As an adult, we are supposed to live up to a certain image or follow a certain blueprint and if we don’t, we are deemed or labeled as, “lazy”, “incompetent”, a dreamer. I know that I am not all of those things except lazy every Tuesday. :-p
I guess I’ll tell you want inspired me to write this.
I may bicker, scream, kick, yell, but my family has been amazing. We have our disagreements, but we are there for each other. For me, family extends to close friends as well. I consider my boyfriend family. I just can’t ask for anything better. I have an extended family of stepbrothers and sisters. Family is more than blood relation. It’s a loving connection with people who return it. There are some people who I am related to that are just awful while I have friends who connect with me on a daily basis. I love that.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu
Remember that. While watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, it was so interesting and cool to hear people calling themselves family. It’s true. If I have never argued with you or even burped in front of you, you are not close to me. Period. I can tell my life story, but if I feel you are not close enough to see my vulnerability, it will not be shown.
Just cherish the family you have. It is true when it is said that it takes a village to raise a child. IF you know someone who feels as if they have no family, welcome them into yours or become family to them.
So in my last post, I spoke of being at peace and my reflection. In order to welcome peace, you must first attract it. IN order for the Law of Attraction to work, you must first implement the Law of Gratitude. We take so much for granted and it is downright awful. We complain about our weight and make excuses, but don’t work to change it. We complain that we don’t have the latest up-to-date fashion or gadgets instead of appreciating the ones we have. I’m not going to go on the whole “starving people around the world” rant. It’s not necessary.
We just have to start showing our appreciation for the things we do have and then we will be open to receive more. The Universe/Creator/God listens to us and watches our actions. They give back what we put out. We always get what we ask for, but it may not exactly have been what we wanted. You might have prayed for a new car and got a lemon. Well, it’s new to you but not to someone else. You have to be specific. You can ask, but you have to work for it as well.
The point of this post is that I am using July as my month of gratitude. My birthday is on the 7th so why not? I am happy for life. I am appreciative to have it made it this far when I could’ve died in the womb. Everyday, I am going to write a post about something I am grateful for and what I am doing to convey that. I challenge you to do the same!
9: Completion. Spirituality. Humanitarianism. Conflict.
1: beginning. rebirth. God. drive. independence.
Since this year is coming to an end, I think it’s only appropriate that I reflect a bit. I can wait until December, but I’d rather not (besides, I can’t sleep anyway). Now, I believe in divination and I have been reading a lot on it. I started reading about numerology and did my numbers. I checked the number of my life and this is a 9 year for me. So many things have happened. I have found myself and lost myself only to find myself again. Pretty much, I’ve been everywhere. But I’m starting to center. Next year is 1 which is beginnings and rebirth. I have backtracked the numbers to times and my life and I must say…THEY DO NOT LIE!
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Song: ‘Gravity’ by John Mayer
Mood: Down & stressed.
Quote: “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.” — Tupac Shakur
Just food for thought. I have 4 videos I need to edit & upload. If you’re still subscribed or just reading, thanks. 🙂 You are most definitely appreciated. =]
I know…another post in just 3 days? Well, I decided to do it because I’m up with nothing better to do. LOL. I’m slowly going through Twitter withdrawal but in the end it’ll be all worth it. I just miss some of the people I talked to on there. =[ Anywhosit, I’m raring to go and I am again starting on this healthier life kick. I keep false starting because I look for outside motivations and I say it’s for health reasons yet at the same time I don’t care enough because everyone around me just says ‘Yeah ok.’ ‘You won’t last!’ ‘Be real.’ when I’m serious about this. My best friend noticed I put on some pounds and I did as well. I do not like it one bit. I’m going to do my damndest at being the me I know I am. I depend on people too much for approval or recognition and it shouldn’t be like that. I should do my own thing whether the world is watching or not. My health and overall well-being should be my inspiration.
So lately I have been playing around on Photoshop. I know I need to test out all of the Adobe products (I might use Premiere for my next video to edit and add some cool things). I actually enjoy my major and being able to express my creativity through a media outlet. I want to start an e-zine, but I don’t know what to make it about, the frequency in which it will come out, will it be free, etc. I think I have the potential to do so. I want to start advertising my work and actually trying to get paid for the things that I do. I like it. So whenever I finish my layout for this blog, I will try to make blogs for others for free. I don’t mind it at first. =D
But I just really want to work on my skills and get them down pat. Tell me what you think about this picture. It’s a stillshot from Disney’s The Princess and The Frog. I will show the original and the finished. Gimme feedback. =D Continue reading