With Christmas coming up, some of us are wondering what to give. You want to give something meaningful but not too expensive. We want to be more conscious in where we purchase things. No need to worry, here is a list of gift ideas for your pals that wont break bank and will bring something meaningful & beautiful to their life.
“ You don’t need a new year to make a change.. all you need is Monday" – Unknown
As we end the second month of the year, I encourage you to just take a moment to reflect upon the things you’ve done so far. Take a moment to ask yourself the following questions:
1. Are you happy?
2. Are you doing what you love, following your passion?
3. What are you doing and how are you doing in fulfilling your goals?
4. Are you on the right track?
5. What is there to change? Is there something to change?
Most of us may have started the year with New Year resolutions. Goals we wish to accomplish, things we plan to do, places we plan to visit, etc. We take time in trying to figure out what we need to do and when things need to be done to plan accordingly. We make changes when we need to. We alter our thinking process, actions, our plans, our drive to accomplish the things we want to accomplish - all to be able to reach a goal. Whether it’d be a personal goal, spiritual goal, or professional goal... we each have some type of goal we’re working for.
Are you on track to achieve that goal? The year may have already started but it is never too late to start something you may not have already started. It’s never too late to start the process of following your dream. All it takes is that first step in making things happen. Don’t just dream it, do it. If you’re in a position of not knowing how to start or questioning the timing of it all… truth is, there really isn’t a right time. Instead, ask yourself, “Why not start now?” Don’t let excuses get in the way. Don’t feel discouraged. Believe in yourself. Just when you think or feel that the process is difficult, remember that nothing comes easy. It takes time, hard work and determination. I share this verse to encourage you to have faith and to trust God that he’ll be helping you along the way,
Psalms 28:7, “ The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trust in him, and he helps me.”
Blog post written by: Cherrymae Saldivar
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. - Acts 20:35
Although Valentine’s Day is over, I encourage you to continue showing your loved ones how much you love and care for them. There are 365 days in a year, so many more opportunities to express your love, to do something special, and to pay it forward.
I encourage you to lend a helping hand to those in need. Sometimes we forget that there are others out there that don’t have family or their loved ones close. They don’t have someone to surprise them with flowers, chocolates, dinner or hear how much they are loved. We forget that there are some people that are alone, homeless, and merely have nothing but hope. We all need someone. We all deserved to be loved and to know that we are loved. We’re all brothers and sisters in Christ so today, I encourage you to lend a helping hand to those in need, share God’s love, or even the words that “God loves you’.
Let’s work together and pay it forward.
Blog post written by Cherrymae Saldivar
Do you ever get those days where you’re just so exhausted after a long day of work? Do you ever get those days where you’re just ready to go home and take a quick nap? What about those days where you’re just so tired, your bed is the only thing in your mind that you can really focus on? Often times we get so caught up with the busyness of life, we forget to take a moment to ourselves.
A moment to just relax.
A moment to rejuvenate.
And just a moment to breathe.
We all have different priorities, different schedules, and different goals. We have deadlines at work. Things to complete. People to attend to, whether it’d be your children, your boyfriend/husband, your family, friends, etc. We get so busy we don’t even realize that time just flew right on by! Some could agree that there just isn’t enough time during the day to really complete all the things you need to do or even planned to do. Our time is precious. And sometimes, our time is cut short. So I encourage you, take a moment to reflect how you start your morning. Are you constantly in a rush? Do you wake up stressed out thinking about all the things you need to do? Do you have a daily routine you follow? Do you easily get frustrated because of a situation that comes up early in the morning?
How you begin your morning is a reflection to how you’ll be throughout your day. Your vibe, your attitude, your energy…It all begins the moment you wake up.
So for the month of February, the Renewed Team encourages you to begin the month with a renewed love. Renew your love for yourself. Renew your time in setting goals for yourself.
Goals for the day.
Goals for the month.
Goals for the year.
Renew your effort of creating a schedule. Organizing your day by listing what and when things needs to be done. A realistic schedule that allows you to complete everything you need to do, that exact day you planned to. I encourage you to renew your love and time with family and friends. Allowing your undivided attention in just surrounding yourself with the closest people you have in your life. Away from social media, emails, phone calls, etc. I encourage you to renew your way of thinking as you rise in the morning to begin your day. Take a moment to just relax your mind before starting a hectic day of going back to work, running errands, etc. Try starting your day with a positive attitude.
Life is short and as time passes on like a speed of light, you don’t want to be so busy or distracted by “work” you miss out on precious moments of life.
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as much as you live.”
- Robin Snyder
Blog post written by: Cherrymae Saldivar
I met Jasmine today at Starbucks she was with her pup outside on the curb, and she chose this card.. she chose freedom. She said their is power in choosing something or someone. I believe that Jasmine is declaring this truth and it's setting her free.. thank you For being so open and letting me speak with you.. i feel humbled and in awe of how I was connected to her today.. I never go to this particular Starbucks and didn't expect to meet her and her cute pup. Daily we face we have the power to choose. Let's be people that choose the good even in the midst of hurt or pain or suffering.. because it can lead you to live a life that perseveres and overflows in joy. Please I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and just listen to people.. even if it's for a minute it will make you realize we are all not that much different..
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Meet Kaylynne she chooses peace, she enjoys life without drama and wants everyone to experience that freedom in life! Thank you so much for letting me hear your story and so glad that you are declaring peace over your life today. It's awesome that you also enjoy serving others and want to surround yourself with more positive people.
Meet Emma Robinson, she has a voice! A very important one and when she speaks fun and excitement spread! You are so sweet and I believe God has a lot in store for you. Remember you are chosen for greatness. Thank you for being vulnerable and kind. @emmy_yoo
Meet Monse Medina, her story is that she is not defined by her past. She is above it and free to be who she is made to be! @mawncee . We all have done things in the past that we are not always proud of but we overcome and rise above it! Thanks for being real it was a joy meeting you