Life

img_3111When life makes you feel a certain way keep on keeping on. There will be moments where you feel as though everything is coming against you and there is no way out but there is! We often let life cripple our minds and think we cannot change our circumstance. We think because the people around us didn’t get further that we are limited as well.

I am here to let you know that your life is only limited as much as you allow it. Everyone is aware of some of the greats that have lived in this world; Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas Edison, Kobe Bryant, Ghandi, and those excellent Olympic Figures from every country. They are all amazing people that accomplished phenomenal moments in history. They used their gifted talents to change the world. They went beyond the negative comments and the people that tried to stop them in their path. They fought for what they believed in and didn’t allow all the negativity to take away their dream come true. They succeeded because they did not doubt!

I know that life can throw so much towards you at once. It gives you that feeling of wanting to give up. It will feel like there is no hope to hold onto, but there is! You were born for a great purpose and don’t let anyone tell you anything differently! Life is made to be conquered by you, not the other way around.

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Let Us Be Strong

As Humans we feel so many different emotions. We can be happy and joyful over something. We can be so mad at the world the next minute. We can shed tears over a situation so sad and we carry so much emotion within who we are. How we were created is PHENOMENAL!

You know I wonder if people ever stop to consider the fact that emotions and the mind set are two very powerful things that we have. It is all about how you control those emotions and the thoughts that happen in your head when your in the moment. I remember thinking one day about how angry I was. I was so angry about something that just happened to me. I mean I wanted to just jump out of my skin. Than after calming down and thinking about how I was going to handle the situation something inside of me changed. I was no longer angry but I was in a wonder. I was wondering how I could let something get me so upset.

I know that as Humans we are made this way; but we are also made for incredible things. We are stronger than we presume in this life that we live. We tend to limit ourselves and allow other things and people to control us in ways sometimes that don’t need to be. We forget that history can name some of the great successes in the world and all that they have achieved; but why just them? Why should the greatness only be those people? Why should it only be limited to the one’s that make it? But why do they make it?

It’s all about the difference in controlling the emotions and the mind set. Making sure to overcome those trials and tribulations and saying YES I CAN! Choosing to get together for one of the Nations most amazing sports events of the year  The Olympics just to watch the incredibles. However, we are all incredible. We are all capable of these outstanding actions and accomplishments. We are only limited to our mindset and the control of our emotions. We were born to strive and change the world in an unspeakable way. Which one are you? LET US BE STRONG!!

Humble I Will Be

I started to think about how one day life will be so great. It will be where we’ll never have to worry about having enough. I know that everybody sees life in a different way, but I tend to wonder what I can take from it as things change. I paid off my first car ever! I remembered when I got that car I had no credit and barely any money. I was riding in a clunker and kept having to put money to fix it. During this time; my two older sons were only 1 and 2.  I worked an hour away from where I lived and things just kept getting worse. I was frustrated and about ready to break down.

I decided to keep my faith through it all.  I went to several dealerships just to dream that maybe one day I could have a reliable car. I ended up at a dealership and got lucky enough that the sales men was genuinely interested in helping me; rather than trying to make a dollar. There were so many other cars that cost more, that he could of pushed me into; but he listened to my story. He decided that he would do anything possible with what I did have to make a way for what  I didn’t. This was a high end dealership and I thought to myself “there’s no way  I am going to qualify.” By the blessing of God he made it possible with only $500 and no credit. They accepted my clunker and I was able to drive away with a way to transport my children and myself with no worries.

That was 5 years ago today and several car payments later I am a proud owner of a 2009 Chevy Cobalt. I know silly right. The way I’m so excited over such a simple car. A car that is so insignificant at this time in our high expense world; but means everything to me. It is a reminder to me that working hard for the little things are so rewarding; but going through it this way will keep me humble because I know what it was like to struggle for the small things.

The point of my story is to always stay humble with the little things, because when the day comes that your blessed with the greater things you will learn to appreciate them.

No More Excuses

I promised that I wouldn’t make excuses anymore. That I would stand tall and proud in the crowd this time. I would let my talent reign and show the world what I have to offer. I would climb mountains, swim oceans and even run marathons far and wide. I will go the distance as I live on in my life. I will exasperate all options and put up a fight. I am the greatest of my kind because there is only me. I am the nose, the eyes, and my flesh is what you see. I was born for a purpose. I was created to be a vision like no other. I was born with tough skin to make it through rough weather. I will become all I am meant to be whether you believe me or not. The truth is it doesn’t matter what you think because I’m already on top.

I am my greatest accomplishment as I get through life each day. I don’t need to show it off, I got blessed to wake up and say. The world will try to hold me to their own circumstance; but God said “not to worry for he already conquered the land!” Better yet he said the world and with lightning and thunder; I let it rain on your parade with showers of wonder. Leave you there to think about it all as I go to get my title. No more excuses this is futile and I am a given disciple.

So if people pretend and than refuse to know this. I’ll still go and tell my testimony and make no more excuses like Moses

At a Stand Still

Do you ever feel like you’re at a stand still? Like the whole world is moving at a pace and people are going some where but you feel like you aren’t? Do you ever hold your breath, just to feel your heart beat stop to remind you that you are still alive? Does anything else matter at this point when you feel like you have no direction?

The truth is there could be a number of reasons you feel your life is at a stand still. It could just be that you took a moment to take in the scene that’s in front of you; just to be mesmerized by the beauty of the land and not what’s placed in it. Than again you could be going through a job loss or a heart break and you feel there’s no where to turn to. That even when you explain yourself to people, they just don’t seem to get you. I think sometimes we don’t even understand ourselves for a moment. Yes, this all sounds confusing but when you’re at a stand still trying to find where your meant to go… the face is a puzzling expression.

or is it just me? I guess I’ll just stand here and wait and see.

Try to Understand

Try to understand we are people everyday no matter our skin color…

We hustle hard and try making a living each day. Just because you have more money than me doesn’t make you better. Just because you don’t have two nickels to rub together doesn’t make you a loser. Just because you were raised in the church doesn’t make you a saint. Just because you were raised in the hood doesn’t mean you didn’t graduate.

Try to understand I have a life to live too…

The life of someone you don’t know always has a story behind it. The life of someone you do know might have a tragic scene aside it. The life of someone you don’t know could have death or happy endings. The life of someone you do know could have forgiveness while it’s mending.

Try to understand what I’m saying is my own perception…

I was told to act this way and that; and to learn to not blow it. I was only taught what my mother or father were given and show it. I’ll continue to make my decisions as the person I am. My past is not my present I will take a stand.

Try to understand…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the bad and the ugly. That is what life consist of. Life gets crazy sometimes and you don’t know where to turn. The good gives you light at the end of the tunnel; so you can keep that little bit of hope you have left. The bad and the ugly is altogether scary and horrible. In the midst of all this your testimony is created. For those of you who don’t know what a testimony is; it is the moments in your life that define who you are and what you have been through. You were put on this earth for a great purpose. You have to take these moments and share it with others. Your testimony can do great changes in someone’s life. We are so quick to react to people and the way they are sometimes that we don’t see what they have hidden behind all their emotion. There is so much to relate to in someone else that we need to use our testimony to reveal it. So the next time you come across someone having a bad day with a whole lot of attitude just think to yourself; ” what happened to that person in their life to make them act this way?” Next thing you know your having compassion for them.

Trying something New

 

It’s very emotional when things start to change. You can feel happy, mad, sad, frustrated and at a loss. It’s like when you want to jump into something new and find your direction. You have all these things going on in your head and can’t seem to find which way to go. It’s frustrating and over whelming! Than I start to think, if I could just pin point exactly what it is I have a passion for and devote most my time to; I got it!

I wish it were that easy. When you have obligations and real life stuff to take care of, it’s not just a matter of 1,2,3. Than again it wouldn’t be that easy even if I was single, with barely any bills and a decent amount money. Anything worth trying is going to take change and commitment. It is going to take hard work and dedication. It is going to take trying something new and not holding back to make it to that destination.

I realized that I had to make a decision to jump or be safe. I realized that you either don’t have faith or you do. I realized that you work your but off or you just don’t! I realized that trying something new is an amazing experience, that you take with you in your life. The very thing that you try, just might be what you become for the rest of your life!

Are you Living or Existing?!

 

Everyone gets to a point in there life, where they question; if they are on the right path to living? I don’t believe anyone is ever born saying they just want to exist in this world. They come from the womb full of life, but than life happens! The moment the body is born it begins to die! As we go through each day we are so consumed by what we have to do versus what we would like to do.

It’s hard trying to find out where you are going with your life and if it is fulfilling you as would hope. Than you start to wonder if you are actually taking action on these things that run through your mind. We all get caught up in having to pay bills, living pay check to pay check, providing for the ones we love and being over burdened by the other things that happen to us in this world. We start to lose ourselves and we start to lose our passion for living.

This is the moment we have to stop, breathe and whoo saw. Life is too short to just exist. You have to live every day like it is your last. If you went to the doctor today and he said, ” I’m sorry but you only have 3 months to live?” what would you do then? There is a way to live and still take care of your priorities. We don’t know where time is going to take us or what could happen tomorrow, but we can control today! Stop to think about how you can change your life so you are LIVING AND NOT EXISTING! Make the decision today THAT THE ONLY REGRETS YOU WANT TO HAVE, ARE THOSE THAT YOU CAN FORGIVE AND RE-LIVE! WILL YOU LIVE OR EXIST?

 

What will You Leave Behind?

If you died today what would your Legacy be? Would you really be satisfied with all the things you accomplished in this lifetime? I use to think about what my future would hold when I got older. I had big dreams to become a singer and a songwriter. I was going to graduate college and than travel around the world with a big record label. I was excited just thinking about it all. Yea, I was going to be big!

Than time went by and I grew up. I was still very determined and focused on my dreams and my goals. I was at the top of my game in high school. I was on the Principals Honor Roll, Peer Leader Union, ASB, and I even tutored. I was a busy body. I believe that we make choices, but we are not our choices unless we allow them to take full control. In all my determination to become my dream I made a different decision that ended up changing my life forever.

I found out I was pregnant at 17, got lucky that it was after I graduated high school and that my first born was coming August of the following year. Wow, my life changed forever in an instant! You know what though; I didn’t let it break me. I refused to sit there and become another statistic. I went through the emotions of being hard on myself and thinking that I messed up big time. I ruined everything I ever had planned for myself and how disappointed I was in myself. As humans we tend to go through that phase of, “woe is me.” When in reality, it’s ok to feel that for a moment in time; but not allow it to over take your life.

If I would of stayed in that mindset, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am a Marketing Manager for a huge Dental company. I have received my Financial Services License and I am on my way to receiving my Real Estate License as well. I have such huge plans and dreams for the future! I am excited to provide others with the help they need and still be able to provide a fulfilling future for my sons! Even though my dream plan has changed it is going to be fulfilling in the eyes of my children, and they mean everything to me. Everything I do, I do for them. If I never would of pushed myself or changed my state of mind, I would be just another young age pregnant statistic that did nothing important with her life. I decided to brush myself off and now I am working to leave a legacy behind for the ones I love! No matter how many times you’ve made a bad decision or got knocked down; YOU CAN MAKE IT! AND WHEN YOU DO, WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?

Change is Coming!

I know it’s hard right now and you don’t know where to turn, CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you’re holding onto hope, but it feels like everything is coming against you; CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you’re tired of the bills piling up and there being no food in your fridge, CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you’re sick of asking for gas money just to make it to work, CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you wish someone would be there for you and tell you everything is alright, CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you’re holding the weight of your family on you’re shoulders and you can’t give up, because if you do they drown in their comfortability; CHANGE IS COMING!

I know you pray every day and night asking God why me and feel he doesn’t hear you; CHANGE IS COMING!

CHANGE IS COMING TO THOSE THAT GIVE THEIR PRAYER FAITH AND THEIR EXPECTATION VISION! CHANGE IS COMING BECAUSE YOU WERE BORN FOR A PURPOSE AND NOT ONLY TO EXIST ON THIS EARTH! HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT AND YOUR SOUL WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE LEFT, BECAUSE EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR YOU AND NOT AGAINST YOU! BEFORE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, GOD TURNS THE SILENCE INTO BLESSING AND THE SUFFERING INTO VICTORY! SO STAY STRONG WARRIOR, BECAUSE CHANGE IS COMING!!

 

I Refuse!

Everyday I have to take care of my priorities, before I take care of myself. I am a mother of three boys, I have cars and bills that need to be paid on time. I am someone who has to do it, even if I don’t want to do it.

For example, staying at a job that I don’t want to do anymore, but I have no choice. There is no one that can pick up the weight to relieve me. I’m ok with that, but what I’m not ok with; is doing it for the rest of my life. I refuse to live from pay check to pay check and not have a home. I refuse to sit here and settle for less and be stuck at a job that will never satisfy me. I refuse to let this world dictate my situation just because I had my first son at eighteen years old. I refuse to quit! I refuse to say it’s ok that other people can become successful, but I can’t!

No, I can! I will work it out to where I can switch to a job that will allow me to work towards my future. I will get a home for my boys by the time I’m 30 because they deserve it. My husband and I will travel the world when we get older and not have to worry about money. I refuse to believe any less! I refuse to let situations in life take my joy and my progress away from me! I refuse to let the things that people say stop me from moving forward, because one day I will be giving them part of that dream come true! They will have nothing left to say at that moment, but I refuse to boast! I will continue to stay humble and trust in God! I refuse to die and leave no legacy behind for the ones I love!

Watch me make this happen, because I refuse not to!

Know your Worth !!

Every day you will be challenged and question who you are and where your life is going. You can not let this stop you from fulfilling your goals. “The Saddest thing in life is a waste of talent.” -Robert Deniro or better yet I say, “The saddest thing in life is a waste of life.” -Iriana Monique.

This is the way I look at it, is that you only have one life to live. The choices you make from the day your born and until the day you die will mold you into who you are, what you are and what you will leave behind. That’s right what you will leave behind. You were born to leave behind a legacy no matter how big or small. You were created to inspire and change someone’s life. You don’t have to be Famous or a Historic Figure. You are who you were created to be; with the mission that God gave you. So know this every second of everyday.

Know your worth in everything you do. Don’t let anything or anyone make you feel less. We were created for grand amazing things to be done by our will power. If you put your mind to it and work really hard you can reach your dreams and goals. It is when we sit there and keep doubting ourselves and not doing anything to keep pushing forward. You don’t want to look back on your life and say, ” I wish I would of done more!” You have time to go after these things now! I don’t care how old you are or that you think you ran out of time. As you walk this earth, make sure that you know your self worth and that you are living; rather than existing. You are Worthy!!

 

 

A Mothers Strength

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When you first become pregnant all that you have on your mind is your baby. How your baby is going to look, how your baby is going to laugh, how your going to be able to take care of such a small tiny person, and how you can’t wait to see your baby do all the amazing things they were meant to do.It never crosses your mind that one day you would be sitting in a waiting room of the Loma Linda Hospital waiting for your second born to come out of surgery.

As Mothers we think about all the good and beautiful things that are babies are going to endure; but when that moment hits that they need help far beyond your care…your whole world stops. From the time he was born, my middle son was always so happy. He was lay back, relaxed, smart and goofy. He still is everyday and every moment. These are all the things that I am keeping in my mind to keep me strong as their operating on his little body. We found out just earlier this year that he would have to get Hernia Surgery. Now for some people that may not be a big deal, but for a Mother that is one of the scariest things we could ever go through. Your precious child in harms way. Every second that he is back there feels like eternity.

For our Children we are their caregivers, their nurturers, and their protectors. So at a time like this when all I can do is leave it in the hands of God and the Surgeons I pray like there’s no tomorrow. God created us Mothers to be survivors, conquerers, inspirations; but most of all to be strong in the midst of the storm. This is where my faith and strength are tested the most; when my babies lives are on the line. I will continue to know that they will overcome and that the strength God gave me is no where compare to the hearts, minds, souls, and spirits that God blessed me with in all of my babies. They are truly a blessing to me and they are MY STRENGTH!