Words to live by

I read this quote this morning and thought I would share with the world. In just a few sentences, God tells us how to live peacefully with one another.

Peace and Blessings to all ❤️

Small Act of Kindness

It’s interesting how quickly life passes us by. Same daily routine and we walk past one another, not looking up to see the world around. We tend to keep to ourselves and not observe what exactly is happening all around. Perhaps someone is in need of help, do we even notice? Many may see but tend to avoid. We travel like robots down a very narrow tunnel, and can’t or do not want to see what’s on our left and right or even what’s behind.

I struggle and wonder why this is the way society is evolving. Is it because we don’t want responsibility for others? We don’t want someone else’s issues? Or are we scared for liability reasons? Perhaps we are so self centered that we just don’t have time for others?

I travel frequently and find myself observing how people interact. It amazes me how we are so reluctant to lend a hand. Are we scared or simply egocentric? It isn’t everyone , but it feels like the majority.

I wonder if we became more observant in the smallest way, it can cause a wave of small acts of kindness. Personally I feel there’s a lack of sincerity with one another. A quick smile, saying hello, or a reassuring glance. Simply being polite and kind. People are so addicted to technology, they forget to interact with one another. It’s becoming a lost trait and we are slowly losing how to to talk and engage with each other.

There needs to be a balance with worldly passions and with human compassion. If we can all take a moment to look up once in awhile and “see” what’s around. Let’s pause, take a deep breath, look around, reach out in kindness and humility and get to know and help one another. Maybe small acts of kindness can make this world a better place.

Blessings to all ❤️

How can it be?

The world looks at you and thinks you have it all. You have a family, healthy kids, nice home and car, good jobs and everything seems perfect. However when you delve deeper underneath all the “stuff” unhappiness and sadness unfold. How can that be when it all seems so perfect ?

I look around at my own life. I have it all according to worldly standards. Am I happy, no, not really. I convince myself to believe that I am. I am very fortunate for the healthy children and thankful for all the material stuff. But inside I am drowning each and every day a little deeper. There’s emptiness and we are seeking for something to fill the void.

Again, someone may question how can that be when you have it all? What exactly does that mean anyway? As I explore my own inner battle, I realize it isn’t the “stuff” that brings contentment. I grew up in a family who wanted the American dream and created it. Started with nothing and now is abundant. But how we use that abundance is key. I was brought up with a strong faith in God, going to church every Sunday, my mom trying to keep the family all together. My parents worked hard and devoted their lives to us, so we can have a better life, strong education, and a greater purpose. So, how can it be that I am unhappy?

I believe it isn’t just one thing that causes unhappiness. For me, it is a chain of events over time that slowly clouded my world. My parents argued a lot while growing up, trying to keep their business thriving. My dad was an alcoholic and thankfully recovered. My parents didn’t talk to us, they yelled. They wanted the world to think we were perfect, but we weren’t. The pressures of many other factors evolved into a feeling of emptiness. It was and is a constant inner struggle.

As the middle child I was caught between siblings and parents. I was responsible for keeping the balance and still am to this day. As a child the pressure of life, school, friends and family just piled up inside. I know my parents meant well and perhaps didn’t know how to communicate and did what they could. So I take my past and use it to improve the present life I share with my own children.

How can it be that life just pulls you down and we search for something to get us out. My search led me to realize my faith in God was the way out. It’s still a daily struggle, but with God I begin my day with a new strength and hope. I still stumble, fall and fail at times, but I know I can trust in God and I will rise up.

I tell myself daily and reiterate these teachings to my children, love and trust God, respect the simple things , be compassionate, help others, be humble and love with your whole heart. Never judge someone and treat all equally no matter what race, nationality, status etc. We are all children of God.

We need to love one another and seek the good !

Blessings to all ❤️


Be grateful and thankful for everything.

Any big or small gesture, give thanks.

For a kind word, quick smile, soft touch, give thanks.

For family, friends, love, hope, faith and health, give thanks.

The blue sky, grey ones too, the sun, the moon, and the stars, give thanks.

In your darkest moments, think of the good, and give thanks.

For the tiniest living creatures, for the grass, trees, rocks, oceans, lakes, give thanks.

For every person in this world, give thanks.

And most of all for God and the life given to us, give thanks.

Peace & Love to you all ❤️

Something Greater

I fall on my knees in prayer thanking God for another day. Putting aside all distractions, I’m just thankful and say all I am is yours. Grateful and willing to do the will of my God. This is how I choose to start my day.

Relying on human beings to gain happiness, attention and affection can fail at times. It’s part of being human and making mistakes. We are not perfect and there has to be something greater. I’ve come to learn this the hard way, and have fallen many times and will continue to do so. However I know now there is a righteous, loving , and graceful God.

In times of trouble, I always turn to God and ask for guidance and strength to get me through. God’s love endures, he is not judgmental and promises to protect and save us. In silence I wait for the answers. They may not appear instantly, but they do! It may be a painful journey, but I wait and wait patiently. Because there is something greater and without God I would feel empty. NOTHING can fill that void, except for God. Praying and trying to do what God wants us to, brings joy and fulfillment.

I hope that many of you come to realize this in your own personal journey. It’s a realization that is so rewarding once it is found.

Take a moment to listen to “None but Jesus” by Hillsong United. It’s inspiring and uplifting.


Here’s a few lines from the lyrics:

“None But Jesus”

In the quiet, in the stillness

I know that you are God

In the secret of your presence

I know there I am restored

When you call I won’t refuse

Each new day, again I’ll choose

There is no one else for me

None but Jesus

Crucified to set me free

Now I live to bring Him praise

Peace and love to you all ❤️


In  silence observe the unsteady behavior of life all around. The glistening of ice on the ground sparkling like diamonds and one step and your completely unsteady. The wind gently blowing, rocking a boat from side to side with an unsteady course forward. The sun slowly rising, causing an unsteady glare on the horizon.  In all of  nature we try to find our balance.

We want to easily glide across the ice without shattering the water beneath.  Try to balance our weight and control our stance to keep from falling. To get to the other side and look over our shoulder praising our accomplishments.

We try to steer the course straight ahead but like the winds of the sail, we find ourselves  veering off the straight path and into unsettled waters. We need to find the balance and keep those sails firm and strong to get us where we need to be.

The majestic sunrise, so fierce with power and glory,  the start of a new day.  We are given the chance to see beyond the glare, and seek a new beginning of another beautiful day of life. To make steady whatever comes our way and enjoy every moment!

We are able and we can gain composure. We can take all that is unsteady and use it to make us stronger, more enduring and willing to find whatever it is to make it all stable.

Love and blessings to all ❤️






“Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:3)

We all strive to be happy,  but it is the hardships, struggles, sorrow and challenges that create who we are.  Sorrow penetrates our soul and afflicts our hearts. We struggle to believe there are better days ahead.  We live in a world of instant gratification, who wants to wait for problems to resolve? Pain and hardships are setbacks and we get frustrated, angry, depressed and hopeless. These dark moments make us stop, think, listen, and explore deeper in our soul for some glimpse of resolution.

Personally I turn to God and I pray that he will give me the strength I need to endure and rise above.  I am forced to seek deeper, to hope for better, live through it and learn from it. Sometimes the outcome is not what we want , but what God knows is best for us.

Sorrow builds character and awareness.  It teaches us how to be more compassionate to others. It deepens our hearts so we can listen to our inner soul and make our lives and those around us more meaningful and cherished.  God gives us all what we can handle  and we need to trust and accept lovingly and faithfully!

Blessings ❤️





Simple Rule

Simple Rule – Treat others the way you would like to be treated…

Why is this so hard to follow? It’s common sense, treat others the way you would want them to treat you. If we all followed this simple rule, wouldn’t life be so much easier and happier?

Greet one another kindly, say please and thank you. Try to make a person feel special and loved. What a difference a kind gesture can make on one’s day! Giving a compliment, reaching out to someone to wish them well. Again, so simple, but we fail to do these things and they can mean the world to someone at any given moment.

How about we all try during this Thanksgiving season to make an impact on someone. Kindness maybe contagious and if it isn’t at least we tried!


Blessings to all



Back to Basics

I had a meeting with my corporate accountant the other day, and he looked at me and said the company’s profitability isn’t looking to good. He continued to tell me I had two options, either I step it up and take further control of the situation or close the doors by the end of next year.  This company has been a family business for 40 years and its future lie in my hands. I took a moment, breathed deeply, thought of my children’s future and asked how do I make things change.  His response was you need to go “Back to the Basics”.

I went home and thought about that last statement, “Back to the Basics” and what it means. It applies to so many areas of life and can solve so many complex situations. Such a simple statement can be interpreted in a multitude of ways.  Perhaps it is to simplify life, go back to the root of each circumstance, gain a better understanding by listening, observing and comprehending each moment. We can delve deeper and go back to the basics of our existence, that God created us equally and we should love and care for one another. We should live in peace and treat life with respect.

This statement resonates with me, to thrive to be humble and kind, loving and nurturing and an example to the children we are raising so they can embrace life with great depth. We can all take a step back, get a fresh start, learn from our past, and create an amazing life ahead!


Blessings 😊



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