Feel Free Friday!

Good morning ♡

Feel Free Friday!

It’s another Feel Free Friday! Feel free to message me or post comments on my blog site with your positive thoughts and stories. You may be an inspiration to someone else reading; we all have that within us that which can inspire someone else,even if we don’t know it. My Feel Free story of the day is: yesterday, while on my lunch break, I felt a Joy. A deep sense of Joy spread through me as I said thank you for each breath I took. I was thinking of things and people and situations that make me happy and it made me want to just share that with someone else.  Particularly,  I was thinking of random acts of kindness and how it’s always fun to see people’s reactions to a good deed when they least expect it. While paying for my afternoon snack, the women behind me were chatting and I happened to hear one woman say she had to use her debit card to buy her drink. I, too, was using my debit card, but what got me was when she said, “I am going to really enjoy my free lunch! ” as her friend had bought her meal. I thought, “Self, what if you….” and I said to the cashier to add her drink to my bill. I thought she heard me as she reached close by to pick up a magazine, but her reaction after realizing I paid for her drink was evidence that she hadn’t.  Her jaw dropped and she was so grateful.  “Thank you!”she said and smiled,  and I wished and good day and to enjoy her lunch.  It felt good to impart some more joy into someone else’s life. Not only did it surpirse her and bring another smile to her face, but it did something inside me too: it increased my joy tenfold, and i could feel my heart swelling with good feelings of positivity and Love. I gave thanks for it,especially knowing that it was an added expense for me, but I didnt care about that.  It jist felt good to do something positive fornsomeone else, especially someone else I didn’t know.  It’s easy to give Love to those that Love you, those that know you, but what about those who don’t? What about those who you don’t know and don’t Love you? It takes great courage to be oepen like that with people even in the face of trials and uncertainty. Have a great weekend everyone!  Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action: Perform a Random Act of Kindness today and be the reason a total stranger shares a smile 🙂 ♡☆

Quote: “Love freely.” – LadyDee

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Always remember to breathe!

Good morning ♡

“Every breath is a fresh start.”

These words ring true to me every time I read them. They are pasted on my vision board, and are a daily reminder that as I am alive, as breath didn’t leave my body while I slept and woke up to another sunrise, I continue to have a chance to do better than the days before. There is always a chance to do better, you just have to reach out and take hold. Give thanks for what you do have and let Almighty handle the rest. We are here and living for reaosn. Forgive yourself of mistakes past and work towards a brighter future. Sometimes that may mean you have to confront people you’ve hurt and offer them an apology. It could be that you don’t have that chance and the best thing to do is to pay it forward and do what’s right in the next situation.  It may be that you haven’t forgiven someone else and now is the time, time to let go of the pain and embrace Love.  Every breath, every day, is a gift, a fresh start to begin again in a positive way. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

Today,take a moment and focus on your breathing. For each breath, say thank you. Feel the air fill your lungs and embrace that feeling of life. It’s yours! Live it!  Love it! And anytime you begin to feel like complaining or fretting, take a deep breath and give thanks ♡

 

Quote:

“Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a new day!”- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

 

Love to Learn!

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Love to Learn!

Remember on that first day of school, we were so eager to learn!  We wanted the neatest pencils and erasers, pencil crayons and pencil cases, notebooks and knapsacks. We would get to school and couldn’t wait to show off our fresh crisp clothes and accessories. And we learned! We soaked up new and interesting things, hoping to pass our tests and exams. As we have grown, settled in to our lives, we tend to forget that every encounter we have is an opportunity to learn. We never stop learning. Learning is life long, so take advantage of that and spend some time learning new things. It will give you a boost out of the ordinary routine and keep you from becoming stagnant, but rather moving forward. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

Take on a new task!  Is there a language you’ve always wanted to learn to speak? Sign up or head to your local library and read up on it! Don’t know how to stitch a hem? Google it and find out how! Want to learn poetry or dance? Take a class! Do something new that sparks that love of the first day of school again, & relish in learning something new!

Quote:

” No matter how one may think himself accomplished, when he sets out to learn a new language, science, or the bicycle, he has entered a new realm as truly as if he were a child newly born into the world.” ~Frances Willard, How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle

 

Love To Grow!

Good morning ♡

Have you ever studied the caterpillar changing to a butterfly? Notice how in the catepillar stage it eats as much as possible, moving carefully from place to place, chowing down on healthy greens and storing up nutrients in its body. Then, when the time is right, it finds a quiet place on a branch somewhere and creates a cozy coocoon. As time passes, further growth is taking place, and when the time comes for it to break free from its seclusion, a beautiful, colorful, and amazing butterfly emerges. Growth is a process that takes time and requires much patience. It can be painful, and it can be difficult,  but in the end, it is always worth it. Continue to love yourself through the struggle for in it there is always beauty. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action :

This week, take some time to get yourself a house plant. It can small, something that can fit on your kitchen table or night stand or even living room coffee table. Take the time to water it,  speak to it, nuture it. This practice is to encourage you to never forget about yourself and to put in time and effort into the things that nuture you and help you grow. I know it’s Winter but this can still be done. Visit your local florist and inquire which plant is best for indoors in this season (succulents are good options as they don’t require as much sun and water as other seasonal plants). Watch how when you put some patient TLC to your plant, how it grows and responds to your Love. Without it, it withers and eventually dies. Just as the plant needs certain TLC, so do we.

Quote:

” He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”- Psalms 1:3

 

When it’s cold outside. ..

Good morning ♡

I’m sure those of us who drive and don’t park in a garage,  had the lovely duty of having to scrape frost or even snow off of our cars this morning. Winter is coming! Brrrrrrr! The cold is shocking to our bodies but it wakes up our hearts even more, to pump more wamrth through our bodies raising the temperatures inside to warm up the outside! Just like Love. Let the love we have for life, the joy we have deep somewhere in our souls, come closer to the surface and warm us up♡ Let that fire burn bright and lead the way today. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

When cold days in life approach, we have the tendency to want to curl up under the covers of sadness or depressed moods and not move. The warm blankets seduce us into wanting to close our eyes and stay there for as long as we want. But today, challenge yourself to wake up! Let that coldness shock you into popping open your eyes and getting out of bed. When you feel that sadness creeping back up, think of at least one thing that is good and build on that thought. Think and verbalize to yourself the goodness of that thing, person, moment, etc, and build on it. Distract yourself from the cold and focus om that inner warmth. It is time to believe in you! It is time to trust in the powers that live within you and be brave. You can do it!

 

Poem: J.O.Y. – Journey of You

Breath flows though my body

J.O.Y.

My eyes opened to view another sunrise

J.O.Y.

I have movement in all my limbs to get up and go

J.O.Y.

Love beats in my heart

J.O.Y.

It’s beautiful when we find even the simple things to be grateful for,

Because we realize they are not so simple,

But simply majestic,

Living in this journey of you

-LadyDee

Feel Free Friday !

Good morning ♡

 

It’s another Feel Free Friday! Don’t forget to message me and share your stores of positivity and inspiration!  Today, I want to share this story with you: a few weekends ago, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I kept quiet as to not put the energy into my space but I just couldn’t shake the feeling. I was annoyed but didn’t know why. My daughter was asleep still (oddly enough for a Saturday morning) and I had risen with the sun shining through my window. I took that as my first sign that I needed to shake this feeling. I washed up and took the opportunity to start my prayer & meditation before making breakfast for my lil one (this keeps her occupied along with her books & gives me more time to spend in my meditation space). With sage oils burning and sun shining, I fell into a deep meditation. The message received was Joy. In everything there is Joy. The emotional ups and downs, the feeling of melancholy, arise from time to time to remind us that even though we may feel as though something is missing, you really do have all you need. A smile came to my face and at that moment, my daughter crept into the room and snuggled up in my lap, held my face and kissed it, whispered, “I love you Mommy,”crossed her legs, & mirrored my meditation pose, putting my right hand over heart. Tears came to my eyes as I felt her heartbeat and the pure Love my lil mini-me has for me. I gave thanks as it reminded me of the Love Almighty has for us, that even in our times of sadness or whatever it is that has is feeling down, Almighty is always there to give us that unconditional Love. Almighty is always there right when we need that special touch and refill of blessedness to keep us going when we feel like we can’t. From time to time we feel this way. We may know why or not, but it’s something within our emotional radar giving us a clue to take a moment to tap in and make an “appointment” with ourselves to feel the Peace and Joy within. Needless to say,the rest of the day went well and the weekend was very peaceful. I give thanks for that and whenever I feel that melancholy trying to creep up, I remind myself of that moment and say a prayer to give thanks and stay in alignment with that Joy. What’s your story? Peace & Love my loves ♡☆♡ have a blessed weekend. 

Shining through the darkness ☆☆☆

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We each have an inner light that needs to shine.  Alot of times in life we face shadows and dark times where we can’t see the silver lining. That is why Faith is so important. We have to believe that our inner goodness that we were born with is actually there. As I spoke about yesterday, Love is that light, that Fire, the leads the way into a brighter day. Let your light shine my loves! As it says, what you were given is not meant to be hidden but to be shared with others for the glory of Who created you! Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

Envision yourself in a dark room. You cannot see your way out. Now envision a bright light getting brighter and brighter inside you. As the light gets brighter, you can see all of your surrundings. You can find things you thought were lost.  You can move more freely. Apply this during times when you feel like a darkness has taken over and you can’t seem to find your way. Remember that the answer lies within and you have what it takes to shine through it all.

Quote: ” You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.”-Justine Edward

 

Cure for the BBS(Bad Bitch Syndrome)

Good morning ♡

In my younger days when I was learning more about Rastafari, I learned about the symbolisim of some of the earth’s elements. In particular, Fire represents Love. When you think of it, Fire is something that warms, it brings comfort and light, as does Love. In today’s world, we are surrounded by coldness, where being stern amd mean are becoming more and more a way of life. It’s even gone as far to become a more productive way, where we thinknit will get us farther ahead by being mean and crushing another person. For women in particular, the concept of being a “bad bitch,” is more appealing than being a “better being.” Some of us pride ourselves in being nasty to one another as a way of nitt being weak and as a way of exuding self confidence. But what pride is there in tearing someone else down, in being cold or extra stern to every other person we encounter aside from our family? Love is definitely like a Fire, burning away the coldness and warming our surroundings. It represents a passion to move forward with a ferverence so strong and unapologetic. It also is a light along our path towards our  destination, towards our true purposes. I encourage you to continue on the path to being a “better being,”not being afraid to Love, to show compassion, to be You. After all, we are created because of Love. It is at the core of our truest self. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

When you feel like you want to be mean, show Love instead.  We are convinced that this is a sign of weakness, but in reality, it takes a lot of strength to show kindness where it is expected to show anger and upset. Feel it for yourself and ride with that goodness, thay warmth.  Let Love be your guiding force today ♡

 

Quote:

“In the world we live in today, it takes more strength to show kindness and be loving and takes little to no effort to show disdain and harshness. Let’s build up our inner strength and show the true power of Love.”- LadyDee3410

 

Do you!

Good morning ♡

The concept of self-acceptance seems so obvious. We should accept ourselves. We should embrace all that we are, the positive and the negative, working on ways to always increase the positive and acknowledging the negative to make room for improvement when needed.  Often times we don’t. Sometimes we think we do, but deep down we don’t. We judge ourselves harshly and over-criticize the things we do or don’t do. A lot of that stems from a lack of what we believe in ourselves. We may believe deep down that we are not enough or that we can never be what we truly want to be. But if we take a step back, look at all the things that make us Us, we will find that we do have all that we need to make our lives full, to live & love the way we were created to, and are worthy to experience the fullness of every experience life has to offer us. It has always been there. We just have to be at peace with who we are, accepting one’s self. Love yourself & be yourself. Peace & Love ♡ ☆

Action:

Make a list of things that you feel hold you back from experiencing the fullness of you life (i.e. financial struggles, dysfunctional relationships, dead end job, poor self esteem, etc). It could be as long as you want  (you could even take time to do one thing a day and make the list over the course of this week). Once completed,  next to each thing on your list,  write what you want to do or feel. Hold on to that action or feelong and keep that with you. Everytime you feel yourself slipping back into doubt or fear, remember the actual feeling or task that you want.  Let that be what motivates you into moving forward to your goal. Accept that you can do it and that you have what it takes!

Quote: “Peace comes from within, not from without.”- Gautama Buddha

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