Category Archives: You Can’t Define Me

motivation and inspiration

Shhh Be Quiet It’s Raining

Shhh be quiet
Be still and listen closely
Do you hear it?
It’s raining

Some curse the rain but that is only because they have never taken the time to listen to it’s voice. But if you listen closely you’ll hear it as it talks to us. Each shower unique. Hear it yell as its thunderclaps explode above you. Hear it whisper as it’s drops touch down around you.
Feel it as it softly touches your skin. Take it all in because rain is nature’s way of talking us, cleansing our very souls as it cleanses the earth.  Lighting the sky to guide us through the darkness, washing away the past and showering the seed to a new beginning.

Shhh be quiet it’s raining and there is nothing more beautiful than that.

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We are not perfect but this is who we are

We should understand that we may be:

Flawed
Weird
Moody
Quirky
Stubborn

That we have failed before and will fail again.

We are not perfect but it is who we are, Imperfections and all. But our imperfections alone do not define us because each new sunrise brings a chance to break free of society’s judgmental eye and step out of the box it believes we belong in. To embrace who and what we are because it is precisely who and what we are that makes each and everyone of us special and once we accept that we will be able to see that nothing is impossible when we put our faith in the Lord and dare to dream.

Life – The Continuous Journey

Ups and downs

Twist and turns

Endless roads and dead-ends

Life is a continuous journey defined by one experience after another. Not all these experiences are pleasant in fact some of them are downright unpleasant but here’s what we need to understand about those unpleasant experiences.  As much, if not more than, the pleasant the unpleasant has shaped us into who we are at this moment.  The key is how we treat those experiences.

Will we let it paralyze us with fear?

As children we feared the boogeyman but as we grew older we realized that there was no such thing as the boogeyman and there was nothing to fear. As adults we must grasp the concept there is no such thing as fear.  Fear is only a state of mind it is not real.  Many of us fear the unpleasant thought of failure, but failure is not something to fear. Failure is something to learn from, to grow from, to gain strength from. Failure can be our most powerful motivator if looked at through the proper lens

Will we let it scar us?

Yes, some experiences will scar us there is no denying that, we cannot escape that, we cannot pretend the experience did not occur. But we can embrace it. We can wear our scars proudly as a symbol of our rebirth, our survival. A sign that we fell but got back up and we are stronger for doing so.

It is only when we accept that all of our experiences are but stops in our continuous journey of growth that we will be able to unlock our minds and our hearts to our true potential.

Thursday

Good Morning all we wake to another day thanks to the Lord our God and that day is Thursday. Thursday! Yeah I know Thursday just that day you’ve got to grind through to get to Friday. But let’s make this Thursday one to remember. Go out be bold today. Do something you’ve been wanting to do but were to afraid too, as long as it’s legal 😄. Treat yourself to a gift, as long as it doesn’t break the bank.  Take that special someone to lunch or dinner. Buy that special someone roses for no reason other than to say I you love, yes that means you too ladies. Do whatever it takes because Thursday isn’t just that day you have to grind through to get to Friday Thursday can be whatever you want it to be. So make it great! 

Embrace the Positive. Discard the Negative.

Take a minute to take stock of your life. Identify who and what is a positive influence. Be that by their guidance, friendship or love. Embrace them and move forward with them. Then negative influences? Discard them and move on. Everyone and everything can not come along with you on your path. Reaching for the stars is hard enough by itself don’t let yourself be weighed down by those that bring only negativity to the table.

A New Year

It is that time once again.  The ending of one year the beginning of another. 

A new year!  A call to action! The opportunities to be better tomorrow and each succeeding day than you are today.  

A chance to break free of the mundane, to refuse to paint in black and white and between the lines but instead wherever your imagination takes you.  To paint your future in the bold strokes and daring colors it was meant to be painted in

A new year is the chance to embrace the truth. The truth that nothing is impossible as long as your faith remains strong and you dare to dream. 

A new year,

A blank canvass,

A new beginning,

Seize it, 

Make it yours

Because after all the future is but what you make it

The Journey

I traveled the long road through the tunnel of despair, depression and self-doubts, and emerged a better person. The journey while difficult was worth it because  you must look despair squarely in the eye to find yourself and at the of my journey I had rediscovered myself.  I realized that receiving the accolades of others, being recognized for my achievements may have made me happy but was not the key to my happiness.  I realized that while I was looking for validation from society the only validation I needed is from with-in. Gone was the fear of failure because I may fail again and its place was the resolve to move forward and seize the possibilities the future holds. I no longer put on a face for the world to believe I was happy but show my real face because I am happy. For in traveling the road back I found the keys to being truly happy, belief  in myself and what I can accomplish. The journey may have been arduous but it helped me to find the strength to discover myself and to believe in my potential.

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