Posts tagged #inspiration

Thursday Inspiration from Bob Marley

We've had a rough winter. The number of days below zero would account for my seasonal misery at the moment. There are many instances in our lives where we can feel this way and not just because of the weather. Things happen and we approach road blocks on a constant basis. A thing I do to keep myself going, is to hum a little song I know called Three Little Birds.....

"Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"
Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"
Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"
Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!
~ Bob Marley

Perhaps the humming allow is a great stress soother but there is something about these lyrics that resonates with me.. and my kiddies too. This is their night time lullaby. We also play the Legends CD softly as they go down.

With all the hats I'm juggling right now, I've found the urge to throw in the towel on many things including my education. I'm almost done with school, and yet it seems so unbearable. It's the first time I've had to think about if I really want to finish this.


This is my Peace.

Every now and then we all need a little inspiration to get us through.

I'm looking forward to the warm weather and starting my first garden.

I'm looking forward to being done my degree.

I'm looking forward to remodeling our home.

I'm looking forward to our Disney vacation in September!

What are you looking forward to?

Posted on February 20, 2014 .

Your never too old

Yesterday I was driving along on my way home. I had gotten off work and had just picked up my daughter when I came to a red stop light. Exhausted and frustrated with the day I turned to my left. There in the driver seat was an older man... I'd say 60's maybe even older. He was rocking it out in his car!!! Head bobbing, fingers drumming and singing at the top of his lungs!

Right then I saw was life was really about. I could help but laugh out loud and the entire way home I had the biggest grin on my face.

Thank you older man for showing me that life will always be exciting and fun!! I just wish I could have know what song he was listening to.

"I'm walking on sunshine"
This song does that to me!
Posted on January 23, 2011 .

New year resolutions a little late

There are so many posts that I started this past month that I never finished, or by the time it was I didn't feel as excited about it. It has been so busy.

December was busy and the Holiday's were pleasent.

The start of January I tried Martha Stewart's Action Plan and lasted 4 days. The light food based detox took all of my energy away from me. I decided to come up with my own plan that I felt was obtainable. This year I am really serious about my resolutions and have thought out long and hard about what they are. I'm committed to improving! I'm exhausted with the job hunt and the constant rejection of the business world. I think I'm gonna try something different.

My new year resolutions...
Lose 55 pounds (5 pounds per month)... so far I have lost 4 this month!!!

Be much more organized and on time with house duties... On Jan. 2nd I went through the entire house, cleaned and organized. I got rid of so much clutter and a massive pile for donations!

Give more then I recieve... the donations

Be more confident and assertive with myself. I am capable! I've already improved on this one!! Woo Hoo!

Focus on activities that make me happy, crafting!

Be more Eco and earth friendly on a daily basis.

It's a pretty long list, but I've been working on implementing all of them on a daily basis.
I think this year will be my year!
Posted on January 20, 2011 .

Feel Good Friday!

Here's a quote for all you mama's out there that have a little crazy in their lives!
"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." - Henry Adams

 Its time to take a moment after the long week and feel good. Here is a picture of my two dogs when I lived back in Arizona! Aren't they so cute together! I hope you all have a great weekend and remember to smile:)
Posted on August 27, 2010 .


Bob Marley said it best...

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."

It's hard when someone lets you down to the capacity of a plane crash. I was asked the other day by a friend "how have you learned to let go?" It's true that everyone at some point of your life will let you down. There is no stopping it, that's just the way life goes. Even the people nearest and dearest to you will do this. Your friends, family, mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, spouse and some day your own children.

We all have our faults. Every single one of us. No one is perfect, and why should we be? Whether you are aware of it or not you too have hurt someone to this extent. You can't forget your own transgressions. So the idea of forgiveness is to appreciate that... recognizing that everyone is human, and while it does hurt like a bullet to your gut the pain will eventually subside. And when it does you have to decide if that person is worth the pain and suffering.

Forgiveness isn't about what someone did, its about the pain behind it and are they worth it.
Posted on August 23, 2010 .

I AM... On my way...

"Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean!"
— Bob Marley

Who am I?
I've reach my breaking point in life. I'm constantly surrounded by idealistic people who continue to remind me what I'm not doing right. As if there was only one way of life, one way to live and everything else is unacceptable. Whatever happened to doing the best you can. If I haven't proven it yet I want to tell you...

I'm not a traditional, cookie cutter, susie homemaker type of woman.

I've always nodded my head to a different beat even before I became a mother and wife. I got pregnant before I was married just like many other women but because its not exemplary I endured much pain and dissapointment from the reactions of people around me. I decided I would accomodate these opinions and conform. I got married and have tried my best to put on the image of suburban upperclass. I've realized no matter how hard I try I will never make them accepting of who I am. So why suffer when I'm not satisfied with it?

My challenge of this all is figuring out who I am now that I've stripped everything else away....

I am...
I am on my way.....
Posted on August 20, 2010 .

Women, Food, and God


By Geneen Roth

Book Review

So I have recently finished Women Food and God by Geneen Roth, as suggested by Oprah Winfrey. I have some mix feelings about her message and her out look on our physical existence itself. However, in the end it did encourage me to really look at my eating habits and why we eat. It's not just because our bodies are hungry for nourishment. The underlying factor is that we eat for pleasure, to suppress feelings and because we are bored, when we really should only be eating when our body tells us we are hungry. I believe this to be true. I would often find my self wandering to the freezer to dip my spoon in that tub of chocolate ice cream when I was a little overwhelmed, especially when Bella was first born. Sometimes food can take us to another place in our mind and bodies where we just don't worry about the everyday things. That is until we put the tub back and the spoon in the sink and not only are we reminded of our current situation but we just tacked on how many calories to burn off for that day so it wont all go to our hips.

She talks about how

we need to deal with issues that cause us to eat

this way. I guess all in all you really need to read the book for yourself to experience it. If you are a stress eater this book is especially good for you. It gives us an understanding of a deeper dimension into out psychological being. She does this through the strict following of her guidelines for eating...

I wont mention these guidelines because I don't feel it is safe to follow them without reading the entire book and have at least some understanding to them. The possibility for misinterpretation is much too high and will only result in a negative experience...

I can say that from the awareness she has brought to me I feel as though my eating trends and habits have changed. I feel physically better and more alive. I would even go as far to say that the last 5 pounds I lost could be attributed to the overall message she has sent me. You may have to read the book more then once and that is OK. Each time I read it I am able to peel back another layer of understanding.

Posted on August 10, 2010 .

A little inspiration

So today closes the end to what I would have to say is the worst week that I have had in a very long time. On top of the ungrateful in-law crisis I've had to deal with trips to the ER because my little Bella busted open her head, both of our family vehicles have had issues. One needed the brake line replaced after the brakes went out and one had problems with the trans.

I just felt so exhausted and emotionally drained. I came across a video that was posted and it lifted my spirits. It puts me in aww at how sometimes the little things we need to keep us going present themselves so easily. Here is the video and I hope it gives you the encouragement to keep going and push for what you know is right.

Here it is...

Posted on August 2, 2010 .