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Let it go

Growing up I’ve had to learn to be assertive. This is very much a part of being true to myself.

I can’t have it all. Saying that, I am happy. However, there are times that my core values have to be reordered by priority and circumstance.

I have to create justice where possible, and stick with that.

Sometimes I have to choose between monetary value, efforts, closure, revenge or avenging, reconciliation, and other factors, to make peace with myself and a particular situation.

There is sometimes no win-win and compromise – much to my displeasure – but this is the art of acceptance.

What is your peace?

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Love lessons

Love

Don’t push away but lean towards.

It’s all too easy for anyone to stay in their comfort zone. But when you leave it, life begins.

J always said to me from the start:

“I don’t argue, I talk. I don’t shout, I discuss.” And at first admired it, then found it increasingly frustrating, and now find it highly admirable.

So here’s some advice from what I’ve learned these past 6 months:

  1. Talk, talk, talk and then talk some more
  2. To your partner not about them
  3. Allow yourself to be vulnerable. It is an act of trust that requires 100% courage.

My grandad once said to me:

“If you believe that you can do it then you can. If you see the light. Trust god to get you there and you will make it.”

Real love works hard.

Quotes

Don’t be mediocre

♡♡:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

– Marianne Williamson (Author)

Good Spirits

Let’s be good to each other

Most often than not, when driving, I can go from 0 to 100 real quick. The key word here is can. I don’t have to, and heck it’s easy to, but this is a classic example of many times when my ego gets in the way of the safety, health and security of myself and others. I put myself and others in a higher risk of danger, whether that be someone else’s fault or my own. Safety should always be first.

In other ways, what we do has an impact on not only ourselves but also others. Think of a scenario where you’ve had the opportunity to help someone out of a sticky situation, whether a minor thing or a bigger issue, and whatever reason it was, you decided not to. Sometimes we truly can’t. We often desire to be of help to one another but laziness, impartiality, and simply a lack of self-confidence are things that get in the way. So we leave it to the others or that person to themself. Also admittedly sometimes it’s just plain not wanting to! Nonetheless, we all do it. Myself included.

I’m not here to judge. I just wanted to take the time to promote some good spirit, joy, generosity and kindness. These traits are sexy! Like one of my favourite verses in the bible that talks about a noble woman in particular: “she is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” (Proverbs 31:25 NIV.) The least we can do is give it a try, right?

Introduction

2.0

New season.

New logo.

New me.

Sunshine Moodlet is back!!!

Upon the initual launch of the blog, we saw some deep posts. Since taking an unintended break from posting, I have grown and found that my experiences have lead me to be the best Rhianna I can be today. I’ve made mistakes, I can always admit, and I’ve triumphed, majorly!

I am keeping the authenticity of what I post and focusing on the fun of gaining insight into who I am and what I think (it helps that I really could talk for England!)

Having said that, I’d love to thank my faithful followers and encourage active engagement with future posts.

Stay tuned for goodies on the agenda including giveaways, interviews, quizzes and more!!!

Love Rhi xx

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Beauty is Through the Eye of Needle

I have had the best Christmas period and start to the New Year. I am courageous, I feel fulfilled, I am bold and I am prayerful. Without Christ I can do nothing. And with faithful friends and family I am truly blessed.

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

(Mark 10:25 NIV)

Here are things I’ve observed recently in my own personal journey with God:

  • God requires faithfulness and obedience in the smallest ways. As much as in big ways, we’re called to do life with him daily.
  • God wants obedience regardless of whether it seems easy or difficult to do. This is to do what he requires and as importantly to not overstep his loving boundaries for us – even if we’re already far into our wrong.
  • We must look ahead to Heaven – our calling is to be His servants and faithful children
  • We must not disqualify ourselves!

Let me demonstrate what I mean: for example, loving your neighbour. We feel within our rights to add an allowance ‘except for when you feel tired or irritated…’ or ‘except for when really and truly do actually want the bigger slice of cake for yourself!! (Been there before!)

In the Old Testamemt, we are told that God gave the Israelites the wonderful bread manna only daily. In the same way we should convenience ourselves with each day at hand. God tells us to focus on only one day at a time.

Ultimately Paul’s depiction of love in his first letter to the Corinthians gives us a very accurate picture of what true love looks like and it’s what God wants me to do, day or night, whether I’m in a bad mood or a good mood.

And I’ll do it simply because he wants to me to.

Let me love my Lord your God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all me strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV)

Yes, being a Christian and living daily for Christ is hard but so worth it, and I’m looking forward to the crown of life. I’m not on the fence anymore and I usher you to do the same.

God has given me the gift of Heaven and despite the turmoil life sometimes brings, there is so much beauty to see and joy to be had when you know, love and serve your Maker.

When we leave our comfort zones we grow. Thinking about times that I love to hit the snooze button simply because I can. I hope not to make an idol out of sleep but it can be all too easy. The Lord grants sleep to those he loves, right? Well, can you imagine, as much as I love sleep – and comfort – that Jesus left the splendour of Heaven – the ultimate paradise – to come down to this earth to come and save us as undeserving as we are – not owing him a thing.

Looking ahead to my church’s upcoming Invited series, I think there is something to be said to being made to feel uncomfortable – for the sake of growing personally. I feel more out of my comfort zone talking to people of a different demographic – it’s not as natural as it is for you to speak to those that look, speak, and think like you do. It is almost always automatic that it is easier to connect with people of the sane demographic or background as you. But I want to move out of my omfort zone if it means I can bless others.

There is also great blessing in unlocking your God-given potential. And I will share with you a picture that God recently gave me:

This picture is a vision of a shrub and underneath the soil surface there is more to the shrub that the shrub itself even knew about. Unconsciously hidden away is a mass of plant, representing  it’s fullness, coming to realise its courage, beauty and strength. It is like that with us.We are braver, more beautiful and stronger than we imagine ourselves to be.