21 Days of Simplicity - Day 9

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Today I Am Grateful For:
1. God
2. Dreams
3. Ambition
4. Guidance
5. Patience

Day 9: Dreams Do Come True

It doesn't matter what age you were when you started dreaming. Whether you were 3 or 30 makes no difference at all. What matters is you believe in your dream whole heartedly. What matters is you take action to achieve your dream. These two things together are a recipe for a successful dream coming true.

When I was little I wanted to be a teacher, then a psychologist, then I wanted to help the world. I did not become a teacher through schooling, but I did as a mother, aunt and big sister. The psychology part I achieved, but found my heart floating towards something greater. I wanted to help the world and nothing could put out that fire.

Today, my dream is unfolding right before my very eyes! Our family ran mission continues to grow with each new day. I am now in school to become a Spiritual Life Coach. Many comments and emails leave my heart jumping for joy, because the people who are writing them say that my words help them. through my blogging and journaling I find a DEEP peace and each new day I see my dream coming to life like a beautiful flower coming into bloom.

Dreams Do Come True...You Just Have To Believe♥

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 8

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Today I'm Grateful For:
1. Loving who I am
2. Understanding who I am
3. Vanilla and Dutch Chocolate ice cream
4. An open mind
5. My zest for living my life
6. Family Bible Study This Weekend

Day 8: Simply Loving On Yourself

Everyday I cook, clean and make sure my family receives all of the love I can give them and in return they give love back. But, we need more. We, as human beings need to love ourselves unconditionally. There's so much funky thinking going on in the heads of women and men these days. Whether it's about their bodies, their looks, their ability or inability to succeed. We beat up on ourselves far too much. In the past for me it was my weight. Today, although I strive to stay healthy I can honestly say I love me just as I am.

So, today I declare this "Love On Yourself Day!" Do something kind for yourself. Tell yourself that you're beautiful. Take a long bubble bath. Buy yourself a small affordable gift. Take a long walk alone and think positive thoughts toward yourself. Sing and dance. Sit quietly and feel peaceful. Do whatever makes you smile! Do what feels good to your spirit!

Love On Yourself and Sincerely Feel It! Let this day be all about You Loving YOU!

Today I'm Going To:
1. Allow the music to fill my home with joy
2. Tell myself just how fabulous I think I am :)
3. Embrace who I am and love her just as she is
4. Take a hot shower for as long as I please
5. Enjoy being with Tabitha ♥

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 7

Today I'm Grateful For:
1. A day to relax and be still
2. That I'm relaxing with my family
3. My Bible and the passion it holds within it
4. Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen
5. Little Blessings

Today is Sunday Citar over at Fresh Mommy and I wanted to continue my participation in that. It's very uplifting and inspiring, so it fits perfectly within my "21 Days of Simplicity" series.

Day 7: Simply Uplifting Quotes

Beauty is not so much what you see as what you dream.
Walloon Proverb

Don't forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2

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21 Days of Simplicity - Day 6

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Today I'm Grateful For:
*Time with Princess Charlie & Hubby
*The act of simplifying
*A beautiful sun shinning day
*Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
*The Booty Shaking Music of Michael Jackson

Day 6 - Make Room For Peace (of mind)

I'm learning that in order for there to be room for peace of mind you must first clear your mind. So, today I'm not planning, thinking too deeply nor allowing stress or negativity to enter my brain.

Today I'm Going To:
-Love all over my daughter and husband
-Dance to the King of Pop (Michael Jackson)
-Laugh my butt off (hopefully literally) :)
-Think kind thoughts
-And just Breathe and Be in the moment

I Wish You All The Same On This Beautiful Saturday!!

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 5

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Today I'm Grateful For:
*The Sun
*The ability to breathe
*Endless Possibilities
*The music that fills my room
*The ease of pain that clouded my heart

Day 6: Poetry In Motion

Music fills my room and I am elated
No longer jaded by my past
For sorrow never lasts as long as God is near
So, I will no longer fear
I will walk with my head held high
and I'll never again have to question why
Peace has now found it's new home
Searching I will no longer do
Because God The Father has brought me through
and I'm here to pass His message on to You

These words filled my heart and I just had to write and share them. I have never been a religious person, but always a believer and deeply spiritual. In letting go of a great deal of things I find my poetic muse re-awakening again and that brings me great joy.

I pray as you go through this day that you will choose one thing to let go of (stress, anger, fear, sorrow, low self-esteem). Whatever it may be just let it go and watch something bigger and beautiful grow in it's place.

I Wish You All Deep Peace & Joy

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 4

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Today I'm Grateful For: *Music* *The light to my path* *The mercy of God & my Hubby* *Soft and Gentle Peace* *Hugs that shout out I Love You*

Day 4 - Music and Mercy

The picture above is my itunes play list. It is filled with over 703 songs. All which in one way or another move me. For the past 18 months I've found myself drawn to Zen and Lifescapes music. It's very soft and at times healing for me.

We all make mistakes in our lives. Mistakes, in which, we can not take back. So, we torture ourselves in some mental or physical way. Or there are those times when we don't see our wrong until God brings it before us. That is my case. He showed me something from my past that broke my heart. When I first met my hubby 18 months prior I had just gotten divorced from Princess Charlie's bio dad and I was filled with anger. Anger towards myself for saying I do when I didn't want to. My hubby has ALWAYS been loving and considerate, but still stuck in my anger I was mean at times. There's no other way to word it. He still loved us and he knew I'd come out of it, but I never truly said I was sorry!

Yesterday, God showed me glimpses of that time and made me understand that it was time to say "I'm Sorry." I did and in true fashion my beautiful husband whispered in my ear as he held me tightly "I know and I love you more today than ever." We sat on the floor for an hour before he had to get ready for work. Listening to my playlist and allowing God's mercy and my Hubby's mercy to wash over me.

My Journey for Simplicity Continues♥

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 3 & Wishcasting

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Today I Am Grateful For:
*The ever presence of Love
*Being in the present moment
*Books that teach and uplift
*Bonding with my princess

Day 3 - Simple Decorations

On Monday I was visiting Kimba@A Soft Place To Land and her post was about decorating your potty of all things - lol. But, as soon as I saw it I thought "Kimba's a genius!!" Almost every day within my home someone is yelling out "I need tissue!" So, Kimba's idea simplified my world and added a cute touch to my very bare bathroom.

We took a wicker basket, added some colorful ribbon and our toilet paper found a new home. No one will have to yell out anymore and that makes me Extremely Happy!

Thank You Kimba!!!

The beautiful Jamie@Starshyne Productions asks:
What do you wish to savor?

I'll be traveling home to New Orleans next week, so
I wish to savor the home cooking of my family.
There are many great new things I've tried since moving to Texas,
but NOTHING compares to the food of the Bayou.

Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffe, Smothered Okra, Blackened Catfish.
And for my sweet tooth - Pecan Candy, Snowballs, and of course King Cake.

21 Days of Simplicity - Day 2

Photo taken by Tabitha@ichoosebliss

Today I Am Grateful For: *The act of gifting, *Released stress, *The sweetest music I've ever heard, *The beauty of a new day, *Goodness & Mercy

Day 2 - Simplifying Through Gifting

Yesterday, I went through my book bin and sifted through it and realized there were books in it that I've been holding on to well after I've read them. Although, there are a few I have read my heart won't allow me to get rid of them yet. So, I flow with the ones my heart is willing to release into the world. There are 6 in total and I know exactly where they are going.

There's a clinic here who's owner played a significant role in my family's transition through Katrina. In one of their waiting rooms sits a bookshelf filled with books for all to read. They even allow the patients to keep the book if they connect with it. Oh my heart is jumping because my books will find a new home there! For someone new to find it, read it and hopefully be filled with great peace.

21 Days Of Simplicity - Day 1

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So, as I've mentioned several times I'm a huge fan of Joyce Meyer. Joyce wrote a book called "100 Ways To Simply Your Life" and as my quest for bliss has progressed this book has been a blessing. Yesterday morning it hit me like a bolt of thunder! To re-build structure within my writing and to bring a greater sense of peace to my life I'm going to perform a 21 day journey using Joyces' book.

I'm going to simplify things by:
1. Allowing myself to write from my heart and for myself - I was losing that
2. I will not think of topics beforehand - this seems like work and no longer fun
3. I'll be eliminating a few things in my home/life that I feel may not be beneficial to living a simplistic life.

Day 1: Simplifying Time

I have been becoming overwhelmed with the blogs I follow. I LOVE every blog I read and sometimes I don't get to comment them all. This has been causing me great stress, because my fear was if I didn't comment to every single blog I'd possibly lose my readers. (Crazy right?)

I'd also forgotten my main reason for starting this blog. It was never to count followers nor was it to collect a gazillion comments (I LOVE comments, but that is not my main objective). It was simply to uplift those who read it and to record my growth on my spiritual journey. So, I'm going to simplify things a bit so that I can feel at ease again.

1. I'm going to remove my followers gadget.
2. I'm going to hide the list of blogs I follow.
3. After my 21 day experiment I will no longer blog 2 days out of the week (I choose Fri & Sat)

For me this makes great sense and already I feel a great relief. I didn't start this blog to be famous, make a living from it nor do I wish to create stress within myself. I want people to read this blog and feel peace flowing from it. I want YOU to read this blog and feel my compassion. That is all I ever wanted. For me this will bring ease and comfort back to blogging. I will be reading and commenting, but now it won't feel like it's out of obligation.

I lovingly invite anyone who wishes to join me on this 21 day journey. What can you do to simply your life in 21 days? Do you believe simplifying can bring peace and even help with your God given talent(s)? Are you willing to find out?

I LOVE YOU ALL and I pray that You and ANY New Readers will continue to find Bliss along with me!!!!

Sunday Citar - A Love For Words

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Fathers Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
~Author Unknown

A hurricane ended my life in one town, and
rebuilt it in another.

Shedding Old Skin andTitles

Have you ever felt like you did not belong in your own skin? I have and not because of my deformity (that would be too easy). As a little girl and young lady I was lighter in weight and now I am no longer (in societies eyes). When I thought about my weight I thought of words like "fat" "unhealthy" "undesirable" and "ugly." I would lose and gain and lose and gain. Television played no healthy part in my success, but had a great deal to do with my failures. There were many things about me that were not so positive, yet I believed I was in complete control. That was until I found Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer. Both of these people taught me that God was in control and I should never allow tv, society nor myself to place titles upon me. The only title I was given at my creation was "Child of god" and that's the same for you to. Yes, you reading this today.

We give others the right to tell us how we should look, feel and live. But, the truth is they don't know any more than we do. Losing weight should be done because its what YOU desire to do. Feeling beautiful is a birth right. Everyday that you awake you should know deep from your soul that you are beautiful. God does not make mistakes. He created you to be who you are. Yes we all improve upon that by keeping ourselves healthy, increasing our bank of knowledge and whatever positive paths you choose. But, no human being should ever be made to feel they are less than.

No one is superior. He loves us regardless and we are told to love ourselves as He loves us, yet for many this is hard. For me it was hard.
I hadn't come to the understanding yet that He wants you to come to him broken. That's when He himself can show you his greatest majesty. I have made a bajillion mistakes. I have given my power away more times than I care to admit, but even through all of this He sat patiently and waited on me.

Listening to both Joel and Joyce started an awakening within me! I started to see myself for who I truly was. I believed in me again. I loved ME again. I became empowered and uplifted. I surrendered and He took over. Now I'm going along for the ride as His humble servant. I opened His book for the first time in years and found everything I had ever been searching for! No one can ever call me fat again and it bother me. No one can ever make me feel inferior. No one will ever have the chance to take away my power. He lives within me now, so they don't stand a chance!

I am no better than you. I still have a long way to go in my growth, but I can tell you this with strong certainty. You Are Loved Just As You Are!

He's patiently waiting for you. He wants to help you, strengthen you, empower you and fill you with his glorious peace.

Wake up tomorrow knowing that your power is yours alone. Know that you are beautiful inside and out. Know that no one is above you. Know that its okay to be loss or broken. Call out His name and He will put everything as it should be.

Weeping may endure for the night,
but joy comes in the morning time.

Solving A Health Mystery

Picture taken by Tabitha@ichoosebliss

Today I'm Grateful For:

1. Solving a health mystery
2. A beautiful sunny day (it was HOT!)
3. Today and all of it's possibilities
4. Laughter early in the morning
5. Feeling healthier than ever!

My Aunt: Last night my aunt call to say she received 15 additional cards and gifts from my blog friends. She was SO moved and I could hear her smile through the phone! She asked me to tell everyone that she sends her LOVE. She wishes everyone Peace in their lives. You all have uplifted my aunt and my family and I are FOREVER and DEEPLY Grateful!!

Solving A Health Mystery: Since 2001 I have had sleep apnea and being my Grandmother's grandchild I stood true to my stubbornness. I took the tests, received the CPAP machine, but would barely use it. In 07 I had a hysterectomy (sorry fellas), but still have an ovary. Last November the night sweats became worse, so blood work was done and a prescription was given. Only to find out that my FSH levels were normal. Three weeks ago I decided it was time to do right by my body full throttle. I was already exercising and taking my iron med, so it was best that I use my CPAP machine nightly as prescribed 8 years ago. I did and Low and Behold we now find out I was NEVER in menapause! I wanted to scream because I never wanted to take hormone pills from the jump.

Positive: I no longer have to take it and we now know it was the sleep apnea giving me those nasty night sweats. Since using my CPAP machine for the past three weeks I've had no symptoms!

Have An Awesome Weekend!!

Be Blessed♥

This morning I sit at my desk listening to Yolanda Adams.
The lyrics to her song "Be Blessed" lingered in my ear before I ever opened my eyes.
So, today I pray that you are Blessed♥

May you go through today in Peace.
May your weekend be filled with laughter, love, positivity and great success.
Slow down and NOTICE everything around you.
Take a moment to enjoy and get to know YOU.

Chorus To "Be Blessed":

Be blessed
Don't live life in distress
Just let go, Let God
He'll work it out for you
I pray that your soul will be blessed
Forever in his rest
Cause you deserve his best
No less

Today I'm Grateful For:
1. A brand new day
2. Possibilities
3. Love From the Father
4. Love of Self
5. Uplifting People
6. Music
7. Answered Prayers
8. Family and True Friendships
9. Being Blessed
10. YOU

I Wish You All Peace

To find out what others are thankful for please visit Truth 4 The Journey

A Note To God & Wishcasting Wednesday

Photo taken by Tabitha@ichoosebliss

Good Morning Father!

I woke up this morning smiling on the inside as well as the outside! I slept beautifully and even had a funny and wacky dream. I didn't wake up in the middle of the night again and I can not begin to express my gratitude for that blessing!

Thank You For:
-My health and strength
-Your guidance, love and mercy
-The sunrises and sunsets
-Soul soothing music
-Surrounding me in your blessings
-Our home along with the love and comfort within it
-Your peace
-My entire family
-Teaching me what True Faith truly is
-Your Angels and Miracles

Wishcasting Wednesday:
This week our wishtress Jamie@Starshyne Productions asks: Who or What do you wish to play with?

The who is my daughter Princess Charlie and the what would be bubbles. PC and I always go out in the evening during summertime to blow bubbles. We lose ourselves in the fun and I allow my inner child to come out. I wish to go outside today with my daughter, blow bubbles and be totally present in the moment. :)

And The Winners Are:

Lily's Life Is Great -http://lilyslifeisgreat.blogspot.com/
ABandC's Mom - http://abandcsmom.blogspot.com/
Jennykate77 - http://jennykate77.blogspot.com/
It's A Wonderful Life - http://valeriegail.blogspot.com/

I opted to select 4 winners instead of 3 :)
Winners have been notified and goodies will be going out this Saturday!!

I Feel A Giveaway Coming Over Me!!!

Today I'm Grateful For:

1. A Beautiful Sunshine
2. Loving Time In Prayer
3. A Great Convo With My Oldest Niece
4. The Contents Of My Bedroom
5. All Of The Sweet Things My Aunt Is Receiving From You All

Hello beautiful people!
The mood has hit me again. The giving mood that is!
Today 3 wonderful people will each win a bottle of Dove Body Spray!
All you have to do is answer the following Question:

What Simple Things Bring You Joy?

A Few Of Mine: Children's Laughter, Sunshine, Rain Falling Upon Me, Hot Chocolate, Thoughts Of My Grandma, Hugs From PC, Laughing Until I'm Sleepy, Spending Time With My Nieces and Nephews, The smell of a Lilly and Carnations, Watching Christmas Cartoons.

I could go on, but its your turn!! :)

A Clear Path To Monday

Picture Taken By Tabitha@ichoosebliss

Today I Am Grateful For:
1. Clarity
2. An Abundance Of God's Love and Mercy
3. A New Beginning (which comes with each new day)
4. The Lesson That: Peace Is A Person (The Father)
5. All The Beauty I Get To See

I first want to thank each and everyone of you who answered my plea of helping me uplift my aunt Diana. She called to say that she started receiving cards already and how loved you are all making her feel. She is very grateful that so many are taking the time to pray for her and go a step beyond by sending her their love. To me this means the world! I will never be able to thank you all the way I'd like to, but know that I Sincerely Love You All. (Seriously!)

On Saturday I was reading the blog A Holy Experience and the title of her blog was Peace is a Person. Her words made perfect sense to me and all of a sudden I felt clarity I had never known. In her post she explained how she would go to various places seeking out peace, but what she realized was that peace was not in a place. That peace was in fact The Father! If we have Him inside of us and listen closely we will never ever be far away from peace. Holy Molasses!! That not only made sense to me, but it in fact created a Huge sense of Peace within my soul.

I've read on a few blogs how some choose to put down other blogs who focus on just the positives in life. They think we are living in denial. But the truth may be that they are indeed living in denial. For the majority of my adult life I lived in fear and chaos. I complained, whined and grunted when things didn't go my way. Today I know better. Today I know God and all of His Majesty. I Choose Him and in choosing Him he's filled my life with Peace, Joy, Love and Hope. Yes, bad things still happen in my life. Many bad things have happened in this past year, but I know He's with me and He has full control of each situation. That in itself can get me through anything. I Choose Bliss is not just a title to a blog I write. It is the very essence of how I have chosen to live. Even in my family's darkest moments Peace has found me. The Light shines brightly!

I pray that one day every word written or spoken will be filled with positivity. For now I will be one of His children who shines The Light on all that is right in this world. We can not change what is wrong until we glorify what is right.


Counting On Joy

Picture Taken By Me

Today I Am Grateful For:

1. Beautiful Flowers
2. Birds Singing
3. Taking Chances
4. Love, Joy and Peace
5. Yesterday & Today

My niece sent this poem to me via email. I'm not sure who wrote it, but I truly loved it and wanted to share it with y'all.

I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Sharing a page from my joy book (journal). the idea to keep a joy book came from Jan @ Awake is Good. Writing about the positives seem to always erase the negatives. :)

Touch The Sky

I Originally Posted This On My Other Blog Afiveoh4uplifting.org, But Wanted To Share It Here Today.

Today I'm Grateful For:

1. The finances and support of others to run our mission
2. The many thank you cards we recently received
3. Endless Possibilities
4. Love and Gentle Hugs
5. For prayers

Today has been a very bliss filled day! Although chaos can creep in I find great joy when I am thinking of others. That is exactly what I decided to do today! I thought about four little girls who are so young, yet are facing their disease with great courage and strength. So, I thought I'd send them a little love their way to hopefully uplift their little spirits.

Today I thought of five women who are battling a deadly disease, but are still going through each day with great strength and positive attitudes. I thought of them and wanted them to know that they were on my mind, so I did what I know best.

Life is short my friends and tomorrow is never guaranteed to any of us. I encourage you to smile everyday and never miss an opportunity to let those you love know just how much you care for them. It is great to think of ourselves, but it is noble to think of others as well.
-Tabitha & Family

The gifts are all packaged up and heading out the door in the morning!♥

Princess Charlie put together 150 goody bags for the children in Methodist Hospital here in San Antonio.

“We'd never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky”
-Emily Dickinson

Thankful Thursday

99% of the fabulous blogs I read always have such fabulous photos on them! I am in no way a photographer, but armed with my new cell phone camera I thought I'd take a stab at sharing a few things I'm grateful for through photos.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton

Today I'm Grateful For:

My Desk

My Bath Gels & Lotions

My Perfumes & Nail Polishes

My Crystal Light Stash :)

Water & Juices to Sustain My Family

The Delish Dinner I Cooked Last Night
Backed Macaroni (Spaghetti) & Baked Chops

Breathing Easier & Wishcasting Wednesday

Today I'm Grateful For:

*Peace Within
*Beautiful Friends
*Kind Words

On Tuesday Julia@Share World Love emailed me in regards to my aunt. She suggested I watch a video called "You Can Heal Your Life" by Louise Hay. This set my day in the perfect direction! I was given the gift of Peace from Julia and the gift of Hope from God. After watching this movie I began to write in my journal. Without thinking or analyzing my feelings I wrote.

Affirmations flew from pen to paper with ease. My spirit was uplifted and my heart became at ease. I'm deeply grateful for the way yesterday began. I'm grateful for Julia and I'm grateful to God for placing the idea into Julia's heart and mind. I'm grateful to the women who wrote me offering to help me uplift my aunt. You will never understand just how you moved me. I'm breathing easier today and floating on the belief that NO Matter What Happens my family and I have been deeply blessed and we WILL be Uplifted through God.


This week our wishtress Jamie asks: What do you wish for your body?

I don't mean to come off bragging, but I actually love everything about my body. I wish that my body will forever make me feel sexy. I wish for my body to continue to feel joy throughout it. I wish that good health will always reside within my body.

The Other Shoe Has Dropped!

The other shoe has dropped and my family is headed for a rough time. My aunt Diana was told by her doctor yesterday that there is nothing else they can do for her cancer. Every medicine they have used has not helped. This is a big surprise to me, because she had been doing so well. But last week she started getting ill and needed to go to the E.R. They told her the chemo had created her bowels to move so frequently, which dehydrated her and caused her potassium to go down. Today the other shoe dropped and has left us breathless. In the past year we've lost 4 family members, so please understand when I say my heart is a bit weary.

I fully believe in God and know that He is capable of anything. I know that He can turn all of this around in a heartbeat. But, the human in me is still saddened by this news. My soul aches for my cousins (her children), my mother and her siblings. I hurt most of all for my aunt Diana. Her soul is extremely beautiful, her spirit is sweet and gentle. She is the aunt everyone runs to for advice or an ear. She's never judgmental and is deeply spiritual.

I am sending a request to The Universe:

It is my mission to uplift my aunt everyday that she remains with us and I'm asking you all to please join me. If you would like to send her an Uplifting Card please email me for the address. I'm going to request the same from the lovely women at Spirit Jump. I know that LOVE CAN CONQUER ALL. I know that LOVE CAN push through the darkest day.

Please Help Me...I'm Asking With All That I Have Within Me

Please pray for my family and please help me Uplift my aunt.


Post Traumatic Syndrome No More

Picture Taken By Me - I LOVE staring up at the sky

Today I'm Grateful For:

*For the beautiful view in my neighborhood
*For the girl time with PC
*For the many blessings upon me
*Peace of mind

On Saturday: PC was hurting, because of a misunderstanding between her and A (her guy friend). I wanted to grab her and hide her from the world, but I knew that was not the answer. We talked about everything and with all my might I tried to get her to laugh. I succeeded, but not as much as I wanted to. I told her to be honest and ask him the question she needed an answer to. She did and found out she misunderstood him the first time. I saw her smile again and my heart returned to my body. I don't honestly know If I can handle this dating thing. Even though it was a misunderstanding a huge part of me wanted to bash his face in. I can not react or feel this way each time she hurts. I want to wrap my baby in a protective shield and keep her away from boys - Forever! But, I know that would not help neither of us in any way. I'm seriously praying on it and asking God for guidance, because when it comes to my princess Mama is kind of crazy. :)

On Sunday: I awoke to PC laughing and singing to music. That was awesome! After we all had gotten dressed we headed out to Wal-Mart to grocery shop. For the first year and a half after hurricane Katrina I developed a very bad "tick." When we went grocery shopping I would over buy every item on my list. We are just a family of three, so for the month we only need $50 worth of meat not including fish. I would buy $120 or more woth of meat. We'd have canned goods and toilet paper lining every shelf I could fine. They said I was suffering from "Post Traumatic Syndrome." After the first year I noticed we were getting rid of tons of meat that had gone bad, so I tried very hard to curb my behavior. On my own I did ok, but was still over spending, so I went to a therapist. Talking to her helped me release that fear that I had bottled away right after the storm. I went into survival mode and hadn't come out until I saw the therapist.

She suggested I started writing a list as I did before the storm and sticking to what I had on it. The list and learning to "let go and let God" worked miracles! Why did I tell you this? Because yesterday armed with my list I came out of Wal-Mart prouder than I had felt in a long time. I went in with $300 and came out with $71 remaining!! I hunted down sale items and got only what was on the list. This month makes a solid 1 1/2 years that I have shopped without fear of Katrina. I no longer fear losing things. I trust in The Father and He has healed me in more ways than I can explain.

The Day I Chose Bliss God Started My Healing & I'm Forever Grateful


Can I Quote You?

Today I'm Grateful:

1. That Fresh Mommy created such a fabulous meme
2. For the awesome day I had with PC and hubby yesterday
3. For the delicious dinner hubby cooked last night
4. That PC and I took our puppy for a fun walk
5. For tons of Love and Sweet Mercy from The Father
6. That on this day my Paw Paw was born (He's in Heaven now)

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi

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