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In a perfect world …
We would all wear smiles, genuine smiles

We would all help each other no matter what

There would be no broken hearts

There would be no outsiders

There would be understanding and wisdom flowing

There would be no regrets

There would be acknowledgement of God at all times

Eve would have never eaten the apple and convinced Adam to as well

We would be free of sin and anguish

We would have everything that we needed and wanted

There would be no debt

There would be no shortage of love

There would be no wars

There would be no shortage of resources and givers

There would be no drama and mess

In a perfect world…

2016 Wrap Up

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My life has been a series of getting started but never finishing for so many reasons.  I didn’t have the money, I was bored, it didn’t look like I wanted, they didn’t fit into my plan, they were just too idk (insert something stupid there), but it was always something. This year I decided to create CONSISTENCY in my life. Life starts to happen more when you make a decision. I was tired of giving up and not pushing or fighting for what I wanted because it just didn’t seem right at the time or it didn’t look how I wanted it to look. Out of my 35 years of living, 2016 has been the best and the worst year of my life.

I got a full understanding of who I am and who I’m growing to be. I found out how strong I am and got a glimpse of how much stronger I am going to be. I got a good look at how I love and how deep it can get. I understand how resilient I am and how tough times in my life prepared me for this year. I’ve always seen people for who they are and I do my best not to judge them but this year gave me a better glimpse of who those around me are and who I want around me.  I’ve always had a relationship with God but at times I would definitely put Him on the back burner but this year has opened up another type of relationship with Him that I never want to lose and only want to get stronger.

I’ve said it before life is like a roller coaster that never ends but you have to decide what type of roller coaster you want to be on. You are the operator, you can speed it up or slow it down but you aren’t always going to know when the next hill, loop, spin, or drop is going to come, you can only prepare for as much as you can. 2016 has been one to write home about. I’m looking forward to 2017 because the future is brighter than ever and with all that I’ve learned about myself and seen the vision for this roller coaster is about to be the best ride yet. I’m holding on in some areas but I’m throwing my hands up and throwing caution to the wind in others. I’m getting prepared for this next round of dips, loops, spins, and drops and I’m excited about it. You know how you’re waiting in line to get on the roller coaster and the closer you get the more nervous you get…the butterflies are flipping in your stomach…that’s how I am right now and this time I’m more excited than I am scared. 2016 you were an emotional ride but I think that I am ready for 2017 and all that it has to offer.

What does your roller coaster look like?

I hope that you all are getting prepared for the 2017 roller coaster and I can’t wait to hear all about it.

Until next time live simply while doing it extraordinary.

Zony

“2 Chairs” in Review

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Ok let me set this up…

I was in the airport heading to Mexico.  I stopped at the first little bodega after TSA to buy a bottle of water…just a bottle of water.  Before I left my home I told myself I would not buy anything or spend any extra money on anything during this trip.  I am just going to eat and enjoy myself.  But this little bodega had books on top of books on top of books and if you know me like you need to know me, you know that I love a good book.  So I started browsing through the books, I haven’t even gotten to the water yet.  This one book 2 Chairs caught my eye, there is nothing fancy about the cover, no bells and whistles to it … just red, white and black – Nothing fancy.

Look above you see it…nothing fancy.  I started reading the praises on the back cover of the book and decided to buy it.  I find my water and get to the register and as the lady is ringing me up I am still questioning my purchase of the book but I go with it.  I get to the gate, in between small talk with those around me I start to read the book.

This book is AHMAZING (no typo, say it with the little catch in your throat) and has made such an impact on my life in this short period of time.  I have been struggling understanding prayer and everyone that I talk to about it has their own versions of how it should be done and none of them are the same.  Needless to say I had way too many opinions of prayer rattling around in my head.  But Mr. Bob made it all so clear and simple for me.  This book has been an absolute game changer in my prayer life.  The best thing about this book is that he ask 3 simple questions:

1. Does God know your situation?
2. Is it too hard for Him to handle?
3. Does He have a good plan for you?

I am sure that you all know the answers to these questions…if not get in touch with me ASAP or just buy the book and read it.  Mr. Bob gives you simple instructions, simple everyday examples of how 2 Chairs works.  He doesn’t give examples of off the wall, outrageous situations where God spoke to someone about something that would probably never happen to you.  But  examples that we all can relate to and again if you know me like you need to know me you know I like simple.  He gives instruction to set up a place for you to meet with God … 2 Chairs … one seat for you and one for him and there is a balance of conversation. You are able to talk to Him about anything but you have to be willing to listen and hear from Him as well.  For so long I was missing that step, I would pray, pray, pray but I wasn’t listening at all.  But now that I am doing both wow 😯 I feel like my eyes have been opened even more.  These days my car has been my favorite place to pray so I asked God to meet me there every day for our 2 Chairs time.  I don’t put anything in the passenger seat and I just get in and say “Hey God” what are we talking about today.

Fast forward to Mexico, my first morning there I was sitting on the balcony writing in my journal and there were two chairs out there and I asked God for direction with this blog and the content that I was suppose to write and boy oh boy did the flood gates open.  I glanced over at the other chair and said “God I know that you are sitting there”.  For a while now I have been in a block with nothing creative flowing through me but He gave me some good stuff.

I am reviewing my first book on Simply My Purpose because 2 Chairs has completely changed my prayer life and it seems so much easier and more consistent.  I enjoy the time so much.  2 Chairs has been a major blessing in my life.  Before I was halfway through reading the book I was recommending the book to my friends lol… I would tell them to get the book and sent them a picture of the book so they wouldn’t have any trouble looking for it.  But I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get deeper with God and build a stronger relationship with Him.  Mr. Bob didn’t ask me to write this, I am not even on his radar but this book will forever be a staple in my collection.  I will be reading it again really soon because I am sure that I missed some good gems the first time around.

Because of the season that I am in, one really good gem that has stuck with me from this book because of the season that I am in is ” Praying is something we do in our time, answers come in God’s time.” (Now that’s a WORD)  I have definitely been putting the full court press on God to let me know what is going on and what is coming my way but He has been cool and giving me little pieces.  But I think this book definitely put me in a place to be ready for a string of events that happened over the weekend that now have me in a quiet reflective space.   I feel different good.  That is the best way to describe it.  There is no complicated explanation for how this book influenced everything that has happened but all I can say is life has been”different good”.  I am forever grateful for this very simple book catching my attention and turning my life around within 2 weeks.

Go by http://www.2chairsbook.com/ and purchase this book it will definitely change your life and your time spent with God.

Happy Reading everyone!!!!

Zony

#simplythankful

#simplythankful for all of the good, bad and ugly experiences that I have had in my lifetime because they have built me into the person that I am today and if I must say so I’m pretty DOPE. 😉 #simplythankful … What are you thankful today? (Use hashtag and tag me)

#simplythankful


As I was thinking about what to really post about daily for the month of November I was a little torn between continuing with quotes or doing a challenge. I decided to go with the challenge. So the challenge is to post daily what I am thankful for. With Hope & Warmth with a Purpose 2016 right around the corner I have been thinking about everything that I take for granted that someone else would be so happy to have. So starting today with the hashtag #simplythankful I will be posting everything that I am thankful for whether by video, graphic, written post. I challenge you to join me #simplythankful. Example: Today I am thankful for the opportunity to challenge myself and challenge others to recognize the little things that we take for granted. #simplythankful What are you thankful for?

Growing Through

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“Is it me?? A question I constantly ask myself … Insecure in my own thoughts. Insecure in all that I do and say and try to process… Always over processing and over analyzing and killing myself in my own head. Crazy thoughts that I go through. It’s always an evaluation in my head. Ongoing … How do I make it stop? Comfortable on the outside but so many questions on the inside. How am I able to be transparent in a safe place? Who am I really safe with? Right now I don’t even feel safe with myself. Always looking for another something another beginning another another and another. How do I get through this? Keeping everything in as to not burden anyone else but who’s always there to lend a listening ear to help or just be a comfort. Where is my comfort? Trusting and listening always smiling but for what is life like this … A roller coaster just ready to get to the end of this ride and walk away 100% confident. Walking into some situations with my eyes wide open knowing it’s not for me but at the same time because I know what’s going to happen gives me some kind of peace. Walking into other situations trusting and not knowing and then getting hurt because I didn’t know what was a head of me. Always ready for a risk but only those that I can kind of control. Headaches come and stay because I seek a box to keep myself to keep my surroundings controlled. Is it me??? Shrugs… Got to get out of my own head … Smh at myself.”

I posted this on my first blog in 2014…my my my I have come a long way.  Today feeling a lot more confident in who I am and knowing exactly what I want in life.  My purpose is clearer than ever although some times I do stop and ask God if He is sure (I still have my moments).  Life is funny sometimes and I have really started to embrace everything that comes my way good and bad(even if I don’t like it).  If I resist it only hinders my progress and I am tired of being stuck because I want to be rebellious to what I don’t like going on at the moment.  Disclaimer:  I am a super rebellious person.  So anything that doesn’t fit into my vision I am not here for it.  I am getting better though, one day at a time.  Back to the post, I realized in reading my previous post that my purpose requires me to hold other people up more than they are going to hold me up.  Everyone that you are meant to hold down isn’t meant to hold you down.  Your confidence doesn’t depend on them or anyone else.  Love yourself because it is best for you and it makes for a better life.

Your life should reflect confidence, boldness, and braveness no matter what your purpose is.  Although it is a daily decision you have to make it and walk in it.  Do know that distractions are going to come but that is when you fight harder for what you want.

I want my friends, family and clients to know that they can always count on me to hold them down no matter what they are going through and when that moment of realization hit I was completely OK with where I am going and the situations that I have been through.  You have to get to a point where you realize that your life is so much bigger than you because it isn’t for you.  You are here for the growth of others and when you accept that I think you will go through life a little less stressed, worried, and unhappy.  I will probably mention this more often because we have to be reminded that when things hit us its just a growing spurt for us to help someone that is coming behind us.  Let your resilience shine through.  Embrace it all and grow.

I hope this helped someone…Comment and let me know what you are dealing with and let me hold you down while you grow through.

Until next time continue to live simply while making it extraordinary.

XO,

Zony

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