“Sometimes we can’t do this alone, and we shouldn’t have to. I relied on my girlfriends to get me through one of the hardest eight years of my life.
We have to remember to be that for each other. We have to be each other’s light. We cannot get into that catty stuff. We have to find a way to continue to lift other women up in our worlds and in our lives as much as possible. It is the only reason why I’m breathing.
I couldn’t have gotten through raising my kids with a husband traveling without my girls.”
487259 hours ago
Bloom, Baby, Bloom.
#Repost@designsponge with @get_repost
I wrote a really meaningful and important (for me at least) personal essay today. It was a deep reflection on the past, present and future and it felt so healing to write and put onto paper. For a solid year now I’ve been in question mode, with no idea what the future holds. I’ve been stagnant and stymied by self doubt and hesitation. I’ve been waiting for some huge sign to point me in the right direction and then realized that I think right now life is trying to teach me that those moments aren’t always so big and grand and easy to spot. Sometimes they’re small and cumulative and you have to stop and stay still and get quiet to really see them. Then I saw this piece that @morganharpernichols posted and it felt right on. Sometimes blooming is slow, painfully slow, and you don’t see it unless you wait patiently. It was the reminder I needed and I hope this might help anyone else out there who may be feeling the same as I do these days ♥️ 🌷
I really love people. I like really, really love people. You don't have to fit a certain mold in order for me to like you. We don't have to be similar or on the same page in life for me to realize how fascinating you are. You don't have to talk or act in one particular way for me to see you for who you are and cherish you. It's true, I love people so much that I catch myself getting lost in them--their stories, their struggles, their gifts, their preferences...their presence. I'm beautiful in this way, and I'm also flawed in this way, because I love people so much that I sometimes, unknowingly, let myself fade away into the unknown. For instance, if you know me personally, & if you ever ask me how I'm doing, I'm likely to rush through the question to try to get to you, because YOU and how you're doing is much, much more important to me. I care much more about you than I care about you knowing how I'm doing. I love to hear and listen more than I love to speak and be heard. I love to enter into the world of others & just...linger. It's incredible, but it's also terrible, because as much as I want to be a gift in the lives of others, as much as I want them to understand their value in my presence, and as much as I want them to be free around me, I too often hesitate for the gift to be returned to me. It's hard, but I'm trying. It's a journey, and I'm learning. Don't worry, growth is happening. 💫
September -> Now
On the left was a time in my life where I was trying to figure out WHY for EVERYTHING was happening. I lost my dog who was my best friend of 15 years. I lost a very close aunt very unexpectedly, whom I miss dearly. Was in the process of trying to finalize all the Illinois details. Just felt "down" a lot. My MINDSET was not with it. That's when I picked up my books, my bible, and my audio books again. Working on yourself is honestly the best thing you can do for YOU. Whatever you believe in (for me I believe in God, and one with the universe) there's a plan for you. You may feel like you don't have the answers of why certain things happening but if you consistently work on yourself, build yourself and others, I promise your life will come full circle and you'll have that revelations you were waiting for. Dare to dream BIG and dare to become the person you've always WANTED to be. .
Scrolling back through all my memories and seeing all the growth makes me realize all the work I had to put into myself.
Since this picture was taken back in 2013 I’ve learned how to appreciate life. My grateful heart taught me to look at my life differently and gave me enough courage to change things I didn’t like all while staying positive and adventurous in new or hard situations. Patience and compassion for myself helped me find it for others as well. Appreciating things I loved became more noticeable to me after learning how to shut out the worlds noise. Every time I’d find something remotely interesting to me I’d follow in that direction, little did I know I was setting down the foundation of my path. I am more grounded to this earth and will continue looking for the same type of signs that brought me to this moment. I will forever be grateful for the lessons, hardships, good times and all the people that left an impression on me, & the ones that continue loving me through it all. I will continue my journey learning, growing and loving. ✨
On the other side of fear is always a new adventure.
Never stop loving yourself 💖💖💖 #birthdayweek#reflection#growth
TOUCH OF THE WORD.
Topic: *SET YOUR AFFECTION ON THINGS ABOVE.* Text: *COLOSSIANS 3:1-2*
Now that you are born again, you are born from above and you are above all. You are above sin, sickness, poverty and whatever that is not of God that is reigning and affecting unbelievers on this planet. Because our lives and identities as Christians are now wrapped up in our relationship with Christ (Col 3:3). We must set our minds on spiritual things and let our attitudes be determined by things above. "Our greatest affections and priorities should center on things that will last forever, and our greatest efforts should be to store up treasures in heaven". If we remain true to Christ, we can be confident of our glory, honor and reward with Him in heaven (Matthew 25:21; 2 Timothy 2:12). Obsess yourself with heaven! The best is yet to come. *PRAYERS.*
1. Lord, help me to seek you first above everything else, in Jesus name.
2. Lord, help me to seek the things that are above, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord, I decree and declare that I shall not miss heaven in the name of Jesus.
4. Lord, thank you for answered prayers in Jesus name.
#CBFIM#Touch of the word devotion
#weareovercomers#Pastor Timothy Oluwasola.
#peace#month # greatness #happy people #december#church#uschurch#growth#newyearvibes#expectant
108 hours ago
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” • 🌻 •
This is #teambe🌻’s Mentor, this girl slays each day to make sure her team receives the best training, motivation, and help it needs to be successful. •
She has put everything within her to show us how to be a team. She inspires and motivates us leading by example....ALWAYS!!! •
Everyday we are empowered, and our hard work is always being recognized because to her there are no small struggles, even if we just post a picture that’s out of our comfort zone, she recognizes that. •
And that’s the reason why our team is growing so fast. I couldn’t have asked to be on a better team, and I know I’ll always count on her and the rest of the team to help me reach my goals. 🎤 @fitdaniluu
YOUR FEARS ARE TWO AND A HALF TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN YOUR DESIRES!
Just one mental block, like a fear or a limiting belief, is enough to sabotage your success.
When we experience these mental and emotional blocks we go in to avoidance behaviours and that stops us from taking action.
And at that point we come up with all the excuses as to why we haven’t taken action and why we haven’t achieved our goals.
Once you understand what your mental and emotional blocks are, then seek to eliminate them because once you do you can go on to achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible!
Get in touch today to arrange your complimentary 1:1 call as I would love to speak to you in the coming week ( #linkinbio).
308 hours ago
I know I said I was done with this outfit but in my defense it was the gray one and I need it for a reference point. You see yourself everyday so sometimes it’s hard to determine whether or not you’re making progress . I started my fitness journey 2 months after my second son was born and after losing almost all of my baby weight, putting me back at 114 lbs. I know that’s small for my height I’ve always been small so no need to comment . I had the intention of gaining weight and muscle but mostly just being healthy. I’m so happy I started taking pictures right away because it shows me that it is possible to achieve your goals! I know I don’t have the biggest legs, butt , or biceps but I’m making progress and getting stronger and that’s enough for me . My chicken legs have come so far and I’m so proud of them swipe for the before pics
I am super excited to share my first YouTube video with this beautiful spirit Alena 💛 We are talking about how to find Your calling, crashing boundaries of society and do You really need to settle? 👆 Write down in comment section Your thoughts and share Your experience, let's inspire! If You want to see similar content, give it a thumbs up and share it with Your friends! 👍 Link in my BIO @magikbilbao
Don’t get comfortable in someone’s shadow, at one point the world needs to know what you’re made of. 📸: @bogowogo
1819 hours ago
"Hoje é um novo dia de um novo tempo que começou! Nesses novos dias as alegrias [...]" Você já está cantando sem ver o restante da letra porquê JÁ ESTÁ CANSADO DE OUVIR essa música. Você já sabe, porquê TODO ANO É A MESMA MÚSICA.
Agora: olhe para o seu ano de 2018. E depois vai pra 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010... Sua vida está parecendo a música de fim de ano da Globo: Todo ano a mesma história?
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