THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I CRY: AND IT’S GOOD FOR ME

I find that the older I getthe more I cry.Certain music moves me to tears.Memories can easily make me weep..I often think about the people I love… I miss them so muchand it causes me to sometimessit alone and quietly cry.Sometimes regrets make my heart acheand cause tears to flow.I regret things I didn’t do in lifeand also regret things I did do.I grieve over losses in my lifeand crying helps meget through the night.But I find comfort in knowingthat crying is good for me.And I’m not alone.On average,women cry 3.5 times each monthand men cry 1.9 times each month.(I … Continue reading THE OLDER I GET THE MORE I CRY: AND IT’S GOOD FOR ME

3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

LIFE MOVES SWIFTLYI wish I had realized how swiftly life moves. Like most 20 year olds, I somehow thought life would go on forever. I saw people in their 30s, 40s, even 60s and above and never pictured that I would be “one of them.” I took life for granted. I never thought about my own mortality. I got caught up in the fast track and the busyness of life. As I look back, I wish I had taken more time to enjoy and appreciate each day. I now realize I missed so much and I regret it. I wish … Continue reading 3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

Believe in the powerful of love to help you overcome.Where there is discouragement, love encourages..Where there is failure, love inspires.Where there is pain, love heals.Where there is weariness, love rejuvenates..Where there is sadness, love uplifts.Where there is a broken heart, love mends..Where there is separation, love reconciles.Where there is loss,, love comforts.Where there is hurt, love forgives.Life does not give you more than you can handle.Love provides what you need to overcome.Believe. Continue reading BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

YOUR LOVE HAS GREAT POWER – USE IT FOR GOOD

Love has great power to transform lives.Love has the power to change the world. Love is more powerful than all the battles ever fought,than all the bombs ever dropped,than all the hate ever expressed,than all the pain ever caused,than all the violence ever enacted.Love heals.Love transforms.Love conquers.Love endures any circumstance, reaches across any distance.Love overcomes all barriers,jumps over hurdles,penetrates walls,climbs mountains,and carries the Flag of Hopethrough every conflict.Love lives within your heart.Think of the power you haveto do good. Continue reading YOUR LOVE HAS GREAT POWER – USE IT FOR GOOD

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE ANYTHING THE WORLD THROWS AT YOU

Everyone has moments when they feel likethey simply are not going to make it.They feel like they’re not going to survive.When those moments come, take a good look at yourself and remember this:Here you are. You’re alive. You made it.So far you have survived everything theworld has thrown at you.You have survived 100% of everything that has happened to you.When you think about the timesyou were knocked down and suffered pain,remember….there are two kinds of pain.Pain that hurts and you allow to linger,and pain that hurts but changes you.Somehow, someway you have made itthrough all your past painand it changed … Continue reading YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SURVIVE ANYTHING THE WORLD THROWS AT YOU

BOOTS WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE TROUBLED WATERS OF LIFE

Sometimes our heart gets flooded with troubled watersand our soul aches with waves of pain and despair.Our days get overcast with dark clouds of dismay.Choppy waters of worry fill our nights.Our bones grow weary and weak.We want to give in to the power of the waves.We want to give up and let go of hope.But then a voice within us whispers,”You have been given boots.They will get you through the troubled waters.Put them on and start wading.The waters may seem deep and choppy and scary,but your boots are high and strong and safe.Trust your boots. Have faith that they will … Continue reading BOOTS WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE TROUBLED WATERS OF LIFE

IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG

In the midst of all the hardships we face in life —Be it personal loss that leaves usfeeling like we’ll never get over it,like we’ll never get rid of those darkclouds that keep hanging around;Be it separation that fills our lifewith emptiness and leaves us hurtingand grasping for meaning and purpose; Be it illness that takes a toll onour mind and body and eats awaya our hope for health and well-being;Be it conflict that creates painand heartache and crushes our spirit;Be it anything that tries to defeat us,wear us down, make us want to give up —It is in the … Continue reading IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS WE BECOME STRONG