Reblog Wednesday: Supreme — I refuse to give up

If it’s one of many things that I enjoy doing, is reading a good poem. The one that flows and touches the heart. Those are the greatest kind. This one here is by a fellow blogger Sakshi. It’s both touching and speaks the truth on the reality of love. Because many times I won’t be the easiest to love, to understand, but a true kind of love will be there regardless of what life may throw our way – and as Sakshi put it so well and I quote,

” ….. To embrace me

Not only on days when

I am at my best

But also in distress

When I am such a mess “

And if you enjoy poems as much as I do, take a look at her blog I Refuse To Give Up – it’s phenomenal!

Happy Wednesday.

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I stick to my belief Love is supreme And the warmth of it’s heat Should dissolve every fear Vaporize every tear If we adhere For you will be there To embrace me Not only on days when I am at my best But also in distress When I am such a mess © Sakshi Gangwani […]

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Reblog Wednesday: When the holidays are hard…I see you. — WONDEROAK

This times of year is such a joyous season. There is so much to be grateful – even for the most smallest of things. I’m grateful that the Lord has continued to provide a roof over my families head and has maintained my marriage in tact. However, I am also aware that some of us have a difficult time with this season, maybe you experienced a loss of any kind, a loved one, a job, a breakup, etc. or have special circumstances for this time of year. You may have to work Christmas eve or day or have children that must share homes. So, as some of us experience such a joyous season, some experience a very lonely one.

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This post reminded me of those different things people still must go through. It also helped me remember to be present in my life and know that regardless of what I may think, I have truly received in abundance.

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To my friends who suffer during the holidays… I see you. To the ones that have lost someone and the holidays aggravate an already gaping wound… I see you. To the ones who have to share their kids with another home and the days without them are long and empty… I see you. To the […]

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Reblog Wednesday: Steve Harvey Cries Out to God in His Struggles: “This Too Shall Pass. Trouble Don’t Last Always.” — GODINTEREST – Christian digital media website exploring faith, culture and life

I’ve been keeping this post as a reminder that hard times don’t last. And I’m not only speaking in regards to financial troubles, but in general. I’m speaking about the times when you don’t feel good about yourself, times when you feel defeated, times when you feel lonely, times when you feel unloved and unworthy, times when you feel like things just happen to you and times when you feel like things are just never going to change for you. Those times.

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I’ll touch more about this later, briefly though, last week I had a complete thyroidectomy – or complete and total removal of my thyroid gland. This will mark my tenth surgery. And as much as I dislike hospitals, the smell, the cold air, the white coats and surgical lights, this surgery here was needed – but aren’t they all! I mention this because I had many moments that I wanted to put into question, the whys were so tempting. The why me, the why am I here again, the why am I in my mid-thirties yet feel like I’m in my mid-eighties. Those whys. Yet I was reminded of God’s infinite mercy and love for me. That he’s given me for one, health insurance, two, a great team of doctors, three, a supportive family and four, he continues to touch my life in a way so that I can look back and know that he doesn’t forget me – he’s right there with me! Because I tend to forget about him, I deviate from his path the moment things don’t go my way. Yet he continues to be so faithful to me. I also realize that – like all things in life, I can either see my illness as a curse or a blessing. And today I choose to see my illness as a blessing.

So, when you feel like you’re the only one feeling like this, living in a very complex situation, trying to figure out something so out of your reach, trying to fix something that just can’t seem to be fixed, remember you’re not alone – he’s got you.

And as Steve Harvey put it so well ….

‘Faith will get you through it because God’s going to make it alright …. because trouble don’t last always.’

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failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. – Steve Harvey

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Reblog Wednesday: I Killed My Scale (And Took Back My Life) — Everyday Magic With Jubilee

I couldn’t pass this day without sharing another great blogger and an even greater post! If I may remind you, Jubilee and I collaborated in creating Dear 15 Year Old Me Tag – if you haven’t read that, you must and if you’d like to participate – please do!

This post touched my heart and touched ‘home.’ I know this isn’t an issue women face, but something that both men and women struggle with – weight. The topic of weight, weight loss, weight gain, is a serious topic and one that needs a greater voice. As a teen I had image issues, I’m a Spanish girl and with that comes areas of my body that as a teen I refused to accept. Therefore, in return I made it my mission to do everything possible to lose weight. It was a downward spiral, vicious and dangerous. I went as far as using laxatives to lose the weight. Thankfully, this horrible routine didn’t last long. Today I’m in a better place, I remind myself that this body has incubated, nourished, and carried six healthy babies. And no, I’m no where near a size 2, but my family, my babies don’t see their mama in numbers but rather see her with love. They will love me as a size 2 or 20 all the days of my life.

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I killed my scale(with a hammer to be exact). Extreme? Maybe. Necessary for me? Absolutely. How It Started In the past, I have shared my process of o… 1,021 more words

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Reblog Wednesday: Pit Stop — Real Life of an MSW

This post here gave me a good laugh. I enjoy so much the comic strips from Real Life Of An MSW but this one here I just had to share. I’m not one to do our grocery shopping – shocker, I know, but I’m always so amazed when my husband does the shopping and comes back with exactly what was on our list. I mean, really?! I can’t do that to save my life! I mean I go in there with the thought of getting five items and come out with ten, that according to my logic they are absolutely ‘necessary.’ And don’t get me started on shopping for the children, I’ll go in there and purchase everything in the clearance rack because, well, they were on the ‘clearance rack.’ I know! My next mission in life is to stop the overspending, yeah, because it’s no bueno.

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Reblog Wednesday: It’s Ok To Have A Bad Day — MakeItUltra™

I share with you today a post from Dr. Perry. It’s such a reassuring post, full of truth and honesty – a must read!

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As a stay at home mom, let alone mom, I too often feel the pressures of being the ‘perfect’ mom and meeting societies expectations of their definition of a mom. This is far too difficult and overwhelming. I can say that these thoughts are also due to judgmental parents, parents wanting to scrutinize other parents, while they themselves don’t have their [bleep] together. The stress that comes from these thoughts and the constant wanting to be ‘on top’ of everything and trying to go the ‘extra’ mile to try to make others perceive that I am that ‘perfect’ mother can be too much. It’s also close to impossible for me to physically do that because of the chronic pain that comes from living with Chiari + Syringomyelia. I do try remind myself to be easy, loving, and patient, but self motivation can be hard on days where optimism is nowhere in sight.

I believe in having a good laugh as well as having a good cry. In being present and acknowledging your emotions. It’s not being negative, it’s being honest. It’s also not going by what the world expects from you, it’s what you believe to be what’s right for you. It’s also not pushing your body to the point where it retaliates and begins shut down. In my opinion sadness is also needed to truly appreciate when we are happy. How would you know happiness if you haven’t felt sadness?! These sad days will also be some that won’t last for long. And as Dr. Perry pointed out, balance.

We need balance in our lives, everything in our lives are teaching moments, take those moments and learn from them.

Also, knowing what to take on and what not, knowing what things are best to let go, because somethings are just not worth the emotional turmoil.

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By Dr. Perry, PhD “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I believe in maintaining a positive attitude in my life. But I also acknowledge that life is not perfect. It is impossible to live your life in an inexhaustible positive state of mind […]

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Reblog Wednesday: 7 Things We Can Learn From Jeff Bezos — Savvy 101 Life

I appreciate a good coming up journey. You know, the one where the person comes from nothing and is determined to make their dream a reality?! Because what’s a dream if not something that can come true – just a dream. It’s that mountain, that obstacle that needs to be moved in order for us to take that first step forward. Often times they refer to it as the push, that leap of faith, but whatever it is, people like Jeff Bezos are an example of the dream made a reality.

The post I share with you today is full of  interesting facts from the man behind Amazon. It is absolutely interesting and nothing short of amazing! And if you haven’t been to Savvy 101 Life, please go by, he’s full of inspirational posts, especially for that entrepreneur in us that’s itching to come out!

We often times have heard, ‘if I can do it, you can do it,’ well it’s true, it really is! I think there also differences between people like Jeff Bezos or Walt Disney or many others and the regular ‘Joe.’ They’ve had one idea that helped them rise in business and have had determination to see it become a reality.

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As many many know already, I started my YouTube channel not too long ago. What you may not have known, is that this has been years and years in the ‘thinking.’ Yes! What kept me from taking that step into creating the channel, well your guess is better than mine! But, fear is up there. It’s up there, along with self-doubt. If you’re thinking of starting your very own YouTube channel, my best advice to you would be, just start! You’ll never be fully ready and you’ll never build enough courage to begin, so just do it, and you’ll soon find your jitters settle. You’ll buy the necessary tools as you go, you’ll get things together and invest as you go as it’ll all happen with time.

I can’t even tell you what I had for lunch today, because my day is a little jammed with the good ‘ole mommy to do’s. But one thing that changed last month was my mind set. I began thinking one day of my ‘Nail File Friday’s’ here on the blog and thought about merging it into a YouTube channel and before I could second guess myself, I put the thought into work! I just started it one night. That one night has turned into 19 videos and counting. And I’m all for ‘hobbies’ and ‘having fun’ while doing something you love, but let me be honest, I have little ones still in diapers! So, while I’m having fun, I’m also thinking long term. My goal is to be able to profit off the channel, not tomorrow, nope – I give it a few years! However, the day will come when good ‘ole nail painting will bring this mama some green. Because saying otherwise would only be deceiving. Here’s to you making your dream a reality – big or small.

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The Richest Man In The World “The richest man in the world”, sounds great, right? But there’s more to say about Jeff Bezos than that well-earned nickname. It all started in 1994 with the decision of taking a step further from his already successful life. Jeff had an idea that wouldn’t let him sleep until […]

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