Frustration, hurt and pain plague our very existence and we find ourselves wondering why, how. and what next. All of this comes at the most inopportune moments when we have used up every bit of energy that we have left.
Our life at a standstill, our hope deflating and our resolve at an all time low; we worry that we will not be able to keep up and that our will to take one more step will fade away.
These are the enemies of our soul; the very thorn in our side that promises to stay with us making us seemingly powerless to fight.
But it is in this very moment that you must get in there and fight!
As you press forward you must resist the urge to give in to defeat. No matter how worn out you think you are, with the start of every new day, you must know that the battle is not over and the war is not won.
Get back on track to living each day with great anticipation of that which you first had faith for.
….and whatever you do, don’t give in.
©2017 Kim Seymore
Lets this day be beautiful, for you we’re given it to live
Let this time in your life be fruitful, for you were placed here for a purpose
Let your words be wise, for you were given something to say
Let your hope be in Him, for He will see
Let your walk be tall, for you are a a part
of His creation
Let your head be up, for you have much to be proud of
Let your world be large, for there is much to do
Let your heart be full of joy, for you are living another day
Let your spirit be at peace, for it has already been worked out
Let your life be yours, for only you can live it
© 2017 Inspired Serenity by Kim Seymore
Things often begin with all of the bells and whistles of a new exciting thing in your life
Often enough you fail to recognize anything that will take you off of the road to pure bliss. It is in those early moments that you see much of what you have dreamed of while turning a blind eye to that which you oppose or despise.
You willingly operate within the cycle even before you know that the ride has begun. It is only after a series of undesirable circumstances, second guessing, researching, questioning, and analyzing that you realize that what is playing out in your life is not what you desire but what you would have never hoped for your life in a million years.
By the time you really take note of your life’s course, you are often months or years into it making the options few. It is at this moment that you realize that your freedom is no longer as you fall deeper into the cycle.
You allow others to say and do as they please in your life
You do not speak up for what you want or
You accept judgement and criticism as
if it were who you are
You let your own desires go unmet
You fail to do for yourself
You walk on eggs shells
You fear being alone
You stay in the same situation expecting everything to be different
You allow nonsense into your life
Over and Over and Over again.
The cycle continues.
© Kim Seymore
Life teaches us that we must take charge of the things happen around us. Once we grow and mature, we must no longer take the easy way out of blaming others for our conditions, circumstances, failures and every other negative situation that is apparent in our lives. While our surroundings may play a part or be a contributing factor, we are ultimately responsible for our own life outcomes.
Life teaches us to speak up for what we desire and how we want our lives to take shape. We must not waste time seeking to change people around us because that is far beyond our reach and out of our control. We must embrace the power within us to change things around us so that we are living out a life that is true to who we are. As that life begins to take shape, we will draw those people and things that will support and enhance our desired life.
Life teaches us that while change is good, it is often one of the most difficult aspects of life to maneuver. As you look at your life and all of its baggage, good and bad; take purposeful steps to live in sync with your purpose. But remember that not everyone around you is where you are. You must exercise patience and compassion as you move throughout each day. Start to pattern your life according to your life goals and remember that your behavior, character, walk, and talk will be the deciding factor of whether or not the people around you will change.
Life teaches us that the people around us are not perfect and neither are we. We have a responsibility to live a life worthy of our life’s purpose. This includes being a conduit of love in all areas of our lives; with the absence of criticism and judgement. As we live out our lives, we will see the results we are looking for when we extend ourselves beyond who we have been.
Life teaches us that we certainly deserve to live the life that we desire but it also teaches us to be compassionate and understanding as we walk in the light through love. As you seek to embrace all that life has taught you, remember, the lessons are ongoing and when you feel that you have arrived, you are just beginning. Allow life to continue to teach you to live a life full of love for others, for that is what life is all about.
© 2017 Kim Seymore
The beauty in every new day is that the opportunity for you to live intentionally is still present. Regardless of every struggle, setback, obstacle, or pain, you have been given the light of day to seek to see clearly how you should live out your life on purpose.
Before the start of each day, commit to spending time in quiet meditation to focus your mind on the most important tasks of the day. Seek to prioritize so that you will eliminate the possibility of stress and frustration. Bring order to the chaos that often erupts when you fail to plan.
Walk throughout your day with a spirit of gratitude not underestimating the blessing that you have been given to live, to move, and to breathe in this day. Set out to be excellent in every word that you speak, every step that you take, and every action that you participate in. Be an example of how to embrace the beauty in every new day!
© 2017 Kim Seymore
Domestic Violence is still prevalent in our society today but unfortunately, we have yet to heal all of the wounds and scars that both women and men suffer as a result. There are many efforts and many people who support such efforts but we still see the presence and the effects that these incidents have on families all across the world. What should we do when we hear of the many individuals who are abused on a daily basis? Continue to stand up and fight for those who may have gone silent and have lost the will to fight.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that at an average rate, nearly 20 individuals in the span of a minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. With over 10 million women and men suffering from domestic abuse during one year, there is a need for people to step up and speak out.
What can you do?
- Become a volunteer at a local shelter
- Contact a local support group or organization and find out how you can get involved
- Make monetary donations
- Donate needed items to shelters
- Speak up again domestic violence in your community
- Encourage your Human Resources department to provide resources to employees
- If you witness abuse Call 911
- Support legislation that enforces consequences against abusers
- Encourage family, friends, and co-workers who may be in abusive situations to see help or contact a local shelter
Never think that there is nothing that you can do. You can be the voice for someone close to you or even someone who you have never met or will never meet in your lifetime. Your voice and your actions can make all the difference for someone who is suffering. Take a stand today. Speak up for those who have gone silent.
© 2017 Kimberly Seymore Inspired Serenity by Kim Seymore
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Have you ever thought that you had something wonderful to share with the world but didn’t know how to do it? Have you had life experiences that mirror that of other people just like you?
It has been a tradition in some families to keep family business in the family. While this is understandable and even a necessity for many circumstances, it is easy to conclude in our minds that everything mist remain under the secret umbrella.
But when we work to keep our story under wraps we miss the opportunity to help someone else. Sharing our story is not about airing dirty laundry or exposing family secrets. Nor is it about putting your business out there for the purpose of gaining recognition, accolades or sympathy.
But instead, telling your story is about sharing who you are , where you have been and where you are going in hopes of helping someone else along their journey. Subsequently, you may find healing even within your own story. This will open the door to allowing you to see life from a new perspective.
Have you thought about sharing your story but struggled with how to do it? Consider the following:
What is unique about your story?
What do you hope to accomplish by telling your story?
What family member(s) or friends should you have a conversation with before telling your story?
What avenue/platform will you use to get your story out there?
What resources will you need to fulfill this project?
What reservations do you have about sharing your story?
Ready to tell your story but don’t know where to start?
Tell Your Story
Looking for additional support in moving into the next level of greatness in your life?
Change Your Life
© 2017 Kim Seymore