Sunday, September 26, 2010


With a heart bigger than average, sometimes we do things beyond the limits of others' willingness.  Sometimes people see the goodness in you and try to grab and hold onto all they can...however they can.  At these times it's very important that you see the whole picture.  Is the situation best for you or them?  Is it something you want or something someone else wants?

Sometimes it's best to stand up and be the bigger person.  You may have to be the one to decide if it's time to walk away.  You may have to be the one to decide if it's time for a situation to change.  Don't be afraid of how it feels to make the decisions...someone has to do it.  Why not you?

Being the bigger person with the bigger heart doesn't always feel as if it will pay off in a bigger way...but it will.  Just be patient.  What is yours will be was created especially for you.  Whether it be a job, a car, a home, or a friendship.  The bigger the heart, the bigger the sacrifice...the bigger the blessing.  Hold on.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Now and Then

Things learn and move on.  Sometimes, things move on and forget.  Other times, things remember and get stuck.  Every now and then something lingers...keeps you attached to a specific moment, incident, or memory.  Then, it was okay to think about what was going it's time to move forward.

Every occurrence in our lives isn't meant to be a positive one.  Nevertheless, overall (negative or positive) all things are meant for our good.  Some negative things come our way simply to reassure us of the strength and power we times we forget.  Some things come our way just to reaffirm or reassert our appreciation for our lives and what we have.  Even still...every now and then we just can not let go of what already took place.

Every now and then, you start a book that you don't finish.  You may eventually get around to finishing it, but you didn't go from cover-to-cover in one or a few sittings.  When you're reading your book, you place it face down to go grab a bite, answer the phone, use the bathroom, or even simply to take a little break from the words.  Sometimes that book may sit awhile longer before you get back to it.  That unfinished or abandoned book is your now...the distractions are your then.  

Don't become so preoccupied with your past that your present and future sit before you without you playing an active role in it.  Don't let life happen to it.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Mile A Minute

Sometimes it moves faster than a speeding bullet;
racing, racing...but with nowhere to go.

Sometimes it's just as calm and serene;
like a lake on a sunny day.

Sometimes it keeps you up at night;
calculating, figuring, ticking...or whatever.

All I know is this...

When my mind gets hold of an idea or problem, I can't let it go.
It moves a mile a minute; like the mouths of an auditorium full of high school kids waiting for an assembly to begin.

When you have times like this, grab a pen or pencil and some paper...get to a computer.
Record your thoughts.

It helps to be able to look at your thinking on paper; to see where your mind is taking you.
Then pray...don't simply follow your thoughts.  Set them straight and eliminate doubt and fear.
...and keep moving forward

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Just Love

Things seem really bad nothing worse could happen.  Sometimes life comes at you hard and fast...and gets you down when you'd least expect it.  Just love.

There are times when it feels as if you're all alone in all that you do.  Sometimes you choose to keep your thoughts to yourself and only allow others to see what you deem as safe for them to see.  Just love.

At times, things become difficult to cope with...pain, loss, grief, great responsibilities.  Sometimes you have to give of yourself wholeheartedly...even though it may feel as if you have nothing left to give.  Just love.

Love despite the difficulty.  Love despite the pain.  Love despite adversity.  Love will lighten your load.  Love will make things a little easier to bear.  Love will allow you to smile, to laugh, and to continue to live.  Just love.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Promises were made and meant to be kept...not broken.  Words are very powerful and can hurt or help a person or any given situation once spoken.  Once released into the atmosphere, you can't take them back.  Once believed in your heart, they can't be changed.  Once experienced through your living, they become part of your reality.

It's as easy as pie to brighten someone's day with a hello or good morning.  It's just as easy to dampen someone's day or mood with words that carry negativity and pessimism.  If you can't quite grasp it yet...learn, begin to understand, and know the weight that words carry.  A thought is the beginning of the process.  Spoken word sets the thought in motion and is always followed with an action or inaction. for the mind.  Keep your words sweet and tender...for you may have to eat them one day.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Who are you to say what's weird?  So what...your dress, attitude, hairstyle, or taste may not be the same as the next person.  This difference doesn't make your opinion or style any better or worse than anyone else's.  We were created differently; yet similar...for a reason.

Our differences make us unique.  Our similarities help us relate to one another and unify us.  Our talents make us useful to one another...dependent upon each other.  Our varying perspectives help us learn from one another.  So who's the weirdo?

Yes, I'm different from you.  One day you or someone else may need the very characteristics, features, flaws - the tools - that make me help in some way.  I may need your insight from living a rough life or your finesse to better deal with a situation.  You may need my bubbly personality to help you deal with hard make you smile.  Someone may need my big heart to help them along the way.

Whatever the difference may be...don't be so ready and willing to label the next person.  You just may be the weirdo in the room!

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Life is full and bursting with energy.  Sometimes it seems as if you don't have enough energy to last through the day.  At other times it feels like you don't have enough to do with all the energy surging through you!  In love, the energy is positive...otherwise, it's negative.

Positive energy promotes life, love, and well-being.  Negative energy tears down that which is built with positivity.  Positive energy smiles when negativity frowns upon you.  Positive energy speaks to your faith when negativity whispers to your fear.  Positivity opens doors and levels the playing field when negativity drops you in the middle of chaos.

Energy is all around you...everyday, every minute, and every second.  How will you use your energy?  Will you allow others' energy to tear you down?  Will you channel your energy into hurt or help?  Energy is ever-flowing and aren't. 

Live and choose wisely.  Be a conduit for positivity and empowerment.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


It's a wonderful thing to want to live and love.  It's lovely to receive blessings and to give them out in return.  It's fantastic to desire and have your desires fulfilled.  It's marvelous to live out your dreams.  It's just grand to know what you want...and know that you're going to get it.

At times, you don't know which way to go...left, right, or straight ahead.  Sometimes you don't know up from down.  Sometimes you have so many options/choices that may all seem good...and you don't know which one to choose.  Sometimes you have no clue what you want.  Sometimes you have no idea about the road before you...and it's ok.

It's perfectly normal to have ambitions...not knowing what to do first.  It's ok to have enormous ideas...knowing someone else needs to bring them to fruition.  It's ok to want...everything.  It's ok to see so much and to want it all.  Just know that all of it isn't for you.  What is for for you.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.