Growing up I never understood some of the things people would say about me. I was called a social butterfly, a pre-Madonna, a tom boy, very bright, bottle of energy, inquisitive, talkative, moody, and that was just the grown ups. Many would ask my mom questions about me that I couldn’t tell you now, but the response was always the same….”She came out like that!”
“She came out like that!”…….? When I was little, kindergarten or so, I started to understand. I understood myself to be MORE than most. Meaning…I figured out that I was more to handle than the other children at my age. I talked more, I created more, I had more friends including the grown ups around….the janitor, the yard duties, the bus driver. I knew everyone, well maybe it was more that everyone knew me. I fluttered around as my mom would describe it.
As I ”matured” people seemed to be annoyed with my shiny ness. So from around 12 to 16 I attempted to ‘Stay Low’. Dulled my light. My awkward years….I’m sure you all understand. It was about this time my self imagine was not positive. Puberty sucked! As I neared adulthood my focus shifted to my future. Thinking more about who I needed to become, rather then who I was meant to be…….graduated from high school, I got married, got divorced, had babies, went to college, landed a professional career path, got married, had more babies, changed career paths, became licensed in cosmetology, changed career paths back, became a community volunteer and now here we sit. (In that order, yes I know, ping pong ball, lol)
Now here we sit: I’m gonna tell you something I discovered……if you shine bright the people around you shine brighter. As you allow yourself to embrace who you are and focus on ALL the things that you love, it becomes infectious. More people feel your energy and a little of your happy sticks to them. As it touches people, it grows, it spreads, it multiples……that’s what the world needs. That is what I learned so far in this adventure I call MY LIFE.
When you see/feel someone that is shining brighter then everyone else, go encourage them. Approach them and say thank you. Tell them how much you appreciate their energy. —–the more we hear that, the more we will do it!
Shine bright, be you, love you and give others the strength to do the same.
I have found many wonderful things on my journey. The journey I didn’t realize I was taking until about four years ago. I feel blessed every day, so much gratitude. My perception and perspective have forever been altered. It’s different to see life as an opportunity. -R. Rizzo
Spirituality reminds us that we are not separate, there are no borders, no races and no cultural divides. All that is true is that we are all one and the only constant is Love.
Hello everyone. I hope this finds you well and in your happy. One of the major things that I believe humans are here for you so we can make connections. Whatever types of connections are positive to our existence. They are some of the most important things that we can ever have. In our lives we have many connections. Family first, then friends, and professional relationships. Being a true success is being successful in connecting each one of these areas. And often that it is hard to know what you want.
Here are some questions to help you on your journey to figure out what you want.
The first is what makes you happy?
What things do you enjoy? Are there certain people you like to be around?
Recently I’ve noticed the many things are just falling right into place for me. Things that I have questions on, the answers just present themselves. People I want to me all the sudden are right in front of me. Places I want to go, now happens to be some trip I was invited to attend. Recently, probably for about the last two years, I have been blessed with knowing I can have anything I want. The hardest part is figuring out what you want. I mean ask yourself that question, what do you want? Is it money? Is it a relationship? Is it a certain career? They are pretty hard questions to answer. Every time you ask those questions the answer may be different. Sometimes it depends on the day. Sometimes depends on your mood. Sometimes it depends on what you’re going to gain. I happen to believe that the reason why we are here is for connection. No other reason for us human beings to be in this planet but to connect and create relationships with one another. So why is it so hard to understand how to do that? How come it’s so hard for you to just allow. Allowing is scary because it means you’re going to put your trust in just “knowing”.
That was probably the hardest thing I had to learn to do. I had to learn that everything can be if I knew with confidence that it will be. It took probably about 1 1/2 years of really focusing on allowing. Understand that everything works out exactly the way it supposed to and it’s a blessing. All of the things that present themselves in your life that is a challenge is a blessing. It’s an opportunity for you to expand your understanding. To expand your confidence in yourself. That’s why it is so important for you to continue to allow. Don’t resist. And believe in synchronicity’s. The more you believe the more they present themselves.
Stay in your happy!
And LOVE WHO YOU ARE!
Sometimes when you are staring life in the face you think you have no choice but to keep moving forward. The truth is that it’s all about the journey. It’s all about the new directions we take. Never put yourself in a box and think that there’s no way to get out. Sometimes you just have to wipe the sweat from your brow readjust your glasses and move into the light. If you have a hard time seeing the light, look around. They’ll be people that come in and out of your life that shine brighter than most. Follow them into the light. Being around happy causes a physical change in your body. It is easier to find the light.