Cheating affairs breaking of trust started with you. Withholding love and forgiveness started with you. My reaching out to your family to get you off pills and real medical help started with me. The emergency room Dr. Told you to stop taking benzodiazepines for sleep, yes remember that or you just forgot about that too? You cannot be honest with yourself about you, so you destroyed our relationship. Congrats on being a #narcissist#selfless
Figure out what happiness looks like to you.
Find what makes you happy and then make that a priority.
Not what society tells you, not what your religion tries to feed you, not what your family drills into your head, now what school pressures you to fit into.
Your body and your mind will tell you what’s right - listen to it.
You don’t owe anyone anything. But, the happiest version of you positively affects everyone around you too. A happier you means a happier everything else.
Put the oxygen mask on yourself before helping anyone else put theirs on.
We spend a whole lifetime avoiding servicing ourselves, because we are sold the idea of loyalty to those bound by blood, even if the relationship is dysfunctional, monogomous marriage and a mortgage, a career we hate but can rely on as the “gold standard of what good civilians do.”
Serve yourself FIRST, because no one in your life will (or should!) be responsible for your happiness and fulfilment. This is the work you need to do (that we all need to do!) for ourselves.
Loving myself gives me the space to love everyone else.
Loving myself gives me the space to understand what it means to love authentically, and in a way that is aligned and alive with light.
Loving myself gives me the space to lead by example. Showing people what it means to take up space in your own body before you take up space in the world.
Loving myself gives me the chance to change the world.
Loving the world and changing the world WITHOUT loving myself, is not a life I want to live.
I used to think I was broken. I was a selfish dickhead asking for too much, and good people put everyone else first, and themselves last.
Turns out I needed the love affair of a lifetime...with myself!
The bravest, most radical, most revolutionary thing you will EVER do, is love yourself in a world that PROFITS from the toxic relationship you have with yourself.
So much love and admiration for this 1. Works 2 jobs, sometimes getting home from 1 job at 4:30am and then getting up a few hours later to be in for the other job by 10am, All to make sure that Roman doesn’t go without. Always available at the drop of a hat for family or friends all the while looking after a tornado toddler. Selfless, loving and never complains don’t know what I’d do without her. #amazing#mum#wonderwoman#girlfriend#love#family#selfless#familyfirst#wifematerial
Proud of my bro @e2thet. He called me maybe two weeks ago saying he wanted to do a sock giveaway for the homeless. 2 weeks or so later, we helped him give out more than 700 pairs of socks to the homeless here in Jacksonville this morning. They were so grateful and man it made me feel good to be able to help. ET the best is yet to come. Honored to be your brother. #ManOfVision#Selfless#BlessingOthers#HomeTownHero#MyBrother#Winning 💯💯💯💯💯 This is truly an example of the true reason for the season.
Self love/care can be one of the hardest things to do for yourself. Please understand that if you don't love or care for yourself that you can't truly be happy or serve others. It's not selfish to put you first ! Be a Diamond, you certainly can withstand the pressure. Get up be motivated, don't settle
#happy#blessed#selflove # momfirst #doyou#strong#gotthis#selfless
The ones we love the most, need is at our best..
How do we do that?? By making our needs a priority and stop putting our health and vitality last..
If you’ve got time scheduled for yourself make that the most important important appointment on your schedule..
Someone else’s emergency doesn’t always need to be your emergency..
Stay #BadAss for the ones you love. Take care of you first..
#repost from one of our authors @kerinmartucci. The inspiration for our book! Ritakaren Reynolds lost her life at the young age of 8 trying to save another child. With her whole life ahead of her, and bigger kids around, she jumped in the frozen lake to save a drowning friend. Ritakaren passed that day but her memory lives on! The compassion and selflessness she embodied is felt every day. She was Kerin’s aunt & Joyce’s sister. May she Rest In Peace.
Your 30th year was an absolutely incredible one!! 🎉 full of more joy and happiness than ever, lifestyle changes, inspiring weight loss, more career success... there’s more if I really sat down and thought about it but ya know what, it’s all seriously so great, and STILL the best has yet to come! 😍! These upcoming years are going to be even more incredible and full of more love than you ever knew possible. I’m so excited and just HAPPY for you! And as you’ve been for me, (for 16 yrs 🤭) I’ll be right by your side for it all 🖤 You’re a real gem of a friend (to all). I love you! & Happy 31st Birthday! #bestauntie#selfless#beautifulinsideandout#elementaryteacher#kind#genuine#hilarious#smart#proudfriend#bestfriendsforever
We are all the body of Christ, to those of us who are born of God. Scripture refers to us as members of the bride of Christ, and Christ's members as well, because the bride of Christ and Jesus Christ himself are one. That's why Jesus said that whatsoever you do to one of these little ones (my children) you do to me. In marriage, you should know from reading the word that your spouse is a part of Jesus Christ. Whatever you do to your spouse you do to Jesus Christ. Think of your marriage in that perspective, because it is true, and even Jesus himself taught it. Let this message bring conviction, as it even does to me, for none of us are perfectly righteous, which is why we need God's grace and the blood of Jesus to cover us and to sanctify us to be a more godly spouse. Be blessed!
💍Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.💍 - 1 Corinthians 6:15 KJV
💍For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.💍 - 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 KJV
💍For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.💍 - Ephesians 5:30,32 KJV
💍And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.💍 - Matthew 25:40 KJV
This Aspen Candle Holder was awarded last month to Wanda Smith, a volunteer with the Wells County Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving Wells County, Indiana, whose mission is to improve the present and future quality of life in Wells County. Governed by a local board of volunteers, the organization recognizes the vital role that volunteers play within their community, annually recognizing a local volunteer who made outstanding, sustained and unselfish broad-based contributions to community service in their county. Wanda Smith was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Bette A. Erxleben Volunteer of the Year award for her dedication and outstanding contributions. We love recognizing people doing great things for their communities. Do you know a volunteer who deserves an award? Tag them in the comments and send some love and appreciation their way! .
🎄Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts. ♥️Christmas is about the birth of the King and being more like him. 👑
Later today, our family will go out for the 4th year in a row, and hand out @timhortons gift cards and candy canes to the homeless. We do this yearly to teach our girls to give back to those less fortunate at Christmas...to teach them compassion and love, generosity and to be selfless. It’s a day my girls look forward to each year! ☕️ I challenge you and your family this Christmas season to giveback! Whether at your local food bank or shovelling for a senior.
We do our best to raise our girls right and like Jesus...and although I feel like I’m struggling daily with power struggles and expressing the same love He has towards them, I know in my heart that He is guiding us every step. Have a great weekend everyone and remember to be kind this Christmas season! God Bless!
Know your WHY!🙌🙌🙌🙌
After a deep conversation with my mentor @thrivingscholar yestersay,
Reality hit me.
Why do I quit before I have even started
Why do I feel lazy before I have even got up
Why do I do what I do?
The constant WHY kept repeatedly steaming in my head like a movie marathon..
We all go through this phase.
Some of us know our why but too scared to excute it.
Some of us want to do the things we love but too scared to take the risk.
I'm one of them, but I'm not a quitter because consistency and persistent become the motivational drivers that will keep you going till you reach your goal.
Hope this is something you can resonate with. -----------------------------------------------------
Don't let the gloomy weather bring your shine down
Happy Saturday Peeps!
One of my fond memories from Bali. Enjoying this glorious petal bath.
If you have a bath make a commitment to your health and have one at least once a month.
So many clients of mine own baths but never have one themselves.
It is so good for your nervous system to soak in a bath. Why not jump onto headspace and meditate for 3 to 5 minutes while you soak.
Make time for #downtime it won't slow you down it will help you function better.
You do have time for yourself. You just need to prioritise it.
Making time for you will help you be a better person, a better spouse, a better mum, a better friend.
Make time to be a better you. 🛀
So, I'm traveling in a few days & I told my Mama Bear 🐻 that I needed to find myself a comfy (& cute) outfit for my flight 😍 & look what she bought me 😊 I couldn't wait for the Airport & had to wear it TODAY 🙈😂