Conquer All That You Can!:)

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi

If ever there was ever a time to do something you’ve never done, now is that time! A lot of times we hold off our biggest dreams and goals because we always tell ourselves the perfect moment will come! Guess what? The perfect moment never truly comes. As weird as that may sound, there will always be a reason you can come up with as to why you cannot do something. So why not do it NOW?! πŸ˜€

I really, really loved the quote at the top of this blog entry today because I thought it has a really great point! We all have to start small and become bigger, right?! More or less we all have to start from where we are and get to where we want to be! If we start by doing just what is necessary, we will find that we can accomplish more than what we thought we could! Because believe it or not, YOU are capable of doing anything! We do so much every single day and we for surely can get to the place of feeling like we have just achieved what we thought wasn’t possible!

We need to keep setting goals for ourselves! We need to keep being motivated! It’s easy to give up but isn’t it almost easier to keep going?! When you give up, what do you do? You are basically letting the world conquer you. You are giving into what you wanted to do. Do NOT do that!!! You are more than capable of staying motivated!!! You need to conquer a whole bunch of things in your life time but you can’t give up when times get tough! You HAVE to KEEP GOING!!! When you are lacking motivation, tell yourself all the reasons why you are NOT going to give up!! Whenever I feel like giving up, I tell myself, “You know what Lindsay? You are NOT going to give up! You started this for you and you are going finish this for you!” Don’t set your goals up based off what others want you to do, set them up because they are what you want to do!!! Others will always have the potential to let you down, but YOU can’t let yourself down unless you choose to do so!

Remember this: Winners NEVER quit. And Quitters NEVER win!Β That was a quote that was on a poster in the work out room when I was in middle school! Every time we could down to the work out room and do heart rate monitors I always seemed to look up at that poster. I felt like it was sign to myself that although times were tough I just needed to keep being happy! πŸ™‚

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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The Past, The Present, The Future!:)

The Past Is Over: “This is a new day, one that I have never lived before. I stay in the “Now” and enjoy each and every moment.” ~Louise L. Hay

The Past: It is never a bad idea to reflect back on life, the question really is, “What will you reflect on?” Well, you have a choice! πŸ™‚ We could choose to reflect on the negative…. but what about the POSITIVE! πŸ˜€ Negativity just clutters your beautiful mind with ugly thoughts! The importance of the past is that it prepares us for our future! ButΒ who cares about the negative? I will admit that we do need to know what negativity feels like, in order to know positivity, but I think we know what negative thoughts, words, and phrases sound like and we want to clear all of that out of our minds!! πŸ™‚ How do we do that? We eat healthy, we talk with passion and vigor, we do healthy and fun- loving activities, we love ourselves and each other, we strive to be our best every day, and we dwell on the positive!! πŸ™‚ Let us remember the great and let go of the bad! The past is the past, it cannot be changed, so why try?  ❀

The Present: Oh yes!!! The gift!!! The moment we all are currently living in!!! πŸ™‚ How wonderful it feels to be alive!! Right?! When we live in the present nothing can bring us down except the scenarios that life decides to throw our way!! But we are strong and healthy humans!! When you focus on the positive, positive happens!! πŸ™‚ When you smile, others smile!! πŸ™‚ When you decide to enjoy the here and now, you have been given the best gift of all, which is the present!! πŸ™‚ Approach the present calmly, but with confidence! πŸ™‚ YOU decide each moment of your life!! You are the writer to your own autobiography! Paint Β your canvas with the colors you decide and choose!! πŸ™‚ And if you happen to come to a bump in the road, there are people who love you, who will help and guide you in the right direction!! πŸ™‚

And Last But Never Ever Least, The Future: My Future Is Glorious: “I now live in limitless love, light, and joy. All is well in my world.” ~ Louise L. Hay Β  Are you able to say those words? If so, that’s FANTASTIC!!! πŸ˜€ If not, perhaps you will take a minute to figure out what it is that you need to feel like you live in “limitless love, light, and joy” ? Only you can answer this question! The answer lies deep within yourself! ❀ When you think about the future I hope you think words like: exciting, fun, curious, adventure, hopeful, etc.,etc. Hope is something we all need!!! You never know what lies ahead, but I like to assume the BEST is yet to come! However you choose to view the future, I hope you that you are hopeful!! πŸ™‚ Keep your head held high, a smile on your face, and love in your heart!! πŸ™‚ ❀ πŸ™‚

“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti

What Do You Tell Yourself? :)

“Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!” ~Dita Von TeeseΒ 

Tell Yourself:By Doe Zantamata

Everything will work out.

Things will get better.

You are important.

You are worthy of great things.

You are lovable.Β 

The time is now.Β 

This too, shall pass.Β 

You can be who you really are.Β 

The best is yet to come.

You are strong.Β 

You can do this.Β 

What do you tell yourself? When you look in the mirror, do you see a winner? Are you someone you can be proud of? Do you do honorable acts of kindness? When given the decision, would you do the right thing? Even if it meant making the “tough” decision? Believe it or not, all of these things depend heavily upon what you tell yourself! πŸ™‚ If your life depended on the positive thoughts you told yourself and the thoughts others told you, how dramatically would your thoughts change towards yourself and others? I have a feeling the world would become a much more positive place! πŸ™‚ How about starting now, we change our thoughts? Instead of saying, “I look awful today.” let’s change that to, “I am a beautiful human who’s going to have the best day possible!” Are you familiar with that quote that says how every journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step? Well, what if there was a familiar quote that said, “The journey to loving oneself begins with oneΒ positive thought.”? Do you believe it?  ❀

Think About This: One positive thought, action, or word can or could make all the difference, right? So why not?! It’s all about changing negative patterns to positive patterns! It’s about making YOU feel the best you possibly can!!! πŸ™‚

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~Lucille BallΒ 

Expectation! :)

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~Princess DianaΒ 

Do you have someone you expect a lot out of? Maybe it is your best friend, a teacher, or a college professor? Not all of the time, but MOST of the time, I find we expect most from our family members or the people we are closest to! They’re the ones we live with, tell everything to, cry with, laugh with, and they are also the ones we probably argue with more often than less because we know that the love our family and loved ones have for us is unconditional. When our loved ones and family don’t meet the expectations that we expect them to, it can create some discomfort.

As hard as it may be, I think lowering our expectations can be beneficial. But not all expectation, if we didn’t have expectations, there would be no goals, no reasons to strive for getting better! Expectation is important, we just have limit how much of it we put on one person. Expectation comes with learning to balance it all out. Yes, people will let you down a lot, but those same people who let you down and push your buttons, are also the ones that cheer you on, love you unconditionally, and are the ones who will help you strive to be your best! You see what I mean? It’s really all about finding a healthy balance, an in between place where you are happy and your loved ones are happy too! πŸ™‚

Remember to do and say a couple of these things often or when you can and have the time:

  • Say, “I’m truly sorry.” when you make a mistake or judge someone too harshly. Saying sorry relieves some of the pain caused, and allows the tension to settle a little bit.
  • Tell your loved ones that you are proud of them! πŸ™‚ We all need to feel appreciated for what we do! πŸ™‚
  • Tell the people you are closest to that you love them! ❀ Express how much they mean to you! When the unexpected happens, we want to end on the best terms possible!Β 
  • Encourage the ones you care about! It’s not always easy to be our best, as “weird” as that may sound… Being your best takes effort and we all need encouragement to keep going!! πŸ™‚
  • Show your excitements!! When someone achieves something big, show them just how excited you are for them!! πŸ™‚

So, from me, to you! I want to tell you that I am truly sorry for all that has happened that has caused you pain, remember that you are very loved and very appreciated by all who know you and who still have yet to meet the amazing person you are, I encourage you to keep being your best positive self, and I am so excited to see what life has in store for you!!! Your Life Matters!!! πŸ™‚

“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.” ~Ivan IllichΒ 

It All Starts With A Dream and A Vision! :) FEEL EMPOWERED!!!

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie

What are your dreams and aspirations? Have you ever had a “vision” or a moment of clarity where you said to yourself, “I want to make that happen!” Β Well, today I am here to tell YOU that YOU have the power to do anything you put your heart, mind, and soul into!!! You have the power to change your thoughts, to turn your frown upside down, to make a choice!! It all lies within your heart!!! ❀

Never ever doubt the power you have as one individual!!Β You are ALWAYS capable of changing someone’s life, let alone the world! πŸ™‚ Remember the importance of your presence in the universe!! Have you ever heard that quote, “To the world you may be one person, but to a person you might just be the world.” ? What if I told you that YOU were in fact that one person that makes my world a better place? Guess what?! YOU are that person!!!!!! πŸ™‚ You must feel empowered in order to carry out a dream and a vision and you now have one person on your list that is HERE to be that support for you!!!

Let’s think of some helpful advice to give to a person who may be feeling discouraged about carrying a dream or vision:

Encouragement!!!! Encourage everyone you know to be their best!!! Encourage all of their positive and goal oriented dreams and visions! Everyone needs an encouraging person to help them along the journey!!

Smile!!!! Smile at everyone!!! A smile is a small act with a HUGE impact!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚Β Never let anyone leave your side without feeling happier than when they first arrived!!

Believe!!! Believe in yourself and believe in others!!! ❀ Just believe!!!! πŸ™‚ We create so much power just by believing and having the faith that WE can!!!! πŸ™‚

Teamwork!!!! Together we accomplish so much more, than alone!!! YES! ONE person can be impacting, but that ONE person needs a TEAM to help him/her out in succeeding at all they do!!!! πŸ™‚

REMEMBER: It All Starts With A Dream and A Vision! ❀ Dream big!!! Believe in yourself!!! Believe in others!!! Be grateful for all that you have!!! Create positive thoughts!!! Spread happiness EVERYWHERE YOU GO!!!! πŸ™‚

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” ~ Dr. Steve Maraboli

Talk About It! :)

“Talking is always positive. That’s why I talk too much.” ~Louis C.K.

Do you enjoy talking to a great friend? To someone who cares and listens to what you have to say? We talk all the time, every day, to so many different people! Sometimes we are talking to our parents, our teachers, our kids, our spouse, our friends, etc., etc. But do you pay attention to how you talk? Do you really listen to what others are telling you? Do you make eye contact and let the other person know you are listening?
Talking is typically our biggest form of communication and with technology these days, sometimes I feel like we just don’t do enough of it! Also, it’s super important to feel like you can talk! Isn’t it? Imagine how much we would keep bottled up inside if we didn’t talk about how we felt, what we did, and who we saw in our day! This evening, really reflect on who you talked to today, how much you talked, how much they talked, and how pleasant your conversation was! TALKING IS IMPORTANT!!!! It is so important that you as a wonderful individual know that you CAN talk!! Sometimes we get so distracted in our own world with our texting and IM’ing, and all that we do over a screen and keyboard that sometimes we forget about the people sitting right next to us! πŸ™‚ Make sure you ask how someone else’s day was! It could make all the difference in the their world and also in yours! πŸ™‚
I could guess that most of us, if not all of us, probably met our best of friends by simple words like, “Hello!” and “What’s your name?” Perhaps you met them by something funny that happened! I have met many wonderful people that way but it all starts with a positive conversation and a gesture of kindness!! πŸ™‚ Just take some time to reflect on how much you talk to people, face to face! It is so healthy to say how you feel, how you are doing, and what you are proud of and then to ask the same of someone else! We all need friends and family to talk to! πŸ™‚
Remember: The less you think, the more you talk!Β 
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.” ~ Anatole France

Let’s Think About Assumption! :)

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.” ~Orville Wright

Sometimes we assume the right things! Have you ever assumed something wrong? Or in other words, you thought one thing but what was true was really opposite of what you thought? How did you feel after you knew what had really happened? Maybe you were pleased with the outcome? Or perhaps you felt a bit sheepish about assuming the wrong thing?….

Let’s work on this! I think this happens a lot and can lead to us lashing out at someone, or getting angry, or hurting someone that perhaps didn’t even do what we thought they’d done. A lot of times I find that we are quick to assume that someone doesn’t like us because of a certain look they give to us or because of how they act when we are around them. I think it can be easy to assume because we are quick to want answers. It is a natural human “want” to feel the need to know everything! πŸ™‚ It is in no way wrong to feel that way, it is normal!

Perhaps we can try to channel some of the negative energy we put into assuming what people don’t like about us, or anything we might assume, and try to practice patience! ❀ It’s just a thought, but perhaps we focus too much energy on trying to know or figure out when we really should just let be, what is. Β Here are just a few suggestions:

1.) Have patience! What you want to know will come to you!

2.) It is never wrong to question! If you have a question about someone, ask them! You really will only know by asking the person themselves! πŸ™‚

3.) Do not assume negative is being said or thought about you. Remember that you are a beautiful human and that if people stoop so low as to make you feel bad about yourself, they are not worth your time!!! Don’t even give them the time of day! Be STRONG!!

Moral of This Blog: I wanted to give you this topic to think about. Assuming can really hurt. Especially when it comes to rumoring. Do not let anyone tell you something about someone without getting the facts from the person themselves. Β 

Think about it. πŸ™‚

“The assumptions you make about someone should never be based on what you heard.” ~ Unknown

Equality!! :)

“When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.” ~Taylor SwiftΒ  Have you ever seen someone being hurt? Physically, verbally, mentally, or emotionally? Does it break your heart like it does mine when you think of all the bullying and hurtful comments that are said and done every day? What if there was something we could do? What if we tried to stick up for the people who maybe just need some of our help. What if all they needed was a little strength and encouragement from a friend or family member?

Starting today, let us eliminate bullying, discrimination, and meanness. I say we stick up for one another no matter who we are and where we come from! We should try and treat everyone as an equal! Because this is what friends do, this is what good people do, this kind of behavior is what makes someone a hero!! πŸ™‚ Anyone has the power to change!! That is what makes us beautiful humans!!!! ❀

Being different is NOT a bad thing!!! Some how, long ago, back in time, the idea came about that we all need to be the same, think the same, act the same, and look the same in order to be okay! We’ve come a long way from those days, but there is still a lot of bullying that happens and I want us, as a strong group of people to help stop bullying! Taylor Swift, has a fantastic quote that she once said which is, “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.” I agree with her on this one! πŸ™‚ It all starts with one person and that one person is YOU! We cannot change anyone else but ourselves but we can certainly be symbols of EQUALITY! Here’s an acrostic poem of what I believe the meaning of Equality symbolizes! πŸ™‚

Equal Kindness!

Quality Humans!

Unity As A Group!

Act Amazing!

Love Yourself and Each Other! ❀

Integrity! Have Some! πŸ™‚

Time! There’s Plenty Of It To Make A Difference!

YOU! It All Starts With You!! πŸ˜€

Have an incredible and beautiful day, beautiful humans! πŸ™‚

“Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass and/or our hearts, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in.” ~Tabatha Coffey

A Poem To You, From Me! :)

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

Every Day ❀

By Lindsay Peace Β πŸ™‚

Refresh your mind each morning,

Don’t let life get in your way,

Hold your arms up towards the sun,

Love your life, every day,

Hang out with your friends,

Read your favorite magazine,

Create and make great memories,

Don’t be afraid to smile and dream,

Your life is all about you,

Love your friends and family,

Rejoice in what makes you happy,

Await new blessings patiently,

Support yourself and the ones you love,

Treat yourself to special things,

Treasure the happy little moments,

Life is full of rejuvenating blessings!

You’re a beautiful human,

Share and spread your bright light,

May love fill your wonderful heart,

May all you do be right,

Relax and watch the sunset,

Say a happy prayer before you go to bed,

Let go of all negativity,

May positivity fill your head ❀

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” ~William ShakespeareΒ