La vita bella 

I open my heart and arms to love. 

I seek out peace and pursue it daily.  

When I see a happy person I smile and nod to let them know I’m happy as well.

I realize that life can be tough and that is why I surround myself with happy, strong people who lift me up.  

I run from unhappy people who point fingers of blame on everyone else for their problems.

I am love – I am joy – I am peace but most of all I am a miracle because I’m alive.  

I choose to live everyday to the fullest.  

I don’t have time to see what missing in my life because I’m too busy being grateful for everything I do have.

Today as you start your day or end it -remember to give thanks for all that is good in your life.  

Rain rain go away

I always try to find the positive in every situation, but it’s not always easy.  And some days I can not escape that little black cloud.  It can be exhausting trying to run from it so I throw in the towel and I allow myself to be cranky,  mad, angry then the storm comes.

When it rains it pours.  And all of a sudden everyone is having a bad day.  Why can’t I  just be miserable today without having to deal with everyones else’s attitude?!!  And why is everything not working out for me today?

The reality is attitudes are contagious.  And when we focus on negativity we receive more negativity.   When we focus on what isn’t working, we cause ourself pain.  Instead we need to focus our attention on what is working in our life.  Once we recenter ourself we can take a deeper look at our emotions and try to understand the source of the pain body.  By understanding the source you will be able to let it go.

 

 

Grace

It’s time to make that change that you have been thinking about.  You deserve happiness  in your life, not hurt and pain.  It’s time to listen to that little voice inside your heart telling you it’s time to let go of the pain, the people in your life that are toxic and any old habits that don’t work for you anymore.  Because the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

Life gets busy and though we may not be happy with certain aspects of our life we continue on.  Sometimes we make the excuse that we don’t have time to sit still and think about what it is that is bothering us.  But then in the middle of the night you are awaken from a deep sleep and that little voice is yelling at you “I am not happy – we need a change – something is not right.”

Are you strong enough to listen and follow your intuition?  I believe we have all the answers but we may not want to listen and make the necessary changes we need.  Either because we are scared, stuck, weak, or stubborn.  But deep down inside we know what has to be done to live a quality life.

It’s not easy getting rid of things that don’t work for us anymore because we have been doing it for so long that some of us don’t even notice how we are self sabotaging ourselves.  Life is meant to be lived in peace but we often may decisions that take away away the calm and brings on a storm of emotions and disappointments.

The good news is it’s not too late – you can still make the changes you need to live the life that you want.  As long as you are still living their is nothing you can’t change.  Humans are not perfect but we are part of the divine.  So we are much stronger that we give ourselves credit for.  We live under the law of grace our creator has forgiven us for our sins.  It’s time to forgive yourself and get rid of anything that is stopping you from enjoying life and living in peace.

 

 

What are your thoughts saying?

I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out over the amount of work I had.  I was in a funk and complaining a lot about the house work and the pressures of being a Mom and a wife.  Most days I was great but I had a short fuse.

Then I broke my collarbone and I was not able to use my left arm or hold anything heavy, including my toddler.  I felt depressed and sorry for myself.

As time went on I started to feel better and started to do more around the house.  The chores I dreaded were now rewards and accomplishments.  I gave thanks for everything I was able to complete.

Today I’m happy to report that I’m healed, and back to my normal routine.  The things I use to complain about are the things I am grateful for.  I give thanks to my strong body.  I give thanks that I’m able to hold my child again.  And I give thanks for my wonderful husband.

My complaining was clouding my thoughts and sending negative affirmations to the universe blocking what I want in life: health, peace, and happiness.

Studies show that our thoughts create our reality. Take a moment today to quiet your mind and make your thoughts your blessings.

Friendships

Friends and family are very important to me. Every Sunday my family comes together to eat, laugh and share stories.  

On the holidays we include the larger family and our friends to celebrate with us. It’s alot of work but it’s fun and the memories we make our priceless.

Many of us work long hours and only have the weekends to catch up on the housework and rest.  But it’s also important to make time for friends and family. 

Just recently I hosted a dinner party and over casual conversation was able to see a situation that I hadn’t noticed.  This realization will save me a lot of time and get me to my destination faster.  

By slowing down, talking, and listening I was able to see something in my life  I probably would have missed if it weren’t for my friend pointing it out.  

I know it’s not always easy finding the time to make plans, and putting in the effort to host does require energy.  But the benefits of being around friends and family make it all worth it.

So pick up the phone and make plans to get together with the ones you love and celebrate life.  You won’t regret it.

Live for today 

Today I want you to try something new and that’s focusing on the now.  Not focusing on what happened yesterday or what’s coming tomorrow but being in the present.

Don’t put off anything you can do today, make the phone calls to your loved ones, take time to go outside and listen to the birds chirp.   And forgive anyone who has hurt you – let it all go. 

The only thing that matters is today.  If you are crying about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow you are robbing yourself of the present.

Life is a gift and waking up to a new day is not something we should take for granted. Today is what matters, make it count.  Live as though it’s your last day on earth.   Because tomorrow is not guaranteed.  

Find your way 

There has been a time in my life that I believed that nothing came easy and you had to struggle to reach your goals.  Then the light bulb went off and I started seeing things differently.

When I started college I choose psychology as my  major and was struggling to  keep my grades up.  I started to doubt myself and wondered if school was right for me.  Luckily I just received a “A” in my international business class and everything became clear.  I quickly changed my major and made Dean’s list.  It was that easy.

Dating was another struggle I found myself putting too much energy in the wrong men.  I recall my friend saying to me that love doesn’t hurt.   When I started to date my husband it was easy and I finally understood what my friend meant.  Love should not be a struggle and when it’s right it feels wonderful.

Be careful not to put your energy into something that doesn’t bring you happiness.  Negative emotions are good indicators that it’s time to re evaluate the situation and make a change.  Whether these emotions are towards a relationship, work or yourself pay attention to them.  But don’t over analysis your thoughts take note of what your mind is telling you, find a solution and move on.  Most importantly listen to your heart for it always holds the truth.

Life can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be.  Don’t live inside your own head of excuses.  When you find what’s right for you – you will achieve your goals effortlessly.