Month: August 2018

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A new study reports personality traits can help protect an individual’s brain against symptoms of emotional distress, such as anxiety and depression.
— Read on neurosciencenews.com/personality-brain-emotional-distress-9773/

Such a good read=)!!!!

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Life happens! When it does, these apps are here to assist us in regaining control of our thoughts, breathing, confidence, and self esteem. These handy apps are here if we’re looking for a peaceful little away scape, place to throw up some thoughts, and talk with a professional about a situation. At any moment, I hope any of these apps help you find your peace once again.

Whether you’re going through a rough patch, experiencing depression, anxiety, or stress, or having relationship issues, there is an app to help.
— Read on www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320557.php

🐝 Bee-utiful Morning Wishes 4 You

Good morning ~ Just wanted to wish you a honey’licious Wednesday =) I’ve got both my girls home, because my daughter’s school closed due to the heat. Isn’t that something? I have never heard such a thing, till a few days ago. Anyway, the weekend is right around the corner, hang in there:)

Striking Out

So, here’s my goal list: {for this week} 🔘 Not texting a particular person 🔘 Practice more Patience with my girls 🔘 Read 10 mins a night, to them. You ever have one of those weeks when life gets in your way of your goals? Yep, that’s me. It’s Tuesday evening, and Ive accomplished NONE…

Art & Coffee ☕️

Photo Credit: Lilian Christo This combination is magnificent! Both are platforms for strangers to become friends, artists to learn from one another, and life to feel more enriched! Whether it’s an art gallery in New York City, a small town Café, a display of Iron pieces on a Saturday afternoon , or a Sunday morning…

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When the last several days have taken every morsal of my strength, “relaxing” is a bit difficult to do. That’s me, right now… Two a.m. this Friday morning.

On Sunday, my world took a spin when my ball joint (aka CV Joint I learned) went out on the driver side of my SUV… While I was driving it…with my two girls in the vehicle. I had been hearing a friction sound, something like metal rubbing up against a surface as if not enough space to “clear” without damaging it. I, mistakenly, had written it off as low power-stearing fluid. *Mental Note* It’s way more serious and shouldn’t be ignored.

Thankfully, I literally just turned right and traveled a house or two down the road when the incident occurred. If this were to happen, close to home, barely driving 20mph is exactly how Id hope it would.

To my surprise, shortly after I got “stuck”, my neighbor (whom I’ve never spoken to), came out to check on us. She kept watch for traffic, offered to bring us drinks, and insisted I push her house doorbell should I need anything at all. I wondered why I hadn’t ever said hello to her in my 3 years in this neighborhood.

To be honest, and Im sure this is relateable, immediately following such an event… My brain was utterly useless. Flustered, anxious, embarrassed, angry… I was feeling too much to know what to do first. Her help was so thoughtful and kind. She didn’t make me look foolish or irresponsible. She didn’t judge me or make it seem I could have prevented this some how (although Im sure I could have). That’s moral support I needed exactly at that moment.

In addition to the one neighbor, I had a second one stop over and offer help. He knew someone who could put the car parts on for me, which really was the top priority. Sure, replacing them was going to be expensive, but that doesn’t cost much time if you have the money.

As Sunday turned into Monday, then Monday to Tuesday… My muscles tighten more and more. My stomach wouldn’t settle. I simply can’t eat when I’m an anxious mess. I knew depression was setting in when I woke Wednesday morning and didn’t even want to get out of bed.

One person messed up the new CV joint, that was the wrong one for my vehicle to begin with. It was late at night, and my driveway looked as if I was having a block party. The machanic was older and couldn’t see what he was doing. To rent One particular tool needed to do the job cost a couple hundred dollars. Meanwhile, my older daughter was trying to adjust to school, and my girls had their sleep schedule all kinds of off.

Though this week has been a hellish and stressful circus, I can already see the silver lining.

Life really does work itself out… And believe it or not, always in a way that’s best for us. I ended up with a not one but two major problems solved, two new pet turtles, a greater appreciation for my neighborhood, and still have some money in my pocket.

So the lesson from this is, I may not always see the way out… But, I will get past what “this” is, every time… And so will you. Then, we’ll look back and wonder how. I’m not sure anyone but God knows the answer… But, the important part, we have so far… And we will continue:D

#FF: Light Up the Water

Photo prompt ©️Carla Bicomong   As the families began to gather, Joshua became ever more humbled. These individuals hardly knew him; but, they could never forget his little Noah. His son  bestowed a special love to everyone he met. Wether a smile or a tight squeeze of a hug, he loved his way into everyones’ hearts.…

Disagreement Thereafter

She looked at him. He looked at her. Their eyes spoke of places they’ve vacationed, laughs they’ve had, and challenges they’ve triumphed. With a smile, subtle but genuine, she mumbled, “Your hand I will always take. Your heart I will always trust. Your love I will always call home. No matter what disagreement may come.…

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It’s not a national holiday. Nothing in particular triggered a need.

It’s something I just want to do, and it’s honestly something I should do more frequently…

🕊❣️💙🕊❣️💙Thank you American Soldiers🕊❣️💙 🕊❣️💙

This country is the best place on this planet. Our freedoms are priceless privileges granted to us at birth. I listen to friends talk of their Homeland,.. and the struggles they face simply because that’s “the way it is”. We are so extraordinarily lucky to live in this country. If we don’t like a law, we can change it. If we don’t wish to continue a Catholic, we can choose a different path. That gift was brought to you by the hundreds of thousands who have and are defending your freedoms.

🕊❣️💙I get Goosebumps when I was Toby Keith’s Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue , American Soldier , and Made in America !!🕊❣️💙

The boys in the music videos, our boys burst with pride, standing twenty-five feet tall.. it’s breathtaking to watch their passion for what they’re doing. The patriotism, the courage to do what’s right, the solidarity of one Union…. The Land of the FREE. THEY all have my deepest gratitude, appreciation, and support. They deserve it. There’s more at stake when they’re on the enemy front that most of us take for granted. For years, America has been protected by brave men and women… And now service dogs. Today, I just want to take a moment to say thank you. You all are heroes… You all are appreciated, and you’re continuously covered in prayers💙❣️🕊❣️💙🕊❣️💙

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So why do I say we’ve seemingly forgotten the concept of give and take?

Because humans decide to do what’s best for him/herself.

Because humans decide to be selfish and speak/act in such a way that suits his/her needs.

Now, read that correctly. I said humans.. not “all” humans.

SO HERE’s the catch:

Some humans mistreat others.

Some humans demonstrate ungratefulness and unkindness, violence, and self destruction.

Some humans speak with arrogance and ignorance.

And yet, they

Complain when they’re taken for granted, backstabbed, abused.

Wear the frown in their “dark and grey” world.

Are confronted with friction from others, difficulty when needing help, and unforeseen misfortune.

Possibly have bad health. God Forbid, May pass away too soon.

What we get is what we deserve. What we give is what will come back to us. Science, Religion, Evolution… every approach tells us this same thing. Our thoughts are real the moment they leave our lips. Our thoughts take life the moment we act on them. In these moments, our thoughts are OUR reality… (hence why reality is seen differently from one person to the next… and each one is correct) … and our reality becomes our life. It’s a choice… what you think… what you give… and in return… a gift or equally a consequence. The choice is ours.

We should GIVE what we deserve because it’s wholesome and good… and others deserve it too. In turn, we’re all looking out for each other… thus the cycle of our species remains fruitful and strong.

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Plants bloom and wilt. Babies are born, and people die. Structures go up, and buildings are torn down. The cycles in life seem to be continuous. In some instances, unfortunately, the cycle stops. Species of animals and plants become extinct.

Imagine how these cycles would look if each participated with his/her own best interest at heart. How different would this world be if honey bees just decided not to pollinate. How ugly would this planet look if trees and grass, flowers, and water didn’t work together and provide for one another? What if the sun just stopped turning, and we were stuck in mid-darkness!

The concept of give and take for the balance of a greater good can also be found in scripture.

Proverbs 11:18; “A wicked person earns deceptive wages,but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.”

2 Corinthians 9:6; “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”

Luke 8:4-18; “And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.” As he said these things, he called out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

All these examples teach one very important lesson, and it’s this concept humans have seemingly forgotten.

What you: exert, reap, and give to this world.

You will: gain, sow, and be given from this world.

Why do I say, we must have forgotten such a virtue? This thought continues in the next blog.

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I’m a busy momma, just as many of you 😀

One thing I absolutely LOVE, is a quick, easy, & healthy dinner! Now that school’s in session, these are going to be necessary a few times a week! For this evening, I found a great meatloaf recipe:D

* The recipe & photo taken from this site 😀 *

I added 3-4 eggs, a half cup of Italian Bread Crumps, about a Table Spoon of Roast Beef seasoning, salt and pepper as well! It smells so delicious!

If you have any easy dinners, maybe one that’s your go-to , please share it in the comments. Thanks:D

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Accomplishments should be celebrated, every single one. I am so proud and humbled, to have reached these milestones. Thank you followers and readers! I wouldn’t have this success if it weren’t for you. I’ve enjoyed every minute of this experience. I’ve learned so much, and I am excited to see where this journey goes! Thank you so much for stopping by here😁

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“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” Marvin J. Ashton

“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson

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Sending love to my fellow #INFJs in the blogging community. I hope you, especially, take time for yourself today. You’re a special light in a world captured by darkness. You shine through the cracks of brokeness, and you restore hope in humanity. You deserve the greatest love that you could potentially extend to anyone else. Be good to you; you deserve it💚🧡

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Day 14: Mommy Needs a Time Out

Good Morning:D It’s a grey and bleek Thursday morning here in my part of Ohio. I believe rain is to visit, periodically, this morning. While I had plans to invest some quality time into blogging, my daughters needed entertainment. I knew there was plenty for them to do. Something about mommy pulling out toys with…

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Photo Prompt ©️Yvette Prior

Thelma, Beatrice, and Georgette huddled in the back corner, awaiting the entrance of the Master’s wife , Angelica. She was the Lady of the House, and she conducted strict business with her “house slaves.”

“I reckon you’re in for an awful slashin!”, Beatrice whispered to Georgette.

“I pray for her mercy on you. Master & his wife always adding the distaste of untidiness in their stories away from home!”, Thelma added with empathetic eyes.

“Georgette, come with me! NOW!” Angelica harshly demanded. The night before flashed through Georgette’s mind. Her unexpected visitor charmed her with many sensual distractions.

 

Day 13

Prompt: List 5 things that bring me peace

  1. Spiritual (panflute, piano, panpipe, Celtic, and flute especially) music.
  2. Bodies of water
  3. Eucalyptus and Lanvander bath salts
  4. Incense
  5. Nature

  • What things bring you peace? Do you make sure these things are incorporated into your life regularly?

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