Copycat: No thank you!

Copycat

Many individuals, across the spectrum of race, religion, gender, age, culture, etc.) have done and continue to do some amazing things.  Some of our great leaders continue to use their status to advocate for others and encourage us to be who we are; these influential individuals, include, but are not limited to Oprah, Denzel Washington, Tyler Perry, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Arthur Ash, and Martin Luther King.  Other great leaders, I admire, include anyone who takes a stand against negative action, exemplify courage and advocate for all to be treated equal are great in my book. It’s not so much about the messenger, though, it is about the message that is being shared with you.  The message I hear and see over and over is  to be yourself–to be who you were created to be. You get to decide who you want to be.  I believe it is important to embrace and nurture you and not so much focus on the faults of others.

We all have work to do.  Choose beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that you feel is right for you and does not violate the rights of others ……

There is nothing like being yourself–to embrace who you are and everything that comes with you (taller than everyone in your class, wear bifocals, one foot larger than the other,  unique voice, etc.).  When you think that you stand out in the crowd, because you have decided to be yourself and do what’s right or right to you, then be proud of yourself.  Being you is priceless.

  1. I love waking up each morning and getting another chance to live my life regardless of my past.

2.I appreciate the opportunity for second, third, fourth chances and so on to get

things just right.

  1. I love designing my own wardrobe and not worrying about what’s in style.  If you wait long enough, whatever it is will come back in style.

4. I appreciate learning from my own life lessons and the lessons of others—

…..    preferably more  from the lessons of others

5. I appreciate my brain and the ability to think for myself. I love the ability to

self-evaluate and continue to get better at what I do….the list goes on……

 

 

I hope you love yourself and continue to feel comfortable in your own skin.  It’s pretty cool to know that there is only one of me and one of you!!

Timika

 

 

 

Urgent

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As I was preparing my dinner plate this evening, I was thinking about how I was going to repond to today’s word of the day.  I almost left the dinner table to go start typing my response to today’s blog, and then I realized, is anything really that urgent?

Is it really that urgent to wash the dishes or throw a load in the washing machine or dryer instead of sitting down to enjoy a meal with your family?

Is it really that urgent to make a phone call  instead of reading a book to your children?

Is it really that urgent to get to where you are going and have total silence in the car instead of leaving early enough and being able to sing a song with your children ?

Is it really that urgent to finish a home or work project immediately instead of taking breaks to drink water or eat a meal, instead of checking your blood sugars, checking your blood pressure, checking your heart rate, exercising for 30 minutes, or putting your feet up as prescribed by your doctor to control swelling in your feet?

If we plan accordingly, prioritze efficiently, and act in accordance of being in the best possible health possible while living your dreams and accomplishing your goals, then is there really anything that urgent?

 

From my heart to yours,

 

Timika

Trust

Trust

What do we truly have to lose if we trust in these statements:

*You are not a mistake.  You were born for reasons. Everyday you can be a positive influence to yourself and others.

*Your life experiences are not meant to break you; they are for your evolution.

*We have more things in common than we do different. The Human Anatomy is pretty much the same for all (except minor differences) and each organ performs a certain way (just like all hearts, the heart has a function of pumping blood to organs and tissues).   There are no specific heart bypass procedures for a specific race or culture.  When your heart stops beating, whether, black, white, or brown, it stops.

*Every person has a name and not the one you made up for them. The color of your skin, your spirituality or religion, your birthplace, your parents, your social status does not define you.  You define yourself..

*Change begins with you.

*You have what you need to be who you are meant to be.

*You have the power to change what is not working in your life.  Take time to reflect on what you want.

*Despite  what has happened to others with similar health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, stroke) you play a role in  being the healthiest you can be at any given time. Just because your grandmother had high blood pressure and died after having a stroke, does not mean that you will.  You now have the knowledge to change what you need to change to have a different outcome.

*You are never alone.  You will not be the first nor the last to go through what you are going through.  Reach out to a trusted individual (mentor, parent, sister, brother,etc) as needed for additional support.  Your life is worth it.

 

Please share your comments.

Timika