One of my girlfriends shared this so I had to share it with you… So True.
Do you remember when you graduated high school? I know so many graduate every year, but this year, for my family anyway, there are quite a few graduating and embarking on their next chapter. Congratulations to you all on your graduations!!
High school can be fun or maybe not so much fun. Everyone has his or her own individual experience. But, none the less, we stick it out and graduate. And at the end of that time, you are asked that one question, “What do you want to do with your life?” And, many others of the like. But, not everyone has it all figured out yet and that’s ok. You just graduated high school, you don’t have to have it all figured out just yet. And if you are one of the few who do, well done. But, most don’t. So, if you don’t, please don’t stress. Once you either get into a college or start a job, you will find your way. Have faith and keep going. Enjoy a little rest after high school, but get back up on that horse and keep going.
Life is too short not to try, not to find something you truly enjoy and go for it. Just do it.
That’s the key. Keep going and don’t stop. Try to think of something you really enjoy and would love to work at, and go for it. These days you can make just about anything a career. You just have to figure our the steps to go about it. You can do it.
Have faith, trust in yourself and know that your family always have your back. You are loved and wanted the best for so go and get it.
Best of luck to you all and I am very proud of you. Keep up the great work, you got this!
Change comes in all forms and at any given time whether you are ready for it or not. Whether it is a passing of a loved one, a Change in residence, a Change in ones health, or just a Change of heart. Change is all around us. I know Change can be difficult, but in the end, Change must occur in all living things in order for us all to grow. Most times it does not make sense, the Change(s) we endure, but in order for you yourself to grow as an individual we must find a way to accept our Change(s) and overcome. Change can and will, if you let it, make you stronger. Sometimes Change can open ones eyes to new experiences, Change lets you see life through a new set of eyes due to a diagnosis, and most times Change lets one be that positive light to shine for others to see and possibly, just possibly, your Change will help someone else in need accept his or her Change and help hm or her to be stronger because of it.
I myself have had my fair share of Change(s) over the years. And many were not pleasant. But, though they were, at times, tough to go through, I held onto my faith and the knowledge the this too shall pass. Change had to occur in order to get me to the place I am now. A place of strength, a place of positivity, a place of enlightenment, and a place of mindfulness. Through these Changes I became more aware of the things I would and would not accept out of individuals, how they treated others and how they treated every other living thing around us. Life is too short!
Yes, I could have taken the negative roads, the roads that lead down a harder path when these Change(s) occurred. But I made a choice that I would not give into that path because that path was not an option and had no light at the end of the tunnel. Strength, Life, Light and Love were and are the only path for me and I try to share that with my family and friends when they ask or might need a little inspiration.
With that, I attach the below poem I found that can give us all the strength and light we need when it comes to any type of Change in life.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to read a little about Change = Strength. Cheers!
Do you see this view…
This is the view we live for, we fight for, we love. Of course, same goes for family and friends, but at the end of the day, this is peace! This is mindfulness and happiness! I know at times it’s hard to stay positive in the light of life troubles, a diagnosis whether it be for yourself, for family or for a friend, but being and staying positive is imperative. Why not be positive…
I am not saying I’m perfect and positive 24/7, but I do my utmost to be positive 100% of the time. I’m not hiding from the world, I just choose to see the brighter things in life and all life’s little nuances. Why speak negative about all things, even the little things and let negativity creep in when you can put a different spin on life and speak only positive about situations even though they might upset you. Just (as the penguins say) smile and wave boys, smile and wave! Choose the flip side and speak positive about life.
Like the Eagle, show no fear, but only great strength!! Fly above it all! May your heart soar like an Eagle!
Have an amazing day!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Myself, it was quiet and nice. Most times I fee like I need to be outdoors doing something. But then there are times when I just want to be at home resting and enjoying hearing the birds chirping outside our windows. That goes for social media as well. Most times I enjoy keeping up with family and friends, but there are times when all the media and internet is just too much. Sometimes, you just need a break from all that and head outdoors and leave your phone at home.
My day was Saturday. I was dropped off at my usual Saturday bootcamp class and ran then the 3.2 miles back home. Though it was entirely too hot outside, I did enjoy being out and away from all the hoopla! It’s mentally peaceful and physically recharging.
So, get out and away from all the social media when you can and recharge. Having our heads in computers and cell phones all day is exhausting.
Have a great week!!!
Being a woman can be difficult and trying at times, especially when you are told you have Breast Cancer (hereinafter referred to as “B.C.”). So many thoughts run through your mind at one time. I have a very special lady who is very close to me who has been going through what I went through. Though we all have different experiences, in the end, it’s the same. When I was told I have B.C. and then given my options of what to do, I only had one answer, a double mastectomy. There was no other choice in the matter for me. And like me, this special lady made the same choice. She just had her surgery a couple weeks ago and with her going through this, I can still remember mine like it was yesterday.
It’s a difficult but brave decision to make. For me, I felt that if I have cancer in one then it is very likely I will get in the other down the road so to prevent this from happening again, I would rather go thru the pain this one time and not have to again later. So, a double mastectomy it is – I don’t need these breasts anyway, they are just in the way! I say all this to tell you this, we all have our obstacles in life, but it is how you choose handle them, to see them, and/or let them handle or reflect upon you and your inner and outer being.
I understand it can be very trying at times to see the silver lining and be positive about life and want to give up, but in the end, why be negative and down when you can enjoy the sound of the birds, the sound of the ocean, the laughter of children/family, or the feel of the sun and breeze upon your face. Fight dammit! Fight and keep fighting! I know it can be hard, but that is what we as survivors are here for, we are here for each other and for others in order to teach them and remind them that life is a gift. So, have that faith and have that love and zest for life, LIVE. Why you ask? Why not! Why give up and give in to Cancer and let Cancer win. You fight, you enjoy your life and show yourself and Cancer that you will not go quietly into the night! You will not vanish without a fight! You will survive! Today and every day you celebrate yourself, your life, your choice!
In life there are some things that you cannot control, some things that you have to just trust in and have faith that this is the right path and that it all will work out the way it is supposed to in the long run. You have to take those chances, those adventures, those trials, those life choices to find out who you are as an individual both inside and out and when you do, others might not understand it while it is happening, but will respect your decision. Have no regrets for trying something new and out of your element. No regrets! No Excuses!
For me, sometimes it’s hard being away from family. I live on the West Coast and the rest are on the East Coast. It’s very difficult for me because I am very much a family and friend person. I love to see my family and friends ALL the time and it has been difficult. But, I know that through my constant reaching out to them, prayers for them and asking that they be guided and looked after, I know they have their angels looking over them with me and for me. I have no regrets, but I certainly do miss being there for all their individual things. Like I had been used to for so long. Thank goodness for the internet and cell phones.
But, Life is an adventure and sometimes you just have to jump on that train for the ride while still keeping in touch with and being a part of the lives of those that mean the world to you. Do not look back later in life and say to yourself, what if had taken that chance… I took that chance and have no regrets because I have seen and done many things on this adventure that I would not have otherwise.
You know, life is strange. You never know what is around the bend from one day to the next. It’s always an adventure. A friend of mine showed me a photo this morning that he took while he and his wife were out walking the streets of Los Angeles this past weekend. Granted, his photo has he in one and her in another (in the center), but I found a few online without anyone in them by Collette Miller and thought I would share it. Seeing the photos below and knowing that this individual is going around town painting such great angel wings is fabulous. Some call it “graffiti” and some call it “art.” Title them what you want, but I believe they bring peace, happiness, light, and a smile to everyone’s face when they see them. Things happen for a reason I believe and here you go, Angel Wings by Colette Miller.
Well we made it! Another beautiful day and to top it off, it’s Friday! Have a great day and weekend and remember to enjoy life and dance in the rain or just around the house! Cheers!
Everyone at some time in their lives have something going on that he or she need to be reminded that they are not alone. You are, in fact, being looked out for and over by your Angels. Whether you believe me or not, everyone has an Angel looking over them. They might be in a higher realm or they might be your best friend or co-worker. But, just know that in some way, shape, or form, we all have Angels in our lives. So, stop whatever you are doing, take a minute to sit quietly, relax and just be in the present mind-set. Enjoy the peace around you while you breathe deep breaths in and out with the thoughts of your Angel looking over. Think and feel positive with the trust and love that you are never really alone.
Before I was diagnosed the Cancer back in 2009, I worked out at my usual pace. I would do my running in the evenings as well as my home workouts here and there or tried joining a gym, but that never lasted. The gym part anyway. Once I got sick, I really missed all that I could do before. I couldn’t wait to be able to get outside and walk/run again or do a bit more cardio than I was doing. I missed it. I say all this because now, now that I am healthier and in a better place both psychically and mentally, I REALLY love going to my workouts daily. By daily I mean I workout 6 out of 7 days a week! I am able to release the stress of the work day and other things at my workouts and most importantly, I can push myself to go beyond my breaking point because deep down, I know I can and I am worth the push! My life, my heart, and my soul are worth the extra push.
It might take time to find your one true passion. It took me a long time to find mine and I could not do it with out my Coaches there at Gracie Barra Burbank, ToughGirl Bootcamp! Everyone there is so nice with such big hearts and the willingness to help you achieve your goals and then, surpass them.
So, take the time, find a great workout that you enjoy and then dig in! Go for it and push yourself harder than you did before. You’re worth it! I know I am!
Happy Day ALL! Today, like all days, is a day to say thank you for this beautiful weather (whether it is rain or shine), for your family, friends, four legged children, and life in general. I know at times you might not want to go out and do your workout, go to work, or even get out and meet people, but – remember that this day like all days is precious and should be enjoyed. So, just do it! Get out there and enjoy this day. Trust me, once you get out and smell the coffee and fresh air, you’ll be glad you did. I hope everyone had a great weekend and thus have a great week.