✨APPRECIATION POST✨ We may be 4 weeks away from our For Peace Sake Gala today, but it’s never too early to thank the people that make the entire event journey possible. From the bottom of our hearts at QOPC, thank you event committee! The time, energy, resources, support, etc. that you give to our cause is truly appreciated and priceless. QOPC looks forward to pulling off an impactful and beautiful event with you on November 16th! Qopcgala18.givesmart.com #stl#nonprofit#gala#fundraiser#eventcommittee#appreciation#thankyou#4weeks#joinus#4peacesake18
This concludes my year at Seneca College! It has been one hell of a ride and we have grown so much as a collective. I give special thanks to my professor, Irene, for sharing her extensive knowledge and compassion with us. We’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs, and have ultimately gained valuable skills that shall be carried on into life. I am grateful for the many wonderful souls I have met, and hope for a bright future for everyone.
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This is my mood rn! Life update: The last couple of hours/few days has been a little roller coaster. I’ve been feeling sooo overloaded with work, especially for the tour @worldsavinghustle, @thesavemovement and @climatevegan.
So last night at 1am I blasted out a little rant to my squad at WSH (@worldsavinghustle), so now we’re getting there.
It’s not always easy, but what I learned so far is just how important communication really is. I thought I was god at it but apparently not!...
Any good communication tips?.. hahah much love! (btw new vlog out, link in bio)
📸 by myself hahah
In August of 2018 we set out to climb Mt. Rainier via the #emmonsglacier route. We were told by most that the season was practically over and there was no real chance to summit. After arriving to #campschurman with no one else on the glacier we realized that maybe we would not summit. After careful consideration and climbing up to 1/4 of the mountain we had our reconnaissance completed and agreed to start climbing at 10pm that evening. It was on the recon that I realized my borrowed boots were one size to big and that perhaps I should consider stepping down from the feat. I have had many experiences in my life. Some with remarkable accomplishments and others where I had to weigh out the consequences and turn back.It’s never been about the bragging rights. It’s about living to your full potential and knowing when to say when and what the true meaning of going out there is. Here is to you, the adventure the admirer of views the souls that never stop. Thank you @fearlessopenheart for being my guide through this moment in time. Next year, Rainier round 2
Typically some of what I post comes from the female perspective because, well....I’M A FEMALE!!! But today, this post is about all of the men out there. This is such a great read which made me question whether or not I do these things.
1. You look handsome.
2. I’m proud of you.
3. I see you.
4. I trust you.
5. Thank you.
6. I want only you.
7. I support you.
8. I appreciate you.
9. You make me happy.
Gentlemen, how often do you hear these words? Ladies, how often do we say these words?? https://blackdoctor.org/451043/men-need-love-too-9-things-a-man-wants-to-hear/amp/
Music is life. That’s why our hearts have beats. Be prepared to have your hearts beating all night because @xfusionroadshow is going to be spinning all night at the Second Annual Diwali Gala. You know it’s going to be a lit event when you have one of the best DJ’s in the house. On behalf of Channel Punjabi, we would like to thank X-Fusion Roadshow for your support of the Second Annual Diwali Gala! We greatly appreciate your help and we want to ensure you know how important your commitment is to the overall success of this event. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generosity! #diwali#gala#signatureevent#sponsor#community#support#dj#music#beats#punjabi#bollywood#dance#appreciation#channelpunjabi#surrey#xfusion @xfusionroadshow
Sending happy vibes to you on this beautiful 🍂 day!
Do you know about the Dialectical Behavior Therapy known as Opposite Emotion Action. It is a skill used to reduce unwanted emotional responses and increase positive emotions.
This is a unique step within gratitude practices which involves you sending out love or positive thoughts for people who aren’t in your best books. I know it may seem counter-intuitive as you wouldn’t think “gratitude” and “people who are bothering you” would go together.
Consider this though, if you cannot come up with three people you aren’t a fan of, wouldn’t that be something to be grateful for on its own? 😉
Now I’m all about Girl Power and equal rights but this not letting your kids watch certain Disney movies and changing the name of tissues is bullshit! Men should be appreciated just as much as woman - it’s about equality, not woman being the superior. Woman don’t need men to get through life, but if you find the right ones then they make it a lot easier. This man gave me my daughter, goes to work everyday so I can stay home (not because I have to, because I WANT to), he helped me to love myself, we’ve got through tough times as a team and we laugh together everyday. Maybe my life is like a Disney movie as the men I have in my life are heroes to me! Moral of my post, in a world full of feminists, don’t forget to love the men that make your life better 💙#equality#loveyourman#youthebest#appreciation
Two simple, powerful, healing, and gratifying words that go a long way!
Whether it is to yourself, after affirmations, to God, to then moment. To those that accept you and even those that reject you. Just say
Acts of gratitude, appreciation and being thankful only raise your vibration 🤙🏽
Continuing to recognize Ms. Dumitrescu, who represents low-income individuals in a wide range of civil cases. She has developed a specialty in domestic violence and represents victims in a variety of cases such as at Temporary Protective Order hearings and family law cases. #advocateattorneys#appreciation#domestic violence awareness #tapestri_inc
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I want to talk about my jeans for a minute (don’t mind the Birkenstock tan lines 😂). 1) Can I just say I’m sooo happy the “boyfriend” cut is in?! Bye-bye skinny jeans ✌🏽. 2) This is the 4th...maybe 5th day in a row that I’ve worn them. In fact, I wore this exact outfit on Wednesday. My amazing nanny, @maddyrosencrance and right-hand woman who keeps my life in order, @chopstix79, are both on vacation for weeks. At the same time, my family has been staying at my friend’s house all week while we have our floors fixed and we couldn’t walk on them. I failed to pack appropriately and I’ve been wearing these jeans every day because I’m balancing kids, making a new commute, managing important transactions for clients, running a couple construction projects, selling a business this week, overseeing a non-profit that is in full swing, taking care of the dog, and making sure the kids get a well-balanced meal in the evenings, and quite frankly, wearing the same jeans everyday made my life easier. This morning, while still in bed, my loving husband said “it’s amazing how you’ve been taking care of the kids and everything else right now. Do you need a break?” A resounding YES! His response, “let’s make that happen.” (Side note cuz I gotta keep it real: 30 minutes later I got super annoyed with him that he put my freakin water glass in the dishwasher AGAIN! ;-) 🤷🏽♀️ I’m a work in progress. We all are. #practice#compassion#perspective#appreciation#partnership#encompasslife#surviveandthrive#realtor#entrepreneuer#momlife#contractor#igotyou#relationships #❤️ #peaceskinnyjeans#helloboyfriend#truth
“it’s not living if it’s not with you”. thanks for being the best friend 20-something me could ask for & the kind of friend teenage me could only dream of. you’re a diamond, @jessicapert4 ✨ #appreciation#listeningto1975onparkbenches
My two oldest brothers are in prison. Three life sentences each. They have been in prison for 14 years. About 6 months into their sentences, I finally wrote them. It was an ugly letter. I wrote it from a place of complete pain. I was, to say the least, devastated. Not to get into any details, they had killed a man. And it ripped our family and small community apart.
That letter added to the chain of pain. I didn’t know how to deal with my emotions and I looked up to my brothers, so of course in that letter I told them all about it. I never got a letter back acknowledging what I had said, nor did I really expect to. I had received a few birthday cards for a couple years, they stopped because I never sent any back. I have spoken to my brothers here and there, only by chance of being at my grandparents at just the right moment. It would be awkward.
I have gone back and forth, up and down, and all around about writing them again, yet I knew that each attempt was not the right time. I hadn’t forgiven myself and them.
Fast forward to now, I have done a lot of self reflection and inner work. I have found the place where the real FACES of life resides: forgiveness, appreciation, compassion, empathy and self love. I know how to hold better boundaries for myself, and not wallow in hindsight, yet be completely present. This has taken time, research and introducing new ways of thinking.
I know now that I cannot add value to others without taking care of my mind, body and soul first. Without this journey, I would have not been who I have become today. I have found my many FACES of life and surrendered to their messages. Because of this steady knowing, I finally wrote my brothers. It was short, but valuable. I know they will write me back and we can continue to communicate. And my greatest request is that they truly feel the love that I can offer them now.
As we bear witness to a new day, in awe at the gift that has been given… the breath is here. The heart is quivering. The birds have come. Sounds from the other world, another opportunity to hear, to behold the miracle of the senses.
The sun has come up again. The moon rests and plays until she is called to return. For just one moment, the veil parts, revealing the flow that is always, already here, uncaused and uncreated, simply longing for our participation.
Life is not waiting for us to heal our past, awaken to our true nature, become more “spiritual,” or manifest something. But only to fall to the ground in wonder, to be astonished by the outrageous appearance and unfolding of form. By the relentlessness of love as it washes into the world of time and space.
While the longing for transformation is utterly valid and can be honored, we must be careful not to fall into trance. This life is more than a self-improvement project and this surging, tender vulnerability is not something to master, gain power over, or transcend.
It seems unlikely that today will be the day when we figure it all out, get all our questions answered, or resolve the raging contradictions of love. It's just too wild for all that. Just too creative. Just too alive. A truly majestic day.
No, today may not be the day for answers, but to let your heart break open to the vastness of the question. To fall to the ground as a humble lover of the mystery. And listen once again.
For those who don’t know, I have been off my board for a couple of weeks now due to a spider bite🕷🕸. The pain was so excruciating, nothing like any of the broken bones I’ve suffered from before. I was on crutches for a little over a week, and I’m still getting readjusted. I attempted one time to ride my board the other day before my work week started,And the pain was so bad I couldn’t even skate in my regular stance. I had to film everything switch. This entire edit from beginning to end is switch.I wouldn’t wish this pain on my worst enemy.I can’t wait to have my swagger back, and to be able to ride my board the way I choose, but until then, I’m thankful and grateful for the opportunity. Try not to judge my foot to critically.I have steadily been working on my music, perfecting my craft more and more on the daily. @millez313 Blessed me with another opportunity featuring me on a track, soon to be released. Here is a snippet🎧🎤‼️When Peter Parker got bitten, he became Spiderman 🕷🕸. When I got bit, I fell apart and demobilized ☠️😭 @millez313