I wished upon a flying plane…

Hey, sorry it’s been so long… I’ll not make excuses I’ve just been unable to bring myself to write. It happens to every writer, we want to write something others will relate to and be true to ourselves, while keeping to a time line of due dates… You can’t rush art! 😉 Well today I’m hoping to make you laugh or a least smile at your screen.

I wished upon an airplane…
The city girl’s shooting star,
I was amazed, gazing at it from afar.
It kept coming towards me…
I began to tremble with fear,
I felt my heart beat in my ear.
No one even noticed…
Everyone was too busy!
The world is making me dizzy.
What would my last word be…?
Who would hear me call?
Will I be remember at all?
I hear it first, the sound shattering the night sky.
That’s when I realize it has wings and engines to fly.
I wished upon this “star”… A plane.
I was fearful in vain!!!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked up into the city sky to see the lights and planes. Cities have their own kinda of beauty, man made and sometime not very authentic, but still beautiful. I love the city and the countryside but what I love most about earth is all the people! I love people and how we think. I love how we can be strong when we’re very weak. I love how we connect… hahaha I just love people because they are like the stars, lighting this world with flames of hope, passion, grace and beauty! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!

Princess Allie ❤

The Art Of Living Today.

Recently I’ve been stressing about my future. “What am I going to do with my life?” “Where will I be doing it?” “Who will I be doing it with?” There are so many questions about our future and tomorrow. I’ve wasted time and energy thinking, worrying, wondering and dreaming about tomorrow, when I could’ve been living today.
 

 

It’s time for us all to live in today, this moment. Tomorrow is made up of moments from today. Here are some ways we can start living in today and stop stressing about tomorrow.

 

 

1. Take 5 minutes to ourselves every morning. Taking 5 minutes to regroup and decide what we’ll do through out our day, every morning. Helps us to be more productive. It helps us stay on track and can make a world of difference. Starting the day with this quiet time to think helps us take control of our actions.

 

 

2. Eat healthy. Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to eat right. We need to realize that saying no to a candy bar today, not only makes us feel good in the moment but the next day it’s easier to say no. Until one day we don’t even want the candy bar. But it’s not just about saying no, it’s about saying yes to the fruit and vegetables!

 

3. Write down 3 things we’re grateful for every evening. This is something I like to do right before I go to bed. I’ll write down 3 things I’m thankful for that day. (Example from Monday 1. A clean room. 2. Sunshine. 3. A little sister who makes me smile.) Very simple but we’ll be so grateful for these lists on days that aren’t as good.

 

 

Everyday is made up of little moments. Live each and every moment to it’s fullest. Live in the moment, Enjoy the moment. Love those around you in the moment, and speak up when you have something to say in the moment.

 

 

Do you have any tips for living in the moment? Feel free to share in a comment below.

 

 

Until we meet again,

Princess Allie ❤

Saint Patrick’s Day

Have you ever wondered what Saint Patrick’s day is??? Or why we wear green on Saint Patrick’s day??? I did a little research because I was wondering about this seemingly random holiday on march 17th.

Saint Patrick was a British christian brother who lived around the 5th century. When Saint Patrick was about 16 he was kidnapped by a group of Irish pirates. St. Patrick was captive for 6 years until he escaped and sailed back to Britain. The ship faced rough seas and when the ship finally made it to shore st Patrick had to walk home. During these great trials in st Patrick’s life, his faith in God was becoming stronger.

After having a vision for some years of a shepherd boy walking among the hills and teaching the Irish people about God. St Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary and faced the many trails of a life in ministry. St Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish people and lead many to the Lord.

St. Patrick died on March 17th. Now we celebrate his life, courage and faith in God on March 17th. We wear green and shamrocks because of the creative way St Patrick used them to share the love of God. St Patrick is a very inspiring minster.

Have a wonderfully Happy Saint Patrick’s day!

Until we meet again

Princess Allie ❤

Finding Inspiration.

We all feel uninspired and unmotivated at times. What can we do to feel motivated and inspired again???

 

1. Read.

Reading gives us an enlarged world view and provides an escape from whatever is killing our creativity. Stories capture feelings and memories that inspire growth.

 

2. Exercise.

Working out helps refresh our bodies, clear our brains and give us energy. It’s a great way to start the day!!!

 

3. Music.

Music allows us to express our emotions and is an escape from reality. Music is art for the soul.
 

4. Photograph.

Looking at pictures evokes memorizes, feelings and gives visual ideas. Pictures are worth more than a thousand words!!!

 

5. Quotes.

Simple words can bring hope and encouragement. We’re not the only ones who’ve felt this way.
 

6. Write.

Writing out all of the ideas, dreams, feelings and thoughts that are clouding our minds helps us to put clarity in our lives. The best therapist in the world is a blank piece of paper!!!

 
7. Goals.

We all have dreams and things we wish to do in our life time, goals are just a rough map of how we are trying to get there. Setting goals makes us face that this isn’t the end, there is something more worth living for.
 

8. Charity.

Charity is seeing others needs are greater than our own and doing something about it. Loving and caring for others is the most inspiring thing!!!

 

I hope you’re all feeling more inspired now! I know I am. Please leave a comment letting me know what inspires you, I look forward to hearing from all of you.

Until we meet again

Princess Allie ❤

When Faith is hard.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ~Hebrews 11:1 kjv

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. ~Joshua 1:9 kjv

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. ~2 Timothy 1:7 kjv

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. ~Psalms 28:7 kjv

I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. ~Psalms 34:4 kjv

As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. ~Psalms 55:16-23 kjv

Living by faith is hard. It’s putting our hope and trust in God. We can’t see God, we can’t explain him or understand all his wondrous ways. Things happen in our lives catching us off guard. A loved one gets sick, we must make a tough decision, we get hurt, a loved one dies, we have a flat tire etc. A lot of things can happen in one day. When we chose to live by faith we know that no matter what comes that day, God has a plan to get us through it.

In one moment our life can change forever. God can use the change for good, if we let him. God can take the bad things in our lives, the stress, the pain, the heartache, the tears and make them beautiful.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ~Romans 8:28 kjv

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. ~Psalms 126:5-6 kjv

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. ~Psalms 56:3-4 kjv

Not everything that happens to us is good but God can use it for good. Not everything that happens to us is God’s plan but God can use it for our good. Like sin, Sin was never in God’s perfect plan. God has given us the greatest gift of love because of sin. His son came to earth to die for us, to wash away our sin. There will be pain and death in this life but God has promised a perfect world. Heaven where one day all things will be good, perfect and whole, complete. Until then we must face the world and all it has, the good and bad but there is always hope of a brighter tomorrow.

Our Faith is the only thing to get us through. Faith, trust and hope are the best tools in this life. When our world is shaken and we have nothing to stand on. We have thrust in God, faith in his word, which gives us hope for tomorrow. I’m not going to say everything will be magically easier or that knowing these things makes everything better. Because, to be honest, me telling you will not help, you must know it yourself. We have to believe ourselves, this is something we have to learn, to do over and over everyday. It is being thankful and rejoicing in God’s presents for ourselves. This relationship is something no one can have for us. It’s something we have to believe on our own.

We all must learn how to live by faith. It is a personal path. No one can walk it for us but that doesn’t mean we walk it alone. God will always be with us and there is always someone walking close enough to our path to help us along. Let us walk our own paths in grace and faith. There is always hope while the King of kings in on the throne!

 

Princess Allie ❤

Depression

The greatest battles we fight in this life are fought in our minds, words cut deep but our thoughts are ever present.

 

The battle starts and ends in your mind. The battle may be triggered by words or images but your mind and thoughts are what take you to the darkest places. It happens at night in your room, you cry the hardest, you sit alone. This is the battle. You start believing the lies. “You’re too ugly”, “You are too fat”, “You’re not worthy of love”, “You’re too skinny”, “You deserve this”, “No one really loves you”, “The world would be better without you”, etc. This is the real war. It’s you against your thoughts. People may tell you these words but it’s you who believes them. It hurts to hear but when you truly don’t believe these words you push these kind of abusive thoughts away. But when you’re looking for approval you give the power to define you to others.

The other day I was asked if anything bad had ever happened to me. My first thought was when has my life not been a mess? I smiled and said “Of course I have lived through pain and heartache. But I would rather smile through the tears and sing through the trials.”

There was a young girl. She was never supposed to be. She was a reminder of her mothers biggest mistake. She grew up in a struggling home. Her parents newly weds, trying to make a life together. Living with grandparents. This girl was always smiling, laughing and full of life. A few years later the same girl moved to a larger city. The city kids were different, they talked and walked differently. The girl tried her best to fit in. She changed herself to play the part. The world became a stage and she was the actor in the light but behind closed doors she fell apart. She was broken, She had no one, She cried herself to sleep most nights, She stopped trusting people, She became numb to everything, nothing matter anymore. She was stuck without away out. The girl was the most popular she had ever been. She looked happy on the outside. She played her part well. She wasn’t brave enough to take her life but she thought about it. She was a good kid. Her parents took her to church. She didn’t want to go to church anymore because all she saw was shallow hypocrisy. She went on a Family vacation to a little town. She didn’t want to go. The Sunday afternoon, before the girl went home, in a little church the preacher spoke on Psalms 23. The preacher told of a peace and hope that she could have. The girl went forward after the service and accepted this peace for herself. She let Jesus be her savor and put her faith in him. That day she got hope and a clean heart. Nothing else changed in her life, she still had problems, she still had to face the shallowness and all the feelings from before but now she had hope that tomorrow would be better. Now she had someone to walk with her through these trials. She no longer had to be strong enough to carry the burdens of this life alone. She moved again. She still struggled with trusting people. She still kept her thoughts to herself and played her part. As she got to know the people in her new church. She realized they were different. They loved her for no reason, she could see. They protected each other and took care of each other. Being in this church changed her so much, she grew so much. She began to come out of her shell. The girl started trusting slowly again, She started loving again, She started laughing again, She started caring again. She still struggle to this day with depression. When the memories and hopelessness haunt her, she pushes the thoughts aside. She reminds herself she has hope and she has people who care about her.

I want you to know you are not the only one. Many people get bullied, many struggle with depression and yes, even Christians face these problems daily.  The only way to break free is to remember the truth. You are loved! You are beautiful. You are worth it! Stop listening to the lies in your head and God loves you and I love you.

Princess Allie ❤