Never Too Late

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No matter how many times you’ve failed before.  No matter how many times you’ve talked yourself out of your own success.  No matter how many times others have tried to block or hinder your progress.    It’s never too late to turn your life around.

Let us be like a waterfall constantly moving and flowing never stagnant.  Only in this motion would we continue to grow.

Fear, self-doubt and negativity can have us feeling like there is no hope for a brighter tomorrow.   Don’t sit by any longer accepting that is just how it is or how it is going to be.  Reject those feelings and thoughts.

  • Look around you, see and BELIEVE that you CAN be MORE than who you SEE in the mirror.
  • You ARE more than what people SAY about you.
  • If you look deep within yourself, I am sure you CAN almost FEEL in your CORE that you ARE so much more.

Aren’t you curious to find out just how special and amazing you are? 🙂   The contribution YOU have to make in this world is important! Stop denying yourself the opportunity to uncover the real you or your purpose.  Don’t deny the world of your giftIt’s never too late.

Get up and go after your passion or your dream.  Marching in one place will get us nowhere.  Step by step, one day at a time we WILL overcome our challenges and discover who we ARE meant to BE and what we are here to DO.

Some people leave this world never learning what their purpose was in life, never achieving or pursuing their passion.  I don’t want to leave this world without positively impacting the lives of those I’m fortunate to reach.  I don’t want to pass through this world like a flash of light but rather leave behind memories and words that shine brighter than the sun.

Existing in this world is not enough, it is time to start living in it.  It’s never too late.

As always, thank you for making this blog one of your stops in this journey called life. 🙂

Health and Wellness Fridays – Honesty

Hello and welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays!  Today, I would like to take a look at honesty.  I’m sure you’re probably wondering what honesty has to do with health and wellness but as we take a closer look you’ll see how we sometimes underestimate how much of a role honesty plays especially as it relates to our health and wellness.

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Being honest with ourselves about how we feel, what hurts, what does not feel right and  what we really need to do to make the necessary changes in our lives can help us live better, healthier and sometimes longer lives.  Too often we downplay our medical issues, disregard reoccurring symptoms and try to convince ourselves that a quick visit to the pharmacy or pharmacist would be the end of it.

If we’re going to be honest with ourselves, we might hear stories like:

“I love food but sometimes I don’t make good food choices.”

“I lack the will power to say “NO” to my cravings.”

“I might need some help to get my health and life where I need to be.”

“I know what I have to do to live a healthier life but I find it difficult to just commit to the process.”

“I’m scared of going to the doctor because I think I have a pretty good idea what’s wrong and I don’t want to have him confirm it so I’ll deal with it myself.”

“I’m scared of the possibility of receiving bad news.”

“I don’t like or trust doctors so I don’t go if I don’t have to.”

“I have better things to do with my money.”

“I don’t want people judging me.”

“I don’t feel comfortable going to public spaces to work out because I feel like everyone is looking at me.”

I can tell you, that as long as we keep making excuses to continue doing the wrong things we would not get the change we want.  The honest reason for this I believe is we don’t want the change bad enough probably because it’s hard to see ourselves beyond who we are today.

We need to not only change the conversation we are having with ourselves but control it. However, most important of all, is to stop lying to ourselves, stop making excuses and stop being bystanders in our own lives.

Honesty starts with US.  What stories are you telling yourself that are preventing you from reaching where you’re meant to be physically or mentally?

Thank you for stopping by. Have a good night and a wonderful weekend.  🙂

 

 

Time for Bed

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Your eyes are feeling heavy

It’s clear to me you’re sleepy

Your movements are now slowing down

And no matter how hard you try that smile seems to turn upside down

As you try to deny that urge to sleep,  the body sends signals to your head and feet

“You’ve worked hard all day

We can’t afford another minute of play

We demand you turn in for the day.”

Finally, without further delay

You distribute your hugs and kisses

Then you’re on your way

No more excuses.

“Good night everyone, until another day.”

 

It’s time to take my own advice. Have a good night all. Thank you for stopping by.  🙂

 

Hide and Seek

 

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This is a story about a forbidden relationship between two people called Denial and Truth who only played Hide and Seek.

Denial’s parents told him that he and Truth could NEVER be together because she would only hurt him so he should always avoid her.  Denial did not listen to his parents and would in his own little way interact with Truth through playing Hide and Seek.

Truth liked Denial very much but could never get close to him.  Hide and Seek was all she had and this made her little heart sad.  No matter how hard she tried Denial always managed to slip away.

Until one day, Truth finally caught up with Denial.  For the first time he was cornered and trapped.   His emotions started swelling up on the inside now his true feelings he could no longer hide.   Truth looked Denial in his eyes and said, ” You can avoid me all you want. You could even try to wish me away but I have news for you, I’m here to stay.  You constantly push me aside because your emotions you want to hide.  Can’t you see my love, you’re creating even more turmoil inside?”

Denial unable to control his emotions anymore starts weeping uncontrollably on the floor.  Truth sits down beside him attempting to console him.  She understands his heart is thin but this is a battle even he can’t win.  She then whispers in his ear, “I understand this hurts but avoiding me will only make the pain worse. Let’s face these things together because that is the only way you’ll feel better.”

Over time these two stopped playing Hide and Seek and decided to meet up once a week.

Denial finally understood that although he could avoid Truth he could not remove her from his life. He soon realised that facing her actually made him feel better.  He eventually built up enough courage to take her home to meet his parents. 🙂

You can just imagine his parents surprise to see their son Denial and Truth standing side by side.  It took them some getting used to but over time they learnt to accept and eventually love her too.

Remember, we may not always like the truth about something,  someone or ourselves but avoiding it does not make it go away.  I’ve learnt the only way to truly move forward is to face and accept the truth and chart a way forward.

Denial is only a short-term answer or response to our problems.  The time will come when we have to face what we’ve been hiding or running from.  It won’t be easy but the end result should you choose to embrace and see the process through is  greater clarity, your emotional burden will be lifted or lighter and the healing can finally begin – resulting in a much happier you.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day! 🙂

Reflections

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When you look into the mirror

Beyond your smile and the blank stare in your eyes

Are you someone who is happy?

Or someone who is pretending to be?

Your face sometimes depicting an image

That is so far from your reality

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As the tug of war on your emotions, play out mentally

Often conflicting, with who you are meant to be

Denial you accept, almost peacefully

Now don’t get cross with me

For merely questioning a possibility

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I am in no way suggesting

That you walk around manifesting,

Everything you’re feeling

I’m was just simply asking

How you treat with what you’re truly thinking and feeling?

Because pretending and masquerading

Will only hinder your healing

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Your happiness is important!

Don’t label it insignificant,

Make it your business!

To chip away at any bitterness,

One day at a time,

So your happiness can truly shine.

 

 

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

Thanks for stopping by.  🙂

 

 

Living in denial

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I close my eyes so I would not see

I cover my ears  hoping to drown out my fears

I stay silent not to seem defiant

I do not want to rock the boat

Where else would I hang my coat?

So I make myself numb as I listen to the beat of his drum

Maybe this state of  denial  is doing more harm than good

Maybe I should speak up and not just sit here like wood

This illusion, this fantasy, is so far from my reality

How many more sleepless nights?

How many more unnecessary fights?

I’m so tired of  pretending

I’m so weary from constantly defending

My pillow is no longer used for sleeping

It’s new purpose – to conceal my weeping

Things aren’t getting any better

Inner strength I must foster

To improve my life and make it better.

By: Cherylene Nicholas