We’re so much more…

A special Good Monday morning to each of you!  🙂 I just wanted to share these words of encouragement as we start a new day and a fresh week.  It is easy to forget just how special and amazing we are and can be because we sometimes let life and its challenges get the better of us.  I pray and ask God to let these words be a reminder for each of us as take away from this post what we need as we read it.

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We’re so much more than our flesh and bones 

We love, we laugh, we cry, we hurt

We learn, we grow and are always eager to know

Because we’re more than just our flesh and bones.

We’re intelligent, creative and beautiful creatures

Filled with passion and one of a kind features

Sometimes drawn to the illusion that we’re not enough

Causes constant confusion but as we try to separate fact from fiction

 

As our minds begin to clear and we can finally hear 

Just how rare and special we are

No one quite like us near or far

Each created with purpose and all we need do is focus

Because we’re more than just flesh and bones.

We’re like miniature kings and queens placed on this Earth

Gifted with unique talents and mind-blowing intellect

Over flowing with creativity but sometimes too blinded by ourselves to see

 

We are more than simply you and me

We just have to open up our minds to see

That we are so much more but we must be willing to explore

Because we’re more than just flesh and bones.

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Monday and an amazing week.  🙂

Special

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Special describes ME

And special describes YOU

We’re like specially planted  trees,

Placed on this earth to be ALL that we can be

In it all, happy and free.

 

Although people and life can sometimes get us down

We MUST stand firm and HOLD our ground

Don’t be alarmed these are just passing clouds

Their only purpose is to weigh us down

They know our WORTH and this is NO joke

For we are SPECIAL, so own YOUR worth.

 

Through the storms and heavy rain

Our roots in deep, we’ll persevere through the pain

As we hold on tight, FAITH will be our guiding LIGHT

So don’t fear, because our FUTURE is BRIGHT.

Although we can’t see it, that does not mean we can’t be it

For we are SPECIAL.

 

I know sometimes when we’re feeling blue

Special is the last thing we feel, that’s true!

But just look around the world today

There is so much that I can say

But instead,I’ll remind you to pray.

 

Because we don’t have all the answers

We should seek God for guidance

To give us strength and deliverance

From the things that often weigh us down

Stand up straight and wear our crowns

For we ARE special.

 

Hope you’re having a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

Music Reflection Mondays #10

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!   I hope you all had a good day and wonderful weekend.

Tonight, I want to to look at music through poetry. Hope you like it.

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Music is the sound, rhythm and beat behind the words or musical notes that encourage you to move your feet

Music brings the notes and words to life

Inspiring you to forget your troubles and just enjoy your life

Music ignites within us that sense of joy, happiness and pleasure that just reading the same words alone may not muster

Music can help soothe our minds likewise it can motivate us to get up and shake our behinds 🙂

Music is that special gift from God

Given to us to help make life more enjoyable

Although we may sometimes take it for granted

The joy it can bring is almost everlasting

So as you listen to the beat and casually tap and move your feet

Remember, music is really a special treat! 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful night!

 

 

5 Reasons Why YOU Matter

Many times we go through life experiencing different challenges that can sometimes leave us feeling broken sometimes to the point where we may feel like we don’t matter.  Tonight, I want to share with you 5 reasons why YOU DO matterno matter how the situation you’re going through makes you feel.  Always know that you are…

  1. You matter because you EXIST!  I believe that each of us has a purpose in this life that we’ve been created for or we would not be here.
  2. You matter because the CONTRIBUTION you have to make in this world is incomplete.  Many of us go through life feeling lost and uncertain about what we are really meant to do with our lives or who we’re meant to be in this world.
  3. You matter because there is SOMEONE out there that NEEDS YOU. 
  4. You matter because YOU bring something UNIQUE and SPECIAL to this world that NO one else can do like you.   Find and ignite the fire within and even you would be amazed of just how wonderful you truly are.
  5. You matter because if you didn’t those negative people in your life would not be spending so much time and energy trying to break you down. 

I understand that sometimes the challenges and issues of life can suck us dry at times emotionally, physically and mentally.  However, I don’t believe we should let those situations take from us the very things that give us strength to persevere and that is : self-love and self-worth. Never underestimate the importance and significance of those two words over the happiness in your life.

Without the above we are all just empty vessels making noise.

We ALL have a contribution to make no matter how small so don’t count yourself out.

Block out the noise and nurture from within the real you.

You are a beautiful soul with so much to give to this world.  You’ve just never been told – YOU MATTER!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.  🙂

Wonderful Fathers Of the World

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers out there.

Making time to do the work that their children need them to do.

Shaping the lives of their children through their mentoring, love and support.

Accepting the special and important role they have in making this world a better place.

May you always know that you are loved, appreciated and truly special.

The world would be a better place with more men like you in it.

Have a great day as we celebrate and appreciate all YOU do!

A mother’s love

Mother’s Day Greetings to all the mothers out there!  Know that we are special beings and we are critical to the success of the future. I want to wish you all a wonderful day!  🙂

I prepared this poem weeks ago and saved it just for today.  I am dedicating this poem to my sons Marc (11) and Luke (3) without whom I would not be celebrating this day. 

Life is short and we don’t know how long we have.   I know they both know I love them very much.  My prayer and wish today is that the memories we make along the way will always make them know and feel the love I will always have for them.

I sat them both down and read it to them before publishing and they enjoyed it.   This brings joy to my heart. 🙂

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You came into my life as two total strangers

Yet you are closer to me than any other family member

You are my sons and I will always be your mother

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Two precious gifts sent from above

Unique, caring and sweet

With personalities that can’t be beat

You know how to get me off my feet 🙂

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Your presence in my life has made me a better person

With drive and never-ending reasons

To always do my best, no matter the season

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So as you one day grow into men

Remember, real power comes from within

With God on your side you can win

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No matter where we are

Near or far, happy or sad

Do good in all that you do

And may God always bless and watch over you

Know that YOU are LOVED

Because you are SPECIAL GIFTS from above.

Love,

Mummy

 

 

 

 

Disappointments are blessings in disguise

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I believe that every disappointment has a hidden blessing behind it even though we may not see it at the time.

What do I mean byblessing“? I believe that a blessing can refer to a person or an act that can improve or add value, happiness and joy to someone’s life.   It can be anything from getting a new house; getting a promotion; conceiving or receiving a child; spiritual healing, physical healing; meeting the love of your life;  achieving financial deliverance and so much more based on the needs and value placed on it by the person receiving it.

God knows our heart’s desires. He also knows what is best for us and more importantly when to bless us with the things that we need and want.  I’ve come to learn over the years that my timing and God’s timing are different. I want all of my blessings and I want them now – used to be my attitude and thinking. Patience was a virtue I definitely lacked.

God has a bigger plan for our lives. We all have a special and unique purpose and contribution to make in this world even though we can’t see it now.

However, in order for us to receive the blessings God has for us –  I believe that we have to first undergo some test and learn some lessons along the way, all designed to develop and strengthen us.  Some of the test and lessons are more difficult than others and can come in the form of hardship, disappointments and even tragedy.

In my test, I would admit I was sometimes confused, angry and even disappointed when things didn’t go my way or when relationships failed.

Here are (10) ten lessons that I learnt:

  1. When God puts it in your heart to do something – do it!  Don’t delay and keep putting it off.  You don’t want him to up the antics to get your attention.
  2. Some test and lessons require us to walk away from certain people and things in our lives for us to achieve the things we are destined for.  When God says it’s time to wrap it up you better wrap it up.
  3. Every disappointment, every failure and every heart-break was designed to make us stronger, wiser and more resilient.
  4. Disappointment hurts and it can even leave us feeling a little crushed. It is not however, meant to destroy our hope or wreck our lives.  It is how we respond to these events that can bring us the break-through that we’ve hoped for.
  5. Crying can help bring emotional release but it does not help with the mental turmoil.  Those feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, self-pity, anger, resentment and frustration can eat you alive. I had to find ways to overcome those feelings in order for me to move forward with my life and that in itself was a test and a lesson.
  6. God knows the things we struggle with even before we do.    He will even create situations to help us overcome them but we have to trust him and persevere.  We must do our part or there will be no growth and I believe we remain stuck in our test until we learn the lesson.
  7. God is a merciful God and he will never give us more than we can bear.   Our test are different and some might even say unfair at times as we compare our lives to others but let’s not compare but instead choose to persevere so our blessings can flow as we continue to grow in mind, body and spirit.
  8. It takes a lot of self talk, prayer, faith, trust and perseverance to go through life in your present existence knowing that although everything is not perfect right now things will get better.
  9. Use disappointment as a stepping stone to propel you into the next level of your journey.
  10. We all have our own test to complete and our own lessons to learn.

What lesson is God trying to teach you in your life now?     What or who is holding you back from becoming who you are meant to be?

I believe we all have the potential to not only overcome the disappointments that we are faced with but also get the hidden blessings that can come out of them – if we choose to view them differently and persevere.

If you are going through a tough period in your life now, know that you are not alone.   Life can be a struggle but not everything in it has to be.  Trust that this too shall pass, look for the lesson, learn from it and God will deliver your blessing. 

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Thanks for stopping. 🙂