Thrive

Here is your weekly quote, always remember that the power is always in you, no matter what. You might not have enough energy today, but tomorrow is always a new day, so learn to not be so hard on yourself.

The chapter we are going through in our lives, is different from someone else’s lives, so it is a waste of energy to compare yourself to someone else’s chapter. Focus on you, and keep on thriving for greatness. Never sell yourself short.

Reminder of Our Perseverance

Last week, I was talking to my second cousin, and she has had a lot on her plate as of lately. I am fortunate that I am someone that she trusts enough to talk about these things with. I am happy to say that I give her so much support and love. Although I wish we live closer, but I hope we can catch up again soon. I miss her so much.

She has been dealing with some family drama and disagreements, and let’s face who hasn’t? I love sharing my wisdom with others. I enjoy helping people. She often feels overwhelmed and that whatever she is doing, is not enough. I always remind her, that what she is thinking is totally false, she just needs to change her mindset.

“It’s only a thought… and a thought can be changed.”

-Louise Hay

We are grateful to have each other in our lives.

I’m sure they are many people out there that can relate to dealing with family drama, and having relationship problems. (Talking to my cousin about this, has inspired me to write about how to solve relationship problems and conflicts, more to come). Don’t feel bad for not having “the perfect family”, no one really does, no matter how difficult that is to admit.

She has been addressing unhappiness with her job, as well. It’s easy for her to hate the world, and feel defeated with everything. But that isn’t the case, I tell her every chance I get of how amazing she is.

For everyone out there who may be dealing with one or all of these situations, it might be easy to just give up and roll over. But don’t! Use all of these challenging times as stepping stones to build something better.

I told my cousin, that it’s okay to have to go through these battles. It is mostly about how you deal with these confusing times. It’s truly important that during these times, they are handled in a healthy way. Using addictive alternatives (such as alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.) to cope with these struggles, it only fixes things temporarily, they do NOT solve problems in the long term. Resorting to such dangerous coping mechanisms only numbs your pain. I have learned from close friends in my life, that numbing the pain for awhile, just hurts even more when you finally feel it.

My suggestions to help you cope with all of these feelings, is to build a support system, where you can talk to trusted people about with what is happening in your life. Or just having one person is helpful enough. And if you don’t have anyone you feel comfortable discussing this with, which is okay, by the way, then that brings me to my alternative solution.

Write in a journal, write about anything you want, let it flow onto the page. You don’t have to let anyone read it if you don’t want to. It can be just for your eyes only. I am one who never had many friends, so I had to learn to be my own best friend.

Another thing, I have told her that starting a new job can be scary and terrible, but so is staying at a lousy job. Your life is far too short to spend it being anything but happy. So I recommended that she looks for another job, but at the same be thankful that she still has a job.

Everyone experiences relationship problems, but we should see it as an opportunity to discuss things that you are not happy with, and begin to think of solutions. You have to go through a storm to get a rainbow.

On our lower days it’s easy to just stay in bed, not wanting to deal with the world. Been there, done that and didn’t get much done. But what is important is that we make the time to take care of ourselves. It’s the simple things that add so many benefits. It’s the little things like making your bed, brushing your teeth and hair. They all make you feel so much better. And by doing those things takes no more than 15 minutes, and you will feel so much better. When you make your bed, you get a sense of accomplishment, and it gets the ball rolling for you wanting to do something more, and more.

When you are constantly allowing yourself to drown in everyone else’s lives and thoughts, it’s easy to forget about your needs and wants. Learn to take some time for you every day, not just on your lower days. Learn to set aside 15 minutes of your day, just on you. Or a little longer, depending on how you feel. Take a long, hot shower, or a warm bath with Epsom salts, and whatever else you need to feel relax and unwind.

Practicing meditating and doing various yoga poses can also help you de-stress, too. There are so many more videos are YouTube to help you. Perhaps, you are more into the arts, so maybe drawing or painting, may benefit you more. You just got to follow your heart and decide what is going to bring you the most joy.

“”Anyone out there who’s in junior high, high school, working it out, suffering — There are days you’re going to feel sad, you’re going to feel angry, you’re going to feel scared, that’s nothing you can choose, but you can make stuff. Make films, draw, write, It will make a world of difference.”

-Pete Docter, Inside Out Director Academy Award Acceptance Speech

Everyone should think what they truly want to happen from all of these difficult times. Everything happens for a reason, and it takes a bad apple to appreciate a good apple. Because we are going through tough times, we all get to decide why these things are happening to us. We decide why the universe threw all of this at us. Think of what you want to happen next. Think of goals or skills you would like to accomplish. Be as specific as you can. From there you can write about small manageable goals that you do in order to achieve your big goal. Be sure to let your support team know when you have accomplished your small goals, so they can celebrate you!

What ever you may be going through today, always remember that you are going to make it. What’s important is that you continue to love yourself in the process. Never stop loving yourself, or you will lose yourself. And a world without you, is not a lovely world. The world needs you — exactly how you are. The genuine you, not the person you pretend to be. Always stay true to yourself. You are always enough, and you are always loved.

With Love,
Three Yellow Daisies xo ❤

Strength

Here is the quote for this week, it is all about having strength to get you through whatever battle you are going through. In case you don’t already know this you are enough, and you are strong enough to overcome any battle. You must keep the faith and believe in yourself to keep on going.

The universe will never give you anything that you can’t handle, the hard times you are enduring, is there to remind you just how strong you are. Never underestimate your true strength and power that is within, and will always within you.

Liebster Award Nomination

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Thank you so much for nominating me Tea Cup Talk. This means the world for me. Words cannot describe how excited I am right now! I am proud of myself for all of the things that I have accomplished this year.

So let’s get right into the rules:

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  1. Thank and link the person who nominated + answer the questions given by the nominator
  2. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers
  3. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer + notify them by social media
My Answers to Your Questions:
  1. Which one of the 4 seasonings is your favorite? Salt, pepper, ketchup or mayo

I prefer mayo because I use mayo on my burgers and my corn – it’s a Spanish thing. My boyfriend introduced me to that. You can also add Parmesan cheese and hot sauce to it. It’s so good!

2. If you win the grand prize for the lottery, what will you do with the money?

I would invest some of the money and then my boyfriend and I would move out into our first house. I would give our families money so they can buy a new place as well. I would go clothes shopping as well as some new furniture and wall art and such for our new place.

3. (Continued from the question above) Are you OK to be photographed on the newspaper with the prize you win? If not, what kind of crazy mask or costume will you wear?

I would feel comfortable with my photo being taken. But I would have to find the perfect red lip stick to compliment my outfit.

4. Which movie genre is your favorite?

I love romantic comedies but I also enjoy animated films like Aladdin and Finding Nemo. I am looking forward to Finding Dory. I love Dory.

5. Which music genre do you enjoy the most?

I love alternative like Coldplay, Lana Del Rey but I also like Beyonce and USS. I have a wide range of music. I like a lot of different genres it just depends on what kind of mood I am in.

6. If you can own any type of pet, what’s the craziest pet you can think of to own? (It can even be a dinosaur, if you like 🙂

My favourite animals are giraffes. They would be a lot of fun to have. I remember meeting one of my boyfriend’s friend and he asked me if I liked pets and I replied with; “I like giraffes.”

7. Which character on Post a Book is most interesting to you? Why? 🙂

To be honest, I haven’t gotten a chance to read this blog so I can’t say at the moment. I will be sure to read it and provide my answer.

8. If you see a real hundred dollar bill stuck to a lamp post, what’s the first thing you will do?

I would grab it and then treat my boyfriend and I to a cheesecake – cherry cheesecake because cherry is the best. We would also have a hot beverage. Then I would invest in some.

9. You just won an award of your dream, who’s the first person you will thank in your acceptance speech?

My boyfriend!

10. If you can own a vacation home of your dream, where will it be? (It doesn’t have to be by the beach, for example)

I would love to travel to Nairobi, Kenya! It is dream honeymoon so I would be travelling with my boyfriend who will be my future husband one week. Hopefully we are able to stay for a week. It is the only hotel in the world where you can feed giraffes breakfast from the hotel dining room! I always wanted to go there. In fact I would love to start saving for that now.

11. If your house can be built out of any material, what kinds of material will you use? (Please don’t restrict it to gingerbread houses)

I would love for my house to built out of cobblestone. It is so pretty.

My nominations go to… *Drums Roll*
Thanks again for nominating me for this wonderful award, Tea Cup Talk
So the winners go to (drums roll): the next set of my amazing followers! Congratulations! You amazing folks truly deserve this award!!
My Questions to You:
This is my way of showing my appreciation to all you amazing folks out there, but if you are busy, you don’t have to accept the awards. Or, you can choose to accept the awards without answering the questions. Whatever that works best for you. 🙂 Also, I tried to make sure the questions are not too personal. Hope you’ll have fun and enjoy ‘em!
I had a lot of fun with my questions. I hope you do too!
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What was the last thing someone did that made you happy?
3. If you can describe your life only using five words, which ones would you pick?
4. What are three random facts about yourself? *Note* They don’t have to be that overly personal.
5. What would be the title of your autobiography?
6. If you had one superhero ability, what would it be? And why?
7. What is something you wish to accomplish before your next birthday?
8. You discover a crystal ball that can tell you the truth about ONE THING in your life – past, present or future. What would you like to know?
9. What is a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
10. What is your morning routine like?
11. What is something you are working on that will help improve yourself?

Better Than Before

“Set daily, monthly and long term goals and dreams. Don’t ever be afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. If you believe in yourself, you can achieve it!”

-Nastia Liukin

I love this quote! It inspires me to better myself. I am working on improving myself and setting healthier habits for myself. This is the perfect quote to start the month with. There is no turning back now. 🙂

Standing Up For Yourself

Today I was treated with absolute no respect. The old me would have just gone with the flow and done nothing.

But the new me took a bit of action. I told this person who snapped their fingers at me to get my attention. I said that what they did was rude and disrespectful and that I’m not a dog. He told that he didn’t know that what he did was rude.

Today, I will not allow someone to walk over me. Instead I will stand up for myself even if I am alone.

Realization

Today whilst I was reading my Al-Anon book I became inspired.

“Here’s an eye-opening, mind-opening question to ask myself: What am I doing with what I’ve got? Instead of crying over what I don’t have and wishing my life were different, what I am I doing with what I’ve got?

This made me think that I am not everything I can be and that I am not using everything that I have. From this moment on I will use everything that I have to ensure that I am living to my fullest potential.

Never Let Someone Treat You Like Garbage

If someone treats you like garbage do NOT accept that. You know that you are worthy to not be treated that way.

If someone treats you with disrespect, don’t stoop to their level; use your words. I know this can be difficult it was difficult for me to do this today. I couldn’t help myself not to be a little sassy. But I wanted to make sure that this person shouldn’t treat me like that. But I will try my best to tone my sassyness.

I dislike when people think that they can do that, when they have no right to.

Today, I will treat others the way I want to be treated.

Planning For The Future

Today I am planning for the future. I am finally deciding as to what is worth pursuing. I could not be more happy.

This is where the beginning begins for me. For the past I have been indecisive about what I want to do but now I am 100% certain.

I know that it’s best to stay present but at the time it is still necessary to prepare for my future.

I am ready for my future to start.

Today, part of staying mindful is staying in the now but it is okay to look in the future.