Yesterday I had the privilege of witnessing Paulo jr and his class from Bishop O'Byrne High School, graduate. As a catholic school, the day started with a mass. There was no candy coating the homily as the priest spoke of greed and murder in our world. I wondered why but as he explained there was a good ending. There was. He spoke about how the world is. How we all have a choice of how to live in it. To be kind, compassionate and loving.
The valedictorian spoke about how they all were embarking on a new life.
I like to think of it as a new chapter in the one life we have been given.
It was very interesting to imagine what all the different paths were going to be for these kids. Some of the students graduated with an honours diploma and some with a certificate of completion.
As they each walked across that stage, I felt the excitement they had for their futures. Some becoming doctors, lawyers, dentists, artists, teachers, trades and technical people, some free spirits and no real PLANS yet, but what I felt was God's hand in all of it.
What I know for sure? God has deposited gifts and talents into each of us. None of us is better than another. Although I recognized the talent of the honours students and their bright futures, I also felt excited for those students with gifts in other areas.
What became readily apparent to me as I celebrated yesterday, was that with this one life, we are given an amazing opportunity to open the gifts God gave us and to live our best. Compassion, kindness, generosity, understanding and ultimately LOVE will get you through anything and mostly FAITH. I am so glad I believe in a power greater than me. I choose to call it God, but you might call it Source, Universe, Creator.
Whatever you call it, I hope that you thank Him today. I sure have.
My heart is full. I only have one son. I will never experience that day again in quite the same way.
While I was sick I prayed for this day. I asked God to be able to witness it and share it. Today I am in so much gratitude. I visualized it. I accomplished it.
Not every day is good but there is good in every day. That is the secret of life. To enjoy every moment. To choose happy. To ask God for help during the trying times in order to really enjoy the good days he gifts us.
Today I want to send many blessings to all the grads of 2016. May all your dreams and desires come true.
Thank you to all the teachers along the way. Thank you to family and friends who have supported us through it all. Thank you to all the doctors who have taken care of us and through life altering illnesses have helped us get and remain well. Mostly, thank you God for this one precious human life.
In the words of Therou
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined.
Have you ever had one of those days where something has rocked you to your core? You get paralyzed in fear and don't know what to do?
That even though you are normally connected to God, you wonder how you are ever going to get through something?
Yes? so have I. It seems like when things are going good you are afraid to say how good things are? you are afraid of the other shoe dropping?
Yes!! Me too.
The other day I had one of those days. You see I do this work to stay in good mental health. I fill myself up with affirmations, I connect daily to God and my angels and I spread love and light. I am staying away from drama and drama filled people.
I had a moment where I forgot all my tools and I just sat and cried and cried and cried. Sometimes it becomes too much. Everything ..... you get upset at always taking the high road. You get upset at being the one to always hold everyone else up, you get upset at always being the one with the smile. You get upset that you have to BE STRONG.
Yup, I had a human moment.
Thank GOD it usually only lasts a day before I can adjust my energy back to TRUST. Back to Joy. Back to LOVE.
What did I do to help myself?
- well had a chat with my mom
-stayed in pyjamas all day
- ordered in
-did an angel card reading for myself
-adjusted my thoughts back to positive
These are just some of the things I did. These days will come. There is so much FEAR in the world right now. Politics, Fires, Economy, Death, Children and their issues, family issues etc.
We need to learn to adjust our own energy. We need to rely on God and ourselves to shift out. We can't expect anyone else to do it for us. God and the angels are here for us... we just have to ask them for help.
And what keeps going through my head is this " what would you do and how would you live if you knew you were always supported?"
Well that support comes from God and our Divine Team of helpers. God loved us so much that He gave us freewill to make our own decisions of how we want to get through this life. With help of our team or not.
I started the day in conversation with my prayer warrior Birnie saying that we had to TRUST and then my mentor did a video on trust. Those were major signs that we are to TRUST when things seem out of control.
It is just a perception that things are not in control, when really they are.
I hope that this blog helps you a little bit today. Trust in GOD. Trust in yourself. Trust the process. Trust that we are supported because we are.
I love you.
"the general desire or willingness of someone to do something."
Yesterday I was so blessed to be at a GET MOTIVATED Business Seminar. It had many speakers to help you learn from some of the top authorities in Business, Communications, Finance and Inspiration. I learned that when you learn something new to share it..... so that is what I AM doing.
What I got right away, was if you want someone to change your life, YOU are that person. You must take ACTION.
If you are waiting for someone else to change your life then you will be waiting forever. The other message that is strong is this - SEEK WITHIN to that power that is greater than you.. the one that comes from GOD.
You have it, dig deep.
Motivation is purpose and direction. It is force and influence.
The 5 people you hang around with most are who you are going to become. If you want to change your life you must ensure you have good quality friends who inspire and motivate you to become better and better.
Surround yourself with people who cheer you on. Who support you and encourage you.
One speaker , Bob Harrison- Dr. Increase, said that Increase thinkers always see positive. Increase thinkers make more money and have a better life. He also reports that increase thinking will add years to your life.
He says to always speak and think positive. Talk about your dreams, never let them go. Always believe in them and then take ACTION when the time is right.
Keith Johnson, PHD spoke on how CONFIDENCE will take you to the top! In a global market you have to be brave, intelligent and work hard.
He states- FEAR, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT kill more dreams than failure ever will.
Confidence determines the quality of your relationships, the size of your income, the achievement of your dream. Confidence= Prosperity.
Be persistent in the chase of your dream!
Les Brown, America's Top Motivational Speaker, wasn't able to be there as he has a herniated disc, but via Skype he spoke to the GREATNESS that is within each of us. He also reminded us of the four questions that Deepak Chopra teaches us to ask ourselves:
1. Who am I?
2. What do I want?
3. What is important to me?
4. What am I grateful for.
so funny, I love Deepak Chopra so much and have done all of his 21 day free meditations with Oprah, and while I wrote those 4 questions I heard his voice in my head. If you haven't heard of him, google him. One of the most amazing thought leaders and spiritual teachers of our time. I just love him.
Bob Kittell, taught us how to communicate more effectively. He says there are 3 kinds of people; those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. He taught us the power of visualization in memory. He took us through a couple of exercises that I can still remember today. He says to go out and make it happen!
Dr. John Garcia is a master life coach and business trainer who is also a Pastor of Legacy Church in Tampa, FL. He says the most powerful four letter word is RISK. the acronym R - reassessment I-investment S-spirituality K-kinship. He recognizes the 3 parts of who we are.
MIND BODY SPIRIT!!! woo hoo.. I loved that.. now he was speaking my language and my love. He reminded us to talk daily to JESUS. Regardless of religion, Jesus loves each of us and wants us to turn to him and ask him for help in our lives. Thank you Jesus. Talk to him. He is waiting your request for help.
He also reminded us that THERE IS NO TRY- yoda. Just like Sunny teaches too. Try is an excuse in advance. Don't try.... do!
We listened to real estate investors and financial investors and learned that there is help out there if you are interested in purchasing and selling homes to make money.
Amy Roloff, star of " Little People, Big World" spoke on how she grew up and how the show has impacted her life and lives of other... I loved her.
Lou Ferrigno, star of " The Incredible Hulk" spoke about what is was like growing up with a hearing disability and how he motivated himself through his life with exercise and body building and ultimately became a tv star. I loved hearing him.
Run with champions my friends.. Get excited. Get motivated. Get encouraged. Find a mentor that will help. I can help too! there is help out there, you just have to decide what you want, take action and then do it!!
God bless you and just know this, the best days of your life haven't happened yet! Your dreams, desires, wishes can come true.
Working with God and the angels has changed my life. As I ask for help and as I am open to receive, they send me to the most amazing events and I have some of the most amazing experiences.
Let me leave you with this, GOD CAN DREAM A BIGGER DREAM THAN YOU CAN DREAM FOR YOURSELF.
Mental Health Challenge
Taking care of your health means taking care of your mind too.
Engaging in physical activity, eating healthy foods, practising gratitude and having fun are all small steps that can improve your mental health and help to reduce stress.
Learn more about the simple steps you can take through the video: Ways to Wellness (YouTube)
AHS is reminding Albertans of simple steps to improve their mental health and wellness. Follow along and try these steps for yourself!
Ways to Wellness
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