P.U.S.H and Live in Eternal Gratitude

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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, and changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.  ~Neil Gaiman

Gratitude is something that’s encouraged, it’s something that we are told if we’re grateful for all that we have, it creates room for more things to be grateful for. How easy is that? It’s not always easy to be grateful, and how is gratitude measured? If you’re ill are you grateful that you’re still alive to fight the illness? Are you grateful for your family as well as the expenses that come with raising a family?  If you’re grateful for your job, are you also grateful for the long hours, the office politics that come with it, and being undervalued on that job? Gratitude is selective, we can be grateful for anything that we have but not everything that surrounds us. 

It’s difficult to smile in the face of adversity when it seems that adversity is all that you’re facing. I have always prided myself on living in gratitude and being faithful to everything I believe in, I believe in the kindness of mankind even when they’re not so kind. I lived in hope, love, and joy even on days when I can find none. I believe in miracles even when there is none in sight because I believe that faith takes us to the brink of our breaking point, then pulls us back to the point where that miracle happens. 

 As I smiled on the dying year, I was a bit apprehensive in asking God for a better year than the last year. On the surface, it was difficult to remain in gratitude and faithful when my world seemed to be falling apart. It was difficult to pray when my most significant prayers seem to go unanswered. But in all things, I gave thanks for each day I have with my family, each day I have to build my faith and grow in strength to face whatever this year may bring with it. My only hope is that it’s more kind, more gentle than the last, and definitely filled with miracles. 

When I think about all the things I continue to pray for, I’m reminded……

1. To be thankful for every day.


2. To smile, just because! A smile makes even the worse days better.


3. To reach out and help others with an uplifting hand, without expecting anything in return.


4. To remember that it is never too late to say ‘Thank you or ‘I am
sorry.


5. To eat ice cream often-lol! No seriously, eat ice cream. In fact, eat anything you want, this life is short and you don’t know when you’ll be by this way again.


6. To appreciate family and friends as a very special gift. Rather than a convenience.

7. To P.U.S.H- Pray Until Something Happen and pray often. 

8. To Take care of myself. I have one body, one mind and I don’t know how long I’m going to need them.  

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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

4 Things to Remember This New Year!

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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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Today’s Inspiration

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

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