Communication and its Mixed Messages…

Communication… and its Mixed Messages

Technology has become one of the most popular and strongest means of communication these days. We communicate via telephone, texting, and social media perhaps sometimes more than in person. All of that is great… to a certain extent. In my opinion, many mixed messages can be sent with these types of contact. A simple error in grammar, punctuation, tone of voice or body language can totally change the meaning of what is really being said.

Not long ago, I was speaking with a Colleague via telephone. She was speaking as sweet as usual, but amazingly I still sensed the stress in her voice. In my curiosity to find out if my discernment of her tone was correct, I humbly asked her if she was okay and I told her that I sensed stress in her voice; I told her I was there if she needed to take a walk and talk… or something. Sure enough, she said “Cecy, you are good!!! I always try to sound polite and courteous and I hope I wasn’t rude… but yes, I am not feeling very good today and I recently had a loss in my family.” It’s amazing how her tone of voice relayed the stress she was feeling even though she was speaking very sweetly. I know the kind of person she is and I know she would’ve never intended to be rude to me. So I’m happy that I took a moment to look beyond the surface by humbly asking her about it. As a result, I was able to find out that she really wasn’t feeling well and I was able to offer her comfort and support. This is just one example of how communication can sometimes send mixed messages… even when you’re actually speaking to a person on the telephone. It’s a great example as to how important it is to truly be in touch with each other by being humble and open to reach out to one another in good Faith and Love. 

In my experience and opinion, I strongly feel that texting and emailing are the means of communication that are most often misunderstood. Yet, for some reason, they seem to be the most popular these days because everyone is so busy on a daily basis. Therefore, texting and emailing are perhaps the quickest non-committed way to communicate without losing time to whatever you may be doing at that moment. While it can be convenient, it can also send mixed messages.

I’d say however, that the key to communicating effectively, is for both people involved in a conversation to make sure that the information is conveyed and received in the way in which is was intended… and that if ever, someone senses that something is wrong, it is absolutely worth it to take a moment to find out what is really beneath the surface. This can be done with any form of communication BUT we must clothe ourselves with humility.

All of us undergo daily struggles, trials and challenging moments in life and not everyone knows what is really going on with one another on a daily basis. Therefore, strong and effective communication is an important aspect to healthy relationships. May God always be our guide in discerning what is truly behind any mixed messages we may encounter in Life. Best wishes of effective communication to you all. *

Please Note:  What I’ve written above, is solely based on my personal opinion on this topic. I hadn’t blogged since Friday Sept 13th, so today I asked my Daughter, Selena to select a topic for me to write about. This is what she selected and these are my personal thoughts and feelings about this matter based on my personal experiences and discernment. If I’m correct, some of you may agree with my point of view. 🙂

Happy Friday to you all… have a great weekend!!!  🙂   “Live a Life of Love”… – Cecy

Here’s a song to lift your Spirit and remind you that you can always Lean on someone, for we all have Special People in our lives’ that we can Lean On:    “Lean on Me” :     http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=YouTube+Club+Nouveau&Form=VQFRVP#view=detail&mid=FC318BEA3892D56EE6C2FC318BEA3892D56EE6C2

“Good Morning”…

                                                  Good Morning… Happy Friday!!!

Wishing you a WONDERFUL DAY… Make it a GREAT one!!! I truly believe that everything is what we make it. If your day started great, hold on to that POSITIVE energy and touch someone’s day with it. If your day started rocky… take a deep breath and shake it off. Find ways to veer yourself into POSITIVE thinking and everything else will flow with ease. Start with a SMILE and the CHOICE to make things great. Happy Friday!!! Have an AWESOME weekend and SMILE, Life is BEAUTIFUL. – Cecy  “Live a Life of LOVE”…         

Here’s a fun and uplifting song to set the right mood for your Friday. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnmWwudeqfM

 

“From this Moment and All This Time”…

 

 From This Moment and All This Time…

Fifteen years ago, I experienced the deepest pain I’ve ever known… the loss of my Mother. As I’m writing this, I came to a halt –  because in thinking of that day and pausing for a moment, I can momentarily still feel speechless… broken… numb. All of us have experienced heartaches, hardships and severely painful days. I went through severe darkness as a result… wondering how long I was going to hurt. The truth is, some of the hardest situations in life are ones that we may never get completely over. We just have to learn to get through them somehow. For me, my “somehow” was God. Before this heartbreak, I thought I knew God… but the truth is… I really didn’t. As I sought Him for comfort and healing… I slowly but surely began developing a personal relationship with Him. Little by little, I began regaining my strength and regaining my JOY… and “somehow” I amazingly moved forward with ease. Many beautiful blessings began to come my way, as if they were merely handed to me.  I received them and embraced them with GRAND Gratitude and JOY. Throughout my Journey and up until today, I realize that the painful situation I endured, developed an AMAZING LOVE inside my heart.  A LOVE so GRAND, that to this day I can not completely explain it. Since then, the things that happen in my life as they do, all fall together like a Puzzle. It is truly wonderful to see things unfold… especially when at the moment that things happen, we have no clue as to why we are experiencing such things. But it’s wonderful to STAND STILL and allow God to lead us… and moreso to realize in the end, that the reason we felt SAFE all along is because God was “Walking With Us ALL THAT TIME.”  So today, I encourage anyone who is going through tough times to stay STRONG, have HOPE and SEEK God. For He will give you comfort… He will heal your heart… He will walk with you… And He will change your life FROM THAT MOMENT ON…

Below are two EXTREMELY important songs to me because of how greatly I Rejoiced “FROM THE MOMENT” in which I discovered the Greatest LOVE I’ve ever known… God… and how it all made sense to me when I realized that He was “Walking With Me All That Time” …       “This is my Story” ~

From This Moment by Shania Twain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Lp2uC_1lg        

 My interpretation to this song/video is the Purity of LOVE and Spirituality. Look at how she tries to open a door but it is closed… she then looks up and tries to open yet, another door… and she keeps walking towards something else. “In Life, when God closes a door on us, He opens a  GREATER door.” So the door she ultimately finds, is the Door where she finds God…  “HE is the REASON I BELIEVE LOVE” …

All This Time by Britt Nicole: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkFboViSmPA  This song displays how through brokenness she found God and realized He’d been walking with her “ALL THAT TIME.” “This is My Story… This is my Story”…

By now you may have noticed that Britt Nicole is one of my Favorite Artists ever!!!! 🙂 Yes… “Live a Life of LOVE”…  – Cecilia *

 

Prayer of Heart, Mind and Soul…

                                                                        Prayer of Heart, Mind and Soul…

One of my greatest wishes for ALL people has always been the blessing of Good Health. Today, I extend a prayer for ALL my family, friends and people in our world… May God guide us all to wholeheartedly seek and receive His loving protection, healing and restoration of health. May He grant us LOVE and MERCY through His Loving Grace and Healing Power. May He guide us all to humble our hearts with LOVE and sincerity… to truly Believe in Him… to patiently stand still while He does His works and to trust Him with our heart, mind and soul. May He help us to be strong, understanding and supportive with our family members who are sick. May He fill our hearts with kindness, patience and love so that we can help them feel better through our compassionate love and support. May He also comfort the hearts of all who have lost a loved one by guiding all to have Peace and HOPE…  because through Resurrection, we too can rise again someday… for God sent His only beloved son, Jesus Christ to model His beautiful example to us, so that we would truly BELIEVE in Him and follow Him through His Loving Word.

May God Bless you all, much Love… – Cecy     “Live a Life of LOVE”…

Be inspired… “Heal The World” video:   www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2y1pE3yn6M

 

Balance…

Balance…

Having a good balance in our lives is very important for our health and happiness. Being a woman is challenging because there are sooooo many duties we need to fulfill as women. In my opinion, first and foremost we should place God at the Center of our lives by making time for Him every single day… all else should follow. Most of us need to balance between being a wife, mother, daughter, sibling, auntie, friend, working woman and housekeeper. Those are a lot of shoes to fill. Therefore, it is very important to be in touch with ourselves through a little daily self time. Making a few minutes for “self time” each day is vital for catching our breath, clearing our minds and refreshing our bodies.  Whether we read, exercise or dedicate a few minutes to a fun hobby, it is important to refresh… aahhh, much-needed. My heart goes out in admiration for single women who successfully overcome the struggles of playing the mother and father role. Kudos to you wonderfully beautiful strong women… be PROUD of yourselves and know that you are AMAZING!!! Keep up the great job!!!  

Thankfully, God created us with the wonderful ability to multi-task… how awesome is that!?!? Thank you God. 🙂 Yet, despite of that blessing, our multiple duties make us tired at the end of a busy day… so a good balance is vital. Our careers are important because they are our source and foundation of financial support.  However our HOME consists of our beautiful families, which need and require our best… so strive for maintaining a great balance between work, home and all things. While at work, leave home at HOME… and while at HOME, leave work at WORK.  In doing so, you will feel in great Spirits with all your relationships and everyone will have “the best of you.”  

Again, I must reiterate… place God first. For it is through Him, that we have the wonderful ability to be successfully fulfilled women. Embrace your Blessings and strive for that perfect balance. “Live a Life of LOVE”…  xo xo xo

Through JOYFUL eyes…

       Pink Color Roses…

This Flower is an example of the way we should all view the world… the way we should find the good in the “not so nice things or in the not so kind people.” We should choose to see the positive things in all situations. Sadly, some people think that a persons’ optimistic and positive ways are a bad thing… claiming they just see the world like Pink Color Roses… but you know what? That’s okay… the reality is that a person who sees this weed as a Flower is also a person who views a glass of water as half full… not half empty. If you can see this weed as a flower, thank God with all your heart for blessing you with the ability to view things as you do. Continue embracing His blessings and keep seeing the world through JOYFUL eyes. A positive perspective of people, things and life come from a Loving Heart and reflect who you are. Seeing bad situations as good ones means you’re being wise enough to know that bad situations are Trials given to us by God, and that we learn good lessons from bad situations. In turn, we become stronger and wiser in the end. In honor of God and yourself, keep viewing everything in life as positive… allow God to be the Foundation of your positive ways. If you are struggling to view things positively, pray for God to enlighten you and guide you to see things with a new positive perspective. With God all things are possible… you will be thankful for the beautiful change in you because God’s LOVE is amazing and it is there for everyone who seeks Him.  Blessings of Love and JOY to you all…
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emracing My Life…

Embracing My Life

As I’ve aged, I’ve developed a deeper love for God and for all people. My heart is filled with LOVE and GRATITUDE for all the blessings God has given me. I’ve always felt happy, joyful and blessed… but like everyone, I am not perfect. Through my MISTAKES, I’ve learned to make things right… through my TRIALS, I’ve learned to persevere… and through my CHALLENGES, I’ve learned to be STRONGER.  Now that I’ve matured, I realize that the obstacles I’ve had to overcome  were meant to be in my life to mold me, to shape me and to make me the person God intended me to be. With all these things came WISDOM and TRUE LOVE of HEART. God gives us different seasons in our lives… a time to laugh, a time to weep, a time to mourn and a time to DANCE. The same as He gives us people that come into our lives for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME. God works in mysterious ways; we don’t always understand why things happen as they do, but in due time, everything falls in place… like a puzzle. Life is busy… but I truly believe in the extreme importance of valuing what is truly important in life. Valuing what is truly genuine and what is truly real.  I challenge you to take a moment to reflect…  be STILL and listen to God’s voice. May you gain a deeper understanding, a deeper joy and a deeper LOVE.

Blessings to you all… “Live a Life of Love”…

Click here to view two of my Favorite songs, which I cherish  soooooo much through My LOVE for Living a Life of LOVE…

This is Britt Nicole’s “Amazing Life” which is my Joy for Life song and my daughter Selena’s Signature song for her JOY of Life also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVfK_CvTAnQ 

 This is “Beautiful” by Francesca Battistelli a very meaningful song in my Gratitude to God for a Beautiful Life:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbCfyZHSQbE

Enjoy… many blessings of LOVE to you.  HUGS!!!!! xo xo xo 

“Happy Birthday Dear Beautiful Little Sister!!!!!”

vickys bday

Happy Birthday to You… Happy Birthday to You… Happy Birthday Dear Victoria…
Happy Birthday to you… and many more!!!! Cha- Cha- Cha…

My Dearest Vicky,

Have a wonderful time on your special day; as you know your Birthday is very Special to me. I will always embrace the Beautiful Memory of my Mom naming you after Victoria… the Beautiful Nurse who took care of her the day you were born because she truly believed that naming you after her, would make you grow to be Beautiful like her. Her wish came true!!! You are Beautiful… Inside and Out, Vicky. You possess the Beautiful Foundation of LOVE that God instilled in our Mom and that she later instilled in you/us. The TIME you spend with people, the LOVE you share with others through your ACTS of KINDNESS and the LOVELY GIFTS you wholeheartedly give to others, make your BEAUTY GLOW with ILLUMINATING RADIANCE. May God continue to bless you in abundance with much LOVE, WISDOM, GREAT HEALTH and all the WONDERFUL BLESSINGS you deserve. May you age GRACEFULLY and preserve that BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT of mind, body and soul that you now have. If my Mom were here, she’d be sooooo proud of you for All that you are and ALL that you do for ALL people. Who would’ve known that we’d grow to be so close, despite of our age difference; I will always be here for you. The LOVE that you soooo JOYOUSLY have for God, yourself, your husband, family and all children/people is extremely ADMIRABLE!!! You are a WISE WOMAN Vicky!!! My GRANDEST wish is for God to bless you with the desires of your heart because you are truly deserving of His LOVE, Mercy and Grace. With God, ALL THINGS are Possible. Keep LIVING a LIFE of LOVE and keep sharing that amazing LOVING HEART with all people. I love you little Sister… I’m looking forward to seeing you soon. Have a BEAUTIFUL Birthday!!!! Keep your FAITH and LOVE for God SOLID and STRONG always.  I Love you ever sooooooo much, your Big Sister Cecilia – “Live a Life of LOVE”… xo xo xo “Hugs and Kisses to you”…

Sharing Selena’s Signature Song with you: Amazing Life…. Happy Birthday!!!! Click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVfK_CvTAnQ

Live Simply…

  • SIMPLE LIVING relieves stress and allows us to enjoy life to the fullest…
  • DREAMING BIG motivates us to BELIEVE and work to make things happen regardless  of time…
  • BEING GRATEFUL for ALL things brings us unexpected beautiful blessings…
  • GIVING LOVE to others fulfills our heart and guides us towards a”WONDERFUL LIFE OF LOVE”…
  • LAUGHING LOTS fills our Spirit with Joy, Happiness and Enhances our Health…
  • Blessings to you always…

Beauty of the Butterfly…

   Beautiful Butterfly….

True Beauty comes from within… it is molded through Life’s Experiences, Challenges, Trials and Perseverance. Like a Beautiful Butterfly, it Prevails and Flourishes… and its Beautiful Exterior Shines from Within. Acknowledge your True Beauty and let your Heart rejoice with Thankfulness to God, for through His Guidance you will learn to look inside you… and find the Hero in YOU. ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE-7wsOYZNw

Listen to the Song and read the Lyrics and know… The Hero lies in YOU…