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Be Active….Participate in Your Life!!!

December 31, 2010 2 comments

With the new year right around the corner everyone starts to think about their resolutions for the upcoming year. We do so, the new year starts and stick to them for about a second and then they are out the window. Towards the end of the year we start realizing that we could have done so much more with the year, our time, our life. Trust me I am the first to do this over and over.

I am the one who is always saying, “One day I’ll do this, or one day I’ll go there.” I have been guilty of being the one who sits on the sidelines thinking  what it would be like to travel like my friends have, to have my own house, to have my degree finally, to be able to fly and conquer the world without hesitation. When all this time I had the power to make it happen as do each and everyone have.  This year; I have been making small changes that make me want to do more and more. What was I thinking just watching my life go by or be lived the way others wanted. That was the old me!  Now with this new year I am not going to make resolutions because  we should do the things that make us happy everyday. We should work on our goals on  a daily basis. Not sit on them until the new year is near us again.

What I am saying is BE ACTIVE in your own life,OWN IT! Think of all the things that you’d like to accomplish and haven’t yet for whatever reason. Once you have an idea of all you want to accomplish work on doing one thing every day or  every week. Don’t wait until it is too late…As I crossed some items off my list this year I  have come to see that doing so was and is an essential part to making my life a grand celebration!!!

So go out there and Participate, Live and Celebrate your life!!!

-Fabiola

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

BEST WISHES FROM       

                                  YourFriendsToo

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WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR YOU CAN’T, EITHER WAY YOU’RE RIGHT!!

December 28, 2010 2 comments

Very powerful statement. One of the many lessons learned from my father. As someone who overcome many obstacles and barriers to get where he is today, my father is a vivid example of the power of your thoughts.

Our mind is the most powerful gift we’ve been given. In addition to its power, our mind can be a very tricky tool with various features at our disposal. However, when facing difficult and painful situations in our life, learning how to use them all can be pretty challenging. As a depression survivor myself, I’ve experience a very dark side of our mind as a consequence of very negative thoughts.

After hitting rock bottom during my darkest hours, I realized that by being depressed I was actually causing a lot of pain to the people I love the most. All of the sudden I started to rationalize my situation and concluded that being depressed is basically a whole a lot of thinking of ME, then ME and ME again. Surprisingly enough, I switched from feeling extremely victimized by my circumstances, to feeling extremely selfish.  

I made a decision, I didn’t want to live my life like that anymore, and most importantly, I wouldn’t want to be the cause of unhappiness for anyone else. I started thinking about people who have gone through even toughest life’s situations than mine and how they were able to survive and move on with their lives. I convinced myself, if they could do it, I CAN TOO!!! And I was RIGHT, I was absolutely RIGHT.

Whether you want to get out of a depression, have a better career or a better relationship, if you think YOU CAN do it, YOU WILL. If you think you CAN’T, you are absolutely RIGHT, you’ll never will. It sounds very simple but yet is very difficult to actually practice it. If you think about it, using simple logic, you’ll realize that the only thing you must do to make that change in your life is make a decision, and you and only you have the power to make the correct one.

Very few problems in our life are cause by circumstances out of our control. Most of them are cause by our thoughts, our perspectives and sometimes unrealistic expectations of people and situations.

Let’s make the RIGHT decision, let’s choose to be HAPPY, let’s choose I CAN!!!

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS From YourFriendsToo!!!

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Don’t forget this Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when all your family and friends are knocking on your door, remember you also have the most important guest who’s always knocking on your door. Let HIM in, HE wants to STAY.

May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

God Bless you ALL!!! and Thank You for being such loyal readers and supporters of our blog 🙂

H A P P Y    H O L I D A Y S ! ! !

Best Wishes From   YourFriendsToo

Categories: FOOD FOR THE SOUL, LOVE

Heart to Heart

December 24, 2010 4 comments

 

With the holidays here already I’ve started thinking of all the people that I have met in my life. Of the relationships I have and what really matters to me. My conclusion came to be that what really matters is the heart to heart connection that you make with a person.  Education, occupation, skin color, shape, size, age….none of it matters. All that is just the gift wrapping; a covering  to each and everyone one that makes us unique and special.

So this holiday season take the time to let those special people in your life know how much you appreciate them. And remember to see the positive side of everyone surrounding you and most importantly, love and appreciate everyone in your life!

 

Happy Holidays and God Blessed!

 

-Fabiola

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Affirmation Of Self Love & Forgiveness

December 24, 2010 2 comments

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Going along  with my friend’s Liz post titled “Flap Your Wings”, here is an affirmation statement that one can practice for love and forgiveness towards ourselves and others:

 

I love you; I bless you; I appreciate you; I forgive you; and I release you to your highest good.

I am love; I am blessed; I am appreciated; I am forgiven; and I am released to the highest good.

You love yourself; you bless yourself; you appreciate yourself; and you release yourself to your highest good

I love myself; I bless myself; I appreciate myself; I forgive myself; and I release myself to my highest good

-Unity Minister John Strickland

-Fabiola

HAIR CARE TIP

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

For people with very dry hair, the previous shampoo recommended, the Olive Oil Cream Shampoo, can cause even more dehydration to your scalp. If you have this problem, in addition to the shampoo you should add the following Olive Oil Conditioner. Is an organic Olive Oil Formula enriched with Vitamin E. I have combination hair, dry/oily, so I only use this conditioner 3 to 4 times a week, but for people with dry hair this conditioner is gentle enough to use it every day. Hope this helps 😉

Palmers Olive Oil Formula with Vitamin E Replenishing Conditioner

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Soft, Silky Hair

 

Available @ Walmart and Target 😉

-Lizbeth

“FLAP YOUR WINGS!!! Let Go of the Story”

December 20, 2010 2 comments

Eckhart Tolle has enlightened us by describing how a duck’s fight plays out every time.

 According to Tolle, a duck’s fight, which never last very long, always finishes by both ducks flapping their wings and releasing all the tension and negative energy build up during the fight. After they Flap their wings, they separate and float off in opposite directions. That is exactly what we us humans often struggle to do with everyday people and situations.

“Flap your Wings!!! Which translates, Let Go of the Story” is a principle very difficult to live by. How many times we caught ourselves replaying in our head direct attacks or simply a rude comment that hurt our feelings? What we are actually doing is creating a story in our head that without us even noticing, builds up resentment and negativity in our most valuable treasure, THE NOW!!!

If we look closely, nature and the universe are full of very insightful life lessons. We should practice careful observation of our surroundings and LEARN!!!

Be AWARE of your thoughts. Once you’ve found yourself making a movie in your head, be PRESENT, experience those feelings/thoughts and notice what they do to your body internally.

Once you’ve become aware of the pain you are experiencing, ask yourself the following:

Would these thoughts help me in any way to feel better right now?

Would these thoughts help me to go back in time and prevent X situation from happening?

The answer will always be NO!!!

Once you’ve answered those questions using simple LOGIC, you should pull yourself together, close your eyes, take 3 deep breaths and…. FLAP YOUR WINGS!!! Let Go of the Story!!!

I’m telling you, I do this all the time and it works!!! This is the most important habit we should all learn to master in life. We do not live in a perfect world, and like my dear friend Fabiola mentioned in her article about the importance of having dreams, you will always encounter people on your path that will be determined to put you down simply because they’re down themselves.

The key is to not take it personal and ask GOD for STRENGHT to be able to FLAP YOUR WINGS EFFECTIVELY.

NEVER, NEVER, keep your eyes away from that goal you have. Obstacles and barriers to overcome will always be on our path. Conquering them all is what will prepare us to get where we want to be.

START TODAY!!! FLAP YOUR WINGS and stop carrying that past in your head and heart.

BY RELEASING YOUR DARK PAST, YOU WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR FUTURE!!!

God Blessed,

-Lizbeth

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