This is truly my favorite time of year! For those of us that live in the United States we are now in the fall season. Some of us don’t realize there are many countries in the world that really don’t get to experience the weather cooling down, the leaves changing colors and all the baked goods and drinks that are made all at the same time. My mother is from the Philippines, so she never knew what fall was like until she married my father and moved to the United States. If you are one of the lucky ones who do get to experience this, take this time and treasure it. This is the time of year where families tend to come together for the upcoming holidays and many new memories are created. It’s time for bonding and allowing the kid inside of us to come out whether we want to admit that or not. :) I can’t wait to bring out my fall decorations, find cute costumes for my furbabies and take my sons to the Texas State Fair! I hope you enjoy the season and if you have special memories of what your family does around this time, please share! I would love to hear about it. Have a blessed day everyone!
You may be one of those people who are always quick to help someone in need. There are times you offer your help because you can see that this person needs it, but doesn’t know it yet. And then there are those times you’ve gone above and beyond to help someone out and they are simply not getting it, not seeing it and not understanding their actions is what causes them to be in need in the first place. It can be frustrating to put so much effort and energy into helping someone to only feel like your not getting anywhere, not getting the response your looking for and not seeing the same amount of effort your putting in, to help themselves. Then your left feeling responsible for what happens to this person. Feeling guilty because things aren’t changing in their lives like you had hoped they would. And the big one I’ve personally experienced-Thinking you didn’t do enough and maybe you need to do more. Sound familiar? Well guess what? You can’t help someone who’s not willing to help themselves or doesn’t want your help.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. ~Helen Keller
I know it may make all of the sense in the world to you and you know you can help them; but there are times you just need to let go and put it in God’s hands. It can be hurtful watching someone you care about go through tough times; but sometimes you need to let them find their own way. Even if that means letting them hit rock bottom. So think about what your doing and determine is the help your trying to give truly going to benefit this person? If it’s a yes, then go for it 150%. If not, then back away and wait. Wait until they are ready to be helped. Wait for them to be ready to help themselves. By doing so, your not only relieving a much added stress in your life; but your also allowing this person to grow and take responsibility for their own happiness in life. I will pray your given the strength to make the right decision and if needed the strength to let that person go. I will also pray for the ones you feel need your help and that they are also given the strength to help themselves. When they are ready for your help they will let you know. Just make sure they know you are there for them when they are ready and I can ensure you when they are; the outcome can and will turn out to be a positive and beneficial one!
***Update- Bentley & Harper are now at home safe as of 9/11. Thank you for the much needed prayers!***
Today my heart is heavy along with my family. Yesterday on 9/8 our furbabies got out of our backyard and went missing overnight. Our local Animal Services had Harper first thing this morning; however Bentley is still missing because he ran away from the people who tried to help them.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras
Today my family and I are in need of your prayers. The energy in our home is very somber as both of these dogs are like family members to us. There’s a sadness here amongst all of us that has never been present in our lives before. We are very hopeful Bentley will come home; but until he does we will not be the same. I feel for Harper the most. I can tell she really misses him being the younger of the two. Please keep our family and Bentley’s safe return home in your prayers.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~Unknown
Sometimes we let our past negative experiences hold us back. We allow ourselves to place so much focus on what had happened that we continue to attract that same energy to create the same type of negativity over and over. By not letting go of these experiences; it can prevent us from moving forward and experience what can be a very positive situation. The Law of Attraction is a manifestation of what we think. If we believe something won’t happen; it won’t. If we believe it will happen; it will. Depending on the type of relationship you have with a particular person the same thing can happen. By focusing on the negative things the other person does, the negative will consistently draw itself within the relationship. If you focus on all of their good qualities, more of their good qualities will continue to flourish and in turn will create a positive and healthy relationship.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny. -David O. McKay
Today I am encouraging you to change your focus on something that will have a positive impact on your life. If you truly want something, you will have it. You not only have to believe it, you have to know it. By doing so you will build such a manifestation within yourself, your relationships and career; more and more positive outcomes will prevail and you my friend will be victorious!
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein
Not only is it Friday but also the end of summer! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that Fall is fast approaching! I hope everyone has a Fabulous Friday and for those of you in the United States have an amazing three day holiday weekend!
There’s someone you know right now that is in need. They may not have expressed this to you or anyone else, but for whatever reason they may be feeling down, lonely, lost or even heartbroken. This person could be a family member, friend, co-worker or even just an aquaintence you barely know. People can walk through life each day looking happy on the outside but may be an entirely different story on the inside.
So in the spirit of the recent challenges that have been followed on social media; I want to challenge you to do something that may make a difference in someones life. I encourage you to reach out to someone at least once a day and let them know they are important and their well being matters to you. This can be as simple as giving a hug and asking how they are doing to picking up the phone and calling someone you’ve lost touch with or surprising someone with a special gift meant just for them.
Just know and understand the smallest blessings can make the biggest difference in someones life. It lets them know someone cared enough to take time out of their day just for them. Giving your time each day may give hope to that one person who may have hit rock bottom and didn’t think anyone cared. But YOU did! That is what encouraged them to move forward in life when they thought they couldn’t. So go out there and make a difference in someones life each day. I promise you, giving to others is something not only beneficial to them but it will bring you the greatest rewards in life as well. :)