May this morning as the warm rays of the sun gently cover your body find each of you full of life with a sense of purpose and peace as you go through your day. May your disruptions be few and may you always have clarity of mind and spirit to overcome any obstacle or challenge that may come your way. In Jesus name, Amen!
One day at a time is how we learn and grow. This is true for all of us. From birth straight through to our adult lives and this is not limited only to our ability to move but our intellect and spirituality as well.
The thing is, no one person has ALL of the answers and those persons who have words of wisdom to share with others would have developed them from over years of learning from their own life lessons.
Each day will bring with it opportunities for growth, understanding and challenges which ultimately add up to lessons which help shape and develop us as individuals. Don’t beat yourself if you don’t get it right the first time or the even the second time.
When the situation seems bigger than YOURSELF and you can’t seem to find a way to overcome it. Pray for clarity of mind, ask for God’s guidance and he WILL provide the answer. You just have to listen not only with your ears but your eyes, heart and spirit. Worrying and stressing about it will only cloud and block your ability to see and receive the very answers you are searching for.
So dear friends remember, take it one day at a time. Embrace each day as a potential lesson to be learnt. Be sure to apply a positive attitude as this would help to make your the journey much easier as you learn and grow along the way.
Make today a wonderful one. Thank you for stopping by.
Some stories are filled with trials and tribulations. Others with a few obstacles here and there.
Some stories leave us feeling broken, lost, ashamed, unworthy and stuck.
Some stories even push us to be better, help us grow stronger, encourage us to overcome, to persevere and conquer every obstacle that comes. Never accepting defeat we look for ways to overcome and find victory.
Our stories are a part of us but they are NOT who we are. We ARE who we want to be NOT what happened to us.
Some stories try to steal and deny us of our destiny, joy and happiness while others PUSH us closer to our destiny. We just need to REACH OUT and CLAIM IT.
Stories are written every day and how you want your story to end is ultimately up to YOU. Are you going to sit by and be a bystander in your own life? Don’t be a prisoner in your own story, write the ending you deserve.
It’s time to BREAK the cycle and START anew.
All you need to do is BELIEVE and WANT it bad enough. Of course, based on our stories there would be some healing needed and even learning new patterns as we put aside the old thoughts and behaviours.
In the end, what really matters is WHERE you want to be and HOW much effort are you willing to put into getting there. 🙂 A happy ending is still possible no matter what your story is.
Your intentions are clear and it’s just to cause despair
We both know deep down you don’t truly care
A storm is brewing
And as the darkness fills your head
I hope you know your actions you’ll someday dread
The games you play will catch up with you one day
There’s no excuse and you can’t call a truce
For with all of your internal turmoil
Your own plans you will foil
I refuse to return to the old days
No more manipulation and stringing’ me along
So keep your distance
I have a new found persistence
Brighter days are ahead
So it’s time for us to put this issue to bed
A storm is brewing
As you attempt to disturb my peace and joy
These lives you will not destroy like some kind of toy
I’ll secure all that is near and dear to me
And trust in the Lord to deliver me
A sweet victory.
We all face various storms in our lives and I’m here to tell you that you CAN overcome them. Don’t let despair and fear keep you from claiming what is truly yours. Stand up for yourself and believe that YOU ARE WORTHY of HAPPINESS and PEACE OF MIND.
What’s Up? How have you all been? What have you been up to? Work, work, work? Whatever you’ve done I hope you made time for YOU. I realised over this vacation just how much of myself I have neglected so don’t do that! Make time for you no matter how short – DO IT! You’ll regret it if you don’t.
Back to why we’re here it’s – What’s Up Wednesdays!
What I’m eating this week:
Today, for breakfast I had two doubles with slight pepper. Yum! For lunch macaroni pie, stew goat, callaloo and lentil peas. It was delicious. 🙂 Unfortunately, I didn’t have any salad. I thought about you guys only after I ate each meal. Forgive me. When I’m hungry the last thing I’m thinking about is pictures. I’m weak in this area but I’ll work on it. 🙂 I did manage to get a picture of my Presto Chicken Pasta dinner.
What I’m reminiscing about:
How special this vacation period was for both me and my family. I’m looking forward to creating even more memories. The pictures above are from my stay in Miami at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Brickell Area.
What I’m loving:
Looking forward to the future. Although there are many uncertainties, there are also many opportunities and possibilities. I prefer to be optimistic and positive about what’s to come. Whatever lies ahead, we’ll make the most of it! 🙂
What I’ve been up to:
I’ve completed the majority of the painting but we still have the exterior to focus on going forward. The tiling work is finally completed hallelujah! I still have some organizing to do but I’ve come down with the flu since I’ve been back so it has slowed me down a bit. My focus at the moment is just on getting well.
What I’m dreading:
My kids potentially getting the flu too! I try to limit my interactions as much as I can when I’m ill but sometimes it’s just not enough especially when my kids insist on hugging and kissing me. Unfortunately, my toddler started displaying symptoms of the flu so he maybe staying at home with me tomorrow. We both will need the rest.
What I’m working on:
I’ve had a lot of challenges with my hosting company over the last few months such as frequent down time and other stuff so I’m working on acquiring a more dependable hosting company for my site. Will keep you guys posted on this. Thank you for visiting my blog and bringing to my attention any difficulties you experience while visiting. I truly appreciate it. 🙂
What I’m excited about:
In one word –life! So many amazing and wonderful things have happened to me in the last few months that I just have to say, THANK YOU LORD, for NEVER GIVING UP ON ME and DELIVERING ME AS PROMISED and I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THINGS WILL CONTINUE TO GET BETTER and BETTER.
What I’m watching:
Cartoons lately and my DVD player is probably due for some light dusting at this point because of its lack of use on my part. I do plan on reading an interesting e-book over the next few days. 🙂
I found these neat looking handbags at CharmingCharlie.com and they are currently offering 40% off handbags. They have a variety of items such as clothing, shoes, jewelry, gift items and more. They have over 350 stores in the USA, as well as locations in Canada, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Philippines, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
a. b. c.
a. Chama Zip Tote
b. Wallaby Joey Bag-in-Bag
c. Kendall & Kylie Debut Tote
What I’m doing this weekend:
Ideally, resting. However, once I’m physically up to it back to cleaning and reorganizing my space. I hate seeing my space in untidy.
What I’m looking forward to the next month:
My youngest son’s birthday. He’ll be 4 years old. 🙂
What else is new?
I have an opportunity to have my very first giveaway on Livingvsexisting.com . I’m very excited about it so look out for that within the next week or so.