I just watched a video about older people banding together and creating the coffins they want to be buried in. Literally, they are crafting them by hand and personalizing them. One was covered in pillows and being used as a day bed currently another as a coffee table- To be used properly when needed. They had a song and everything and it was about how the funeral homes did not appreciate them at first- (well they are out a LOT of money) but how they have come around. Funny to watch these older people singing and dancing about living life and wanting to go out the same way they lived their life... It got me thinking... If I were gone today... what would be said about me? It's thought worthy for sure. and how do I want to go out? I want people laughing at my antics or funny things I did not being sad- I am absolutely sure about that. I thought if I made my own casket it would likely be covered in pictures of my family. Especially, my husband and I and our kids. It's the best thing I have created in this life, I believe and its what I would want to be surrounded in at my demise anyway. Kudos to the woman who put tons of pictures of Elvis, but I think I would like mine to be a bit more personal. I would totally invite people to write on my Box with a sharpie something they remember or made them laugh or smile...so I am going out living colorful and BOLD too...Check out the video...
Opportunity For YOU! -
Opportunities are never lost...someone takes the ones you miss...
Do you have anyone who has reached out to you with an opportunity and you just out of hand said no? You really can't articulate why- you just reflexively said no... you then watched for a while and then... you think... oooh maybe I should have at least asked about it... or not been so quick to say no... It seem a VERY long road back to saying hey... can you tell me a bit about this? MOST NEVER do that... and on the flip side- after 20 years- I know most people who are told no once never ask or follow up again! Don't be THAT person!!! Unless of course your mission is to be the failure that everyone uses as an example of what you should never DO!!!! I challenge you to find something you are passionate about- figure out how to monetize it, and duplicate it! Think about how you accepting the opportunity can create a ripple of blessings! Its right there... You have the ability...but do you have the courage?
Lord in Heaven! Where have our lives gone that someone walks right up in your front yard and touches your landscape? I mean yes my hubby is an incredible gardener but I think it is a bit much that aside from taking pictures you didn't ask to take -you physically walk onto our property and touch things. Okay maybe I am just weird and this is normal. I guess maybe my boundaries are different. This person was completely unaware of my presence but she as literally standing in front of my office window and my desk faces the window. I like looking at the flowers too. I didn't remember that thing was the second time this happened. Last time it was a grandma walking her grandson- she just let him run up into the yard and kneel down and smell the flowers.Fortunately he didn't pick any..lol Even that I would have had a cow with my kid if he did that. I think this is the Look don't touch thing some of us taught... Maybe I am old and times are just changing. Or maybe people have just lost all touch with what is proper. If we don't have and or teach boundaries, how in the world do you know whats right and wrong in anything in life- or is life a simple free for all- to do, say and have and take or touch anything you want at any given moment? Thoughts to ponder....
Yes. I know. You hear it.. but do you REALLY hear it? Are you creating your success or siting around hoping it will happen? What is your true intention? I don't care whether you want to be PTO president or the CEO of your own company- it takes the EXACT same thing. ACTION! What are you doing that will get you closer to your goals? What action steps are you taking to accomplish your goal? Are you inspiring other to look at what you are doing or to look away? Don't get me wrong- I do not think you should look for peoples approval of your actions, but you DO need action to succeed. Go your own speed, run your own race, be your own boss, listen to people ONLY who are exactly where you want to go- NOT to those who are failing or who have failed at what you are trying to accomplish. If you want to be president of the USA- you should NOT go ask three people who failed! Go ask three people or their campaign managers that WON- what they did RIGHT! Really people- stop spending time with people who are experts are not going to ever accomplish what you are after. Success leaves clues... follow the trail! Align yourself with people who are hitting home runs if you want to be successful in baseball- don't go spend hours with the baseball card collector. Follow the person walking the walk not just talking the talk! Go hit your own dang home run would ya! You can you know....
The SIX most important words ever. Holy Cow people! Stop stewing and stop the garbage dumping. Life is what you make it! All things good and bad come from two things- Action and INACTION! One can create a poo storm as well as the other. I literally get so frustrated over people who constantly gripe about drama, etc. but talk about drama constantly. GET over it! When you focus on it it finds you like a magnet. STOP the madness! Surround yourself with people who fulfill you! Be that person who is so good at saying no to what you don't want - people will love you just for saying no! Seriously, its a talent everyone should have. I challenge you to say no to something or someone that doesn't move you forward today! Say no to someone who doesn't lift you up in every way or push you towards your goals! BE A BOSS! Be in action towards your GREATNESS!!! Six words.... Life IS what YOU MAKE IT!
Electronics and I are NOT friends. Any time I am around they tend to do what they want independent of me I am the one who will click a button on a phone and it will take me to a completely different app for no apparent reason... or like just happened- Tried to watch a video and it turned my computer on airplane mode-twice. I mean really? I am like a wrecking ball! My printer decided to not work- seriously took a couple hours to wade through why. Currently my computer doesn't care I have a mouse plugged into it- it isnt going to recognize it- screw you Sherri! You know I think this might be genetic. This is actually true- my mom actually cant wear a watch- never has been able to because they wont run-neither wind nor battery- they simply wont continue to work- weird huh? I guess I come by this cluster of electronic nightmares honestly- and I really dont even have to touch them- its quite funny! So beware I might just be a wrecking ball with electronics...lol and the ironic thing is I am generally quite handy at fixing things... oh well!
Hmm do you? Do you have every excuse there is for why you are broke, fat, tired, not sleeping, unhappy, single... or whatever? Who is it that is in charge of YOU? Are you the decision maker in your life? Are you just rolling through life being complacent, comfortable...BORING? Like attracts like my friends- Broke friends, you are broke... friends who eat terrible...you will too. If you want more from your life- DO more, BE more GIVE more- and you'll GET more! Life really is a bit like a boomerang- whatever you send out comes back to you BIGGER! Its why I recommend going to sleep with the last conscious thoughts in your mind of where you are headed, positive things you will accomplish and claiming your own abundance via I AM statements. Your brain will work on accomplishing those things you last think on while you get restorative sleep. You ever heard the phrase-put your foot down? I am going to openly suggest you put your foot down and claim your abundance you were destined for and be open to every avenue for success even if you don't think its the obvious one or the one you think is right at first! Opportunities are never lost- someone takes the ones you miss... (drops mic)
I find this to be a common phenomenon. It happens so much in life that I could write for days BUT today I am going to refer to people we perhaps wish we had known better yesterday than we do today. I spent the day with someone I graduated with(and ironically two others classmates who married-their daughter.). And although it has been 34 years since graduation, the stranger thing is we didn't know each other that well in high school. We attended a large high school and had completely different friends. With over 400 classmates- we knew each other- just not well. With age and wisdom and lines and wrinkles, you find out that who you might pick to spend time around today, is vastly different that so many years ago. Or maybe we become more open and realize the little things don't matter and perhaps our thoughts about who were our close friends, isn't as accurate today as it was 35 years ago... It could be simply that our needs in our friendships change over time also. As I look across my Facebook friends, I do realize something. I didn't know what I didn't know until I thought WOW- I didn't know how much I would like that person!!! Well crap-I sure missed out on having that person in my life more so many years ago. I can name 3 or 4 people like that and I think wow- I was rolling through my life and I could have enjoyed the company of these funny, kind, caring people so much sooner and MORE!! Not one to spend time regretting, I will simply make more of a point to make sure I stay connected! I invite you to look back over the years and think of some people you might have liked to have known better and reach out- Facebook is such an easy way to do this...Don't let your opportunities pass you by- we aren't getting any younger! Don't miss out on the people who will still bless you and you can bless in return! Thanks for a super fun time Annette! <3
Okay- I am going to say it... YEP- I am putting it right out there- I HATE this saying so much! Why? Because it feels like saying please- go ahead and pretend to be something you aren't- or lie to peoples faces eventually you will believe it too or make it and then it wont be a lie anymore. UGH- really? Is this sound advice? NO! Control your mindset! Wear the most important fashion you can EVERYDAY- The cloak of confidence! Really- seriously let's face reality and create a positive mind space where we admit who and what we are at this precise time and recognize we have room to grow and develop and that we are in fact on a journey! It's why we don't start at the finish line. There is plenty of learning along the way! Enjoy the journey and the growing process. Don't be fake or say things that just "look" like you are successful- DO things that create success. Be quite up front that if you are working towards a promotion or a rank or advancement of some kind- put it right out there for everyone to see and hear. You can't FAKE confidence you FEEL it. You also cant have it unless you claim it as yours. Sometimes people will try to dig at you to make you think you don't deserve to be confident or successful or that you are less than what you have already achieved. That is simply a reflection of their own inadequacies and weaknesses. Don't FAKE it- you will come off FAKE! Stand in your confidence- learn EVERYTHING you can to be strong, educated in your field, a leader and believe in yourself and your talents and gifts- BELIEVE you will achieve your desired goals and you wont have to fake it at all because before you know it you will have it. #BELIEVEYOUCAN #BEREAL
I think I have always known this but I am certain of it now that I have shared a premium nutritional supplement for the last 3.5 years. While listening to a video by Mel Robbins(The Author of the 5 Second Rule) today, I discovered this is a real thing! Its actually brain science. Imagine that! She was talking about the fact we are one of two kinds of people in life---1. The people who believe they control their life- and 2. The people who believe Life just happens. Simply said the Actors and Reactors..lol Which are you? It is a great question to ask your self! A check up from the neck up! I have always known this because with sharing a life changing supplement- I generally run across 2 kinds of people- the ones who control their life and health through diet, exercise, and mindset. The second person simply waits until they are faced with a massive life altering health challenge and PANIC!!! They start scrambling, looking for diets, quick fixes, start off trying to exercise for an hour a day when they have sat on the couch for the last 8 years... Zero sustainability to what they are doing! Fear is generally not a great long term motivator. Mel Robbins teaches you how to become that person of action and retraining the brain to lean towards action and controlling your life rather than reacting to it! I love this! Why not live your life so loud people need to cover their ears and shield their eyes because you shine so bright and your happy is so loud!!! Live in Action mode, BE a PRO-active person not a reactive person- Smash out your goals and create the life you want to live- the life you DESERVE to live- The life God perfectly designed you for! So...which person are you?
Just a gal who believes with all her heart she has the power to help others live a life they deserve!