As a small business owner, it can get pretty ugly sometimes. Not enough traffic, clientele, just a slow season (getting little to no customers). But despite all those things, it is important to have faith. It is important to not doubt and keep pushing forward. Every business has a bad point, it just gives you time to learn, grow and develop new strategies to be on top.
One book that I have been reading that has helped me a lot to change my mindset was ” Think and grow Rich.” It really helps to broaden your mindset and set goals daily to becoming the Person/Businessowner you want to be. Our mind is a powerful tool and when it is not used correctly it can literally destroy you. Even in dark instances I am able to pull myself out, because of faith and my mindset.
The struggle only makes you a better and strong individual. Set goals daily and always find new ways to improve yourself. Your business will only get out what you put in. Be mindful, faithful and work every day!!
It is one of the best days of the week. Not to mention in the beautiful and sacred month of Ramadan. Talk about triple blessings!. SO thankful to the almighty for allowing me to see this beautiful month. I enjoyed the company of the believers while we fast and listened to the beautiful khutbah (Lecture). So much many wonderful things were discussed during the lecture. One being the importance of the Quran, abstaining from worldly affairs, music, bad speech even after a day of fasting. This month is the 9month in the Islamic calendar, and can be compared to rebirth of self.
Ramadan always come at the right time. Just when God knows the soul needs it. I thank the almighty for allowing me the honor to see the first Friday in the blessed month of Ramadan. Stay loved and focused God willing 25 more days to Go, and I am ready for every second of it!
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.
Three of my latest art pieces. I’ve been in my own world lately, I am thankful for my ability to paint and create. Being an artist is one of the best things anyone can be. Art brings about a mood of serenity art brightens up dark days, just looking at a beautiful image/piece of art can really make a difference in your world. you don’t have to be a professional to paint. That is the beauty of art. Art can be as great as just a dot and as great as a full detailed portrait. Art is art the beauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to art. I can greatly appreciate that. What i consider a masterpiece can be viewed as a monstrosity to another. so, I love art it brings me joy, hope and serinity.
give yourself love. you are worthy and deserving. spoil yourself, look at yourself and the mirror and get lost in your beauty. why do people mistake mistake self-love for being vain? Understand that loving yourself is a necessity, because if you don’t than who exactly will? Some people can mistake self -love for being self-centered or vain. because a person has a million post or pics about themselves or likes to look good or flashy, does not necessarily mean they are vain or want attention. They just understand that they are special and choose to love themselves as they should. Do not let anyone ever deprive you of loving you or make you feel less than what God created you to be. everyone is a star in there own way. some just choose an know how to shine that miraculous light God has given them.
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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Art is what i love and i think it loves me as Well. This piece is inspired by all the things that are going on in this country( united states ). I will represent, i must represent because this is my future. The future of my family and the future of my people. With all things that are going on I will remain at serenity. I have God and my art. The piece below is a 16×18 inches on canvas with acrylic aint.
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