Recently, I read something about Dreams and Goals: “When you have Dreams and you have a Journey to reach – stay focused and remember you are who you are. God would not have given you what He gave you if he didn’t think you were the right person for it.”
This is Gods way of telling me that I have the ability to continue my race and pursue my goals and it won’t be long before I reach the stars. I must have faith, however, to believe in my dreams.
God gives each of us gifts and blesses us with the ability to fulfill our Journey in life – but if we fall asleep at the wheel, we will never be able to foresee what could have been. We may never know how valuable our ability is and how it can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. We may never know our Dream-Ability!
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What IF???? What IF we could make a difference… What If we worked harder at getting along and taking responsibility and less about placing blame and finding fault?! What would the end result be? Could we make a difference? Could we effect our own life?
If you can keep your mind about you when all around are losing theirs…(See “IF” by Rudyard Kipling)
I want to discuss the Power of IF and how it relates. IF I had my way, IF they would just listen, if, if, if… Sounds negative doesn’t it. But what IF it isn’t. What IF we all began to work together, what IF we decided greed was not the answer, and what if we all dreamed and worked to fulfill our dreams. Putting personal gain at an others expense aside? Then what…
Life would get better quicker for all of us. IF is a powerful term – it represents hope and faith – but it also represents the desire to achieve. But it takes work – IF requires, no demands, that I take action. If i did nothing then nothing would happen – but IF I decided to work just a little harder, then a little something might come my way.
If you sit around and wait for something to happen then something may or may not happen. We are required to go out and get what we want – no one will do it for you and I. We are to put our life together and achieve IF we want to be successful. But how we do measure success. IF I measure by someone elses standards then I will always be chasing someones else’s dreams. I am to set my own standards and be sure that they adhere to proper codes of conduct.
You and I are fortunate – IF you have a computer or can read this post – then we are further ahead than a great many of the population in the world. There is still a lot of poverty and illiteracy in the world. But we can make a difference.
That is what IF is all about…Making a D IF FERENCE…. and we can by doing these simple things:
- Think more of others;
- Think of self less;
- Have Faith in something greater than yourself;
- Believe in God;
- Believe in self;
- Act with dignity;
- Respect others;
- Do not judge
IF you follow these simple guidelines, then you will have a more fulfilling life!
Not because you have done for yourself, but because you have become other centered and think not less of self but of self less! This is a manner of living in which I choose to live but struggle daily. But it will still make a difference in the world – in fact, you and I will begin to make a difference and the word will begin to change.
And IF I do not give up and continue to pursue my dreams and goals – just maybe – I will become the man that I am supposed to be and the person that God made me to be. IF I just do my best and do not take things personal and use my words wisely and to heal and not to kill, then maybe, just maybe – I will understand the POWER of IF!
Take care, God Bless and Cool Runnings, Mon! – Michael
Sometimes it’s just those words of “Thank You” that you say to some one who has been so dear and kind, in such a gentle way, that makes a difference in their life.
Well, this Christmas, I want to say ” Thank You” to someone very dear to me – someone who has helped me in more ways than one. We all have that person in our life, don’t we? When times seem to be so hard and scary, they find a way to lift our spirits.
The integrity as a man that he is; with his wonderful spiritual faith that he carry’s in his heart. It is a blessing to have him as a dear friend and partner. I can honestly say that he means well when he tries to help me see things in a positive way.
And it all starts with me if I want to make a difference and am willing to make a change. It starts with you also – we have to be willing to change. We cannot want to want to change – we have to be willing to make a change.
I sometimes find it hard to understand, or maybe I am just so stubborn. I guess I can say that I am just afraid that maybe I will not succeed. Do you have the same problem? It is easy to be afraid, and easier not to trust.
Yet, I have to trust the only person who has stood right by my side and believe it when he says: “Get out there and Fight!”
Through my trials and tribulations and unexpected heartfelt surprises, I have to trust in God – that his plan is for a reason and is one that will get us through our journey. It is the same with all of us, we have to Trust God.
This is something that Michael has shared with me, and I believe that to be true. If you ever find a penny – especially when times are tough – Please read what is written on it: “IN GOD WE TRUST”. It is a reminder to Trust Him no matter what your situation is. Please Stop, take the time to hold the penny and say: “Okay God, I trust you!” IT is a small reminder of great big deal. Trust me on this, when things are tough – God will put a penny in your path to remind you to Trust Him! We find pennies all the time and everywhere.
So when times are tough – I must continue to be that women that I have always been: “A women of Faith.” I must make that difference for myself, and those that I love, and to Build the Bridge that will lead us to the Top. But i, nor we, can do it by ourselves.
Michael I want to say “Thank You” for all that you have done and that I am grateful from the bottom of my heart. I was blessed when God brought a wonderful person like you into my life. I knew that He would make us partners to share the dreams that once were cloudy to me. I was lost. And, I can still remember when I said to myself: That is a man of integrity. You have lifted me up and offered so much, but most of all you have changed my life to be better at what I must do to be a better person. I want to say “Thank You” for being tough with me and in helping me to be strong and not give up on a dream that means the world to me. God has molded you to be the man he wants you to be, and is why he brought you into my life.
You came and transformed something that I believed in and held on to for so long and gave it life and laughter and gave me the strength to build it better. It’s because of you that I believe that God makes the Impossible – Possible. I can only guess it’s the “Faith” that He saw in both of us. Thank You for wiping my tears of sadness and for giving me tears of joy. I could never repay you for all the help you have given me, but I can stand up tomorrow and say I am ready to fight the battle that I have struggled with today. If God were to take me tonight to live in his kingdom, I would thank him for allowing me to have been a part of yours.
“Thank You Michael – from the bottom of my heart!” May God Bless you and your family this Christmas and give you the gifts that you deserve. He has already given me the greatest gift of all, and that gift was when you became my Best friend and partner.
Now – back to you out there in cyberspace, our guests and friends – you either have this person in your life or you are this person in someones life. If you have someone who has been there for you and stood by you in rough times as well as the good – then stop and say “Thank You!” If you are a person that keeps people on track, inspires, encourages or is even tough on them when they need it – then I will say: “Thank you!” It means more than you know. We all need help, encouragement, empowerment and friends…Let us give thanks or the gift of ourselves to others this Holiday Season.
It only takes one!* One small act of kindness, one kind word, one right move - But that is another Christmas article.
I share this with the world, because to me it is very important to share with that special someone, how much you appreciate them. It is important to know that words cannot always express our gratitude – but as he will say: “Actions go a lot further.” Gratitude is an action! Words fall short at times – but Thank you can be said and done in so many ways and to so many people….
So I say to you: Now it is your turn to go into the world and say thank you to someone who has touched you or go out and touch someone that needs to have their spirit uplifted! May God Bless you all!
Merry Christmas Everyone – Brandy Lopez “We walk by Faith and not by Sight”
Happy Holidays to you and your Family.
As the days get closer to Christmas, I stop and wonder: What goes on in everyone’s mind?
People rushing to get holiday shopping done on time and preparing for Christmas Dinner, perhaps holiday party’s with co-workers and exchanging gifts.
I have always enjoyed watching everyone feeling so merry and cheerful when the holidays come around.
It’s funny, because I used to be that person, always wanting to give to my family and even those I didn’t know. I have always felt that if I was going to have a warm Christmas I wanted other families with children to have the same.
This year has been tough for a lot of us, and perhaps there are some of us that don’t know how to deal with it.
There was a time when I was always able to help others with financial relief and did so without hesitation.
Today it is different, I am unable to give as freely as I used to, yet my holidays will be okay. I plan to spend this Holiday Season with Angels and Family.
I ask Jesus Christ to surround me with all his beautiful Angels and with their strong wings to lift me up in spirit, and continue to bring that smile to my face, even when I know times are tough.
I must focus on what the Holidays are about : It’s preparing me for the Birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day.
What I am trying to share with you is that no matter how hard things may seem, when it feels like everything is crumbling around you – you must remember that you are not alone.
You are surrounded by Angels and they are lifting you up in Spirit. You can find them all around you if you take the time to see them.
Be thankful for what you have and even for what you don’t have.
I am Thankful for my love for Christ and my Family, and friends that really care. I love you just like Jesus Christ loves me and Jesus loves you too.
So I say to you: Thank You for all you have done for me, and not allowing me to give up my dreams. This alone will make my Holiday brighter.
I hope you spend this Holiday Season with Angels and Family, and may it be merry and cheerful.
May your Holiday Season be warm and full of love, and the Greatest Gift you receive is knowing that God makes the impossible – Possible!
Happy Holidays to you and your Family,
“We walk by Faith and not by Sight”
I always love sharing my dreams and my Goals with you, I feel there is someone out there with their Goals in life, yet just don’t know where to start. I have realized that it starts with determination and motivation, when we set our minds to do something that we know will not only benefit our career, but also our community, That when I tell you grab that Bull by it’s horns and run with it.
I sometimes find myself so busy working on so many other projects, just wanting to do the best that I can. Iam one of those persons that can be set on determination and motivation , that one way or another it is going to work it self out. and yes I can be stubborn and not give up, I have never been one to start a project and then give up because it didn’t work, and then jump to the next it takes time and great effort with a strong team to make it happen.
I have faith and God gives me the determination and motivation to do the things He knows are right for me, it may not happen today or tomorrow,but it will Happen.
I share this with you because my mind just sometimes goes a hundred miles per hour and I wonder how can I make a difference in helping others with their dreams and goals in life. How can I reach out to the person living in a cardboard box who thinks they have no determination and or motivation to change their lives.
Well there’s always hope! and you have to reach out and grab it, stand on your two feet with your head held high and say this is the day that God has given me to be determined and motivated!
We all struggle with this at times and I speak for myself, but because my faith is so Strong I continue to Go!
Iam not a writer , but I share with you what I feel in my heart and sometimes I feel that is, the best Cup of Soup from the Soul.
Till next time take care !
“We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight”
I want to start by saying Hi and Thank You! to all who continue to support us through our Journey and our Dreams.
Which brings me to a subject that I feel is very Important to me. recentley, we went and gave our Support to someone dear to me and many of us in our Community – Jesse Borrego. Jesse happens to be a great actor, but also a very Humble person. He is always ready to give back whether it’s a little or alot. Jesse as well as myself believe that when you come out and show your support, Especially when it comes to reaching out to students who work so hard in pursuing their education and in hopes to earn a degree and follow their dreams and journey, we believe that by way of helping in raising funds to help with a Scholarships, can make a difference!
It creates Encouragement rather then Discouragement, With alot of our Schools going through Hardship, the Amount that was raised recently will help a student to at least get him to NYU in hopes that he will continue his education there.
I live my life to make a difference, and supporting others is a huge factor in my heart, God Blessed me with my gift and it remains open to help others whether it’s a little or alot it can some how make a Difference!
I encourage everyone reading my Blog that if there is a Fundraiser taking place for a wonderful cause, just showing up can be of great support!
A friend just told me that when I support, He loves that I do it with such a Beautiful Attitude, Thank You Brandon Olmos my Brother in Christ!
To all the Students I say this don’t ever think that there is not a way to afford your education, We are here to Support you and make a Difference in your Life remember you are the Future!
God Bless you and Thank You Jesse Borrego (We Love You)
“We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight”