The Sun Will Shine Again Tomorrow 8-17-18

In the midst of the battle, remember, like the sun that shines today….you will shine again tomorrow. Don’t give up – fiercefabulousfunny

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Aretha Franklin 8-15-18

Today is a sad day in America. We mourn the loss of Aretha Franklin. She was the Queen Of Soul. A force to be reckoned with. She will forever be the greatest female vocalist of all time. Aretha was a light that shined. May her light shine forever.

I cried when Princess Diana and Michael Jackson passed away. Today I will cry over the loss of Aretha Franklin. She was an icon. A national treasure who will forever hold a spot in my heart for the happiness she brought me through her music!!! She leaves behind a great legacy. I’m sharing my all time favorite song. I’m sure my kids will remember me playing this over and over while they were growing up. Of course I can’t post this blog without sharing “you make me feel like a natural woman”. One of the greatest songs of all time.

Long live the Queen Of Soul…..The greatest singer of all time!!

45 Life Lessons Written By A 90 Year Old 8-14-18

45 Life Lessons Written By A 90 Year Old

1 Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2 When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3 Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4 Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5 Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6 You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7 Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8 It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9 Save for things that matter.

10 When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11 Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12 It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13 Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14 If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15 Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17 Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18 Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19 It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20 When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21 Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22 Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23 Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24 The most important sex organ is the brain.

25 No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26 Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27 Always choose Life.

28 Forgive but don’t forget.

29 What other people think of you is none of your business.

30 Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

31 However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32 Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33 Believe in miracles.

34 God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35 Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36 Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37 Your children get only one childhood.

38 All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39 Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40 If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41 Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.

42 The best is yet to come…

43 No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44 Yield.

45 Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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Don’t Give Up 8-11-18

By Pastor Rick Warren

GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9 The Message).

When God gives you a mission, you can be sure you’ll run into delays, difficulties, detours, and dead ends along the way. They are a natural part of life. But you can be ready for them.

For example, if anybody had a right to be discouraged, it was Noah. Do you know how long Noah worked on that ark? It took him 120 years. Could you spend 120 years on a project without one word of encouragement from anyone?

Noah trusted God. And when he heard God’s warning about the future, Noah believed him, even though there was no sign of a flood. I bet there were many days that Noah didn’t feel like going to work, but for 43,800 days, he went to the same place, and he worked. He never gave up.

Don’t give up on your dream, either. Don’t give up on your marriage. Don’t give up on your health. Don’t, don’t, don’t give up. God is in control. You haven’t read the final chapter of your life. God’s already written it, but you haven’t read it yet.

The Bible says, “GOD is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9 The Message). God is looking for people who are committed to him and his plan so that he can bless them.

Open Doors

My problem is even though the door closes I keep trying to open it back up. This is a great read and great advice

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You are never left in a hallway with no opened doors.

So relax and know that if a door has closed, let it stay closed and look forward to what’s behind the next door opening.

It can be hard when a door closes, gently or a giant slamming in your face. It can make you want to turn round and start yanking on the handle, trying to get it to open again. But love, why would you, when it is closed for a reason?

You have learnt that lesson, gained the wisdom, got the gold star and now it is time to move on. Embrace it, rather than think you are missing something.

Another door will slowly creak open, or fling open wide – ready to take you on another adventure. Don’t try to rush, just saviour the stroll.

Look at the scenery as you wander to the next door…

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He Makes All Things Beautiful 8-9-18

As a Catholic, we believe the rose is very significant. The rose represents unconditional love from our blessed mother. It is also a sign our prayers have been heard and are being answered. If you have been praying for something and the rose appears in your life, (it could be on a stamp, a photo, a vase)….however it comes in to your life recognize it as a sign that your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Interestingly enough, the rose has appeared several times in my life this morning. When I saw this post I realized that maybe it was a sign that God has heard me and my prayers are being answered. Now all I need to do is sit back, trust and believe god is in control. He’s working behind the scenes and everything is falling into place. Everything is going to be ok. 🌹

Healing What Hurts 8-9-18

Healing What Hurts

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

When we are carrying the burden of our unprocessed pain, sooner or later it will inconvenience us.

Many of us are going through our lives aware of a well of pain underlying our daily awareness that we’ve felt for so long we aren’t even sure where it comes from. It almost seems as if it’s part of who we are, or the way we see the world, but it’s important to realize that this pain is something that needs to be acknowledged and processed. The longer we sit on it, the harder it is to work through, and the more likely it is that we will be forced to acknowledge it as it makes itself known to us in ways we can’t predict. Rather than waiting for this to happen, we can empower ourselves by identifying the pain and resolving to take action toward healing it.

The very thought of this brings up feelings of resistance in most of us, especially if, on the surface, our lives seem to be in order. It’s difficult to dig up the past and go into it unless we are being seriously inconvenienced by the hurt. The thing is, when we are carrying the burden of our unprocessed pain, sooner or later, it will inconvenience us. If we can be brave and proactive, we can save ourselves a lot of future suffering and free up the energy that is tied up in keeping the pain down.

There are many ways to do this, but the first step is to recognize the pain and honor it by moving our awareness into it. In this process, even if it’s just five minutes during meditation, we will begin to have a sense of what the pain is made of. It might be fear of abandonment, childhood abuse, anger at being mistreated, or some other long held wound. As we sit with the pain, we will also have a sense of whether we can deal with it by ourselves, or not. It may be time to work with a counselor, or form a healing circle with close friends. Whatever path you choose, resolve to go deep into the pain, so that you can release it fully, and set yourself free. Remember, it is never too late in life to heal what hurts, and there is never a better time than now.