Cheers to US in 2018!

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Happy January 1st to each of you!

Thank you Lord for bringing each of us into this new chapter of our lives.

Unfortunately, some of our loved ones did not make the transition with us but they are NOT forgotten and the memories and love we have for them will keep them alive in us forever.

With this new day, I can’t help but feel like the refresh and reset buttons on my life have been pressed giving me that renewed feeling.  I went outside and took a few deep breaths appreciating all the beauty that is around me and just had to give God praise.

It was that beauty and sense of peace that prompted these reminders I would like to share with you for the New Year.

As we wake up each day let us never forget that:

  • Each day brings with it an opportunity for GROWTH and LEARNING
  • Each day will have lessons to be TAUGHT and lessons to be LEARNT. 
  • Each day gives us a chance to BE better towards not only others but towards OURSELVES.
  • To be GRATEFUL for each day we are blessed to see, touch and love those we hold dear to us. 
  • Our TIME and LIFE are PRECIOUS and we should make the most of each day. 
  • Lastly, with the POWER of our faith, thoughts, words and actions we CAN achieve ALL that we set my minds to this year and beyond. 

May 2018 not only meet our expectations but exceed them.  Taking each of us into bigger and brighter futures than we never even dreamed possible. 

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

 

What I’ve learnt about blogging?

Daily Prompt: Volume

In the short time I’ve been here

I’ve learnt so much that I care to share

Blogging is about expressions

Content, perception and connections

It about being yourself, even with your limitations

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The internet is a big place

With many bloggers trying to find their space

For some it’s a race

But in my world there’s no 1st, 2nd or third place

Because I’m going at my pace

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Blogging is an opportunity to be free

Free in my thoughts and words

Free in my space to practice my craft

Make a few friends and share a few laughs

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With every post I grow each day

Learning more about myself and others along the way

Through my writings

I might get sightings

Causing some to ‘like’ and ‘follow’

And this will help my blog grow

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Sometimes the journey may seem slow

As you watch other blogs volume grow

But there’s one thing you should know

Blog because you love it and never forget it!

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Don’t waste time comparing

Because there are posts you should be writing

Blog success would come

So in the mean time just have fun!

 

 

 

 

Mistakes = Opportunities for Learning

“Mistakes” are not merely poor decisions that can affect our happiness. They can be opportunities to gain knowledge and wisdom.

How many mistakes have you made in life that have allowed you to learn something new about someone, something or even yourself?

More often than not when we make a mistake we beat ourselves up or the person who is guilty of it.  Instead, maybe we should consider taking a different approach to such situations.

Rather than focus on the fact that you or the person made a mistake look for the lesson to be learnt from it. 

Let’s look for the wisdom that the circumstance has brought to our attention.

We’ll be wiser for doing so.

 

Another Day

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Thank you Lord, for another day

Another opportunity to rise and shine

Another opportunity to use my time

To make a difference and be better

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But I’m just one person

Does my contribution and participation really matter?

The inner voice responds, “Of course it does!

You were placed on this earth for reason

Let your spark leave your mark

In the lives of those who meet you

Even the people who briefly greet you

May their memories of you be sweet.”

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This brings a smile to my face

 And steadiness to my pace

So with this in mind, I choose to slow things down and unwind

Always remembering to take it one day at a time

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To enjoy my life and the people in it

To be grateful and not wasteful

To take pleasure in the little things

The inner voice reminds me, “You could be gone in just one wink

Your life may not be as bad as you think.”

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So I make the decision

To enjoy and treasure each day

Not too much work or too much play

For tomorrow is another day.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

It can be hard sometimes to find balance in our lives but it is important to prioritize and pace ourselves.  Have a great weekend!