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Sunday Soul- Food : Expressing Gratitude In Trying Times

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Thanksgiving is typically associated with expressing gratitude. I believe we do not need a season to be grateful. Life can sometimes be like a dark cloud hanging over our heads. Those days are not pleasant but are an absolute necessity in life.On gloomy days we can find some of our best inspiration.

Hard times teach us to be strong and to keep trying. We can be surrounded by the darkest of nights and somehow we manage to step forward into the unknown guided only by our faith. Be grateful for the moments that test you they will teach you patience.Your problems teach you how to be ingenious and cm up with solutions. There is nothing in life that you can not overcome. There is no yin without yang, no light without darkness. The next time you are going through a trying period; remember it won’t last forever and there is always something to be grateful for. You are doing your best and that really is all that matters.

Have a Wonderful day and remember¬†to express gratitude to someone special in your life ūüôā

 

What are you grateful for today? What have you learned from the tough times in your life?

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Showers Of Blessings : Gratitude

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When you focus on what is missing
You begin to feel like you have nothing
The need to chase the material consumes you
Lie, cheat and steal just to have ”everything ”
The pursuit is futile
In an instant, it can all be taken away
You could waste your life chasing things that were never meant to stay
In reality, we lack nothing
A change in perspective helps you to see the world with fresh eyes
Give thanks, share love
When you celebrate the good it can only get better
Expressing gratitude opens a floodgate of blessings in your life
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Forget What You Prefer : Just Be In The Moment

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As a Libra, I find it really difficult to make up my mind. I honestly try to see all sides of everything. When presented with a choice I never seem to be able to come to a decision right away. Of course, when I finally do it’s almost impossible to deter me from the path that I have chosen. In life we all have preferences. Most of the time is quite challenging to adjust to not getting what you prefer.

Wouldn’t it be ideal if we all could just get whatever we wanted all the time? I surely do not think so. I have longed for some things in the past; now when¬† I look back and wonder if maybe I spent most of my days intoxicated. Oh, life is a real shit show sometimes and you just want to yell why me?

Heavy stuff comes to weigh you down, to test your mettle to challenge you. Try as you may sometimes everything will go contrary to what you envisioned. Life is like an ocean, absolutely unpredictable. Sometimes you just got to ride out the waves or the high tide would wash you away.

What you are presented with now may be less than ideal. Whatever you are feeling don’t suppress it, don’t stay silent. Let it all out¬† and allow yourself to heal. It is not always easy but you just have to take it as it comes. Living in the future and trapped in the past will surely lead you down a path of self-destruction and dissatisfaction.

Now is the only moment you have, make the most of it. A present moment spent longing for a long-lost preference will leave you empty and always wanting. Breathe, just breathe acknowledge that you are still alive. As long as you are, you still can muster that one bit of fight to help you through. When it all goes to hell, and the world is crumbling sometimes breathing, immersing yourself in the moment is all you can do.

Inspired By The Daily Prompt Prefer

How do you deal when things are not going your way? I love hearing from you.

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Identity

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Nothing on this earthly realm defines your true  identity
Not your skin colour, your car, your house or this sack of flesh and bones that is your body
You and you alone determine how you navigate this journey
The soul is the essence, the eternal presence, the captain of your ship
Don’t let your circumstances destroy your inner peace
The labels, the judgements will never define real me
A dynamic spirit, fluid never static

Embracing the struggle  
Flaws and all
Everything and nothing all at once
The bits and pieces of crazy come together to create a masterpiece
Who am I? That is entirely up to me
Constantly in evolution
Identity
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Life isn’t about finding yourself . Life is about creating yourself .

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Trademark

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A patchwork of possibilities
Created by the fabric of the divine
Registered at birth
The picture of innocence
A bright spark, anointed with love
We all have that special something
A trademark, an energy, a vibe
What is your brand?
How do you approach life?
Is it a negative or positive
Do you promote harmony or strife?
Appreciate the gift you have been given
Every day may not be sunny but you can find something good in every day
Give good karma, make unforgettable memories
Leave your mark on this world, a legacy 
Big, luminous, bold and unique 

On your own terms, in your own way.

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The Daily Prompt Enlighten

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The lights are on
But many are still blind
The eyes are eternally deceiving
You have to open your mind
To the floodgates of possibilities
Question, challenge, probe
Create your own truth not the one ”they” tell you exists
Book sense isn’t the totality
All that we are taught seems to based on some lie with a twist
Third eye chakra balanced
Elevate your subconscious
Take yourself to magical places
Ascend to higher heights, have a party with the divine
Wake up
Your soul is waiting to be ignited
Stop seeking
Be still, look inward and embrace every little piece of the puzzle that you find
A spiritual awakening
Become enlightened.
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Letting Go Of Attachment To Outcomes Expectation Vs Reality

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”Be open to everything and attached to nothing ” Wayne Dyer

When I first heard this quote It took me a while to wrap my head around it. How could I live and not have great expectations? How am I to accept when things go wrong ? Being attached to outcomes is a sure-fire way to be disappointed. How long did it take me to make peace with this? Well, the honest answer is I still have not. Not totally. It is a learning process, a work in progress.

We often are so stuck in our ideas of how we want things to be that we spend a lot of time hating how things are. The result is and will always be misery. Think about it at any given point in your life everything is never always ideal. There will always be things that you want, need and may never have.When you dwell on what is lacking all you will see is lack. The way I see it the only true purpose of life is to be happy. Are you going to let not getting what you expected to affect the way you live your life?

 

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I was watching a series this past week about happiness and I have come to realise your level if happiness relies heavily on your expectations. Your expectations coupled with your perspective. There were people who we in the developed world would consider to be poor yet they were happy and blissful. Why ? Because they expressed gratitude for the little things they had and were not thoroughly obsessed with what they don’t have. We tend to do that a lot. If you still believe stuff makes you happy then you are sadly deluded.

I meditate on this statement daily.
Life can make a turn so quickly it is best to be hopeful but never be tied to any particular outcome.
You expect people to treat you as an equal to love as you do. Some won’t. People will be what they are. Accept or do without them.
So maybe you aren’t in your dream job or¬†haven’t met one of your dreams. You look around at others and in comparison, you feel thoroughly disappointed. Why ? The expectations do not meet the reality.But really what is so terrible about your life?

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I challenge you today to focus on what you are grateful for.
Celebrate your wins no matter how small.
Know that if you do not get what you expect something better is coming along b.
Do not put your faith in the flesh.People are unpredictable.
When faced with an issue ask yourself is this something I can change?? If not accept it and move on. It may not happen in a year. It may not happen in a day but eventually, you get over the things that once bothered you.
As always I love to hear from you.

Do you think expectations always lead to disappointment?  Share your views below :))

 

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Every Day Acts Of Bravery

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What does brave look like to you?

When we examine the word brave we think of all the men and women who sacrifice their lives for their country.Those who risk bodily harm to save a life and ask nothing in return.These are obvious acts of bravery which should always be applauded.

Every day there are individuals who are brave even though it isn’t highlighted. We should never belittle the struggles, stories or problems of others. Life can get heavy and if you aren’t strong it can break you.
No one is immune to anything in life and I wish people would be sensitive before they open their big mouths and start spewing judgmental bullshit.
How can you predict what is going on in the mind of another? Many days I will say I am ok but I am not. It is so much easier to say you are ok than to be subjected to pity, judgement or to be given advice you really do not want to hear. People always know how to handle your life better than you don’t they?

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Let us consider some everyday acts of bravery.

 

The depressed person who manages to get themselves out of bed. A simple act for most of us but when you feel at your lowest sometimes completing mundane acts can be amazing.
The person with a mental disorder or anxiety who is staying afloat even though dark thoughts threaten to drown them daily.
The disadvantaged individuals who despite life circumstances manage to support their families and elevate themselves.
Those who stand up to bullies, racists, bigots and generally nasty individuals.
The person brave enough to share their story. It is not easy putting yourself out there. The internet can be a cold cruel environment sometimes. I seriously have no tolerance for hateful people.
The shy person who musters the courage to connect with a stranger.

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We all have fears and insecurities. We all have developed ways and means to cope.No one is without some struggle whether it is internal or external. I wonder why some deluded people believe they are superior to anyone.

If you are struggling you are not alone in this world. Trust that the majority of people are not ignorant and hateful. If you do fall into that special category, kindly take a seat actually take several. Keep your bad karma to yourself.

Every day we wake up and make the decision to keep trying that in itself is an act of bravery. Let us celebrate each other and know that some will never highlight their struggles but they are holding it all together when they have every right to break down.

Inspired by The Daily Prompt Brave 

Written By Tachira Wiltshire 

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