A humble request

Hey everyone so this is a little different than my norm.

This evening, I am taking the time out to ask if you could or would take a moment and vote for my oldest daughter for “The cute kid contest”

My daughter is 4 years old, she is bi- racial and often struggles with her hair and skin complexion. She is a wonderful, smart, caring, outgoing, funny little girl, by entering her into this contest I just want to show her that she is a beautiful mixed child and that it’s ok to naturally herself and walk boldly in her beauty.

so for those of you who can and will help vote for her, 🌹please click on the link below🌹. I would greatly appreciate it. 💕💕💕

http://www.thecutekid.com/photo-contests/20210728/little-kid-pictures-1627516591

“Your priorities matter”


“Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.”



This motivational story was found on “

“The thought catalog” see link below.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2018/09/motivational-stories/

Don’t look back.

Our lives are full of history, filled with past and present events, like our first scratch on the knee, playing outside, our first bike ride, Our first kiss, that first relationship followed by the first heartbreak, our first jobs, our first real taste of the world. All these events that have served as a brick or the bricks that have led to the lives we have today.

As adults, sometimes we roll back the curtains of memory and get stuck remembering the bad things,
It’s important to not focus too much or get caught up in the negative things that have occurred in life, we must be sure to snap back to reality and separate who we were then from who we are in this time.

Philippians 3:13 (New living translation) says:
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Though I believe we shouldn’t look back, I do believe that we should take the time to reflect, to remind ourselves of how far we’ve come. God knows that as adults we do get discouraged and need a nudge every now and again or even  a gentle self reminder that we’ve come a long way and that we’ve done things right along the way which should encourage us to stay on the right path

Sometimes we forget or lose track of why we’re still going, we forget what we set out to accomplish, it is In these times that we have to remind ourselves that the journey, although as rocky and as discouraging or as rough as it may be, is worth it.

As life moves on and continues from day to day and year to year, don’t look back, don’t let whatever the mountains are in your life cause you to give up, continue to look forward. Onward and outward because your destiny is waiting for you.

Allow me to leave you with this,  it was Maya Angelo who said:

I am that Tree planted by the River,
Which will not be moved.


I, the Rock, I the River, I the Tree
I am yours–your Passages have been paid.


Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need
For this bright morning dawning for you.


History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, but if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.


Lift up your eyes upon
This day breaking for you.
Give birth again
To the dream.

” The only reason you should look back is to see how far you’ve come”

To thine own self be true.

In Highschool one of the books in the curriculum for the year was Shakespeare, I HATED old English 😀 but I realized something along the way…..In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, the most powerful words spoken by Polonius before his son left to catch the boat to Paris was:

“To thine own self be true.”

Thats a quote that is so simple to say but it seems as though we live in a time when it seems like authenticity no longer exists because we let society hold all the standards. There are many who from day to day put on an act or a facade because they feel like it’s easier to be accepted that way, while there are others who have truly forgotten who they are.

It’s so important that we accept ourselves and always carry with us the scripture in (Psalms 139:14) that says:

“we are fearfully and wonderfully made”

the only thing that should matter is how we see ourselves because allowing the world to dictate our who, what, where, when, or why will surely lead to our demise. When we lose sight of who we are our Authentic self becomes compromised.

Before Steve Jobs passed away, he said:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”.

People these days are so easily influenced, some live as “yes men/women” they will agree to whatever people say because they don’t know their worth, or they are too afraid to see their own potential, they don’t realize that they are amazing individuals.

Each day is a new day to be open and honest with ourselves, it’s the opportunity to see ourselves through the eyes of those that see us for the beautiful souls that we are. It’s time to get rid of the negative thoughts and be kind to ourselves. It’s time to live in our truth, set the standard and let the world follow suite.

So I encourage you from this day forward to be uniquely you.

“To thine own self be true”

#Be yourself #BelieveInYourself #LoveYourself #BeTrueToYou #Be Strong

Inner Awesomeness… I think that you may have forgotten that you are awesome!

Hey you… Yes YOU reading this.. here’s a gentle nudge and a friendly reminder that You are awesome!

Inner awesomeness can be defined as self-confidence, it comes from deep down inside, it is knowing who you are, it’s having the spirit of compassion, it’s knowing the things you like and the things you dislike. I believe that this awesomeness is in all of us, but we have to tap into it.

Eugene Hennie said:

“I forgot that I was awesome, “

I think this statement rings true for so many people because over time somehow we lose our self-confidence, our shine and our passion for life and then it takes going on an inner journey to remember not who we were but who we truly are and find our sparkle again.

So, what can we do when we lose sight of ourselves or lose our way?

In a blog i wrote some time ago, I mentioned that we all have a story to tell, each of our stories are different but what holds true is that at some point in our stories there comes a time of reflection where, it helps us to see where perhaps we went astray and gives us the opportunity to ask.

How did I get here?
What happened?
What must I do to find my way back?

We can also try to pinpoint our purpose.


2nd Corinthians 3:2 says “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” Truth be told, sometimes we are the only bible, encouragement, strength, smile that people see from day to day, we may not even pay attention enough to notice it and that in and of itself makes us awesome.

So, whether it be a smile or an encouraging word, the next two questions are:

What is the message that you have to share with the world?
Are you doing what needs to be done to live in and fulfill that purpose?

In one of my blogs titled “To thine own self be true” I spoke about being authentic, being authentic is a big part of that inner awesomeness, it’s the not caring what people say and walking in your truth from day to day that makes us special, only those who are insecure find reasons to hate because they only wish they had your inner strength.

The very fact that there are so many who have this strength is awesome, I believe it should be worn like a cape 🙂 or badge of honor and shown to the world, I mean, after all why hide it?

I opened with a quote from Eugene Hennie who said “I forgot that I was awesome”. Well, for those of us who have forgotten, here’s a friendly reminder “You-Are-Awesome”💓 don’t you ever forget and from this day on don’t you let anyone dim your light.

You are not beyond receiving love.

It is my hearts prayer that someone really understands this blog.


It’s one thing to love and have love in some form or fashion in your life, but it is just as important to allow yourself to BE LOVED.
…some people feel like they are unloved, unlovable or not worthy of love but; the truth is… it doesn’t matter who you are, how far you’ve fallen, what your feelings are or whatever the case may be,the simple fact is that you are worth being loved.

You might feel like a screw up or like you’ve done to much or are now out of reach or place but please remember this.. Love that is real love is Redemptive!

No one is beyond receiving love. Each and every day and more than likely every moment of the day we FAIL Christ BUT HE continues to LOVE and to LOVE and to LOVE until we finally get it!!!!!!!! That is the definition of love, That’s what you call unconditional love, It’s not based off of Merritt or warrant but rather it’s love because YOU are worthy of it!

So today, know that you are so worth it… all you have to do is open your ♥ heart to let it in, don’t feel embarrassed or second guess it, be free to receive it, let love heal you where you hurt, let love wash the pain away, let love do a perfect work in your life.

#AllowItToday #BeEncouraged

You Have The Power

Today i needed to read this. This blog was written by (empress2inspire.blog) and it encouraged me much. I hope that it encourages someone else today. ❤ if you like this blog then head on over to Empress2inspire.blog for other works.

Among all God’s creations, we human beings alone have the ability to see the invisible, to do the impossible and to achieve the unbelievable. Many a times, we fail to realise that our real self is much more capable and powerful than what we think. That inner power or divine consciousness will give us the […]

You Have The Power

The 20/40/60 Rule (From That Great Philosopher, Shirley MacLaine)


(Disclaimer: this is not my work, I found it to be interesting and wanted to share.)


At 20, you care what everyone is thinking about you. At 40, you don’t give a damn what people are thinking about you. At 60, you realize no one is thinking about you.



I recently sent this little missive around to a bunch of friends and their reactions were varied and interesting. Many thought it was funny and even cute, but some were saddened by it. I don’t quite get that. To me, it’s the best part of getting older. You have a much better sense of reality and are able to deal with the real world far better than you can in your 20s.



In your 20s, you are totally paranoid and know for sure that everyone is smarter than you. Better schools and better grades mean they must be smarter, right? Not so fast. As you gain experience, (a PR word for “age”), you realize that not everyone is smarter than you are about everything. That, in fact, you are smarter than your contemporaries in a certain number of skills—whether it is writing, speaking, street smarts, selling ideas or creating ideas. If you’re an entrepreneur, you quickly learn to hire people far smarter than you — because if you’re the smartest person in the room, you lose.



Another thing you learn is that life truly is random. You can plan for weeks on end, only to see things change in a heartbeat because of situations that are out of your control. So focus on what you can control and let the rest play out. You’ll have a much more enjoyable life, and probably a more successful one as well.


Original link:

http://www.middlebergcommunications.com/blog/the-204060-rule-from-that-great-philosopher/