WWW Wednesdays – November 25th, 2020

This is a post where I talk all about books by answering the following questions… Although I have had another busy week, so I have only finished one of the books I am currently reading.

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

I really enjoyed this story, it was like the perfect thriller, and really interesting. I would recommend this book for people who enjoy reading a thriller.

My rating: 4 stars out of 5

2. What am I currently reading?

I got this from the library a few weeks ago, and I already enjoyed reading it. It reminds me a bit of Pretty Little Liars in a way.

And

My boyfriend and I have been really tired to read this in the evening, so we are still reading this book, but we are almost done.

3. What will I be reading next?

This book took a bit longer to get from the library, but that’s okay. I’ve always been interested in reading this book, since my sister has read it before, but she has never finished it. Although several years ago, my sister, our mom, and myself watched the movie together a few summers ago. It was also featured as a book in the Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club back in May of 1999.

WWW Wednesdays – October 14th, 2020

This is a post where I talk about what I am reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?

I only read one book, since I just spent the long weekend with my boyfriend relaxing, and watching football.

  1. What have I finished reading?
This was super spooky, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

And

3. What will I be reading next?

I placed an order at my local library, I’m just waiting to pick it up. This book is part of Oprah’s Book Club.

Even if it doesn’t become available to me soon, I still have time to finish off these books.

WWW Wednesdays – October 7th, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s another addition of WWW Wednesday! It’s where I answer the following questions;

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

This was such a good book. I first started reading when I was on the bus picking up a few groceries and when I was shopping, all I could think was what was going to happen next. It was so good.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

And

My boyfriend and I reading about a half a chapter before bed each night.

And

3. What will I read next?

I just placed this book on hold at my local library. My sister was reading it, but I don’t think she ever finished it. We did watch the movie with our mom several of years ago. I thought the movie was well done. Oprah had this book in one of her book clubs.

Joy and Ease

“As soon as you honour the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.”

-Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is a famous a spiritual teacher. He also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has published several books discussing on life changing it is to stay present. In fact his The Power of Now is featured in the Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. But I started reading this book as a recommendation from one of my friends, that was reading this book.

What I love about this quote is how freeing it is. Whenever we spend time looking back in the past, or stressing out about the future, we are allowing ourselves to let the past or our future imprison us from the now. Eckhart Tolle reminds us is to remain in the now, and to not let anything disturb us from this present moment. When you finally decide to let go everything that holds you back, you will realize that all you really need is to be present.

Buddha’s definition of enlightenment, is the end of suffering. Once we begin to focus on the now, that is when you can finally free yourself. That is when we truly feel at peace, and happiness can finally blossom.

Vision Board

I am a huge believer that whatever you manifest into the universe, comes back to you. That’s why I always try to keep my thoughts positive. Whenever I think positively, positive things tend to come my way. And whenever I say the things that I don’t want to happen, they typically come true. But if you are able to use the same energy for something bad, you may as well put forth positive energy instead.

Think back to your last bad day, where you kept on thinking to yourself, “What else can happen?” or something along those lines, and the day just seems to keep on getting worse. That’s because you are sending out to the universe that you want bad things to keep on happening to you. It’s all a matter of changing your thoughts from negative to positive.

This is my vision board, that I keep by my bed, so it’s the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see in the morning. These are the ideal times to reflect on my goals and how I envision my future. I encourage everyone to have a vision board, because it really showcases what you truly want in the future.

Your vision board can entail anything from quotes, to pictures of your dream job, your dream house, a pet, anything you would like to have in the future.

For me, the outer cue cards are mostly quotes about being positive and being grateful. In the middle you can see a cut out of my hand that I traced to add more of a personal touch to my vision board, which features specific and personal goals.

I know this isn’t the best photo, but this was the only one I could capture without a shadow from my phone. Starting from the top left corner, and continuing to go right, then down, then left, then back up to the top.

“Girl, you already have what it takes!”

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

“Working hard is important, but there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself.”

“Never give up on a dream, just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

“You are the author of your life, if you don’t like how it goes, write it differently.”

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.”
-Oprah Winfrey

“Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life.”
-Rumi

“Know your limits, then ignore them.”

“You are what you manifest.”

“The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work towards being significant – and the success will naturally flow.”
-Oprah Winfrey

“If you want it, work for it!”

“Dream.
Believe.
Do.
Repeat.”

“I am open to the flow of great abundance in all areas of my life.”

“The best is yet to come.”

“Be the energy you want to attract.”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.” LUMOS!
-Dumbledore

For those who haven’t read Harry Potter, Lumos is a spell the students say so their wands can illuminate which allows them to see in the dark. Lumos stems from the Latin word lumens meaning light or lamp.

And I was a bit creative because there are five aspects of life such as, work, health, spiritual, learning and social. So I figured what better way to broadcast these five aspects of my life then by tracing of my own hand.

I). The pinkie finger is Work: Be my own boss. Meaning that I would love to be able to be a full time blogger and influencer. I would just rather work for myself, and achieve my goals, than having to work for someone else’s dreams. I would have a lot of freedom of making my schedule and keeping my profits. Having had this time off from work due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was an eye opener and it made me realize that having to work for someone else, isn’t what I want to do right now.

II). The ring finger is Health: Maintain a healthy lifestyle. I would be able to do this by ensuring that I exercise more and eat healthy whole foods. This one can be a challenge because I love chocolate and other sweets. I know that those are okay, in moderation, but sometimes, I just don’t understand moderation. LOL!

III). The middle finger is Learning: Always read and learn new languages. I’m sure there are other things I want to learn too. But I want to read all of the books on my bookshelves first, and they are a lot of books that need to be read. Right now I am learning French (again), as a refresher, although I have been able to remember a lot of words and phrases from high school. I always love learning new things.

IV). The index finger is Social: Make time for family and friends. I haven’t been able to hang out with my family and friends since the coronavirus lock down. I know that I will be able to hang out with them soon enough.

V). The thumb is Spiritual: Practice yoga and meditation, and always follow my heart. ❤ I believe that meditation heals and resets the soul. I feel like whenever you are stressed out, especially, meditation helps by sorting out and guides you with the answers to your problems. I love practicing yoga because it helps relaxes me as well, and it allows me to flexible and release stress. Practicing meditation and yoga helps me be mindful of my breathing and it provides me with enlightenment. Following my heart is always important to because not everyone understands my feelings, the only person that does, is me. At the end of the day, I must do what is best for me.

I hope seeing my vision board inspires you to think of some cool ideas for your own. I would love to see your future boards in the comments. And as always feedback and encouragement is appreciated.

Oprah Winfrey

I love this girl.

A few weeks ago I was standing in line at a local grocery store and I saw this magazine. I was like; “Ooh! I gotta buy that!” It was the 15th Anniversary of O Magazine!

I’ve never bought one of her magazines before.

It was a really good read.

The last page is what really hit my heart (in a good way).

Oprah was talking about the future and she said…

“Look Ahead in A New Direction

Every farewell offers a new hello. When one road ends it’s time to look ahead in a new direction. And know that as far as you can see, the universe can see farther. That is where we’re headed.”

-Oprah ❤

I’m dealing with a friendship that “died” a few months so this offers me a lot of hope. 🙂