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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

music is the voice of the spirit, the heart of the soul

Music is so powerful.  Have you ever heard a song that you really loved?  The instant you started listening to it, it took you to another place, it entered your mind and took control, but it was ok because you felt so in tuned with the song...well that is how powerful music is.  I've had that happen many times, and I'm telling you, it's amazing that music can do that.  Music has been around for so long; ancient countries, cultures; everyone has used some form of music, whether that was instruments, singing, telling stories with songs, whatever it was. I love music for that very's a never ending voice...but it's not an annoying voice that you want to leave and never come back, it's a voice that everyone wants to listen to over and over again.  I have music for many things I do...I listen to classical, jazz, instrumental, or coffee music when I'm blogging, writing or reading.  I listen to upbeat music when I'm cleaning or want to dance and just become happier.  I listen to calming, spiritual music when I do yoga. It can make you feel things that you don't want to feel, and things that you want to feel.It can capture your inner- most feelings that no one likes to tap into. It can solve many things, but it doesn't leave unless you stop listening to it. Music is part of my self-awareness/self-reflection journey.

Music is the voice of the soul.  It speaks, we listen, and our emotions overflow.

My question for you today...
   What does music mean to you? In what ways is music incorporated in your life?

Monday, June 20, 2016

My 5 secrets to a great morning

So we have all had those days where we wake up and we are like "uggg." Ok well, I will share 5 secrets that have helped me have an amazing morning. Here we go....

1) wake up with a positive attitude.
         -We have all heard that a negative mind brings a negative attitude, and a positive mind brings a positive attitude.  Well, that is so true my friends.  If you try and wake up each day thinking something positive, your morning will be happier and more calming then if you started off arguing with your spouse or friend or significant other, or you just were in a bad mood.

2) Shower
       -So this one is obvious, but if you shower in the morning, it wakes you up, you feel refreshed and ready for the day, which makes for a great start to the morning.  I mean who doesn't like to feel clean and smell good?

3) Remember that each day is a new day for a new adventure
        -So whether you are a stay at home mom, or a student working all the time, just remember that every day is a new day.  And most likely, there will be some sort of adventure or something you will like from that day, whether that is playing with your kids, putting on your make-up so you feel pretty, putting on that nice outfit you just bought, or as simple as getting to see a friend or family member you haven't seen in a while.  Whatever it is, each day is new day with a new adventure to celebrate.

4) Have a healthy breakfast
       -Always eat your breakfast; great start to a day.

5) Do something you love
      -Sometimes you don't get time to do things you love, so take a morning when you don't have to rush around, and do something just for you, whether that is a form of exercise, writing, reading, listening to music or podcasts, (which is my favorite to do in the morning), watching a tv show; whatever it is, do it in the morning for you.

Question of the day:

    What are your secrets to a great morning? 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Seeing Grace and love Through the Pain

So I haven't blogged in a few days and it's been even harder to find inspiration with everything that has been happening in our world lately.  I haven't let myself cry over this whole situation and I think that it has really hurt me in more ways than I thought.  You know we are so consumed in our jobs and social media that we don't stop to think about what our world is going through on a day to day basis. We are all children of God and whatever our nationality is or race or whatever, God loves us all the same.  There's a scripture in Romans 12:15 which says that "We rejoice with those who rejoice and we mourn with those who mourn." It's really sad, and it breaks my heart to know that people have to deal with this all of the time, and our world is just losing the love that God had intended for this world.  He didn't intend for his people to destroy lives and to hate, he wants his people to love another.  But I wanted to write this post because I feel that sometimes we lose the grace and love that this world really needs.  God's grace is more amazing than you could ever imagine and his love is just as powerful if not more powerful.  When we learn to see grace and love through all the pain and tragedy that keeps happening, we start to feel the love of God and who he is and what he stands for.  God will fight our battles for us, and we don't have to be afraid anymore. So to end this post, I just want to pray for everyone who feels that they can not see the grace and feel the love of God right now.
Lord, I ask that you just be with those whose lives were lost this past weekend.  I pray that you be with their families as they are going through this pain that we just can not imagine.  Lord, I know that you love them no matter who they are and I ask that you show them grace and love through all of this pain that they are all feeling.  Lord be with the rest of the world, as we go throughout our days and remember that sometimes bad things happen, but you alone are the one who fights those battles for us.  Lord be their strength, and comfort in this time period and never let them go. In your name, I pray AMEN.

If you so choose to, please add your prayer request or prayer below.  God loves everyone and he hears our prayers even if we feel he doesn't. I will definitely pray for you and whatever your prayer request is even if it's unknown. Yes, something needs to be done, but that is not up to us, that is up to the ones who are in the power and up to God who has the final say in how this world ends.  Without God, this world would be chaos and I feel that's exactly what is happening. This blog post as with many others I have written is friendly, not hate...and if you don't agree with what I have said, you are free to comment that but please do it in a respectful way for i will delete comments that are hateful.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Let my heart overflow with God's blessings

We all want to feel good about life...but for a couple of weeks, I've been feeling lost and confused.  I'd like to say this blog is all about feeling ok and refreshed, but this blog isn't called "it is well...with my soul" because things are always sunshine and butterflies.  Sometimes things are rainstorms and disastrous tornados lol  But those disastrous tornados are what humble me to say that I'm always learning and proud to be learning from our father in heaven.  I'm not perfect, nor was I made to be perfect...I was made to learn and let my heart overflow with the blessings the lord has been given to me and shown.  Even when I don't understand things, even when things are as stressful as possible, I atleast know that my father in heaven is there, with his arms out, holding me and never letting go. Lord, I let my heart overflow with your blessings, and I ask that you humble my heart and let me see the sun through the storm.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Want some advice on where to take this blog and if I should

Hi today is just going to be a chit chat blog because I have some things I want to talk about.  I've had a few thoughts about where I wanted this blog to go and whether I wanted to try and expand it into some other areas.  One of my ideas is a book.  This book would be my blog in a book form.  It would talk about tips and ways to help you become a better you and live a life you enjoy that you have created. I would have my ideas in there and more.  

Option 1: book
Living a life you created and love

       -So this would be the cover of my book.  I really like it and this is what I'm thinking about.  Obviously, my journey this year has made a huge impact on my life so far and this book would talk about it.  I'm not sure if it would be a self-help book but I guess you can say it like that.  I wanted to know what you all thought about this idea.

Option 2: podcast or youtube channel

      -My other idea would be to see if I could start a youtube channel about the things I talk about on my blog or do like a podcast, which I've never done but it would be something new and exciting.

So I'm looking for feedback from anyone who has read my blog or anyone who checks it out....let me know what you think about any of these ideas or any ideas on how to expand this blog.  Also, let me know if any of you like this blog and if it is helpful at all. I love this blog and I have more content coming soon.  Have a great day :)