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Real love...what does it look like?
Pressure Bursts Pipes
The 6 Ps to grow on...

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What are Your Thoughts?

I’m back!!! Yes it has been a while since I last posted a blog entry. Life has been interesting these past few weeks for me. I have been blessed to make some beautiful and surprising connections with different people in different places throughout the US. It is amazing how once you set your goals into place and start working towards them how things will just start to fall into place.
 
Napoleon Hill said that we can achieve any realistic goal if we keep on thinking of that goal, and stop thinking any negative thoughts about it.

5 Things About Me

Can you rattle off quickly five things that you love about yourself without hesitation!?!?!? I tried it today and I found that though I wasn’t quick on the draw that I could come up with 5 things I loved about me. Why is this important you ask? Hmmmmm…great question! This came about because I noticed we can be so quick to tell ourselves what we don’t like, where we could stand to lose a few pounds, what works, what fits, what doesn’t flow but rarely do we look at ourselves and rattle off what we like about us.

Real love...what does it look like?

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and most people celebrate it by buying their significant other candy, cards, expensive dinners, I even seen some pictures of new cars on Facebook or whatever tangible gift that can be used to display the love that they feel towards their loved one. All of this is great and I applaud those who do take the time to honor the special person in their life whether it’s on Valentine’s Day or any of the other 364 days of the year. But love is action…I have been in enough bad “love” relationships where gifts have lost their value to me.

Pressure Bursts Pipes

I had to train myself all over again to be a voice to stand up for myself. Over the years I've learned to be silent. How did I get there? Looking back, I can tell you. I heard, “That was stupid” or “That’s BS” or “No, that is not what it was” or “You can’t do that” or anything people will tell you to make you feel as though you are crazy for thinking or believing as you do. So instead of standing up for what I thought and/or wanted, I became quiet. This started my process of suffering in silence.

The 6 Ps to grow on...

We have heard throughout lives:
 
“Right place, wrong time
                   or
Wrong Place, right time
                  Or
Any combination of place or time being right or wrong”
 
Have you ever purchased something that needed to be assembled? You lay all of the pieces out, check them against the instructions, gather the necessary tools and start putting the pieces together.

Let me love YOU

While I was driving back from Ohio a couple of weeks ago, I started radio searching and came across a song by Ne-Yo that caught my attention. The beat was typical Ne-Yo fashion but the beginning of the song caught me completely off guard. He said,
 
“Much as you blame yourself
You can’t be blamed for the way you feel
Had no example of a love
That was even remotely real
How can you understand something that you never had
Ooh baby if you let me
I can help you out with all of that
Girl let me love you
And I will love you,

REWIND…REFLECT…KEEP MOVING FORWARD

Rewind…January 23, 2012
Last year on this very day, I posted a comment on Facebook stating that I had held a funeral on my behalf. Of course I was not burying myself alive but I was burying those things that kept me acting and functioning as the “living dead”. I was walking around tied to so much baggage that I was useless and not to mention stressed out. I had reached my capacity of all that I could carry and I needed to cleanse, purge, and/or get rid of all those things that were killing me by the minute…and that meant people too.

Face Off!

Does your outward appearance always reflect how you feel on the inside? Absolutely not! There have been days where I feel like crap (such as today) but based upon what I have to get done (finish this class for my j-o-b). I find my “big girl” panties, put them on, add a smile and keep moving. I remember someone saying to me that I do not appear relatable to someone who is going through a struggle because of how I carried myself, I looked as if I would not understand someone else’s struggle. Well I can say to them that they can blame my mom for that.

The Sky is Falling?

We have always been told that the sky is the limit; which means that we can be whatever we want to be and you should be able to achieve anything if you try. The world is yours! I heard this all my life growing up so why was I feeling like Chicken Little running around yelling, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Just because I hadn’t achieved the level of success that I was thinking that I should have achieved by now. Then I read this quote,“The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits.

You is Smart…You is Kind…You is Important!

I went to watch the movie “The Help” with three other friends when it first came out. We laughed, we cried and we looked at one of our friends side-eyed. Color of skin never stopped me from befriending anyone because to me we are all the same. We hurt the same, our body functions the same and eventually we all leave this earth the same. I am a firm believer that we are more alike than we are different, but most of the time, we tend to focus on what makes us different than what makes us alike.
 
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