Talking with a good friend the other day, I was blown away at how far my life has come. I felt so inspired that I wrote down all of the things I have been through within the past 15 years and compared it to where I am now.
For me, writing things down and seeing my life on paper, helped me to see things clearer. It also gave me a deeper appreciation for myself. I realized, that even in my lowest moments, I was brave enough to dream and pursuit a better life.
Today, I feel more encouraged than ever. I learned that I am a loving, compassionate, resilient, and a determined woman. So with each day, I vow to myself, that I will not stop living life to the fullest until I have squeezed out every bit of goodness this life has to offer.
How will you inspire yourself today?
Recently, I was reminded of one woman’s journey of accomplishing her life’s dream. It took her 30 plus years to see the fulfillment of that dream. Often, I have wondered what did she do to remain dedicated, to stay on course, or encouraged. So, I began looking inside myself for answers. And after giving good consideration to this question, I have come to believe that if your dream is meant to be, YOU will find a way. There will be a small but powerful voice that partners with an undeniable feeling that says, “this is what you are supposed to do.”
There is one thing I remind myself in these moments, and that is, a delay is not a denial. Remain encouraged and soak in each lesson that life teaches. Soon you will begin to see obstacles as opportunities vital to your success.
Do you have a dream worth fighting for? Future Focused
Today I want to share with you my annual State of the Heart Address.
Last year, I made a vow to myself that no matter what happened, I would make a choice to wrap myself up in a Love Bubble. My Love Bubble has been a tremendous eye opener. It has opened my eyes to blessings that I wasn’t able to see before. My Love Bubble has literally changed my life, world, and spirit.
So this Valentine’s Day is unlike any other. I have a greater appreciation for myself and everything in my life. During the darker moments of my life last year, the only thing that changed was my thinking. Through my thoughts, I thought myself a beautiful existence. Through my thoughts, I thought myself bigger than any circumstance. Through my thoughts, I thought myself as love and the desire to be a blessing to others. Lastly, through my thoughts, I thought myself blessed beyond measure! And today, I am all of these things, through my thoughts!
What is your State of the Heart report?
Not too long ago, I was talking with a client about helping him with his relationships and how to improve them. His story reminded me of my past struggles in relationships. I shared with him how negative self-talk was playing a powerful role in damaging my relationships. Most importantly, my relationship with myself. Because I thought of myself in a negative way, my feelings, choices, and behaviors fell in line with my thoughts. My turning point came when I woke up feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I wanted better for myself because I knew I deserved better. I was finally able to accept that I was created for a beautiful purpose and was willing to do whatever necessary to take control of my destiny. Life coaching was a wonderful experience in my life. But I will always be thankful that I gave myself permission to live in the light and no longer exist in the darkness!
What do your voices say to you?
For the past few months, I have been sharing my experiences with being in my Love Bubble. Recently, I have added yet another benefit to this beautiful life of mine, and that is STRENGTH! Everyday I wake up and purposefully put on an attitude of love and gratitude. My mind and world have been pleasantly transformed despite all of the many obstacles life tries to throw my way. Recently, I have been reminded that love gives me strength to face, cope, and overcome my biggest fears. I remained committed to seeing the beauty in ALL things, and was given a most precious gift. I could literally feel the love and support of people holding me up and giving me what I need to make it through. I walked away from that situation with a greater respect and love for myself because I accomplished something that I never thought I was strong enough to do. My Goliath is gone and I could not have done it without all the people who are in my love life. THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Who gives you strength in times of need?
Life can be amazing on many levels. A few days ago, I was reminded of just how far I have come as a human being. I recalled many dark and traumatic places and times. Those times felt so real that I believed it was my only reality. Fast forward to years later, and I can see just how many negative circumstances that I successfully overcome.
My secrets to success have been my deep spirituality and surrounding myself with healthy and trustworthy people. I have learned to not only to spend quality time with God, but to listen to His voice and follow through. And just when I needed something the most, the right person(s) was always there. My loving and life saving support system.
Each life experience has helped to make me into the woman I am today. So in this moment is a woman grateful for her life and the ability to live it to the fullest! I am proud of me!
What have you overcome?
It feels incredible! It’s an emotional high that puts joy in my heart and peaceful in my sleep. I’m sure by now you are wondering, “What is so incredible?” Well, I’m glad you asked. I crossed off an important item on my bucket list. This was special because I had to face many fears, do a lot of changing, and grow through what felt like unending criticism.
Today, I’m standing taller because my desire for change was stronger than any negative energy the world had to offer. Not only do I want better for my life, I believe I deserve better.
When was the last time you felt on top of the world?