spirituality

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Be exactly who you want to be.
Choosing to be free is the greatest gift you can give to yourself.
Loving yourself as you were created takes more courage than any battlefield.
Your mental and emotional health are of your control.
Make your life what you want it to be.
The world is yours.

Make A Plan
Take Action
Set Up Shop
Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Grab a hold to yourself.
Embrace your dreams.
Accept the call to your purpose.
Be confident in your talents.
Share your gift.

The world needs what you have to offer!

Make A Plan
Take Action
Set Up Shop
Go Get It

Motivation for Perspective: Go Getter Monday

Change happens.
It is a necessary part of our development to achieve the goals that we have.
It is the catalyst which transitions our dreams into reality or our deepest insecurities.

Change ignites action on our part….
Because now we have to decide what am I going to do? Now that things have changed, what will be the next move to ensure that this new change does not knock me off the path towards success.

Having a plan to go along with our goals, allows us to navigate through the plains of an ever changing environment. When we write down what we desire and what we hope to accomplish, it helps us to formulate options when situations arise that changes the course of our journeys.

You can’t be caught off guard or unprepared when you align yourself with a plan to succeed no matter the circumstances.

Change is inevitable.
So don’t fool yourself about what the picture looks like now, keep stretching your vision to incorporate the full view, because right now, these moments we cherish or loathe, will not always be.

Step out of your comfort zone and start planning for the next step, or change will come and plan for you.

Go Get what is yours.
Plan how to capitalize off of your dreams.
Work towards your goals.
Reflect what you want everyday.

It’s all about consistency Go Getters!
Set Up Shop.

Early Morning Thoughts: Figuring Out the Premise

I came across a quote yesterday while on Instagram and it resonated with what I am currently sorting through my mind, in terms of our relationships with people in our lives. Especially those which are fairly new and we may be trying to figure out what is their purpose and more importantly, if they are even needed in our lives.

Now I understand the saying of seasons and reasons, but sometimes…… is it even that deep?

Like do I need to contemplate every person or can I just be exclusive and hope for the best possible results from my choosing? Because there are some people who just pop into our lives; those are the random people who I feel need to be given a trial and error test, but more than likely they saw a glimpse of you which they connected to, they have no earthly idea of who you are and if you are not careful, you wind up playing a specific role each and every time you are in their presence.

The façade is a slippery and easy slope to partake in. It is so tempting because it can seem so much easier than taking the time in getting to know someone for who they want to be to you. And if you decide to wear the façade, you may find that what they want from you requires more than you are willing to give.

So with that part being said, I don’t want the façade, but then again I don’t want the mundane experience of normalcy.

It would be perfect if what ever intentions were first brought to the table, were to remain as a constant; no variables or substitutes, but a genuine reason to connect.

I am having to really take the time to evaluate each relationship and be truthful with what I am willing to give to maintain it or to disseminate it. Because let me be honest, I hate to waste my time investing into any relationship under false pretenses. And yes, people get involved in things that they later decide are not for them; what I am saying is hindsight is too late…what about foreshadowing? Thinking logically before even engaging in conversation. Asking yourself: Is this really necessary to the goal or is this for fun.

How does sparking this conversation align me with what I want for myself, as far as the people I surround myself around?

My mind is stuck in this mode of how does that piece fit the puzzle; does it complete the puzzle or does it throw the puzzle off. And I guess that is what I am trying to correlate with our relationships we enter into; whether personal or professional, are they necessary or are we choosing to overlook that question for the simple reason of entertainment or potential.

Why are we carrying on relationships that leave us questioning why we began them in the first place?

Flyy Girl Friday Feature: Chrissie

Hello readers and welcome back for another edition of

Flyy Girl Friday Feature!

Today focuses on a lady who is all about the pretty positivity!

Step into a world of good vibes and warm smiles.

Ladies and Gentlemen welcome

Chrissie

Hi Chrissie, please introduce yourself:ChrissieW2

Hi! I am Chrissie, but my friends call me Chris for short. I was born and raised in North Carolina, but currently residing in Maryland, outside of Baltimore.

Please tell us about your blog, ForeverPretty08:

My site is www.ForeverPretty08.com, and it is pretty much about everything that comes to mind that I am passionate about. I love fashion, beauty, traveling, cooking, discussing motherhood, fitness, natural hair care, relationships & marriage and God. You can find a post about those things and more! One thing I am learning, is to speak truth and light to others, so all of my posts, whether it is a product review or an inspirational post, I promise to be honest and real with everyone. I also have a YouTube channel, where I post in video form. My channel is ForeverPretty08.

Why did you begin blogging?

I actually started blogging back in 2000, during my 9th grade year. I didn’t have close friends or anyone who I could talk with regarding what was on my mind. That blog was my outlet to sharing my thoughts.  Now that blogging has become so popular, and more people are turning to blogging as a means of communication, I hope my thoughts can touch someone who may be going through or experiencing the same thoughts or things as me.ChrissieW1

What motivates you to dedicate time to blogging?

I think what motivates me is knowing that I have the time and ability to do it full-time now. I am a Stay At Home Mom and when my child is asleep in the day or night, I go to my computer to write and improve my blog. Before when I was working, in school, traveling and doing everything else, I didn’t have much time to blog or take it seriously. Now that I have more time, I am able to write and improve my blog. I believe it is what I have been called to do.

Furthermore, I hope to connect and collaborate with people and businesses down the line, once my blog becomes famous lol!

In one year, what do you hope manifests from your blogging?

Well, besides connecting and collaborating, I want to meet others who like me, enjoy blogging because it is something our hearts desire! Also, I would like to increase my subscriber base. I am praying that will change this year.

Name two of your favorite bloggers you follow:

I love Shirley B. Eniang of Shirley’s Wardrobe. She is a UK-based beauty blogger and she is AMAZING! Y’all need to check her out. I also like Heather Lindsey’s blog. She takes her walk with Jesus serious and I admire her for that; because a lot of us are influenced by worldly things, that we miss the blessings and new life we could have or live, if we were living for Christ. Her testimony is so inspirational and I can relate in so many ways. She helped me get through my single stage and has helped me become closer to Christ. Y’all should check her out as well!

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What legacy do you want to leave behind for others to know about you?

I hope that my blog can help and inspire someone in some way. Whether it be from my favorite lipstick, to helping you get through a life struggle. I hope that something I post may be a light to someone who may be misguided, misinformed or simply unaware. I am human like everyone else, so I can relate to a lot of things in life. I know my readers will be inspired and hopefully I will be someone’s “Friend in their head.”

Morning Thoughts: Spirituality. Religion.

Up early this morning scrolling through my Instagram timeline, and I came across a post from one of my favorite young Black researchers, @blackloudproud.

The post read:

Religion is for people afraid of going to hell.

Spirituality is for people who have already been.

Pause.

There is a lot I can say on this matter, but I am more interested in what you have to say.

What does this thought mean to you?

Do you agree? Do you have further insight?

Share. Comment. Engage.

Judging: A Weapon of Weakness

I was sitting watching the special of a religious reality program and my spirit brought this thought to mind:

When you judge others, you bring the scrutiny back to you. 

Then my next natural thought to my spirit was; how so?

And my spirit answered back, the things that you do, which you are self conscious about, the things you do to cover the scent of your decisions, is a direct result of you judging others for being transparent about theirs. 

If someone were to openly discuss their displeasure about your lifestyle and your choices, could you handle it or would you be condemned/shamed by their words?

If someone were to pick up your scent, what would they “smell”? How much would what they “smelled” tell them about you, that they did not sense before?

Judging others is a sign of weakness and jealousy; we judge those who have accepted who they are, where they are, and because we would not have the strength to walk their path, we cast our narrow minded thoughts and opinions upon that person. We speak words of ill manner towards their mindset and situation, rather than to uplift them from their mess and despair.

As much perfume and soap and lotions I apply to me, there are some scents, cosmetics cannot mask. And for those things about me which are not appealing to the senses, I am thankful for those who do not find it robbery to love me despite my “smell.”

Really self evaluate yourself, what are you not transparent about, but you long to be, so that you feel free? What are you afraid for others to know? When you are bound in fear and secrecy, you are holding yourself captive to self judgement, which in my personal experience, is the worse kind of judgement.

Who is gonna love you if you don’t free yourself to love you?

You cannot appreciate the honesty of someone else, until you begin to accept it from yourself.

If you want to change someone, change you. Commit yourself to what you need to do for you and watch it happen.

Be strong in truth, not judgement, for it comes to weaken our mindset, so we forget that we are ever evolving in this life; trials and tribulations will come to test us, truth will help us to prevail, not judgement, which seeks to shame us into despair and hopelessness and repetitive behavior of shame.

So, if you pick up a scent from someone, try a little patience, try a little understanding, try being motivating and nurturing. Prayer works too.

Just don’t judge.

It will come back to weaken you.