Remember, Lest we forget

November 11. I can only sit here and try to imagine what those soldiers, what the people of this world, felt when all was ceased.
I don’t need November 11 to remind me of the freedom I have at the expense of others.  I’m reminded every morning when I wake up safe and sound,  I’m reminded when I can dress how I like, I’m reminded when I pick up my bible with freedom to read Gods word, I’m reminded when I leave my house and walk the streets, I’m reminded when I am in society living amongst others, I’m reminded just being a woman who is able to vote, I’m reminded each and every time I enter church, I’m reminded right now writing these things and sharing them with you.

Lest we forget the other 364 days of the year as we live in freedom.

I am so thankful for what complete strangers have done and have sacrificed for me.

Let us remember everyday and not take it for granted.

Thank you soldiers. Thank you to both my grandfathers who sacrificed their lives, thank you.

Remember, lest we forget the other 364 days we live in freedom.

A Good Reminder

I received an email this morning and the person who sent it, explained how they were reading my blog and how encouraging it was to them and how they look forward to reading more. I also saw a post my daughter commented on on Facebook, and she went on to share her experience in a situation she was in and her gratitude for me, her mom :), who stood by her and was her voice when she didn’t have one.

I was, I am, very humbled. I am very grateful that my life’s experiences are able to help others. I am so grateful to God for turning these ashes to beauty.
Some days I feel discouraged and a little blah but it’s times like this that God reaches down, touches my heart and gently reminds me of my purpose and how good my life truly is.

Thank you! Thank you to all of you for reading my blog, for buying my book, for your continues support. And thank You God for always loving me so much and never leaving my side and for providing these bursts of blessings when they’re needed :)

Have yourselves a fabulous, blessed day :*

Poor Poor Me

Being poor is an attitude. Get in check with yourself and start counting the blessings you do have instead of blaming others and always “looking over the fence” at what someone else has. Sheesh, I was reading some posts on Facebook this morning and people will go off on having a hard life or being financially poor because of Toronto’s new mayor or because of what someone has done or didn’t do. This kind of living is hard on yourself and it keeps you stuck and unhappy.

Get up, show up and put on a right attitude. When your thinking is poor, so is your life. When you act poor, so is your life! No doubt people have hard times, I’ve been there but I decided I’m not going around looking at what I don’t have or constantly say, “I’m broke, I’m broke” No, it’s time to change that stinking thinking and it’s time to stop acting poor! Now today is a new day, wash up and put on a new attitude! Your life is now, stop waiting for your external world to change before you change your attitude and outlook on life. And let me tell ya, if you have kids guess what? they are watching and they are hearing it all. Do you actually want them to grow up feeling poor? Nope not me either!

Come on friends, lets pull it together, lets claim our life back and start living rich, start living fresh, start living well!

Happy attitude check day to you ;)

Ch Ch Ch Changes

Listen friends, life doesn’t change until YOU change. If nothing changes, nothing changes. Attitude, thinking, speaking, living. Life changes when YOU change.
I did it and I’m still doing it, and I’ll tell you, I’m happy, joyous and free today.

Time to stop looking out and start looking in. It’s not easy at first but as you keep at it, one small change a day, life becomes lighter, you start to feel at ease and your outlook on life changes and in turn God works through you and life takes a beautiful shape.

C’mon friends, life is for living, live it well!

Happy Saturday of change to you! ;)

Time For A Quickie?

Dare To Dream

What are your dreams? Do you even have any? Do you live life day to day waiting for the weekends to get here or for the day just to be over with? Are you caught up in the hustle and bustle of letting life live you?

I dare you friends, dream a dream! Put a goal in front of you. Dream a BIG dream. Let it scare you.

We need motivation and that does not come from our outside world, that comes from within us. It comes from wanting to achieve and succeed in our life. It comes from working towards something bigger than ourselves.

How do you get a dream?

Let me ask you, what would your perfect day look like?

Say, ten years from now, it’s your perfect day, what would that consist of? How would your day start? What would you be doing and who would be there? Go on, let loose for a minute and let your thoughts get away with you. What would it look like?

God did not create us to live a life of mediocrity. He sent His son Jesus so we may live life in abundance. I always say, life is an action word. We need to put action into our lives and live it! So come on now, what are your hopes, dreams and goals? And most importantly, what stops you from achieving them? I know, I know I’ve been there too, fear, financial issues, time, the “can’t be me” attitude, the busyness of life, and whatever else excuse we throw in there to stop our own selves from going after the dreams and goals we have in this life. Listen, God did not place those dreams and goals in us if He had no intention of helping us reach them.

So, how do you go about getting some dreams and goals if you don’t have any? I suggest writing down all the things you’d like to do in this life. yes write down even those crazy out of this world ideas. Go on write them down!! Now, divide them up and for each one put a little action plan in place. Ok for example, lets say someone wants to travel the world helping others less fortunate but they don’t have the money to get started. They can start off by writing their dream to travel to places where the need is great. An action plan for this would be this person can start off by helping those in their own community first.  Most importantly, be sure to see and read your dreams and goals list everyday. You get what I mean? Let your dreams and goals be BIG and BOLD.  Some may come to pass and others may not but that’s not the point. the point here is, having dreams and goals gives you passion for living and motivates you in life. It keeps your mind focused on  reaching those dreams and goals and keeps you from wasting your precious time worrying what others are doing or not doing. It places your energy where it counts and where it matters.

I had a dream and a goal to write a book. Guess what? It came to pass :)

So go on now my friends, dream your dreams and live life with passion. We get one chance at it, make it count!

And  for all you parents out there, would this not be a great example for our kids? Do we not teach them to go for it in life? Lets do the same. We were created for great things, own it and live it!

God bless <3

17, 19, 21- Living Life

17, 19, 21.

The exact ages my kids are today. The exact ages I was when I gave birth to them. Gosh, looking at them and watching them live life is a breath of fresh air. They go to school, work and have a social life. They have hobbies, they have goals and they are ambitious. Best of all, they’re kids. :)

It’s funny how different their life is compared to mine at that age. I was changing diapers, playing tea parties and action figures. I was living life for them. Living life around them. I’ll tell ya, I was living because of them. You see, I have come to really accept and understand we are exactly where we need to be in life at this very moment. Mine at that time was raising these fabulous kids of mine. And you know, they are really great kids. Just today my son was out with me cleaning up around the house and we are able to giggle together and be in each other’s company. I am so very glad and so very blessed life turned out the way it did. I am also so very pleased my kids are living life and truth be told, that I’m not a granma yet!  lol ;)

So on that short note, I am basking in the fruits of my, ehemm, mine and God’s labor, and I’m enjoying watching my kids grow up. It’s a good reminder for me also to see how far I have come in this journey of life. It has definitely been a journey worth taking!