Move Away from Toxic Environments

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A negative atmosphere can affect human behavior and can make you question your ability to accomplish goals. We can have difficulties making progress towards what we want. There’s no risk in moving away from those toxic environments for the betterment of your wellbeing. GOD will always bless your efforts for the greater good.
― Jesus Apolinaris


Be Glad!

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Wherever you may be, whatever you have gone through or are going through, just be glad. Be glad because you are still here. Here in the beautiful world of chaos. Where there is beauty, there is hope, where there is hope there is joy. Where there is joy, happiness overflows. Happiness can be found in your dreams, your expectations of tomorrow, and your belief in miracles and the unknown. So be glad that you’re here, in a world where you can remain for as long as you desire. Be glad that your soul has visions beyond measure, visions that surpasses your own imagination. Be glad that you have the opportunity to enjoy whatever the day may bring, sunshine or rain, be glad!


Follow Your Instinct

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There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
― Judith McNaught

Reach for The Good Things

Listen, most people gravitate towards crap. They get a crap husband or a crap job, maybe a crap house or car. It makes them feel like crap. But that’s what they’re used to, so that’s what they go to. Plants always grow towards the light and the food. They are smart enough to reach for the good things in life. They’re not dumb. Don’t forget that.
Carlo Hart

Your Future is Dependent on The Things You do Today

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Remember, your future life is dependent on the things you do today. You can’t live the life of your dreams in the future if you spend your life doing average things. If your dream is to be fit within the next one year, you’ll not get there if you keep eating junk foods & avoiding the gym.
― Dembe Michael

You have My Condolences!

In life, you will suffer many losses. You will lose family! Friends will come and go, some into eternal peace, and some will simply move onto a different path. Losing loved ones and friends will hurt the most- You will also lose a few of your favorite things, a few pennies here, a pair of glasses there, and as the years pass you will even lose pieces of yourself.  Despite the loss, you have my condolences.

Life will knock you down and the harder you fall the more difficult it will be to get back up! You have my condolences.

There will be days when you pray to God you had passed during the night. It may not seem like it, but I  promise you, it may not seem so at the time but each day will be better than the last-You have my condolences. 

The pain you feel today will only pass when you decide for yourself what life means to you. The moment you find your why for living,  you will find your will! Until then, life will continue repeating its burning lessons- You have my condolences.

Throughout the echoes of life,  there will be many tunes, some painful to the ear. Some soothing to the soul. But it’s the painful ones that will ring the loudest. Those tunes of lost love and sacrifices will rock your soul and bring you to your knees- you have my condolences. 

One day you will make peace with yourself, you will accept your flaws, throw caution to the wind ignoring all those insecurities that held you back, but until then you will wallow in self-pity, continue to seek the approval of others, continue to impress people you don’t like and who don’t like you- You will continue to give more love to those unsatisfying souls who could never love you as much as you love them. You have my sincere condolences!

-Yvette N. Treco

Make Your Mistakes in 2023!

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
― Neil Gaiman

Prayer has the Power to Bring Change

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We’ve just celebrated the last week of the year, and each year we’re always hoping the coming year is better than the last, only to find out that the new year comes with its own challenges. It’s customary back home to ring in the new year in Church, in one of the ‘watch-night services,’ where we prayed for Good Health, Wealth, Prosperity,  and all those good stuff we want in our lives.  That’s just one tradition that has become a casualty of moving, to be honest, not sure I can still stay up that late anymore.  So many traditions have been lost over the years but I’ve learned to make new ones, and through ringing in the New Year with prayer and thanksgiving, I’ve learned that I can do this anytime, anywhere because prayer has the unwavering power to bring change. It may not always be the change we’re looking for but change will come!


Keeping Joy and Peace In the World

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I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.
― Norman Vincent Peale

Think First of Someone, Be Kind, Laugh a Little More

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This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.
― Howard W. Hunter