“Society’s box”

Good Morning everyone! Looks like its going to be another beautiful Spring day here! Unfortunately tho its not going to last, talking about snow next week! This weather has been so UP and DOWN this winter! It can’t make up its mind.

Last night the memory of going to a Kelly Clarkson outdoor concert last summer came to my mind. She did such a wonderful job, so down to earth and sweet. It was a beautiful night under the stars. One thing that made the performance extra special was a original poem done by a young lady. How well do you know Slam Poetry? I had only heard of that style once, and when Kelly announced how a young lady was gonna share with the crowd doing Slam Poetry I was like, Hmmm… interesting to have that in the middle of a concert! Wasn’t really sure what to expect. My husband and I were in awe after she was done, I had goosebumps and was choked up. The crowd was on their feet at the end. Kelly knew what she was doing when she picked this lady! So sit back and listen to this inspiring message, may it start your Thursday off right! And feel free to share it; for it is a message we all need to hear!

Happy Thursday everyone! Friday is almost here πŸ™‚

Tuesday’s Thoughts

Good afternoon my friends! It is a BEAUTIFUL warm March day today! Now I have Spring fever! My thoughts are kinda everywhere today, so no particular theme today or author. A hodge podge of sorts πŸ™‚ ENJOY! They mayΒ  be more deep today, so the brain might have to work a little hard πŸ™‚

  1. “If I asked you to name everything you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself.” ( I think this may be my favorite today, for it is so important to have self love! Not talking about being all egotistical, but the kind of love that we all need to have for ourselves!)
  2. ” Her soul was too deep to explore, by those who always swam in the shallow end.” A.J. Lawless
  3. “I gave you $10 and he gave you $20. You thought he was better, because he gave you more. But he had $200 and all I had was $10.” ( That one hits you, doesn’t it!)
  4. “If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?” Angie Smith
  5. “Don’t trust everything you see, even salt looks like sugar.” Ailia Cooley
  6. “I can’t Adult today, tomorrow doesn’t look good either!” ( So I had to put some humor in! Who wants to join me in my tent to color πŸ™‚ )
  7. Positive Quote: Sometimes the strength within you is not a fiery flame that all can see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers softly, "you got this", "keep going". -Any Lengths. www.HealthyPlace.com:
  8. Amen. Love this Quote so Much! I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.: Β  Ahh, Yes!!
  9. “Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice”. ( Anyone else have to read that twice to get it :))
  10. “If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul, you haven’t experienced poetry.” (Saw this and thought of you Ameena and your poems πŸ™‚ So to anyone who wants to read poetry that really touches the soul, look up her blog, randomsbyarandom! You won’t be disappointed!!)

Stand by you!

A friend posted this song for me on FB  and I have listened to it countless times! Today especially I have been playing it as another rock in the road to go over draws closer. Wanted to share it with all of you and to hopefully pass on encouragement if you could use this right now or for you to pass on to someone else who you know needs it. I promise you they will be touched by it! It may be hard for them to find the good, heavenly things right now, but for them to know that no matter what you will walk the rough road with them means so very much!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

The story behind the 6 word story :)

Diving the Great Barrier Reef: 15 Breathtaking Photos: Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, #Australia by Scott Sporleder. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest organically formed structure. #travel: Β  Beautiful isn’t it! This is The Great Barrier Reef in Austrailia! My nephew was snorkeling there this week and shared about it on Friday and that is how my mind thought of Friday’s 6 word story. We create barriers and miss beauty!Β 

The word Barrier just stuck in my mind and I thought about how if my nephew would have been too nervous about snorkeling he would have missed out on so much beauty! If he would have been too fearful about going to work in Antarctica for 5 months, he would have missed out on all the beauty there. I’m proud of how he has taken advantage of great opportunities!

So many times in life we let fear hold us back and worry, and they can be very real fears and worries. There is times when fear holding you back can be a good thing depending what it is, but more often we have to be willing to let go and embrace! EMBRACE the beauty all around us in spite of our worries about tomorrow! Don’t let our worries hold us hostage from experiencing life! Trust me I am telling myself this as well as you all, probably even more me, for as I shared there is a lot going on right now. A lot that has turned my life topsy turvy, but one thing I know is that there are ALWAYS blessings there for me to grab onto! That is what helps you keep going! BE THANKFUL and EMBRACE ALL THE BEAUTY that is still out there!

Yes my nephew found Nemo, but not Dory, she was lost again πŸ™‚ You gotta watch Finding Nemo if you are wondering what I am talking about. Great movie for all ages!

A glowing cuttlefish, it actually changes colors!

Β  Just to clarify these aren’t pictures from my nephew, they are taken from Pinterest once again. He didn’t have a underwater camera with him, so he just embraced the Moment πŸ™‚ and yes he really did find Nemo:)

 

 

Friday’s 6 word story!

We create barriers and miss beauty!

I usually let me stories speak for themselves, but will explain this one. πŸ™‚ How often do we let barriers of fear, sadness, hatred, etc. buried in us take control and keep us from missing the beauty that is all around us! Have a GREAT WEEK-END and look for the beauty!

 

Sausage links vs. Frosted Flakes

This morning my daughter sleepily came to the table for breakfast. She looked at the bowl and said, “What is this?”, I said, “Umm…it is sausage links cut up , what you asked for.” Her reply, “I asked for Frosted Flakes in a bowl not sausage links!” So was she dreaming of sausage and really did say sausage not meaning it, or did I hear wrong? The jury is out, but being that I don’t hear that well and I am NOT a morning person it possibly could have been me πŸ™‚ But really Frosted Flakes and Sausage links don’t sound at all alike! I did understand the words in a bowl tho πŸ™‚

After chuckling about this again later this morning the thought hit me of how many times we say things we don’t mean. Tell me how many times have you said, “I’m fine.” when feeling fine is the furthest thing from the truth! You aren’t fine, you just don’t want to talk about it now. And besides you don’t think the grocery cashier really wants to hear a detailed description of your life in response to her , “How are you?” question.Β  Or the little kid who doesn’t want to nap. “Are you tired?” NO”, is their response as they are rubbing their eyes and doing their best to prove to you that they really aren’t tired! There are other questions people can say No to and just by their tone of voice, you can tell its not really a No, but they sure want you to believe it! Or the times when you ask a question and there is silence and you understand exactly what the person is saying; even tho they are not saying a word. Sometimes the silence speaks so much louder.

Can you think of times you have said opposite of what you meant? What about the time someone asks you if they can help carry your bags for you and your replyΒ  is , “No Thanks!” as you struggle with the weight. You wish they would have just said, “Here let me help you,” instead of asking πŸ™‚Β  Yes, I remember a situation years ago, where I was coming out of the store and someone mentioned to me how awfully heavy those bags must be and if I needed help. Now if that would have been all they said, I would have let them. BUT they added the words , “for someone so small like you!” You know how certain words just kick in your adrenaline. Those did πŸ™‚

So that is my deep pondering for the day, feel free to share your experiences below with words you may have said when meaning the opposite!

 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Good Morning! Today’s thoughts don’t have a theme really, just that they all touched my heart and I hope they speak to your heart! Have a great day!!!!!!!!!

  1. “A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” (Ok, this one just made me laugh, so had to put it :))
  2. “When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars!”
  3. “It’s not a race, it’s a journey, Enjoy the moment!” Dieter Undorf ( This one is for you Jodi πŸ™‚ Thanks for always reminding us on your blog to Treasure the Moments!)
  4. “A book a day keeps reality away!” ( Better than a apple a day I say :))
  5. “You stabbed me then pretended you were the one bleeding!”
  6. “She’s got bite marks on her tongue from all the things she never said.”
  7. “If the whole world was blind,how many people would you impress?” ( A interesting perspective!)
  8. “He looked at her like a blind man seeing the sun for the first time.”
  9. “Worry is the interest paid in advance on a debt you may never owe!” (If only we could remember that!)
  10. Quotes Of The Day  15 Pics: Β Β  Go be a real hero my friends! πŸ™‚ ❀