Because I’m HAPPY!!!

Happy Rainy Wednesday everyone!!!! There is something about the rain that always finds a way to improve my mood. Something so magical about it, that I just can’t explain!! Insert Melissa singing and dancing because I’m HAPPY!!! Okay, onward . I started reading Eat, Pray, Love again, and came across this quote.

Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Everything in life takes effort, and I find that people are so quick to give up, (myself included), because we don’t see immediate progress. But we need to observe and be content with the quarter mile we’ve come. Yeah it may not be that big mile leap you have hoped for, but in the end the total distance adds up. Every step, even the smallest one gets you that much closer to whatever it is you are striving for. People always look at the negative and see that its taking too much time, but its times like that you need to embrace that thing called patience! Keep believing in yourself, keep pushing yourself, and you will find with a little more patience, you will reach your finish line!

You’re going to make it!

Happy Tuesday! Life has a funny way of throwing a thousand curve balls at us all at once. We see the writing on the wall so clearly, but still we can be blind. You have to reach deep down, even when you feel there’s nothing left. It’s about standing up, when all you feel like is laying down. It’s very easy to throw the towel in and take four balls and get a walk to first base. But isn’t there a place inside of you that wants to try for an out of the park, crowd cheering, home run? So stand up, take your thumb, draw the two black lines under your eyes, and let’s play some ball! I know you have it inside of you, you have the ability to build a better you!

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Goals

Happy Monday!!! First,I want to give a shot out to Lulu, good luck with the surgery today! Now on to business, I came across this Alice in Wonderland quote and began to ponder it.

“Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don’t much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go.“ “

 

As I began thinking about this quote and how much it reflected my life, I realized I needed a goal. I have always been a dreamer, and people think the world I create in my imagination is unrealistic, but to me, it will exist!! The Cheshire cat led me to this place, where I found a path, or better yet a stepping stone. I began deleting numbers in my phone book of people I have held onto from my past. They no longer have a place in my future, so for what purpose do they need to be stored in my phone? My end goal is to free myself of the past, not only the people, but the feelings we tend to hold on to. I have held onto quite a lot, thinking time would coat the wounds, but time won’t heal them. You need to free yourself from the hurt, so you can open it up for better things. I encourage you to think about what the Cheshire cat said, and set a goal for yourself, so you can lead yourself on a path of victory! A path which not only ends with victory, but it is another step in finding a better you!
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Sunday Special!

As the weekend is winding down, I have decided to come to my WordPress friends and share a new discovery with you. I have had quite the storm these past 9 weeks, but on Friday night I went to see ‘The Other Woman.’ The movie had me in tears of laughter from start to finish. It was exactly what I needed. Not only was I able to laugh with my best friend, but I completely connected with a song in this movie. I want to share these lyrics with you on this very special Sunday, and also remind that you are never alone, I am always here with you!

 

Every high and every low you’re gonna go through
You don’t have to be afraid I am with you
In the moments you’re so weak you feel like stopping
Let the hope you have light the road you’re walking

You’re gonna make it
You’re gonna make it
The night can only last for so long

Whatever you’re facing
If your heart is breaking
There’s a promise for the ones who just hold on
Lift up your eyes and see
The sun is rising

Even when you can’t imagine how
How you’re ever gonna find your way out
Even when you’re drowning in your doubt
Just look beyond the clouds

Just look beyond the clouds

Whatever you’re facing
If your heart is breaking
There’s a promise for the ones who just hold on
Lift up your eyes and see
The sun is rising

-The Sun Is Rising – Britt Nicole

The Good & The Bad!

364a463feae5102572d57a9d6043b570I’m back!!!! Life is not always peaches and creme, and I think we often forget about the struggles in life until we are completely submerged in them. People tend to just want to open up on good days, when they have a great long workout, or they had a great day at work. Well I’m here to be real! I have been handed not the greatest set of cards this past week, but it inspired me to come here and motivate you. When things are going so good for us, we forget to help others who are suffering, or we just become so wrapped up in the moment we don’t share it. We hold it to ourselves. I think about the challenges I am facing, and  although they seem unbearable, and endless at times, if I really had to trade with someone else, I wouldn’t. We really don’t know what other cards people hold. So find the strength in bad times, and find the greatness in good times. My challenge to you today is to reach out your hand to someone who needs you! If you are having a great day, be thankful for it! But most importantly, be thankful in all circumstances! e9b2234d032c6d15be2b6c335480efbf

Renew Yourself!

9cf59bfd73d3908c9acd5f46af569199 (1)Happy Wednesday all!!! As i had mentioned in my previous post, I am on a detox mission this week! This morning I felt horrible, but dragged myself out of bed and forced myself to the gym! I had a slightly awkward moment, where everyone in the gym was staring at me, and I realized I was singing out loud!!!! Oh boy, what a way to start the morning!! Anyway, although the detoxing is kicking my behind, I am on a mission to make sure I feel renewed after this week is over! I had mentioned this idea of renewing yourself, and how to figure out to do that. First, you need to leave the past in the past. I am not only talking about the things that happened months ago, but also the things that happened last week and even yesterday. You can’t continue to hold yourself accountable for the things that you missed out. You need to renew yourself right now, in this moment. I can flood my mind with a thousand things I would have changed this week alone, but then I would crowd my mind and have no room to motivate myself to accomplish the things I need to do today. Push yourself a little harder today at the gym, clear your mind of yesterday, and invest so much thought in today, that you forget about tomorrow!!! Have a positive sunny day!!!!

COUNTDOWN!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!!!  As I sit at work right now, I am counting down the hours till my spring break!!! I am extremely grateful for the time I am going to be getting off because it will allow me to do some serious detoxing on my body! It will also allow for me to get back in touch with my old friend whom I have missed dearly, aka the GYM!!!! I want to detox my body of not only all the gross toxins that have accumulated, but also of negativity. I want to surround myself with so much positivity that my soul ignites on fire! I want to feel free, and grow along with the spring flowers! I want to spend so much time sharing my positivity with people around me that I can’t help but beam with energy! I hope everyone enjoys their weekend, and you find some positivity to find yourself in a better place! Always remember to put yourself first and foremost!

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Superwoman!

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Happy Wednesday All!! As I stare at the trees outside my window, I notice the miniature buds starting to make their way out. I am reminded about new beginnings, and new opportunities. Lately, I have been trying to be superwoman, partly because of self pressure, and partly because I am looking for change. With the new weather patterns, and the evolving season, I am reminded of leaving the darkness behind me, and looking forward to the light, and brightness ahead. I am finding myself disconnecting some parts of my life, and reconnecting others. I find that in these changing times, we put so much weight on our shoulders, like almost being on a stopwatch! But it’s these time we should pause and embrace the change. We will get to the same place, just either extremely tired and stressed, or relaxed and happy! I choose happiness!!! I embrace my inner superwoman, but I think it’s time to hang up the cape, and put some of my weights down! Taking myself to the gym tonight for some nice serene ME time! Hope you are finding yourself doing something today to better yourself, and you are making every effort to enjoy the change of season!

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SPRING IS HERE!!

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I awoke to the birds singing this morning, and the sun shining through my shades. I was eager to start my day, and accomplish a list full of errands that have been piling up. Somehow, I got so lost in my list, I forgot to enjoy the first 65 degree day! On my drive home tonight, I plan to turn up my music, roll down my windows, and just inhale then exhale and just unwind. Sometimes we give up so many great moments because we are so involved, when really all we need is a 5 minute break just to enjoy! I have my playlist set, and I am preparing to enjoy, take a walk outside tonight and get a glimpse of the moon! I hope this weather is here to stay and hope you were able to take a moment to enjoy! Any playlist suggestions for my ride home?!  There’s still time left, go out and find something to help you unwind! Happy Tuesday!

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finding you…

How do you find yourself? When you are a little kid people often ask you the question, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” You eagerly, and easily are able to answer, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, or whatever it may be you wanted to do. When you are in your 20s or 30s,and the same question is asked, most of us don’t find ourselves answering eagerly, or easily. As a little kid, our minds are open to endless possibilities which don’t seem to have any consequences or stresses. At this point in our lives, the stresses of the world have already crowded our minds and discouraged us from those endless possibilities. Life doesn’t end at each new age we turn. It only is a new beginning for us to discover ourselves on a deeper level. We cannot compare our lives to others our age, for they have not been given the same struggles or opportunities we have. So how do you find yourself? I do not have the perfect equation, but it starts with wanting to complicate your life and actually try. It starts with crowding out those negative thoughts in your head, and finding that little kid within yourself. You need to be your own number one fan. No outside force will help you discover that fire inside of you. Close your eyes for a second and feel it. Life can easily become a routine, and we are all guilty of becoming comfortable, but when you challenge yourself and find all that you are really capable of, your happiness will have no limits! Don’t limit yourself today! Take this Monday as a fresh start, a new beginning, and keep in your mind that the possibilities are endless.d36b0f2d566d3dc9a38019bc1b88ab3e (1)