Encouragement

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,

YaKima

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,

YaKima

Xo

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