Category: positivity

Many Many Thanks:D

I just wanted to take a minute and thank these bloggers for their generous nominating me for awards🐿💚🍂🍃!

Just Bacon nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award 🐿🍂💚🙏🏼 Thank you for thinking of me!

Beckie’s Mental Mess nominated me for The Mystery Blogger Award! Thank you lovely; I can’t begin to express how much I admire you!

Thank you also to my dear friend and truly talented (NEWLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR!!) Darnell for his sweet shoutout to me:) Found here:D!!

Thank you, again! I’m humbly honored to receive such numerous awards! You all are so special to me!!

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Hey Hey!!

Who’s excited to party??!!!

Kristian & I are stoked!! We’re beyond ourselves excited because Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and what a better way to fall into the season than with you talented and beautiful people!!

So, the “meeting place” IS WordPress… SPECIFICALLY, A certain post that will be called “Blog Party VIPs”… (which excludes NO ONE)….

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The daily countdown is on my actual website: https://mynamaste365online.blog! The posters are also located there:)

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Ok!! The daily countdown posts will be starting soon, as well!! 😀

Happy Fryay!!!

Fridays, French Fries, & Yay!! What’s not to smile about??!!!

When there’s the rest of life staring you vigorously in your face, and you’ve barely had any coffee… This amazing article will pop in your head, and WHHAALLAAAAA, magically you’re a pixie dust fairy.

Kidding!

This article is super insightful, though; and, I’m sure will prove to be helpful.

Check it out here 😀

#NDRW- #73

Today’s word is overt.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

Photo Credit: Fandango’s This, That and the Other

Your Mission Statement

Moreso in the last decade, organizations, such a schools, have begun a new tradition: identifying their ” mission statement”. Why? It provides

  1. A goal to accomplish.
  2. Unity among everyone within the organization.
  3. A sense of direction, coupled with encouragement.
  4. Reason for valuable skills, such as endurance, hard work, and confidence.
  5. Path to find should one fall astray.

This statement is strong, something that brings each within together, with all the rest. Students learn teamwork.

What about here on WordPress? Or for your life, on a personal level? What’s your Mission Statement?

I never thought about it before, honestly. Writing one seems like a great idea though, for many reasons.

In the next couple of days, consider these words and your passions. What would you say is your Mission Statement?

You can find the original post of this image, here.

Let me know what you create in the comments below 🙏🏼🌺

What Are Your Emotions Really Telling You? | Brighter Path Counseling

This is profound:

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts

One important note to remember is that your emotions are not facts.  Your emotions are entirely valid- meaning that they are never right or wrong.  But, they are not always based on realistic or rational thoughts. 
— Read on www.brighterpathcounseling.com/what-are-your-emotions-really-telling-you/

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

Decorate life as if you can’t see color! Happiness seems to easily flow from stickers, smiles, and simple gestures of kindness!

Nova 🙏🏼

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Gratitude Journal 08/07/19

Today, what am I grateful for?

  • My morning glory blooms
  • Refunds
  • Cool mornings
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Silly kids
  • Kindness of dogs
  • Storybots
  • Washers
  • Wednesdays
  • Unexpected happy mail
  • Chocolate
  • Apple products
  • ASPCA
  • Bell peppers
  • Good news
  • Tide Pods

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Fandango’s Provocative Question

You can find all the details to his thought provoking post HERE🙂

His question: What are the 3 biggest challenges in your country right now? If you’re not Up-to-date on the news, you can respond on a personal level.

I don’t follow the news much; however, one doesn’t need to in order to see big issues in my country.

#1. Racism has been and forever will be the biggest challenge. Sadly, it’s the easiest one to fix. No motherfucker is better than the next. We all are immortal and we all hurt. One day we all are going to die. The ones who are remembered choose to live life with intention and a long term purpose.

#2. Gun violence, unfortunately, has crept it’s way up under the wing of issue 1. I don’t understand why the world feels shooting is going to solve problems. It’s everywhere though. Just last week, right outside a local public library, here in Cleveland, a man shot another man over some weed. The victim didn’t survive. He was 19.

#3. Poverty is the third biggest issue. Again, I’m starting to believe this is a global issue, but I don’t understand why. There’s more empty houses in the United States than there are homeless individuals??!!! It makes no sense. There’s been reports in the last few years where laws and restrictions have been placed about what can be done with outdated food or overstock.

It seems that alittle more love and kindness can solve all kinds of problems… Or maybe I’m just nieve.

Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

A growing body of scientific evidence is making clear the connection between good nutrition and good mental health.
— Read on theconversation.com/why-nutritional-psychiatry-is-the-future-of-mental-health-treatment-92545

Gratitude Journal 07/26/19

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com

What I’m grateful for today?

  • Friends
  • Fridays
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Furry baby animals
  • Firsts
  • Fresh cut grass
  • Finger foods
  • Finger painting
  • Free stuff
  • Finally Friday Feeling
  • Fireplaces
  • Fun Fonts

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

#YDWP: Creation

Written for Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt, found HERE:D

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com

Creation is the noun form of the verb, create. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, creation means the following:

Definition of creation

1: the act of creating especiallythe act of bringing the world into ordered existence

2: the act of making, inventing, or producing: such as a: the act of investing with a new rank or office b: the first representation of a dramatic role

3: something that is created: such as a: WORLD b: creatures singly or in aggregate c: an original work of art d: a new usually striking article of clothing

{Resource: online search}


To me, creation is:

C Challenge oneself to become the best version of who he/she is.

R Represent his/her own set of beliefs/values/customs.

E Educate others with the knowledge he/she posses.

a Aim for high, yet tangible, goals.

T Treasure every small victory,

I Introduce yourself to the world, through your art.

O Offer the world a piece of beauty within yourself.

N Never give up.


Weekly Song Challenge #22

This is Laura’s, from Lauarvent69, weekly song challenge. You can read, and listen, more of her challenge HERE:D

I have to send a special shoutout to the loveliest Beckie, from Beckie’s Mental Mess, for the tag. She’s included me, with special consideration of inclusion, while I’m going through a difficult time. I think that’s the best part about this community.

Rules:

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!
Easy!

#1. A FEEL GOOD SONG 😛

EVERYONE BORN BEFORE 1989 LOVES THIS SONG

#2. VIDEO THAT MAKES ME CRY:'(

THIS GETS ME EVERY SINGLE TIME

#2.5 THIS VIDEO HAS TO BE SHARED:(

#3. SONG THAT GIVES ME PERSONAL STRENGTH

BEING “JUST ONE” IS ENOUGH

#4. I HAVE TO INCLUDE THIS SONG AS ONE THAT GIVES ME DIVINE STRENGTH.


I WOULD LIKE TO TAG THESE LOVELY INDIVIDUALS

EVERY SINGLE EMOTION HAS A PURPOSE, a reason for being , IN YOUR LIFE. Love yourself and those around you through each and every one of them. Right now, this moment is the ONLY guaranteed. Your truth is whatever you are experiencing, and it’s ok.

💌Nova Namaste

Gratitude Journal 07/13/19

What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: Free Photos from WP.

07/13/19

  • Farmers Market
  • Bell Peppers
  • Melatonin
  • Sudsy soap
  • Glue
  • Baskets
  • Public Service Workers
  • Stickers
  • Sandals
  • Puppies
  • Lines
  • Horses
  • Purple cosmos
  • Tea
  • Lipstick
  • Spell check
  • Hands On Moments
    Unapologetic people

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Good Morning Y’all 🌸

I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend this far. Our weather, here, feels great!! It’s a perfect reason to feel happy, of some degree. Here’s a few morning affirmations to help start your day with positivity.

Photo Credit Pinterest

I also want to give a special shoutout to my newest followers!! I appreciate you following me, hope you enjoy your experience here, and find the resources helpful.

Working On Us – Week 6

This is my interpretation of Beckie’s Mental Mess, weekly “Working on Us” prompt. You can read more about it here🙂

She posted a few questions, as well as a picture (or two). Same as she does every week.

This week I was struggling to choose between the two photos, so I’m going to do the first.

IMAGE #1:

I immediately thought, on that’s simple… Depression is dark and the tree is signifying the way out. The more I stared at it, something deeper happened.

The blackened area is nearly impossible to navigate. That’s what depression feels like. There’s no light, no sense of direction. The darkened area is also enclosed. There’s endless darkness; and it feels like it’s going to swallow us up. There’s no hope, no way out, no running from it, no avoiding it…

It’s then, that depression leads to in bed all day. It leads to no showers for days, little appetite, all that is colorless, dingy, gloomy, and powerless. Our depression doesn’t remove what we have. It merely dims the light around it, with grief, lies, and black.

It takes deliberate persistence to refind that mustard seed of hope. It’s always been there; it’ll always be there. The tree is our roots, the center that keeps us grounded. It’s the truths that shine, despite circumstances.

This was a refreshing reminder that our circumstances don’t remove roots of our true selves.   

Unpeople Pleasing🤔😂

Can’t say I didn’t take accountability for myself! Haha. Listen though y’all, going through life and trying to please everyone isn’t living… It’s existing. You’re trying to prevent conflict. You’re trying to keep a consistent flow. You’re trying to be cool with everyone.

Is that being honest with yourself? Seems to me, that’s a lifestyle of someone who doesn’t know who he/she is. This individual just blends in with the rest, never ruffling feathers.

Knowing who you are is important. Living your truths is even more important… And guess what, more often than not, truth is going to piss someone off! It’s true. You’re going to decide to set yourself free; and people are absolutely going to hate you for it…

Maybe you’re free from their control.

Maybe you’re free from their munipulation.

Maybe free from abuse, neglect, and misuse.

Whatever you leave behind, and whatever future YOU decide for you, count on making a few enemies.

But, tell yourself it’s ok… Because it is. You’re not living for anyone but yourself anymore. This is especially true for those so called ” close family members and friends”, that never treated you how you deserved.

When you’re doing things right, you’ll have people who disapprove. Those who love you, will get over it. Those who don’t, are finally facing an issue they’ve suppressed for to long and it finally resurfaced. (They should be thanking you!).

But, most importantly, you’ll be living… And that’s the purpose of being alive.

Mindful Me

Being mindful of my thoughts.

There’s no actions I can control but my own.

When I interact with others, positive actions extend positive vibes.

When I interact with others, who extend negative vibes, I’m tempted to react with the same. That’s one of my defense mechanisms, obtained simply by being human.

Being mindful of my thoughts,

Negative vibes are a reflection of an individual’s struggle. The struggle could be the heat or some deeper matter. The struggle severity is irrelevant, the outcome is the same.

When I respond to someone’s negative vibes, what struggles am I projecting? What right do I have to add more distaste to their plate? Make their life more unpleasant, as if they needed to feel what it’s like to be walking my path?

They are not I; I am not them. We both are doing our best to take care of some task at hand. Any inconvenience I have isn’t the fault of an individual who happens to cross my path, at the moment…

Likewise, as we both are trying to take care of the track at hand, any inconvenience he/she has isn’t my fault.

There’s no actions I can control but my own, remember.

Should I respond in a positive note, it may change the course of the individual’s day.

It may attract more positive vibes to his/her life.

Having done something kind, the extension of positivity is a reflection of my true self.. Rather than my circumstances.

Extending good vibes, provides a moment of relief to the individual… And maybe he/she really needs that.

Extending positivity is unusual, and will be a moment he/she will remember, quite possibly challenging him/her to do the same.

I am more than my struggles.

I am more than what’s happening to me at the moment.

I am more than what others see, when I’m in public.

I’m the one responsible for what I exert into the universe,

Because no one controls me but me.

Gratitude Journal 07/06/19

What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: free media from WP

07/06/19

  • Organic Food
  • Farmers
  • Bees
  • Reusing
  • Playgrounds
  • Pillows
  • Candles
  • Fresh produce
  • Artwork
  • Swans

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Gratitude Journal 07/4/19

What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: Pexel

07/04/19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Sparklers
  • Butter
  • Legos
  • Lawnmowers
  • Poetry
  • Pinterest
  • Beauty products
  • Baby wipes
  • Kindness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

“Working on Us” Week #4

Every Thursday, Beckie, from Beckie’s Mental Mess, blogs about the dangerously increasing issue of mental health. She includes a few questions and an image, encouraging participants to write of that which sparks inspiration. You can check out last week’s submittions by clicking the link above.

I am usually drawn to the images in the prompt. This week follows suite.

Caged

The darkness fell upon her,

Just as the sunset faded to night.

She feared these hours, most.

The voices would soon, resonate,

The secrets of her past, horrors of

Her life, and lies about her character.

Quiet Whispers, subtle and familiar,

The haunting familiarity of endless hours.

Her mistakes visited, stared her in the face.

Anxiety attacked every inch of her weakening confidence.

Insecurities surfaced, breaking her down.

The night brought her storms,

Caging her into solitude, fearful of judgement.

She struggled with facing society, functioning normally,

And do so while sensing judgement from every passerby.

Until, one day, she declared, “Enough!”

She spread her wings

And broke free.

Gratitude Journal

What I’m Grateful for today 😄

06/25/19

    Inside Jokes
    Bills paid
    Staying Home
    Air conditioning
    Pizza

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ

Listen to Me!

If nothing else, would you take time to simply give someone undivided attention? Would you actively listen to someone so he/she feels heard? It’s all the individual wants sometimes… It’s easy to do… It’s a kind gesture… And it’s worth everything to the recipient and free from you.

Listen to Me!

Listen to Me
— Read on everythingishack.com/2019/06/26/listen-to-me/

Gratitude Journal

What I’m grateful for today 🙂

06/23/19

  • Genuine laughter
  • Shade
  • Savings
  • Understanding
  • Sleep

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Gratitude Journal

What I’m grateful for today;P

06/22/19:

  • Songs that speak to situations in my life.
  • Knowledge
  • Opportunities to help others.
  • My daughter’s father.
  • Squirrels

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Tuesday Greetings

Good Morning Wonderful People 😀

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted. I’ve been reevaluating my life and future since this recent big change. It scary, slightly, because I felt my sense of direction has been removed. In a way, it has. Change rearranges our lives… And introduces us to new opportunities.

I had such a message sent to me yesterday, that’s inspired me to write a love story.

” If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes, for this I will sweep you off your feet and make God regrethe left an angel behind.”

Maybe if I do this, I’ll feel some healing. I’ll know someone has the love they deserve, even then some. LoL, does that make sense to anyone else?

Ok, my girls and I are off to do laundry and back out to the creek! 🙂

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Namastè 🙏🏼

One Word Sunday: Simplicity

Evelyn’s job required her to travel. In the hustle and chaos of packing, unpacking, checking in and out, the airport times and airplane tight seating, her anxiety was a frequent companion. She’s gotten better with managing it all, thanks to Dr Hopkin’s prescription.

Occasionally, though, she’d be due to land in an area such as Pabneukirchen, Austria. Such a place was wonderfully welcoming, with it’s townspeople kind and friendly. The rolling hills and slow placed living helped Evelyn calm her spirit. She always yearned for the reminder of life’s simplicity. Her breathing returned to normal; and, she felt such relief.

Photo Credit Attached

This was formulated for Debbie Symth’s One Word Sunday.

Sunday In Cleveland

Perfect afternoon:

Weather is warm, but cool. The sun feels fantastic! There’s not a cloud in the sky.

I’m by myself, able to sleep and watch tv, window shop and relax without much stress.

The park is busy but not so much where I couldn’t find a place to sit. The city skyline is amazing.

I’m in such peace. I’m so thankful!

Accepting What Is

I don’t know how. I don’t know why.

A situation, such as this, requires one thing… acceptance.

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve just had to accept the truth. Sometimes, the truth is difficult. Sometimes, the truth is positive and we struggle to believe it.

Why do you struggle with accepting?

Insecurity? Rejection? Disowning? Fear? Bitterness? Anger? Abuse?

When we face the “why”, we can heal apart of ourselves. Healing can open new doors; and, create opportunities for beautiful beginnings.

The Dawn has Come

I’ve been through some crap. I’m hella certainly not going to devalue it, for ANY reasons!

Testing my sanity, yesterday was an emotional war!!

But, I wept.. and the morning came!

In 9 days, 18 families lost loved ones to an evil addiction.

Morning didn’t come for those 18 overdose victims. Mourning came to the brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers.

You see, this is my “time of healing” and ” silver lining ” that I knew was coming!

No it’s NOT the death of human life… it’s the LIFE of MY LOVED ONES 🧡💚 God KNOWS my Boyfriend’s son makes me nuts, but he’s important to me! My boyfriend can drive me crazy. My girls push my buttons… But you know what, none of them are out fighting such a monstrous evil!

When you WANT to see POSITIVE and HEALING… When that’s your intention, you WILL 💖

8 Overdose Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend – Cleveland, OH – At least 18 overdose deaths have occurred since May 20, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.
— Read on patch.com/ohio/cleveland/8-overdose-deaths-over-memorial-day-weekend-cuyahoga-county

What Quantum Science Reveals About Your Life’s Destiny

Science defines how much control we have over our lives and realities.

How to be more in control of your life and health using principles based on the discoveries of quantum
science.
— Read on www.flourishtogether.com/self/what-quantum-science-reveals-about-your-lifes-destiny.html

Tuesday Thoughts

This is powerful huh?!

Good Morning ~ Happy Tuesday! I’m sipping my coffee ( Seattle’s Best Port Blend is my favorite!!)

This image really caught my attention! My fears are just as aggressive and dangerously inhibiting as these alligators! I’m sure you can relate.

Thankfully, when we recognize the alligators in the swamp, we can hold on to faith and hope to keep us. I personally believe I would literally lose my mind if not for my faith.

What are these ideas anyway?

Hope is believing in what can’t be seen.

Faith is believing the unseen to come to being!

They’re might might ideas… and they’re for everyone. Spiritual, religious, atheist or whatever.

If we all practiced putting hope in situations and faith into ourselves, I know we’d build self confidence and overcome. I know we’d be victorious and feel proud.

Maybe it’s worth a try? Maybe the possibility is worth another chance? I know you’re worth having faith. I know you’re worth keeping hope!

A Time 4 Healing

The universal alignment showed me this as soon as I opened Pinterest. Is it a sign? I’d like to believe so. The saying goes,

” It’s always darkest before the dawn.”

So this evening, as I say farwell to one of the hardest weekends I’ve been through, I look forward to these coming days of healing.

How about all of you? Does anyone feel a sense of transition in the midst? Anyone feel a sense of change in a situation? I pray that healing patches up all the hurt you carry. I pray that you recognize the light shining and allow yourself the new opportunities your future is meant to have.

Namastè Sweet Souls