Saturday, May 31, 2014

Radiance Defined ~

I love how Leslie Ludy defines radiance in a woman who lives a Christ centered life.  I am blessed to know a couple of women who walk with this radiance and call them friends.  It is my hope that together with my daughter that we aim to live with this same radiance sharing His love in all we do and say each day.

Praying you know how much you are loved and valued today.  Your life makes a difference and the seeds you have planted are blooming beautifully.

Be blessed in His abundance and share a little bit of what you have with others so that your circle of friends will grow today.



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Love Does ~

Love does.......

It is the most gorgeous morning here in Texas (DFW area)!  I feel like I am living back in the Hamptons with our 70 degree mornings and evenings with beach weather temps during the day.  The birds are chirping, the flowers are peeking through, and the Newsboys music is playing.  God is good all the time, all the time God is good!!  I hope you are feeling blessed today and enjoying the gift of life where ever you are today.

On Tuesday mornings, I accompany my 13 year who is an 8th grader to her junior high for her weekly her FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meetings and watch God work through teachers, coaches, students, parents, and leaders in our community.  I am so grateful for those who pour LOVE and WISDOM into our children and this generation.  It is amazing to see so many awesome students willing to get up early to develop and grow their relationships with the Lord at school.  I can't wait to see what my daughter and her friends will do with their lives on their platforms as they move through summer and the next year.  I pray that they will continue to be who God created them to be, loving themselves and sharing His love with each other in their daily walks.  (I pray lots of circles around them and journal about those prayers.)  I wish children at this age understood the value of life and friendship and that hard work and doing their best is enough.  That at the end of each day, to be thankful for all they have and for all He has given them.  To look for the SUNshine moments as He writes their stories and to seek the goodness in everyone.  Learn that they are UNIQUE and valued just as they are...not today but always!  Today is all we have and to live each moment enjoying whatever comes our way.  Not always easy but possible with God who loves us.

Love nuch!  I know when we love deeply that we hurt deeply too.  With love comes many wonderful and divine appointments where love feels so good and then there are many unexpected and challenging times too when loves hurts to the core of where we have invested our hearts and souls.

So my question for you today is this, what can you do with LOVE today and how can you change the world today by sharing His love?  WHERE can you go and do this?  HOW can you do this?  WHEN can you do this today? WHY would you want to do this?  WHAT would be the best way to do this?  Sometimes the opportunities to deliver LOVE come randomly and yet others can be planned and deliberate.  Let me give you an example just in case you are saying, me, show His love?  Or if you are saying, I don't have anything to offer anyone?  Or maybe you are saying, I can't because I am at home all day or I don't have money to do this now.  None of these LOVE APPOINTMENTS need anything more than making someone feel loved and valued.  The greatest thing about where you are and with technology is that you can do this from the comfort of your own home, workplace, and or computer.  Send an encouraging email, facebook message, take someone a meal, share a gift card, pray for someone, call someone who needs someone to just listen, buy a meal through the drive-through, clean someone's home, help in a yard, volunteer with  your church, serve in your community, and or make cards just saying hello.  Most times it is the simple message of "I care" that goes a long way and makes the biggest difference.

After reading The Noticer by Andy Andrews (which is one of my all time favorite books as of today), I decided to share some flower and butterfly seeds to thank those in our life for planting goodness (seeds) in our life and for sharing this journey with us.  Life seems to take on a new meaning when we share our hearts and lives with others and then we also shared note cards with these seeds with those we didn't know by leaving them in their mailboxes.  We secretly put all of the notes to thank them in the mailboxes and or taped them to their doors.  Talk about fun!  Now, we are waiting for the flowers to bloom in their yards.  So many have planted and watered seeds of love into us and with God's nurturing, we are blooming beautifully right where God has called us to be today.  I only tell you this because I want you to know that for $1.00 and some handmade notes that you too can do this and LOVE those in your life and community.  Changing your world with LOVE that does so much to add JOY to your life in ways that you can never imagine <3 nbsp="" p="">
I hope and pray you find time to create "SUNSHINE MOMENTS" filled with LOVE today because you were rewarded with the gift of life.  Find time to thank those you "do life with" and to let them know just how much you love them.

Live Boldly Being Authentic!!!  

Diana aka BiT

Saturday, May 3, 2014

My 2014 One Big Word ~ SOAR

I hope you have an amazing weekend!

My word for the new year is SOAR (soaring to new heights this year) and closely behind is PLANT (Planting seeds of love and encouragement everywhere I go and thanking those who are doing this in our lives now).

Love both these words and with the support of a close friend, I am re-opening the door to a new season in a few weeks that I am excited about.  It will be a lot of fun again to be in business and with that comes wonderful memories of what once was and the unknown of what can be and a life of amazing possibilities around the corner this summer and in the months to come.  Soaring to new heights and blooming again.

Today is NSD and I am hoping to get connected online or in person to have some happy creative time making some layouts and pages today.  Long overdue!!

Hope you find time to plant some seeds of love and kindness wherever you go and do today!  Tell someone you love them and get right with someone because you have the gift of life today!

Hugs and blessings from above,