Friday, September 28, 2012

Imagine For A Moment

We all walk many different paths in life and we each have a story to tell. Some of us have faced horrible things in life that we wouldn't wish on our worst enemy and some of us have had an easy road so far. But the fact is we all are on a journey of this thing we call life, and we all have a chance each day to make choices that determine which road we choose on that day. I know your past journey may have been full of pain and sorrow and sometimes you may think it will always be that way, but it doesn't have to be that way anymore. You can’t take back yesterday, but you can determine how you live today.

Don't spend precious time living in the past, especially since you can never get back yesterday. Today is a new day full of promise and hope for you. Imagine if for just a moment you make another choice on what you do, think, and feel. Maybe you're angry about something that has happened and you might feel so angry and hurt that you chose destruction as an answer to that pain, or maybe you choose more pain for yourself. You punish yourself for something that was never your fault to begin with. Maybe you hear old tapes in your head telling you that you are stupid, worthless, ugly, and worst of all, you hear that you are not worth the time. Maybe those tapes have been playing in your head so long that you don't ever think that you can make them stop, and you're living your life each and every day thinking you don't matter.

But if you can imagine for just one moment or a few moments that you can have a different life for yourself, then I believe that you can. It's not easy at first because you’ve been programmed for such a long time, but it is possible for you. The thing is you control your thoughts, not anyone else. You have been giving your power away for so long, but you don't have to do that anymore. You have the power to change your thoughts each and every day. You have the power to make new tapes to play in your head each day. You have the power to be the master of your universe, so why not start today.

If you start with just one moment changing your thoughts, it will get easier to do. Pretty soon, one moment leads to more moments and little by little you can replace every negative thought with a positive one. It doesn't matter if nobody has ever believed in you, you can believe in YOU! You have the power to become anything you want in this life and the greatest thing is, it's never too late. Louise Hay started her publishing company when she was 60, and today her Hay House Company is a great success. She could have thought at that age, that she was finished with her life, but she didn't and look what amazing things she has accomplished with her publishing company.

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo

Do you remember Christmas as a child? When all year long you thought about the gifts you wanted and on that morning you were so excited because Santa was going to bring you what you dreamed of all year long. The hope of a child and wishes of a child can be such a powerful thing, especially when what you thought about having, appears like magic that day. Maybe some of you did not have that experience, but the point I’m trying to make, is that you can imagine and create anything you want in your life. It can be Christmas each and everyday for you when you realize that you hold the key to the life you've always dreamed of. Imagine if only for a moment that you are living the life you have always dreamed of. What would your life be like?

Now you may be thinking that these things are not possible for you, but they are. Instead of saying it could never happen for you, how about saying why not me. You deserve everything that life has to offer and more. You have the power to IMAGINE, DREAM, and CREATE amazing things. Even if you think you have no skills or talents, you do have them. You just need to take a little time to figure out what they are. Take a look inside you heart and see what amazing things may be hiding in there just waiting for you to discover them.

Dig for those treasures that await you. We all have treasures within us and please don't bother trying to tell me that you cannot possibly have any, because you do. So get out your map and your shovel, and start digging. And if at first you don't find anything, keep digging. It only takes a moment to start, and pretty soon one moment leads into another, and another, and pretty soon, you will strike gold.

So what are you waiting for you? Make that map and start digging for those treasures. I cannot wait to hear what you discover.

Please feel free comment here with all of the amazing things you have discovered in your search. I would love to see what amazing things you have discovered.
Always Remember that you are Beautiful, Strong, Powerful, Fearless, Amazing, Divine, and most important of all YOU ARE ENOUGH! Divine Diva Donna

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Beautiful Inside

It seems to me in society today there seems to be so much focus on what the definition of beauty is, and the sad thing is the message is always geared to what we see on the outside of someone and it makes me sad.

We have young girls who see and hear that message everyday and that message leaves these girls with no self esteem, no confidence, and for some it leads into the world of eating disorders and so many other horrible things in life. We have little girls who should be playing with Barbie, now thinking about what they can do to look like Barbie, and it makes me so angry. How did we get to this place where we are failing these young girls who are the future generation of what's to come.

Instead of believing in themselves and wondering what they want to be when they grow up, our young girls are cutting themselves, burning themselves, throwing up after they eat, and punishing themselves for thinking they are not pretty enough, smart enough, thin enough, and worst of all, thinking that they don't matter. And some of these girls think they don't even deserve to live. I'm not only shocked by this, but I also wonder what happened, and where did we go wrong?

Why isn't anyone teaching these girls about inner beauty and showing them the amazing qualities we each have inside? I believe beauty in not always something you should look for on the outside, because we all have things that make us beautiful inside as well.

Why don't we spend time telling these girls things we admire in them and take the chance we each have everyday to remind them they are enough exactly as they are. Why not take the chance to give them the courage they need to do anything their heart desires. Why not say, I believe in you, instead of saying you're looking a little chubby today, why didn't you get an A on that test, why didn't you finish your chores, and all of the other negative things that beat them down little by little everyday.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith

We all have a chance each day to choose our words and we all have a chance to really make a big impact in the life of someone. We can spend the same amount of time saying positive things to someone, as we do negative things.

I also know that some of you might not have had anyone to say positive things to you when you were growing up, and maybe you're angry about it still. But the thing is you now have the chance to change that, you can start by saying positive things to yourself each day and trust me, you'll be amazed at how it makes you feel.

Once you start feeling better about yourself, I know you will want to do that for someone else. Everyday we have the opportunity to choose the words we use, and we also have the chance to not only tell ourselves that we are beautiful inside; we have the chance if we take it, to remind our young girls that as well.

So take that chance today, take that chance to remind the young girls who are the future, they are beautiful inside. We all have the power to change the world we live in by changing what we say and do each day. So why not start today?
Always Remember that you are Beautiful, Strong, Powerful, Fearless, Amazing, Divine, and most important of all YOU ARE ENOUGH! Divine Diva Donna

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jeff, One Lonely Guy

Hello Divine Diva's,

Before I begin this post, I would like to say thank you for being patient with me. My computer and I do not see eye to lately and once again it quit on me. But I am back and once again hope to get this blog looking better and start posting more. Let's hope my computer will work with me now! I am still learning here as far as how to get the blog to look awesome, but I figure in the meantime, why let that stop me from writing, so here I go.

Wow, I just finished watching the Jeff Probst show about a guy named Jeff Ragsdale in New York who experienced a bad break up and was feeling very lonely, so he decided to go out to the streets of New York and post fliers that said if you want to talk about anything, call Jeff, one lonely guy.

When I first heard this, I thought wow, with computers and the access we have each day to reach out and connect, would anyone just call a phone number listed on a flier posted on the streets of New York? Then I thought would people think he was a crazy guy? I mean let's face it, how many of you would just go out and post your phone number for the world to see and ask people to call you?

I was surprised as I watched this show that not only did he receive calls, but he received thousands of calls. I believe over 80,000 he said. I believe it was one word, the word lonely that inspired thousands of strangers to pick up the phone and call Jeff, One Lonely Guy.

He received calls from all over the world with advice of how to get over his break up, but something else also happened with the phone calls he received. It turns out that there are thousands of lonely people in the world who felt compelled to pick up the phone and call a stranger and talk about their problems as well.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. Anne Frank
When I first heard this, I thought why wouldn't people just talk to people they know about their problems instead of of a stranger? Then they had a guest on the show who Jeff had helped and she said that she was going through a dark period in her life and when she spoke to friends about it, they always told her what she wanted to hear and she wanted to speak to someone who was outside of the situation and as a result, she said Jeff One Lonely Guy, helped her heal. Now this guy is not a therapist or anything of the sort, but it turns out, that it does not matter one bit to the thousands of people who call this guy.

What matters, is that there was someone brave enough to not only admit that he was lonely, but he was brave enough to post his phone number for the world to see, with the hopes of maybe making a few friends out of the whole thing. What matters to people is that there is a voice on the other end of the phone. Someone who listens and someone who doesn't know them, and as it turns out this voice of a complete stranger ends up helping complete strangers that he has never met.

I love this story and just had to write about it and it really touched me that in the world of computers and chat rooms and instant messaging, people still want to pick up the phone and talk to someone and make a connection with a voice on the other end of the phone and I think that is awesome!

I think the other thing that resonated with me is that most everyone at some point in their life, feels lonely and this guy was not afraid to admit it and put his phone number out there for the world to see and call.

I am curious though, would you be brave enough to put your phone number out for the world to see? Would you speak to strangers and listen and or give advice with no charge just for the greater good of helping someone?

The bottom line is, there are millions of lonely people in the world and what I got from this story is that people really do feel more comfortable at times talking to someone who doesn't know them, someone who won't judge them, and someone who is not involved in their life. I think what this guy did is awesome and inspiring and I am so glad I saw his story today. I hope you are inspired by his story as well.

Always Remember that you are Beautiful, Strong, Powerful, Fearless, Amazing, Divine, and most important of all YOU ARE ENOUGH! Divine Diva Donna
He has a book called Jeff, One Loney Guy and you can get it here.