Tag: Journey

In a Good Place

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When you’re in a “good place” you’re at your best.

You take things as they come and go.

You don’t “sweat the small things.”

Even if you do,

you’ll learn how to handle them and move forward.

You simply refuse to become a caretaker of grudges

or conduit of drama.

In other words, you’ll adapt and overcome situations

not nurture them.

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When you’re in a “good place,”

it’s a place of contentment.

It’s not final or desired  place of destination,

it’s a place of rest.

But, the “good place” is a place of knowing no matter what-

this soon will pass.

In this state,

you’ll find yourself relaxed and confidently possessing

a sense of peace regardless of what transpires around you.

You feel childlike and carefree.

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A “good place” is good.

‘It’s not a destination,

it’s part of the journey

for the soul.

`Yvonne L.

 

 

Success is Always Waiting

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Hello,

I’m Success…

I’m on the other side waiting for you.

Just stick to your plans and keep your focus.

Yes, there are distractions along the journey.

Yes, you might get discouraged and face some obstacles.

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Just keep moving towards me,

I’m waiting right here.

There’s so in store for you,

many opportunities for you to do.

While on your way,

here are some suggestions if I may…

Keep your focus on your goals.

Have a clear vision of your plan.

Prioritize, organize, and push your way.

Trust me, the struggle gets easier day by day.

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In the end, these are the most valuable things you can do.

You’ll find persistence was well worth your time too.

After all, I’m not always come easy.

Trust me, put a pin in it,

I’m Success, I should know.

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If you don’t mind me offering you advice,

it may take a little time getting here,

please understand when you arrive,

although you did with diligence and

determination, be assured,  I’m not

a final destination.

There’s always more room for you,

there’s more levels for you to explore.

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~Yvonne L.

Response to the Daily Prompt challenge. Today’s word (Successful)

Three Line Tales – Week Forty-Nine

Three Line Tales, Week Forty-Nine

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It’s 2017, why don’t you pick up the banner and run with it! Explore the endless opportunities awaiting you.

The race begins when you start.  The pace is determined and the rules are set by you. This journey is all about you.

Go ahead, challenge yourself!  Push beyond the limitations! Reach for the endless possibilities! Get Ready, Get Set, Explore!

 

`Yvonne L.

Week Thirty-Nine of the 3Line Tales Challenge

 

 

Remove the Layers

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I often think of life as a welcoming blanket waiting to wrap layers of expectations from infancy. What will you become? Where will you attend school? Who will you marry? Where will you work? When will you have a family?

As the journey continues, we begin to self-reflect and discover we’ve embraced an identity which does not feel like our authentic self.

After this self-realization, we’re not comfortable anymore until we remove the layers which do not belong to us. The process of renewing the mind begins to remove the layers wrapped around us that are not true to our inner soul.

If we progress to this place, this is a good place because unless we return to our purpose and the plan for our life. If we fail to, we will always desire freedom from expectation of others and seek a place of refuge and comfort in our skin.

`Yvonne L.

Measuring Others by Your Standards Might Come Up Short

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When we judge others by our standards and expectations,

they may come up short and never exceed their potential.

Judging by our standard undermines their experience

of individualism.

The truth is- the measure of a man or woman can not be measured.

We can only judge the action of others.

But, when necessary, one must consider what he or she judges, or

judging becomes an indictment of exercising limited perception.

Since we are all on separate paths of individualism,

others experiences can’t be proportionately measured.

Individualism is life experiences,

it’s a way of life.

Individualism is the fabric of an individual’s co-existence.

So, are we qualified to judge and measure what make

others unique and self-reliant?

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`Yvonne L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey

Journey

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You only get one life,

why not make your destination worth it?

Life is really a journey,

but the journey is more than a place.

Life’s journey is a state of being,

it’s worth it to spend it wisely.

Your life is really what you create.

It really is what  you make it.

On this journey called life,

if you desire peace and calm,

be the peace and calm you desire.

Find ways to live your life in the midst of storms.

A calm heart in the midst of chaos

can calm a weary or lost soul.

If it’s joy you desire,

give joy to others, just try.

Remember, what you sow really comes back to you,

this is a principle of sowing that’s tried and true.

You’re more in control of your life than you know.

Your journey depends on you,

and it’s about the way you see things.

How you see life makes the difference in your success or failure.

If you see yourself as a victim

you’re walking a path of helplessness.

If you see yourself victorious

you’re walking a path to success.

See yourself as you desire,

see the result you want and not the things you dread.

Remember your journey is a state of being,

and you have only one life to live-

consider the way you see things,

see your journey worth living.

Journey

`Yvonne L

 

Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – today’s word (Journey)

 

 

 

 

 

Life is More Than a Smooth Ride

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When I was much younger, like many youth, I thought growing up was the ultimate thing to do. After all, you get to do what you wanted to do, I thought. Well, not quite, life is not without resistance as my naive mind supposed.  As a teen, you’re viewing the world from different lenses. According to my perspective, I did not figure in a lot of things most adults already knew. As you age, there are more responsibilities and less dependency on others.

After living a sheltered life as a youth, I was not one who caused a lot of problems, most of my rebelling started in my mid-twenties. In other words, finally I could make independent decisions. Some of my choices were good, and others weren’t too good.  I began to learn life is more than a smooth ride.

Fortunately, I didn’t sow my wild oats in alcohol, drugs, partying, and all. My challenges were making costly decisions. I’m not referring to monetary cost although I’ve had plenty challenges and lessons to learn about finances too. A challenge is a challenge regardless of its intensity. I appreciate the knowledge learned along the way.

I wouldn’t change my path or course on my journey because each challenge has been for the making of me. If everything was smooth and easy, I’m not sure if I would possess the wisdom I have now. How could I encourage others without ever having any challenges? How could I convince others the sun will shine after dark days without knowing it will?

Those who are experiencing bumpy rides, hold on, for those who are experiencing smooth rides, brace yourself. Life is full of twists and turns. Make sure whatever journey or path you take, you’re in to endure the ride of your life whether bumpy or smooth.

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~Yvonne L
Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Smooth)