Who says we have to buy into age? What is the true meaning behind, “just act your age”; really what does that look like? Yes, growing up blesses you with wisdom, but with wisdom wouldn’t you think it should make you feel happy, young, and content? Knowing you are learning as you go, should bring on a childlike attitude, as you have obviously conquered something and gained from it!
A feeling of relief; you made it through another one of life’s challenges and gained so much from it! When this happens to me, the feeling of jumping up and down and doing cartwheels comes over me with gratitude! This may seem immature to some, but to me it is like a rebirth!
I’ve learned over time, that it is okay to feel young even if you are getting older in a number. I don’t look at growing older as an age; it is truly just a number. A number of years you are experiencing more wisdom. Just like in a job interview, when the recruiter is asking you, “how many years experience do you have?” They don’t ask, “how old were you when you did this, how old were you when you did that?” Really? What does it matter? It is just about a number! Another way of looking at it, Legends in Sports are always referred to as their number! Their number gets retired, not their age!
I also refuse to “grow up”, in a stereotypical way. I have embraced the fact, I will constantly learn something every single day, no matter what number I’m at in my life. I will not fall into the trap; I want to enjoy every single day learning and welcoming the gifts of life, without the pressure of sticking to this concept of having to know it all by a certain age.
Don’t grow up, it is a trap! Erase this concept from your mind of knowing it all; instead enjoy your path, enjoy the adventure, and enjoy each day! No pressure!
With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Grow Up, It Is A Trap!
I made a promise to myself, to start each and every day, with the mindset of having some fun!
Everything doesn’t need to be so serious all the time! Yes, there are already issues in the World and in our lives that requires serious concentration, but then there are the simple things in life that can welcome some fun into them!
You’ve all heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, well I’m here to tell you it is true! Instead of sweating the small stuff, just add some fun into the equation! Smile at the little things!
I suppose you could say, “I had an awakening”, but to be honest, I quite like finding fun in my days! Whether it is with fun music, in my writing, and even in looking outside. Trust me, that is the test right there (looking outside); we get 6 months of snow and cold temperatures, so if I can find fun in that, then there is hope for you to find at least a little fun in your day!
I have fun in looking forward to the different seasons coming our way, I have fun in looking forward to writing more books, I have fun in looking forward to awakening my senses, and I look forward to watching my family find fun in their days!
You can find fun in so many things:
In a walk, in exercise, in a hobby, in a meal, in music, in a movie, in reading, in writing, in a joke…the list is endless!
Have some fun! Smile, laugh, and enjoy your day!
With Good Vibes Only – Just Going To Have Some Fun!
I learned a very valuable lesson not to long ago; never sway from your passions! My passions in life are based on living a peaceful life, while helping others achieve a sense of peace as well. Whether a sense of peace is found in my blog and social media posts, from the books I have written or from the gift I have as a Reiki Master, my passion in life is to help others find an avenue to bring inspiration and positive choices into their lives.
We all go through tests in our lives; some are there to help us along the right path, but then there are tests to make sure we do not sway from our passionate path in life.
I also believe in sharing my truths, as I believe if I can help just one person a day, then I’m doing what I have set out to do in my life.
Over the years, I’ve been tested in many areas of my life. One thing I’ve learned is that these tests, if you let them move in and take up residence in your brain, are only there to create havoc and chaos, which then creates a wrath of anxiety. Every single time, one of these tests show up, I will admit, they check into my brain for a brief moment, but then after reflecting on what is important in my life (my passions), it leaves with a sense of release. It almost feels as though my Crown Chakra opens up and lets all the havoc and chaos particles float on up and out of my body.
I know that sounds deep, but it is the only way I can explain it. There were tests I’ve gone through where I’ve kept everything to myself. Not the best thing for me to do, but like I say, “I am human”. I’ve felt the signs of negativity these tests have brought to me, so I have learned to cry through them. A great release for me at times! I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, “there is nothing wrong with crying”.
This was an awakening for me! I needed to stay true to my passions within me! Although, these tests were job opportunities which I was approached with, they just truly weren’t for me. I had considered them, as I thought it would be an opportunity to again help, but something was telling me it just wasn’t the right thing for me to do. Intuition at its finest I suppose; I was listening to my gut feeling and staying true to my passions.
My passions pull at my heart! They are mine! They fuel me every single day! They bring me joy! They bring me peace!
I only hope you all can do the same! Stay true to who you are and what brings you a sense of passion in your lives!
With Good Vibes Only – A Lesson Learned!
Being strong is not only a physical attribute, but a mental one as well! It is truly amazing, just how much strength is available to us in our minds and in our soul, when we really need it. I will admit, sometimes we need a “push” in order to find it, but regardless, we will indeed find our inner strength and what a gift that wake up is!
It is very easy to fall into depression when things are not going as planned, and it is very easy to stay there. We all go through many challenges in our lives, but in order to stay strong, we need to take each challenge, one at a time. Strength will constantly be there for us; just need to tap into the “signs” of strength when they present themselves.
Strength shows up in many forms.
Reading books, reading articles, and reading blogs. Listening to music, the news, or a certain TV show. Spending time with a friend, a family member, or watching an interaction between complete strangers. Paying attention to our body, our mind, and our soul and nourishing what we need. Meditation, food, exercise, yoga, etc., will bring you the strength your healthy mindset will need in order to gain more strength.
Strength = Wisdom
It is okay to take a much needed “me” day, or put yourself in a “gentle timeout”; we all need time to ourselves to cry through our frustrations and the feeling of being overwhelmed. It is okay to cry through it, as this is also a way to love yourself through your challenges as well. Crying is the first step to healing, and healing helps to build strength.
Strength = Healing
Take time to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “it is okay what you are experiencing, you are human”, show yourself the comfort, understanding, and love that you would so freely give others. It is time to give it to yourself.
Strength = Love
Stay strong, stay available to yourself, stay in love with who you are, and understand you are only human.
With Good Vibes Only – I Am Strong!
Love – the best 4 letter word you can say!
The word “Love” does not always mean “to fall in love with someone”, but instead I believe Love should start with “falling in love with yourself” first.
You can love so many people, animals, places, food, things, information, and the World itself, but not many people will say, “I love myself” first when asked the question, “what is it that you love? Who do you love?”
In starting this new year, I decided to start my day off with Affirmations! You know, the “I Am” process which everyone should do. That’s just my opinion 😊 I found in starting my day off in a positive way before my feet even hit the floor in the morning, I was loving myself more and more. I was loving myself from the “inside” which then made my love for the “outside” of myself better.
We are all guilty of being our worst critics, but what about being are greatest supporters? By supporting yourself and finding the positive in yourself, you in turn starting loving yourself more and more every single day!
I feel it is so very important to Love Yourself! With so much negativity in the World (which I might add, could all be solved with a good old fashioned “love thy neighbor” workshop), we need to focus on Love. When you love yourself, you smile more. When you love yourself, you are more kind to others. When you love yourself, you have a sense of Peace.
There is so much to be grateful for in your life; start by being grateful for yourself! Start by loving who you are, your thoughts, your dreams, your kindness towards others, and your compassion! These are just a few areas of your life you can start with, then each day, add one or two more characteristics about yourself that you should and could love.
Share your love for yourself; love is contagious and should be shared!
With Good Vibes Only – Love You!
Depending on where you live and depending on the type of weather you experience, this time of year can bring on the “hum drum” sadness. Cold and snowy weather can cause us to sink into a tiny bit of depression. We don’t realize just how much we rely on a beautiful sunny day.
This is when I like to harness creative visualization to get me through those days.
It is funny, just how powerful our minds are, when we visualize sunny days, or anything positive for that matter. Our environment is a reflection of who we are, and especially when weather affects us, it is important to dive into our creative ability to change our environment to help guide us out of the “hum drum” state.
What I like to do, is create a warm destination in my own home. I will have a nice citrus candle or aromatherapy burner going, I will take a bath filled with tropical senses, and if I happen to be staying home for the day, I will dress as if it is 90 degrees outside – nothing wrong with wearing your flip flops in the house and freeing your feet. I will turn on some Hawaiian music, and I will even cook a summer dinner. It works! I don’t even have to look outside and see the 3 feet of snow; my mind has created a nice sunny day with beautiful flowers.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is something that should be taken seriously; if you find yourself experiencing SAD, then it is important to start with your environment. Your Home! Our senses are the way to helping yourself feel better. From the sense of smell, taste, and hearing. Give yourself the gift of treating your senses to a burst of sunlight!
Remember, this weather is temporary and we will all get through it! We will all enjoy the sun that is shining and making us smile soon enough; but for now, there is nothing wrong with creating this atmosphere in your home.
With Good Vibes Only – Let The Sun Shine!