True Greatness Comes Not From Goodness But When You’ve Been Tested! #inspiration #wisdom


disappointment

 

Are you struggling with life right now, setting up residence in a dark valley?

 

Keep focused on what you want to accomplish, knowing that where you’re at is only temporary.

 

I know life is hard, especially when nothing seems to be going your way. You’re surrounded by strife, darkness and hopelessness. You want to change but don’t know if you have the strength to get yourself out of the muck and mire. You look around you and see people living the good life, wondering how come that can’t happen to you.

 

I remember earlier this year, struggling with our financial situation. Taxes were due and we were short on funds. I didn’t know where it was going to come from. The darkness was closing in around me. Did I lose faith and surrender? No way! I kept believing that the money would arrive and it did.

 

As I look back on those times when I was in a dark valley, I’m thankful for getting out of the situation and it makes me grateful for where we are now. If I hadn’t gone through the low periods of life, I wouldn’t sing praises when atop the highest peak!

 

Read the quote above and gather strength from it. Whether you are in the valley or atop the mountain, your journey is a great one. Each step takes you closer to the promise land, to the life you crave to live. Don’t give up and don’t set up residence in the lowlands. Instead, put one foot in front of the other and be grateful for everything. 

 

MRS N

Keep Your Head Up and Soldier On! #inspiration #motivation #FridayFeeling


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Are you struggling to even get out of bed this morning?

 

I woke up this morning to my head aching something awful. All I could think of was how much work I had today and how I couldn’t afford to take a sick day. MR N, bless his soul, comforted me and tried to ease my headache. He poured on the positivity and some of it even sank in.

 

I don’t feel quite like myself but like a war soldier, I keep moving forward. I don’t accept defeat and there’s no retreating, not today, not tomorrow, not ever. 

 

We all have our struggles and there are days when we feel like we’re facing the firing squad. Here’s where our inner strength comes in. God equips every human being with an unstoppable strength and fortitude. God knows what’s coming and gives His fiercest warriors the most important tasks. We must soldier on!

 

Today I’m going to keep my head and continue marching forward. Who’s with me?

 

MRS N

Forget Searching for Happiness… It’s Within You! #inspiration #grateful #ThursdayThoughts


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Are you searching externally for happiness? 

 

Psst, happiness is found within through the simple act of gratitude.

 

I’ve been told by several people throughout the years that happiness is a journey and you’ll be happy when you do ___________ (fill in the blank). Whether it’s finding the right man/woman, marriage, children, house, career, income threshold, I’ll be successful once I do it. I took their advice and was very unhappy. I could’ve saved myself a lot of trouble if I had taken the following to heart:

 

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

 

It’s sound advice and a lesson I learned recently. Happiness comes from within and by being grateful for everything (even the bad stuff), peace and contentment flow in my veins. I’m most happy when I’m sitting out on the solarium with my beloved Mr. N, holding hands while watching the trees and birds.

 

Find your happy place, no matter where it is, and visit it daily. Meditate/Pray over various parts of your life and be grateful. Appreciate everything/everyone in your life and recognize you are truly blessed. Happiness will bloom inside you. I know it sounds corny but it’s true. The simple act of gratitude brings happiness to the forefront of your mind.

 

Happiness doesn’t come from some adventure (like in Lord of the Rings) but it comes from reminding ourselves what we have already in our lives. 

 

MRS N

Listen to Your Imagination and Create! #art #inspiration #WednesdayWisdom #GroupofSeven


Imagination create

 

Is your imagination urging you to create? 

 

Last weekend, we watched a program talking about the famous Canadian artists known as the Group of Seven.  They were a group of men who traveled throughout Northern Ontario and painted landscapes. They were amazing men and created beautiful paintings.

 

While I was watching the show, a yearning ached in my chest. I need to create and not just for our clients. I need to use my hands to create. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how much my imagination felt trapped. I didn’t give it permission to take over because I was just too wrapped up in my day job, getting a book ready for publication and working for our clients. No wonder my imagination resembled a caged tiger.

 

Today, I’m unleashing my imagination, letting it run wild in the jungle. My spirit is excited and my mind is a curious on-looker, wondering what creation will emerge.

 

When was the last time you did something for the sheer pleasure of creating? No matter where your imagination leads, follow it. Let the animal out. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. 

 

Like Shaw so eloquently put it, imagination is the starting point of all creations. Let it run wild and see what happens. Let your guard down and just let go. It’s a thrilling process and one I highly recommend.

 

What do you like to create? Share in the comments below. 

 

MRS N

A New Perspective: #Grateful #Blessed #TuesdayThoughts


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Is your perspective mostly positive, mostly negative or somewhere in between?

 

As many of you know, I’m mostly positive. I look at life through positively rosy lenses. Sure, life can throw obstacles in my way and I have struggled through more stuff than the average person goes through but when it comes down to brass tacks, I’m blessed.

 

I have a roof over my head, food to eat, a man who loves me more than anything in the world and am making a difference in the world through my words and actions. Everything else is icing on the cake.

 

It’s time to get a new perspective, people. Instead of looking at what you don’t have or what you haven’t achieved yet, concentrate on all the blessings in your life. Be grateful for everything and try to see the positive in all circumstances. The hardships you’re enduring are strengthening and molding you into the person you’re going to become. Like a diamond, you need pressure to bring out your brilliance. 

 

MRS N

Let Your Good Thoughts Flow and You’ll Look Lovely! #inspiration #grateful #FridayFeeling


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Did you wake up this morning with a never-ending list of things to accomplish?

 

I did and let me tell you, the stress lapped at my feet. I have so much to do that I was  uneasy. But then I came across this graphic and it gave me pause. Good thoughts… can they really help? I shrugged and tried it. You know what? The stress left me and I feel ready to take on this mountain of tasks!

 

People underestimate the power of positive thinking but I’m proof-positive that it works. Good thoughts, no matter what they deal with, are a great way to combat stress. Simply telling yourself, “I am beautiful.” or “I can make it through.” or “I can do this.” makes a huge difference and makes your skin glow. A total win-win!

 

Go ahead and try it for yourself. You’ll soon see your stress leaving and you’ll feel better instantly. 🙂

 

MRS N

Never Be Complacent and Relying on What You’ve Accomplished! #inspiration #ThursdayThoughts


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Are you complacent, happy to rest on what you’ve already accomplished or are you constantly trying to improve yourself?

 

When I was single, I was always sitting dormant, not trying new things and feeling like I was living in a rut. All that changed when I married MR N. He’s one of the most competitive, driven people I’ve ever met. He’s a competitor, learning and teaching every day, even when he’s exhausted. He taught me the importance of pushing oneself off the cliff of complacency into the stratosphere of possibility.

 

As an author, it’s easy to fall back on my accolades and praise. The reality is that successful authors, no matter if they are traditionally published or indie, push themselves to keep writing and keep improving their craft. It’s all about the next book, the next series, not what they’ve already written.

 

Take my advice and be like a tree, always growing and craning your neck towards the sun. Don’t be satisfied with what you’ve already done but continue to grow and reach for new heights.

 

MRS N

In Order to Thrive, We Must Schedule Relaxation Into Our Lives #inspiration #TuesdayThoughts


relaxation

 

Are you struggling to concentrate and in need of a break? Maybe you need a prescription of relaxation.

 

I have just returned from a much-needed vacation and my mind, body and soul are refreshed. Stress isn’t even in the same county as me and it’s all because both MR N and I were able to relax. No devices, no emails, just the two of us at a resort soaking up the sun and spending time together. We laughed at the sheer amount of walking we did, not to mention going up and down the curved staircase in our two-floor suite.

 

Don’t think you can spare the time for a vacation or even a few days off? 

 

Listen, we’re all crazy-busy and our calendars are overflowing with all the things we need to do but please take my advice and schedule some relaxation time. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and it doesn’t have to be for 11 days. Do what works best for you and your finances.

 

Relaxation is so important for your health (both physical and mental). Shut your brain off from the stress and turmoil of your life. Soak in the relaxation and let your body and mind rejuvenate itself. Trust me, you’ll thank me for the advice.

 

MRS N

Find Your Inner Joy at a Dark Moment and It Will Burn Out the Pain! #inspiration #motivation


joy-burn-pain

 

What’s your inner joy memory/thought/idea/place? 

 

When life throws you down a dark vortex where you can’t see what’s in front of you, where you have no idea what to do next, how do you make it through? I focus on my inner joy. It can be a happy memory, a future event that you’re really excited about, a thought you can meditate or a place to go to.

 

Last October, we started planning our Summer vacation. Last year’s vacation was a nightmare and we were more stressed out when we came back than when we left. We discussed it and decided to go all out for our 2017 vacation. We scrimped and saved everything we could to make it happen. We endured hardships and there were a few times when I doubted we could make it. But here we are, one day and hours from our dream vacation.

 

How did I deal with the stress and anxiety? 

 

Simple. I thought about our suite at the resort we’ll be staying at, with its skylight over our bed, the fireplace nook and the exquisite food at the restaurant on-site. This thought, this idea, this place was my inner joy, my secret sanctuary, and it got me through anything that came my way.

 

What’s your secret sanctuary? 

 

Whenever you’re in the midst of stress, anxiety or whatever dark cavern you may be stuck in, concentrate on your inner joy and like the quote says, the joy will purge the pain and strife.

 

MRS N

Are You Smiling Today? A Simple Smile Changes the World! #inspiration #smile #motivation


smile mother teresa

 

Did you know your smile is the greatest weapon of Light you possess? 

 

Every smile you bestow is like a soothing salve to others, more addictive than your favorite junk food. When you smile a genuine smile, people will want to be closer to you and to discover why you’re smiling.

 

I remember a good friend of mine that I used to work with when I was a bookstore manager. No matter what was going on or how busy it got in the store, she smiled. She’d wish everyone a great day, even the grumpiest customers, with a kind word and a smile. I watched with amazement as each person’s face would change and they couldn’t help but smile.

 

Dealing with a hard day or a bad mood? Smile and watch the world around you shift from moody to happiness. It doesn’t take any effort to smile and the lasting effects on others can’t be measured but I’d bet it makes a huge difference.

 

So take out your greatest weapon and smile!

 

MRS N

Feeling Overwhelmed? Follow These Tips! #inspiration #motivation #stress


stress overwhelming

 

Feeling overwhelmed? 

 

This is the last week before vacation and both MR N and I are feeling overwhelmed. The stress is high, so high in fact that I’ve developed a skin rash (Hives). I can’t get away from the stress and honestly, all I want to do is escape to our summer vacation a few days early. Since that isn’t possible, I deal with the stress the best way I know how: I follow the above 5 tips.

 

Stress affects us all in different ways and it’s how we cope that matters. Don’t internalize the stress but release it. Go for a walk or get some exercise. Take deep breaths. Realize you can only control what you can control. Eat healthy. Be gentle with yourself and keep your temper in check (no flying off the handle). 

 

Once we take these steps to deal with stress, we won’t feel so overwhelmed. Stress will take a vacation, at least for a little while, and that is the best feeling in the world.

 

MRS N

Is the World Against You? Refocus and Then Take Flight! #inspiration #motivation #MondayBlogs


perseverance

 

Are you struggling and it feels like the world is against you? 

 

It’s time to refocus. Instead of saying to yourself, “woe is me”, envision you’re a mighty airplane and take off. Airplanes, no matter the size, take off against the wind. That’s pretty impressive when you think about it. An airplane, in order to reach its destination, first has to encounter massive resistance. It can’t leave the ground, let alone fly, without gravity and wind pushing against it.

 

What if, today and every day, we imagine ourselves to be a jet and every obstacle we receive is just allowing us to fly to new heights?

 

Shift your perspective and welcome resistance. Before you know it, you’ll be flying among the stars.

 

MRS N

Place Your Hand Over Your Heart and Repeat After Me… #inspiration #FridayFeeling


purpose

 

My inspirational thought today is short and sweet:

 

Place your hand over your heart.

 

Feel that?

 

That’s called purpose.

 

You’re alive for a reason.

 

Don’t give up.

 

Ever!

Motivate Yourself to Great Heights Like a Bird! #inspiration #ThursdayThoughts #motivation


bird motivation

 

Need some motivation? Be like a bird and fly.

 

Every day I wake up, thinking about my upcoming vacation. I pine for it, think about it constantly and it’s my motivation right now. No matter how steep my workload is or all that I have to do, I think about the oasis I’m soon to be in and it gives me a jolt of energy.

 

We all have times throughout the year where we feel stressed, stymied and in need of a break. Our minds don’t wanna work as hard, our bodies are exhausted and we snap at loved ones. It’s time to plan an escape, even if its for a few hours. 

 

We have a family of hawks in our neighborhood. On the weekends, MR N and I love to watch the hawks soar overhead, looking for its latest meal. They’re so majestic and their wingspan is impressive. Once they’ve eaten, they soar to the tallest evergreen tree to rest.

 

The hawks are the perfect example for us this morning. They’re motivated by hunger and take flight.  We can do the same. By spreading our wings and concentrating on our goal (for me it’s my vacation), we climb higher and higher into the sky.

 

If you’re in need of motivation, be like a bird and fly.

Your Journey Begins With a Single Step… #inspiration #WednesdayWisdom #goals


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Are you struggling with life and feel like your dreams are out of reach?

 

Making your dreams a reality comes down to a series of single steps. Taking one step at a time, edging closer to your goals, is the most effective way to reaching your dreams. Sure, you can try to take a shortcut but in my experience, it only detours you.

 

Five years ago, if you had told me I’d be a published author and co-running an author promotions business, I wouldn’t have believed you. I would’ve told you, and I quote, “You’re freakin’ out of your mind. I’m not an entrepreneur; I can’t even balance our household budget.” It’s interesting what can happen in five years when you take it one step at a time.

 

It’s not easy, making your dreams come true. In fact, it takes a lot of hard work, perseverance, faith and sacrifices. They’ll be obstacles so high, you won’t have a clue how you’ll overcome. The key is to not pole vault to the finish line but to take it one step at a time.

 

What goals/dreams are you pursuing? Feeling worn out or discouraged? Don’t be. Instead, look at all you’ve accomplished then focus on the next step. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

 

MRS N

#FridayFeeling: Let Your Instincts Guide You Instead of Your Head #inspiration #motivation


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NOTE FROM N. N. LIGHT: There won’t be a Friday Book Round-Up this week. It will return next week (July 14th).

 

Do you follow your instincts or wait for your head to catch up?

 

For as long as I can remember, my instincts have never failed me. Whether it’s choosing friends, lovers, opportunities or which way to go when lost, my instincts let me know what’s the best thing to do or where to go.

 

Instincts are nothing more than a feeling but many people ignore them, choosing to listen to their own head (or logic) instead. There’s nothing wrong with being cautious and using logic through critical thinking to make a decision. But sometimes logic fails us. I’ll give you an example.  

 

When MR N and I were deciding what our future plans would entail back when we were dating, we talked about who would move where. He suggested moving to Canada for five years and then seeing what we felt like doing next. I told him I had to think about it and I did. I sat down and wrote the pros and cons. See, I was living in California with my family surrounding me. If I moved to Canada, I’d be leaving friends and family in order to be with the man I loved. My head told me to stay and my instincts told me to go. I went with my instincts and I’ve never looked back.

 

Instincts are your inner compass, seeing the winds of change/opportunity long before your head does. Trust in your instincts and let them guide you.

 

MRS N

Laughing is the Prescribed Medicine for Today! #inspiration #motivation #ThursdayThoughts


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Want to feel good? All you have to do is laugh.

 

The stress and exhaustion is at an all-time high for us. It’s the big countdown to our vacation and we’re busier than ever. How do we release our stress? We laugh.

 

When we laugh, we release much-needed endorphins and honestly, it just feels good. Whether it’s a television show, movie, book or even a hilarious news story, we find it funny and laugh. Go ahead and laugh; it’s healthy and natural medicine.

 

MRS N

I’m so #Grateful for Those Who Fought So We Could Celebrate #IndependenceDay! #inspiration


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Happy 4th of July!!!

 

If you’re an American, you are probably on your way to the beach or sleeping in.  I have always loved the 4th of July!  Spending time with family, great food and drink, fireworks, sun and so much more!

 

It wasn’t until later that I learned what the 4th of July really meant.  It meant giving thanks and showing gratitude for the freedoms I had.

 

I love this quote from Lee Greenwood and he sums it up perfectly!

 

I thank all the men and women who have served, fought and died for my freedoms.  I will never forget and I am forever grateful!

 

Before you go out to celebrate the festivities, take a moment and thank those brave men and women who died so that you could be free!

 

Happy Independence Day!!!

 

MRS N

Feeling #Grateful is a Great Way to Attract Positive Things/People! #inspiration #FridayFeeling


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Looking for ways to attract positive things/people to your life?

 

Feel grateful for all you have, even the bad stuff.

 

I know that sounds like a weird concept but it’s totally true. Everything in your life, from the good to the bad, is a blessing. The obstacles are your training ground for what’s to come. Every victory is another feather in your cap. Both the good and the bad shape you into who you are.

 

So today and every day, give thanks for another day on the Earth and for everything in your life. It’ll attract positive things and people to you, like a magnet. Focus on the positive and the Universe will flock to your sunbeams of Light.

 

MRS N

“I’m 15 years from 100 But Why Not?” #Inspiration from a Grandfather! #ThursdayThoughts


Dreams

 

Think you’re too old to go after a dream or try something new? 

 

Pshaw! You’re never too old!

 

I had a lovely conversation with my grandfather yesterday. He just turned 85 and we were catching up. He told me all about his weekly men’s prayer group. He’s the leader of it but when he was asked to lead the group, he wasn’t sure he was right for the job.

 

“I sat down, made up a list of the reasons not to do it then threw it away. I’m fifteen years away from turning 100. I’m too old,” he said. “But then I thought, why not try it? It’s close by and I love to teach. The men are great and we meet at IHOP. So, it’s good food and good company.”

 

“You’re never too old, Grandpa. Look at C. S. Lewis. He has this great quote.” Then I quoted the above quote. “Plus, you’ve always been a great teacher. It’s one of your gifts and you’re helping others. Just like you taught me.”

 

“That’s right! I might live to be 125.” He chuckled.

 

My grandfather has been an inspiration to me since I can remember. He taught me so much about life, love and working hard. He taught me how important it was to give back, to help those less fortunate. Sure, he wasn’t perfect and had his own flaws but that didn’t matter to me. He was my grandpa, he is my grandpa and when I turn 85, I hope I’m active like him.

 

Think you’re too old to go back to school, switch careers, travel, explore your dreams or start new ones? Take my grandpa’s advice and go for it. If he can do it, you can too. 

 

MRS N

Rule #1, Don’t Be #2 by @danmilstein is the #Motivation You Need! #books #bookreview #goals


Rule number 1 don't be number 2

 

Title: Rule #1, Don’t Be #2: You Get What You Work For, Not What You Wish For

Author: Daniel Milstein

Genre: Business, Self-Improvement, Entrepreneur

 

Book Blurb:

In his fourth book, RULE #1 DON’T BE #2, Daniel Milstein inspires like never before, challenging us to dream BIG with his charismatic candor, giving us each a compelling glimpse into our own limitless potential. In addition to Dan’s riveting accounts of overcoming adversity, Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 captivates with countless stories of those who’ve dominated their respective fields against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Framed in Dan’s fast-paced, conversational style and his best-loved, thought-provoking quotes, we’re gifted the life-changing lessons of the world’s greatest achievers. Don’t miss Dan’s heartfelt tutorial that is destined to become a giant in the motivational genre, and beyond.

 

My Review:

Stop what you’re doing right now and pick up this book!

 

Whether you are an entrepreneur, business manager, teacher, writer, student, professional athlete, or in-between opportunities, you’re not dreaming BIG enough and need some hard-hitting motivation. Rule #1, Don’t be #2 is Dan Milstein’s fourth book and boy, is it inspiring! Dan’s writing style is similar (I imagine) to talking with him in person. He shows us, through catchy, digestible phrases and his own experiences, how to live a successful life, both professionally and personally. Not since first reading Stephen Covey more than twenty-five years ago, have I been blown away by a business motivational book.

 

The best part, for me, was Dan speaking freely about potential, hard work, perseverance and success. Dan’s background as an Ukrainian immigrant with seventeen cents in his pocket touched me. He worked his way through the ranks to achieving mind-blowing success. The more I read through this book, the more I felt like it was written for me. As an entrepreneur trying to grow my business, Rule #1, Don’t Be #2 opened my eyes to the possibilities. I’ve just got to dream BIG and never get complacent.

 

I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old. It’ll change your perspective and inspire you to do BIG things, more than you ever thought possible. Writers/Authors: pick up this book and discover how to increase your brand and business.

 

Favorite Character/Quote:

“Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.”

 

My Rating:  5+ stars

 

Buy it now:

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Rule-Dont-Be-What-Work-ebook/dp/B071FRW5YN

 

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Rule-Dont-Be-What-Work-ebook/dp/B071FRW5YN

 

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rule-Dont-Be-What-Work-ebook/dp/B071FRW5YN

 

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rule-1-dont-be-2-daniel-milstein/1126407141?ean=9781947165038

 

BAM! http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Rule-Dont-Be/Daniel-Milstein/9781947165038?id=6945971944687

 

Author Biography:

Dan Milstein is the Founder and CEO of the Gold Star Family of Companies, operating in over 40 offices worldwide, specializing in financial services, sports management, publishing, and film production. Under Dan’s visionary leadership, Gold Star has been named among Inc. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and Dan has been featured in many notable publications and numerous rosters of Top Business and Finance Professionals in the USA.

 

Dan was born in Kiev, Ukraine and just 16 when he narrowly escaped the demise of the Soviet Union by immigrating to the United States. Arriving with only 17 cents and one suitcase, but fueled by his determination to seize the American Dream, Dan stormed every opportunity in his path, quickly rising to the rank of #1 Loan Officer in the USA and then building one of the most recognized brands worldwide.

 

International best-selling author of The ABC of Sales, 17 Cents and a Dream, and Street Smart Selling, Dan brings his unique brand of motivation to the greatly anticipated Rule #1: Don’t Be #2, chock-full of energizing accounts of others who have dominated their field. From film stars to sport stars, world leaders to company leaders, these enterprising individuals will move you to work until your idols become your rivals. Highly acclaimed CEO, sports agent, consultant, speaker and author, Dan Milstein is credited with motivating hundreds of thousands with his simple, yet powerful, brand of inspiration. Read and be inspired.

 

Social Media Links:

Website http://www.danmilstein.com/

Twitter https://twitter.com/danmilstein

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MilsteinDaniel

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmilstein

 

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

 

Here’s the Secret to a Successful and Happy Life #inspiration #motivation #WednesdayWisdom


life is too short

 

What’s the key to a successful and happy life?

 

Every person I know (me included) craves a happy life, rich in success and achievement. We want to leave a legacy, experience all that life has to offer and to be loved. It sounds simple enough but it’s anything but. Obstacles and opinions impede us from our goals and dreams. So, how do we attain success? Follow this wise advice:

 

Life is too short to worry about stupid stuff. Have fun. Fall in love. Regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.

 

Stop sweating the small stuff, as a wise author once wrote. Focus on having fun and reaching your goals. Love others and be loved in return. Chuck regrets out the window and say good-bye to negative and toxic people.

 

If you adjust your perspective to these tenants, you’re bound to be successful and much more happier. It starts and ends with you. So, get going! Life is waiting for you. 

 

MRS N

 

Embrace Your Inner Creativity and Show the World What it Means to be Creative! #inspiration


creative people

Are you a creative person?

 

From the time I used my first box of crayons, I’ve been creative. Being creative comes second-nature to me and I’m proud to say I’m a creative person.

 

That wasn’t always the case. When I entered the work force at the ripe age of fifteen, my creativity was squashed. It wasn’t a favorable trait and got me in trouble more times than I care to remember. I was labelled an outcast and a rebel. Me? A rebel? You bet.

 

Have you buried your inner creative self? Isn’t it time you unleashed it from its dungeon? 

 

I firmly believe that everyone has a creative side. Some people are afraid to explore it while many of us were told it wasn’t logical or appropriate so we hid it away. Read again the quote from the famous painter, Henri Matisse.

 

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.”

 

That sounds like someone I’d like to be and I refuse to hide my creativity any longer. Embrace your creative side and create. The world needs more people who love to play. Who’s with me?

 

MRS N

Having a Bad Friday? Realize Tomorrow’ll Be Better #inspiration #FridayFeeling #stress


terrible day

 

Having a bad Friday? 

 

Mr. N and I both woke up with horrific migraines. It’s raining cats and dogs outside, checked my email to find a birthday present for my grandparents has a shipping issues and I’m beyond exhausted. * looks around * Yup, this looks like a bad day.

 

We’ve all dealt with bad days and we need to remember the quote above. No matter how bad a day it is, we’ve just gotta get through it. For tomorrow may be the best day of our lives. 

 

So, while MR N and I go lay down soon, let’s be gentle with ourselves and look forward to tomorrow.

 

MRS N

No Matter What’s Happening in Your Life, You’re Flawless! #inspiration #love #motivation


Flawless MR N

 

Do you know that you’re flawless?

 

Yesterday, MR N was dealing with some stressful customer service issues. Talking with a co-worker he blurted out, “He wants flawless? Nothing in this world is flawless except for my beloved wife.”

 

Aww!

 

Yes, I have the best husband in the world. Yes, he’s loving and we’re an adorable couple. But that’s not what today’s inspirational thought is about.

 

For as long as I can remember, I have been my own worst critic. I beat myself up over the littlest thing and I can’t seem to break this vicious cycle. That is, until yesterday. When MR N told me what he said, it resonated deep within. I’m flawless.

 

I decided to do a little test for the rest of the day. Whenever a negative thought popped into my head, I’d counter it by whispering, “I’m flawless”. Not in a cocky way but in an honest way.

 

It worked. My self esteem lifted and my positive spirit returned.

 

Each of us are flawless. We’re a beautiful, rare jewel and we shouldn’t listen to others who say otherwise.

 

Take a moment, look in the mirror and repeat after me: I’m flawless. Mr. N and Mrs. N thinks I’m flawless. It’s the truth.

 

Nothing in this world is flawless except for you.

 

MRS N