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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


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Monday Thoughts: Unwanted Territory

Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.

Gianna Perada Carini

Life is a constant until we are gone. Regardless of what is happening in and around us, life is in constant motion.

With this life we attempt to live, enjoy, survive, find and share meaning on an almost daily basis. We have family, friends, associates, companions, all different sorts of relationships revolving around our existence here. We want to have the most fulfilling life experience there is to have (what is fulfilling to each individual).

Things do not always work out as we hope for and it can be disappointing. People do not always turn out to be who we think they are, either what we expect or who they present themselves to be. Life can push you to the limits of physical, mental and spiritual endurance and what you believe you can handle. We are not required, obligated or bound to suffering and mistreatment. At the end of the day we are alone in our innermost thoughts and feelings.

Choices and decisions are not always easy to make. Outside observers can give their opinion but they are not in your shoes or beneath your skin. It is our individual act, ours alone depending on the situation. You can be taken to the limits of reasoning and understanding and it doesn’t mean that you have to be pushed into territory that you don’t want to be or remain in. What good is life if you are not a part of your own..

Life is a constant regardless.

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Thoughtful Thursday: Outlook

“Perspective alone can make an experience positive or negative, but regardless of which you let it become, it can only have as much power over your outlook on life as you give it.”  ― A.J. DarkholmeRise of the Morningstar  

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Monday Thoughts: All Is Life

“The only inevitably in life is death. Everything in between is a measurement of existence.”


Whatever thoughts we may think

Whatever feelings we may feel

Whatever stirs in our soul

And whatever moves our heart

It is all life

The ups and downs

The steadiness 

The good and bad

The happiness and sadness 

It is all life

Contentment 

Confusion 

Clarity 

It is all life

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In life nothing is certain, nothing is guaranteed an in an instant your life can change. All we have is what we have today. We can dream, we can hope and we can pray and we still must live what is the moment.

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The Brightness

This sandstorm of thoughts appears to be clearing

Up ahead looks like some sort of brightness

My feet sink in the sand with each step I take

But this brightness draws me near

The after affects of being disoriented attempt to confuse me

I am not worried because, my mind never lost rational thinking

And my heart had enough fire to keep my soul from becoming cold

The brightness gives me a feeling of weightlessness

Unshackling my inner being

The brightness is what saved me

The sandstorm dissipates quietly

I gave away life to allow life to be

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Thoughtful Thursday: Benevolence 

In someone’s darkest hour your simple act of kindness may imitate the sunrise, and to sad eyes you become their only source of light.– Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes


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Monday Thoughts: The Person In The Mirror Deserves Your Respect

“If you think little of yourself, life will think little of you.” 


It all starts with you. Do you believe in you? You can receive tons of encouragement and support but it won’t mean a thing if you are not believing in you.

A thought can weigh heavily on the attitude you carry.  If you look in the mirror and you are not happy to see you then you are already laying out the path for “it’s going to be one of those days” and your attitude will reflect as such. At the very start of our day we should be encouraging ourselves. Encouraging ourself to face the day, meet every challenge and not belittle who we are.  Whether it’s your physical attributes, your personality or your overall persona, have respect for yourself.

There is only one You. Others may have similar character traits and personalities but there is only one You. Don’t think less of yourself attempting to live up to someone else’s standards or expectations. Self respect and belief in yourself goes a long towards living a life that you want and persuing your dreams.

It all starts with You.

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