Daily Prompt Question: What principles define how you live?

Daily Prompt Question: What principles define how you live?

This post was inspire by my Daily Prompt Question.

What principles define how you live?

  1. Love More.
    Love everything and everyone, and do it unconditionally. Especially yourself!
  2. Be Mindful.
    Keep in mind just how grateful you are for everything around you and everything you do.
  3. Live in the present.
    Dwelling on the past, keeps you in the past. You can never grow and move forward in life or have a healthy mindset if you are stuck in the past. Focus on now!
  4. Self-Care is Health-Care.
    Hygiene is very important. Brush your teeth, take a shower, wash your face every night, and MOISTURIZE YOUR BODY!
  5. Choose Happiness.
    Every morning is a new start. Begin the day with happy thoughts and reasons why you should be happy today.
  6. Forgive and let go.
    Holding in built up anger can cause MAJOR health issues. It’s extremely crucial for your health to learn how to forgive others and yourself most importantly, in order to live a peaceful life.
  7. Be Kind.
    Of course its important to be nice to those around you, but its even more serious to be kind to ourselves and your minds. Self talk has a huge impact on your mental health and development. When we are kind and at peace within ourselves it is much easier to give kindness to those who need it most.
    Most angry people are just hurting inside.
  8. Drink More Water!
    I am bad at drinking water.. It is not my favorite. Still, it has TONS of health benefits following with even more risks if you don’t drink water. It even helps with having healthy clear skin, as well as taking care of your body and mind.
  9. Avoid any negativity.
    If your anything like me, your very influenced by the energizers around you. If someone is obviously having a tough day and all they do is complain. Your first obviously going to try and help them out of their rut, right? But.. If nothing is works I’m doomed to negativity along side with them. I match energies in the room, so its okay to walk away if your not feeling the vibe of those around you. Trust your gut!
  10. No time for laziness.
    Stop being lazy!
    Its too easy to sit around all day and do nothing productive. For me though, doing so only increases my anxiety due to my internal list of
    things to do growing by the second. I need to quit procrastinating, get up and move!

I feel that everyone has principles almost identical, but the issue is keeping these in mind to continue to be the best person you could possibly be.

I hope you enjoyed todays post. I’ll see you tomorrow with another!

Please, feel free to write your thoughts on the prompt. What principles define how you live?

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Neon Sign

Neon Sign

I have many favorite colors,

its hard just to choose one isn’t it?

I love the colors of the mountains

when they meet with the sunrise, and sun fall.

I love the color of the ocean in Hawaii

Crystal clear you can see the sand at the bottom.

The reflection of the sky, white clouds soaring by

Where sky blue meets ocean blue.

I love the colors of a night sky

moon acting shy,

All the stars twinkling despite…

The city lights, beautiful by design.


Nature can’t be compare to a neon sign.

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flowers

Flowers fragile and beautiful.
What comes to your mind when you think about a flower?
Is it love, loss, strength, positivity?

There are so many flowers in this world and like people.
They are all unique in there own way.

Flowers seem so fragile
on the outside
but on the inside
They stay stable during the harshest of weather.
Through wind, rain
Flowers remain
Calling the sun by name
Stretching, glowing
Even better now
After the weather

I like to see myself as a flower. Rare strong, beautiful, able to make it through whatever.
We all are,
Beautiful flowers

I actually took this picture^

Affirmations of the Week!

Affirmations of the Week!


Welcome, to this week’s Affirmations of the Week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy. Although, I have discovered a way to block out negative thoughts. It helps to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

 When I find myself in a mood for the day, I refer back to the positive quotes and affirmations I’ve previously written to help snap out of the negativity. Happiness is a choice you have to choose everyday. I know all too well, how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativity, and how difficult it can be to get out. That’s the reason I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle. 

*Quotes by Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart*

  • The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.
  • What other people think and say about you is none of your business. The most destructive thing you can do is believe someone else’s opinion of you.
  • Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.
  • Keep your mind open. The meaning of things lies in how good people perceive them. The same thing could mean different meanings to the same people at different times.
  • The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind.
  • Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.
  • No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.
  • You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.
  • Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.
  • To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
  • Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
  • Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.
  • Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, and being grateful.
  • Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.

*Personal Affirmations*

  • I am beautiful inside and out.
  • I can choose how I want to perceive every situation.
  • I am embracing each moment with gratitude.
  • I am letting love lead the way.
  • I am healthy and I am free.
  • I have the right to be happy, to shine, to succeed.
  • I live in a world full of infinite love.
  • Kindness is free.
  • I am loved
  • I am enough
  • I am strong
  • I am proud to be me
  • I am grateful for my experiences, hurt, and lessons learned.

I hope this post helps you feel more at peace. Have a wonderful week!

Ways To Feel More Secure

Ways To Feel More Secure

What does it mean to feel secure?

To feel secure means to feel safe, protected, and loved. The sense of knowing you are not alone, you are not in danger of being attacked, and you are not afraid.

Feeling secure with yourself, your relationship. It isn’t easy at all. I, for one, am steadily at being insecure, a pro at turning everything into negative thinking. But lately, I’ve been thinking. What would help me to feel more secure?

For some people, the feeling of security means to have a good job that you enjoy, with a generous income, but I want to discuss the emotional sense of security. The side of you that judges what you wear or how others look compared to you. Being insecure can destroy many things in your mind, body, and soul. Feeding my negative demons inside with all the insecurities, I’ve forgotten how to feel secure in my very own flesh. Down below are a few examples that help me to remain confident and secure.

I hope this can help those struggling to feel secure as I am. Although I’m still learning, I thought I’d share some tips with you. Enjoy!

Ways To Feel More Secure With Yourself.

Talk to yourself, give yourself multiple pep talks. Let that positive ” I can” voice in and challenge all negative thoughts that come to mind with a positive view. DO NOT BULLY YOURSELF! Be your mind’s own best friend, and support it with love and kindness. No matter how bad things get inside your thoughts, focus on the positive ones.

Reach out for support. Try to call a friend, a family member, or anyone who you can talk to that will remind you that you are loved, and they are thinking about you always. You are not alone, and the people that love you are only a phone call away whenever insecure.

Believe in yourself. If you let the voice in your head keep telling you that you can’t do something, not only will you start to believe it.., your heart will consider it too. You won’t give as much effort as you would if you had encouraged yourself in the beginning, and less motivation used almost always results in failure. Trust your heart, and believe in yourself that you can do anything if you just support and trust your heart.

Take care of your body. Feeling a range of emotions can be overwhelming, causing tension in our bodies, which can be very unhealthy after some time of no release. It’s vital to take time for yourself to relax and take deep breaths to help relieve some tension you might be feeling. Do a mental body scan, if any areas feel tensed up, continue your deep breathing, and mentally breathe into the areas that need release.

List your attributes. Everyone has good things in themselves, make a list of what’s good about you. Write about your positive attributes, from physical features to personality traits. Try to explain in detail why it is you like these things about yourself, and when you realized you had it in you.

Smile to yourself, In the book, 10-Minute Mindfulness by S.J. Scott & Barrie Davenport. They talk about many benefits of smiling at yourself every time you catch a glimpse of your reflection. Even if it is fake, a smile at yourself has proven to increase your mood positively, having a much better attitude towards the day.

Notice how grateful you are. Take some time, notice all the good in the world. Be grateful for running water, easy access to food, opportunities, freedom, I can go on. Simply being mindful of your gratitude, and feeling blessed leaves your heart feeling full, resulting in more radiant you.

When you look good, you feel good. Take a shower, shave your legs, fix your hair, do your make-up, get dressed up, but do it for yourself, not anyone else. Appearing confident on the outside influences the way you feel about yourself on the inside.

Think and act in a positive way. Do something good even when no one is watching, and never! Never judge, not yourself, or anyone else. Acts of kindness boost our spirits and those of others. When someone sees you in the act of kindness, it usually will spark hope in them to spread kindness to someone they come across that is in need as well.

Ways To Feel Secure In Your Relationship.

Let go of the little things. I struggle intensely with holding grudges. Ranging from big to small, I will hold on to it and used it when I feel threatened. Which isn’t healthy at all, it’s very toxic in any relationship. It’s important to know that nobody in this world is perfect. People make mistakes, talk it out if you are upset, you’ll feel SO much better to get it off your shoulders. There is no reason you should stress yourself out over something so small, something you can’t control, talk it out, let go and move on with life.

Focus on the positive. Think about the 1st time you noticed your partner, first moment you fell in love? Reminisce about the things that excite you about your partner, think of the times you truly felt at home with each other. This practice is remarkably rewarding to do when you both are upset with each other it aids you back to one another, and recognize why it’s necessary to keep trying.

Speak up. If you feel uneasy with your partner about something that was said or done, don’t leave it alone to eat up at you until you explode, which is incredibly toxic for yourself and your relationships. Let them know right away, talk about it like adults, find a solution, and you both will feel more secure with each other.

Touch each other. Never underestimate the power of physical touch. Holding hands, kissing, cuddling, and eye contact is so necessary toward showing your partner you love and care about them. Communicate to your partner about how touch is essential and ways you can make an effort to touch each other more often.

Support each other. Give each other support in whatever it is that inspires them. Whether it be a hobby, tough decisions, career change, if they believe in it, you should too, you should be their cheerleader cheering them on with love support as they achieve their goals and live their dreams, and your partner should do the same for you.

Trust! Past relationships with bad experiences can make trusting anyone ever again very difficult, especially if your stubborn like me. I am very protective of my heart. My mind is my worst enemy when it comes to putting my faith and trust in someone else, but this is a very unhealthy habit that has caused many problems in my relationships, resulting in bitterness.

Having trust in your relationships is the first step to having a happy and healthy, long-lasting, beautiful relationship. When you begin to trust, it feels like being in a field of wildflowers, but you have to plant the first seed.

Stop playing games. Play board games, not mind games.
Mind games in a relationship are the worst kind of toxic. Leaving your partner to chase after you will only result in you pushing them away, maybe it was cute in high school, but we are adults now. And playing with someone’s heart and emotions is very annoying, and unhealthy for your partner to have to deal with, Do NOT take your partner for granted.

Remember that they choose you. You have got to STOP comparing yourself and your relations to others. This person picked you out of so many other flowers you are extraordinary to your partner, cherish that.

Don’t jump to conclusion. Often, if we sense something is off in our partner, we tend to panic and automatically assume the worst. While feeling anxious and insecure, it turns into a dispute because we’ve jumped to a conclusion instead of just communicating with our partner. This behavior of passive aggression can cause our partner to want to distance themselves. Always remember communication is key!

Make an effort. A relationship always takes two. Don’t leave everything up to your partner. You should be just as responsible. If you feel overwhelmed or feel your partner isn’t putting in the effort, and you need some help. Communicate with your partner the importance of having equal responsibilities in a relationship. Compromise a solution that works for you both and makes you both happy.

I am Full of Gratitude

I am Full of Gratitude

Today I woke up to the soothing feeling of my air conditioner, next to my love, I am full of gratitude.
I made my bed mindfully, something I learned from reading.
A book that has opened my eyes, on how to be mindful, minus all the lies
For that, I am full of gratitude.
I sat down, relaxed, I am blessed, truly feel blessed.
I imagine what happiness looks like
my mind paints a picture.
Wildflowers, lilies, roses
Miles and miles,
Sunflowers, tulips, daisies, colors all enraging.
No end in sight, no need to take flight
Happiness is home
a field full of flowers.
and because of that,
I am full of gratitude.

Affirmations of the Week!

Affirmations of the Week!


Welcome to this weeks Affirmations of the Week!

Positive Affirmations Every Monday!!

Many of us struggle daily with our inner negative Nancy’s. I found in order to block out the negative thoughts It helps to write down positive quotes and affirmations that make me feel confident and more at peace.

When I find myself in a mood for the day I like to refer back to my affirmations in order to help break the cycle of negative vibes I’m currently feeling. Happiness is a choice you have to choose everyday. I know all to well how easy it can be to fall into that overthinking cycle of negativeness, and how difficult it can be to get out. I make these posts every Monday to help others like me break that cycle.

*Quotes by Roy T. Bennett, The Light In The Heart*

  • Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
  • Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.
  • Create a vision for the life you really want and then work relentlessly towards making it reality.
  • Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
  • It’s only after you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
  • Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.
  • Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter.
  • Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.
  • Never let hard lessons harden your heart.
  • You have the power within you to rise above your difficult situations and transform into the best version of yourself.

Affirmations From My Journal:

  • I have a beautiful mind, body, and soul!
  • I am blessed with many amazing qualities inside and out.
  • I am loved and appreciated.
  • I do have the sweetest soul.
  • I am in control over my thoughts and emotions.
  • I can do anything I set my mind to, and I won’t give up.
  • I am proud of myself for being able to handle anything that comes my way.
  • I choose to see the good in others, I will not judge.
  • Beauty on the inside reflects my beauty on the outside
  • I love my body, brain, soul, and spirit.
  • I will overcome ,and I will learn and grow from it.
  • I will be more comfortable with my own body, learn to love what I have.
  • I am DONE comparing myself to others around me.

Choose happy. Be happy! I hope you all enjoyed, and can benefit from this week’s post!
See you soon.