@Regrann from @teamshalondasharese - Today I sat and watched the news of a survivor, and after I watched it. I added a post to my IG but took the post with me in my heart through out the day, and I began to think of parents who have lost their children, and I began to think of infants who will never get to turn one, and I thought of loved ones who have gone on before us, and my heart became sober my thoughts drew nothing but blanks and when it was all said and done I wanted to talk to the survivor, and I wanted every survivor of some of the most horrifying experiences and memories to know that THEY ARE Here for a REASON, and that reason IS GOOD. You survived for a reason you hear me!!! is that Understood??! it may only be a quick home video of me trying to convey a simple message in a simple song but it's from my heart, so please Know that YOU'RE here for a reason, and that reason IS GOOD, the rest will be post on #IGTV ......love, Shalonda Sharese #youarehere#survive#survivor#reason#season5#purpose though tragedy hit though loss occurred #stand#breathe#live#hurt#loss#pain#tragedy#duckboat#children#mothers#fathers#sisters#hope#good#insta#plumpgirl#plussizemodel#thickerthanasnicker#serious#heart#heartbroken
Talking with people is starting to get annoying. It's always the same things every day, and I don't think I care as much. But maybe I should listen. Just hearing someone tell me that everyone will leave me in the end, is opening to me. But also they told me that in the end, the people who focus more on others than themselves, will never truly be happy. It's weird to think that sometimes, you are the only one who will never yourself. I don't want to depend on others anymore. I want to be happy, and if that means that I'm alone, then so be it. I will do what I have to. I want to stop worrying about who gets more likes or who has more followers than me because, really, that doesn't mean as much as everyone thinks.
This is not about how much weight I gained or lost! I still have my weaknesses & much to do to better myself! This is about overcoming pain, sadness & forgiving those who broke my heart & tried to break my spirit! Praising God for Never leaving me & for Never letting me give up on myself! #hope &faith #thankyouJesus#loveyourself
Hopeless romantic. It’s excruciating to wait for something your heart fantasizes about often. I’m with you there. I think it’s because we know that love is the best feeling in the world. Love is the highest point. It’s invincible. It’s unconditional. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen and felt. Sometimes the love we get is temporary. And sometimes, if we are so lucky, the love we get is permanent. I believe fully that we will have the life-lasting kind. Don’t give up buttercup. God hears you. #waiting
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say
For it isn't your father or mother or wife
who judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts the most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass
Some people may think you a straight-shooting chum
and call you a wonderful guy
But the guy in the glass says you're only a bum
if you can't look him straight in the eye
He's the fellow to please never mind all the rest
for he's with you clear up to the end
And you've passed your most dangerous difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend
You may fool the whole world down the pathway
of life and get pats on the back as pass
But your final reward will be heartaches and
tears if you've cheated the man in the glass.
Three beauties - Polina, Nastya and Alina! ❤
These lovely girls are orphans in Ukraine 🇺🇦 Maya's Hope provides loving caregivers to their institution 💕💖 Without them, these girls would likely never leave their cribs 😢
See this man right here? This is Caleb, he is my middle brother. We are only 14 months apart. We have not seen each other since he got married to his amazing wife 10 years ago. 10 years too long. What an amazing reunion today. Just sat together as a family, caught up and felt like (minus our family size differences from 10 years ago) that not much about us has changed. Restoration is a beautiful thing and an answer to prayer. After it cooled off a bit, all of us went down to the neighborhood pool for a swim. Until 9:30. The kids are all crashed out after playing with their cousins. What a wonderful day! 💗
Do you have a relationship that you are praying for restoration in? Don't give up hope. God sees you and hears you. Some times it just takes time. 💗
Kırgızistan Notları 14
Orta Asya’nın tam ortasında, Tanrı dağlarının en tepelerinde, ovaların eteklerinde ne mi var?… Meraklı gözleri, tap taze yüreği, içten gülümsemesi, sıcacık bakışları, bitmeyen enerjisi ile, yılkıların, dağların, bulutların, göllerin, anaların, babaların, balaların, obanın, yurdun, Kırgızistan’ın, tüm dünyanın hasreti; Koca yürekli, küçücük bir umut, Elnurbek. Elnurbek gibi, tüm dünya çocukları…
Elinizi kalbinize koyun, kalbinizin atışını hissedin, diğer elinizi de en yakınınızdaki çocuğun kalbine koyun, onun kalp atışlarını hissedin, aynı ritmi yakalayacaksınız.
Gelecek sizin güzel çocuk… Yurtta barışı, dünyada barışı siz temin edeceksiniz. Işığın hiç solmasın dilerim.
Elnurbek ile fotoğrafımı çeken Turan Zıbıncı’ya teşekkür ederim.
Kırgızistan ile ilgili notlarım burada bitiyor. Tanrı Dağlarını, muhteşem doğal güzelliklerini paylaşmaya devam edeceğim. Dağlar özgürlük, dağlar yücelik, dağlar tengriye en yakın olduğun yer. Herkes aradığını bulabilsin diye bu fotoğrafları yorumsuz paylaşacağım. İzlemeye devam etmeniz beni mutlu eder. :)
“Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys” - Billy Graham. This is a quote that stuck with me this morning❤️
My human tendency is to want to spend time in those mountain tops forever, and while they provide great joy & immediate satisfaction, I’m also reminded that real polishing & refinement can ONLY come from having spent time in those valleys & no other place! Just the way gold is made...it HAS to go through the fire and the testing first🔥 🙏🏾
It’s in those valleys we cling unto God for every resource He can give us, and it’s in those places we truly experience growth and let go of our independence and selfishness🤲🏼
What I love about valleys though, is that God promises the mountain tops at the end of it! And he promises He will get you through! So there will always be hope 🙌🏼
If you’re feeling like you’ve been stuck in a valley for years with health issues, financial struggle, losses, whatever it may be, always remember that there will be a mountain top and God is as close as He could ever be. You’re not alone & He delights in giving you hope of the good things coming your way ❤️ #quote#quoteoftheday#ig
you lovely, beautiful, person reading this;
I see you. I know you think that you cant do this, that life is too hard, and trust me I know.
BUT I want you to do something for me.
Think of anything crazy that ever happened in your life, good or bad.
Now, tell me: did you see that thing coming?
Was it something you put on the calendar and counted down for? because Im guessing the answer is no.
Why? good question.
I ask well, because you might be in this place of hopelessness, where you think you've tried everything, nothing could possibly change the way you feel. You are heartbroken, maybe you are depressed and feel as if you have nothing left to give, maybe you hate what you see when you look into a mirror, or maybe you hate what you see when you close your eyes, but let me tell you something: and please hear me.
Your life can change in a moment. The best things in life aren't usually something you see coming.
You might meet your new best friend unexpectedly somewhere you didn't want to be in the first place,
maybe you find a starving kitten outside and have the blessing of bringing it back to health,
maybe you get a promotion at work,
or you lose your job, and end up finding a way better one as a consequence.
my point is. The beautiful thing about life, is that if you keep going, you will find that you never know what might happen, and if that doesn't lift your spirits at all, and you still feel insanely hopeless,
just know that I am glad that you haven't given up yet.
And that if you keep going, something is bound to change;
and that something might just change your mind. -Marissa K.
#inspiration #; #positivity#youdeservetheloveyougiveaway#dontgiveup#youareamazing#hope#love#optimistic#poetsofinstagram#poetry#poet#typewritten_poet#trustme#itgetsbetter#depressing#depression