No Stage Fright Here

 

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances but they’re worth takin’,
Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’,
Don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin’ out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance….I hope you dance.

- Lee Ann Womack

Teach These Truths to Your Children

Raya_Jean_4“Teach your children that they need nothing exterior to themselves to be happy, neither person, place, nor thing, and that true happiness is found within. Teach them that they are sufficient unto themselves. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.Teach your children that failure is a fiction, that every trying is a success, and that every effort is what achieves the victory, with the first no less honorable than the last.Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

Raya_Jean_10Teach your children that they are deeply connected to all of life, that they are one with all people, and that they are never separate from God. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.Teach your children that they live in a world of magnificent abundance, that there is enough for everyone, and that it is in sharing the most, not in gathering the most, that the most is received. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

Raya_Jean_2Teach your children that there is nothing that they are required to be or to do to be eligible for a life of dignity and fulfillment, that they need not compete with anyone for anything, and that God’s blessings are meant for everyone.
Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.Teach your children that they will never be judged, that they need not worry about always getting it right, and that they do not have to change anything, or “get better,” to be seen as Perfect and Beautiful in the eyes of God. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

raya by doorTeach your children that consequences and punishment are not the same thing, that death does not exist, and that God would never condemn anyone.Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.Teach your children that there are no conditions to love, that they need not worry about ever losing your love, or God’s, and that their own love, unconditionally shared, is the greatest gift they can give to the world. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

Raya_Jean_3Teach your children that being special does not mean being better, that claiming superiority over someone is not seeing them for who they really are, and that there is great healing in acknowledging, “mine is not a better way, mine is merely another way.” Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

Raya_Jean_5Teach your children that there is nothing that they cannot do, that the illusion of ignorance can be eradicated from the Earth, and that all anyone really needs is to be given back to themselves by being reminded of Who They Really Are. Teach them this, and you will have taught them grandly.

Raya_Jean_7Teach these things not with your words, but with your actions; not with discussion, but with demonstration. For it is what you do that your children will emulate, and how you are that they will become.”

-Neale Donald Walsch

Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wrestlingwithyourself/2012/09/the-naked-mystic-teach-your-children-from-neale-donald-walsch/#ixzz3JRemJzNf

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Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”                                                                -Anonymous

1st Birthday Party

“How amazing you’re already One
What a precious person you’ve become”

Raya had a great birthday party. So much fun and so much love. It was a beautiful day out and lots of family and friends came to celebrate Raya’s very first birthday. Thank you to everyone at the party who was and has been a part in showing Raya how special and unbelievably loved she is.

“A One-year-old child is so many things –
A tiny discoverer of butterfly wings,
A hugger of Teddies,
A sweet sleepyhead,
And someone to dream for in bright years ahead…”

Love You My Little Raya Sunshine XXOO

Love You My Little Raya Sunshine XXOO

One Whole Year Later……

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Raya Jean is one year old today. So much has happened in the last year and as I have spent time teaching her she has done the same for me. Every thing from the first taste of a plum to watching the trees blowing in the wind, Raya enjoys and appreciates each moment as if it is a miracle just to be a part of it. It sort of is, isn’t it? We had an amazing party with all of our family and friends to celebrate Raya’s birthday over the weekend( this post will be up shortly) and today on her actual Birthday Raya’s Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt and Momma are all spending the day with her. Just playing with her new toys… there are lots and she is loving it. You don’t always get everything you want out of life, but if you know how to make the most of what you have and are always on the look out for an adventure, you will find happiness. I love you my beautiful little Raya Sunshine. Happy Birthday, I can’t wait to see what adventures the next year brings xxoo. 

“This very moment is a seed from which tomorrow’s flowers grow.”

~Margaret Lindsey