The beginning of the year is when many people will develop new resolutions. For some people, it may be to start a new family, a career change, or buy a new home. For others, it may be to lose weight, spend more time with family and friends, or travel the world. Whatever you decide, you want your new year’s resolution to be. Remember to believe in yourself, ignore negativity, and remain focused and positive. Some people will be against your dreams, goals, values, and passions, for those who are against you. Politely shove them out of your life. Start your new year with unconditional love, forgiveness, peace, and joy. And spread as much happiness as you can.
I knew you would be my first and genuine best friend when you sat next to me and held my hand on a filthy club bathroom floor after I had too much to drink. The many nights and holidays you would prepare my meals so my children and I could enjoy homecooked meals because I never learned how to cook. You always encouraged me to believe in myself when I doubted my talents. Because I had no other family besides my children, you would tell me it didn’t matter because I was your sister, and your love made up for everyone not present. When I would cry, you would cry with me. When I wanted to give up, you would never allow me. I will never forget you making me your famous homemade chicken soup when I was sick. You were my lighthouse during the dark times of my life. I will never forget it: my one and only true best friend. I hope you know I truly love you as a friend, best friend, and sister.
May You Rest in Peace
We each have the potential to lead. For some of us, it comes naturally. For others, it’s triggered when we become parents, a spouse, grandparents, during employment, or when unexpected tragedies or events occur; regardless of how your inner leader surfaces, believe in yourself and let the inner leader be in charge.
Often we become so distracted by how others judge us. We sometimes begin judging ourselves, which causes our standards to no longer be our own. If you don’t pay close attention, you can become a living puppet to a stranger. Cut the strings before you become too entangled. Live the life that you envision for yourself. However, make sure you set your standards based on honesty and without delusions. If your standards include a five-star quality of life, so what? Setting your standards allows you to care less about what others think because you will already know that you live well enough according to the standards you set for yourself.
Due to the unforeseen adverse circumstances that have taken place in our country over the past couple of years. Many people have been pushed into shallowness, and the fears of the unknown have driven some people into madness. Due to the circumstances, many of their behavior is within the norm. However, others are making unhealthy decisions due to faulty impulses. Take the time to reflect to put things into perceptive. Regret is a heavy burden on the heart, mind, body, and spirit, often taking place when decisions are made due to faulty thinking. Acting out on an impulse will not heal the pain or mend the wounds. Our country needs people that seek to make a difference. Be the legacy that will make this world a better future for others. Gratification allows us to have peace of mind and heal wounds.
Taking care of yourself goes beyond eating healthy, exercising daily, going to all your annual checkups, or getting the proper amount of sleep. But taking care of you also includes taking care of your mental health. We all experience struggles, tragedies, and emotional pain that can put us in a dark place, cause us to behave out of character, or negatively force us to act out.
Can others emphasize or sympathize? “Yes,” because we all understand what it means to struggle or experience emotional pain. Either through personal experience or what we witness from others. However, everyone experiences struggles, tragedies, and emotional pain differently because we are not the same mentally, physically, or spiritually.
But did you know the very people that we love and trust? Can be the very people who trigger unwanted emotions, not knowingly? I’m not saying the people close to you are not your biggest supporter. But what I am saying is we can also benefit from becoming mentally healthy with no one’s help but our very own.
Our most prominent supporter, in the end, is ourselves.
Therapy works, don’t be afraid to lay on a couch. It will bring peace of mind.
How often has someone called you their baby or their boo? Afterward, they treat you like a whore or their tool. How often has someone called you sexy or handsome, but later you are told you need to lose weight or maybe you can enlarge your chest muscle or your breast. How often has someone asked you to be their husband or their wife, but later they treat you as the number one enemy invading their space? How many of you have been told by someone you knew or know that when someone truly loves you, they will show you more than they will to your face. But later in life, we will meet people during our journey to find the perfect soulmate. They have no problem showing or telling us because those three words can be fake. You must first learn to love yourself. It’s nothing wrong with wanting to be loved the same way you would love yourself. Appreciate wanting that type of love. True love is a blessing from GOD.
I awoke one morning with the need to drive because my mind was wandering like endless time. I didn’t remember cranking up my car. However, once I awaken from my state. I was driving through my neighborhood at a slow pace. Afterward, I realized I had turned onto the streets close to where I stay driving ten miles per hour over the limit according to the rules our society put in place. As I began feeling anger, I was thankful I didn’t see blue lights flashing in my face because I was on the highway driving like I was in a race. I’m not sure of the amount of time that had gone by when I awoke this morning with the yearning to drive in my endless state. But when the sun began shinning in my face. A sense of peace suddenly ran through my veins like nourishment given through a bag at a medical place. I started feeling a sense of happiness that caused me to park my car. While I welcomed the hugs from my loving creator as he planted kisses all over my face.
In life, there will be times when you will feel lost. There will be times when you feel angry. So, take that drive when seeking endless days of quiet time. You will be surprised by what you find during that time.
#seekhappiness, #behappy, #findpeace, #quiettime, #ourcreator
I stood in front of a mirror and stared at a reflection that should have been me. Yet, as I stared in the mirror, I didn’t recognize me? I could no longer see the jovial person in the mirror that should have been a reflection of me. However, the longer I stared I could see my life crumbling all around me. While constantly being attacked by an unseen enemy. I could see myself in the reflection screaming for help, but the scream was being neglected by the very people that claim they loved me. I watched as my reflection fell to her knees as she mouthed the words God, please help me as she screamed into the darkness at the unseen enemies hidden in the dark growling. When suddenly unseen hands grab her around her arms with fingers nails that were frightening. As I strained my eyes to see an unseen enemy as it attacked the reflection that no longer looked like me. When my reflection yelled again please someone help me, that’s when I realized the scream was coming from within me. As I watched an unseen enemy carrying me into the darkness that had overtaken me.
“Don’t overlook a cry for help”
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It was responsible for more than 47,500 deaths in 2019, which is about one death every 11 minutes. In 2019, 12 million American adults thought about suicide, 3.5 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.4 million attempted suicides. Suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play to save lives and create healthy and strong individuals, families, and communities.
#suicideprevention, #savelives, #cryforhelp
Have you ever wondered what it truly feels like to be happy? If so, the answer to that question is you! Happiness begins with you and you alone. When you are unhappy, you are willingly inviting people to attack you physically and mentally. People, who are unhappy/miserable don’t take pleasure in seeing other people happy, other people succeed in life, other people thrive, or see people achieve their goals. Being happy is kryptonite used to ward off negativity. So, the next time you come across someone unhappy and they are attempting to steal your happiness look them directly in their eyes and yell out!
I’m Happy: M.F. and walk away. Your point has been made with those few words.
#happiness, #loveyourself, #beyourself, #happiness, #loveyourself, #beyourself