Posted in Life

Little This & That

Just for funzies 😀

10 Things You’d Never Guess About Me:

  • I struggled with PPD after both my births.
  • I burn chocolate mint or frosted cranberry candles every Winter.
  • When I was in college, I discovered my love of historic objects.
  • I believe in paranormal entities.
  • Blueberry bagels with cherry cream cheese is now one of my favorites.
  • White bean soup reminds me of my grandma.
  • My 1st car was a 1989 Plymouth Horizon.
  • I haven’t been swimming since 2009.
  • I recently passed on a merit message to an individual in my dream.
  • I can’t stand walking on things that are wet!


This was a game I bought today! My Calandra loved playing:D


Additionally, today is my mom’s birthday. She would have been 57. She got her wings at 26. I remember fearing I’ll die before I see 27. Here I am at 35, blessed beyond my imagination.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great weekend!

With love,

Brandy

Posted in Life

Remembering the Fallen❤️🤍💙

My special someone served in the US Marines. They hold a sweet & special place in my heart.

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The kids and I are giving baskets to local Veterans. I made this to be included.

Stand because YOU CAN❤️🤍💙
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I stand because they’re not home…

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I stand because some have been laid to rest. They’ll not be able to stand, again.

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I stand because I am privileged to live in this amazing country. I’m privileged to have my freedom! I’m blessed with choices that I can make for myself and my kids. I’m a citizen of a country where blood has fallen deep into it’s roots… because people had a dream… a vision. Men, Women, Service animals.. military, police, fire fighters…. there’s so many reasons to be grateful.

I humbly stand ❤️🤍💙

Nova

Posted in Life

Need Your Feedback Please

Hey everyone,

My last 2 posts haven’t gotten more than 12 likes!

That’s far from normal.

Are you seeing them? Have I lost your interest?

Would you mind sharing feedback with me?

Thanks:

Brandy

Posted in Challenge, Gratitude, Life, Mental Health, peace, positivity, self care

125-134th Day of 365 Thanks Giving

Photo credit: free library

💕 Today, I’m giving thanks for the following:

  • Car maintenance devices
  • Shopping with my daughter
  • Smiles
  • Inspiring music
  • Cops on watch
  • Prescriptions
  • Pharmacy delivery services
  • Protective crystals
  • Prayers
  • Pinwheels

Photo by Miguel u00c1. Padriu00f1u00e1n on Pexels.com


Have a self care Sunday! May your week start with refreshed hope.

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness 🧡

Nova Namastè

Posted in Gratitude, Life

Why YOU matter💚

As I sat at the first traffic light of the day, I listened to Calandra describe (in length, these days!) what we were going to be doing. She’s growing by leaps and bounds, as is her sister.

As I listened, she continued on with, “Well…” and “And…” She couldn’t miss a single detail. I couldn’t help but chuckle. Once upon a time, this precious brown eyed Princess could only googoo and babble. She didn’t understand words, couldn’t pronounce anything, but still spoke to Daddy and me.

I chuckled because the words poured out of her mouth. She does this, often. To perfect strangers (the irony there for no stranger is perfect 🤔,) she’ll update them on all that she knows. Socially comfortable? Exceptionally friendly? I don’t know… but, she is she.. and I love her.

My older daughter, Zivah, wasn’t as extroverted, until Kindergarten. She was the one I struggled to let go of.. even at school. Maybe because she’s been my rock… and I’ve been hers.. her only! We’ve overcome obstacles together, that Calandra will NEVER understand.

So here I sit, at the traffic stop, chuckling… when suddenly, I hear

“Well you ladies sure do seem like you’re having a lot of fun!”

This was an older, life seasoned Queen in the vehicle stopped in the straight ahead lane. She complimented my girls’ lipstick, and chatted with me for a few minutes.

The brief few moments, talking with her, reminded me to appreciate people I don’t know. To her, I was a temporary escape to a place of laughter, smiles, and joy. Well, my daughters were that for her.

You see, I was heading to do laundry… where I’d sweat off my butt… but, end the day in fresh clean and sun dried sheets. I believe most of us LOVE that feeling.

She, on the other hand, was heading to a place of sorrow and grief. She, no only, had a name tag type of decor hanging on her rear view mirror; but also, had told me she just lost her sister.

The pain in her words were undeniable and instantaneous. It was if, she was as struggling to keep afloat… but had such little strength left.

So why is this titled, “Why You Matter”?

You never know who NEEDS to meet you. It’s not your responsibility to plan out your entire existence. It’s not your role to decide who’s lives are meant to cross yours. The truth is; however, they will…

God knew this morning needed to happen. This blessing of a lady needed to see some joy today. There’s probably a reason BIGGER why today’s happened as it has… and I’m not ever going to know.

When you start to doubt your worth; and, if you question your existence… remember you’re not living one life… you’re living a series of connections that make sense to everyone around you.. and that only YOU can make that one connection for it all to make sense.

You ARE a blessing.

You ARE a gift.

You ARE a piece to this amazing “bigger picture”…

Tell yourself that 💗💗

With love & light,

Nova Namastè

Posted in Gratitude, Life, Mental Health, morning mindset, positivity

Happy Tuesday 🥰

Photo credit: Pinterest!

☕️Coffee? Or 🍵?

However you start your morning, I pray it’s positive and refreshing. You’re here; and that, my friend, is a gift.

I had delicious Blue Mountain Blueberry Coffee! I added some chocolate creamer; and, mmmmm!

As I sat, sipping my liquid sanity, the cool air drifted in from the outside. This time, it was the perfect temperature… and the perfect frequency.

Later this morning, I found a package on my porch, and, drove my daughter to school. I stopped at Dollar General and grabbed my favorite snack (extra flavor blast goldfish).

Then, finally, I was able to open my mail. It’s from my lovely friend, Angela, and her daughter! They spent so much time creating and organizing and gathering. The whole package overflowed with love. I was just as full! This world needs more kindness… more moments when people have no words to speak the gratitude they have towards a person’s kindness.

One simple act of kindness can change everything. When we really sit and think about that, we begin to see this world a bit differently.

I’m going to work on a few things here at home, then maybe go walk. I hope you feel the good in this world today. I hope you take a moment and leave your own act of kindness. It’ll improve someone else’s day, in addition to your own.

With much love,

Nova Namastè