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*~* Metamorphosis Monday *~*

This week I want to share the things that hold great worth in my life. The things I will never take for granted & I am always sure to thank God I have them.
I’m thankful to have my own home! That might sound like a normal thing that most people have but for me it’s an honor. I have lived in 23 houses in 20 different cities all within 32 short years. I have shared apartments, rented rooms, borrowed rooms & lived in others houses. I hoped, wished & prayed for years to have a safe space to call my own. A space to create my own atmosphere of comfort. To create it the way I wanted & retreat from the day to rest in it’s peace. I have that now & every morning I get up, have a cup of coffee & thank God that I have my very own home. It’s not a structure it’s an framework.

Feel free to join in the fun. Let’s create an atmosphere of gratefulness all week!

*** Motivate Me Monday ***

For 10 years of my life I was in an unfruitful relationship. Not a bad relationship but not the RIGHT relationship & I knew it but I held on anyways. Once I let go….. I got everything I ever dreamed of in a relationship. That’s a very short version of the story. I’m not telling you of all the pain, prayer & struggle I went through because I didn’t want to let go. I was going to make this work… no matter what!
Simply, It’s time to let some old things die….. if you want to move forward!

The faster you grow the faster you excel.

*~* Motivate Me Monday *~*

We all beat ourselves up over failure. What if I told you it’s part of the process to get you where you want to go?! If success is what you seek your character has to be developed to handle the success. Otherwise you won’t have the capacity to keep it. DON’T GET MAD AT THE PROCESS! EXPECT IT! Rest in the fact that this too shall pass & no circumstance is permanent. Learn what you must from where you are now. The faster you grow the faster you excel.

How will you get there if you are not heading in that direction?

What hurts more?

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What hurts more?!…. The pain of Hard Work or the pain of Regret?!

Will you be around for your life?

*~* Motivate Me Monday *~*
Have you ever noticed that you don’t live for today?! We are usually thinking & living out of what happened to us in the past or we are making decisions for what we want our life to be in the future. Most of the time our thoughts are busy trying to escape our current reality & we miss all the beauty that is wrapped up in THE CURRENT moment. 
If I hadn’t been raised by that family I would have more opportunity. I will be able to relax when I have $5000 saved in the bank for unexpected expenses. Life will be easier when I pay off my house.
Can you see how all of those statements are holding you back from enjoying your life right now?! Every day you spend in past mistakes & hurts or hoping for a different reality is another day that is slipping from your grasp.
I encourage you to WATCH YOU THOUGHTS today. See where your thoughts go…. are you running your thoughts or are your thoughts running you? Whatever your reality is today, be thankful I promise it could always be worse & there is someone somewhere who would trade places with you.

Do what NEEDS to be done!

*~* Motivate Me Monday *~*

Motivate yourself! You can read all the motivational material you want….. but unless you have decided to make the change mentally….. NOTHING is going to happen! You must decide deep within yourself that a change is needed! Then draw a line in the sand with yourself. Once this happens you will not need anyone else to motivate you. All the moment & drive you need will come from within!

LOVE YOURSELF

*~* Motivate Me Monday *~*

LOVE YOURSELF! I know that’s sounds really simple but too many times we tell ourselves…. I am not smart enough, I’m not talented enough, I am not strong enough, I am not pretty enough, I am not, I am not, I am not. FORGET WHAT YOU ARE NOT!!!! PLEASE recognize WHAT YOU ARE. I am sorry for yelling but for so many years this sole fact robbed me of my joy. I will never compare to you or them because I am not supposed to. I was created to be me & you were created to be you. So love all the fantastic qualities that make you YOU!

The sky is not the limit, your mind is!

*~* Motivate Me Monday *~*

What you have experienced thus far in life, is not all there is. There is still more to see, learn & experience. You haven’t learned it all & therefore you don’t know it all. Are your ideas, judgments & beliefs so set in stone that you can’t learn anything new? Will you take constructive criticism from others? Will you allows someone else to teach you a more efficient way to do something you have always done? Do you have a mentor?  You are the only one that has the power to put limits on yourself. If you are unwilling to learn & grow then you are stagnant. The muscle of your mind is starting to atrophy & you are actually losing ground in your pursuit of this thing called life. Dont limit yourself! Be willing to learn & explore new possibilities. You may find what you are looking for is only one paradigm shift away. What you believe or don’t believe is your only limitation.

Authenticity equals power!

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You are your most powerful when you are authentic. ~ T.D. Jakes

How exhausting it is, day in & day out to put on “the face”. The happy face, the acceptable face, the fit in face, the ordinary face. We shrink & hide who we are for fear of what others will think, how we will be received or accepted. The truth is……. everyone else feels the same way! Stop looking at who everyone else is & find out who you are!