Contentment and contemplationĀ 

I’m trying to be content in the moment, to stay focused on the positive side of everything, and to accept that some ideas/things I’ve envisioned for myself may never occur or will stay on hold for now. I’m focused on caring for my needs, and on being the best person I’m capable of being. Accepting these things is necessary to keep moving forward.
At times, it is difficult to maintain that acceptance and stay strong. I am human, and I am a dreamer. I’m always contemplating life, finding creative ideas, and remembering what matters. I want to fall in love, I want security, I envision a less stress impacted life. However, I realize that God knows my purpose and everything plays into that. I am not in control. I’ll keep dreaming, and some will come to fruition, while others may not. I relinquish control of circumstances that I’ve no say in. One day at a time on the path of life.

What matters more?

All we need is more empathy and less conceit. We need to try to put ourselves in other people’s shoes, try to relate on a humane level. Life doesn’t have to be a competition or a debate. What’s wrong with being loving, positive, and compassionate? Why do we always have to be at some kind of war, physical or verbal? I just can’t comprehend that. I know that I want to be treated kindly and with respect. I try to treat others that way as well. There’s a difference between voicing opinions maturely and with consideration, and being a jerk about it. It’s not necessary to be right all the time. Listen to all sides, learn from people who are different from you, use discretion in your words. I simply would like to cultivate more love and peace, less judgement and cruelty. I realize that it’s not an easy world we live in, but it’s up to us to make it better, to do our part in improving things rather than to allow the world to harden our hearts. I believe that, sincerely. No, I’m no Polyanna. No, I’m not perfect. Far from it. I have my shortcomings, too. I still maintain that there is unity where there is love and respect. I won’t stray from that opinion. All I want to do is spread love and kindness, add some positivity and happiness to the world. Are you with me on that? I believe that there is strength in numbers, and I still believe that good overcomes the darkness. I refuse to give up on that. I will continue to do my part, as best as my flawed self can. Will you? 

Remember, You Are Loved. You matter. You can, indeed, impact your world. It’s your choice how you do it.
Tina

Inner search in progress

I’m pondering if I’m being more like Jesus or like the Pharisees in my actions and beliefs. This has nothing to do with any recent events, but it came to my mind as I was soul checking myself this morning. I hope I’m sending out love and acceptance, hope and perseverance, spreading God’s word and love in a way that doesn’t alienate or discriminate. I will not condemn anyone, even if I may not condone actions. That’s not my place. I just want to love others.

Quick Easter Message

Easter is a blessed, happy day. It’s the day Jesus was resurrected. What a beautiful blessing! I know we can often get caught up in the materialism of the holiday. Kids are off enjoying Spring Break, families are celebrating with food and fun. Please remember to take a few moments to truly savor and appreciate the meaning of this day. It’s a day of remembrance and joy, a day to reflect and remember our Savior. Enjoy your holiday, and God Bless You.

Spring announcement

With the spring comes new changes in life. Nothing drastic here, but I am embarking on a new dream, one that I feel confident in pursuing. I’m not planning on achieving my goals within this year, as I have no concrete deadline in place. I’m pursing a passion of mine, something fun, and that is this: I’m planning to write and complete a book or short story. It’s on my terms, and I’ll work as time allows based on my schedule, life needs, etc. Nonetheless, it’s exciting to finally have some other thing to concentrate on than my health or home life. I needed stimulation, and motivation. Now that I’ve committed to doing this, I have to follow through. Go me! šŸ˜‰

You are loved

You are not alone. You definitely are not the only one who may be going through trials and tribulations in your life. I’m facing them, as are millions of others. It’s a challenge sometimes to keep our eyes on the light ahead when we are encased in darkness. Sometimes our emotions are much too overwhelming for us. How do you choose to cope with your emotions when you are in that position? I, personally, pray and pray more. I try very hard to remain positive, because I truly believe that life is worth living and fighting for. I have to balance my emotions with my common sense. Not an easy task. Another thing that helps me is to encourage and enlighten others. Making other people feel loved and cared for means the world to me. So many people have been there for me over my lifetime. I also remember that I’ve come close to dying more times than I’d care to admit. I have such a greater appreciation for the life I’ve been given. Good and bad circumstances alike.

I’m fortunate to have an amazing group of friends, people I’ve never even met in person, who inspire me everyday. I have made amazing friends over the last year or so. I’m grateful to have my dad and my nephew, no matter how challenging our lives are. I’m grateful to have the ability to pray to my God without persecution. That I have freedoms others may never know. I won’t say that my problems are trivial, they aren’t, but they are manageable. I can deal with them. I want to say thank you to anyone who reads this. Remember these three words: You Are Loved.

Tina