Peace in being different

How grateful I am to be the person I feel I was destined to be!

Don’t get me wrong, I am most definitely a work in progress! I want to always learn and grow, especially from my many mistakes. My mistakes have rounded out the sharp edges of my personality, and have given me growth.

One big mistake that I feel most of us make is trying so hard to fit into a mold that we don’t belong to. Again, it’s never wrong to continually work on our flaws, but to know deep down in our hearts that we were created to be one of a kind and different from the rest of the world.

I am learning constantly about appreciating every bit of myself. Flaws and all!

I think we will go in the right direction if we speak kinder to others and especially to ourselves. We hear and process what we say about ourselves more than what others have to say.

So my challenge for you and me is to be mindful of our thoughts and words, they matter more than we know!

Love,

M

What is your “End Game?”

I watched “End Game” with some family the other day. I came away feeling much different than I had expected.

Movies help us escape the hardships of life, and entertain us all from time to time.

As I was watching this movie, I thought it was interesting that only other than Thor, Captain America was the only other one considered “worthy to weld the almighty hammer.”

As I watched, I was thinking about all the other super heroes and their personalities. I was struck by why Captain America was the favorite.

I think I finally got it! Captain A. demonstrates humility, he is wholesome, he is not full of himself. Do you find it interesting that the most beloved hero is wholesome, and humble?

I think the world craves more goodness, more humility, more good deeds done for the sake of helping a stranger.

So here is my question to myself, and others; what are you doing in your life to embrace your inner superhero?

I want to suggest a few things along our pathway of life.

1. Be more humble; it’s okay to let another person get the last word, or even be the star of the show.

2. Being able to walk away from rude people, actually shows you have a quiet dignity. Arguing to be right never ends well for anyone. It is much better to be loved❤️

3. Be invested in the well being of strangers and other people.

4. Always be thankful for your blessings!

Have a wonderful day!

M

Wisdom vs. Knowledge

I love this quote by Mother Teresa. It tells me if I have nothing more than a kind word or a smile, it is still something.

In a world where society can be as brutal as the jungle, we can still find some inner peace.

I believe there is a great chasm between wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is of the utmost importance in functionality of society. But I think we need to add a bit more wisdom to our recipe of life.

I want the wisdom to be able to calmly walk away from an argument; to be loved and respected is far better than being right, or proving someone wrong.

I want the wisdom to love and respect myself, even when critics want to tear you down.

We all have had those moments! I came away one time from dealing with elementary school bullies by deciding that I really liked myself! I liked where I wanted to go in life.

I am definitely not perfect, but I am happy, I am happy because I chose to be and work on it daily!

Always remember we are all a work in progress!❤️

Love,

M

How to be a good friend…especially to yourself

There is one thing in life that I know for sure; and that is, I don’t want to go through it alone!

If you are blessed with the happiness of a bestie, you are so very lucky! Life is made so much more sweeter when you can share your life’s experiences with another.

Unfortunately, some of us have had a falling out with the ones we hold dear to our heart.

When that happens, (and it has to me), I have felt really alone and my self esteem takes a dive.

One day I made a decision, that if I never again had another close confidant, I would make myself my own friend.

I started by making a list of everything I liked about myself. (Not vain silly things ) things like kindness, and going out of my way to help someone else. I started to see myself how I wanted to be seen by others. But it was more important for myself to see me that way.

I also decided instead of being the friend, mother, wife and sister that I should be; I decided to play the part of the one I wanted to have in my life. To be the friend that I wanted to have, to be the spouse that I want to have, to be the mother that I want to have in my life.

Play the part of the person you most want to have in your life, and watch more peaceful moments naturally slip in.

All my best wishes,

M

“Feed My Sheep” But wait, I’m kinda Hungry!

Have you ever had those days where you feel a little empty? Maybe Spiritually or temporally hungry?

It is often at these times of emotional want that we find our “emotional well” tapped the most. Well meaning family or friends need or want something from us, but sometimes I feel I have nothing more to give. I’m tapped out.

Somehow, someway there is a needed window open and I’m able to squeak by with the needs of others. And , afterwards there is such a good feeling! Knowing I did some good in the world no matter how small.

It is in those moments of personal need, when we choose to reach outward, instead of inward, that we really become the most “Christ like.” We get a small taste of being close to the Savior.

When we make a sacrifice, no matter how small, heaven and angels around us are aware. No good deed goes UNNOTICED!

If you are emotionally tapped, hang in there!! All good things are ahead for you!!

Love,

M