Color of Life

Every color creates a mood.  I’m not the world’s best photographer, however, while walking and seeing this undeniable beauty,  I was speechless for a few seconds.  It literally caught me by surprise.  I couldn’t help but feel compelled to try and capture the moment.  It reminds me to feel blessed for the things most of us often take for granted such as sight, smell, taste, hearing, the sense of touch and the ability to move at will.

After moving to Israel, I became even more inspired to live out my dreams.  Such beauty here.  This Land truly awakens the soul and has propelled me to accomplish things I admit that I had my doubts that I ever would.

The color of my life………Joyful! Blessed! Grateful!

What’s the last thing you recently saw that made you stop and pay attention and propelled you to a new height of inspiration?

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What’s Your P Meter Score?

How many of us start off the day with a sigh upon opening our eyes?  Do you hit the snooze button? Dread the thought of starting what’s sure to be an endlessly busy day?

I must admit that was me but I discovered some ways to turn up my “Positivity “P” Meter Score” and want to share them with you.  They’ve helped me to be much more productive and yes…..have a more positive outlook on life and daily tasks as well as goals. But, before you read, please share on a scale of 0 to 100 how positive you feel most of the time, 100 being the highest.


1) Change your talk…..”My glass is half full”

We usually see things that we call unpleasant as only that. Ask yourself is there a benefit that you’re missing as you undergo unpleasant situations. For example, one of my sons got in trouble at school…..again😞 and I was summoned to yet another meeting. Of course he was punished and we spent a lot of time talking about his actions and bad choices. All to find out that he feels I don’t listen to him. Instead of griping about the meeting and his behavior, I said to myself, “If not for the meeting and the time we spent in the midst of his punishment, I may have never discovered that I was a part of the problem.” Our relationship isn’t perfect now but I gained a great benefit in that we’ve grown closer.

2) Don’t hit the snooze…..countdown time!

Let’s be honest, just about everyone does this. We don’t get the proper rest, we think we can get more done in a day and when we see that we can’t and we don’t get the proper rest, it can lead to depression and kill our motivation. Our immune system suffers the most.  We need at least 7 hours of sleep each day to prevent stroke and heart disease. Lack of sleep has even been linked to the stress hormone, cortisol increasing as well as certain cancers. May not get you now but after years of neglect and lack of sleep, it will eventually show up somewhere as a deterrent to your health. So get your rest, wake up to the first alarm and countdown 5-4-3-2-1 and up out of bed as if you’re a super hero called to save the day!  You will have a much more positive outlook on the day.

3) Make your to do list but don’t overload it.

Setting unrealistic daily goals can also lead to negativity and feeling a sense of failure in your tasks and in life. If you only choose 2 to 3 things to do each day and you accomplish them all versus 9 to 10 and accomplish only 1-2, you may feel more overwhelmed. You need a short term and long-term list and be realistic with your goal for time of completion.

4) Find a source of inspiration!

The most positive people in the world always have a reason to get up in the morning. Mine is serving others in order to fulfill the commandment to Love thy neighbor as thyself, …….

I do this by taking care of myself and family and branch out to my community. Even in my job I am in a service role as a pharmacist. I love teaching dance and writing. Through writing I serve by providing what I pray to be helpful and or inspirational! It’s also a positive release for me in times of frustration. It just feels good to know you helped someone and if those we help continue it forward, that positivity will multiply exponentially! Sounds mushy but the world does need more love and positive people.

5) Invision your goals happening and speak it into existence.

(Above- taking time for a minute to gain inspiration from nature)

Can you see it? Can you see yourself walking across the stage at your college and receiving that diploma? Your first child being born? Publishing your first book? Doing ground-breaking on your new business? Becoming well and healthy? Whatever you desire, seek the Heavenly Father for wisdom, pray for it and then make a snapshot in your mind of it occurring. It becomes real before it even happens and before you know it, there’s no room for negativity, no option to fail, only positivity and the road to success and wellbeing.

So, on a scale of 0 to 100, now what’s your P Meter Score? I really pray that something you’ve read here today has increased it. Please take a minute and do the before and after survey and spread the love by COMMENTING about which point may have helped you the most, SHARING this article FROM THIS SITE and SUBSCRIBING!😉

Do you LOL Enough?

When was the last time you laughed so hard that you cried? Or as an effect of laughing so hard there was no more sound to be made… you were just stuck with this face…waiting to catch another breath?

There are so many benefits to belting out a hearty laugh.  Like the old saying goes…..”Laughter is the best medicine”.  As we know, an entire professional niche is based off of this….laughter therapists.  Let’s dive into why we should LOL more often.

It makes for healthier and stronger relationships

Look at great relationships and HAPPY marriages and you will find that a common element is usually laughter and keeping a sense of humor about things.  This is whether the relationship is under attack by stress (from within or outward) or in good times.  It helps us to bounce back from some hard blows.  For example, there was a coworker in my past that had cancer and had lost most of his hair from chemotherapy.  He decided to shave it all off.  He said that most people don’t get to see themselves bald and I replied by saying he had a nice shaped head.  This sent both of us into uncontrollable laughter.  Laughing in such a sad time may have seemed a bit odd to most people around us, but I truly believe it was like medicine to him.  We had not been friends and really only general greetings like good morning but after that, it was like he could appreciate that everyone around him wasn’t walking on eggshells about the “C” word and that someone was more focused on life and living.  If I could do this with a coworker that I barely knew, how much more would it benefit practicing this with my close friends and family?

Laughing out loud lowers blood pressure & improves circulation

Laughter may reduce your body’s level of the stress hormone, cortisol and thus by doing so, it can reduce blood pressure and this positive chain reaction may help to reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease.   Your muscles actually get a workout from laughing, which drops your blood pressure and this remains for a period of time as your blood vessels dilate and additional oxygen enters your circulation. It is recommended to laugh for around 15 to 20 minutes a day for a healthier heart, no matter what your source of laughter.

Improved memory

There is a theory that too much of the body chemical cortisol can damage the hippocampus – the part of the brain responsible for short-term memory – In the long run this can eventually damage your ability to learn and remember.  If you find that you are forgetful about little things, like going into a room three times in a row and forgetting what you came in there for, try to laugh more often……even at yourself!

Laughter boosts your immune system and releases endorphins

The Father is so awesome in how he places all of these healthy feedback mechanisms for us in our bodies so that if we treat it well, we can heal from a lot in time.  Endorphins boost our mood, help us to cope with pain, and so much more that we are only scratching the surface of their benefits.

Of course decreasing cortisol, that old stress hormone will help our immune systems to enjoy a boost.  Increasing your daily dose of laughter can help with both of these very vital things.  Give it a try and see.

Helps us to sleep better and boosts our creativity

Laughter helps to release stress which in turn helps us to be more at ease and more creative.  Our worries melt away……at least for a little while, long enough to get that creative boost and lay our heads down for a good much needed rest.  Try a comedy relief show instead of a sad and gloomy story before bed or if you have writers’ block and see if it doesn’t make a difference.

It just makes you and others around you happier

Ok, this one is not scientific but I am sure we all agree that no one wants to be around a miserable person except for a miserable person who wants company.  Enjoy life and those around you and share an infectious laugh about something.  It truly does go a long way in making your outlook on life better.

Share your feedback about LOL’ing more often and how you did it.  Would love to hear your feedback!

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The Performance

Trained

Blistered

Feet

Engage

Shellacked

Layered

Wood

Creating

Beheld

Rhythmic

Masterpiece

One

Fleeting

Moment

photo credit:  Chicaco Artists Resource

What Are You G For?

G

 Greatness of His presence

R

Righteously judging between men

A

Awesome, His unconditional love

T

Tremendous forgiving of sin

I

Inspirational story of a People

T

Treasures of rain not fame

U

Unity of His he delights in

D

Deliverance makes end to pain

E

Everlasting GRATITUDE for His blessings, Cup seen as half full,

Positive mindset a must, Avoid negativity’s rule

 

Wanted, Long-term Workers

Job Description & Benefits:

Wanted, enthusiastic workers, immediately for hire,

Maximum job security, very few ever choose to retire

May require some travel to many extraordinary places

Pays in dividends such as smiles, hugs, and happy satisfied faces

Often as your clients age the job challenges may intensify

But not to worry, take blows to the chin, on the Father you can rely

Don’t be surprised that if in time clients take on your looks and ways

For job success, correct them when needed, but ALWAYS save room for praise

No experience required, make mental notes and train along the way

There’s no manual, so share your gained wisdom with co-workers without delay

You see this job has a huge network, we encourage reaching out to your peers

However, the measure of success may not be seen for many long & grueling years

The organizational chart is made of fathers, sisters, aunts, uncles and brothers

Bypass the glass ceiling by taking the wisdom of grandfathers and grandmothers

This job is of great importance, NO, not president,  scientist or actor on a sitcom 

For with gratitude I’ve had the pleasure of being blessed to serve in this job called “MOM”

I thank our Heavenly Father every day that I haven’t had to do it alone

For to raise a child with support from a village propels him to achieve every milestone

villagetoraisechildBig thanks to all of the parents, grandparents and extended family as well as friends that take part daily to make a positive impact in support of the children, our future.  Keep your head up and know that we all make a difference.  One love Ya’ll!👪❤💕

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Who Are We

We are those which are undeniable

Try as you may to sum us up, your formulas become unreliable

Exponential spiritual growth, magnified and powered by His Word.

Stereotypes smashed, obliterated, set free from those  bywords

Make a stand for truth, time quickly winding down

Exhibit faith although enemies will no doubt surround

Bnei Yisrael, your walk and talk mark you

We don’t fear being different, for we know who and what we pursue

Who Are We?

We are Children of Light, who walk by faith, execute what’s right

Strive to arrive at a new height, who fight to make the flesh an oversight,

So we can ultimately UNITE to heal the world from this diabolical plight……

AND TRULY EXIST AGAIN IN HIS IMAGE

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Garden Whisper

This poem and mood was inspired by my modest window garden.  I truly miss planting in the earth and having a big back yard, however, sometimes you have to stir what you got!  Be grateful in all that the Most High gives and He will increase what you have beyond your dreams.  Such order in nature and as I observe the growth of my tomato and melon plants, avocado, lemon and pomegranate trees, although small, I get a sense of calm as I care for them and watch the progress made from week to week.  Did you know that since the mid 80’s hospitals began to take advantage of the calming effect received by patients who suffer from pain and anxiety.  These are huge sources of stress that damage our immune systems.  So, test this theory out on a stressful day and take a stroll through a garden.  Even consider starting your own.  Even a window garden like mine can be beneficial.  Isn’t your health worth it?

Hearts breaks Again

Valerie Castile, Mother of Philandro Castile, slain victim of Minnesota Officer Yanez who was found not guilty on all accounts!

Recycled Capitalism

Blood soaked economic system, Private ownership

Solely for profits, Echoes ring from cracks of the whip

Old face Britain & Amsterdam, New face honors the Duke

New York’s stench from lies, Can’t mask the truth

Made legal to own African people, forced to build The Wall

Pillar of oppression, that Eagle, Babylon must fall

18th century slave code, Now born with bar code,

Auction block to auction market, 11 Wall Street Manhatten tortured souls sold

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, Are we just derivatives

Of greed laden trades and transactions, Deliberate and annihilative

Auctioneer, broker, big board, Lehmen’s cotton,

Aetna’s insured slaves, Same players, different names & days, fleshly crops gone rotten

Sold to the highest bidder, Merrill and Goldman supply the collateral

Capitalism with a botched facelift, devil in the mathematicals

What goes up must descend, was never worthy to wear the crown,

be found blameless in these days,

Repent, seek truth, change wicked ways, be heavenbound

For the end will not delay