01 Sep 2015 Leave a comment
in Words To Help Tags: accomplishment, believe, believing truth, decisions, dreams, encouragement, hope, inspiration, lies, lifestyle, Living, overcomer, self-esteem, strength, we can't give more than what we are, women's empowerment
27 Aug 2015 Leave a comment
There are times that we feel very unimportant.
We ALL have experienced that feeling.
But I am here to verify that you DO matter…
to the people whose lives you touch every day,
to our world because of your light shining in it,
to our earth and the everyday choices you make to care for it.
The light that shines in you is important!
The world NEEDS you and your distinct gifts, abilities, love, and touch.
And even more remarkable,
the God who created all the stars and knows them by name (!!!) intimately knows YOU,
loves you dearly, and is cheering for you!!
And that, my love, should make you feel like the absolutely mostest special person
in the whole wide world!
But if you still struggle with feeling insignificant,
please print this card and put it somewhere you will see it and remember.
Read and repeat. It will change your life!
Words matter. Speak life to yourself!
Love and hugs, Passionista
22 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
I’m hoping you are not like me–
wasting precious years not liking yourself
because of the lies you believe. You
are a unique creation,
full of amazing qualities,
Celebrate YOU today!!
You are truly a delightful and precious treasure!
Hugs and love, Mimi
P.S. Click on the pink “lies you believe” link above to read my own realization and process.
20 Jul 2015 Leave a comment
I hope you never feel as if you are insignificant.
Dream that dream.
Set those goals before you.
Because, why shouldn’t you reach them?
You, as much as anyone you admire,
deserve the chance to do what your heart desires.
Yep, sometimes it takes a long time.
And it’s really, really tough.
But that is what makes the dream or goal valuable!
If it didn’t cost a lot, if it was easy,
would you value it as much?
Why NOT you?
Only you can set those limitations on yourself.
Keep dreaming and doing and reaching, my friend!!
I’m here with you!
29 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
This heart-lifting video has been around for a while,
but I think now is a good time to post it again.
As a Passionista, one of the things I’m passionate about is
LOVE for ALL people.
I have known many people in my life.
All kinds of people.
And one thing I know,
love has NO boundaries.
And it rarely asks permission.
Perhaps you have already seen the video,
but if so, watch it again and be reminded.
Love to YOU!
15 Jun 2015 Leave a comment
We hear these phrases all the time.
And so I ask you, WHAT is a BOX?
As a well-practiced People Pleaser, I do believe I was living inside a box of other people’s expectations, their opinions of me, their considerations of what was a worthy pursuit for my life, their molding of my behaviors, and what were acceptable expressions of who I am.
I truly had to shake off the binders and chains in order to break out of my box.
For a taste of what my FREEDOM looks like see Girls Can.
I know that God created me to be THIS person…who I am able to be (have allowed myself to be) now. Perhaps it’s age and wisdom. Maybe I just got too tired to try to be everyone’s opinion of me.
Or perhaps it was finally realizing my worth.
I did come to learn that when we allow others to “box us in” our experiences are boxed in too. We are bound by other’s opinions especially if we allow them to dictate the choices we make. I do not refer to consulting people of wisdom. I need others in my life who will help me consider options. But I do not need those who will think less of me if I don’t follow their advice.
I am a very opinionated person. I truly desire that my opinions come from a heart of love and compassion and a spirit that seeks after God. (I cannot stand cruelty, evil, injustice, and the horrid things humans do to other humans.)
I have been criticized. And I will continue to be, because I don’t neccessarily fit the box of a “typical” American God-follower. (I spent a lot of time writing and praying before I pushed the “publish” button on my last post as I do with every post. It’s a huge responsibility and risk to put my words and opinions out into cyber space forever!) However I try to seek God with all my heart, show love and compassion, and harm no one. If my way of being “Jesus with skin on” is different from yours and you don’t like it, well, it’s not my intention to offend. But Jesus offended many with His choices.
I would encourage you to learn to know your own self. To BE your own self. And not let the outside opinions, society, media, and sometimes even family, dissuade you from choosing to honor who you were created to be. I lost a lot of years of my life with my light hidden. I decided the world was missing out and I was incomplete and dying on the vine. So now I choose life!
Oh. And that BOX? It was flattened quite a while ago!
Have a wonderful week of self-discovery folks! And thank you so much for hanging in here with me.
10 May 2015 Leave a comment
My thoughts on being a mama (at age 48, no less!):
1~ I never wanted to be a mother. God had other plans. I wouldn’t change it for anything.
2~ Being a mom has totally changed me. It will. Nothing will ever be the same. You will never be the same person you were. It’s a good thing.
3~ I became a REAL warrior the day I became a mom.
4~ Though I didn’t birth my children, my love is as strong and encompassing as if I had.
5~ Though I loved my children from the day they came to live with us, I remember clearly the moment I fell “in love” with them. That feeling made all the sacrifice and hard times possible.
6~ Being a mom keeps me really, really close to Jesus! It also helps me understand God’s love for me.
7~ Motherhood ain’t for sissies! It’s exhausting, yet immensly satisfying, to be a mother. No one should take the calling and privilege lightly.
8~ You don’t have to be a mom to love children with all your heart. Our children need you! Love them with all you have.
There you have it. Wisdom from an old mama.
Hugs and love, Passionista
20 Apr 2015 Leave a comment
“Integrity” it the first word that came to mind when I saw this quote. And of course it applies to my business as well as my life.
*be good towards people
*be knowledgeable about your business
*be great in how you teach and share (and do business)
*be exceptionally dependable and trustworthy
*be good at havin FUN
I doubt many people ignore me now, but for many years I felt quite nondescript and non-important. I decided that I was the one to make myself feel important, and so set about changing my mindset. I’ve come to value my gifts, strengths, and personality…and play them to the hilt! :)
I encourage you to do the same. I love my life. And I hope that you will love yours too.
A couple of sources I’ve used are:
Strength Finder (I bought the book on Amazon)
and How To Fascinate. There are many others around that will help you find your strengths and then tell you ways to maximize them.
Keep on keeping on, dear ones.
Love and hugs, Passionista
Love and hugs, Passionista