No one likes to make mistakes even by accident. Unfortunately, we do and most assuredly will. So, what do we do after it happens, throw our hands up and say oh well or do we see it as an opportunity to learn and grow? When you make the same mistake repeatedly, you have to make the adjustment of change. This means changing your perception, mindset, words actions and/or environment. Mistakes are not the end but the beginning of knowledge in an area you were unprepared, unaware and unable to make work at the time. If you fell down, get up, brush yourself off and keep going or if necessary try again with the lesson you’ve learned. Use it to avoid making another mistake. Use it as a stepping stone to your goal. Valarie
Love in action – Love never judges!
Greetings to all! I’ve been away for a while dealing with life and situations as they have arisen. As you all can figure out, I have this thing for LOVE. As 2014 rolled in, so have challenges.
The latest one is a week-long furlough which I’m on now from work. For those of you who don’t know what that means it’s another name for layoff. This option seemed favorable compared to letting someone go. Truly, I agree this was a better solution.
In my world of work, this could have produced bad attitudes, fear (there was some) and negativity etc. However, after the shock, co-workers embraced it and choose to see the week off as a vacation without pay.
We allowed love to cast out fear (most of it) and encouraged one another.
I challenge all of you to change your world and the world around you for the good. One person can affect positive change so try it and let me know how it works.
Now is the time when most people reflect on the past 11 months and 30 days, re-evaluate and plan to change. Unfortunately, the person you were at 11:59pm is still the same person you will be at 12:00am (Midnight). Change is a process and if you wanted to be different in 2014 you should have started a while ago. Now, is it too late… never, but it will take patience, perseverance and consistency for change to occur. With that said, be patient with yourself. If you could’ve changed in a blink of an eye, you would’ve already done it.
New Years is not about making resolutions to better yourself or your life (there’s nothing wrong with that). It’s not a fresh start or the only time you can reflect and change, you can do those things at anytime of the year. Try seeing the New Year as just that, a new calendar year. Now, you can and should have plans and goals you’d like to accomplish within the next 365 days without the pressures of feeling like a failure if you don’t do them all. Enjoy the new year and each day contained within it. At the end of 2014 hopefully you will look back and see a year that you enjoyed, not one that’s full of broken promises and failed resolutions. HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN YOU DID IN 2013.
I have lots of things to do. Projects to start, continue and finish. Dreams to follow, plans to be made and with 12 days off I intended to start and finish quite a bit. Well, needless to say, I’ve spent a lot of time doing nothing and wondering what happened as days quickly pass by. Yep, with 5 days left, I have very little to show for it. Too much of nothing has led to nothing! I couldn’t even relax and do nothing without doing something that equated to nothing. However, I did watch a few movies online and to know me is to know that last movie I saw was Batman. Me and movies are distant friends, one every blue moon. So, to have watched 3 I’m doing great even if they are old. Lol.
Let today be more than the giving of gifts. Give what cannot be lost, broken, returned, given away, pushed to the side or devalued. Give the gift of LOVE! When it is genuinely given, joy always follows and leaves a lasting impression in the life of the recipient.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas filled love, joy, peace, kindness, self-control, goodness, gentleness, patience, faithfulness and blessings. Valarie
Gradually I find myself wondering. Things are changing in ways I have yet to understand or even see but feel. My life is about to take a major shift. It’s needed, necessary, scary, uncertain, new, sad and wonderful. Can change be all these things… Yes! I have to embrace it all through the eyes of love. Yes, even the sad because on the other side is joy as long as I cross over and keep it moving. My heart is heavy, my tears wet, my mind is unfocused yet, I see something in the distance. Only time will tell what it is and what part it will play in my life. Things are changing and me along with it!
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.