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

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

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