Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. -1 Corinthians 13:4-7
i just wanna connect w people that connect w me. i’m sad bc i guess that takes time. patience. and understanding. and discipline. and humble confidence. compassion. an open mind. a giving heart. for now i’ll keep pushing. with my tarot in my room and eyes on da prize. this acc might become my new favorite n maybe a new start
Please excuse the sappy posts these next couple months as I prepare to end the most impactful chapter of my life thus far. (Yes, I'm crying, shocker)
7 years ago as I was preparing to start my undergraduate studies at IUP, I had no clue what story God was writing for me in Indiana, PA. Ask me my freshman year, and I would have told you, you were crazy to think that I'd move back to this small town after I graduated. But something happened, a small, beautiful congregation of Jesus loving, truth followers became part of my family. With their fearless leader, Gino Cosentino, and his family at the forefront, I created a home away from home in this small Christmas tree loving community. These people helped me learn to accept love again, and showed me that I'm worthy of being loved. I am fearfully, faithfully, in awe of the Holy Spirits reign in the lives of the leaders in this congregation. I have been honored to serve and have been a member of One Hope.
Please join me in prayer of protection and Thanksgiving for Pastor Gino and his family and the loving, joyful, peace giving, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, sacrificing leaders of One Hope church! Because of these people, I can call Indiana, my second home on earth! #onehope#trustlove#Jesus#church#love#joy#peace#patience#kindness#goodness#selfcontrol#secondhome
It's hard to wait around for something that you know might never happen, but it's even harder to give up when it's everything you want. ~
The taste of patience is bitter but the after taste is so sweet.
You’ve told me everyday from the first day meeting you “I’m going to give you the World “ and Each time you said it (I would smile ) & you would say “ see you don’t believe me , do you”?
I’m laughing as I type this because Christian you’ve been giving me the world since day one and not even knowing . The first day you looked at autumn and took her as your own & told me I would be your wife , if I can be honest was the best / scariest day of my life. I had never met a man that KNEW EXACTLY what he wanted in life & Love 💕 That day outside talking about God , our dreams & Goals , what we wanted in love , while throwing the football at a house party . (1st day meeting)LOL I knew you were my Husband . Your actions have Always shown I’m your wife😩♥️ Christian I truly thank you for loving me past my scars & pain . For showing me that I am your one and only ♥️ for always treating me as Queen. For showing me my natural state is beautiful in every way . Pushing me and supporting me in my dreams and keeping me uplifted when something’s I just didn’t feel good about . Showing me how to speak life over myself daily , never giving up . You are truly my Bestfriend , the challenges we have ran into , sacrifices we have made have made us stronger . I would never change anything , no matter our ups & downs , it’s made us who we are . I don’t care how much we go through , it doesn’t matter . when I’m away from you ,I can’t wait to be Around you 😩😩😢In your arms ♥️I love you soooo much Christian and pray for you Daily 💕😘 and Thank God everyday for blessing me , giving me a man of God , being my protecter & provider 💕Happy 2 year Anniversary King ♥️♥️let the yearrrrrsssssssss Rollllll in baby 💪🏾😍😍😍....
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“Patience is a virtue.”
I bet you’ve heard this one before.
Yes, you must have patience, but not PASSIVE patience •
Achieving success in anything is a process & like any other - it’s going to take time; but knowing that fact does not give us the permission slip or excuse to lay back and expect things to unravel in front of us. It’s a stepwise process and we must climb step after step, flight after flight, of the staircase •
The difference between being PURPOSEFULLY PATIENT & being PASSIVELY PATIENT is the overall attitude & mindset surrounding the process •
Having patience doesn’t mean that doing X, Y, or Z leaves the rest of the day free to bum out on Reddit, watch cat videos, or scroll Instagram and justify it with a mindset of: “it’s going to take time anyway—I’ve done enough for now” •
This fallacious way of thinking is ultimately self-destructive as we hold the door and welcome in our shortcomings. We’re leaving the tank half empty. We’re not thirsting for a full glass •
Another example in a completely different context: perhaps your goal is to lose weight or try to make better choices overall for a healthier lifestyle.
Let’s say you ate 3 ‘healthy’ meals today and decide that you’ve now ‘earned the ‘right’ to go ALLL OUT (or in this case, all IN) on your old pals Ben & Jerry -
“Weight loss is process which I must patiently endure anyway, so this B&J pint won’t set me back by any significant amount of time that I wouldn’t be waiting anyway.”
This type of thinking reflects passive patience and is certainly a half-baked approach (pun intended). •
If we long for success, why don’t we also long to optimize ourselves along the way? ✨
I challenge you to ask yourself this fundamental question: is it possible to passively strive for success?
I’ll patiently wait your for your response—but not passively.
The thing is, when we already have something we get used to it. So much so, we cannot imagine our lives without it but we fail to acknowledge their presence or let's say value them. -
We now desire for things we don't have. It is human nature to believe that grass is greener on the other side. This is WANT and is different from NEED. It stems from dissatisfction. We want that latest car or the latest bag because we don't have it and someone else does. The need for having something we don't own comes from comparison or seeing someone else own it. -
Do you think you would want a mobile phone if no one else around you had it? Just an example 🤔
I wanted to share my story of starting my business journey and how it impacted my personal health and self-care.
Powerful things started to happen once I surrendered to myself. My hormones started to balance more quickly, I was resting more, and gaining more energy and mental clarity. Every week by loving and connecting with me I felt better. My clothes fit looser without any effort because I was creating a safe space for my body to live in.
It BLEW my mind to think that I didn’t have to exercise to lose weight. I had been so attached to that analogy that I was now crushing. It felt so good. I felt so relieved that that didn’t need to be me anymore. Seeing all the good that came from gentle self-care, setting healthy boundaries and saying no when something in my business didn’t feel like a fit felt AMAZING.
I felt more in my power. And the more I set boundaries, to work certain hours, have my evenings and weekends to myself and really to honor me, the better I felt. And that also created massive safety for me. The more I practiced these concepts of boundaries and honoring me the easier it got. It became part of my new identity.
And the beauty of going through this part of my journey is that I gained so much more knowledge and awareness that helped me to more deeply serve my clients. Anytime you go through anything and come out the other side with more learnings it’s a gift. For you, and for those who you serve.
You never know what is possible until you step outside your comfort zone and what you think you know.
Can you relate? What positive shifts have you seen by setting boundaries and choosing to honor you?
I’d love to hear your story...feel free to share below, DM me or e-mail me at email@example.com.
If you need support, reach out. You’ve got this.
Photo: @theaceclass_ @fursafursa .
✨#confession ✨ Right after a #magical , #yoga filled day at the #beach .. some jackass ran his car directly into my ankle.. He stopped, acknowledged with a wave our motor bike was turning but could not exercise enough #patience to keep his foot on the brake.. I’m ok but it made me realize how much time we spend rushing around, trying to get to the next moment instead of taking the time to stop and appreciate the #life that is around us! #life is #beautiful ! Let’s not take it for granted 💫
There are many ways to Fall - Tripping, slipping, stumbling, falling.. even fainting - yet the the one with the biggest challenge .. is Freezing.
The Mental Freezing that occurs when you’re challenged by a situation that you perceive to be outside your capabilities. It almost feels like the mind shuts down - unable to function.
For me it was a combination of stress - and an underlying “anxious way of thinking” - that contributed to “freezing” when I decided that my therapy / coaching business needed to evolve from a one strand to a multi-stranded operation.
I had no strategy at the time to resolve this mental shut down.
All the advice from the outside world as to how to make the changes, grow your business, shoulds, musts, recommendations really didn’t make sense or stick until the Internal re-wiring has been established.
There is no quick fix or magic bullet for this. What worked (and still works) for me, is having awareness, being patient, persistence, creating new habits, new self-talk and new ways of responding to changing circumstances.
Everything Is Manageable and achievable when you are open and ready to do the self-work necessary to to adapt to Change.
It’s feels so Refreshing and “Great to be Back!”
Studies show that almost every man waste half of his life in attempts to display qualities that he do not possess...🤧
Discover your uniqueness🤔💭 then discipline yourself to develop it🏆