Clarity! :)

“When you learn to listen with your soul, your life becomes larger.” ~Michele Harvey

It can take a whole human beings life time to truly understand what listening to the soul truly means. It’s a true journey of one day to the next, listening for that inner self that tells you whether something feels right or wrong, the voice that tells you to make the right decision even if your mind wants to do the opposite, this what learning to live feels like! πŸ™‚

While looking for clarity, one might ask what is clarity? Sometimes in life, there are words that don’t even quite make sense yet we here them used while trying to describe something, someone, or perhaps a feeling. Clarity is that feeling or sense that comes over you, when you something in your life comes into focus! That’s my definition of it anyways! πŸ™‚ It is important that we seek out clarity for those un-answered questions in life that seem to occupy our minds most often!

The metaphor I like to use and what many others use to describe the word “clarity” is water! When you go to a lake or a pond, you’ll notice how if the water is un-settle or sloshed around too much, the water becomes muddy and un-clear so that you can’t see the bottom very easily. However, if you let the mud and sand settle to the bottom of the lake, the water then becomes clear and settled again! πŸ™‚ Sounds like life, doesn’t it? At times, it is un-clear to know exactly where the sign are pointing in life, but then something else happens that causes your confusion to disappear and be replaced with that sense of Clarity! πŸ™‚

Today, ask yourself, “What part of my life needs more clarity? Do I have un-answered or un-settling questions within me? What do I need to do to become settled and clear again?” May you find clarity, and with it, may you also seek out the peace and serenity of a clear mind! ❀

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.”Β ~Jon Kabat-Zinn


You Have A Gift!! :)

“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.”Β ~Brian Tracy

As my Mom worked in the kitchen, I sat there and talked to her for awhile. Our discussion was nothing unusual, however it lead me to remembering something that I think we quite often forget! We are all born with a gift or gifts! They are special abilities or talents that we are given specifically to make this world a better place! Answer this question:

How often do you meet someone or know of someone, who has a fabulous gift but who does not make use of it? A lot of times these people are dreamers who share all of their ideas and logic with others. But what do they lack? Most often the answer I come up with is, C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-E what does that spell? That’s correct! Confidence! We all need a little push sometimes! πŸ™‚

It amazes me how many people live day to day, NOT doing what they were born to do! Point being, we all have a gift or talent! So I ask you today, what is your gift? How will Β you make use of it? EVERYONE is special!!! No two people are ever born exactly the same! We all have something that makes us unique from the rest of the world! FIND IT! Have you ever seen that car commercial? I forget if it’s a Nissan commercial or Hyundai, but the mantra at the end is, ” Life is full of rules. Be the exception.” I thought it was very thought provoking!

If you meet someone or know of someone that has a gift, I would strong encourage you to seek that person out and encourage them to start using their gift or talent!! I’ve come to realize in just 19 years of living just how short life really is. We must live each day as if we won’t be here tomorrow! Make beautiful use of your life! ❀ Let this be your motto, Settle for nothing less than your absolute best!”Β 

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrafice the gift.” ~Steve PrefontaineΒ 

We All Need Time Alone… :)

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”Β ~Joseph Campbell

When life gets too chaotic, what is the first thing you want to do? I usually want to turn inward, or be alone. Whether you take a walk, eat, read a book, sit in a chair, meditate, pray, or watch television, we all need time to ourselves! So today, make sure to take some time just for you!! πŸ™‚ A time to think, be with yourself, and process your life! ❀

For all of you going through hard times remember that there is ALWAYS someone you can talk to! Being alone doesn’t mean forever, it just means for a little while. As sad thoughts start to flood your head, breathe them out! I really like the term, “Breathe in positivity, exhale negativity.” Try it and see if it helps! ❀ Use this quiet time to process what you feel and figure out what it is you need, to feel better! πŸ™‚

For all of you feeling content and happy with life, use this time to think about improving you! Are you making healthy choices? Are you hanging out with the right group of friends? Friends who make you feel empowered and healthy? Use this time to make sure that all of your happiness is from a healthy and positive source! ❀

After you have spent time being alone, resume your life again! See how you feel! πŸ™‚ I always feel refreshed after spending time with myself! ❀

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”Β ~Ellen Burstyn

Happy Easter! :)

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”Β ~Janine di Giovanni

Happy Easter Everyone!! Whether you are celebrating the resurrection of Christ, searching for Easter baskets/eggs, or perhaps you are doing both, I hope you enjoy yourselves fully and truly!! πŸ™‚ Easter is such a beautiful holiday filled with pastel colors, eggs, and faith!! ❀ Today, let us be thankful for all that has happened to get where we are today!! πŸ™‚ Easter has such a special meaning to so many people across America today, many families go to church to celebrate this special holiday, while others prefer to take a more playful route and search for Easter eggs or baskets! πŸ™‚ It is so fun being together in special times like these, so however you celebrate this holiday, may the peace and love within each of you, bring out the peace and joy within others! ❀

“I have always wanted a bunny and I’ll always have a rabbit the rest of my life.”Β ~Amy Sedaris

If you are Christian or Catholic, may the peace of Christ with be with all of you! How wonderful it is that He died for us, so that we may have new life! Here is a bible verse for all of you! ❀

31 “He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” Mark 8:31

Seeking Out the Happiness!:)

“It’s times like these where you learn to live again.” ~Unknown

Do you ever wake up and read the news, or listen to the radio and think to yourself, “Now how am I supposed to be happy in a world where so many things go so wrong, all the time?” Is this you? This is me sometimes! Although I like to think of myself and all of you as a strong human beings, sometimes life becomes challenging for even the strongest of people! Perhaps if we restrain ourselves from reading about these things, maybe life will seem like a lighter load to take on! πŸ™‚

In the world we live in today I think it becomes a necessity to seek out happiness!! πŸ™‚ Your brain is special!!! It remembers almost everything it see’s, hears, etc., and it is important to protect that special organ! Let’s take some time reflect on what we’re watching, what we are participating in, and the life we are living day to day….. Are you happy? Are feeding your mind good thoughts? Cutting back on all the negativity could be exactly what you need, if you perhaps you are feeling stressed or sad. How? Read below! πŸ™‚

1.) Check out a joke book from your local library! In other words, read and share some humor!! Everyone needs a good giggle every day!!! πŸ™‚

2.) Shake it Off!! I want to thank Taylor Swift for this one! πŸ™‚ Shake off everything that’s bothering you and throw it in an imaginary trash can!! Don’t let the haters, fakers, heartbreakers, and players get to you!! Just shake it all off!!! πŸ™‚

3.) Eat some chocolate!! πŸ™‚ Just because it’s delicious and is the way to many of our hearts! πŸ™‚

4.) Spend time with the ones you love!! πŸ™‚ If you have children, play with them! Discover what’s going on in their minds! Take some time to view the world from a child’s perspective, it is quite beautiful! πŸ™‚ And for you don’t have children, spend some time with a sibling, a parent, a relative, even a pet! Maybe take the dog for a walk! πŸ™‚ Just spend some time giving the ones who deserve your time, a chance to enjoy your beautiful presence! πŸ™‚

5.) Relax! Kick back, soak up the sunshine, and remember that life is ever-changing! πŸ™‚ Although times are tough, we are survivors! We can get through anything beautiful humans! Just believe in the power of love, happiness, and friendship! ❀

“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.”Β ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh <—- Happy, by Pharrell Williams Β πŸ™‚

What is rare, precious, and irreplaceable? :)

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”Β ~Albert Schweitzer

The answer is, YOU!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I like to think of all of you as rare, precious, and irreplaceable gem stones, but instead of you being gem stones, you are real people!!! πŸ™‚ In my defense, people are infinatley more incredible, precious, rare, and irreplaceable!!! πŸ™‚ Do you know how irreplaceable you really are? I’ll tell you the answer: NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE THE PERSON YOU ARE BECAUSE EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND NO TWO PEOPLE ARE EXACTLY THE SAME!!!!! Β 

Just to make sure you got that, I have underlined, bolded, and italicized those words to help you remember!! Just think of how incredibly amazing that is…. We are all a one of a kind!!! You and I will never have an exact match, and that is a beautiful miracle!!! ❀ Β My hope is that when you read this, you TRULY start to understand YOUR incredible VALUE here on Earth!!!! I can’t believe the amount of people I talk to who are always saying, “Oh I wish I were different. If only I had _____ and I was_______ and I hung out with__________ and my boobs were_______ and my hair was __________………this list goes on for hours and hours and hours. STOP THIS LIST!!!!! Starting today, YOU are NO longer allowed to say any of that. WHY? Because you are PERFECT just the way you are!!!! Of course you should always take the opportunity to improve in activities, school, values, family relationships, friendships, etc, etc. But you, as an individual, I love you just the way you are! ❀ πŸ™‚

I have come to realize how much this world lacks self-confidence because of all these products and companies that keep telling us we NEED_______ in order to be beautiful, truth is you DON’T! Of course girls and woman can still wear make-up, we can still wear beautiful clothes, men can still use cologne, etc., etc., but NEVER let those products make you think that you need them in order to achieve beauty!! You are absolutely beautiful!!! You are rare!!! You are precious!!!! YOU ARE IRREPLACEABLE!!!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

“We live in a world of disposable things, but you are not one of them. You are irreplaceable, one of a kind, and there will never be another you. You are not disposable. Do not let anyone tell you differently.” ~Unknown

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! :)

May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
– Irish Blessing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Beautiful Humans!!!! πŸ™‚ Whether you are celebrating this holiday today or not, may the luck of the Irish be with you always!!!! πŸ™‚ Today we not only celebrate wearing green, shamrocks, pots of gold, and perhaps leprachauns πŸ˜‰ ….. We also are celebrating our lives and how far each one of us has come!! Some say that luck plays a big role in life, others don’t seem to think this! Whatever YOU choose to believe, remember how lucky you are to be here on this wonderful 17th day of March!!! ❀ I feel so lucky to know the hundreds of happy humans that I have met onΒ my 19 year journey! And I can’t wait to meet thousands more of you in the years to come!!! πŸ™‚ Perhaps today, you will wear a little green and celebrate your luckiness and happiness!! Maybe you’ll even celebrate some of your Irish heritage if you so happen to have it…. Today I feel lucky, blessed and happy, how about you?!? πŸ™‚ Have a fantastic day today!!!!!! πŸ˜€

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
– Traditional Irish Blessing

Realization! :)

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”Β ~Dalai Lama

Having Β a realization is healthy for your mind and body! Have you had a realization lately?! Perhaps you became aware of a bad habit you started involving yourself in that you want to quit, maybe you realized that you wanted to change something in your life, in the hopes that it would make life a little more enjoyable… Realizations can occur anytime, any place, anywhere! Why? Because sometimes having a realization in Safeway, is more natural to the mind because we are doing one of life’s close to every day activities than having that same realization happen at home while sleeping. πŸ™‚ Point being, realizing you need or want something is the perfect way to making it happen! πŸ™‚

Do you have a realization you have been working on? Are you trying to find ways to make yourself happy? A lot of time a realization occurs when we want to make some sort of change or our minds and hearts want to remind us of life’s most important lessons and focuses! Perhaps today you will have some sort of realization, or in other words, something that you find you want to work on! πŸ™‚ It could be a starting a Fitness Program at your local gym, it could be starting to read a book for school that you have to finish by March, or it could be something as simple as giving your Mom and Dad a call every evening just to check in and make sure they are doing well and to tell them how much you appreciate and love them!! ❀

Remember: Life is about improving yourself each and every day! One moment and realization at a time! πŸ™‚

“Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.”Β ~Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Digging For Gold, Reaching The Stars! :)

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” ~Orison Swett Marden

Do you ever feel as if you are reaching for stars you can’t seem to see? Remember that life is about taking a chance! πŸ™‚ Do you ever feel like you are digging for gold but all you’re finding is granite? Remember that beauty and opportunity comes in different forms!! πŸ™‚

Sometimes it is hard to keep coming up with different things to search for! At moments you can feel like your not searching for anything, but then something comes up and you find yourself busy taking on the next challenge that life has to offer you! πŸ™‚ Remember that although you may not always be able to see the stars, they are ALWAYS there! Let’s think of our dreams, hopes, goals, and aspirations as stars and gold! Let’s think of ourselves as the miners digging for our buried gold and treasures and the astronauts flying to the moon to catch our stars!! Life can be easier when we let our imagination be the guide to our reality!! πŸ™‚

This coming week, remember that you are golden!! Remember that you WILL catch and reach those stars, that you will find the pure gold that you have been mining for!!! ❀

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It All Comes Naturally! :)

“Nothing leads to good that is not natural.” ~Friedrich Schiller

Let all that is within you come naturally! πŸ™‚ Remember that everything comes naturally! Do not stress over life’s small and big tasks! Life is demanding enough and we have to remember that it all comes naturally! Whatever you have to do and get done, you will do it the best possible and productive way you can!! πŸ™‚ You are more than capable of overcoming every challenge that comes your way! πŸ™‚

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by how much we do that just isn’t natural? Natural meaning, no strings attached, no frills and lace, no money, or politics involved…. just natural! Hiking, walking, loving, hugging, dancing, realizing that life is made up of the moments that stay within our hearts, not just within our minds! We are composed of natural beauty and goodness! πŸ™‚ Let’s try to remember that if it is meant to be, it WILL come naturally! πŸ™‚ Just like doing your job, it all eventually comes naturally to you! πŸ™‚ Doesn’t it feel fantastic when you know that you can do what is expected of you, and also know that all you do, you do well?

Today, remember that all of us have natural gifts within us! No one was born without purpose! You have purpose and meaning, never forget what has meaning and what it means to do your best!! ❀ Have a fabulous day!!! ❀

“It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you.”Β ~Victoria Justice