Tears

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Tears help cleanse our souls

They wash away the hurt and pain

That can sometimes drive some of us insane

Relieving the internal pressure on our brains

Making it easier for us to breathe again

 

Tears are one way of expressing our joy and sadness

The body’s way of easing the madness

So there’s no need to hold them back

They can be rather hard to control

As a matter of fact

 

So many times we’re often forced to fold

As the tears begin to roll down our cheeks

It’s clear by then that we’ve reached our peaks

So cry dear friend and let it out

Your heart is hurting, that’s nothing to be ashamed about

 

From our tears we can sometimes find strength

Surfacing from deep inside among the things we try to hide

For behind our tears there are often different fears

But never believe that no one cares.

 

So I’ll cry for me

You cry for you

We both cry when we hurt

This much is true.

 

Tears have a purpose and more often than not when we keep holding them back constantly we make it harder for ourselves emotionally.  When we allow ourselves to feel sometimes that’s the only way we can truly heal.

Have a good night.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

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.

What’s Up Wednesdays #8

Happy Wednesday to you all!  How has your day or week been thus far?  I’ve been running errands all day and I’m now getting some time for myself.  I’m feeling physically exhausted but I have refreshed myself and felt the need to get into my blog as it helps me relax after a long day sometimes.

You’re probably wondering what’s new? What’s up and what’s hot? 🙂 So I won’t keep you waiting let’s get to it.

What I’m eating this week:

You probably would not believe me if I told you but I had Pizza Hut again.  No it’s not a Wednesday thing but that’s what was ordered.   Today, I had Cheesy Bread sticks, Tuscani Chicken Alfredo Pasta and a large Super Supreme (ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage, beef, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives and pork). No BBQ wings this time.  Thankfully, it was not stuffed crust because the pizza itself was already stuffed. 🙂

 

What I’m reminiscing about: 

Lately, I find myself reflecting on the days when my car was in better shape when I bought it so many years ago.  I own a Toyota Corolla and I was so proud to have purchased my first car.  It was previously owned but it was in good condition.  I loved the grey leather interior and navy blue paint job with wood grain finishes on the inside.

These days “Betsy” my car (yes, I refer to it as Betsy from time to time) is not as young and fresh as it used to be.  It needs some work done more than I care to invest at this time.  I think it maybe it’s time for an upgrade or maybe if I can find someone reliable, honest and skilled at their profession it can get a much-needed makeover.  We’ll see how it goes.

What I’m loving:

Craft, craft, craft.  We are getting good reviews from the kids and the parents about the stuff we’ve worked on so far.  Every week we’re trying to bring something new and beautiful that the kids enjoy and can also feel proud of.

Making new items out of simple everyday materials feels so rewarding. We’ve never made any of these items before so we’re all very proud. I’ve taken more pictures to share with you below.  Hope you like them as much as we do.  🙂

What I’ve been up to:

Paper butterfly – made using coloured paper which we folded and then painted the outer portions of her wings. (Her friends are incomplete but they should be joining her soon.)

    

6 unit Stationery holder #1 – made using toilet paper rolls which we covered in colourful paper and an empty CD case for the base.  This still has to be decorated but you get the main idea.

   

Front                                                             Back

Single unit Stationery holder #2 – same toilet paper rolls used but this time we added a little design to the front.

What I’m dreading:

All of my fears, ok not all, but most of my fears were realised this week with tons of running around to do and meetings to attend.  I’m hoping that the rest of the week is not as fast paced.

Truth be told although my week has been very hectic it has been very productive.   I guess that is the price we pay for progress.

What I’m working on:

Finances!  Don’t you hate how some if not most of these financial institutions have high interest rates on the money you owe them but small interest pay outs on the money you invest with them. They are winning at every turn.

I plan on getting more involved in how my resources work for me no matter how big or small.  Are you getting maximum returns on your investments?  Have you checked lately?  We should not take it for granted that everything is adding up.  Get involved and ask questions, it’s your money.

What I’m excited about:

        

This remains unchanged.  If anything it should be in bold. 🙂 I’m excited about getting to relax, enjoy a change of scenery and eat delicious food. 🙂

What I’m watching:

This week I’ve been cat napping more than anything else when I can. I’ve been too tired to be honest to really sit down and watch television the way I would like. Hopefully, later this week or this weekend I can pick up where I left off and finally start my Season 2 Orphan Black DVDs.  What are you watching these days? Anything interesting?

Who/ What I’m listening to:

Stand By You  and Fight Song by Rachel Platten.  I love these!

What I’m wearing/ Let’s Go Shopping:

Today, we’re going shoe shopping at Shoedazzle.com .  🙂  Let me remind you guys, I prefer sandals most days but even I have to admit there are events that call for a little more.  Here are some of my favourites.

                  

What I’m doing this weekend:

Hopefully, some browsing and shopping for clothing and shoes for both casual and work.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Catching up on much-needed rest.  I’m looking forward to waking up late but most of all creating some fun memories with the kids.

What else is new?

I’m going into writing territories I’ve never done before by participating in contests and blogging challenges that are not my typical style of writing content wise. I’m taking my advice and investing in myself so let’s see where it takes me. 🙂

If I’m fortunate to win that would be awesome even if I don’t win this time I’ll still take part in challenges that interest me as they push and challenge me to be a better blogger and writer.  You can visit my contributions by clicking on the links below.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great night and a blessed week.

See you guys next week. 🙂

 

 

 

Don’t Underestimate Your Words

What words are you using to describe yourself or identify with?

Are they positive or negative?

Some positive words we can use include: adaptable, adventurous, beautiful, ambitious, amiable, compassionate, considerate, courageous, handsome, courteous, creative, cute, diligent, generous, passionate, pretty, persistent, reliable, resourceful, sincere and witty just to name a few.  How many more words can you add to this list?

Some negative words include: arrogant, boastful, bossy, cruel, deceitful, dishonest, harsh, selfish, irresponsible, lazy, unattractive, mean, unreliable, ruthless, ugly, resentful, rude, self-centred and untrustworthy just to name a few. There are so much more but why focus on the negative?

I can honestly say that I have identified with a few of these words at one point or another but I didn’t stay there and neither do you.   I chose a different path and created a better version of myself.  It did not happen overnight but each day I made a choice to improve and I did just that.

Pay close attention to the labels you choose to associate and identify with. Take corrective action where you think necessary.  Even though we aren’t perfect that does not mean we should not try to be better human beings.

Words are just words. The meaning and power words have is what we give to them.

This is important because the words we choose to identify with can either strengthen and reinforce our core or they can weaken our very foundation.

Make some time for yourself this week to write down all the positive words you can that identifies you as a person, if you’re not happy where you’re at today, you can write out words that describe who you would like to become.

Have a blessed day!  Thanks for stopping by.

Moving On

Moving on

Often easier said than done

Until you are the one

Feeling the pain in your chest

As your heart aches

And your mind races

Playing over and over in your head

Things said and done

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You can’t sleep or get any rest

Because the person you loved

And you thought loved you

Decided to move on without you in their life

That is a tough pill to swallow

But acceptance eventually comes but it takes time

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You’ll be angry, sad, depressed and sometimes just

Damn confused about why and how this could even happen

I can tell you it gets better

After you cry your eyes out

Maybe even give a good scream and shout

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For each of us the recovery time varies

But you CAN and WILL overcome this

You can’t see it now but it is for the BEST

One day at a time, make the decision

To be your best self

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The brokenness you’re feeling won’t last

Smile even when you don’t feel like it

Talk to someone,

The worst thing you could do is shut everyone out

You will love and be loved again

You will smile, laugh and create even better memories

You will be happy again

 

The love of your life is still out there

If you give up now, how is he or she going to find YOU 🙂

Happy Monday Everyone!

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Happy Monday Everyone!!

I know sometimes it can feel very glum 🙁

Especially if our weekend was lots of fun 🙂

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So as I propose please don’t oppose

As we stretch our toes and rub our nose

Remember, we woke up this morning!!

For some of us, that is saying something

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We have another chance to feel the sun

Another chance to have some fun

Another opportunity to use our might

Another opportunity to get things right

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 So no matter the day of the week

Once we have life that should feel so sweet

Although everything won’t be perfect

We still have each other

and that makes it all worth it.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

Let’s make this week a great one!  Thanks for stopping by.   🙂

Missing You

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I’m missing you

This much I know

I tried my best not to let it show

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Your smile, your touch, your kiss

All of this I miss

Even though you’re a phone call away

In your presence I would stay

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All the memories making me blue

At times bright red and yellow too

I know this is something you have to do

So I show understanding

And don’t get demanding

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Do what you must

I won’t put up a fuss

Just thought I’d tell you

How much I really miss you 🙂

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By: Cherylene Nicholas