Shine Bright!

This is a stunningly beautiful blog for all of us. Her words are perfect as is she. Meet The Godly Chic Diaries. 

“I want all the girls watching to know that a new day is on the horizon and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women…and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders that take us to the time nobody has to say “Me too” again”  – OPRAH WINFREY

Like many of you, I watched Oprah’s speech and thought DAMNNN she is #GOALS, but so are WE! 🙂 She just lit a fire and empowered each and every one of us to stand up for injustice!

Speaking my truth, standing up for what I believe in. You are free to be You. Each and every one of us has the infinite potential to be giants in this world. Someone’s opinion of you does not have to be your reality. You don’t have to go through life being a victim.

Rise up against your defeat and face your adversity with resiliency. Be bold, Be brilliant with a heart of gold and a touch of compassion. Dust of the failures and tears of insufferable heartache for you are beautiful, fierce and strong. Believe it. Being a tough person doesn’t mean you have to be callous, it just means that you have an inner strength that is battle-tested.:-)

Represent ideas. Represent possibilities. Know within yourself that even if no one else can see it, you can see it for yourself. YOU CAN DO THIS. Shake the ground that you walk on and be a moving force. Move that mountain. Leave a mark in this world. Leave a legacy. Let us uplift and encourage each other. Show this YEAR who’s Boss!!!

As we let our own light shine, we automatically liberate others. Shine bright ALWAYS! 🙂

BLESSING AND LOVE….

 

via SHINE BRIGHT 🙂

What things in life you should never take for granted?

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  1. Never take for granted your best friend and lover—even when he pisses you off!! Because he could end up living in a hospital on life support, like mine.
  2. Your beauty—learn very early that beauty comes from inside. If you think it’s external you will never be happy.
  3. LOVE—take it often, give it all the time, and never ever forget that you are enough. If you don’t learn to love yourself, you might as well quit right now.
  4. Family and friendships. They may not be here for your entire life, but while they are, tell them you love them. Never miss an opportunity to say, “I love you!”
  5. Your life. As we have all seen by recent events in the US and around the world, natural disasters and man-made horrific events can take our lives away in an instant. Truly live each moment as if it’s your last and never stop making a positive difference in the lives around you.

Why do you do that thing you do?

 

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What’s your Outlook junk mail file look like? Mine is easily 100 unread messages at a time. I really don’t want to delete them, but there’s so little time. I can’t read it all. Everyone has a message and many of them are amazing and heartfelt and helpful…but time…there simply isn’t enough time.

 

Do you multi-task? If you’re a woman, you do for sure! I can’t get my nails done without reading a book, or have lunch without checking and responding to Face Book or Twitter. I cook listening to a podcast or motivational You Tube video. That’s how I roll.

 

I tend to write in sound bites. My blogs are short and sweet and hopefully entertain, inspire or motivate. Or make you smile and laugh, that’s good too. But most of all I respect the time you take to read my post.

 

The point of this is I came across a great free download in one of my emails. It’s from Liz Dennery Sanders called 101 WaysPowerfulBrand. She’s great by the way http://shebrand.com. Liz offers a succinct 20-page workbook to help you organize your brand, to define who and what you are in your marketplace, who and what you want to be to your customer/consumer/client/reader.

 

Here’s what I learned about my Why.  In everyone of my fictional works I tackle a social issue, something important to me—something that touches the core of who we are as a society. I fight my battles—literally, in writing—with the JET series, Target in the Sun, Vanished in the Sun and even in LEI Crime World… The titles like Narco Orphans, JET-Abducted, drop clues.

 

That simple realization about my work was a powerful ah-ha moment. In my own way through my books, I’m tackling war, the sacrifice of the military, human trafficking, cartels, drugs, sex: both good and bad; and with my current wip JET-Displaced, bio-weapons and the world’s refugee crisis.

 

Do you know why you do that thing you do?

 

Thank you to my constant readers. I hope those of you who relate, find both entertainment and your very own ‘ah-hah’ moments in my writing.

 

p. s. Target in the Sun will be on Kindle Countdown Deal Friday June 2, 2017 $.99 cents!! OMG don’t ask me why I’m doing it.  https://goo.gl/PPLaF9