Posted in Empowerment, Encouragement, Life, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Thoughts

You Got This!

Your toughest days either make you strong or prove you already were.


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Posted in Confidence, Empowerment, Inspiration, Life, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Uncategorized

I Am Woman

What better way to start off the month of March, recognized as Women’s History Month, than with my favorite lyrics from the Helen Reddy song that birthed the phrase “I am woman, hear me roar!”

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul
.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Faith, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Thoughts

Joy vs. Happiness

I’d rather be joyful than happy.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Faith, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Poetry, Prompt, Rispetto, Uncategorized

Carpe Diem (Rispetto)

cold out, wind blowing, leaves dancing in the street

white snow, flakes drifting, new season coming in

rain drops, flowers blooming, roses smell so sweet

sun shines, kids playing, as longer days begin

hours lapse, day’s changing, teasing of tomorrow

look back, at your life, no regret, no sorrow

choose now, live instead, anything can happen

act like, life’s ending, do now what you would then


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Posted in Hobbies, Inspiration, Life, Self, Uncategorized

The Joys of Being Still

It feels so good to be back with my blog community! But I must say, taking the break I did was much needed. I think “overdue” is a more accurate term. It’s a hard adjustment and one I always claim to be managing well, but I’m learning a few lessons about being still when my body says so. I tend to regularly operate without an adequate amount of quality sleep, but depriving the mind and body of ample rest and relaxation can present symptoms no one should ignore. I’ve enjoyed traveling and everything else I’ve done this year, but I think I’m going to slow it down for at least the next month or so and enjoy some less stressful activities, like visiting museums, theaters, and sports venues. Hopefully the Spring weather will finally catch up with its season so I can simply bask in the beautiful sunshine at the beach.

This week I tried a little something new. I know I’m late partaking in these popular events but hey – better late than never! It was the perfect therapeutic exercise and something I had no idea I’d enjoy so much. If you have an appreciation for art, paint & sip type events are the way to go. It’s a simple concept – you paint while sipping your drink of choice. I attended one with an instructor that was so encouraging, supportive, and such a blast to be around I felt completely inspired. Not only did I enjoy myself, but I’ve become so interested in painting techniques I may just find a class or someplace where I can learn more about the fine art of canvas painting. I’ve invested in so many other artists’ work over the years, why not invest in my own instead! Who knows, I could be so lucky as to have my series in a Royal Palace. LOL

I trust you all to not be too brutal, so kindly share your thoughts on my first piece.

Original painting by Celeste S. Nelson


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