Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Week ? C-19 Shelter at Home

Week ? of #ShelterAtHome for me (I've lost track…lol) and I must say that I am grateful.

Being a cost conscious SAHM/WAHM for most of my children's lives and a DIYer extraordinaire, the Shelter at Home orders have not changed my life too much. The isolation is nothing new and since my children are all grown now, homeschooling was not added to my daily routine like many others. So, my daily routine really hasn't changed too much.

I have noticed an increase in people complaining about the many inconveniences that these shelter at home orders have caused many people. Each time I run across a post or meme related to said inconveniences, I'm reminded of how grateful I am that these are not added issues in my personal life. So, what exactly am I grateful for?

I'm grateful for my natural hair that doesn't need to be bleached or colored, I'm grateful that I know how to cut not only my own hair but my husband's as well. I'm grateful that I have been doing my own nails for many years now, so I am quite capable of giving myself a beautiful manicure and pedicure at home. I'm grateful that I already have everything that I would need to pamper myself and have a nice, relaxing spa day in the safety of my own home.  Which can really help with my anxiety during these uncertain times (because we all haven't heard that phrase like a million times already…)

I'm grateful that I know how to cook and the fact that I have always cooked at home 98% of the time, that this whole having to cook every day is no big change for me and feels perfectly normal. I'm grateful that we have the ability to still have access to our essential needs like food! I'm grateful that we have the ability to order those essentials online and schedule them for pick-up and even have them delivered right to our door without ever having to step foot inside the store. I'm well aware that not everyone around the world has this luxury… I'm also grateful for our little garden we had just started right before all this started happening!

I'm grateful that I can always find something productive to do, to keep myself busy and occupied all by myself. I'm grateful for all the modern amenities that we have today, that didn't exist during most all the previous pandemics in our human history (there's been like 20). Today we have TVs, computers, and tablets with high-speed internet, smartphones that are like mini-computers that fit in the palm of our hands. The ability to talk and even video chat with our loved ones all around the world in real-time!!

I'm grateful that although majorly flawed and far from perfect that the US government has at least attempted to lessen the financial burden that this current pandemic is having on so many citizens and businesses that are deemed non-essential. More definitely needs to be done, but I'm not going to dive down that rabbit hole…

I'm grateful that my husband, although deemed essential, has the ability to protect himself and practice social distancing while still working. I'm also grateful that my husband is taking this so seriously and that he decontaminates himself when he gets home to try and lessen exposure to me, because I am high risk with a compromised immune system due to autoimmune diseases.

This is just a small list of all the things I am grateful for because there really are so many things for all of us to be grateful for! You just have to stop, take a few deep breaths, and shift your perspective of the situation. I know it can be hard to do for some... It can be quite difficult to see past all the doom and gloom of the current situation. As we start to go back to our "new normal" as states and cities start opening back up in phases, remember to be humble and kind as we are all trying to get used to this. Also, please listen to the experts on how we can all work together to lessen the spread of this virus. Finally please try and remember that this is temporary and we will come out on the other side of this and recover from our losses.

Love and Light!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Mind Blown

Mind Blown
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So, my mind was just a wee bit blown with this article that I read and now my head is full of thoughts and tons of questions!😮🤯

[My day was completely ruined yesterday when I stumbled upon a fun fact that absolutely obliterated my mind. I saw this tweet yesterday that said that not everyone has an internal monologue in their head. All my life, I could hear my voice in my head and speak in full sentences as if I was talking out loud. I thought everyone experienced this, so I did not believe that it could be true at that time.]

For me personally, I have a full internal monologue! So much so that I not only hear my own voice but if I'm thinking of a conversation with someone else I will hear their voice as well. Does this change my internal monologue to an internal!? I also "see" pictures in my head like a movie playing in full color, which also includes theme music and yes sometimes a musical or two... lol!! 😂

My mind is also a superhighway of thoughts that never stops, I can actually have multiple topics going on in my head all at once. Sometimes if there's too many it gets a little chaotic and overwhelming and I need to find a way to quiet them down, like listening to music really loud or singing. Watching TV or reading doesn't work to quiet them, my mind will just drown those two things out... Although I love to read and do it daily, it can be difficult at times because my overactive brain likes to wander off and I have to go chase it down and try and put it in time out while I finish!

[How do they think? How does this affect their relationships, jobs, experiences, education? How has this not been mentioned to me before? All of these questions started flooding my mind. Can those people without the internal monologue even formulate these questions in their mind? If they can, how does it happen if they don’t “hear” their voice? I mentioned earlier that I was spiraling out of control. Well, as I write this and as I hear my own voice in my head, I am continuing to fall down the rabbit hole.]

It does make one wonder, how does this ability or lack of affect one's ability to learn? I learn things rather easily and can use any of the different learning styles with, reading, visual or hands-on (except for math, I suck at math...) Are people with the ability the more creative ones? How many different types are there? How many are like me, with sound, full technicolor visuals and theme music!?

I'm definitely finding it difficult to wrap my head around the fact that not everyone has even an inner monologue!? How do they think and process information? How do they make important decisions on the spot that requires that "weighing of pros and cons conversation" you have in your head before making said decision!?! I'm curious how many of you are internal monologue people and no internal monologue people? 

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog! Are you an internal monologue person or a no internal monologue person? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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Love And Light!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Message From The Universe

Message From The Universe
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So, I have been really struggling as of late... My mind, body, and soul seems to be all out of sync. I've been feeling very disconnected and lost. With a serious lack of purpose, desire, and motivation. Every aspect of my life seems to be suffering and in a downward spiral.., from my mental and emotional health to my physical health... Hello, extra 30lbs...

Although I've been completely aware of what's happening with me, I haven't been putting much effort into changing it. I think about changing it all the time but have definitely been lacking in the effort department. That is until yesterday, when I decided to pick up a book and try and get my head moving in the right direction.

So, I grabbed one of the new book that I recently ordered but Had yet to read, The Power ofAffirmations 1000 Positive Affirmations by Louise Stapely. So far, so good. Of course, if you're a member of the spelling and Grammer police you'll have to overcome and look past a few spelling and grammatical errors. Of course, you'll probably have to do that reading my writings as well,!

Anyways, picking up that book definitely inspired my mind to start shifting its pattern of thinking. I've started working on a game plan for getting myself back on track mind, body and soul. The most inspiring part of this less than 24-hour process is getting confirmation that you are now on the right track.

Checking my email this morning and I see this gem💖 As I don't believe in the word "coincidence", in my opinion, the word coincidence is just a word to describe something that is "unexplainable" to some. To me, this was the universe telling me exactly what I needed to hear at the exact time I needed to hear it! For me, it was also a sign that I am on the right path and heading in the right direction. I just need to keep pushing forward and slaying those "dragons" that keep getting in my way and trying to hold me back!

The following is the message I received:

"A Note From The Universe ❤️ TUT
Even dwelling upon the end result, imagining all the glorious consequences and feeling the joy you anticipate in advance, Michele, still doesn't compare to the power you wield, the dragons you slay, and the legions you command when you act as if your greatest dreams have already come true.

   The Universe"

Do you feel like you get messages from the Universe or unexplainable signs that help you stay on your life path and help keep you on track? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear your stories.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Do what you can until you can do what you want

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"Do what you can until you can do what you want" ~ Oprah Winfrey

Sitting around and waiting for opportunities to just stumble across you, will get you nowhere fast! Every day you need to get up and work towards your goals and dreams. Your path to those goals and dreams isn't always ideal or what you necessarily want to be doing, but that's the path to success. People don't just wake up one day with successful careers and riches without hard work and perseverance. There is a story of failures, trials, and tribulations leading up to everyone's successes. That's why we call them success stories!

What's yours?

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dream Big

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"Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people"

This is how you do it! This is the formula to live the life you were always meant to live. Not to place blame on others as to why you're not there yet. It's not their responsibility to get you there, it's yours and yours only! No matter what life throws at you, you have to keep standing tall and remain focused on your goals and dreams! Never stop fighting..., ever!! And never let anyone tell you your dreams are too big! So get up, work hard, make your dreams happen and be happy!

"If you do a little research is going to become evident to you that anyone that ever accomplished anything, did not know how they were going to do it. They only knew they were going to do it." The Secret by Rhonda Byrne