The ‘Bounty’ Approach

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Are you familiar with the paper towel brand known as Bounty? They use the slogan, “The Quicker Picker Upper”.  It is often used to show how well and how much it absorbs when compared to other brands.

Are you going through life behaving like a Bounty Paper Towel?  You know, absorbing everything and holding everything in.  Bounty is great for cleaning up messes and a lot of other things too.  However, adapting the ‘Bounty Approach’ to our everyday lives and issues is not healthy physically or mentally.

The reality is, even a sponge will spill the excess liquid when it can’t hold any more.  The human mind and body is no different.  So be weary of how much and what you allow yourself to endure.

Listen! You can’t control or fix everything or everyone.  The only real control we have is over ourselves.  So don’t suffer in silence, don’t overload and burden yourself with things you really have NO control over.  See it or them for what they are and find a way forward.  Talk to someone.  Pray about it.  Write about it. Sing about it.  Find a healthy and safe way to express what you’re feeling so you can truly smile and laugh again.

The load or burden you carry would feel so much lighter.

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Have a wonderful evening.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Heart to Heart

This post was inspired by a piece I read called “I’m scared” written by Elsie over at Elsie LMC blog.  She rekindle in me some feelings I get whenever I think of a loved one leaving me before I could share with them all I have to say.

Family is sometimes all we have and those of us who are still fortunate to have people we love in our lives should never take them for granted.  This is to my family.

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So many times I stop and think

We could be no more with just one blink

No more laughter, no more talks

No more browsing on our little walks

So as I prepare this heart to heart

Let’s remove all bitterness from our path 

Agreeing to put petty differences aside

Especially those entangled with our pride

Our love for each other we should never hide

So many times I stop and think

How much time was wasted between you and me?

Silence left to pass the time

Because of foolish pettiness

We’ve now reduced our time

So many times I stop and think

If you were to leave me now

My heart would surely sink

For without you in this world

I would feel so empty and cold

As the tears and grief would fill my soul

So I’ve made my decision and with careful precision

I will take the first step because I don’t want to leave this world with regret

Besides I never want you to forget,

I love now and forever

To my mother, father, sister, brother, sons and niece

Knowing each of you in this life

Has truly brought me so much peace

I know we’ve had our moments

But life is short so no more postponements

Live your life and cherish it

Remembering to show your love

While learning to receive it

So let’s put any differences aside

Removing all bitterness and pride

Loving and praying for each other everyday

Because when that day comes there’s only so much we can say

I love you all

Have a blessed day.

 

 

Health and Wellness Fridays! – Special Giveaway :)

Welcome back to Health and Wellness Fridays!  As promised I have my very first giveaway for you guys brought to you compliments of the Happy Guide blog which is run by Michael Kinnaird and his brother James Riddett.

What is the Happy Guide blog all about?

The Happy Guide blog is all about lifestyle changes that foster better health and greater happiness in our lives.   I had the pleasure and opportunity of reading their eBook called Happy Guide – 6 Simple Lifestyle Changes for Health and Happiness.   It shares not only WHAT to change but HOW we can go about making those changes.   I found it insightful, user-friendly, inspiring and refreshing.

James reached out to me and offered to team up to provide 5 of my wonderful readers with an opportunity to win a free copy of the Happy Guide eBook.

Excited?  🙂 If you’re interested in learning more all you have to do is be one of the first five people to comment below telling us what being healthy means to you.  It does not have to be long just a line or two.  It’s that simple.

I’ll list the winners in a follow-up email after which the guys over at Happy Guide would email the winners their eBooks.

Best of luck to each of you.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.  Remember, being healthy and happy starts with YOU working from the inside out.

As always thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.  🙂

Don’t stand still

 

Life and time don’t stand still – so why should we?

Life is about transformation, growth and development.

We come into this world as babies but we don’t stay that way.   We grow and develop and with each new stage of life come new lessons, new opportunities and new milestones for us to overcome.

Along the way it is up to us, to create happiness and enjoy the good times with the time allotted to us.  We should not allow the negative experiences to steal our joy instead just note them as lessons learnt.

Remember live, love and laugh!!!!

Make today a great one. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

Review, Reflect and Reposition our thoughts

Saturday greetings to you all!  I hope this new day meets you all in good spirits.  After all it’s the beginning of the weekend short I know but sweet all the same. 🙂

Just wanted to drop in and leave a few reminders that I felt inspired to share with you guys today as we review, reflect and reposition our thoughts. 🙂

  1. It’s not always greener on the other side.  Sometimes our perception is often blinded and we often take for granted just how beautiful and brilliant our green really is. 
  2. When things get tough that’s not your sign to cut and run but rather a test of your resourcefulness and determination to get the job done.  🙂
  3. People come and go in our lives over our lifetime.  Let us be to others what we want and expect them to be to us.  If you want and expect loyalty – give it! If you want support – give it! If you want positive people in your life try to be a positive person.
  4. Happiness is not just for a chosen few but rather the few who are willing to pursue it.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay blessed and not stressed.

Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Music Reflection Mondays #6

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays! I had a really hectic day so music is definitely going to be my choice tonight to unwind and relax.  Hope your day was not as intense as mine. 🙂

As you all know, music is my go to for relaxation and just improving my overall mood. I wrote this little piece about how music makes me feel. Hope you like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music is like a glass of wine at the end of a long day

If you listen closely your body might start to sway

However, not all music is designed to make you feel this way

Some are great at soothing the soul, others make you want to lose control

Creating some memories you don’t ever want re-told

The lyrics, the music, all make you connect

Sometimes to beautiful memories you don’t ever want to forget

So although some music is good for relaxation

There are some that are good to help with frustration

Whatever you’re going through there is a song out there for you

So if you ever feel sad and blue

Get a good song you could relate to

Because someone out there has probably been your shoe

Let the music lift you up

And as Michael Jackson said, “Don’t Stop Til You get enough” 🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

Never Underestimate Time

I used to think that once I had LIFE that I would be able to do anything and for the most part this is true.

For without life, we are dead and the possibility to do anything is no more.

Then it hit me, the most precious gift we have is TIME.

For life without ‘time’ means we would be limited by what we can do.

Although we cannot control time, we can choose to make the most of it and that is when we are truly living.

Let us not take our lives for granted because when we do we assume we have time and no one knows how much they really have.

Choose to live, love and laugh as much as you can.

Make today a great one. 🙂