Book Review: “The five people you meet in heaven”, by Mitch Albom.

“The five people you meet in heaven”, by Mitch Albom, is a book about an 83 year old man, who is an owner and operator of an amusement park. He passed away trying to save a little girl falling from one of his rides, and woke up in the afterlife.

In his earthly life he took over ownership of the park, when his Dad passed. He feels like his life is meaningless, and stagnate. Stuck in the day-to-day routine of going to work. He beloved wife passed away years ago of brain cancer, and a he is a injured war veteran. Since his wife passed away, he felt like life was meaningless. He thinks his life had no impact but in the afterlife he learned that it surely did.

This book encompasses meaning in life, and how everything we do impacts the life’s of others, even the little things.  How certain people die, instead of us. The real reason why people have hurt us, and their true stories. I recommend it if you feel stuck, and are looking the meaning in your life. This book greatly explains how we all have purpose in our life. It is very interesting, because he was in the war, stationed in the Philippines.  I recommend it. It was a great read.

 

Filter your thoughts.

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Your thoughts become your reality. Be aware of what you put in your mind. Be careful of the negative let influence your reality.  Filter these negative thoughts, and do not dwell on them, do not let them imprint your mind. Fill your mind, and life with positivity. Look on the good side and beware of untruths and negative influences. Believe in the good in the world and not the bad. Look for the good in everything to be your best. You can achieve more with a positive mindset.

Time…

The echos of the past influences who you are in the today. Do not look far into the past to create today. You are different than before. The past has already come and gone. Today is here and now. Embrace it. The winds of change come through, and create everything anew. As time goes on things change. Change is inevitable. Time doesn’t stop for no one. Time is ever passingThe hand of time is constant. Make the most out of your time on earth, and realize that things change. Do not be passive in this life, because time is not passive, it is aggressive, ever ticking. Do not waste time, because time will keep on going so keep up its the pace. I-may-not-have-everything-I-want-in-life-but-I-am-blessed-enough-to-have-all-that-I-need.-For-this-I-am-grateful.-1-768x768.jpg


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Be Happy for this moment. This moment is your life. _ Omar Khayyam

Reflection of 2019. My year recapped.

OK, I had a rough year, I’m not going to lie. The road was rough and bumpy, but smoothed out and got a whole lot better. Life always has its ups and downs anyway.

My husband and I are going through debt consolidation, due to poor choices when we were younger, so I worked a ton of over time. I wore myself out. It has really paid off literally because we are also out of debt, and on our way to financial freedom!

It was challenging balancing being a Mom, and working a strenuous, physically, and emotionally demanding job. But were almost to the end of this road.

I’m so exhausted, and I missed my kids but I was able to cut one of my days, and only work four days a week.

In the summer I was going to go on vacation with my parents, but I had a panic attack and I didn’t go.

While they were on vacation my Uncle, that I was close to, had a massive heart attack at the age of 63, and was placed on life support until my Aunt could drive out of state to take him off life support. He died instantly. I was crushed and went into a depression.

My adopted cousin, whom I never met came out for a visit. This cheered me up. I went to the doctor and I increased my antidepressant. This has really helped me. My life is improving.

We all die, and reach the end of the road. It is something that is true about life. We cannot hang onto loved ones, we need to let them go. We don’t live forever.

6 months beforehand, my Aunt, my Mom’s wife, was killed by crossing the highway and was hit by a truck, and died instantly, no suffering.

One week before my dear Uncle passed, my other cousins Dad died of a stroke. I grew up with my Aunt and Uncle that passed. They weren’t blood but still.

My blood Uncle, my Dad’s brother, crushed my heart. But it was his time, and there is nothing I can do to go back and change this. I let him go, at the end of the road of his life, and he is in a better place.

Then my Executive Director, who was an outstanding women, passed away young at the age of 36. She was only 9 months younger than me. She has a massive heart and her heart stopped in her sleep.

I was also crushed about this, but tomorrow is never promised.

Now I am on the upside of life, because I am only working 4 days a week. I have quality time with my family, and time for my hobbies. I almost have $32,000 of debt paid off. We will be able to move to a better neighborhood after this.

Life is looking upward, but you never know what tomorrow brings, I will be able to deal with what life throws at me.

 

Out with the old, in with the new….

 BEFORE:

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I am about to cut a more than a foot off my long pretty hair. I love my hair but it is driving me crazy. It is so long and thick. I am donating it to Pantene lengths. —–> https://pantene.com/en-us/beautiful-lengths.

I’m on vacation, I am going to organize my house, and get rid of all the junk. I am throwing a lot of junk away in my life. It’s a fresh start materialistically, and spiritually. Life is constantly changing and so are we. That is why we can improve for the better. I am going to simplify my life, and find peace. I am shedding things in life that are weighing me down, and ready to better myself. I want to go back to work more organized.

I felt pretty with long hair, but I need to be authentic with myself, I don’t need to hide behind my hair to be pretty. I am letting go of it. What are some things that you need to let go of in your life? What is weighing you down in life, that you need to get rid of? Do you have “junk” that needs to be thrown away?

I need to quit thinking negatively.

There is a study that says clutter makes one depressed. I believe that study. Clutter is stressful, let’s simplify, and get rid of things that are weighing us down.

AFTER:

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I feel so much better.