I noticed recently that a lot of people complain about their life, job and even location, but most never do anything to change it. What I have come to learn is that most people are afraid. The fear of failure seems to be an obvious fear, but the fear of success is one many have not even recognized. So often because of our surroundings we have been programmed to be afraid and don’t even realize it. Ask yourself, “AM I AFRAID”? Have you done everything you have dreamed of doing? I’ve heard people say, “I can’t do that!” My question is why? If someone else did it, it can be done. I think he better question is, “will I do it or do I believe in myself to do it?” Watch this video and then take a look in the mirror and ask yourself “AM I AFRAID?”
I woke up this morning to rain and temperatures that lower than I would have liked. It would have been my moms 57th birthday today. She passed on Feb. 15th from cancer. She was always the life of the party and I am sure if she was here today it would be no different. One thing my mother taught me is how to be strong. She taught me that life is tough. No one is going to give me anything. If I want it I have to work for it. So today I thought back on my life. I mourned my mother. I remember watching Oprah and a beautiful woman had an accident and she would say I only allow myself 5 minutes to cry. She had been badly burned and as a result was disfigured. So I thought about it. I allowed myself a few minutes to morn. Then I thought about what my mom taught me and got up and got to work. See, I have 5 daughters to live for. There’s no time to mourn someone who enjoyed life so much. She would want me to celebrate and be strong. I got up and got on my elliptical and thought about how my day would go. I listened to some motivation videos on YouTube to get me pumped up. I know that feeling sorry for myself is not an option. Failure is not an option. So I say to anyone who has lost someone or who just wants to give up or give in: stand up! Stay strong! You have way more to give and you are stronger than you know. Today is a new day and the choices I make today will help mold my tomorrow. So I chose happiness and you should to.
Everyday won’t be your best day. Everyday won’t be your worst day. But no matter what happens enjoy today. Relationships are not all great. Relationships may not last forever. But everyone presents something that you can learn from. Life is short so make each moment count. Cherish those whose paths you cross. Enjoy the moments you have. Make every second count. Be present at every occasion. Love each child like they are your own. Embrace your friendships. Smile because someone else needs it. Just live, like only you can! You are special! You are wonderful! You are fabulous! You are great! Just be you!
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It is not enough to want, wish or hope. It is not enough to set goals or work hard. We must affirm over and over again in our mind’s eye, and in our heart, that what we want is inevitable. We must see it, hear it, taste it and feel it happening right now. And we must do this regardless of any and all evidence to the contrary. We must establish faith (defined as belief without evidence) in our quest. We must act as though, pray as though, and move through our world as though what we want … ALREADY IS.
For some time the word decision has been on my mind. Tomorrow will be one month since I lost my mother to cancer. I began wondering about my decisions and her decisions. My thought was, if she happy with the decisions she made in life. She was only 56 years old, which is very young to me to have to endure such an awful illness. To have to endure cancer at any age is terrible. I wondered if she enjoyed the life she lived based on the decisions she made. Well, all I can do is assume she did and hope so. She was always very bubbly and seemed to enjoy life. She was always smiling and was loved by everyone. My thought was no matter what was going on she took lemons and made lemonade.
Now here I am a grown woman with 5 kids of my own. I sometimes wonder about the decisions I have made. Is there something I could have done different or better? Of course. There is always something different I could have done. It’s not what I did that was important though. It was a matter of learning. Did I learn from my decision? This was a better question than what I could have done better or different. My husband always says “if you are not getting better, you are getting worse.” He is right. If I don’t learn the world around me is growing and changing while I remain the same, which means I am going backwards. Now, when I think of the word decision I immediately connect the word to learn or lesson. Whether good outcome or not I should always be growing and learning.
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1 week ago today my mother passed away at age 56 from cancer. I remember being a teenager wanting to do hair when I graduated and my mom was one of the first people I practiced on. I was about 13 when I gave her a asymmetrical bob and put some chunky red highlights in it. It was so cute. Then while going through kemo all her hair came out. I guided her through that time and she was still gorgeous. Her hair did grow back before she died and today I am going to do her hair one last time. Pray for me that I am able to make her look as pretty today as I did when I was a teenager.