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
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!
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
May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simon
We’re hours away from welcoming a new year, well, a day at least. Given the uncertainty of the past few years, I’ve heard some people say they dread the New Year, and just take it as it comes. Me, I’ve never been the one to make resolutions. 2023 will come in just as all those before it, bringing with it a clean slate, and new beginnings, giving us 365 days of endless possibilities. How you use them is entirely up to you but, if you’re not sure yet, here are four points you may wish to consider, your future self will thank you!
Choose to be YOU! Faking it is one of the most exhausting activities you’ll ever carry out. Trying to be someone else is hard, it’s so much easier to be yourself because you don’t have to think about it, it all comes naturally. If people don’t like the real you, then find a new group. If no one else chooses you, choose yourself above all else, in the end, it’s you, you have to live with.
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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
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” ~Joseph Campbell
Life isn’t always kind and definitely not always fair, it also has a way of tossing everything at you at once. With Christmas literally just around the corner, the season brings new challenges, the challenge of trying to keep everyone happy and in good cheer…..the challenge of buying those perfect gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. For the past few years I’ve scaled back on Christmas, the pandemic helped a little with that, but this year I’ve scaled back even more. I’ve taken the commercial out of the season by choosing my gifts wisely, buying only what’s needed and nothing extra, it’s not about budgeting, it’s about appreciating the season without getting lost in all the commercialism. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the joy that Christmas brings, and I still revel in the decorations, I revel in the feeling of peace, joy, and hope the season brings with it.
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