Learn from Tragedy

Sometimes we are given an opportunity to grow from something tragic that has happened. We can either stay a victim and use that story the rest of our lives so others will give us sympathy or we can choose to look at it from a different angle.  The other angle would make you say – “Yes this happened, but I am going to use this in a good way! I’m going to share this story with others to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. If I can HELP others in someway, or even save one life, then this is why I went through this.”

I am strong. I am here to help others. I am amazingly blessed to survive this tragedy. I will always use it for good. Never remain the victim!

Look for the good in what has happened. Use that good for good. You will heal when you chose good over evil.

Love always,

deanna

 

Is LOVE the answer?

love never ends“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~William W. Purkey

We have all heard that LOVE is the answer.  We are called to love everyone even if they do us wrong. But ……  I have come to know that love can’t change someone else – it changes you.

When you have been hurt or wronged by someone it isn’t easy to let go and say I forgive you for what you’ve done. WE ALL have been hurt. It’s a part of life just as breathing in and out. The best way to heal is to forgive the other person and love yourself.  That doesn’t mean you have that person in your life anymore. It means you wish them the best, pray for them, and learn the lesson you were suppose to learn from the relationship.

I often wonder if loving someone plants a seed of love in them.  I know that I always see the good in people and believe they are honest and trust worthy, but there are people out there that aren’t.  I hope that my showing love or kindness plants even a small seed.  However, like I said before – it may not change them, but I know it changes me.

Love is good. Showing love is even better. And being loved by someone – is the best!

Love & Light,

Deanna

 

 

Life is Good

life is goo“Thank you God, for this good life and forgive us if we don’t love it enough.” ~ Garrison Keillor

My motto lately is that life is good. LIFE IS GOOD – it really is. It all depends how we look at life. Are we looking through negative glasses or positive glasses.

I recently went to the eye doctor to get contacts. And of course, my vision has changed in the past 2 years since I’ve seen him. He is always been a quiet, reserved kind of doctor. But I had the pleasure of making him laugh out loud about something I said about my age and eyesight being hand in hand. He busted out laughing because he is the same age as I am! Who knew?? (smile)

But getting back to the story – I thought is was funny that my eye sight is negative to wear contacts, but to get reading glasses I have to buy positive glasses!?!  Now how confusing is that? Well not really confusing. If I am wearing negative contacts I need to counter act that with a positive to read. Isn’t life exactly like that too? Sometimes we need to think about the positive when we are in a negative situation or a bad time in our lives. This is what I know….We chose what glasses to put on and in that choice, we will either surround ourselves with more negatives or more positives. I personally choose the POSITIVE.

When you are having a rough time, going through a storm, dealing with difficult people, or even just feeling down – say to yourself  “What glasses am I wearing right now?”  “I can’t see clearly with those glasses on, so I’m switching to the other glasses!”

Always know – you will make it through whatever problem you are going through. It is part of life. It is a part of growing your soul. But you can choose what glasses to wear!!!

Love and Light,

Deanna

Everyday Choices

choicesIt has been a while since I’ve blogged. We go through life with ups and downs and life sometimes gets in the way of things we love to do. A lot has happened to me in the past few months. Some of which I will share, but today I want to write about our everyday choices.

I love that my daughter is teaching my granddaughter who is 4 now, that she is making choices every day. When she makes a bad choice, she will ask her if that was a good choice or bad choice? She is making her aware at an early age that “she” in the one making the choices and if it’s a bad choice then it might come with consequences! But she is the one solely responsible for her choices, not mom or dad. Therefore she can’t blame anyone else.

Our CHOICES will impact us either way – good or bad. We are faced with choice all day long. What to eat for lunch – good choice or bad choice for fueling our body?! Who we choose to have in our “friends” circle?! That is a huge choice. Do you let good, supportive, and positive people surround you? Choosing what shoes to wear? Comfy or high heel painful? (smile) How about what we choose to think about? Are you thinking positive thoughts or defeating negative thoughts? Remember we are our thoughts!!

What I want you to think about is “BE Conscious” when you are making a choice. It does matter!! Was that a good choice or bad choice? What did you learn from that choice?

Have an AWESOME Day!

Love and Light,

Deanna