Life is Like a Puzzle

Dear Beautiful People,

Life is like a puzzle.

We are constantly searching for answers on how to put it all together.  Each piece of the puzzle represents life experience – victory, adversity, triumph, failure (YOU are not a failure but sometimes life doesn’t go as planned), happiness, disappointment, clarity, confusion, growth, new direction, personal development, a friendship, a relationship, a character trait, a choice, a consequence… the list goes on and on.

We don’t always get to choose the pieces.  However, every piece of the puzzle gives meaning to our lives and prepares us to live out our purpose.  Hmmm… how do you define purpose?

So walk in love, joy, compassion, kindness and peace.  Keep creating your masterpiece… your life puzzle.  You are worth it.  You matter.  You are beautiful.

P.S. Don’t be bitter.  Life gets sweeter…that’s what I tell myself, hah!  Keep living…  🙂




Dear Beautiful People,

Encouragement is one of the best gifts you can give to someone.  Every person you meet needs to be encouraged in some way.  Even if it seems like that person is feeling great… encourage them anyway.

Life is not easy but encouraging someone is.  Encouraging people is life-changing for the giver and the receiver.

Encourage yourself too.  🙂

Go forth and encourage,


A Conversation

Dear Beautiful People,

A conversation… You are invited. 🙂

You: Where do I begin?
Me: You can start with breathing.

You: I’m weary.
Me: I understand.  You are not alone.  Life has away of pulling the rug from under your feet while you are trying to stand firm.  This too shall pass.  Don’t give up.  Please don’t.  You are worth it.

You: I’m not beautiful.
Me: What mirror and dictionary are you looking in?  Look again.  Yes, YOU are most certainly beautiful!  Be kind to you inner and outer self.

You: I don’t matter in this world.
Me: Yes, YOU do!  The world needs you because there is no one like you.

You: Does it matter what neighborhood I live in, what car I drive, what clothes I wear, how many friends or followers I have, how I look, where I’m from…?
Me: It matters how you treat people (including yourself)… with love, acceptance, compassion, respect, generosity and kindness.

You: I’m happy!
Me: That’s wonderful.  Embrace the moment and make others happy too.  We’ll have a village of happy people!

You: I don’t know what to do.  I don’t have all of the answers right now.
Me: I understand.  You are not alone.  We will not have all of the answers, but we can have faith.  Have you ever tried praying, being still, quiet time, devotion time or meditating?  It is life-changing.  You can try to start there if you would like to, okay.

You: I feel better.
Me: That’s great to hear!  The seasons of life change.  That includes victory, blessings, defeat, waiting, memories, moments, struggles, overcoming, suffering, triumph, winning, setbacks, growth and change.  The hope is that we become better human beings during the seasons of life.

Me:  Plant seeds of joy in your heart! 🙂

You are not alone,




Dear Beautiful People,

While you are waiting… time does not stand still.  Life keeps happening.

We are all waiting for something… a dream to come true, a significant other, a husband or a wife, a new job or promotion, a baby, an apology, a new life, a new opportunity, a pet, a new house or car, forgiveness, happiness, fulfillment, to be loved, to lose weight or gain weight, a new gadget, another chance.  The list goes on and on but I think you get the point.  🙂

While you are waiting… life is full of twists and turns, victory and defeat.  You have to make a choice to keep on living, believing and doing your part even when life doesn’t feel so great.  Some days will be brighter than others.  Always remember every single day we live to see is a gift.  Count your blessings over and over again to remind you of the light in your life.  Some days you will feel like you can conquer the world, and some days you will feel the weight of the world.

While you are waiting… surround yourself with loving and  caring people, pray, meditate, exercise gratitude daily, listen to songs that will inspire you and encourage you, learn about yourself, read positive and uplifting messages, encourage others and yourself.  Love others!  Love yourself!  🙂  Xo




Moving Mountains

Dear Beautiful People,

Moving Mountains… sometimes that is what life feels like.  Do you ever feel like you are moving only to feel like you are in the same place you started?  Well, if you feel like you are moving mountains then I want you know you are UNSHAKEABLE, PATIENT, UNIQUE, DETERMINED, FOCUSED, CREATIVE, RESILIENT, BEAUTIFUL, COMMITTED and CREATED with PURPOSE.  Wow, YOU are powerful!  I haven’t had much experience moving mountains we see in nature, but I can only imagine what it would take to move one.  Whew!  Be encouraged and keep moving.  Don’t give up.  You are growing and going places.  Let’s go!                                               

Cheering for you,


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!  🙂



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!  🙂