I finally reach a milestone, the BIG 3.0, a few months ago and never thought it will get here this soon. Bye to the 20s and hello 30s! Time to build.
I do hope that with ages, will come experiences, knowledges and wisdoms for personal growth.
Here are a few things I did over the years and a few things in my bucket list that I will love to do in the next 30 years. What’s your list like?As I reflected on the last 30 years of experiences in my life (the things and places I see, visited and have done), altho many has been achieved and experienced, I cannot wait for what the future hold in store for me to discover. I did not think that the BIG 30 will get here so soon. Cheer to 30s!
I have been having so many life struggles and challenges lately; whether it’s life itself, school, work, family or love life. The message below share by Tyler Perry really speak to me because I am on this constant self-improve changing journey to find inner peace.
I have been trying to improve this mind set of mine for a while; think that everyone is similar to me or like me and able to raise to my level of understanding and doing. At the end of the day, I gets disappointed because I expect more out of them which they do not have the abilities or capability to do so. Sigh* Definitely needs to work on this more.
The message below served as a reminder that some people doesn’t function the way we wants them to but to simply appreciated what they are and what they can do for us. If we needs those who can do what we can then we needs to be wise in our choices of decisions; whether it’s life itself, education goals, friends, family and relationship.
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, and she was explaining to me how disappointed she was in people and the things that they do and have done to her. She went on and on about how upset and heartbroken she was, and has been, about some of her family and friends. She talked about how they hurt her and how she wished they would change and be better people. She wanted them to be different than the people they were.
Halfway through this complaint-a-thon, I asked her to take a walk with me in the backyard. Now, you have to know this particular friend of mine. She hates the heat, and it was a hot day. I said, “come on” so she reluctantly came with me.
We got outside and it was steaming hot. I could see that she was uncomfortable. Nevertheless, we kept walking around my backyard. As she was still complaining about people, I asked her what she thought of my grass. Mind you, in order to appreciate the grass you had to stand in the direct sunlight. She said “Wow, I love your grass. It’s beautiful, but it’s hot right here. Let’s cool off under that oak tree over there.”
So, as she started to walk to the tree I said, “No no, let’s stay here in the grass and cool off.”
She turned to me quickly and said, “We can’t cool off on this grass.”
Foods for the Soul:
When you say “I love you” it means “I can offer you true peace and happiness”. In order to be able to offer them, you must already be able to offer them to yourself.
Source: Thich Nhat Hanh
I was enlightened and touch by Lisa Nichols’s video clip on Steve Harvey’s show.
Through the years, I have been at rock bottom so many time and it was that decision Lisa mentioned that makes me continues to work hard towards my dream. I am glad to say that I am about to reach a milestone in my life that I have been dreaming about achieving it for so long. The journey has been long, fill with many challenges and struggles, however; I never give up pursuing something that I have the desire for it.
Let Lisa Nichols’ words inspire you to rescue yourself. Remember that while you are uplifting others, don’t forget to uplift yourself along the way to success and greatness.
POSITIVE SELF IMAGE!
Amazing parenting skill; building confidence starts at home.
“It doesn’t matter what they think of me. I know what I think of myself.
I am great. I am amazing. I am significant. I am smart. I am beautiful. I am special.
I can stand up with all the confidence in the world. I can look any man and woman in the face and said, I am ___ (insert your name here).
I am great. I am smart. No one can stop me but me. No one can stop me but me. The only person that can ever stand in my way is me. Me standing in my way is not an option.
I’m great! I’m amazing. I am smart. I am great. I am special.
No one in the world can stop my greatness. No one in the world can shake my confidence. It doesn’t matter what you said about me. It’s about the way I feel about myself. I love me. So it doesn’t matter if you don’t love me. I love me. Because I am great. I am ___ (insert your name here) .” ~ Tyrese Gibson
To see the video, click here.
The movie sure capture a different perspective of the story “Sleeping Beauty”.
As I was watching the film it raise thoughts of our society and how we allow society to influence us; the greed and the love of a human heart. After the movie is over and we were coming home, I told Nws that this is another empowerment movie well done.
It feature the role of males and females in society through the character, connection and relationship of Maleficent and King Stefan. Men are always seen as the perpetrator and took advantage of women during their most vulnerable time. Women allow themselves to fall easily into the arm of a man and naive to believed everything a man told them. At the end, their trust in goodness was rip off of them and change them or their perspective in life forever.
The POWER struggle the Kingdoms wants in the movie was a strong reflection on our society. There is a hunger for more due to curiosity and how one country always wants to be more powerful then the other. This created the rise of protection and revenge in everyone as there is no end to war or battles.
Maleficent’s character play many roles and I can see these things reflect through her character. I can see the innocent of youth in her, as the protector, the villain, and most importantly no matter what life throw at her, there are still a tiny of goodness in her heart. Her role evolved from being good to bad, and bad to good. It really does take the good of another human to make someone in the darkness to realize that not everyone is bad and out to hurt them.
Other point make through the movie is the power of “True Love”. Just like “Frozen,” true love doesn’t always mean that it suppose to come from the men. The form of true love can come from anyone and the kiss of true love can be done by your grandmother, mother, aunties, sisters, friends, or anyone who hold true in their hearts towards you.
Don’t want to give away all the good details. A MUST SEE MOVIE because it tells the tail of the other side of the story that is never been told. There is always two side to a story.
(P.S — Thanks for taking me and going with me! ❤ )