Stay grateful for what you have and who you have in life. ❤️
Our dear fellow blogger shared this beautiful piece as her special Guest Post. How wonderfully inspiring it is to remember all of our special heroes in our lives. Every day of our lives! Cheers to all our Heroes. Cheers to LOVE!!! For even more Love-filled inspiration, do visit Becky on Heartshare!
It is important to understand who we should thank and why we should be thankful. We have a specific day in November each year set aside for Thanksgiving. It is a fun day to get together with family and friends to eat. Sometimes we get ourselves worked up over all the details we put into […]Who We Should Thank and Why- Understand the Sacrifice! — Heartshare
WOW!!! I JUST HAD LOADS OF HAPPY HONEY WITH THIS AWESOME POST
It’s no surprise that so many people love this truly amazing lady! She is one of my favorite bloggers here on WordPress! Thanks with so much LOVE, dear Pooja!!! ❤️💚💙🧡💛💜❤️💚💛💜💙❤️💜💛🧡💙💛💚💜❤️🧡💚💜❤️
Thank you so much to Yeka for not only nominating me for this award but creating it to help spread the message of love in the WP community! Yeka is such an amazing person that I was lucky enough to get to know better by working with her on a post for her blog. As […]Bee Love Award 🐝❤️ — lifesfinewhine
2018 and 2019 have been such FAITH-BUILDING years for me. Although I thought I was a giant of faith, I realized that faith had so much more room to grow in my life.
My family has always been my immovable pillar of strength.
And dear friends who have become family exponentially added courage to my faith walk.
Above all, Our Heavenly Father, the Author and Giver of Faith, has immeasurably blessed me with every step throughout my journey. How uplifting it is to experience His gift of Faith. So real. So intimate. So deep. So powerful. So life-giving.
And how does one say Thank You for such a priceless gift? Well, one simply continues to grow, to live, and to love with it.
Thank You so much for blessing my faith walk, Dearest Father God. Thank You for blessing me with loving hearts who join me in my journey. Yes, these many faces of love and so many more.
I lift them all in sweet gratitude to You. And I keep on pressing on … setting my eyes, my heart, my hope, my core on YOU.
Here’s to FAITH! Here’s to LOVE! Here’s to YOU!
Most girls dream of being Supergirl in their childhood. I was one of them. I always wanted to ward off evil and save the world from villains. I always believed in defending the downtrodden. I always saw myself as someone with a “mission” of bringing goodness everywhere I went.
And as I grew up, my fantasy was somehow realized. In its own simple, limited fashion. I sowed seeds of kindness and joy among my family, relatives, friends, schoolmates, and people I practically met. And lo and behold, I did reap a lot of amazing goodness and happiness along the way.
When I entered the corporate arena, that’s when I was blown away with the gift and honor of sowing more positive seeds on a larger scale. Contributing to the continuous training and development of various employees from various organizations fueled my passion to spread inspiration even further.
This was my happy story for decades until I was struck down with Kyrptonite in 2018. When I was diagnosed with IgANephropathy, my world was shaken. I was challenged physically more than anything. And although I normally choose my automatic pilot response of joy at any given moment, I am no Supergirl. I am human. Completely human.
2018 was a most challenge-filled year for me. I had days of sadness, wondering if I could ever go back to the Training Room and inspire my VIP training participants. You see, since I was undergoing treatment and calibrations were done on the overall medical strategy, I was advised to “take a break” from work. Funny, that can seem like paradise to some, but that was not the case for me. I yearned deeply to do what I do with such passion and fervor. I wanted to continue conducting corporate training workshops. I wanted so much to help increase knowledge, build skills, and empower lives. I wanted to INSPIRE. After all, that is what I have always wanted to do my whole life. INSPIRE.
During that most unsettling standstill in my life, my entire family embraced me and loved me unlike any other. No words would even ever do justice to articulate their unending love and support.
And so, I was indescribably strong in spirit while I was weakening physically then.
As I was initially groping towards some explanation of what was happening and as I was feeling my way through that unexpected dark moment, I had eons to actually stop and reflect.
Life knew that it was time for me to take a “breather” and receive inspiration from others this time around. So, I adjusted my heart and head since I’ve been so used to giving. This time, I had to make myself more comfortable at receiving.
The moment that my heart and head had aligned to the new “situation”, I began experiencing daily miracles of love. They are too many to recount.
I would like to focus the spotlight on one miracle that stood out.
In 2018, no Kryptonite could stand this powerful miracle of LOVE.
I had been supremely blessed with a Superwoman. She herself went though her own enormous medical challenges. She had her own share of “unwanted surprises”. She fought her way through medical procedures with a lot of kick-ass strength and Never-Give-Up attitude. She exuded such bravery that would make Generals cower in shame. She went through the battlefield and came out victorious.
So, every word she said was gold to me. She dedicated hours to sharing her views, based on her powerful experience and even more powerful love. She balanced her support with pragmatic insights. She made me feel that what I was going through was definitely nothing I couldn’t handle. She emboldened me to fight the good fight of FAITH. She woke up the Warrior in me. She made me realize how truly strong I am inside.
And to this very day, I have such love, ONLY LOVE, for this amazingly inspiring Superwoman. My beloved Auntie Donna Ilaya.