Wordless Wednesday

Nov 26, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago.
My home.
My heart. 
A glimpse...


Nov 25, 2014

Reading...The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Watching...Disney Movies. Little Mermaid anyone?

Playing...Plants vs. Zombies. I'm kinda hooked.

Drinking...A glass of red wine. #bloggingandwine = #happiness

Pinning...Surf pics. #wannabesurfer

Tweeting...Lifestyle Bloggers

Loving...Canva! It's awesome!

Enjoying...School. I have the best co-workers.


Hoping...To cross more items of my bucket list.

Listening to...Gloria Estefan.


Looking forward to...Christmas!

What are you up to currently?

Quote of the week

Nov 23, 2014

One of my favourite quotes.

It's a perfect reminder for this week. I'm gonna tick off another item off my Bucket List.

How to come out of the dark...and see the light again.

Nov 22, 2014

Right now I know several people who are going through a difficult moment in their life. They are hurting and it breaks my heart to see them in so much pain. I want to help, but there is only so much that I can do. I hope that a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on is enough for now. I chatted with one friend a week or so ago and told her a bit of my story.

You see, I've been there. I think most of us have. Life isn't a bed of roses. We are going to have those difficult moments. For me, those difficult moments followed me for most of my life. Until eventually the day came where I couldn't hold on anymore. I had fallen into a pit so deep that all traces of light had vanished. However, I managed to climb out. I am at a great place in my life right now. It was a difficult journey but I got here and I know that you can too. Human beings are the most resilient creatures to ever walk this planet. We can overcome the darkness and find the light again...

1. Pray. When you are at your weakest, you need something greater than yourself to help you through. Whatever or whoever that may be, find a quiet place and talk to Him/Her. For me, this divine being is God and He was my first step out of the dark. I didn't have the strength to pull myself out of the pit that I had fallen into, I needed help that no human being could give me. And, I got it.

2. Talk to someone. Whether it is your best friend, your spouse or a therapist. Talk. Asking for help does not mean that you are weak, it means that you are human.

3. Find your passion. This one is similar to finding something greater than yourself. I firmly believe your passion resides in your soul. It is why you were put on this Earth. Find it, and life won't stand a chance against you. For me, this is blogging.

'Find something you're passionate about and stay tremendously interested in it.' ~ Julia Child. 

4. Surround yourself with positive beings. Children and dogs are my two favourites. They help keep things in perspective. 

5. Put a smile on someone else's face. When you put a smile on someone else's face, you put a smile on yours. 

6. Write out a Bucket List and start ticking things off. It can be something small like 'Try a new food.' or something big like 'Get a tattoo.' Do it. If money is in the way, do something small at first or something that doesn't require any money and then start making plans to accomplish the bigger ones. When I first created my Bucket List, the first thing I scratched off was 'Donate Blood'. It didn't cost me a cent but it was something that I wanted to do and I did it. This seemingly small gesture, brightened my whole week afterward. Big or small, the fact that it is on your Bucket List, means that it is dream of yours. Go after your dreams in a big way! 

7. Never, ever put yourself down. From this very moment, you are to never speak ill of yourself. Ever. You should be your biggest champion and hugest crush. This was hard for me at first, but I found something that I was good at and focused on that. Eventually, I started believing in myself and slowly the love grew. 

8. Exercise. This could be a short walk around your neighbourhood, or a 5 K around the savannah. Get moving. 

9. Spend time in nature. There is a reason why we share our planet with plants and animals. They are necessary to our survival. 

10. Listen.  To your family, your friends, your children. Listen. But most importantly, listen to yourself. If your heart is telling you to do something, do it. If your gut is telling you to say no, say no. If your mind is telling you, 'I need a break', take a break. Learn to listen to yourself and honour your needs. Not your wants. Your needs. There is a difference. 

11. Be nice. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything. There is a way to critique someone without inviting negativity in. Remember negativity follows negativity. 

Slowly, but surely I incorporated these eleven things into my life. It took time, but eventually, the darkness subsided and the light started peeking in. Notice I didn't mention anything about changing my circumstances. My circumstances weren't covering me in darkness, my thoughts and feelings were. With the right attitude you can learn to accept and/or change your circumstances. Your attitude is key. 


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