Easier said than done! Think about yourself being on the receiving end of the criticisms, condemnations or complaints. It makes it easier not to do it to others. Unless you feel that it doesn’t matter what others think or say. Think again! You’re not being truthful with yourself. Negative judgmental words hurt, especially from those you love and/or care about. A positive attitude makes you a better person, towards you and others!
Thank you http://blessedart1111.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award. It’s always interesting to know what to say when someone thinks enough of your blog to send you an award. Truly a sign of love in action that I gladly will pay it forward. Her blog is about… simply life – living your best life one day at a time. Below are the people I have nominated although there were more… I try to follow the rules. (smile) Note* These questions were a challenge to answer and come up with but fun. Hugs
1. Why did you start blogging?
I’m all about love. I wanted to share why love is so important and encourage people. I don’t think that people hear that they are loved enough and it doesn’t have to come from people you know, just someone who cares.
2. Would you say you were better at written or verbal communication?
Both. Verbal because you can articulate what you want to say more accurately and people can hear what can’t be communicated vocally on paper. Written because you can express yourself more freely and comfortably without being embarrassed.
3. What’s your favorite quote and why?
Anything that edifies others and brings about a smile.
4. Which seasons do you enjoy most?
Spring, new life emerges and springs forth.
5. Describe a perfect day for you?
One where my creative juices are flowing. Another in which I can go outside and appreciate the beauty of life.
6. Aside from blogging what do you enjoy doing?
Writing, reading, music and cooking
7. Tell us something about you most people would be surprised to know?
I’m always second guessing my abilities, I’m always nervous when I have to speak in front of people and I love children of all ages, even grown ones. (smile).
8. When are you most at peace?
When I’m outside enjoying nature or listening to music.
9. If you were a drink what kind would you be and why?
Something sweet and refreshing.
10. Large crowds or intimate settings?
Here are the 10 questions I am asking the bloggers that I’ve nominated.
1. What do you want people to get from your blog?
2. What do you want people to remember about you?
3. What are you passionate about?
4. Do you consider yourself a good person/friend?
5. Use one word to describe yourself?
6. If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
7. What is one of your favorite foods?
8. Name something that makes you smile?
9. Name one way you show love to others?
10. On a scale of 1-10, how considerate of others are you?
One desire burns
Memories old returns.
Love found then lost
Dreams achieved at a cost.
Aching back and tired feet
Tossing and turning between the sheets.
Empty frame beside the bed
Echoing thoughts left unsaid.
Gone without a trace
Decisions made can’t be erased.
Love was here and now it’s gone
Not even a picture to hold on.
How many people yearn to hear someone say you matter! Long to know and hear someone say, you’re loved or I love you. Those words are so foreign now and often times attached to stipulations and conditions. I love you as long as… You matter as long as… Treat people the way you want to be treated is true but, what if you don’t know how you want to be treated. Maybe you’ve been treated bad for so long, that’s all you and so you do treat people the way you have been treated… poorly. Regardless of how someone treats you, treat them better because they may not know there is a difference, especially if everyone around them are the same way. Be different! Show them the way to love. Show them that they matter and are loved! You might just be the first person to do so. Love is and action not a reaction word.
Hugs and love from me to you!
We need to learn to laugh more and stress less. When situations occur that you cannot change, worry, fear and doubt won’t change them. They will only succeed creating health issues, aging, changing and wearing you…down. All situations are not impossible regardless of what they look like. Remember the challenges you’ve face before, somehow you made it through. I know I did, but that’s another story! Learn to laugh more importantly, learn to love, it makes life not seem so bad.
As I look at life, my life in particular I find myself wondering about the choices I’ve made and the paths I chosen or wandered on. There have been great times, good times, bad times and times I wish I could do over. When moments like that happens, I feel empty, happy, sad, wonderful, perplexed, content, blue and overjoyed. This emotion kept and keeps me on my toes. Once they used to rule me until I realized that my life experiences both good and bad has shaped my present and shaping my future.
The person I am today is because of what I’ve gone through. The wisdom I’ve gained, the love I’ve shared, disappointments and rejections I’ve felt over the years has molded me into who I am today. My imperfect life both my failures and successes has strengthened my faith and grounded me in reality.
Through the pain, I’ve found joy. In the midst of my trials and setbacks, I’ve developed determination, stamina and faith to keep going until I break though. All these things and many more have ultimately cultivated compassion, patience, understanding and love within me towards others and myself.
I wouldn’t trade all that I’ve gained so far because the lessons were priceless. Perhaps if I could change parts of my life I would. However, since that’s not an option. I now appreciate my life for what it is and always have been a blessing, even in the midst of despair and self-doubt. There is wisdom in learning from the lessons in our lives that will help us in our present and future success, happiness, victories and most important how to truly love.