104 Days of Summer
Positive Vibers, I know what we’re going to do today! Did you catch that Phineas and Ferb reference? That's right! It's summer!!! This is my first summer after high school, so I took a moment to reflect. In the earlier summers of my life, I spent a great deal of my time in Florida at Disney theme parks and resorts. Once I reached high school, my summers were very forgettable. Mostly because I laid in bed all day. Not to sound like a tv grandpa, but during the summer of 2015, everything changed. I realized that I had a purpose, and the potential to fulfill my purpose. I began working toward my dream, and my dream began working toward me! Now, I've gotten so far with my goals that I can't even imagine where I'd be if I had slept another summer away. Here are a few things you can do, so you don't hibernate through the summer.
PEOPLE, IT-IS-SUMMER!!! The Earth wants you to leave your blanket cocoon, step outside, and feast your eyes upon the beauty beyond an electronic screen. Exposure is powerful, whether you be exposed to a blade of grass in your backyard or a pebble in another country. Leave your house and enjoy the world. Ride a bike, take a walk, or even lay in the grass and admire God’s creation. The latter has resulted in many positive vibes! If you aren't one for outdoors, here are a few things you can do near a window.
Fuel Your Creative Flame
Set it ablaze!!! Or spark it if need be and then let it glow. Now that you aren't buried under homework, you can get creative. Acquire some inspiration from a song, book, or movie, and create! Write something that can positively change a life. Paint or draw the next Mona Lisa. Make your own film! Whatever it is you do, make sure that you enjoy it and give it your all.
Work Towards Your Future
Focusing a lot of your time on your future is incredibly beneficial! If you know your purpose, get to it. The things you need to achieve will gravitate your way the second you start putting in effort. Find out what you need in order to fulfill your specific purpose and work on it. This could include getting a summer job, volunteering, or taking some classes. Make sure you’re having fun contributing to your future and making memories. If you don't know your purpose or what you want to do, search. Try out different hobbies, explore, and pray. You will know one day and you can fulfill it!
Summer relaxation is totally fine until it becomes laziness, so relax in moderation. Haha! I hope you partake in some of the activities above and enjoy your summer break. Most importantly, always remember to stay positive, spread love, and have a great time!
Sending out positive vibes, I challenge you to have a safe and unforgettable summer!
What Does It Take?
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Hello everyone. These past few months have been heavy. Rest in peace to the many lives lost this past weekend, to the well-known lives lost this year, and to the individuals whose departure was not known worldwide. To the families, friends, and loved ones, God bless you, and peace to you as well.
From all of the losses, I have noticed one thing. Unity. Monuments and landmarks are glowing to show their respects, communities are coming together to remember, and families are holding homegoings. The support net thickened and “Love Wins” has been plastered on many hearts.
On June 7th at 8:33 PM, I made a post asking the question: “What does it take?” It was a question soft as clay. It was general and free. It was ready to cater to any individual’s mind and heart. As the week went on, the answer to my question fell on us at a vicious rate. Just like many things in life, this answer was unwanted and painful. I watched as the media delivered sickening news with consistency. I also watched as people gave their love and support all the while standing in sorrow.
Is this what it took for us to come together? Hate? Loss? I wouldn't accept it. We were created for greater and these horrible things couldn't be the “what it takes” for us to unite. So just as life changes, answers to questions can change. We do not have to wait for hate and tragedy to hit us before unifying and spreading love. What does it take?
Let's take a moment to think about unconditional love. It was a gift given to all of us. A gift that is meant to be shared. It is our choice whether or not we do this. Unconditional love can't be taken away. Walking in unconditional love is also a matter of self control. If you allow something to bother you enough that you respond with violence and hate, then you need a control check. Furthermore, producing and reproducing hate gets you nowhere. It should be common sense.
As you continue through life, choose unconditional love. When you come upon a situation, ask yourself, “Am I walking in a love that does not judge or place me in a restrictive mindset? Are my responses, actions, and intentions unconditional and understanding?”
Sending out positive vibes, I encourage you to embrace your loved ones, hold on to this unity, and radiate with unconditional love.