All posts tagged: inspiration

New Year…New Me?

With each new day I strive to become a better person than I was the day before. Setting daily goals helps us meet our longer-term goals. Make a decision with each new day to move closer towards a dream! Let’s take one of the most recognized New Year’s Resolutions…Getting Healthy/Losing Weight. Most people will start out strong, making daily trips to the gym, cutting carbs, or even choosing “diets” that are harmful to their bodies. Instead of going all in, set daily or weekly goals for yourself. If you choose a salad over that juicy cheeseburger you have been eating for lunch, you have made a step towards your goal. Too often people will set goals that are far from realistic with the resources they have. After a period of time setting too high of an expectation for themselves they “fail” and get discouraged allowing their resolution to go as quick as it started. Now set down that bowl of ice cream and take a walk around the block instead…you will thank yourself later. While you are at …

Who Do You Love?

Take a moment and think about it… Did you remember to include yourself? Never forget about loving you!  Take time out of your busy day to focus on you.   Just 10 to 15 minutes will do: gather your thoughts & emotions and make sure you are doing what is necessary to promote a healthy relationship with you.  Embrace who you are and be grateful for your life in the present moment. Put aside 10 to 15 minutes a day to do something you enjoy that brings you peace of mind.  Maybe you would enjoy reading a chapter from your favorite author, or relax while you enjoy 15 minutes of yoga or meditation.  You may even enjoy sitting at the coffee shop with your favorite latte while you wind down from your busy day to just gather your thoughts.  Whatever you choose to do, take time out of your day just for you! Self love increases your ability to provide better relationships with those who you thought of loving first! Now I ask you…who do you …

Dream a Little Dream with Me

This is a phrase that floats into my mind every once in awhile when I’m in need of encouragement.  The words, to me, are calming.  A peace washes over me when I hear them.  Sometimes, a tear wells in my eye.  Always, I’m overcome by emotion.  Regardless of my circumstances of that particular day, I’m reminded that I am capable of something so much bigger than whatever is bringing me down.  We have all been created for something great.  Each of us with our own unique gifts that the world needs us to use.  Right now, for me, that gift is to bring laughter and hope.  What is yours?  Maybe you’re not sure what it is yet.  Here’s the easiest way to find out: What comes naturally to you and when you do it, you receive immense joy?  Happy gift-finding and using!!! Smiles, Andrea Graye :)

Do Something Different

We all have goals and dreams that seem to be out of our reach.  Too many of us are not living our dream because we are living within our fears.  Our path may not be easy, we might have to climb more peaks to reach our potential, we may endure more storms, but if we don’t give up, we will have victory.  We must remember our lives have purpose.  We must never be afraid to challenge ourselves with new goals and dreams.  Break out of the normal routine and try something new.  We may be surprised, with faith and positive thoughts, anything is possible.  There is no better time than the present to take a step in the direction towards your dreams….