Time and Talent

If you are going to do something do it right and do it well through effort, being mindful and diligent. Make it worth your time and honor your talent.

To live

Someone once said to me “you like to work; you work hard, you volunteer…you like hard work.” Then, I really thought about it; one of the biggest lessons the death of my Mom from unexpected cancer taught me is to live. To live. To live and experience life. Experience life, but don’t let the experience get the best of you. We as humans will die someday, it’s a fact. How we die, God has our plan in the palm of his hand, us in the palm of his hand. I choose to work hard at living, doing the best I can, enjoying life and realizing death will come, come unexpectedly whether we want it too or not. Be positive because God, the Universe is listening and you have too much living to be wasted being negative. Work hard at living, put your worry into faith and enjoy the experience.

Sometimes….

Our hardest prayers are the most important that guide our most pivotal decisions into light! Dig into your darkest moments to seek and surrender to your brightest light. Beauty comes from our darkest moments, seeing it is hard, but look into the distance and you’ll see shimmers of the light. JRS ❤

Matter

Treat others as you want to be treated, I agree and live by this, but sometimes, I think to myself,  what, the heck, what just happened? I learned a long time ago, people come from a place of experience; values, beliefs, prior experiences,  family history, choices and will not always mirror my expectations.  I choose no expectation, but rather come from a place of matter and respect. Invest your time in genuine, joyful, meaningful exchanges and shake off the disappointments as a lesson for further investment. Trust your intuition it matters.

Mirror Mirror

The way people treat us is not a mirror of how we treat others, sadly and unfortunately, for those of us that are selfless, thoughtful and kind……..it will not come back to us automatically, I repeat, you  did nothing wrong when your kindness is not reciprocated, but it’s not automatic as much as  I try to reason and assume others will be as selfless to us as they  are treated, it ain’t happening! Even if I keep trying and get nothing in return, I can’t  make it happen. Am  I high maintenance because I appreciate kindness, respect and thoughtfulness from others, nah. I am aware and forgiving because even though what I give out doesn’t come back to me, it really does. It really does because people  can only do what they are capable of. It really does because  I know my worth and am a giver by nature but,  I also know when enough is enough and wise up. Sometimes, I need to experience after I’ve seen the warning signs, which  I’ve been understanding of. It really does because,  people, our world need kindness, respect and thoughtfulness, so  keep giving it and shedding the light. My expectations, in time, I’ve learned to keep them low because people  only give out what they are capable of, it’s not about me, but I’ve become wiser in what I allow and surround myself in.