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
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
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.
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
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
As you reinvent your life endlessly you should open your minds to the infinite possibilities that do exist.
― Steven Redhead
I’m sitting in my living room and looking at my Christmas tree so nicely decorated with an assortment of store-bought and handmade ornaments. The tiny lights seem to give a magical glow against the darkness of the night sky outside. I know it’s the 5th of January and Christmas is gone but I’m going to enjoy my tree for just a few more days. Charles Dickens said, “Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind,” It may be the 5th of January but I’m still in the Christmas frame of mind, minus the dinner and festivities. Each year brings with it, challenges, expectations, disappointments, and revelations, and 2022 was no different so I do each year, I’m holding on to the Christmas spirit for as long as I can.Continue reading “Life is About Inventing and Reinventing Yourself”