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"Beautiful"

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Our world and its standards are telling us that what we look like is all that matters. It doesn't matter what your heart is like, or if you're happy, just if you're pretty on the outside. It's crazy how messed up our minds are. We've forgotten that all of this outward beauty that we create will just fade away. Nothing on this earth is going to last forever. Your soul? That will last forever. So why do we let ourselves get consumed by this idea of making ourselves "beautiful"? I truly believe that you don't need to add anything to yourself to make yourself "beautiful" if you have a beautiful heart and mind, then you are truly beautiful. You were created perfectly. There were no mistakes made when God formed you. The little things you don't like about yourself shouldn't try to be "fixed", you don't have to "fix" anything about yourself. Instead fix your e…

Life's too short

In the words of my drivers' training instructor, "Life's too short, you know? Live a little. Life's too short."
And she's right, life is too short.
Don't waste it.
Don't be petty, don't have regrets, be nice to people, do good things, have fun, BE SPONTANEOUS! It's summer now! Live a little! Some of the most enjoyable things I have ever done were completely spontaneous and crazy!

Don't Take Life Too Seriously.

That should be on a t-shirt or a coffee mug or something.
My point is, Live Your Life. I cannot tell you how much it pains me to see people living without a cause, or without adventure, or they are letting go of their potential to be someone wonderful, and do wonderful things. Maybe simply because they were told by someone that "they can't" or "they aren't good enough to". But that's completely not true. YOU HAVE POTENTIAL. YOU ARE WONDERFUL. And you were made by God to do incredible things! You just ha…

In this Moment

Hey you, right now I want you to think about something in your life that makes you happy. It could be anything. A hobby, a job, a food, a person. What is it? Once you know, dwell on it for a second. Now think about the last time you got to do it. Were you happy then?

Life is so short. It goes by quicker than we can imagine. The next time you're doing the thing you thought about, the one that makes you happy, put a smile on your face. Even if you've had the worst week of your life. You're getting to do something that makes you happy. Don't waste this moment. So many people would love to be doing the things you get to do, yet they can't. So even if you have to paste a fake smile on your face, don't forget just how lucky you are to be living the life you are living. To be reading, drawing, dancing, writing, or creating, or singing, or even walking, or breathing. Don't take those things for granted, even though it's so easy too. Things happen, your circumst…

April Challenge!

April! It's here! And it's challenge time!

It's been while since I did once of these, but I'm feeling really inspired to so here you go.

Challenge: "Kindness Month"

Do something kind for someone else you know. Or multiple people. Buy them a coffee, take them out for lunch, get them a present just because, mow their lawn, give them flowers, buy them chocolate. You get the idea. Do something simple and kind and genuine to someone in your life who you normally might not do something like that for. It can't be your mom or your best friend. Someone else. Someone different maybe. Someone new.

Challenge excepted? Good. Now go spread kindness.❤

-Kimi

And the Birds will still Sing

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And the birds will still be singing. I think that is a beautiful phrase. Whatever happens, the birds will be singing tomorrow morning. I have a lovely little bird feeder outside my window and every morning I wake to the birds chattering on and on. It gives me hope, to hear the singing. I know that whatever happened the day before, the birds have moved on and so should I.

Life goes on, we all know this. We all know we shouldn't wait around hoping things will get better. We shouldn't live in the regrets and thoughts of the past. Life moves more quickly than we realize, and often more quickly than we would like. So don't get stuck behind it. Chase it. Keep walking forward. Even if you look back once or twice, just keeping going forward. Don't waste a moment. Don't sit in the middle of the road of life and think about all the things you could have done better. There's no use trying to go back now, those moments are over and done. Life keeps moving, and so should yo…

Not Changed, Just Better

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This past weekend I was able to attend an amazing convention where I learned so much more about myself. I came back home a better person. I felt recharged and amazing. I called myself "a changed person" but as the words came out of my mouth I realized, I wasn't "a changed person" from this weekend, I was just a better person from this weekend. A better version of me. I was still me, just better. I wasn't "someone new" or "changed" as we sometimes say when something happens to us that causes us to change the ways we think. I was still me. I will always be me. You will always be you. We're just improving, we're learning how to be the best version of ourselves. We're better. And we shouldn't try to be "someone new", "a different person" because, from my experience at least, it doesn't work. We can tell ourselves over and over that we are a "new person", and we can change the way we live but …

Love Is

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What is love?  Love is not weak, yet love does not overpower. Love commands, yet it respects. Love is passion, yet it is self-control. Love cannot be defeated. Love is evergy, yet it can be exauasting. Love is what makes the world go round, so to speak. Or in the worlds of Lin-Manuel Miranda "Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swet aside."

Love is a verb. That's what it is. Whatever else you add to it is up to you, but love is an action. And it is a powerful act. Loving someone, a family memeber, your spouse, your neighbor, or a friend, means something. It cannot be brushed aside. Love is love. Love is not halfway or part of the time. Love is always love and always going to be love. It's an infintie loop. We have turned our conception of love into a twisted, half effort, substence that we can't even get a hold on. Yet I'm telling you that love it real. It's not part of some distant utopia. It's now, and …