Take a walk in someone else’s shoes; only then can you open your mind and widen your focus on a reality different from what you thought you knew. You might even discover you are not the understanding person you wanted everyone else to see but the opposite of what everyone else had seen.
Your Potential Is Limitless
Don’t limit yourself; you have the potential to do whatever you put your mind to. We often hold ourselves back from reaching our potential, so stop blaming others and do the work needed to flourish. It’s ok to be scared, but don’t let your fears cause you not to thrive. Turn your fears into empowerment.
Take A Step Back
When problems become overwhelming, take a step back. Take a walk, read a book, enjoy a movie, or sleep on it. We tend to overthink it when we need to think things through. There will be circumstances and situations that will be out of our control. Resolving problems on an impulse sometimes ends unsuccessfully.
Embrace Who You Are!
Be yourself and let everyone see the genuine, imperfect, flawed, silly, unique, and beautiful person you are. No matter your differences, embrace them and be proud of who you are. Being different is one of the most beautiful things in the world; it’s your unique gift.
And remember, never apologize for being, loving, or embracing you. There comes a time in your life you need to embrace who you are, or you will end up condemning yourself to be miserable by trying to live according to someone else’s version of you.
Misery loves company, don’t become a victim!
Too often, we rush through life only to realize we forgot yesterday. What’s life if we learned nothing from our past? To enjoy what lies ahead in our future. Take the time to understand the trivia we experienced in our past. Understanding our past struggles will prevent us from making the same mistakes in the future.
In Celebration of Juneteenth
BECAUSE OF WHAT WE SURVIVED, LET US CONTINUE TO BE STRONG!!
JUNETEENTH IS A NEVER-ENDING CELEBRATION!!!
Violence is the Enemy
Violence is the enemy gaining victory over the lost.
Violence is a mother or father shedding tears over a lifetime.
Violence is the fear that keeps us from enjoying life to the fullest.
Violence stops our children from playing hide-n-seek when the sun goes down in the month of June.
Violence stops grandparents from being called nana or papa.
Violence stops a romantic from finding his or her soulmate.
What does Violence look like to you?
Let Us Work Together to Stop the Violence!
Passing judgment on others was never bestowed upon us. Remember the saying, let anyone without sin be the first to cast a stone, yet every day, people look for things to spread about others regardless of who it may affect. How far has our society fallen when people find it ok to judge and hurt. Is there no love left in this world? We were created to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and heal the hurting. Not cause people and their friends and families pain and suffering. Stop Hurting, Stop Judging, and more importantly, let us stop the Violence. It’s easier to love than it is to hate.
#love, #stopthehate, #nomoreviolence
Recharge Your Battery
We often get so caught up in everyday life we forget to recharge. Take the time for a walk along the beach or a park. Enjoy time with your pet or pets. Browse a bookstore and surprise yourself by reading a book you usually wouldn’t read. Catch a funny movie at the theatre or in your home while relaxing on your couch. Laugh with family or friends.
FYI, it doesn’t take long to become burnt out.
We live in a society that has been enslaved by old family traditions for the holidays. However, it doesn’t hold the same values and purpose it did for our ancestors. In the past and previous years’ Thanksgiving and Christmas, celebrations have become commercialized. Companies and private owners are making billions of dollars each year.
We stand in long lines in department stores to pick out gifts for people we are not fond of because we participated in secret Santa on the job. Now we have to spend between $20-$50 dollars on a gift. We prepare holiday dinners or hire chefs to prepare the perfect meal for people we normally wouldn’t invite for dinner any other time of the year. We spend our last penny on gifts before paying a past-due bill. When most gifts will be returned in 24-48 hours, broken in less than a week, or collected dust in the closet until it rewrap next year and given back to you or someone else.
Let’s create new holiday traditions that can be passed down from one generation to the next. The holiday season is the perfect time to create holiday moments that will hold value and have a purpose. Creating new traditions allows others to see your creative sparks. Your virtuosity will open doors in others’ imagination and a new tradition in their family will be born. No more standing in the long lines and causing others to become richer while we struggle to pay bills.
My creative juices involved staying home, watching it’s a wonderful life, Christmas story, and the Christmas carol. While eating popcorn with the family and face painting in between.
How did you and your family create new moments?