A New Year, New Word & New Journey

In blogland this will be the very last post of 2009. What a ride this year has been!! Extreme highs and a few lows, but the good has far outweighed the bad in my world. On January 1, 2009 instead of making a resolution I picked a word to describe how I would live throughout this year. That word was "Confidence" and boy did I live up to it! I did things I never imagined I'd ever do. I took leaps of faith and received tremendous results. Naturally, there were a few stumbles, but they were nothing I couldn't get through.

For this year my word chose me. In every conversation, every journal entry and in every prayer the word "Abundance" appeared. Abundance of good health, peace, joy, kindness to self and others. And most of all an abundance of success in uplifting those in need. I plan to live through 2010 in complete abundance.

I'll be finished with school this upcoming March and then my journey as a spiritual counselor begins. My family and I will be going a step further with our organization by making it a full fledged Non-Profit. I will be doing more public speaking, especially to children and adults with disabilities. Another year..Brand new leaps! But, this year it will be done with the awareness and acceptance of God's abundance.

I wish you all a blessed New Year! May you find complete bliss in 2010 and leave all negativity, hurt, anger and loss in 2009. The future is yours to live in joy...Step into it my friends!!

With The Deepest Love,

Final Wishcasting of The Year

This is our very last Wishcasting Wednesday of 2009 and what a beautiful and loving ride it has been. I've met a beautiful group of women who has uplifted me in ways I truly needed. This week Jamie asks: What do you wish for 2010?

I have a few things that have started this year, but I'd love for them to fully blossom in 2010.

1. Become an official non-profit organization
2. Receive my certification to become a Spiritual Life Counselor (I'll be done March 2010)
3. Continue to meet like-minded spirits along my journey
4. Continue my journey to be closer to God
5. Learn to cook many new dishes for my family
6. I truly wish that in 2010 we may find a cure for cancer, end homelessness and come together to end world starvation

This is what I wish for 2010...

What are some of your wishes?

Gratitude of it all

Christmas Day 2009

Today I Am Grateful:

*For a safe trip to and from New Orleans
*For the many hugs and kisses I received from my nieces and nephews
*For the great talks with my mother and two sisters as we ate and laughed
*For the beautiful gathering at my cousin's home on Christmas Day
*For every morsel of delicious food we ate
*For the opportunity to hug and cuddle with my newest baby nephew
Is he not gorgeous?

*For the health of my aunt who's battling colon cancer like a true warrior
*To be home again, rest and prepare for the awesomeness of 2010!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! What was your most memorable moment?

Wishcasting Wednesday

Today Jamie Ridler Studios asks the question:
What do you wish for this holiday season?

I wish for their to be an abundance of peace and joy throughout the world. I wish for all suffering to be gone from all beings. I wish that each and every being will feel the true meaning of the season this year. I wish for great things to come in the year of 2010.

Merry Christmas To Everyone & God Bless!!

Homeless in America?

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Today we visited a local shelter to bring them Christmas goodies and what I saw I was not ready to see. We've been to this shelter several times, but today it was different. Inside of the facility lives over 250 people. Outside the facility there was over 100 people. About 40 were under a bridge here in Downtown San Antonio and every fiber in my body ached to see them live this way. How can we as Americans and as children of God allow this to go on? Why are our brothers & sisters living in this state and we are not doing all we can to pull them up?

With all of my heart I know this is not how it's meant to be. I want to be apart of the solution. I want to make a difference, but I am just one person. How do we come together as a union and uplift those in dire need? How can we sit by and pretend this is not happening in our very own backyard?

My friends I want to know your thoughts on the homeless situation in America? How does it affect you?

Getting Back To Bliss

I started blogging a little over a year to share my journey with God and yet somehow I lost sight of that. I started feeling like I had to please the thousands of people who have read this blog. Who still read this blog. Your interest in my words and emotions humble me, but I now see that I have to get back to writing what pleases me. And that is God, my family, and this rollercoaster journey I am on, but never want to get off of.

This year (2009) is coming to a close and it has been an amazing year for me personally. I've overcome obstacles I never imagined I could. I've grown in ways I didn't see coming. I've found a love filled relationship with God that NO ONE can destroy. I've failed at a few things and my family still cheered me on. You (my readers and friends) cheered me on.

I would say I have no idea what 2010 holds within it for me, but I would be lying. He has shown me a few marvelous new paths we'll take. He has filled my heart, mind and soul with the word ABUNDANCE. So, it's pretty safe to say 2010, although will present it's challenges will ultimately be a year for the books.

I hope you will continue to journey with me. I pray you will continue to listen to the podcast I present to you. I have faith that we have all grown together and will moreso in the new year. Forgive me for my lack of presence these past few months. I am not back on track and ready to spread the work of goodness my Father brings. I am ready to once again Choose Bliss.

From My Heart To Yours ~ I Present

ICB19: Loving Our Imperfect Selves

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My Heartfelt Wish

Before I get into our weekly wish casting I'd like to make a heartfelt wish and send it out to everyone reading this today. My family and I are currently holding a raffle to raise funds to purchase postage for our uplifting mail. If you donate just $5 (via PayPal button @ Afiveoh4uplifting.org) you are entered to win 3 fabulous prizes!! (see post below with pics of prizes)

My Wish Today: I wish that everyone reading this will take a few minutes to support my family and I in our heartfelt efforts by entering the raffle. Your $5 will make a huge impact and enables us to spread even more bliss!

I Thank You In Advance

Ok, it's as if Jamie was reading my mind with this week's prompt!

What do you wish to give?

The universe is very funny at times. This question ties into my wish above completely!
I wish to give love, support and joy to men, women and children in need through our goody bag/uplifting mail program. My wish above, if successful will truly help me fulfill this.

With Your Help I Wish To Give All That's Within Me.

Postage Drive Raffle

The Raffle Items Are:
2 - Soy Candles
2 - Genuine Mardi Gras Masks
2 - Skin So Soft Bathing Gels
1 - Tube of Angel perfume
1 - ceramic crafted magnet created by Julia De Rocha
1 - Teddy Bear

Hello Friends!

As you know 99% of this mission is funded by my family and I. This year in shipping charges we've spent $464.
We have NEVER asked that money be donated, but we've been recently told that donating money is easier for most. We are in dire need of postage stamps for our uplifting mail, so we have taken your advice and added a donate button through Pay Pal. But, we are not expecting help without putting something in there for you all. We are raffling off the basket above!! For a $5 donation your name will be entered into a jar and you'll have a chance to win basket, hoodie from Live Life Solid (see pic below) Or gift set from AmyB (see below).

The account was set up when our mission was called "The Second Wind Club," but please know this is OUR account and every donation is going to the mission for the very purpose of obtaining postage stamps, so that we may continue to uplift those in need.


For every $5 donated (per person) You are entered to win A Solid Integrity Zip Hoodie
From Live Life Solid


This awesome set donated by AmyB

This raffle will end at 11:59 PM on Saturday, December 19, 2009
The winner will be announced via video on Sunday, December 20, 2009

Inspirational Sunday

"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. "

--Mother Teresa

ICB18: You Are Not Alone

ICB18: You Are Not Alone (9:05)

I look forward to reading your thoughts on this week's topic!

Next Podcast: Loving Our Imperfections

Blessed Be!!

Wishing & Believing

This week Jamie asks: What is your spirit wishing for?

I debated if I should even answer this question in fear of sounding like a broken record, but that would not be authentic of me. Lately, I've been stuck on two words...believe and spirit. With each new day my belief in the unknown grows stronger and as my belief grows so does my spirit.

My spirit is wishing for more of it all. More joy, strength, confidence, guidance, success and most of all more love. With more of these things I can do much more for myself and for others. I believe that it is our duty to make a difference in this world whether it be big or small. My spirit is wishing for more beings to step up to the plate and make this earth we call home one filled with loving-kindness. It's time for so many to be healed and my spirit wishes that it comes for them sooner rather than later.

Wishing From A Place of Love

By Emma Thompson

Today I wish:

For a peaceful and joy-filled Christmas
CANCER be abolished
For a world filled with compassionate beings
For the safety of every abused child on earth
For food for those who are starving
For many more mornings with The Father
Homelessness did not exist (breaks my heart)
My education will enable me to help MANY
For a stronger will power
The Angels will walk amongst us and guide & comfort us all
An abundance of love and confidence

To Be Continued...What are you wishing for today?

We Are Never Alone

We Are Never Alone

For years I didn't understand the concept of "we are never alone." I believe in the Father, but their were many times when I felt alone. I was filled with fear from this feeling as well. I would think something bad would happen if I were alone. Three things happened to change my way of thinking. The first thing was the movie "The Passion of Christ." I went to see this movie with my husband, sister and my oldest niece. After seeing in great detail what Jesus endured for me truly made me reevaluate my life in general. It made me want to live and think in a way that would honor Him. I knew my old way of thinking was in no way honoring Him. The second thing was my grandmother's passing. For years this woman taught us what it was to be strong in God. She believed completely and knew that He was in control. She knew that to honor him she had to fully live within Him. That meant having an unwavered faith. Even in the days leading up to her death she knew He was in control and she had nothing to worry about. That event alone sent me running to God in a way I had never done before. My grandmother's death taught me things I had never fully known. The final thing was the Bible. I started reading the Bible this year (2009) and I have to admit along with my grandmother's death it was the hugest eye opening experience ever. I started to feel emotions and old emotions (bad ones) disappeared. I learned just how much Jesus loves me. I learned that He wants me to know that I am NEVER alone, for he is with me every second of my life. He's been there the entire time! That blew my mind, but also gave me deep comfort.

Every day when I wake I now know that I am not alone. I know that I am loved in such a way that no human on earth could ever love me. He gave his life for me. There is no greater act of love. If everyone in my life were to abandon me I now know I can stand tall, because The Father will never abandon me. As long as we have Him we are loved immensely and will never ever be alone.

*For eternity all my heart will give all the glory to your name.*
A line from You Hold Me Now by Hillsong

Do you have something to say? I'd love to hear from you so leave me a comment below.

Following Jesus' Lead

I started this mission, organization, ministry (whatever you wish to name it) because I believe with all of my heart that God wants me to do this. Since I can remember I've always wanted to help others. My heart literally breaks when I see a homeless person or a child fighting cancer. Cancer has taken too many of my loved ones, but I don't give up hope for a cure.

There are millions of beings in this world who are fighting some sort of battle. Be it physical, mental, illness, homelessness, disability or even being a single mom or dad. A struggle is a struggle and my GREATEST wish is to help them in some small way. The best way I know how to combat adversity is through LOVE. For a person going through a rough time receiving a card from a complete stranger can change their mood even if just for a little while.

I was once a child living in a hospital and I can still remember feeling so lonely at night. For a kid who's hospitalized to receive tons of mail or goodies can make a HUGE difference in their state of mind. It uplifts them, which in turns does wonders for their little bodies. I ADORE the Christmas holiday, but for me I wish to live this season every day of my life. I wish to inspire and uplift men, women and children every day of the year.

I wish to be the change that I want to see...Will you join me?

From My Heart To Yours ~ Tabitha

My Winter Wish

This Week Jamie Asks: What Is Your Winter Wish?

I'm originally from New Orleans where the site of snow is far and few. But, here in Texas the site of snow may be possible in just a few days. I would love for it to snow. I want to go outside and see the trees and grounds covered in it. I want to let my inner child out and play as I've always wanted to.

I also wish this winter that there will be less humans living on the streets. I pray the powers that be (Government) will go above and beyond to keep the homeless safe and ward during this winter season.

You can cast your wish with us every Wednesday
by visiting Jamie Ridler @ Jamie Ridler Studios

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