Sunday, December 29, 2013


It isn't always good to say exactly what you're thinking. Sometimes your words can cause much more damage than your silence. Choose your words wisely.

You must learn, then understand how to use what you've learned to achieve the highest or best result. If you don't, you will repeat the same lesson until it sinks in and you finally get the "big picture". Learn now and/or pay for it now...because there simply may not be a later.

Your experiences and mistakes don't define you, but they definitely shape and mold you. I thank God for wisdom and understanding.

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

Monday, December 23, 2013


Honesty is always the best policy. There is never a time that you should lie or even fudge the truth a little just to feel better, or to make someone else feel better, about what you're saying. Your words ring true when they're true. Know that some people will never understand that.

Despite how honest you are and how sincere you may be, there will always be someone who doubts what you say to some degree. That's okay. Continue to be honest and sincere, genuine and kind with your words.

As honest, sincere, genuine, and kind as you may be...every once in awhile you have to be frank. You have to say what you mean in such a way that a person does not doubt your intent. Sometimes what you say may hurt it should. That doesn't mean you should ever speak to be hurtful. It means that some people need to feel something to push them into action or change.

Frankly speaking, being frank can earn you the respect of those who may not even "like" you. Being honest is one thing. Speaking frankly lets people know that you have no agenda where they are concerned. People can respect a person who can be frank and sincere...not just kind and honest. It's something to think about.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Don't allow people to take you out of your good place, no matter what. People will bring their negativity, their lack of understanding, and their closed-minded thinking into your space (mentally and physically)...and they will leave you drained before you know it.

They will zap your energy, your smile, and your "feel good"...if you let them. Do what you need to do to get back on track. Pray, meditate, sip tea, listen to music, exercise...something. But get back to YOU.  Never allow anyone else or their energy to keep you away from your center.

Find your center.  Learn what it takes for you to stay focused and at peace - inside and out.  Make that a daily practice.  Then, grow, grow, grow!  Be at peace.

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

Monday, December 9, 2013

What Love Does...

Love is a powerful thing.  It is an action, a way of living, and an intangible good (a hot commodity, so to speak) simultaneously.  Love allows those who show and give it to others to be at peace and in love no matter the pain and discomfort they may face. Yes, being in love is so much more than merely a romantic notion.

Love allows you to see into and beyond pain to understand healing.  Love allows you to receive with an open heart without questioning motives and abandoning doubt.  Love teaches patience.  Love lends compassion.  Love is ever-reaching.

It warms.
It comforts.
It teaches.
It expands.
It broadens.
It softens.
It opens.
It accepts.
It forgives.
It gives.

Love. It's a beautiful thing.

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