Human

“If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility.  No compassion.”  ~Eckhart Tolle~

Dear Beautiful People,

Let us walk in love and compassion.  Life is not easy but it is worth it.  Your living is not in vain.  Your suffering is not in vain.  Life will get better.  Believe it will and celebrate in advance!

Go forth,

YaKima

Overcoming Obstacles

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ~Ben Okri~

Dear Beautiful People,

Whatever you are going through is a bridge… leading you to a better and brighter day.  Creating, overcoming, enduring, transforming and loving is a beautiful and challenging process that we are all capable of once we choose to change.  You are more than enough!  🙂

Warmly,

YaKima

Life is fleeting…

Question: When was the last time…     THINK

You said, “I love you.”

You kissed a loved one on the cheek.

You looked up at the sky, sun and the moon.

You told your spouse how much he or she means to you and how much you appreciate your partner.

You said thank you for the gift of life.

You thought about your life without a loved one.

You expressed your love with your actions and your words.

You did your best to not take people for granted.

You said a prayer.

You meditated.

You asked for forgiveness and/or forgave yourself.

You said, “thank you.”  Those two words create love!

You let the loved one be more important than being right.

You cared.

You listened to a song that made you feel like you can conquer the world… then pressed repeat more than three times.

You opened your heart to love.

You really let it go.

You smiled and kept walking when life didn’t feel good.

You took a deep breath during the day and realized how important each single breath was… and still is if you are reading this post.  😉

You really moved on from what is holding you back.

You got unstuck.

You held on to your faith.

You focused on someone other than yourself.

You hugged someone.  Hugs create love!

You smiled at someone.

You thought about how do you treat people.

You told someone, “No, you go first.”

You gave with a cheerful heart.

You took the time to think about life… the gift of life.

Now is always the best time to do the things that will help us appreciate life more, the people close to us and people all around us.  Let’s appreciate life – you and me!  🙂

Love is the Answer

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which has the potential to turn a life around.

– Leo Buscaglia

I love the quote by Leo so much I want to share it with you! It sums up how we should treat one another — no matter what race, religion, political party, class, body type, shape or size, sexual orientation, educational background, how many cars, houses or possessions one has, which neighborhood one lives in, whether we agree or disagree on an issue. The list goes on and on and on. So, let love guide you. I encourage you to commit the quote to memory and action. I’m in… Let’s do this together.

Love is the Answer!

Love Image

Photo taken by: YaKima Davis