Say Goodbye to 2015… And say Hello and fully embrace 2016…

new yearEvery year on New Years a great majority of people make New Years Resolutions. Stats show not even 5% of people keep their resolutions though… So here’s my thoughts on this, which are pretty basic. Making a resolution as say I’m going to lose weight this year- here’s a thought, make a plan as to how, not just the what but the actual steps you will take… i.e: I will eat healthier foods. I will stop drinking soda. I will cut out processed foods. I will cut out fast food… see the theme here? When setting goals that you want to achieve you have to do more then think about where you are at and where it is that you would like to be…. You have to outline the steps you WILL take to get there. Joining a gym doesn’t make one lose weight. Going there every day and doing the work, and eating healthier are the every day steps… Just an example. Whether your new years resolution is to quit smoking, lose weight, stop drinking, be a better person, or find a better job, know that you can achieve any/all of these things by taking the steps one day at a time to get there. Without work, without effort, without the will to make changes, changes that you strive for won’t ever happen.

On another note… As this year comes to an end, leave with the years end all that has happened, all that is not within your control to change, and all that has come to pass. Move into the new year with positivity, with a mind set that anything is possible, and that YOU CAN, YOU WILL, YOU ARE, to all that you wish to achieve, to be and to make happen. Sometimes in life we have to accept the things that are not within our control to change, and apply that energy instead to all that things that are possible. Life will always finds its balance, but it won’t find it while you place your energy in all that has past, all that can’t be changed, all the circumstances that aren’t within your power to control. Give your power, your energy and your life to all that is, all it can be, and all that helps you to be the incredible being you were placed on this earth to be… Start the New Year a new… Be the best most incredible YOU that you can be. Go after your every goal, desire and passion in this life, and make dreams realities. YOU CAN… and YOU WILL… Happy New Years eve everyone. Please be safe…

Every moment in our lives is unique.

Every moment in our lives is unique. Every ounce of time is precious. Everything that we do, everything we say, everything we put into the universe, has an impact. Focus on what is important, what and whom matter to you in this life, and build upon that. One of the greatest things about happiness is that it comes when you give it. It comes when you live it. You have everything you need within you to live the life you were created to. Wishing you all a truly blessed and beautiful day. Sending love, positivity, prayers and blessings!!! Rock your day!!!

The only way to move forward is to let go of all that holds you back…

BuddhaThe New Year is almost upon us. Now is the time to think about all the old pains, old baggage, old anything you’d like to leave behind with the year that is endings. We don’t need to wait till a New Year begins to start fresh. But often it helps people having things like New Years to set resolutions, to set new goals, to reflect on where they’ve come since the previous year, and where it is most of all that they may want to go…

The only way to move forward is to let go of all that holds you back. The only way to reach a goal, is to be willing to do the work it takes to achieve it. We are capable of anything. We have no limits. The only boundaries, and limits and stoppages that exist in this life are the ones we set…

There’s a few more days till New Years. During this time, take time to reflect and do some inventory… Inventory your likes and dislikes. Inventory the positive changes you made in 2015 and inventory the negative changes… Decide what you would like to take into 2016 and what you would like to leave right where it is. Decide what you would like to add to 2016 that did not exist in 2015. Realize the power that your thoughts have. Realize the power that your every action has. Realize the power of YOU.

Make 2016 the year you choose for it to be. And if 2015 wasn’t all you’d hoped for, then realize one very simple thing- and that’s that you had a 2015 at all. 60 MILLION peoples lives ended in 2015. 60 MILLION. Today alone over 85,000 lives ended!!! So if you are reading this at all, then you are someone who has been gifted this blessing to still be here. To have eyes to read. To have the gifts and abilities that you posses. I say it all the time, I’ve always said it since I was a kid, and I will keep saying it until I am no longer here in this life —- we have to honor the gift our lives truly are. Worry less about all that you don’t have and focus on all that you do. And if there is more you want from this life, than go after it…

Work harder. Fight harder. Fear less. Try more. Do more. Be more. Make less excuses. Take more action. And then watch as your life begins to reflect you want to live, verses the one you are living…

This brand New Year will not be a product of the circumstances that all the years prior have brought, or the ones 2016 itself may bring. It will be a product of your every thought… your every action… your every choice…

Merry Christmas Eve Eve…

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Today is Christmas Eve Eve… On this special day I would like to wish you all a very Happy Holidays. May your holiday season be spent with those you love, whether near or far, in person or in spirit and heart. May your Christmastime be spent wearing smiles, hearing laughter, sharing memories, which are in fact our greatest gifts, as are the people you hold dear enough to create a memory in your mind of. May your holiday season be one filled with joy, filled with new possibilities, filled with hope of all that still can be.

Let the tears come if they are something you feel. Those tears are simply the purest form of love within you, and each tear that flows is for someone you love, someone you miss, someone who is no longer there beside you on this holiday season… A lot of lives have been lost this year. A lot of hardships have happened in the world… We cannot change the bad things that have happened or the losses that come with life. They are a part of life, whether we understand the reasons or not. Did you know that one average 150,000 peoples lives end each day, and that over 350,000 babies are born each day as well?… That is 350,000 new lives, new possibilities, new miracles… Yes horrific things happen in this life. But incredible blessings happen too. It is always your choice as to how you see this life, this world, others and most of all yourself.

This holiday season, share the very best that is you. Honor each and every person you love that is no longer here with you. Honor each and every life that was lost this year, whether they were connected to you or not. How do you honor them all? Quite simply you do so by honoring YOUR life. By honoring the gift that is YOU. You can’t right every wrong. You can’t fix everything that has ever been broken, whether by your hand or another’s. But you can choose to live in a manner that is worthy of this amazing gift of life that you’ve been given. Yesterday is no longer here and what’s happened in all the days that have passed cannot be changed. Tomorrow has yet to be gifted to us, but should it be, may we all honor that gift with every ounce of who we are…

Give the greatest gift this year to those you love. Give the greatest gift to yourself. Give the best of you, in all you do, and with all you do it with. Merry Christmas Eve everyone. May it be safe, may it be happy, and may it be all that you desire it to be.

Holidays can be difficult and bring about different feelings for everyone. Be respectful…

Can’t believe Christmas is so close and that this year is ending so quickly. What a crazy year it’s been. Hardships….and Blessings… And blessings that came about through hardships. As always life finding it’s balance… Just wanna remind everyone Christmas is not an automatic happy go lucky time for everyone. And that is crucial that we respect the hards that many feel. Respect that as some of us cherish the memories of those no longer here in happy ways, others carry them in deeper and harder ways… Many even feel guilty for allowing themselves to feel happy for the holidays, as if they are somehow dishonoring those they love, that are no longer here. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know if it was myself that was no longer, I would never want those who loved me to be unhappy when it comes to my not being here. I’d instead want them to celebrate my life, verses morning my passing.

A lot of lives have been lost to many of us, and it often amplifies for many families during the holidays… the pain… the loss…. the sadness…. We all need to be extra kind to ourselves and to others throughout the holiday season and always. Know that it’s not at always the happiest time of the year for many… Whatever your struggle, whatever your loss, whatever your pain, the holidays are a crucial time to absorb the love, the blessings, the positive energy of those you love, whether near or far. The family time, the get-togethers, the quality time is such a blessing and the real gift of Christmas isn’t something bought, it’s simply love and other beings…

Christmas means many things to many people. The hard stuff and the happy. The presents and the religion. The Santa Claus and the Lord. We are all unique individuals and we all view holidays and all days in our way…

And remember just because someone is no longer here, doesn’t mean you are meant to “not be here.” Check in, be present. Appreciate that very simple fact that you woke up today and drew breath. Because approx 150,000 people didn’t wake up on this very day… Love you all!!! Please love and honor yourself and everyone you hold dear.. And those you don’t even know, simply honor and respect and be grateful for their existance as well.

When you say goodnight tonight…

giftOur children grow up so quickly. One minute you are holding them for the first time in your arms. Your heart melting by the simple grabbing of your finger. Every little sound makes your heart flutter. They start taking their first steps. Next thing you know they’re running all over the place and you can barely keep up… They learn, grow and change so much with every day that passes… You take them to school for the first time, and you miss them with all you are… You blink and they’ve grown up into young men and women… What yesterday seemed like the first day of Pre School becomes first day of high school… then college… How did that happen? How did they grow up? How did we grow up?

I look around and see so many of us who’ve grown up together and all known each other for most of our lives… I see all the different stages our lives are in. Some of us still have children growing up at home. Some have children who’ve graduated and moved forward into adulthood. Some have grand babies. And some are just now having babies… Some never had children for various reasons…

Takes me to my next thoughts… That some of us are still here. And some of us have left this Earth. That some of us have never had children in this life to hold, to watch grow, to love with every ounce of who we are… And some of us have lost children… There are so many stages to all of our lives, and so many different paths that we all travel.

Whatever the stages our lives may be in, whatever steps our children are taking, each day is such an incredible step to have… Take each step with the knowledge and appreciation for having the ability to do so at all. I don’t mean physically by any means. Whether you walk, roll, hop, skip, run or crawl, the steps forward of each day are a true gift.

When you say goodnight tonight to your kids, your grandkids, your furry kids, your parents, your significant other, yourself, or those who are no longer here; that in your heart you say goodnights to always… whoever you say it too; say it with love. Say it with the knowledge that the morning is not guaranteed to any of us. Say it with the gratitude that you had this very day and that you have the ability to say goodnight to anyone or anything you hold dear…Whether those you love the most are near or far, the heart knows no limits, no boundaries. Time and distance never breaks the truest of bonds. Whether apart by miles, or by heaven and earth, love will for always be love…

Goodnight and sweet dreams to you all. May the sun rise tomorrow and bless each and every one of you with its glory, its beauty and its gift!!!