good things are bound to happen because you have been through so much. We have all been through difficult times, and things do always have the ability to get worse, but we can at least try to have a positive attitude.

Just try to think positively, if you try and you fail to make positive results happen, you will still have much more of a chance than you would if you never tried at all.

Monday, July 9, 2012

3 Choices

When something bad happens you have three choices

You can either let it define you.
Let it destroy you ... or
You can let it strengthen you.

Friday, July 6, 2012

MY happiness depends on ME so you are off the hook

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."
~Catherine Ponder

"Tell everyone you know: "My happiness depends on me, so you're off the hook."

And then demonstrate it.
Be happy, no matter what they're doing.
Practice feeling good, no matter what.
And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel-and then, you'll love them all.
Because the only reason you don't love them, is because you're using them as your excuse to not feel good."
~Esther Hicks