Life has thrown many curveballs, I have been blessed to duck and dive and make my way out with the power of prayer and mercy of the lord. Trust In God is the ultimate key to it all. I will never loose trust in God for he has seen me through the darkest of days. The best way of adjusting to life as I know now, is living in the moment. This very moment is the truth, what is presented before me should be the only focus. yes it is great to plan for the future, but to ponder , worry and stress about what is to come is a great way to meet with anxiety and depression. We have no control over the future, there fore we must plan , hope for the best and leave the rest for the almighty to carry out.
Let go and let God
Living in the moment and focusing on the now leads to peace and clarity of thought. What was can not be changed or brought back. No sense of holding onto things that cannot be undone. Let it all go and let God take care of it all. One of the biggest challenges I have had for an extremely long time is letting go of the past. Anytime I would sincerely do my best to be on top and move to new heights in life, a cloud from my past would float to the top of my being and Rain on me showers of doubt, hate , regret, animosity and revenge. Holding on to the past has crippled me in many ways ; since letting go and moving forward with trust in the almighty, I have regained a better insight. The past has mad me feel bitter and ugly. But my overpowering faith continues to break me out of that nasty bitter place.
Art and the present moment
One of the reasons I love art , being an artist and creating is because of the great space it puts me in. Everything is present, every stroke of the brush , color of paint , hand movement etc gives me an airy feeling of just being. I thank you all so much for following and supporting me on my journey.
It is so important to be kind to others. you never know a battle someone is facing. Pretending is such a common practice most adhere to. Pretending to be happy, pretending everything is ok etc. So just because someone smiles and says they are ok , most of the time they are not. Just because someone has riches and success does not mean they are happy with themselves or their life. Life is Very hard. It is meant to be a challenge and test. So many deaths of suicide are all too common. I mean frequent, back to back; you here of not just only regular everyday people but A list celebrities. That should tell you something. No Amount of money or success in this world can bring you peace or happiness. Focus on God, focus on loving yourself. and most importantly be kind to others and especially to yourself.
so blessed to see another year in this beautiful month of Ramadan. This is the second Ramadan , most of us are witnessing in this pandemic. This Ramadan has made me even more grateful and appreciative to fast. to be able to fast and cleanse the heart, mind , body and soul in this month is definitely a blessing and mercy. I will take full advantage of this month as most everyone should. death is surrounding us daily, everyday at a rapid pace. be grateful and thankful to be a part of this holy month. This month I am solely focused on God, reading Quran , meditating as well eating foods not harmful for the body. I really cherish this time of year because it is a time to really change your life over 30-days. God says in the Quran : O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint,( Sura 2:183).
Fasting is what our souls need ; it is what our bodies have been craving for ! Fasting heals and restores ! enjoy this blessed month and Get close to God.
The greatest thing in life is to appreciate and to be thankful for what you have. A part of being thankful and appreciative is staying in the moment and being focused on the present. “A jewel of life” to really enjoy and experience the treasures and blessings life has to offer you have to be present. being in the present means you are indulging every second, you are observant, aware and engaging fully with your whole being. being in the present is not backtracking, or replaying past events/scenarios in your head; thinking of what could of been. It is pointless to do things like that because it has already happened and cannot be undone.
Being in the present is also letting go and giving it all to god. Anything that has caused you hurt or pain, anyone you have animosity or anger towards you have to simply let go so that you can heal and be in the present moment. There is simply no way that you are fully on the present and you are angry about something or thinking about something that happened 3 years ago. Simply let go and give it to God. stay focused on the now cause you will never see today again!
All of this basically can be described using one word “Carpe diem” meaning making the most of the present , no focusing on the past or future. I am not saying that it is wrong to be concerned about your future. but it is more so important to focus on the present, because what you do now will reflect your future. Take this “jewel of life” let it enter your heart, mind and soul and gather all that excess baggage and get rid of it. let today be the day you say “I AM LETTING GO, LETTING GOD AND WILL STAY IN THE PRESENT”!
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“she knows her worth” is one of my first books, i really poured my heart and soul into this writing about being a woman in this society and how to raise standards about love of self, self-respect, and self-worth. As woman this is a book to really build your mindset to want to be the best woman you can be.
“conquering fears ” is my second book i created this book to escape fear of this world, people, society and even myself. There should only be the fear of God and that is where many of us fall short. reading this book will enlighten the heart and mind to really conquer the things that are bringing you down in life.
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There are so many tragedies going on in the world at this time. One of the most things to have at this time is Gratitude ,as well patience and faith. gratitude is so important, you have to be thankful for what you have, be thankful that you are alive. Everyday there are reports of people dying, loosing their homes, being oppressed at war etc. needless to say, if you are breathing, have a roof over your head and food to put in your mouth their is no reason to complain. When i see homeless people smile and have positive to say, when they have absolutely nothing, i know i have a long way to go as far as gratitude.
Patience is necessary to get through in this life. God is ultimately in control, you have to put that faith and trust in him and know that he knows what he is doing. without patience you become depressed, stressed and full of anxiety. patience is a true sign of strength and a person who has undoubted faith in God. The year of 2020 has taught me nothing but patience and reliance upon the most high. I am content that whatever is meant to be will eventually be.This year has brought about test that affect everyone and it should make us all stronger, wiser and closer to God. I am Thankful for the trials for in them are true blessings.
Ultimately, we must live with love, gratitude and patience. Life is about perseverance and faith. We have no control over anything. We don’t know when our last breathe will be, so there is no point in stressing on unknown things.Learn to love yourself and be kind to others. This year is a lesson that we will all remember, a blessing and a trial. Forgive and let go of the anger. Once you give it all to God you will feel renewed and at peace.
Someone needs to hear these powerful words today. You are loved! There is so much going on in the world right now as of 2020, but you must keep in mind that there will be dark days before there are days of joy. Stop putting yourself down, doubting and succumbing to those negative thoughts. Life is hard and all of us will experience hardship, those who make it are the ones who are hopeful and trust in God. Don’t ever for a second think that you are not important or you are not good enough. If that was the case you would have never been created. God loves you, and there are people in the world who love you. The answers are within your soul. Find who you are and fall in love with the person God created you to be, because God did not make any mistakes when he made you.
I am still learning to love myself . The journey will be long, but I have faith that one day i feel i will love myself unconditionally. I practice everyday b y waking up praying and thanking god for giving me another day. I look in the mirror and smile and say things to uplift myself and set my mind up for success. Part of the process of loving yourself is instilling those positive thoughts. In all, take your time and find your peace. Talk to God and pray for guidance. Pray for your heart to be opened to love yourself unconditionally.
Poem: “Just a little love”
just a little love is all it takes.
just a little love to ease the pain and mend the heart.
all you need is a little love to know your worth.
so learn to love.
learn to smile.
learn to hope even when it seems impossible.
all you need is a little love. Just a little love to get by.
–poem by Thegiftedartist
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The title speaks for itself .Dragon fruit is definitely bae. One of the prettiest and tastiest fruit i have come across. Coming from America these fruits are not found locally in most grocery markets like apples and bananas. In fact, I don’t think i would have ever come across this fruit if i did not start my Healthy eating life style change. My trips to the farmers market have been miraculous ! The farmers market is where i came across this fruit. There is a particularly big farmers market in my area that serves fruits, foods, grains, herbs etc from all different parts of the world. One day i Went to the market to do the usual grabs my apples, bananas, spelt pasta, wild rice, mangoes ,seeded grapes and of course other little things. But this fruit caught my eye. It was aesthetically pleasing to they eye, almost like it was not meant to be eaten. I’m not usually one to try new things but I had to give this a new try.
The first time I tasted this fruit it was like i Was floating on air. It was sweet and moist. It just like melted in my mouth. It has like a trillion seeds in it, which i love! I only eat fruits with seeds and i enjoy eating the seeds. This fruit taste better than any candy! it will have you hooked. The first dragon fruit i had was the yellow one. The yellow dragon fruit is the sweetest of all the dragon fruits and has fewer seeds than the pink one. Both are undoubtedly delicious.
Facts and benefits of Dragon fruit:
It is recommended to do your own research on the fruit to find out more.
strengthens your immune system
Has a great source fiber
Great source of magnesium
High in nutrients
promotes healthy gut
where does the dragon fruit come from?
the fruit is native to southern Mexico and central America.
Ready to fall in love?
If you are ready to fall head over heels I suggest you go and try this astonishing fruit It will not disappoint. This fruit is a must on my grocery list when i go to farmers market It is a bit pricey but worth it. I rather spend money on fruits and food that will aid my health, than to eat food that will harm my body. My suggestion is that you(The reader)go and try a Dragon fruit today.
when a woman knows her worth she is able to uplift a nation. This book includes various poems that speak on the essence, beauty, of a woman. It is dire for a woman to build a connection with her creator and stand firm in faith. A woman is the glue of family and society. The woman is adored by the creator and should honor herself. Dignity is a strong woman’s state of mind. When a woman knows her worth she carries herself different, thinks different and speaks different. “She knows her worth” has a message that is worth reading.
This book is great for self-esteem. This is also a great read if you like poetry
This book was published march 19 2019. and can be purchased on Amazon.com