@DeepakChopra @Oprah #21day #Meditation #Challenge I’m in!!

I know…..it’s been a while since I’ve written.  Thank you Wendy for reading all the time and sending a little birdy to remind me to write regularly!!  Big Hugs Bella : )

I’ve decided to take part in Deepak Chopra and Oprah‘s #21 day #meditation #challenge.  In recent months, I’ve felt a strong awareness of my being.  It’s difficult to put into words what I feel. But the long and short is – I feel a peace within and not many things can actually ‘get to me’.  With that said, I also feel when something isn’t right in the air and I’ve been listening to my instincts when I hear that voice of reason speaking to me.  We all have that voice within.  We don’t all listen to it but often look back at a situation and say “I knew that was going to happen…”  I’ve been able to be more aware of that voice and actually listen to it.  Like every other mammal, we are all born with instincts, that’s how birds are able to fly once they’re thrown out of the nest.  It’s how lions know how to hunt.  It’s how gazelle’s know how to flee.  It’s how animals know there’s a Tsunami coming and to head to higher grounds. We are mammals too…we need to be aware of those natural emotions within..and listen to them.

It’s been a long time since I’ve meditated but I feel it’s the one thing that will help me stay in this state of being I’ve come to appreciate today.  I’m grateful to all my family and friends for being such strong forces in my life.  I feel very blessed to learn from experiences and life in general.  I read an amazing quote that really hit home…”No problem can ever be solved at the level of awareness at which it was created.”  In order to find a resolution, you need to elevate your mind to new heights in order to see a situation from a different angle.

I  look forward to taking my message on the road one day and speaking to masses, letting them know that they’re not alone in anything.  We’ve all been in situations where we feel like we’re alone and question “does this happen to anyone else” or we’re embarrassed because “We know better” and know that we should avoid certain actions that only end up hurting us.  Once you make the choice to 1. admit there’s an issue, 2. ask for help and 3. work towards a resolution, you’ll be so much happier and be on your way to feeling peace in your life.

We can all overcome any situation – fear is the only thing that prevents us from facing obstacles head on, but when you recognize that fear is only an emotion that can be controlled, then you’ll be able to succeed in every aspect of your life.  If you’ve never failed, it only means you’ve never tried something new.

Be fearless and listen to your instincts.  Mediate and listen to your inner being. It’s smarter than you’ll ever know.

#HarlemShake shakes things up!

So the Harlem Shake rocks the world.  Who knows why these different dances take off the way they do.  So many videos have surfaced with people around the world doing the “Harlem Shake”, some of them in protest.  The world as we know it has been shaken up by this new phenomenon.  Some are even being fired for ‘shaking on the job’. World Leaders in some parts of the world are speaking against this form of expression, treating it as a dance of defiance.

Well, I can tell you I was surprised to learn that the Harlem Shake has been around since 1981 when the originator, a Harlem Native who went by “Al B” was said to have introduced it to the world. Since its inception, it has appeared in many Urban areas and became popular in music videos.

This year, a group of five teenage students from Queensland Australia created this internet meme and it went viral after it was added to YouTube in early February 2013.

Who knew the effect it would have?  It’s even prompted Billboard to bring forward plans to incorporate YouTube views as one of the metrics used to calculate their Billboard 100 Hot chart.  It’s amazing how these ‘ideas’ can have such a massive impact on our society.

Here’s footage of the Miami Heat shaking things up in their locker room! 

@KidsCanPress I think you’ll like The Alphabet Race – It’s for the Kiddies! Please Share!

I’ve been writing stories for my loved ones. Specifically the children in my life. Through family and friends there are nine kids that I hold dear to my heart!

I’ve written most of them their own story that is solely about and dedicated to them.

I’m a huge advocate of educating our children and encouraging them to want the best for themselves. I often tell them “in life, an education is the one thing that no one can take from you. It’s the one thing that’s truly your own. Knowledge is forever.”

I wrote another story last week and would like to share it with you and hopefully you can share it with your children.

My goal is to get my books published and though I’m sharing this one with the world and opening myself to risk, I trust in God that all will work as it should.

I welcome all and any feedback!

The Alphabet Race 

In alphabet city a race occurs,

it’s an annual event.

The letters of the alphabet get ready,

they gather under a tent.

It takes months of practice and training,

to get ready for this big day.

Bending, curving and straightening,

preparing to make their way.

The letters line up and take their place,

standing side by side.

The lowercase letters show their support,

by cheering on the sideline.

The countdown begins and the crowd gets ready,

to see who will take the lead.

Every year it ends the same.

It’s just the way it will always be.

“3…2…1 go!” and the race begins.

Though they all know the outcome, they still wonder ‘who will win’

‘A’ jumps out ahead with the lead

‘B’ is close behind

‘C’ follows confident in third

‘D’ is determined to remain in line

‘E’ effortlessly coasts up to the others

‘F’ forges ahead

‘G’ gallops straight down middle

‘H’ hops down the path instead

‘I’ insists he’s going to win

‘J’ juggles as she turns up the speed

‘K’ kindly lets the others pass by him

‘L’ laughs trying to take the lead

‘M’ moves out in front of the pack

‘N’ never breaks her stride

‘O’ opens his bottle of water for a sip

‘P’ pauses; her shoes need to be re-tied

‘Q’ quietly coasts closer to the front

‘R’ runs up faster, making perfect time

‘S’ slithers along the winding path

‘T’ trots to the front of the line

‘U’ jogs under an umbrella

‘V’ runs playing a violin

‘W’ walks quickly to the front of the pack

‘X’ plays the xylophone, believing he will win

‘Y’ is yodeling as she skips and jumps, going around the bend

Z’ zips by in record time…everyone is waiting at end.

The race is finally over

Each letter is out of breath

The judges look at the clock

To check which time was best

‘It’s official.. .’ said one of the judges

‘We have the final list.’

‘All the letters are winners!’

He exclaimed holding the paper in his fist.

‘We need them all to read and write.

They each have an important role’

Everyone cheered when they heard the great news,

They would all be awarded with a medal of gold.

Another year, another race

Let the party begin!

If you know the alphabet song,

All together let us sing…

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …next time wont you sing with me.

The Alphabet Race – It’s for the Kiddies! Please Share!

I’ve been writing stories for my loved ones. Specifically the children in my life. Through family and friends there are nine kids that I hold dear to my heart!

I’ve written most of them their own story that is solely about and dedicated to them.

I’m a huge advocate of educating our children and encouraging them to want the best for themselves. I often tell them “in life, an education is the one thing that no one can take from you. It’s the one thing that’s truly your own. Knowledge is forever.”

I wrote another story last week and would like to share it with you and hopefully you can share it with your children.

My goal is to get my books published and though I’m sharing this one with the world and opening myself to risk, I trust in God that all will work as it should.

I welcome all and any feedback!

The Alphabet Race 

In alphabet city a race occurs,

it’s an annual event.

The letters of the alphabet get ready,

they gather under a tent.

It takes months of practice and training,

to get ready for this big day.

Bending, curving and straightening,

preparing to make their way.

The letters line up and take their place,

standing side by side.

The lowercase letters show their support,

by cheering on the sideline.

The countdown begins and the crowd gets ready,

to see who will take the lead.

Every year it ends the same.

It’s just the way it will always be.

“3…2…1 go!” and the race begins.

Though they all know the outcome, they still wonder ‘who will win’

‘A’ jumps out ahead with the lead

‘B’ is close behind

‘C’ follows confident in third

‘D’ is determined to remain in line

‘E’ effortlessly coasts up to the others

‘F’ forges ahead

‘G’ gallops straight down middle

‘H’ hops down the path instead

‘I’ insists he’s going to win

‘J’ juggles as she turns up the speed

‘K’ kindly lets the others pass by him

‘L’ laughs trying to take the lead

‘M’ moves out in front of the pack

‘N’ never breaks her stride

‘O’ opens his bottle of water for a sip

‘P’ pauses; her shoes need to be re-tied

‘Q’ quietly coasts closer to the front

‘R’ runs up faster, making perfect time

‘S’ slithers along the winding path

‘T’ trots to the front of the line

‘U’ jogs under an umbrella

‘V’ runs playing a violin

‘W’ walks quickly to the front of the pack

‘X’ plays the xylophone, believing he will win

‘Y’ is yodelling as she skips and jumps, going around the bend

Z’ zips by in record time…everyone is waiting at end.

The race is finally over

Each letter is out of breath

The judges look at the clock

To check which time was best

‘It’s official.. .’ said one of the judges

‘We have the final list.’

‘All the letters are winners!’

He exclaimed holding the paper in his fist.

‘We need them all to read and write.

They each have an important role’

Everyone cheered when they heard the great news,

They would all be awarded with a medal of gold.

Another year, another race

Let the party begin!

If you know the alphabet song,

All together let us sing…

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …next time wont you sing with me.