Where is your focus?

Focus.

Focus is a powerful word.  If channeled inwardly in a positive way we can do amazing things and can become the amazing people we were meant to be.

If re-directed toward others especially in a negative way – it can consume you.  Likewise, if you take that energy and direct it internally in a negative way by being highly critical and negative about yourself it can consume you as well.

Focus requires time, energy, effort, dedication and determination.

Use that mental power and asset to your advantage.  Use it to strengthen your core values or create new ones (if needed).  Don’t believe or give ear to the negative stuff people say.

  • You have the power to make things right!
  • You have what it takes to improve your situation!
  • The only story that is going to keep you back is NOT what people say about you but what you believe about YOURSELF!

I don’t have a crystal ball and no I don’t know what the future holds.  However, what I do know is what I want and don’t want for myself.  If you can say the same thing – then all you need to do is STAY FOCUSED and go after what you want.

Believe in yourself. We CAN do anything if we just put our minds to it.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

I am more than breath and bones!

“I am more than breath and bones!” was my contribution to the Breath and Bones Writing Prompt Challenge on Braveandrecklessblog.  Now that it has been officially on the above site I can now share it with you guys.  Hope you like it. 🙂

“I am more than breath and bones,” said the mistress to her lover

A married man but that did not bother her

She was in love and although he promised his heart to another

She hoped they would still be together

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“I could never leave my wife. She is my bread and butter,” said the shameless man to his lover

Little did he know that his mistress planned a show

And now his bread and butter” would finally know

That her gold digging husband had to go

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As she hid in the mistress’s closet

Her heart was breaking and her eye lids failing

To hold back the tears

Because her ears now have confirmation of her fears

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She could not hear the truth anymore

And boldly emerged from the closet doors

Being a lady, she kept her dignity

And chose not to voice any profanity

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She paid the mistress for her information

And advised her husband

Of their immediate separation

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“I am more than breath and bones. I’m your husband Mr. Jones.” said the man to his wife

“You should have thought of that before you lay on your back. Now we’re getting a divorce and that is that!” said his wife in a firm tone.

Her focus now turned on getting her lawyer on the phone.

Invest in YOU

Sometimes in life we just have to take a chance.  A chance on ourselves and a chance on love.  When we make that conscious decision, we open ourselves to the possibilities that such a chance along with hope will help us discover who we’re truly meant to be and who we’re meant to share our lives with both in the short-term and the long-term.

Trust that no matter what, you’re going to learn something new and you’re going to grow wiser and stronger with each lesson.  Dust yourself off and move forward.  For life is a playground full of lessons and how we learn to handle and master those lessons help to shape some aspects of who we are but they don’t define us!

What we’ve done reflects our past but it is what we do that defines who we have become. 

It is through our actions and character that we define WHO we are.  So take a chance on YOU, if you’re content where you are in life then take a chance on someone else.  They might just need someone to have that faith in them to help push them get to the next level.

Don’t be afraid to learn something new.  You’ll never know your full potential if you deny yourself the opportunity to learn and explore things outside of your comfort zone.

I’ve learnt so much about myself, my talents and my abilities that I didn’t know before and I’m sure there is much more.

I would never have learnt if I did not TRY so remember

Hope you had a great weekend.  Have a wonderful week. 🙂

Life Is Not An Easy Road

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by our circumstances

After all we are the ones going through them

Although the challenges we face are different

We all want the same thing and that is, to overcome them

Although the challenges require different approaches

We all need strength of mind, body and spirit

To see us through them

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The frustration and even the desperation that we sometimes feel

When the weight of the challenge seems more than we could bare

Refuse to be gobbled up by the despair

We must fight for our betterment

We must fight for our happiness

We must fight for our freedom

Let us choose to defy the odds and persevere

In spite of the difficulties

We must choose to push through

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Life is not an easy road but this is the path we’re on

Don’t lose hope

Ask God for the strength to cope

Remember,  WE CAN DO THIS!

Our turn off is just up ahead.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

Dangers Of Playing It Too Safe

Playing it safe from time to time could save us a lot of hurt in certain situations.  I used to ‘play it safe’ and still do in some aspects of my life.  However, there is a difference between playing it safe and playing it too safe.

In fact, playing it too safe is probably one sure way of increasing the odds that very little happens to you.  You’re probably wondering, how is this a bad thing and what makes it so dangerous?

Some dangers ofplaying it too safeinclude:

  1. We limit our experiences and by extension our learning.  If you are unwilling to try new things or do things differently from time to time how would you learn and grow your knowledge.  Reading knowledge from a book is great because you get a point of reference but actually attempting something or trying something new gives you that experience that you will carry with you for a lifetime – no book could give you that!
  2. We can cause others to naturally exclude us from events.  If you are invited to events from time to time and your answer is always NO eventually people would stop asking.  Of course, I’m referring to people you are familiar with and feel safe being around.  I’m in no way suggesting you put yourself in any situation that can be potentially harmful to your well-being.
  3. We let our fear of uncertainty prevent us from truly enjoying life.  Life is full of uncertainties that is a given however, if we allow ourselves to stay out or away from everything, are we enjoying our lives?  Take small steps, do little things and enjoy the air and breath that you wake up each day to enjoy.
  4. We pass on this way of thinking and living to our children making them fearful of the world.  As parents, our job is to protect our children but we should do so objectively.  Yes, we have to warn them of the potential dangers out there but we should also show them that the world still has in it good things as well that can and should be enjoyed.
  5. We limit the knowledge we have about ourselves such as likes, dislikes, true strengths and weaknesses because we don’t want to try anything new.  When we avoid anything that is new or different how do we really know if we like it or dislike it without even trying.  I’ve never done drugs but what I know of it and seen I know without a doubt that is not something I want to be messing with.  There are just some experiences we don’t need to mess with. Pick your battles, stay safe and stay smart!  
  6. We can end up isolating ourselves.  Sometimes being too safe could cause us to share little of ourselves with others.  It’s okay to say hi or just flash a smile from time to time. Sometimes when a stranger says “Good morning or Hello” it is just that, they are simply being nice and courteous.
  7. We have difficulty accepting change.  We want things how we want it, the way we’ve known it and don’t want to try anything else.  It is good to change up your routine from time to time.  Take a different route home, try a different brand it is good to have options.

All in all, life is just too short to be stuck doing things one way all the time.  We are here to enjoy life, to learn, to love and share with each other while having some fun along the way.  Create memories that put a smile on your face and brings joy to your heart.  Be brave but not reckless. Share the moments with the people you love.

Stay blessed.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Have a great day!

 

Dig Deeper

So what, if they don’t like you!

So what, if they don’t think you fit in!

So what, if they have negative things to say!

SHAKE IT OFF!!!!!!!! SHAKE IT OFF!!!!!

Reality check, the likelihood of every single person you meet liking you is slim.

‘Fitting in’ to any group if it is where you’re meant to be should happen naturally and should not require you to become someone you’re not.  It’s nice to be liked by others but it’s more important that we love who we are first.

We all have our preferences and that’s okay.   Why should we change who we are, what we’re all about for people to think we’re cool and worth knowing.  The truth is, they are the ones losing out.

As for any negativity that may come don’t pay it any attention.  You are none of those things so don’t even give it a second thought.    The fact that they are making time to sit down and talk about you means you have more going on for you than they do, clearly.  The haters are going to hate, that’s what they do!

Don’t allow anyone to steal your joy. Keep your head up, stay positive and make each day about you doing something good for you and someone else.  Share the love. 🙂

You are who you need to be.  Embrace it, explore it, develop it and love it! 🙂

If you ever feel the need to make improvements to any aspect of your being – (physical, spiritual or psychological) do it because you want to not because you want to please or satisfy anyone else.

Sometimes we just need to hear that we are good enough just the way we are.

Have a great weekend!

Be No One Else But You

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You have the power

You have the strength

You have the courage

You have the attitude

You have the life

To be anyone you want

So why be anyone else but YOU!

 

We’re all unique and beautifully made.  Never let another human being make you feel less than or not good enough but YOU ARE AWESOME!