Valentine’s Day – I Love You

It’s Valentine’s Day. You’ve been single for a while now and even though you downplay it, there’s that voice in your head saying “Valentine’s Day is coming. I wonder if I’ll have anyone to share in love with.” As this highly marketed, money spending, love filled day approaches, the anxiety levels get higher and the voices become louder, “I have no one in my life to share this day with.”

The society we live in doesn’t seem to help much. There’s V-Day hype everywhere. Think about it; If you turn on the TV every commercial break has its own 30 second reminder of how we must go out and spend money for that loved one. If you open up your computer the popups ding in with ads of teddy bears and heart shaped boxes full of chocolates. If you try to escape to the realm of social media you are met with every clever pro and anti V-Day meme. It’s like we can’t escape the thought of Where’s MY Valentine? Where’s is the love for me?

I want you to stop and think about something for a moment. Think about all the people who are currently in your life circle. Think about all the love that’s projected to you from this life circle.

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and friendship. You don’t have to be in a relationship to not feel lonely and unloved on V-Day. First and foremost God loves you! Know it and remember it!!! We are also surrounded by many people who love us very dearly but we seem to take this for granted. If you’re single this Valentines Day, or even if your in a relationship try this simple thing. Begin saying I Love You more often. Let this February 14, 2015 be the day you began sharing your love. Don’t be afraid of these three words. Let your friends and family know that you truly love them!

A big I LOVE YOU to all my readers. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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What a Man Wants From a Woman

A while back I wrote an article titled What Do Women Want. I was reading through it again today, more than two years after I originally published and was reminded that this is a question I will never be able to precisely answer. As a matter of fact, I don’t think anyone ever will. With that in mind, I came to the conclusion that I can only answer one question with certainty.

What do I want from a woman?   

The title of this post is “What a Man Wants From a Woman” but I can only speak for myself. Mind you the title of this post uses the word MAN and not Boy or Guy. There’s a lot behind calling yourself a man! I have definitely reached a point in my own life where I have a pretty good sense of what I want. I refuse to conform to anything less than what I truly want. I am not scared to put this out there and make it known. Ultimately if you settle for something less than what you really desire in life you will never be truly happy. There will always be something missing. Yes, you might get hurt along the way but you will never know until you try and I say; Try and try again until you succeed!

Here’s a couple things I find instrumental to having success in a relationship.

Compliment My Already Established Life – I want a partner in crime. I have made my life and would love for you to be a part of it.

Know What You Want – I think all of us deep down know what we want, but few of us are able to take down certain walls and obstacles which obstruct our line of sight.

Respect – I know respect is won and must be maintained, but I am looking for someone who understands the concept of respect.

Emotional Support – Yes, men are made to be MANLY but this does not mean we have no feelings. Having someone in your corner can really help to overcome that next hurdle in life.

Drive and Passion – Someone who is driven and passionate in and about life. Someone who I won’t have to pull along nor will they have to pull me along. We work in a synergistic fashion.

Strong Sense of Commitment – In today’s world everyone is so quick to throw in the towel and search for the elusive greener grass instead of watering their own garden. Invest in what you have and watch how it will pay off!

Brains and Wit – Wow! There is nothing more intriguing and sexy than someone who can hold an intelligent meaningful conversation.

God-fearing – Someone who is on a similar spiritual plane as me. God has been instrumental in my life and would have led me to this special person.

I hope this article gets to the person who needs to read it and at the very least gets your wheels turning. Don’t ever settle! Don’t be afraid to chase what you want! We only get one chance at life and we must make the most of it!

Thanks for stopping in. Have a blessed week!

A Year of Faith

At the beginning of the year, it was shared with me that we are in the middle of a Shemittah (Sabbatical) year. It’s a time to break and refocus…a time to put things in God’s hands and fully trust in Him. I have been dealing with many things for years which I felt to be un-repairable.

And if you should say, “What will we eat in the seventh year? We will not sow, and we will not gather in our produce!” (Leviticus 25:20)

Yet those who put their trust in God were richly rewarded:

I will command My blessing for you in the sixth year, and it will yield produce for three years. And you will sow in the eighth year, while still eating from the old crops. Until the ninth year, until the arrival of its crop, you will eat the old crop! (Leviticus 25:21–22)

I took a big step and put these things in God’s hand on January 5, 2015. I relinquished control to Him. Fueled by faith I kept pushing and praying whenever these issues would come to mind. Oh and they came to mind a lot! Especially in the middle of the night when I was having the best sleep. I’ve shed many, many tears over these things that I couldn’t seem to comprehend.

Today, almost a month after taking this leap of faith, God has allowed me to reap what he has sowed for me. So many things have happened over the past week that I am emotionally exhausted. I feel tired but excited at the same time. I wish I could tell someone how happy I am and they could feel just as happy. I wish I could share my story with someone who truly cares. I wish someone would just pat me on the back and say good job! I wish someone would hug me really hard and allow me to cry on their chest.

As I go through this checklist and look around me it becomes evident that these are BIG wishes. But then I come to the realization that God cares. God is happy when I’m happy. God is patting me on the back and smiling upon me. God has his arms wide open to me at any time.

This will be a big year for my spiritual growth in life and I am very excited! I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for me. With all this being said, I hope this small story can touch someone’s life today and enlighten them to spiritual freedom.

Have a blessed day, week, year and life everyone!!

Health Wealth and Financial Freedom – My Zeal Wellness Story

It’s been a while since I last posted. I keep saying to myself, “If it’s not worth writing home about…why write it?!”. Well, I finally have something worth sharing – another life changing moment in my life.

For quite some time, I’ve been praying on an urge I had to attend a new church. I absolutely loved the church I was attending, but it was so big I found myself in need of more community, a smaller gathering where perhaps I could interact more with fellow believers. I really wanted to build stronger relationships with people and touch other’s lives. It was like God was calling me to make this move. I took the step and began attending a smaller church in my neighborhood. It was everything I was looking for; great people, welcoming environment and most importantly everyone would take a few minutes to interact after service. Oddly enough, I still felt something was missing.

A few weeks later I attended a friend’s birthday party. Being the Aquarian that I am, I started working the party and meeting new people. Little did I know I would meet someone that night that would have a great positive impact on my life. In making small talk, I had mentioned to one of the guests of the party and her husband where I live and the church I attend. Low and behold they knew the pastor of the new church I was attending, and had nothing but great things to say about him. This was the first sign that God had a bigger plan that night. I immediately felt the connection, and I thought to myself, “this couple is a Godsend”!  We exchanged contact information and promised to go out again soon.

The following Monday I received a text from this couple requesting I attend a Zeal Wellness party that night. “Hmmm…I wonder what they are going to try and sell me”, I asked myself. I cordially accepted the invite and attended. I must admit I was extremely skeptical of the entire meeting, and quite honestly a bit defensive, but I was willing to hear them out. I watched the presentation about how beneficial Zeal Wellness is.

“That many nutrients in one small 6 oz. serving? This could be a game changer for me since my eating habits aren’t the best. And I could lose weight?!?!? This has to be too good to be true!”    

I tried the sample that night and I could feel the effects within the first thirty minutes. It was like someone gave me a shot of a pick-me-upper. I felt immediate mental clarity – just like the people in the presentation had described. I thought to myself, “placebo effect?”. Maybe it was suggestive thinking. I asked for a bottle to go so I could put this stuff to the ultimate test – at work.

The next morning as soon as I arrived at work I followed the instructions: add water, shake and take. What happened next had me convinced. Within the hour, I was on my A-game, blasting through emails, live-chats and phone calls like never before, at times doing all at three simultaneously. Two of my employees, on separate occasions that day, asked what I had done different because they had noticed a definite change in me. I shared my story, and they asked me to get them some too. It has been 3 weeks since I have been taking Zeal Wellness, and every day I feel better about myself. It’s like a fog has been lifted from my mind. My productivity level has increased two-fold, and the best part is there is no crash like with Monster or Red Bull.

I decided to take the Zeal Challenge and become a member of the Zurvita family. Soon after joining, I was warmly welcomed by other team members who to my surprise were also fellow believers. Talk about God’s bigger plan! The first Sunday after joining, I attended the Zurvita Feed 500 event. We took to the streets of Long Beach California to feed the less fortunate. A group of about 50 of us went out and spoke to total strangers who were living on the streets. It was such a humbling experience, but it had been something I had always wanted to do. That day I was asked for prayer, and with the Holy Spirit working through me, I was able to pray over a homeless man who was in a very dark place. I also met a gentleman who had just been released from prison for murder, and was having a hard time finding work. We held a long conversation, and I’m sure he felt human and respected for at least that small lapse of time (whatever he has done in life is for God to judge, not me).

Remember at the beginning of this story how I had mentioned God put in my heart the urge to meet new people and touch other’s lives? Well, this was definitely His way of making that come true. I am so appreciative of the Zurvita family and Zeal Wellness product for being a catalyst to making God’s plan a reality. Zeal Wellness has set me on the path to find physical health, spiritual wealth and financial freedom.

It is now my mission to let the whole world know about this awesome, God blessed product.

https://superfit.zealforlife.com/ChallengeMovement.aspx

Your Future Queen

The Fickle Heartbeat

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Shared by Jonah. See Part 1 and Part 2.

You may have met me already, or maybe not yet.  But you will know me soon when you look for me. 

You may realize that I’m easy to find.  I’ve been with you since childhood, we’ve grown close over the years.  I’m within your circle of friends and I already know your quirks and whims.  But for some, I remain hidden until the right time.  I can come in a whirlwind romance or appear in disguise as someone opposite of your ideals.  Whichever the case is, you will see me.

You will see me but you will have me only when you choose me.  You may have felt before that you are an option; women of your past had the power to accept or decline your love.  Remember that you have that choice, too.

I don’t mind…

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Word of the Day

CONSENESCENCE –

“To grow old and grey together; to stay too long in an occupation, or to decay, lose respect, fade away.”

Pronunciation: kon-sen-nes-SHARE-ruh (loosely.)