The failures of friendship

Scribbles by Shiv

Ive often felt like I’ve failed my friends. Infact, i know i have. Ive been the one that chose a relationship over a friendship, I’ve ditched people to move away and on to something else (usually only to return with my tail between my legs!), so its fair to say that through my own poor choices I’ve lost what i once considered good friends.

We naturally change friends as we go through life. We meet like-minded individuals and then our minds grow and develop, sometimes leaving said friendship faltering behind. Its not every time we lose a friendship that we actually feel that its a loss.

And then theres times when your completely taken off guard and all of a sudden those you considered your close friends seem to be withdrawing themselves from your life. The chatting slows, the tone changes, meet ups are few and far between. And no…

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Shine Bright This New Year

A Christian In Bloom

In light of a New Year on the way, I wanted to write out my thoughts but also say them on video because this message is close to my heart and I think it’s so important we take this message into 2018 and beyond. ❤

It’s that time of year again when we eagerly await to shed this year and grow into a new one.

For myself, 2017 has been a bit of an uphill climb to say the least but I would also say in the best way possible.

I am certainly looking forward to 2018 and I am ready to kick some serious butt.

But I also know what it’s like to be on the other side of that mindset. There are many people who are going to be entering 2018 feeling the complete opposite of what I am feeling and so I wanted to just shout out…

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Positive Quote 29.09

Blog of a Mad Black Woman

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Have a blessed day all. ❤

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The Little Crumbs

Dream Desire Achieve

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when I ponder its meaning,
it reminds me about
little things often overlooked,
little details sometimes missed,
little pieces behind the big picture…

In search of the glorious years
We lose sight of the little months,
Maximise the little days
And the months will flourish,
In search of the golden days
We overlook the little minutes…

little words of hope, little smiles,
little pats on the back, little prayers,
little acts of kindness and selfless love;
little things that may seem inconsequential,
but do make a difference when put together…

Crumbs.

as we pursue the big picture
may we not forget,…
The Little Crumbs in life.

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Not Everyone Understands How To Struggle

DannyThere is a key element to success that not all people understand: struggle.  Struggle is a key element of getting ahead.  It exists in quitting smoking.  It exists in losing weight.  It exists in getting a promotion.  It exists in building a business. It exists in making more money.   Any time you look to advance yourself you can bet that struggle will play into the equation at some point.

For Mark Cuban it was living in an apartment with 6 other guys eating ketchup and mustard sandwiches.  For some it might be living without pay television, internet and not eating out for a year or more.  For others it might involve walking to work instead of driving.

I have joked in the past that anyone can work a home budget of $5000 per month, but it takes talent to live for a couple of weeks on $20.  You know you’ve lived the struggle when you can live in a major metro area and have the skills to stretch that 20 bucks to its max!

Most people are afraid of the struggle and they don’t know how to handle it.  Which explains why more people don’t reach their personal goals.  It’s not laziness.  It’s not lack of motivation.  It’s not lack of education.  It’s fear.  They fear the struggle.  They fear the ‘what if’ part of success that says ‘what if it doesn’t work out?’.

A New Mindset

Peace from Panic

A few weeks ago, I watched a vlog by Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often that inspired me. I keep thinking about it and have been trying to incorporate it into my life. So I thought I’d share it here, in case you hadn’t seen it.

The main point is simple: Instead of focusing on what you need to stop doing, focus on what you need to start doing.

Danny said, “We don’t have to focus on quitting anything. Just keep doing enough of the right stuff and the negative will not have room in your life.”

The positive changes will eventually push out the negative behaviors.

It’s important to make a plan and stick to it. Here are some ideas:

Instead of Saying: 

  1. I have to stop eating junk food.
  2. I need to quit watching so much TV.
  3. I should spend less time on social media.
  4. I need to…

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Requirements For An Emotionally Healthy Marriage

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Homage

I am a pessimist at my core and didn’t know exactly what I was searching for when I initially realized I was thirsty and began my quest for knowledge.  I’d squatted in a few churches over several years but always abandoned them after feeling our relationship was one-sided. When I am not growing, restlessness quickly sets in. I knew, however, that I would eventually make FCC my home after my first visit. Not only did I depart feeling more educated in the word than I have in my entire life (they are a bible teaching church), I was impressed with their mission to empower each and every member to be their very best. Those aren’t just empty words to pacify, there is an action plan behind it.

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One of the ways FCC supports growth is by providing the education needed to give us the confidence to work through consequences. I was…

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5 Books That Will Guide You To Greatness

Level Up Stud

Love Yourself is a book that teaches you to come into terms with yourself and your situation. Written by someone who has fought depression and suicidal thoughts, Kamal tells you how he…

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