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Feels good to smile

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Little hearts love me innocently.
Little hands hug me genuinely.
Little faces smile at me sweetly.
Little feet run to me eagerly.
Little bodies bring me joy unknowingly.
Little packages contain huge blessings daily.

 


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Contents compiled: May 2 2017
Originally published: May 2 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


Move

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When life
Throws you curveballs,
Duck!
Don’t just sit there
You’ve gotto move!

And if those curveballs
Hit you in the gut,
Take it like a champ,
Or cry like a baby.
Either way
You’ve gotto get up — move!

Did those curveballs
Knock you to the floor?
Did your pride take a beating?
Its okay, just dust yourself off,
You’ve gotto move!

Lift your head,
Walk tall,
Thank your Creator
For the new day.
Press on with determination.
Whatever you do, just move!

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A~I.R.B.
Contents compiled: January 30 2017
Originally published: January 30 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


Accept, Adapt, Move on…

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Emotions are like those obnoxious distant relatives we all seem to have:  they just show up, uninvited and often amazingly inappropriate.

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I’ve often pondered the purpose of emotions if one cannot control them. But as I’m learning the hard way, some things need not be controlled. Instead, one ought to just accept that our emotions get the best of us sometimes; adapt to the wake of destruction or frustration they can cause; and move on to the next phase as we learn from our trials. Of course, this is all easier said than done, but it’s all about ‘perspective’ — how we choose to view a situation can make a world of difference and will ultimately determine how we feel about and handle it.

Being human means we are not perfect and all we can do is our best to survive this life we’ve been given and thrive — thrive against all odds, for that is by far the best revenge against adversity! We can choose to be grateful for blessings great and small; We can thank God in good times and bad since hidden blessings take time to reveal themselves; Or we can feel overwhelmed and forgotten by loved ones and even God, choosing instead to see only the negative aspects of a given situation. Hey, we all have a story, but how we choose to let that story shape our future is up to us. It’s all about perspective!

Recently, a few uninvited emotions showed up and caused an enormous flood. I’m trying desperately to be grateful for this trial since I know each one is God’s way of refining me for His purpose — for better things to come. I choose to believe that there’s a hidden blessing amid all this chaos and I just need to be patient and trust that it will be revealed when the Almighty thinks I’m ready to appreciate it.

I came across some good advice which reminded me that the reason why we must struggle is so we can better appreciate the end result. I was also reminded by a wise person, to just breathe and be at peace with myself.

I have to admit deep breathing isn’t something I do often. Quite the opposite, I often catch myself holding my breath and sometimes clenching my jaw because I’m digging deep for extra energy to push through whatever phase I’m in or task I’m undertaking. I’m in a constant state of rush/push just to keep several games in play AT ONCE. Hmm, note to self, Breathe…

I know this is a temporary state of Flux as my uninvited emotions will leave just as those hard to tolerate distant relatives, and soon enough I’ll be skipping through the daisies again. Until then, may you all be well.

Thanks as always for stopping by. Here’s to happier days…

Hugs,
A.


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Contents written: Jan 3 2016
Edited: Mar 1 2016, April 4 2016, June 11 2016 Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Silent Winds of Change

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This is a different kind of Monday.
I’m not hurried or exhausted,
Instead,  I’m well rested for once
And it feels wonderful!

A change of scenery
Certainly is good for the soul.
The healing has begun —
Mind, Body and Spirit.

This is the first day
Of the rest of my life.
I may mourn a few losses
But I know those tears will cleanse.

This is a different kind of Monday,
I will be still for a moment in thankfulness
To The Gardener for sowing his seeds
I’m eager for Spring to see his garden bloom.

The silent winds of change
Are blowing good things my way.
I feel the peace they bring —
I feel the bright hope of the future.

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Contents compiled: November 7 2016
Originally published: November 7 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


 

Seasons of our lives…

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I don’t know why I enjoy Shakespeare. Perhaps it’s because my dyslexic brain naturally arranges sentences backwards and in many ways that’s how Shakespeare appears to speak. What ever the reason, the following quote below reminds me of the cycle of life — the changing of the seasons.

As we shift from Summer to Fall here in NYC,  we see the lush greenery slowly change color to the yellows, reds and browns of Autumn. In every season there is beauty and I firmly believe Our Heavenly Creator gave us such wonderful variety for a reason:
– so our senses would not become numb, 
– so we may learn to appreciate the beauty around us, 
– so we may understand that there is a higher power governing us and our destiny even as it governs nature and the seasons of our lives’.

As the season changes where you are, don’t forget to stop and appreciate the beauty all around you. So without further ado,  here’s a little Shakespeare, enjoy!

Quote from “Shakespeare’s Sonnets” by William Shakespeare –

“When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I behold the violet past prime,
And sable curls, all silvered o’er with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves,
Which erst from heat did canopy the herd,
And summer’s green all girded up in sheaves, Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, Then of thy beauty do I question make,
That thou among the wastes of time must go, Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake
And die as fast as they see others grow;
And nothing ‘gainst Time’s scythe can make defence
Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.”

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Contents written: September 25 2016
Originally published: September 26 2016
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Sweeter than before…

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Life —
It forces us
To re-evaluate
Our goals and dreams
From time to time.
But in the end,
Our passions resurface
And we delight
In the love affair,
For the love once lost
Is found again
Aged as wine —
Sweeter than before
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Contents written: April 19 2016  | Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises


Finding My Center: Hope is rising!

For the last month I’ve been training my body to wake at a new time,  4am, instead of my usual 4:30 or 5am. Without a doubt it’s been brutal,  but I figured if I can squeeze in an hour before work to get to the gym, then rush like mad to get my usual quota of work done, and still leave work on time to pickup up munchkin from daycare without incurring late fees, then by golly I can find time to pray and study God’s Word.

Things started off beautifully, then, due to a grueling work schedule (pre-Christmas rush) and pushing a little harder at the gym, my body relented. I slept through a few of those 4 am alarms and have been battling a bit of foot pain as well since they need to get used to the pressure of running again. But by the end of the week I was crumbling under the pressure. My body felt weak, and I was literally shaking all over after my Friday workout which lead me to the conclusion, ‘Something’s got to give’!

I spent all day Saturday resting, as is customary, and by Saturday night I was tackling chores again since I can’t seem to stay ahead of the laundry no matter how hard I try — time for a bigger washer! But the one thing that was forceful as I puttered back and forth between paper work for my job, writing for my blog, and chores, is that I need to let go of some unnecessary stuff and focus only on the things that matter most — I need to find my center — an acceptable middle ground.

I’m not sure how I will accomplish that since I’m an army of one with not much external support or finances to hire additional help, so for now it seems I’m a little stuck. Leaving some things undone or rotating cyclically may be a temporary solution , and letting munchkin do a few things herself may help also. But a bit of comfort came this afternoon, quite unexpectedly, in the form of a daily devotional text message, and it gave me the inspiration I needed to keep moving forward:

Jeremiah: 29.
11. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
– Bible Offline

See, I don’t remember signing up for daily devotional texts, they just started appearing one day and I’m not sure of the source. But what I am sure of is that the messages are timely and I am being blessed by the Word. I am grateful for this bit of hope as I know it can be harder to trust when life knocks us around more times than we can count.

So in turn, I am sharing the love and hope with you, just as I’ve shared the hurt and the pain. You’ve all been along for the ride in good times and bad, so here we go for another adventure!

Love you all for reading and following. Have a fabulous day.

Hugs,
A.


Contents written: December 20 2015 | Copyright 2016 Moylom Enterprises


 

Good things are coming!

Went to bed last night feeling numb. It’s been a stressful couple of weeks with lots going on behind the scenes. A few loose ends from a few years ago need to be tied up which means lawyers and what not. Sigh… Been putting this off for a while as I just didn’t have the strength to deal with it, but I feel ready now. Time to put the past to rest and make way for the future. Right?

Miraculously this morning I woke up in great spirits. As though the burden was taken from me and someone was helping to shoulder the weight. Well I know who that someone is. Yep, it’s Papa God stepping in to take care of lil ole me as He could see my daily pain and agony the last couple weeks. He knew I was ready for bigger and better things and so He placed a smile on my face all day long just to let me know I need not fear for everything would be OK. All I needed to do was trust Him.

My morning was spent in the presence of laughter. It’s been a while since I laughed, really laughed, and it felt great! That elevated my mood even more and I just beamed from head to toe all day long. Strangers were saying hello. I was friendly and bubbly to everyone and I hugged and kissed munchkin so much when I picked her up from daycare that even she wanted to know why I was so happy.

Jesus is talking care of me honey, that’s why mommy’s happy!

As I write this I’m still beaming, and I hope this feeling never goes away. I will rest my weary head tonight and know that wonderful things are coming! After sorrow there is joy; after the rain comes the sun; after the storm comes the calm; and even though I stumble today I can still rise again tomorrow in Jesus’ name.

Share a smile with someone today. Be fabulous. Be you.  Be happy!


Contents written: November 6 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises