Thankful!!

22 Jul

Do not invest so much of yourself into the happiness of others that when your strength is needed you have nothing to give yourself. It is important to love everyone, but you do not have to invest in everyone on a daily basis. Identify the people in your life that freely feed you and that you know are fed by you as well. These are the people that speak positivity over you and to you. These are the people that know you even when you are unidentifiable to yourself. These are the people that challenge you in a loving way because they want to see you grow and succeed. It is easy to let negative people slowly filter into your life. These people can be very charming at first, but over time you might find that you don’t feel so good about yourself when you are around them. This feeling does not mean there is anything wrong with you!! It is your spirit telling you to flee! The Bible says, “Do not throw your pearls before swine!”  This does not mean you shouldn’t help people if you can, but  you cannot allow people to help themselves to you when ever they please!!

I recently faced an opposition of great proportions! The actions towards me were shocking and hurtful, and I was left pretty lost (to put it mildly). Anytime I find myself in a place similar to this I always look to God to strengthen me through it and reveal to me something new, and BOY did he deliver! For one, he sent me the message above. I knew I needed to share it with you, because we all need to be reminded of the ways God shows us his love. He uses the people around us in many cases, they are like angels 🙂 Secondly, he forced me to recognize that I am a very crucial part of his body, as we all are. If I am trying to be something I’m not or if I alter myself to suffice others, I am saying to God that he messed up when he made me. In addition, I am denying my purpose and the gifts I have to share.

Friends, I am sharing this with you because I know you have all been where I was and I want to remind you of your individual greatness!

So here is your homework:

What part of the body are you? In your heart you know that answer to this question. What qualities in you do you deny for others that perhaps God wants you to let shine upon the world?

Be you because you are VITAL to this planet. Find that friend that loves you to no end and tell them what they mean to you today!

I Love You XOXO

Peace

22 Jul

“As you recognize that you already own the wholeness you seek, and no one outside you can give you more than you already are, dysfunctional situations will evaporate like bad dreams exposed to the morning sun.”~ Alan Cohen

Sleep tight my loves. I do pray that all your worries evaporate in the morning sun and tomorrow will bring you many blessings and happiness 🙂

Hello world!

21 Jul

Hi Everyone! I am starting this blog to create a healthy outlet for myself and others to express thoughts and opinions. I hope to start a blog that will make everyone feel as though they can discuss things in a safe and loving environment. Somedays will be deep and others will be light, but my hope is to always challenge and uplift everyone (at the very least make you SMILE). I am also hoping that this blog will help me to further connect with the people I love. I want this to be interactive and I want to know everything that is going on in all of your lives! I am disconnecting from social networks in the hopes to create a more honest and enriching environment to interact online. SO LETS JUST LET IT ALL HANG OUT!!!