Posted in Gratitude, healing, Life, Mental Health, self care

📖 The Hope

Some noise isn’t easy to dismiss. Some of it shouldn’t be dismissed. In Los Angeles, the noise of the streets is exceptionally disturbing. It’s heartbreaking; but, words of discussion doesn’t change it’s truth.

Skid Row brutally exposes the reality of struggle, unfortunate circumstances, and loss for countless human beings. Whatever series of events lead them to this place, they’re there; and, they need essentials to survive.

Plenty of adults lack the education of how their hurt impacts the future of their offspring. Where does the deadly cycle end? I suppose it’s when we all begin within ourselves to better understand. It might happen as we stop running from pain and discomfort. When we face what’s happened to us, the past starts to diminish.

Unfortunately, the past caught up those who live on Skid Row. I’m not saying childhood trauma is the only path that leads to homelessness. I’m saying a painful childhood greatly impacts adulthood, for all of us.. Thus resulting in some poor choices… even homelessness.

I understand decisions have consequences. I understand consequences require acknowledgement and accountability in order to be fruitful. I also know that we all are imperfect begins.

Two days ago, as I laid on my warm, queen size bed… I stumbled upon a new TV series… While surfing through my streaming device.. On my big flat screen.

The IMDBtv show is called The Tent Mender. The gentleman narrating the story is a heroin recovering addict. He chose to return to this place, where he got sober 15 years before. He needed the reminder. He was on the verge of relapsing.

Here’s the link to watch this incredible story!

You’ll meet remarkable individuals. You’ll see the kindness of humanity through loving acts of service. You’ll see the contribution of an answer to countless prayers: The Midnight Mission.

It’s incredibly humbling to watch. I hope you’ll take time to see for yourself.

Sometimes it’s easy to walk by because we know we can’t change someone’s whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”

Mike Yankoski

Until next time,

Nova Namastè

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

May You Bless this Life

Happy Sunday talented and beautiful souls! Whatever tasks you have on your To-Do, whatever you have planned for this week, in every moment of every day, may life bless you with eyes wide open, heart to see truth, and ears to hear love!

May you walk in faith, that if you don’t feel hope in the moment, you be it. May you seek within yourself, the truth that’s been prepared for you before you were even born.

May you find the places that embrace you in safety, so that you can sit in silence. May you bravely love yourself enough to sit in that space, with love and grace for yourself, and face what you need too.

May you see your truth and follow it. May you seek what’s uncomfortable… and step out in faith… because you desire more… being scared is ok! Having to try again and again and again doesn’t mean you’ve lost! You learn each time; good things take time.

May you respect yourself enough to allow yourself time for what YOU need… food, exercise, water, sex, hugs! Set aside time for reflection, to allow rational thinking to take action in a situation.

Your life, your joy, your happiness, your choices, your mind, body, heart, spirit, everything that “is” in your life… is yours.

Your opportunities to be kind. Your words to be encouraging. Your eyes and face to express positivity .. If you want… you make it happen…

It’s your life… Be it in such a way that, even after life, you live through your incredible legacy!

I believe in you 💗🙏🏼

With love always:

Nova Namastè

Posted in Gratitude, healing, positivity, self care

Just A Little

Ordinary to Extraordinary only requires a little extra.

Loneliness and anxiety to manageable only requires a little extra.

Hopeless to hopeful only requires a little extra.

Struggling to confidence only requires a little extra.

Bitterness to soften only requires a little extra.

Suicide attempt to suicidal tendencies only requires a little extra.

Crying mom to a stronger mom only requires a little extra.

Do you see what happens if you choose to be kind? To be a little extra? It’s everything to that person on the receiving end. Extra makes this tough world better, happier, more unified 🌈💙

Just a little extra changes lives.

Stay Safe, Speak Life, and Spread Kindness

Nova Namastè

Posted in Gratitude, Life, Mental Health, self care

Sometimes 🌙✨

Only sometimes 🙏🏼♥️ You know what, though? Even then, you’re beautiful! You’re ok. You’ll get through this phase, just as you’ve made it through all the others.

Additionally, the merge into darkness allows you to search, sort, and seek. You’ll emerge a glamorous perfectly imperfect butterfly 🦋!

Today, rest assured that darkness isn’t a scary place. It’s in your balance of vibrations. It’s only a paragraph in your story📓.

With Love & Light:

Nova Namastè

Posted in Life, self care

I Dedicate…

This is being formulated for the One Word Prompt Challenge: dedicate! Photos have been taken from Pinterest.

🌼 I dedicate this post to every warrior who’s survived abuse: whether you’re a man, woman, gender fluent, survived emotional abuse, sexual, or physical. An individual who lives to tell their story of every, any, and all situations where he/she endured forced harm is beyond surviving. You are amazing, and you need to believe this about you. 🌸

Posted in Challenge, Life, Writing

This Daily Prompt: Armor

Sheryl’s Your Daily Word Prompt can be found HERE .

Should the government, WTO, be allowed to decide what, when, and where of international trade goods? The rich continued to be rich; while, others in foreign countries starved.

In 1999, the people of Seattle challenged the WTO and it’s leaders. Many protectors were dressed in armor of gas masks, turtle costumes, and cement barrels linking their arms. The people aimed for a peaceful protest; however, the city was still in complete chaos.

You can read more about this historical event on the web at historylink.org.

Posted in Challenge, Mental Health, peace, positivity, Writing

My 7 Favorite Things

Yay 😁😁

OK:)

RULES:

  1. Link back and thank the person who tagged you. Stu over @ Something To Stu Over
  2. Link back and thank the blogger who started the tag. That was Beth.
  3. List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
  4. Tag at least seven people.
  5. List the rules.

🌸My Favorite Things🌸

My Girls

Kindness {Kindness cards I made last night:)}

My Washer & Dryer. You don’t appreciate these till you have two girls and are a single mom.

Adult Coloring Apps

My boyfriend

My Readers

Makeup/Beauty Products

Let’s go with:

Kristianw84

Mina R

Stuart France

My Inner MishMash

Happiness Buffet

Pensitivity101

A Touch of Gilead

Posted in Life, peace, positivity, self care, Writing

Fandango’s Provocative Question

His question:

“What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?”

In my opinion, it’s equally important to do the right thing AND to do things right.

Sometimes, we don’t know how to do things right. When we haven’t been taught a skill, it’s likely we’ll first do it incorrectly. Thereafter, it’s important that we do it right.

Now on the other hand, doing the right thing is usually pretty clear. It’s the choice that falls in line with the laws and ethics. This choice reflects a person’s character. This is important because it keeps us safe and secure. It keeps the peace, so they say.

Of the two, being that we don’t always know the right thing or how to do something right, it’s important we take the opportunities to grow and learn.

Posted in Nova’s Daily Random Word, Writing

#NDRW- #26

Today’s Random Word: CHILDREN

Photo credit: Pixabay

Please tag each post #NDRW

Concept: To write everything and anything that comes to mind about the Daily Random Word.

It can be incomplete thoughts listed, a short story, a personal story, personal reflection, memories, whatever you want it to be. The idea is to get everything out. Once you’ve done that, you can return to these posts and use the ideas in your writing.

Have fun