Daily Prompts, Inspiration

Treasure the Good Times

Christmas is usually a time when the family gets together to partake in various festivities. This may be the only time you ever see some of your family members for the year.

Based on today’s word of the day “Treasure” I just want everyone to remember that life is short, and no-one is promised tomorrow.

Let us continue to treasure the time we have with our friends and family while they’re still alive. If someone has wronged you for whatever reason try putting your pride aside to talk things out and forgive one another.

Cherish the moments;

Treasure the good times;

You never know when it’ll be the last.

“Moments, rather than possessions, are the true treasures of life.” ~ Frank Sonnenberg I #Memories #BookSmart:

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*12 days of Blogmas coming soon*
xoxo

 

Daily Prompts, Inspiration

Actions > Words

Every time I hear the word “promise” being used in a sentence I automatically think “Yeah right!”

A PROMISE IS A COMFORT TO A FOOL

Growing up I always heard this proverb being used and it happened to stick with me along the way. It simply means that you can’t rely on words alone, because people will always fail you.

To me, those are good words to live by. You can’t be going around trusting everyone that says they’ll do something for you. If you see they’re making no effort to show you they mean it, move on. It’s unfair to you to keep waiting and hoping on something that may never happen.

The Classy Issue:

 

 

Daily Prompt: Promises

 

Daily Prompts, reflection

To know how to

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Learning how to love myself.

How to accept every flaw and know that I am worthy.

Learning how to stand up for myself.

How to show others that my voice matter, my feelings matter.

Learning how to pray.

How to be at peace with myself in this crazy world.

It’s all a process.

Learning process.

xoxo

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The Necessary

From the time of our birth we were taught how to survive.

What to do?

How to do it;

what was necessary in order to make it to the next day.

We’ve all heard of evolution, and how things change and develop over time.

“Only the strong will survive”

Physically and mentally.

It’s not easy in today’s ever-changing world, but if you want to be a part of it you must learn how to survive.

Not only the basics of waking up, eating, getting dressed, but also how to get ahead in life. How to be more than just exist in this form (What’s Your Purpose?). To find a deeper meaning to life and to live it out each day.

Survival is necessary.

“You never need to apologize for how you chose to survive.”

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

 

Survival

Daily Prompts, Inspiration, reflection

Green Envy

In response to the Daily Post’s daily prompt: Green

The first thought that came to my head after hearing the word ‘Green’ was ENVY. There’s an idiom known as ‘Green with Envy’ and it just happened to come into my head first. There are many other things which may represent ‘Green’, but this is the one that stuck out for me.

When someone says another person is ‘green with envy’ it usually means that a person is jealous of another person’s belongings/advantages. Envy is an easy emotion to come by given today’s world of social media. One can envious of another’s possessions (clothes, shoes, accessories, and other material things); or it could be relationships (when two people look happy together); even opportunities granted to others (a promotion, new car, ability to travel, dream job etc.) There are lots of things to be envious about, and the way in which people portray their “successes/blessings” on social media makes it easy for people to feel that way.

However, even though it may be a hard thing to do my grandmother always told me “Don’t grudge people for their things.” You may want something another person has, but you never know what they did to acquire it. Not saying everybody had to have done a bad deed in order to live the way they live, but there are cases, and you just never know. Therefore, I’m continuing to learn how to accept and be thankful for the stuff that I have, as well as working hard for those that I want.

Envy is the art of counting another’s blessing instead of your own – Harold Coffin

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What’s Your Purpose?

C a u t i o n: May be lengthier than usual. *But worth it!*

After finishing university I was posed with the question “What’s your purpose?

What am I going out into the world to accomplish?

Thinking about it I’ve come to realize that only a select few individuals ever think about this question. This realization came from observing my acquaintances, but I guess that shouldn’t be enough, as I don’t know what goes on inside their heads. However, they all seem to do the same thing after graduation, as is the norm in society: Get a Job – Work – Home – Sleep – Repeat; maybe with the occasional going to gym, or out to eat, and other recreational activities. But I never see them doing any more for themselves personally; was your dream only to work a 9-5, get married, have children and continue with society’s “rules”?

Personally thinking about my life that way seems morbid.

Throughout high school I’ve struggled with the decision of what I would like to be when I grew up. It changed every year from a florist, artist, banker, teacher to the most serious one ever an architect. I honestly never thought about it seriously, and those answers only covered what I dressed up as on Career Mod Day.

The only certainty I had at the time was that I didn’t want to be the conventional doctor, lawyer, or accountant that everybody else seemed to gravitate towards. Those careers held no interest to me; I wanted to be different, and my mind didn’t accept them. I held onto being an architect for a while, and even picked up a class on it. However, the cost of going to school to continue that dream was way more than selecting something else. So I went to college and studied Environmental Science; nature, and how the earth worked was another interest of mine besides the obvious art.

Going away for college I realized that maybe I could have the best of both worlds, and probably more. The internet could easily become your best friend.I created a Pinterest, and realized that everything other people were out there creating that I could to. There was really nothing to it, and the ideas were all in my head.

So what was stopping me from creating, and exploring my artistic abilities?

Well, at first I started off with downloading adobe creative suite, and was eager to try out all their applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Lightroom etc) But obviously I got ahead of myself; it was too much to learn in such little time (trial period), and I was too busy with school. As quick as my plans came they soon disappeared along with my motivation. I didn’t quit entirely as I kept a sketchbook, and would occasionally sketch or doodle.

I soon met a friend who was interested in the same thing i.e designing; he shared his ideas, and I shared mine and for once I felt something. I felt progress being made that someone liked my designs, and it was a chance to show them off. He saw potential in me that i never really thought anyone would.

I also started a blog, but at first I couldn’t find my niche, or how to portray my blog how I wanted. So after sometime I let it die, occasionally going back to it based on a wimp of inspiration.

All in all I feel like my purpose truly lies in creating, and being an artist; whatever it may mean from blogging to graphic designing or DiY projects. This doesn’t mean I have anything against environmental science, or feel like my degree is a waste; but I feel like I can manage both under the right circumstances, and given the opportunity.

As you can see it wasn’t easy *and it’s still not* fulfilling my purpose, but the secret is NOT TO GIVE UP. If you give up, you’ve lost and let society win. You’ve fell captive to their norms, and would go on to be another statistic, is that what you want?

This in no way means that I have my life together *because I don’t*, but it’s a major start. Figuring out your purpose, and making goals/plans toward fulfilling it. If it’s just in your head it’s mainly a wish, but writing it out step-by-step on paper makes a huge difference.

  • “I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you I didn’t give up.”
  • “Don’t quit your daydream.”
  • “I was born to do more than just pay bills, and die.”
  • “Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired, you’re uninspired.”

These are just a few quotes which stuck with me, and keep me going. Hopefully you feel the same way.

There is more to life than a 9-5!

What’s your purpose?

Another discover challenge topic “Tough Questions” brought me back to this post. Some of these highlighted questions are tough to hear and figure out, but further down the line you’ll come to realize their full meaning. Just thought I’d reshare.

Daily Prompts, Inspiration

Early Bird Catches the Worm

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Early Bird.”

sunrise

“Early Bird Catches the Worm” was something my mom used to say to us [my sisters and I] in order to get out of bed, and go to school.This photo was taken around 7:40 a.m. on the way to the bus stop. Unfortunately, I have 8:00 a.m. classes three days a week, but i guess on the plus side I get to see a beautiful sunrise such as this one.