A SINGLE PARENT AFFIRMATION
by Melody Welch and Lisa Baldwin
As we all know the Christmas season is fastly approaching. A season of giving!!! which epitomizes the journey of single parenting. Single parenthood often requires a daily juggling act while finding a sense of self. Parenting isn’t a seasonal job it's a year around mandate, especially during this season. I personally want to acknowledge all single parents. I applaud your strength: Even despite the difficulties and hardships you face you endure. Thank you for the love: A love that never FADES and endures through the many seasons of life.
Thank you for the security that shelters your little ones from the storms. Lastly, each and every tear wiped, bill unpaid, and hugs given has not left the heart or your child's memory !!!As a single parent I risk a lot to ensure and maintain a comfortable environment for my children and I know you do too!!!! I extend a HUGE thank you!! and I pray that your Christmas holiday is shared with the ones you love most, "YOUR CHILDREN" and I hope you will give yourself a pat on the back while enjoying that cup of hot cocoa!!! You are loved, and VALUED!!!
Be Strong , Be Empowered !!!!!
SINGLE PARENTING TODAY
Ask the average single parent today how they overcame raising kids alone and I’m sure they would in response say it was a struggle ! Their use to be a time when parenting was a responsibility shared with two parents usually a mom and a dad. But unfortunately as time went on two parent homes became scarce. Parenting in the new millennium has brought about many struggles financially, morally, and mentally. Many single parents ponder and contemplate on a daily basis trying to exhaust every option possible to keep family togetherness.
But don’t get discouraged just yet, there are many family services in and around the area that are free of cost to families such as ours. Single parenting doesn’t have to be an hindrance it can be a blessing to you, as well as your children. So with that being said be informed , check your resources and get on board to a new beginning of Single Parenting !
Be Blessed, Be Empowered!!!
5 Alluring Reasons to Forgive Today &
One Good Reason Not To
Challenging and hurtful experiences are a part of human life. They help us grow emotionally, spiritually, socially, even creatively. Although, as a side effect, we can harbor anger from painful events for a long time. We may even relive challenging times over and over again long after they have passed. Forgiveness is a way to lighten the spirit from the baggage of past hurts. Here are five compelling reasons for you to forgive today, and one good reason not to.
1. You Will Feel Better Physically
The correlation between our feelings and our physical health is widely documented across many healing modalities. Often referred to as the “mind/body connection”, it illustrates a direct link between what we feel emotionally and our level of physical health. Forgiving and healing emotionally will make you feel more physically vibrant and alive.
2. You'll have More Energy
By forgiving old hurts you can refocus the energy it takes to hold on to them. This means you'll have more energy to explore new endeavors and projects.
3. Take Back Your Power
Old, unresolved hurts exert power over your present life. By holding on to the negative impact of the situation, you give the challenge (and the people involved) power in your life. Take back your power, and stop giving mental energy to the past.
4. Your Happiness is Your Priority
By letting go of past pain, you will immediately have more capacity for joy. Deciding to forgive means your joy is of greater importance to you than the hurtful memories. You choose happiness!
5. You Will Be Better Company
A spirit heavy with long held anger can develop into a bitter personality. By letting go of the negative energy and anger, you can interact with other people in a more loving and joyful way.
One Reason Not To Forgive
Forgiveness can happen in an instant, but it can also be a journey and a process. It is a very personal thing, and you will know when you are ready. No one can tell you to forgive, or demand forgiveness from you. The only reason not to forgive is if you are not quite ready. There is no rush, you'll get there.
20 Ways to Get Happy
Happiness and joy are wonderful emotional experiences that make life enjoyable and fun. Happiness is highly contagious, and it can facilitate physical, mental,and spiritual healing. While almost everyone likes to be happy, joy can be elusive at times. Here are 20 tips to get you smiling:
1. Laugh for no apparent reason. The more you laugh, the more things there will be to laugh about.
2. Turn on your favorite music and dance wildly like no one is watching.
3. Read a favorite book in bed.
4. Awaken before the sun comes up and watch the sunrise.
5. Take a walk in a beautiful place.
6. Eat a big bowl of colorful juicy fruit.
7. Compliment someone.
8. Talk about your dreams and goals with a friend.
9. Do something you've always wanted to do.
10. Hug a child.
11. Get physical by attending a yoga class or visiting a gym.
12. Dress like you feel great.
13. Give food to someone who needs it.
14. Volunteer at a place that serves people in need.
15. Paint on canvas without the pressure of trying to make a picture. Just revel in the colors.
16. Attend an outdoor concert.
17. Apologize to someone you've wronged.
18. Forgive someone who has wronged you.
19. Tell the truth when a friend asks how you are doing.
20. Bask in sunlight.
3 Super Foods You Do Not Want to Miss
Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of vital nutrients, vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fiber and more. These valuable element of whole food nutrition cannot be synthesized or replaced by processed foods and supplements. Here are 3 amazing super foods you don't want to miss out on. To receive optimal nutrition from your delectable fruits and veggies eat them raw and organic.
Just one orange provides almost 100 percent of the vitamin C we need daily. Full of antioxidants, oranges help to prevent and reverse aging by neutralizing free radicals. The vitamin C in oranges gives the immune system a boost and helps it to function at its best. Oranges assist digestion by providing dietary fiber. Oranges have also been shown to help prevent and combat multiple forms of cancer, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol.
Researchers at Cornell University have found that apples may prevent Alzheimer's disease. Further research at Cornell found that eating apples can considerably decrease the risk of breast cancer. Apples have been shown to lower the need of insulin for those living with diabetes, and apple juice has been shown to relieve symptoms of asthma.
Abundant in antioxidants, blueberries are anti-aging super heroes. Blueberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C which support immune function, helps the body to build collagen, promotes healthy capillaries, and preserves healthy gums. Just one cup of blueberries contain 25 percent of the vitamin c we need daily. Eating blueberries has also been shown to promote heart health and lower cholesterol levels.