Dear daughter 

The day you arrived was the best day of my life

We were old friends by then and didn’t need any introductions

You knew I was your Mother as you held me tight  
You’re my little old soul who does everything right 

For so many reasons I love you 

I promise to hold your hand in this journey of life and let go when the time is right 

Thank you for all the love and joy you bring me
I am honored to be your Mother 

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.  

 

Unfoldment of the soul

“Look at what is instead of what you thought it would be”.  Sounds so easy but yet it’s so difficult to do.

False pretenses of where we should be in life and our careers adds unnecessary stress and anxiety.

When we compare our life to others we miss out on what is good in our own life.

The truth is everything we need we already have.

Once we let go of false indentities and concepts we can grow spiritually.

Focus on what is good in your life so you can feed your spirit and others around you.

“You’re gonna be happy”, said life, “but first I’ll make you strong”.

We have all been knocked down in life.   In order to be strong you have to endure heartache, loss and failure.  Once you live through the pain and disappointment you realize you are a survivor.   The definition of survivor is a person who copes well with difficulty in their life.

I have had my fair share of difficulties and failures which I’m grateful for. It means I’m living life and taking risks.  Most of these failures became blessings.  Because the lessons I learned were extremely valuable.  I would not be a successful woman, wife or mother if I didn’t go through the heartaches and headaches of life.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself, be vulnerable and reach for the stars.  Even if things don’t work out it will shape you and make you stronger.   Stronger to love, and live life to its fullest.

Readers do you agree that life difficulties have made you a stronger person?  Please share your comments.  So those who are hurting right now will learn that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  And nothing worth having comes easy.