Monthly Archives: June 2014

Who You Are Meant To Be

We all have ideas of who we are meant to be, whether they are ideas from others close to us or ideas built on experiences and interests we hold.  Most of the time it is an accumulation of all of the above.

But if we are what we believe we are, can we reach our highest potential?  What if we believe there is no limit?  We can keep growing and changing until we pass away from this earth!

Over the years I have come to believe that we are each put here for a specific reason.  Every one of us has different talents and abilities, strengths and weaknesses.  We compliment each other through the things we are and do.  I believe we all have a special purpose that we grow into during our lives.  But I believe that in order to find our purpose, we must keep our eyes focused Heavenward and our minds positive.

Who We Are Meant To Be

Everything around us is a sign; a marker showing us the path that we should choose.  Each situation that happens to us is a potential for growth and maturity to lead us on that path.

It is my thought that we are all meant to be happy.  For some, happiness is elusive because they haven’t noticed the signs along the way.  My hope for each one of us is that we will keep our minds open and responsive to the signals of life.  What a wonderful world it would be if everyone was content and accomplishing their goals and dreams.  It would be a world where pain slowly dissolves away and is replaced by peace and goodwill for all.

Take the time to enjoy the things around you; your family, your friends, the place that you live and the beautiful things that you find there.  Everything is a stepping stone to a new beginning.  And each of us has our own unique destination and contribution to offer!

Better Days Will Come

This blog is being written as a tribute to a family member that just suddenly passed away.   He was the victim of a deadly addiction that ended up taking his life.  It is hard to accept the death of a loved one, especially when it seems premature.  The questions of why run through our minds.  But when it comes down to fate, our days are numbered.  Life is fleeting.  We must enjoy it as much as possible while we are here.

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We all have days of sadness and unrest. Days that we wish would never happen. Days of a death in the family or a sudden accident. Unfortunately, these days will come whether we want them to or not. It is just the way of the world.

Fortunately, these days don’t last forever. Sometimes their effects do and it takes us months or even years to work through the lasting impressions they have on us.

It is important to remember that it will pass. Sadness and suffering won’t continue without end. Sometimes it’s hard to remember this when we are in the midst of turmoil and agony. But every cloud does eventually have a silver lining.

We must attempt to keep a positive attitude as much as possible during these excruciating moments. For most times these moments shape us into better people if we allow them to.

Life doesn’t always make sense but if we keep the proper perspective, we will come out victorious.  Joy always comes like a sunrise on the horizon and hope always resurfaces to anchor our souls.

Interview With Brianna (Part One)

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Interviewer:  We are joining Brianna, from Yashire, for a brief interview.  Tell us a little about yourself, Brianna.

Brianna:  Well, I’m a teenage girl who just found herself in Yashire. I’m travelling here with some friends.  Abiba and Angelos are with me.

Interviewer:  For those who aren’t familiar with your story, could you elaborate a bit?

Brianna:  Well, Yashire is a land that I’m travelling through.  I’m travelling with a bird named Abiba and a tiger named Angelos. Unfortunately, I have amnesia and I can’t remember where I was before this.  That is one reason why I am travelling in Yashire.  I am hoping that when I complete my journey here, I will remember who I was before and where I came from.

Interviewer:  So you have no idea where you were before, who you lived with or anything?

Brianna:  No.

Interviewer:  What exactly are you doing in Yashire?

Brianna:  Well, I woke up here.  I was near Libban’s castle.  Libban is the keeper of Yashire.  After I was here for a night, I found out that I was the chosen one who was supposed to rid evil from Yashire.  I don’t know why I was chosen, but I guess I was.

Interviewer:  How are you expected to rid evil from Yashire?

Brianna:  I am supposed to find my soulmate.  Somehow that will rid evil from the land.

Interviewer:  Do you have any idea who your soulmate is?

Brianna:  No idea.  At all.  I am travelling through Yashire and receiving virtues in order to have a lasting relationship with him.

Interviewer:  And how are the travels coming along?

Brianna:  Okay, I guess.  I’ve had some pretty scary moments and some pretty awesome moments.  A lot has happened.

Interviewer:  Tell me about some of those moments.  What was the scariest moment you encountered?

Brianna:  Hmmm.  I think the moment I slayed the serpent was probably the scariest moment so far.

Interviewer:  Wow!  You slayed a serpent?

Brianna:  Yes.  I got training on how to use a dagger and several other weapons.  One of Libban’s helpers trained me.  It gets quite dangerous in Yashire at times.

Interviewer:  Fascinating!  And what was one of your happiest moments?

Brianna:  I think the moment I first heard Angelos sing.  His voice has a way of melting into your heart and making you feel peaceful and happy beyond words.  Every time he sings, it affects me like that.

Interviewer:  What do you mean, Angelos sings?

Brianna:  Angelos sings the purest sounds of love.  Zolan-that’s the evil wizard in the land-can’t stand the sound of his singing.  Neither can Zolan’s workers.  Angelos saves me every time with his beautiful voice!

Interviewer:  Describe Angelos’ voice to me.

Brianna:  It sounds like a choir of thousands of angels.  It’s awesome. It gives me goosebumps.  Every time I hear him sing, it’s like I’m hearing him for the first time.

Interviewer:  Wow!  Angelos sounds awesome!  I’d like to hear him sing sometime!

Brianna:  Yes, it is a sound you’d never forget.  He is amazing!

Interviewer:  Does Angelos talk too?

Brianna:  No.  He only sings.

Interviewer:  So you aren’t able to have a conversation with Angelos. He sings instead of talking?

Brianna:  Yes, but he is very expressive.  He gets his point across without even having to say anything!

Interviewer:  So Angelos is like a singing bodyguard!  Imagine that!

Brianna:  Yes, he is!  I know I’m safe with Angelos at my side!

Interviewer:  How does Abiba help you on your journey?

Brianna:  Abiba knows Yashire very well and he helps me navigate my way through it.  Plus he has a lot of friends that help us out.

Interviewer:  Have you encountered a lot of evil so far?

Brianna:  Yes, I’ve had my fair share of it.  As I get deeper into Yashire and receive more virtues, it seems that the evil gets more intense.

Interviewer:  Have you met Zolan in person?

Brianna:  I haven’t actually talked to him.  But I’ve encountered his evil workers like the serpent that attacked me and the shadow people that hunted me.

Interviewer:  Whew!  Sounds scary!  Serpents and shadow people?

Brianna:  Yes, they are fearsome.  The serpent was huge but I slayed it!  I’m quite proud of myself for that one!  The shadow people are fearsome too, but I did get away from them with Angelos’ help.  They don’t enjoy being stabbed!  When they outnumbered me, Angelos sang and scared them away!

Interviewer:  Well, thank you, Brianna!  It has been a fascinating interview!  I understand that soon you’ll be embarking on the next segment of your journey.  We’ll keep in touch.  I can’t wait to hear what you have to say the next time we meet!

Stay tuned for part two of Brianna’s interview!