Look Deeper… :)

“Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men, any more than fine feathers make fine birds.” ~George Washington

Interestingly enough, as hard as it may be to believe, looking deep into ones’ soul can be quite a challenge. Not because we aren’t deep enough, but because each of us are like our own individual planet. We have so many layers to us. Some layers thicker, others as thin as paper. Have you ever met someone in school or at a job and the first feeling you got from them was that they had been through a lot or were very “guarded”? At first one might think of that as being rude or disrespectful but a lot of times when we give people another chance and get to know them we find that some of these people are not merely what we thought they were. Sometimes they end up our best friends or they teach us something that others hadn’t succeeded at doing. When you really decide to look deep into someones life and heart you will find that each person you meet really teaches you something. Sometimes what people teach us is very simple but others teach life lessons that stick with us a life-time. Next time you meet someone new, look deeper. Don’t just scratch the surface, search for that sparkle in their eyes, the golden glow within their precious heart, or the dream that their mind longs to achieve. ❀

Moral of this Blog: We are often quick to judge someone by their “cover”. We need to replace the judgement and put love and openness in it’s place. πŸ™‚

“If we were as quick to forgive others as we are to judge them, we would all experience a much more peaceful existance.” ~Chris Lumpkin

Update and Peace:)

Update! I just wanted to do a quick update on YourLifeMatters! I have made a Facebook page called Your Life Matters! It is to help spread the word about my blog and to give all of you another way to follow this blog without always having to type my long URL! If you go to the Facebook page I give you the links to access my blog right from Facebook! πŸ™‚ Hopefully you will check out the Facebook page if you haven’t already and give the page a like! πŸ™‚ I hope this new year brings lots of life to this blog and happiness to new hearts and minds! ❀ Also, I want to apologize for not updating as daily this past week! With the holidays here, it brings family and visitors into town but the good news is that I am back to updating again!! πŸ™‚ Thanks again so much for all of your support! ❀

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

I thought it would be the perfect day to talk and think about peace! A lot of us talk about a longing for peace.. A peace within families, a peace among friends, a peace between nations, a longing for peace within ourselves. Where do you long for peace in your life? How do we find peace? Well, the answer is within You! We have to bring peace to our own hearts and own minds. A lot of times we find peace in sleep. Sleeping is wonderful for our minds and bodies because a lot of times it brings a sense of being with ourselves! Others find peace in meditation, or being with the ones they love. Some even find peace when they work! To find peace, you must first find peace within yourself. Once you find peace within yourself, you can then find peace within other people and within the homes of others! We can always use more peace in our world! Accomplishing peacefulness comes with being patient, happy, calm, and a sense of knowing that there nothing to be afraid of. Remember that to feel the presence of peace within your life, you cannot be fearful. ❀

Obtaining Peace:

1.) Being in pleasant surroundings! Surround yourself with positive thoughts and people.

2.) Visit peaceful places! Hike a mountain, walk through the park, squish your toes into the warm sands along the beach, take a nap in front of the fire place, read a happy book, play a board game, dance to your favorite songs, talk with a really good friend, join a yoga class, meditate, pray, enjoy your favorite drink while sitting on couch in Starbucks, warmly embrace a loved one, etc., etc. There is so much you can do to feel peaceful! Just ask yourself, “Where do I find my peace?”

3.) Put yourself in the presence of peace. πŸ™‚

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” ~Ronald Reagan

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:)

Merry Christmas Everyone!!! πŸ™‚ I hope everyone is having an incredible holiday season!!! πŸ™‚ May the love within you and your families shine and warm your homes and hearts!! ❀ It’s that beautiful time of season where families coming together, giving to one another, receiving from each other, and being thankful for all that we have are life’s most important gifts!!!! πŸ™‚ My wish for each of you is to overcome all challenges that you have experienced in 2014 and to start clean, fresh, and strong to begin 2015!!! πŸ™‚ May you feel the love that surrounds you each and every day and may the aspirations you have for yourself and others come to life with every effort you make to help those goals become a reality!!! πŸ™‚ ❀ πŸ™‚

All My Love and Blessings,

Lindsay Peace ❀

Laugh :D

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ~Anthony Burgess

This blog is a very simple one! It’s short, quick, and gets right to the point! Laugh!!! πŸ˜€ Have fun!!! Enjoy life!!! πŸ˜€ This a friendly and loving reminder to all of you that sometimes the only thing you can do is laugh!! πŸ™‚ I am going to give you a simple trick to learn: People can be really mean sometimes… We all know this from experience… So when we are in a situation where someone is laughing at us let’s try laughing with them! Learning to laugh at ourselves is a fantastic quality to have because when we laugh at ourselves it takes away the mean person’s power to make us feel bad! Once we learn to love ourselves but at the same time be able to laugh when we make a mistake, it is no longer the mean situation it was before. Instead, we are laughing withΒ  that person and in turn are taking away all of their power to make us feel bad! πŸ™‚

*Please remember that when we laugh at ourselves we are doing it because we love ourselves, not because we are agreeing to disliking ourselves!*  ❀ ❀ ❀ LOVE YOURSELF ALWAYS!!!!!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

“I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.” ~Elayne Boosler

Giving Back:)

“To me, giving back is so important. It makes others feel good which then in return makes me feel good.” ~ Katie Cassidy
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston ChurchillΒ 

I like to think that the effort we put into life is the kindness that we receive back. You know that saying, “What goes around, comes around.”? Well, that’s the principle I am speaking of here. I do believe that what you put into life, you will also get out of life too.

For Example! If you are kind to others, wouldn’t you expect that they will be kind to you? I have found that this works with anything! Even back when I was in school and someone asked to borrow a pencil, I could always count on that same person to return that favor to me when I was in need of a pencil. Giving goes a LONG way, my friends! It may feel like sometimes that no cares or appreciates it but in fact, people remember it forever!

I can’t make you give more or less than you already do, only you have that power. But, I strongly encourage that we all get into the habit of giving back as often as possible! Here are some helpful guidelines that I try to live by: πŸ™‚

  • When receiving, be gracious and thankful! Regardless of how big or small the item or blessing you are receiving, be grateful for it! And MOST importantly, thank the person for it!!!! No one enjoys giving and not receiving a kind thank you! It can be by phone, by mail, by text, etc.,etc. Just make sure you express your gratitude!!! It is SO important!!!!!!!
  • ALWAYS give from your heart!! Do not give unless you truly and fully want to give anything!!! Whether it be a hug or a card, give with everything you’ve got! ❀
  • People can tell when you don’t mean it. So smile and hold nothing back! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Be kind- hearted forever! Love the people who come into your life, for every single one of those people has a purpose! Give back to those who give you a reason to thank them! And lastly but not least, when you receive, be gracious! πŸ™‚

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

Letting go and Moving on <3

“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.” ~Jennifer Aniston

Have you ever had any sort of relationship end? Maybe it was a best friend you had for a long time or perhaps a spouse who you thought you would end up sharing the rest of your life with? Does your heart still ache a little when you think about them? Letting go of someone has to be one of life’s most painful experiences! Finding someone you love isn’t a small deal, it’s one of the biggest deals ever! It’s interesting, but I find that we are usually very quickly as people to just let someone into our life because we love, love! When we choose to accept someone into our lives, we aren’t usually thinking about letting go or saying goodbye. We almost always are thinking about the short term! However, there is a reason why we let people go. It’s not always clear to begin with and sometimes it can take up to several years before you gain true perspective on why something had to end the way it did! I do think we should try to keep in mind that people do leave our life for a reason and a lot of times I think it’s because someone better (maybe not better) but someone else is about to come into our lives and that person can help heal the wound that the last person left. Does that make sense?

One of the things I have learned so far in my 19 years of being alive is relationships are all about perspective! When you are in a relationship or friendship you have to constantly be putting yourself in the other person’s shoes and be trying to understand where they are coming from. Well, when you end a relationship or friendship the same thing has to happen. You have regain perspective on the situation! Eventually though we have to let go and move on. You have more than just one person and one experience in your life! You have millions of people to meet and millions of experiences that are yet to be had! How does one let go and move on you ask? By gaining perspective and getting closure (or healing the wound) on the situation.

Once you are able to gain the needed perspective on a relationship or friendship that’s when you know it’s time to let go and move on! By letting go and moving on, we are opening ourselves back up and telling the world, “Yes, I have been hurt but I have the courage to meet someone else and try again.” You will feel stronger and healthier when you end unhealthy relations! It may not be an automatic change you experience but it will happen over time!Β 

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~Robert Frost

Failure? I think not!:)

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~Henry Ford

Do you ever have those days where you feel like you are miserably failing at everything you attempt to do? Does “failing” make you feel bad? If you answered “yes” to those questions, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I feel the same way a lot of times! But I bet we also have really fabulous days where we feel like we could be on top of the world because of how wonderfully we perform our tasks! You know what else I think? I think we succeed many, many, MANY more times than we fail! πŸ™‚ Think about it. We get up every day… that’s a success! We go to work/school…..that’s a success! As long as you try, you cannot fail!! πŸ™‚ I am challenging you to wake up every morning for the rest of this week and tell yourself before you do anything, “Today, I cannot fail! Failure is not an option for me!! I am not a failure! I am a winner! I will try my very best to succeed and when I make a mistake, I shall try AGAIN!!” Can we do it? YES. WE. CAN! πŸ™‚ We’re all in this together and together we are strong!!! πŸ™‚ A couple things to remember when succeeding at being our best:

1.) Be Safe! Do not attempt things that are potentially dangerous or hazardous to you or your surroundings! You know what I mean πŸ˜‰

2.) When you see someone else having a hard day, try to help them see the bright! Tell them something great about themselves because you are a winner and you can help someone else feel like a winner too! πŸ™‚ It will make you feel FANTASTIC!! πŸ™‚ I guarantee it!!! πŸ™‚ Satisfaction guaranteed! πŸ™‚

3.) If you are having a bad day, seek out support!! πŸ™‚ Do not go through pain alone! You DO have people who care!! Including myself!!! Please seek them or myself out!! πŸ™‚

4.) Last but NOT least! The first step to succeeding or trying is believing you CAN!!! πŸ™‚ Be positive!! πŸ™‚ When you are negative, it becomes so much harder to accomplish things! πŸ™‚ Stay positive, upbeat, and bright!! πŸ™‚ I believe in you and you too should believe in yourself! πŸ™‚

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”~Og Mandino

Be the Light:)

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~Edith Wharton

Who are you in the quote above? Are you the candle or the mirror? Are you the light or the mirror that reflects it? Perhaps it good to be both! Spreading your light is one of your most special responsibilities as a human being! Spreading your light is a way of sharing your sparkle, your inner self, your special qualities, and your amazing talents with the world! Your light is what can lead you to special job opportunities, the love of your life, it can lead you to your purpose which you were placed on this earth to do! When you share your light with the world, you are giving the world the most amazing gift of all which is the gift of yourself!! You know that song This Little Light of Mine? It goes, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” That’s what we need to remember! πŸ™‚ Our world can become so over run with sadness! It’s not our fault that the media chooses sad news to report, but we can change our day! We have the power to bring happiness to others, to ourselves, and to the world!! Light can put out all darkness…. that could also mean happiness can put out all sadness, right? πŸ™‚ Today let’s focus on bringing light to the darkness! πŸ™‚ Here’s a list Β of inspirational people who brought or who are bringing light and hope to our world: πŸ™‚

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa Parks

Steve Jobs

Maya Angelou

Nelson Mandela

Malala Yousafzai

Mother Theresa

Albert Einstein

Ghandi

You! πŸ™‚

“Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love.” ~Wilferd Peterson

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within” ~Maya Angelou

Keep Calm and Carry On:)

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ~Ernestine UlmerΒ 

Perhaps you asked yourself, “What is the point of this blog anyways?”. Well I will tell you! Life is short, you have to party and live like there is no tomorrow!!! πŸ™‚ In other words, life is worth it!!!! Have you been saving up for a fun family vacation? Take that vacation!!! Want to change your looks and get a new hair cut? Get a NEW hair cut!!! Seize the moments that life gives you!!! Create memories that last a lifetime and never regret what was fun and exciting!!! πŸ™‚ Think of something you have always wanted to do and then plan accordingly to make it happen!!!! Part of enjoying life is having fun events to not only enjoy but to look forward to!!! Give yourself treats and events to look forward to in your future!!! πŸ™‚ Follow some of these easy steps to help you reach your amazing dreams and events that you are looking forward to planning, obtaining, and making happen!

1.) Think of the vacation or event that you want to make happen!Β 

2.) Research and figure out what you need to do to in order to make this event happen!! For example, maybe you need to open a savings account at the bank so you can save up for your fun trip!

3.) Get your family/friends together to tell them the great news about the fun event! Celebrate all your efforts and hard planning to make this dream come true!! πŸ™‚

4.) Enjoy your event and vacation very, very thoroughly!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Enjoy your life and the moments you plan to help make it enjoyable!! ❀ ❀

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” ~Eddie Cantor

Have No Doubts:)

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~Albert Einstein

Do you ever doubt yourself? Doubt is something that most humans probably struggle with at some point in their life time. Sometimes more than others you may find the tendency to doubt your ability to do and achieve certain goals. Well, my friends today is all about overcoming that doubt. When you doubt your ability and your worthiness you can lose sight on how smart and capable you really are! We all have struggles and battles that we have to overcome in our day- to- day life! However, you should never have doubt that you aren’t capable of achieving your dreams and goals. I fear that sometimes we let doubt keep our standards lower for ourselves than we should! If you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve, believe and have courage to get out of your comfort zone and achieve those dreams and goals! If you spend your life always doubting yourself, you may find that you feel “un-achieved”. YOU ARE SMART!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ Here are some positive affirmations to tell yourself and some helpful tips you can think about following! πŸ™‚

1.) “I am intelligent and capable. I know I can achieve my goals and dreams if I work hard and love myself.”

2.) When in doubt, make a list of all the goals and dreams you have already accomplished in life! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of just how much we have accomplished! If you think hard and long enough you will find that list becomes very, very big! πŸ™‚ (This is a wonderful confidence booster!)

3.) Surround yourself with support! A lot of times when we are experiencing doubt, it is because we are lacking a support system! Look around you! Find inspiration within each other! Lean on great friend friends and family when times get tough! It doesn’t get much better than a supportive friend or family member to go and talk to when you are feeling down or in doubt! ❀

4.) Be A Friend To Yourself! I really, really, REALLY want to emphasize this to YOU!!!!! It is so incredibly important that you are accepting and supportive of yourself!!!! ❀ When you leave doubt behind and focus on all your positive qualities, you will be amazed at how much of a difference you find! Think about it like this: Doubt<Self Confidence and Optimism>Doubt πŸ™‚

“If you are going to doubt anything in life, doubt your own limitations.” ~Dan Brule