Just give it a try, friend. ♥
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Sometimes I sit and wonder how I got so lucky to live this life that I do! The Lord has blessed me in so many more ways than I could ever put into words! •
This morning at church we sang the lyrics “I am who You say I am” and I think this isn’t just something we need to remember when we’re singing these lyrics at church on Sunday. Because to sit and think that I am a child of God, and when He looks at me He thinks everything about me is perfect. Wow. •
I think it’s time to stop looking in the mirror and nit picking ourselves and start looking at ourselves and saying I am who YOU say I am. •
This year I’m choosing to be a better me because the Lord didn’t put us here for nothing. He put us here for a purpose and it’s time to start pursuing that purpose for our lives!
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I woke up a little earlier this morning to continue my practice with @daniellelaporte
‘s book “The Desire Map” and her workbook about creating your goals with soul. Her Desire Mapping books and yearly planners all have the same idea in mind: any goal or desire you’re trying to accomplish is because you want to experience the FEELINGS those goals will give you once you’ve achieved them.
So instead of making to-do lists and checking off your big list of goals, you can start with figuring out how you want to feel first. When you can understand the emotions you desire, then you can come up with a clearer plan of how to attain that desired demeanor.
Do you want to feel more relaxed and at ease? Do you want to feel productive but not crazy busy all of the time? Check in with your desired feelings and then look over your list of goals and see what truly resonates with you or what’s simply filler.
I still feel this New Year, New You energy and am riding the high for as long as it lasts :) Even if it begins to fizzle out, this practice of reflection, contemplation and envisioning for the present and future will help keep the momentum for positive change going.
What are your Sunday morning rituals? How do you like to go after your goals? 🌞📃🖌
Today's Quote. Double tap if you agree 🧡 Life is an echo.
How to find your purpose or passion in life... The never-ending question I hear all the time!
It has become a thing nowadays, everyone want and need to find their purpose!
Here is the biggest issue I believe most people have in finding the answer to this big question.
We have three brains Mind, heart, and gut!
Most of the time when we want to find our purpose we use the mind-brain. We think from the egoic brain. The same brain which tells you ”stay home today, don't go to the gym.” when you know you want to go and out talk yourself from going lol
Then, we go towards our ”purpose” and never fell fulfilled because the answer to what we want and our purpose come through our heart-brain which most people are so disconnected from.
So you reach what you thought you wanted, and it doesn't feel like the right thing, and you are left confused.
When you hear what your heart tells you, the mind-brain emerges, and talks you out of it.
Everything great will take work and not going to be easy, the mind-brain knows it! And tell you why it isn't what you want! While in fact not willing to put the effort and get uncomfortable.
You see our hearts tell us what we want and we can't hear it because we are mostly listening to our mind-brain(ego/little voice in our head). Try to stop listening to your mind so much and try to hear what your heart tells you! And don't let your mind to out talk you from your true desires! 📸@simplytimothy #loveyou #passionplanner #purposedrivenlife #whattodo #wherehaveyoubeenallmylife #nowwhat #nowwhat #motivationpost #inspiringposts #honesty #integritydriven #mindbrain #heartbrain #gutbrain #justlisten #loveyou #thinkforyourself #outofthebox #19 #bettereveryday #personaldevelopment #selfhelp #personalgrowth #youcan #coach #lifecoach #27 #dedication #disciplined
no matter where you are - be here 🧡
i hope you do something today that puts you one step closer to achieving your dreams. positive vibes only!!! let’s have a great 2019! ✨| #ayelucy
Recipients of last weeks gifts from @katreative
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From school children’s help along with our bag decorating, to filling with home-made goodies, to handing out to veterans, this always warms my heart. We made a record breaking 322 bags this year to hand out to Veterans at the local VA! We thank all our bakers! I would like to challenge you to treat vets at your local VA Clinic! The reaction you get from our dear military heroes will send you back year after year. Join us in showing appreciation to our vets for all they sacrificed for us. Hope to see your posts next year. Happy holidays to all. ——————————————————————————-
Put goodies in a stocking to hand to a homeless person or if you did your homeless bag assembly, keep handing those bags out!
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Today's Quote. Double tap if you agree 🧡. Life is the most difficult exam. Most people fail because they try to copy other people, not realising that everyone has a different set of question papers.
Just wrapped up my 153rd dj gig this year, feeling all sorts of feels ✨ see ya in 2019
Just completed my 153rd dj gig of 2018. Hot damn.
“... 𝒞𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝓈𝒽𝑜𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓂𝑒, 𝐼 𝓂𝒾𝑔𝒽𝓉 𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓅...”
When it comes to shopping my mind divides in two: •one part of myself, like a lot of other girls, likes it, buying a lot of things, dreaming about having a big closet full of clothes, shoes and accessories, and looking nice all the time;
•and then there is the second me that hates it, loosing hours for shopping, having so many clothes and wearing just some of them and will feel much better by wearing comfy clothing.
This is a huge dilemma , it’s hard for me to be only on one side, I know every girl will understand the desire of being nice and fashionable dressed, but then all those that have an active life(which I’m trying to do) will understand the necessity of feeling comfortable at anytime . I also face some difficulties when I want to travel somewhere, I’m always confused when packing( what should and what I should not take with me), and also I’m wondering what people do with their old clothes, or the ones they don’t get to wear ? Does anyone have any answers or solutions to this dilemmas? Share them with me please!! 🆘.
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*SOUND ON FOR THIS ONE* Kevin D got new lungs last night! After being on the transplant list for quite some time, the perfect lungs came. Thank you to Dr. Ali and his team at Loyola for their hard work during the 8 hour surgery. We saw Kevin early this morning and he looks great! They said the surgery well went, and we are excited for his recovery. We also want to keep in mind the donor’s family, we appreciate their gift and are thinking of them during their time of mourning via @tanksgoodnews @mikey5d
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Another clip from my talk to the University students at QA Education/Northumbria London. My talk was all about Culture and Academic Success. 🎤😊✨
Such lovely photos with the students &staff at the Cultural Day Event last week! The students wore different costumes and also performed dances, showed us Art, did some acting too and brought a variety of foods that reflected their culture ✨👏🏽😊#qahighereducation #northumbriauniversitylondon
Thank you to QA University Northumbria University for inviting me to be a Special Guest Speaker at your Cultural Day Event last week Friday! It was truly pleasure to be in your mist. The students are truly wonderful. Here a mini video clip. ✨😊🎤
This is the work that I love to do! Speaking at events and making an impact. Thank you QA University for giving me the honour to speak at your Cultural day event! ✨😊🙏🏽
I was invited to be a Guest Speaker at QA Higher Education/Northumbria University last week it was a profound experience that I really enjoyed! It was a pleasure to be able to impact all of the students that were present for their Cultural Day Event. ✨😊
A Brazilian teacher receives an unexpected gift from his students. Is their a teacher you know deserving of a gift?
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SHARING INSPIRATION! A short clip from the end of our clothing handout this past Saturday. We were out of clothes at this point but I had bought some granola bars and waters to hand out so we gave them to this lady and her kids! It doesn’t take much to help some people out. I spent a few bucks on some clothes, had lots more given to me, and brought them to a soup kitchen. It’s just a little effort 💪A full video will be out next month 👌 ——————————————————————————-
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But what if your days don’t feel so merry and bright? 💔
For all those who feel isolated, anxious, or sad this time of year—know that you are not alone.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the crazy, scroll through social media, and feel like everyone is doing great this time of year. These tiny glimpses we see into each others lives are not the whole story.
So many of us are struggling but we just don’t let it show. Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, feeling lonely, struggling with depression, unhappy with your job, facing financial burdens, or another struggle know that the God of the universe sees you, cares about you, and loves you.
There is hope even in our darkest days. He promises to never leave us or abandon us.
Your challenge today is to reach out to a friend you haven’t talked to in awhile, smile at a stranger, or ask someone how you can bless them today. You never know what someone is walking through or how badly they need an extension of kindness ❤️
“Be an encourager. When you encourage others, you boost their self-esteem, enhance their self-confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart and is always available. Be an encourager. Always.” - Roy T. Bennett ———————————————————————————-
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This weeks gift is The Four Agreements by @donmiguelruiz
and a stainless steel water bottle for Scul
“You girls will be best friends one day” “yeah right!” We always said in unison 🙄
Mom was right 🙏🏻
Feeling so thankful to have my sister in my life. It’s so special to have someone to laugh with, cry with, and dream with.
We talk about our hopes and biggest desires for our life and how God has used our pain and disappointment to bring us to where we are today.
We certainly don’t have it all figured out but I’m so glad to have her to walk with and laugh about 50 first date quotes with in the middle of World Market 🎄👯♀️
Sitting in my happy place with my perma-smile on because it’s Friday! ✨🎄☕️
In this chaotic season of gift buying, parties, decorating, and baking it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle.
I’m trying to slow down and remind myself daily of the true reason I celebrate this season - Christ’s deliverance and the freedom we experience because of His love and salvation.
I have loved completing the #shereadstruthadvent
study every morning and I encourage you if you haven’t yet - to check it out.
So let’s get cozy, make cookies, drink hot cocoa, and do all the Christmasy-things but let’s also remind ourselves daily of the ultimate gift we have been given - the forgiveness and unconditional love of God.
Its only Wednesday but I'm sure we aren't the only ones that needed to be reminded to trust life's process. Be mindful of the calm, still voice comforting you to keep your eyes forward, your head high, and to see through to your blessing. We affirm you with this: Have faith especially when you cannot see✔️Let's win together!
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We only post the good stuff, right? // cant wait to catch some sun + nature with my besties @cswizzly @shnkmn
at the end of December in Death Valley 💛☀️ Tag a friend you wanna be these cool cats rn 🐱 (pic repost by @thechilltimes
It can be a lot dealing with some of the characters on a plane, yet flight attendants seem to always keep a smile on their faces. Let em know you appreciate it ✈️ ——————————————————————————-
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and an inspirational card from @notesforpeople
Dear love ,
I was asked to write on love .
Well , I took the challenge and decided to open the trouve of our memories , I decided to write about my first love, you.
" You're the first thought of every morning,
You are the freezing wind that I crave for in scorching summers..
You made me feel lovable ,
You still care for me , which makes you way more adorable ..
Your love flows in my blood ,
From my hand to heart , within seconds like flood ...
You are the reason , I smile ,
You are the reason , I'm happy all the while .
And now that you're gone ,
I can't handle myself and all these storms .
I MISS YOU , I NEED YOU !
PAPA PLEASE COME BACK !
Presenting now, a post of a member of our very own playedhearts team
A bibliophile from the city of lakes.
A soliloquy who can travel for weeks and still lands up for more.
Loves to be the change with her writing. @the.screaming.words
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Mason Wartman, owner of @rosasfreshpizza
, created a system of compassion in his Philadelphia neighborhood. With his pay-it-forward pizza initiative, customers can donate a dollar to provide a slice for someone who can’t afford one. So far, the community has given away more than 150,000 free slices to those in need, including the homeless. ——————————————————————————-
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As the nights get colder, we love this heart warming story by Ikea ❤️ 🐶
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SHARING INSPIRATION! A couple of weeks ago my friends and I spent a couple of hours putting together shoeboxes for @operationchristmaschild
who collects boxes with items for children of all ages. These children are often in need of daily supplies such as toothbrushes, an extra pair of clothes, or just some extra Christmas love! Their national collection week has past, but there are still a few areas around that you can drop off OR “pack a shoebox” on their website. —————————————————————————
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I don’t want to go to work. I don’t want to clean my house. I don’t want to adult. Anyone else feel this way?
Lately all I’ve wanted to do is sleep in and binge watch my favorite shows.
I was doing the dishes last night (probably feeling sorry for myself) when the words “everyday faithfulness” popped into my head.
I believe we are called to be faithful in the everyday moments. I am called to be a sister, daughter, friend, wife, and teacher. These are the places God has me in right now.
I can choose to be bitter and discontent or I can choose to wake up each day, say “thank you”, and serve the people I love.
We honor God and others in all the little moments. I am faithful when I wipe away the tears, settle the arguments, practice math facts, and zip up coats. I am faithful when I sweep the floor, prepare dinner, and make my house a home where others feel welcome. I am faithful when I love my neighbors, friends, and family.
Wherever you are today or tomorrow...whether you are solving problems, speaking to audiences, or wiping noses—I pray that you find moments of grace in the everyday faithfulness. I’m learning to see these moments as the most beautiful
I want to challenge you 👉🏼 where can you demonstrate faithfulness in the everyday? #everydayfaithfulness