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It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. After all we’re only human. However, I think it is imperative that we talk about our blessings more than our trials because it does affect your entire demeanor. Being negative not only hurts you, but it also has a domino effect on all the people around you. When you speak positively you encourage others and build yourself up in the process.

I know my blog has focused a lot on how I deal with depression. Some people may perceive that as dwelling on the negative. I beg to differ. Writing about my depression is my way of taking back control of my emotions by not allowing them to consume me. Being open about my struggles gives me a stronger sense of self and hopefully inspires others to share their truth.

I am truly grateful to have a platform to speak openly about my experiences. I appreciate everyone that has read, shared, or commented on my blog. It makes my day every time I see a notification on my phone about my blog. It is quite surreal to see that several people across the globe are reading my work. You have all touched my heart and words cannot express how you’ve enriched my life. Free speech is important because everyone has the right to voice their opinion. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris and all the friends and families of the victims.

Je suis Charlie!

Daily Inspiration

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One of my favorite pastimes is listening to Coldplay. Their lyrics are so poignant and truly resonate with my soul. The song “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” is one of the best songs ever because it’s infectiously positive and relatable. It reminds me to see the silver lining in every situation and embrace life to the fullest. The phrase “I’d rather be a comma, then a full stop” perfectly sums up why I fight everyday to be the best version of myself. There is nothing worse than feeling stagnant. You have to keep moving in order for change to occur. Once you stop trying or throw in the towel you give up the chance to progress. I have always had a fighting spirit that never wanted to accept defeat. Every time I reach my breaking point or lose my way, I have to remind myself of how far I’ve come and how much more I need to accomplish.

This song perfectly describes the euphoria you feel when you’re having a bad day and turn on your favorite song and forget all your troubles. To quote Perks of Being a Wallflower, “in that moment I swear we were infinite.”

It also encourages you to celebrate the “in between” phase. It’s so easy to focus on creating and achieving our goals. In fact, we do it so much that we often forget about the here and now. The present can be just as rewarding. It is a gift after all!  My gift to you is sharing my life experiences and this wonderful song.

Have a great day 🙂

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Life is all about perspective.

Life is all about perspective.

 

I often focus on what’s going wrong in my life instead of being thankful for all that I’ve been given. Reading this allowed me to remember how fortunate I am to have shelter, food, transportation, and the ability to read and write. The things we take for granted are what others are praying for everyday. If you feel like you’re having a bad day, stop and think it could be a whole lot worse.

I hope you have an awesome week!

Goals for 2015

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I found these little treasures on Pinterest and I had to share them! These are all excellent ways to start the year on a positive note. I plan to write future posts on how I implemented each of these into my life. I challenge you to do the same 🙂

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Hang in there and keep fighting the good fight. I hope everyone has a great week 🙂

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No Valentine, No Problem ;)

For the first time ever I’m actually happy on Valentine’s Day! Could it be because I actually have a Valentine? Nope. I ‘m just genuinely happy with life right now.  After years of feeling sorry for myself and wondering what the heck is wrong with me, I’m finally got fed up with the swan song.

The old me would have been embarrassed to admit that I’m 28 years old and have never had a Valentine.  However, the new me is completely comfortable with ALL of my truth. No, I don’t have a special someone in my life, but that doesn’t make my life any less fulfilling.  I actually enjoy getting to do what I want, when I want, without having to answer to anybody, but me myself and I!

Don’t get me wrong; if the right guy came along I’d be more than happy to settle down.  Just haven’t met him yet. In the meantime I refuse to sit around and wait for him. I have one life to LIVE and it’s not gonna live itself. I think too many women obsess over defining themselves through a significant other instead of realizing they were already significant to begin with.  I want a partner in crime not a validation that I’m not “alone.”  If you don’t know you’re a beautiful person inside and out before the guy, trust me it’s not going to change with one.

Being single basically my entire life has given me the pleasure of knowing what type of person I am and what sort of mark I want to leave on the world. In a nutshell, it all comes down to LOVE. I want to make sure everyone I care about knows how unabashedly I adore them. I never want to settle for any relationship (friendship or romantic) whose negatives outweigh the positives.  I’d like to be a beacon for the outsider/loner types and let them know that once you silence the negative voices in your head that cloud your mind, you’ll truly experience a freedom like no other. Love yourself and everything else will fall into place.

I wasn’t the Homecoming queen. I didn’t get invited to one dance ever.  I didn’t go on my first date till college. But don’t cry for me Argentina. Save your pity for someone that needs it! I kind of prefer the road less travelled.  Just because I haven’t yet found someone to ride shotgun on my journey doesn’t mean that it won’t happen at all.  Everyday has the potential for something great to happen.  In the meantime, enjoy your life and do whatever makes your heart race.

I had a great day today! I got home from work and my dad had flowers waiting for me on my dresser. He’s done it every year that I can remember and I love and appreciate him for it. Not every girl is that lucky and I feel like an idiot for having to remind myself of that. I truly have a phenomenal group of people in my life that keep me grounded, give life meaning, and put things into perspective.

It's the little things that truly add up;)

It’s the little things that truly add up;)

Instead of mopping around, I spent my evening with two of my favorite people doing my favorite pastime…. Going to the movies!!! I went with my parents to go see the “About Last Night” remake with my buddy Kevin Hart. Laughed my butt off and finished the night with some Coldstone Oreo Overload ice cream! That stuff is so addictive :0

So funny :0

So funny :0

I know some may view my Valentine’s Day as pathetic or sad, but it was perfect to me. As long as I got to spend the day with people I love, then that’s more than enough for me;) In conclusion, if you were feeling lonely or more aware of your “singledom” (yep just made that up), cheer up buttercup! I’m sure you have plenty of people that love you too. Besides, tomorrow you can stock up on candy for super cheap!

Happy Valentine’s Day

xoxo

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