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Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. ~Sally Field

Don’t let people drive you crazy when you know it’s in walking distance. ~Author Unknown

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
Which we ascribe to heaven.
~William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~Author Unknown

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. ~Roderick Thorp, Rainbow Drive

It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. ~Henry Ford

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. ~Buckminster Fuller

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein

One Day My Soul Opened up ……..

One day my soul just opened up
and things started happenin’
things I can’t quite explain
I mean
I cried and cried like never before
I cried tears of ten thousand mothers
I couldn’t even feel anything because
I cried ’til I was numb.

One day my soul just opened up
I felt this overwhelming pride
what I was proud of
only God knows!
Like the pride of a hundred thousand
fathers
basking in the glory of their newborn
sons
I was grinnin’ from ear to ear!

One day my soul just opened up
I started laughing
and I laughed for what seemed like
forever
wasn’t nothin’ particularly funny goin’ on but I laughed anyhow
I laughed the joy of a million children
playin’
in the mud
I laughed ’til my sides ached
Oh God! It felt so good!

One day, my soul just opened up
There were revelations, annihilations,
and resolutions
feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness
memories of things I’d seen and done
before
of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when
there were lives I’d lived
people I’d loved
battles I’d fought
victories I’d won
and wars I’d lost.

One day, my soul just opened up
and out poured all things
I’d been hiding
and denying
and living through
that had just happened moments before.

One day, my soul just opened up
and I decided
I was good and ready!
I was good and ready
to surrender
my life
to God.

So, with my soul wide open,
I sat down
wrote Her a note
and told her so.

Gemmia L Vanzant

Note to self…stop putting off for later what can be done today.

Are you a procrastinator?

In psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of low-priority, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time. Some psychologists cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.[1] Other psychologists indicate that anxiety is just as likely to get people to start working early as late and the focus should be impulsiveness. That is, anxiety will cause people to delay only if they are impulsive.[2]

Schraw, Wadkins, and Olafson have proposed three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.[3] Similarly, Steel (2007) reviews all previous attempts to define procrastination, indicating it is “to voluntarily delay an intended course of action despite expecting to be worse off for the delay.”[4]

Procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, severe loss of personal productivity, as well as social disapproval for not meeting responsibilities or commitments. These feelings combined may promote further procrastination. While it is regarded as normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning. Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological disorder.

Ten Things to Know About Procrastination.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200308/procrastination-ten-things-know

Affirmations

1. I am fine just the way I am.

2. I am open to finding MY perfect body, whatever that may be.

3. I am open to finding MY perfect life, whatever that may be.

4. I am open to finding my way in my own time and at my own pace.

5. I am able to take care of myself.

6. I am safe.

7. I am free to make my own decisions.

8. I release myself to make healthy decisions.

9. I release my parents and my past.

10. I forgive myself for mistakes I have made in the past.

11. I forgive those from my past who have hurt me.

12. I chose to come here; it is ok that I am here. I want to be here.

13. I came to this earth to strive, prosper and be healthy.

14. I am open to receiving help and healing from others.

15. I am open to trusting people.

16. I am open to finding solutions for my problems.

17. I am open to seeing my problems from a healing perspective.

18. I am open to making changes in my life so I can become healthy.

19. I am important to me. I am committed to taking care of myself.

20. I love myself just the way I am.

21. I like being with myself.

22. I appreciate being me.

23. I like it when others appreciate me and pay attention to me.

24. I am open to having great friends that I can spend my life with.

25. Everything is ok, right now.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers….

Today is the 19th year that I have celebrated being a mother. However, nothing has been more special than honoring my mother when she was alive and now honoring her memory. I have planted a rose bush in her memory and every time it blooms, I think of her. Her name was Rose and she represented all those thing we see in such a beatiful flower.

I love you momma and I miss you so much.

Types of Love….

1) Eros love – known as “erotic love”. It is based on strong feelings toward another. It usually occurs in the first stages of a man-woman “romantic” relationship.
2) Philos love – a love based on friendship between two people.
3) Agape – unconditional love ( no strings attached, no conditions to be loved) This is the love that God has for us.

In order to understand the very nature of love, we must know the meanings and types of love. Which one do you see emphasized the most in life? Most post people are looking for “eros” love. Can you find completion in just one type? Can you have complete joy and happiness in life without “philos” or “agape” love?

I think they are equally important in relationship dynamics but we must first and foremost always love ourselves first….unconditionally and more than we love anything or anyone else…….