Life is short

Hello! I wanted to share yet another fascinating quote I read on tumblr. “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” -Og Mandino
This is so interesting and important to read and remember. How crazy is life when you think about? How are we here and how did we end up with the people by our sides? This message really makes me think about how short and amazing our lives are. Ah! Be happy, daring, and inspirational today. Be the best you can be, and love yourself every minute. Read this quote over and over, and install this into your life. Xoxo

HOT HOT HOT

Good afternoon people! It’s very warm outside where I live, how about all of you? I just found a picture on tumblr where it basically was reminding everyone that when you are 80 and old, it will be difficult to remember your thoughts and feelings at 20 or the young age you may be right now. I think this is a very important concept to grasp. I may repeat myself but to really live in the ‘now’ is so so important. I want everyone to take a few moments to yourself each to recount your day and realize how lucky and blessed you are. I was talking with a friend last night and I started to tear up thinking about how blessed I am with the people in my life. I know everyone goes through rough patches – I have had my fair share, but I hope you all can stop focusing on the bad and only channel your energy and thoughts on positivity and happiness. The moment you realize you are 100% completely in control of your thoughts, is the day your mindset towards life will change! Yes, we are given certain tough situations, but we have the power to choose how we grow and learn from each moment we are here on earth. I believe to live a happy life resides in yourself and ONLY yourself. Don’t give anyone or anything the power to alter your happiness. You may find happiness in someone or something, but you aren’t happy solely because of them- if that is the case then if they leave or something changes, so will your mindset. So let’s start today by learning about ourselves and what we deserve and need to be happy! I recommended reading a self-help book (yes I know ugh) but it truly can make a difference in your opinion on life. I love the book ‘You are a BADASS’ and ‘You Can Heal Your Life’. I hope you all have an amazing day and take a few moments to realize how special you are. Xoxo

Happiness

Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone who is reading this has had an amazing Monday thus far! I just want to remind everyone to keep the positivity within and around yourself even if you aren’t feeling up to it. When you give love and happiness into the world, you will receive the same back! Show someone around you extra kindness today, especially yourself! Do not forget to treat yourself today. Special time to yourself is so so important because we are all so special even when we don’t feel like it. Just remember (seriously) we all have a purpose and let’s be inspiring and find it today!!! Xoxo

SAD

I am so sad it has been such a long time since I have posted. The end of summer has left me uninspired and sad, feeling no power within in me to share my thoughts. I am here now though, so forgive me! I am so blessed to have had the summer I had and I hope every one of you shared the same amazing experience! Tonight has got me thinking of how blessed we are. I want to get back into my routine of reading and writing. Hopefully you all have already found your peaceful time in your schedules! I eventually wish to wake up every morning with nothing but excitement for the day ahead of me. I woke up this morning and thought about why I instantly grab my phone, and I want to break this habit. My challenge to you all this week is to cut down on screen time (computers, tv, phones, kindles are OK actually ideal) and do something different! Take a walk or read a book or catch up with a friend. The more time we spend outside and with each other, the happier and healthier humans we become. I hope you all have an amazing week and stay tuned for some more posts. And remember to be inspiring always! Xoxo

PHEW

I have definitely felt a lack of inspiration in these last few days which depresses me, but here and there I find a sparkle in a dark room and I can’t wait to write a post on here. This place, this site- gives me a voice and I am so thankful I have a few hopeful humans who appreciate the voice I have to give. And the advice I have yet to administer! I had the craziest experience last night and I could not be happier to climb into bed and be fully in control of my mind. Sometimes we don’t realize how great (truly truly great) to be ourselves in the moment we are in. I was so relieved to be in control of my thoughts and I am so blessed to be myself. I have a few tips and homework for all who are crazy enough to read what I have to say- take a moment out of your day/night today and reflect on the craziest, happiest, saddest, and best moments of your life thus far. No matter what stage you may be in or how happy/sad you are with yourself, relive these memories. Relive the past just for a few minutes. Look at how much you have accomplished and how many great memories you have stored! Look! You are such an amazing human being and you must give yourself some time to appreciate yourself. Seriously. I am not kidding, you deserve love and praise!! You are amazing!!! So many people love you and you have impacted many peoples lives, so give yourself a pat on the back. Don’t forget to go out and inspire those around you (even more than you already have.) xoxoxo

FORGIVE ME

Wow! I have not updated the blog in a little over a week. I was on vacation and such, but I definitely missed writing to all of you! I have a tip for all of you (and myself) that can be started at anytime. I often forget to stop and appreciate what I am given and how blessed I am to have what I have! I usually work through the day, mundane task after task, and don’t treat the little things like they are important. I often write in a personal journal, which I highly recommend, but if you don’t- find or a jar or pad of paper and write out the great things you did that day and what you are blessed/thankful/happy about! It will make a day that seemed boring, worth it! Even if you spent the day running errands- what did you accomplish? Did you run into an old friend, or maybe happen upon a new place to visit or find a new recipe to try out? Or did you do something totally exciting and awesome that you want to remember? I want you all to realize how great and amazing our lives are (even when it doesn’t seem that way) because we only have a limited time and we need to love each and every minute. Life is so so beautiful and I want to give all my love out to as many I can reach. Thank you for following and reading what I have to say- I truly appreciate it. And don’t forget to be inspiring each and every day! Xoxo

THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Why do we live in the past? Why do we long for the future? Do we believe our lives ran smoother or more exciting before or will after this moment? I believe to fully invest ourselves in the present is the greatest way to live. “Only this actual moment is life.” Take that in, and feel what those words truly mean. Let’s all try to enjoy this moment we are in to the fullest. I do often find myself feeling annoyed or empty in a situation, but who is that hurting? Me. No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we should give it our all. If you aren’t happy, don’t be grumpy or mean- just ride it out until you get out of it. By giving the situations or ‘moments’ we live in our 100% effort, we are committing to the present and living life to the fullest. Next time you are around friends or even random people you stumble upon, be aware of the mindset you have and the messages you are sending to those around. I do not want any of you to regret or relive the past in any way, it’s in the PAST people- leave it there. No matter what happened or how you acted, the moment is not coming back- so why make yourself sick worrying about it? This also applies to the hunger of the future. Yes, we all are anxiously waiting to go there or get that, but relying on future happiness is like turning our backs on our current emotions. We must look to the past and future as if they are unreachable, and focus on the present. How are you feeling right now? Why do you rely on the future to make yourself happy? Why does your stomach churn when you think of what happened 10 years ago? Why do you let yourself feel this way about yesterday or tomorrow? Why can’t you live for today? What can you do to make yourself the happiest in the moment RIGHT NOW? Let’s face our current selves and get down to business. Let’s live, love, and inspire in the moment. Take advantage right now! Be inspiring. Xoxo
P.S. Sorry this was long. Remember: rants are good for the soul!

THE WORLD

I just went on the most beautiful walk to stumble upon a gorgeous sunset. Moments like these make me so blessed to be alive and healthy! Many times I waste away my days, without even noticing that I’ve lived another 24 hours on this earth. It may see pointless or stupid, but realizing our potential and impact we can all have on this world is magical! I challenge you all to go outside this week and keep on going, and stumble upon a place you didn’t even know existed! Take a morning stroll before the hectic day ahead, or catch the breezy night weather as the sunset falls. We all could use some peace and quiet in our day! “Traveling is the only you can buy that makes you richer.” I think that quote says it all. We all need to step outside our comfortable homes, local restaurants, and familiar social circles- to explore and adventure the world! Start with your town, and build your way up! I hope to see new cultures and amazing places in my lifetime, and I wish the same upon all of you. And never forget to be inspiring on your journey! Xoxo. 

P.S. It would seriously fill my heart up with joy to hear your adventures and memories about traveling experiences! Always remember the creativityden is here and wants to hear your story. Email ~thecreativityden@gmail.com~ or simply comment to this post. I know all of you can inspire others and me by sharing what you have discovered. xxoxoxooxo

HELLO

Let’s show ourselves off today and be the best we can be! It is important to remember not to mold your personality into somebody else’s wishes of you. Whether it be the cool kids, colleagues, family, or friends- the people you surround yourself should accept you for who you are! If you are putting POSITIVITY into the earth, positivity will come your way! So maybe let someone cut in front of you in line today, or buy someone a coffee! We all need to spread some love to those of use who need it. Don’t forget to be inspiring. Xoxo

WORK

As I stroll in late to work, with plans to sit inside my cube and doze off, I cannot help but think- is this it? As I have been shadowing and speaking with new people every day, I am learning how we often push our dreams aside to be ‘realistic’. I completely disagree with the belief that our wildest and craziest dreams cannot be a reality. How do you think the masterminds behind the huge corporations felt when they were told no? Do you think they sat down and went to apply at the local fast food place? I don’t think so! That pain and rejection fueled them to keep going- to show those rejection letters what they were made of! I am sure many of you have heard to ‘chase your dreams’ before. I truly never thought I could have what I dreamt about until I realized: if I make an active effort to achieve a goal, the universe will see my efforts and help me out. The universe, which can be referred to as many things, wants to help all of you AWESOME people out! So what I want you to do, for me, is to write down your top 5 goals/dreams for this month. (Basically July is almost over so you can choose august) Study those 5 things, and choose your most wanted one. Then break that major goal into active steps that you can tackle day to day. I want you all to realize YOU are in control of your destiny and future! Make active steps toward your goals and you will be rewarded. Also, always be inspiring (to yourself-look at how much you have accomplished and are going to achieve! And others of course). Xoxo