Monday motivation…..

YES, it’s a happy motivational Monday to you!!blues

For so long we’ve perceived Monday as being a day of the dumps.  We wake up with gloom and doom, go throughout the day wishing for it to be over, and greeting all with the same “it’s Monday” affection. We feel like the day will be full of mishaps, confusion, team meetings, brainstorming and still not having a course of action, chaos and tons of work. For the most part, we are right.  Regardless of what you say your Monday will be like, even if it’s different from what I say, we will still be right. Our day plays out exactly how we plan it out.

imagesIt all starts in our mind and speech. We say all day and night on Sunday how tomorrow is going to be a crazy day.  We even visualize it playing out and then strangely it plays out as we’ve seen it. Then, when Monday is as crazy as we’ve seen and said it we get upset and even declare how ‘we knew’ it would happen but also declare we  didn’t expect it. Isn’t that crazy. I’ve done it and sometimes find myself  having a moment of amnesia ‘knowing’ I am the cause and effect. I no longer speak that way. I no longer see Monday that way. I see Monday as the beginning of a productive and prosperous week. You better believe I make a profit by the end of the week. I am a firm believer “I Shall Have  What I Say’.

images-71Monday is your day to create. If it’s the same ole same ole, it’s because you said it would be. You shall have what you see and say! It’s just that simple Fav’s!!!

Much Love,

Tracy B

 

 

#ThankfulThursday- I love you!

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Everything about you is special. It’s your differences (flaws) that sets you apart from the rest. Embrace it, inhale it, respect it, LOVE it!

I don’t know who you are but I love you. It has nothing to do with your looks, your talents, your skills or anything else other than you simply being you. I am connected to you. When you hurt, I hurt.  When you cry, I cry. When you rejoice, so do I. My desire is to help you, not harm you. Whatever you need from me, within my ability to make happen, I will do it. It’s my love for you that takes me over the edge.  It’s my compassion that makes me go beyond.  I am here for you!images-52

Don’t be afraid or ashamed of me because  I look or talk differently. Don’t turn or run me away. I have something powerful to give and it’s enough for you to share.  I show you love, I offer peace, I give you me. You can count on me being everywhere and in everything. I can help you gain it all but you mustn’t overlook me. I am DIVERSITY!

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Allow people to be who they are; for in doing this you’re showing love and freedom in who you are. Truth is, it’s only when you love yourself you can truly love others!

(Leave a comment, share the post, love diversity!! Humans aren’t going anywhere. Get over it and LOVE already!)

Much Love,

Tracy B

I dare you to speak….

I’ll keep this brief, sweet, short and to the point.

images-71Today is a new day. A day you’ve never seen before. It may look just like yesterday but it’s not. It’s brand new, full of mercy, favor and grace. It’s a blank canvas awaiting your illustrations of the day. You have the power to create what this PRESENT day will be. You even have the say so of who you will encounter to share bread with or possibly sip some tea. unwrappedThumbnail-1

It’s called the present for a reason. Today  is a gift waiting to be unwrapped. You have the power of saying if it’s going to be good or bad. It’s your life, you have all rights to decide. Now inhale, exhale and SPEAK.

Today is blessed and my favor runs over. Because of this, I will encounter one blessing after the other. I am excited with all my divine connections that motivates and leaps me over into my next blessing. 

Much Love,

Tracy B

I see what it is now…..

We were so young, so clean, so unaware of the Future, but I’m  Present for it NOW!! I usually don’t post personal pictures but this one really spoke to me.

A friend of mine came across some pictures I’d left over some years back and I, like anyone else had to look through them. I smiled, laughed, got a little choked up over some but for the most part they were all beautiful memories. Then, I came across this picture. I tried to bypass after gazing but I couldn’t. Their eyes called out, which made me take notice. I thought of where I was mentally at that time and wanted to revisit her, him, them and thought, if I could just go back to that moment I would  warn them of a time they’ll face in life that I’ve called ‘the valley’  I know it sounds strange but that’s what I felt when this picture touched my hand. We,my brother Cortez and I, were attending my cousin Germaine’s wedding. Our outer appearance screamed we’re ready, focused, and determined  but our eyes, the keys to our souls, spoke confusion, distracted and make-believe. (Side note) I’m not the ‘me’ I was in the picture but I love and respect her for all she’s had to endure. She fought with just a glimmer of hope, no real direction, but that little bit of hope has gotten her to ME. Praise God!

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My desire in sharing this is hopes that someone who may be experiencing ‘the valley’ of what I’ve gone through can learn to embrace the journey of it, knowing all of it, good, bad, or indifferent, is working for good.

I would tell us, my brother Cortez and I, that we don’t know much of anything and what we think we know to be truth will change over time. I would tell us to live life without limitations and be free in being who we creatively are for that will bring us true happiness. I would warn us that everyone that says they believe in us don’t, but don’t feel any heartbreak, it’s best this way. I would warn us that the very people we depended on then will not be around for us to continuously lean on but do not despair, it’s best this way. That the hard times are really here to show us what we’re made of, what’s inside that needs to come out. It’s not to kill us or make us give up or feel defeated, but to show us the valley times are when we become completed. It’s a time of testing  with the benefits being learned lessons of never repeating that same test. It’s a time when you learn that decisions based  on mastered emotions were birth from overcoming roller coaster emotions first. It’s when we learn we don’t need anyone or anything and solely trust in ourselves.  We leaned this because other’s have either gone on to glory or turned their backs and walked away like they were never there.  It’s when we find our purpose and define our destiny because we’re now isolated without distractions and can finally hear. It’s when we learn the true meaning of faith and seeing things unseen spiritually manifest physically. This only happened because we had so much hate and were determined to prove the naysayers wrong. It’s when we learn the meaning of discernment and how our choices based on discernment is our own. It’s also when we learn our choices of yesterday, good or bad, shapes our tomorrow.  We learn so much during the valley times and it’s all due to some hardship along the way so don’t give up, don’t try to stop it  or speed it up, or get stuck thinking it will always be this way. Don’t let go of yourself. You MUST keep going because each test shows you, YOU. You can breeze through this if you stop fighting and start following, believing and trusting in you..  

Always remember the warning given before take off of any flight. They advise,  in case of emergency FIRST place on your oxygen mask THEN go and assist someone else. The moral of the story is ‘ you can’t help anyone until you’ve helped yourself’.  ‘The valley’ is strategic in teaching you to help yourself. Embrace it – it’s all working for your good anyway!

I love you,

Tracy B