Friday, January 29, 2010

You say you are broken
Please let me pick up the pieces
If you give me your heart
I promise to take care of it
My love for you will make you soar

Restore you to the man you were once before

I promise to share with you all that I have

You have re-ignited my fire within
please let me show you
When can we begin

The times we share are so precious to me
it gets harder and harder to leave

u say u are broken
I am broken too
lets take the pieces of what is left of our hearts
and make a fresh start

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A poetic moment

My Testimony

This is my testimony,

I have spent too much and lived too fast,
wasted too much time on things that just won't last.

But, God is my hope
and He has given me grace

He has stored up for me
a Heavenly place

So daily I will try
 to seek His face

Please, dear Lord help me endure this race.

-Phaedra Alwell

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thought for Today

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
— Blaise Pascal

Living Intentionally

How do you want to live your life?  This question has been on my mind a lot this new year.   As people make resolutions and attempt to live their lives, to make something out of very little at times, we all tend to turn inwards and focus on our selves.  It is not a bad thing.  We are evolved human beings and possess the intellect to make choices based on what we need and want to get out of life.  I have thought alot about purposeful living and what it means to live intentionally.  To me, living intentionally means to not be swayed or tossed about by what life or people throws at you.  Living intentionally means that you have a purpose, a focus, a goal.  Life does not happen by accident. It also does not slow down and wait for you to "get it".  You wake up in the morning and decide what you want out of the day.  Personally, my life's intention this year is to live a life of love.  To wear my heart on my sleeve, to live by my heart and not my head and my feelings.

To be motivated by love and not fear.  To serve with love, give with love.  To not do things halfway but to do them excellently, to the best of my abilities.  God wants us to be our best, do our best, and anything lessjust simply does not cut it.  Living by accident and letting "whatever happens, happens" doesn't cut it. I intend to live a life of love intentionally, every day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Nurses Prayer

A Nurse's Prayer

Give to my heart, Lord...

compassion and understanding.

Give to my hands,

skill and tenderness.

Give to my ears

the ability to listen.

Give to my lips

words of comfort.

Give to me, Lord...

strength for this selfless service

and enable me to give hope

to those I am called to serve.  -Anonymous

Time to Breathe

Thought for Today

The Challenge

Let others lead small lives,
but not you.
Let others argue over small things,
but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts,
but not you.
Let others leave their future
in someone else's hands,
but not you.

Jim Rohn

Simple Pleasures

1).  spending quality time with the people you love
2). being loved unconditionally
3).  Getting a new job!
4)  reading
5).  hot tea

The One Minute Writer for Thursday

Today's Writing Prompt: Odds

In what way have you beat the odds?

That I have managed so far to stay free from chronic diseases even though I am not at an ideal weight. I am able to exercise daily and have the most energy that I have had in a very long time. I pray that it continues this way and that I am able to get healthier and healthier day by day. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Writing Prompt courtesy of the One Minute Writer


Today's Writing Prompt: Accomplished

We have completed the first 8 days of 2010. Write about something you accomplished in that time.

I have been able to accomplish beginning my life fresh and new and changing my mindset from defeat to success.  To not listen to the negative voices and to not be swayed by what others think of me.  To begin to act and live courageously instead of living a life of fear and uncertainty.  

Simple Pleasures

1).   joy and laughter on a child's face
2).  a cool wintry day when the sun is shining
3).  a cup of hot chocolate
4).  helping others
5).  knowing its ok to admit when we ourselves need help

Thought for Today

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls whohiker on snowy mountainknow neither victory nor defeat.
       - Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Time to Breathe

Thought for Today

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Simple Pleasures

1). Honesty with yourself
2). Having abundant amount of energy
3). Great friends
4). New opportunities
5). a loving kitty kat : )

Monday, January 4, 2010

Simple Pleasures

1). Belonging
2). Saying you will do something and you do it/
3). Warm blankets and a hot cup of coffee
4). Connecting with others
5). A winning game by your favorite team!! : ) (Hats off to my Texans!)

Time to Breathe

My favorite quotes on goals

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. _-Vince Lombardi

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Happy New Year!

Hope this finds everyone well and happy in our new year of 2010! I love January. It is a month full of hope and goal-setting, a renewed energy for life and all that it has to offer. I have never been much of a resolution maker because they are broken as soon as they are made but rather, just be very aware of changes I want to make in my life. This year I want to just get back to the basics of life. Just pair everything down and just try to live and be the best I can be. Nuff said : )

Would love to hear about YOUR goals, resolutions!!