I love unicorns! Always have. Always will. Recently, unicorns have gained popularity. You can find unicorn inspired anything almost anywhere. I was gifted a unicorn pool inflatable. Needless to say, it was a hit at the pool and kids alike. Unicorns are mythical animals represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead. Unicorns are usually things that are hard to attain. They are sometimes referred to as the "perfect catch." A unicorn might be a guy or girl over a certain age that has never been married or doesn't have kids. Unicorns are special. They are a rarity. What is rare in your life? What do you deem special? Take the time today to appreciate those unique special things in your life that you may have taken for granted recently. Love the unicorn in your life. Celebrate it!
I always enjoy looking at old pictures to see how much things have changed and to see how much I've grown. We have the ability to look back and evaluate our lives. Sometimes, it is hard to see our progress. We can't see the character changes. We can't see our maturation. Despite our inability to see, we've changed. We've grown. We've transformed. Congratulate yourself on what you did accomplish. Maybe you didn't lose those ten pounds, but you left that toxic relationship. Maybe you didn't buy that house, but you did get your finances in order. Change is a constant in our life. Every day we have the ability to transform. Every day we have the ability to change our trajectory in life. So, transform and roll out!
Talent is described as natural skill or aptitude. What do you do well? Can you cook? Can you bake? Can you build? Can you write? Can you draw? Are you good at connecting people? Rediscover your talent. Rediscover your passion. Rediscover your purpose. Revisit your vision. Rewrite the vision. Invest in you. You are talented!
Gratitude. Appreciation. Encouragement. Two words can go a long way. Two words can influence. Two words can make all the difference. Two words can bring a sense of humanity to any exchange. Thank you. Thank God. Thank People. Thank each other. Acknowledge your appreciation for someone's efforts. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your input. Thank you for being who you are in my life. Don't take these two words for granted.
soul (sōl/) ) noun
1. the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
2. the essence or embodiment of a specified quality.
There's a part of you that is immortal. It's inside of you. It's living. It's breathing. It's speaking. It's whispering ancestral chants. It's guiding you. It's that part God gave you when he created you in his image. It's your inner voice. It's your soul. You can't ignore it forever. You can't deny it. It's in your eyes. It's your voice. It's in the fabric of your being. I see it. I know you got soul.
Genesis 3:19 (KJV) In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
The fall of man is described in the third chapter of Genesis. Adam's disobedience caused the ground to be cursed. What was once easy became difficult and challenging. Disobedience has consequences, both seen and unseen. Truthfully, most of us don't value things until it costs us something. When we invest our own blood, sweat, and tears, we have a greater appreciation for it. We see it all the time. Rich kids blow through their inheritance. Kids break toys and devices because they don't see the value in it. They didn't pay the price. What do you deem valuable? What did you pay to get it? What have you paid for with sweat equity?
Where do you find comfort? Where is your safe place? We all need a place of solace. We all need a place where we can get away from it all. We need peace. Especially, when there is so much chaos in our lives. Find your peace. Find your safe place and if you don't have one, create a space where you can relax. Create your own haven.