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…  🙂

Peace,

YaKima

Waiting

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

Peace,

YaKima

 

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,

YaKima

Searching for Happiness

Many people are searching for happiness.  The interesting thing about the search is — it is never-ending.  Happiness is not a big catch, pot of gold, grand slam or one-time thing.

The world gifts us with people, love, energy, colors, art, music, nature, thoughts and faith that grant us permission to live and breathe happiness — yet we are always searching.  Maybe it is because we are waiting for this euphoric or big moment.  In actuality, happiness is here for us to experience in the “moments of life” with each breath we take.

Happiness is an attitude, a way of thinking that allows us to see a glimpse of light in a dark situation.

Let’s explore the game of baseball…  For instance, if a baseball player hits a home run — he is happy along with the coaches, team and fans.  They all celebrate!  However, they are continuously looking forward to the next big play.  In between each play there are setbacks, disappointment, frustration (striking out, an out, foul balls, a call they don’t agree with).  LIFE ADJUSTMENTS!  No matter what happens… the team continues to play and the coaches continue to coach while embracing the “moments of happiness” in each inning.

Therefore, we have to continue in the game of life.  Embrace your happiness!  Embrace your family and friends happiness!  Embrace a stranger’s happiness!

I urge you to try your very best to not miss the “moments of happiness” while you are continuously searching.  Learn to find happiness instead of just searching for it throughout life.

Bask in Happiness Beautiful People!