Do Not Apologize For Who You Are!

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Oh darling, don’t you know that who you are is the most amazing and fabulous gift to the world? Who you are is full of wonder and possibility. You deserve to be loved and fulfilled in what you do. I know it’s tough many days. I know some of you are not in an ideal situation. I know some of you feel as if the ground is swallowing you up and closing in over you.

 

I know because I’ve been there. And it took action and big steps (in little baby steps) to get me out of that hole. But I am here to tell you that YOU can start today to change your situation. There are people who will help you.

 

Do not try to do it alone. I know, precious one, that you feel as if you must be strong and do this life thing (as hard and unpleasant as it is) by yourself because that’s who you are. Well, you only limit yourself when you limit your possibilities.

 

Start talking to people. Start saying what you want and need. I promise, lightning will not strike you. Start asking for help. Start with someone you trust and get them involved in seeking help you and ways to improve and/or get out of your situation.

 

You are NOT alone! You do not have to suffer in silence. There ARE solutions. I know. I found them.

 

The biggest thing is to start realizing how valuable you are. How much the world needs your special, unique gifts and love. Start telling yourself the TRUTH–that you are amazing and have wonderful abilities and gifts for this world.

 

Start seeking ways to BE who you really are. To pour out your beautiful spirit and shine your gorgeous light.

 

Because darling, you are perfect, just as you are! Never apologize.

 

Love and sparkly hugs! Mimi

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Choosing Joy

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“Joy” is one of my favorite words.

Even when life is a disappointment or a trial,

we can still have a consistent joy.

I believe that joy is that which runs deep in our spirit,

and it flows from gratitude and appreciation,

and the ability to recognize and cultivate them.

Sometimes having joy requires

making the choice to take it easy.

Breathe. Enjoy. Relish. I love that word “relish”.

By definition it means…

great appreciation of something,

or enjoyment, gusto, liking, loving, savor, zest, and taste.

I have “great appreciation of”, or relish,  those moments of pure simplicity….

like evenings, or unexpected snow days, at home

with my “treasures” (better known as my kiddos),

birds chirping after a season of cold silence,

that flash when the sun breaks through after long periods of cloudy sameness,

oh, and the first lick of chocolate cake batter from the bowl.

 

 

Perhaps the simple things are the big things in life after all.

Did you know you can teach yourself to recognize them?

Of course, that means being purposeful about it

and being aware.

Looking for those precious moments of pure gift.

Actually seeing everything around you.

 

Yes, there is a lot of ugly.

And yes, it means we can’t be numb,

and when we open ourselves it can sometimes

be the gateway to emotional pain.

But without allowing ourselves to sense and see,

we also delete from our lives the gifts of joy we are given on a daily basis.

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Sometimes we have no choice because we are overwhelmed by life.

Many times we do more….we fill our lives with unnecessary busyness,

often trying to please others with agendas that aren’t in our best interest.

I’m learning what matters most to me (what a process!)…

being with my children, conserving my energy so I can be “present” with them

(and learning what “conserving my energy” means, when I used to believe I had a bottomless reserve!),

choosing carefully when to meet with people,

not sacrificing my important priorities because others want me to.

 

Wow, it’s taken a very long time to reach this place!

I used to absolutely run ragged doing all the “shoulds”.

I’m so thankful I have learned to choose (most days).

It’s funny how all the unnecessary stuff begins to fall away

and we are left with the things and

people who matter most.

The people we treasure, the acts that feed our spirits,

and the laughter that connects us and supplies endorphins to keep us going!

I wish for you, my friend, the choicethat you may relish–with JOY–your life and the people who fill it.

Just look at the joy!

Just look at the joy!

 

May you be blessed with JOY and abundance of the simple things in life!

Much love,
Passionista

 

 

 

Choosing Joy

I believe JOY blog

“Joy” is one of my favorite words. Even when life is a disappointment or trial, we can still have a consistent joy. I believe that joy is that which runs deep in our spirit, and it flows from gratitude, appreciation, and abundance, and the ability to recognize when we have them.

Sometimes having joy requires making the choice to take it easy. Breathe. Enjoy. Relish. I love that word “relish”. By definition it means…

Definition: great appreciation of something
Synonyms:  enjoymentgustoliking, love, loving, penchant, pleasure,  propensitysavor, taste, zest

I have “great appreciation of”, or relish,  those moments of pure simplicity….like evenings or unexpected snow days at home with my “treasures” (better known as my kiddos), birds chirping after a season of cold silence, that flash when the sun breaks through after long periods of cloudy sameness, oh, and the first lick of chocolate cake batter from the bowl. Perhaps the simple things are the big things in life after all. Did you know you can teach yourself to recognize them?

Of course, that means being purposeful about it and being aware. Looking for those precious moments of pure gift. Actually seeing everything around you. Yes, there is a lot of ugly. And yes, it means we can’t be numb–which can sometimes be the gateway to emotional pain. But without allowing ourselves to sense and see, we also delete from our lives the gifts of joy we are given on a daily basis.

SLOWmag

Sometimes we have no choice, overcome and overwhelmed with life. Many times we do….we fill our lives with unnecessary busyness, often trying to please others with agendas that aren’t in our best interest. I’m learning what matters most to me (what a process!)…being with my children, conserving my energy so I can be “present” with them (and learning what “conserving my energy” means, when I used to believe I had a bottomless reserve!), choosing carefully when to meet with people, not sacrificing my important priorities because others want me to. Wow, it’s taken a very long time to reach this spot.I used to absolutely run ragged doing all the “shoulds”. I’m so thankful I have learned to choose (most days).

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It’s funny how all the unnecessary stuff begins to fall away and we are left with the things and people who matter most. The people we treasure, the acts that feed our spirits, and the laughter that connects us and supplies endorphins to keep us going! I wish for you, my friend, the choice…that you may relish–with JOY–your life and the people who fill it.

Today I will choose Joy

Love and hugs, Passionista Mimi

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