“‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’” - Jeremiah 29:11
As we celebrated the Immaculate Conception yesterday as well as the beginning of the second week of Advent today, preparing for Christmas Day, it’s difficult to relate to Mary, who is immaculate and without sin...How do we relate?..Mary humbly accepted God’s plan having faith and hope despite what challenges may arise...Have faith in His plan...Humbly accept His will to be done...Have hope that whatever challenges the future holds He will bring you through stronger as He always does...Know that you are exactly where you need to be...Events in your past all happened for reasons (possibly beyond your wisdom) preparing you for blessings beyond your wildest dreams...Be grateful...Be true to you...Be a positive light of hope...Be love...♥️🎄❄️
“May your weekend be filled with positive thoughts, kind people, and happy moments.” - Helen Barry
Wishing you a weekend full of your favorite things...Go out and play...Stay home and rest...Sleep...Eat...Veg out...Relax...Watch TV...Read...Cook...Grab a fancy coffee...Go outside...Stay inside...Get dressed up...Stay in pajamas...Whatever you do, enjoy, because there is no one way to weekend...Comparing your experience to someone else’s is not at all helpful, or necessarily rooted in reality...A picture may be worth a thousand words, but often the picture was taken earlier, taken multiple times, or edited and filtered a thousand times before it was posted...So here’s a selfie, taken once, on my old iPhone, and completely unedited...The point?...Be you...Do you...Be love...❤️🎄❄️
“Brothers and sisters: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.” - Ephesians 1: 3-6, 11-12
This was part of today’s second reading as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary...What is the beauty of Mary? It’s not of appearance or that which passes but a heart totally focused on God...Also known as our Lady of Peace, as this first week of Advent comes to a close it is a great time to reflect on things you wish you did differently or things you still wish to do...Maybe it’s to reconnect with a family member or friend you’ve lost touch with or maybe it’s to live with more kindness, faith, and compassion towards yourself and others...Be true to you...Be a positive light of hope...Be love...♥️🎄❄️
Picture on the left: 43 weeks ago, Feb 2018
Picture on the right: yesterday, Dec 2018
lately I’ve been feeling like I haven’t been making that much progress but then I found this picture from February and see that I have made progress, even though it’s just a little bit lol don’t give up on your goals you guys! I plan on recording a Youtube video soon on some leg/glute workouts that I do, so watch out for that y’all 😁
🎶 I believe I can fly 🎶 .
Most people think yoga is all “just” stretching and breathing. Yes it’s that too, but it’s also a way to build strength. Through practice the body adapts to your requests to do new asanas. The strength and coordination comes from a connection deeper than just muscle. Part of the mindfulness in your practice is your ability to connect and engage your mind and body. I used to lifts weights heavier than my entire body but still couldn’t lift or maneuver my body like I can now. I was uncoordinated beyond the basic movements that were in my training program. Then I switch to a more complex and dynamic program of yoga and feel stronger than ever. I chose this #armbalance because the stronger I get the higher and longer I can fly right here. (Flexibility also helps too 😉) .
Tomorrow’s pose for #namasleightheholiday is any pose you feel strong in HOWEVER I had my lineup posted in a different order (edited it now). So some of you might be sharing your determined yoga pose. If you do that’s ok. . As long as you do all by challenge’s end it’s all good. 👍🏽 Please check in with Brenda, Josey and Anastasia for their strong pose choices. Thank you 🙏🏽 .
@yogajosey (Josey) .
@liforme (My mat) 💕
@yobaby_hk (my top) 💕
What pose makes you feel: 🛷 Happy ✅ 🛷Flexible ✅ 🛷 Strong ✅ 🛷Determined 🛷Calm 🛷 Recharged 🛷Graceful 🛷Proud .