This prayer was sent to me early this morning from my beloved former sister-in-law, Arleen. I call her my sister-in-love. She always has been and always will be. This prayer brought a smile to my face. I received an extra dose of joy.
I pay it forward to you. May these prayers manifest into overflowing blessings. May you bless others even before you realize your blessings. Give thanks before the gift is received.
I love you all!
Copyright 2020. Natasha L. Foreman
I’m going to focus on today, today. What can I do, see, and be today? That is my focus.
If I have one foot in the past and one in the future, that means I’m straddling the present. If I’m straddling the present then all I can possibly do is take a dump on today or choose to move both of my feet into today’s space. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of dumping on my present. I want to thrive each day. I want to wake excited about what the day will bring, and I want to fall asleep at night pleased with all that I experienced, learned, and shared that day.
I want my life to be about healing reflection not regret. I want to make the most out of my days so that I’m excitedly sharing the greatness of now, and not dwelling on my hay day of the past successes. I want my setback to be a learning setup for bigger and better success, not a cesspool blame game of what-went-wrong.
Yesterday is behind us. Last year is behind us. So are all of the years past that you can’t return to and fix. What happened has happened. You don’t have a time machine to change things; and if you did, would you truly change every thing that happened in your past? Because you would have to in order to get your desired outcome, which means there’s a lot of great people and experiences you would miss out on all because you wanted to change one or more series in your life’s story.
Think of how much precious time you would then lose in the present and how that would then affect your future. There’s a better way to deal with our past….Learn from it and move forward. Stop dumping on your present, or that gift will no longer be your reality.
This isn’t a new year’s resolution, this is my daily affirmation. Focus on being, doing, and seeing all that God has called on me to be, do, and see today.
My self-talk for today….
Maybe it will help someone else who needs a loving push.
Copyright 2019. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.
I decided to share a video rather than type a lengthy message. Don’t judge the quality of the video–I casually recorded it while lounging on my sofa. Please simply focus on the content of my message.
If you’re motivated to do so, be sure to reach out to me so that we can connect this year. You never know what great things can come from a conversation. But don’t contact me if you’re not serious. No half-stepping with or around me in 2018 and beyond. Life’s too precious to waste moments. Let’s intentionally focus on embracing and making the most of each moment.
We’ve been blessed with a new year, new page, new chapter–let’s make the most of it. Check out my video below and then holler at me.
Let this be your best year—and as my friend Jack Daniels (the well-known psychotherapist, not the drink that can lead you to a therapist) said earlier today, your best decade EVER!
If you know me then you know I’m very sentimental and I cherish the smallest things that have the deepest meaning to me (even if irrelevant to others). I still have artwork, books, and keepsakes from my childhood. I’m also the designated photo archivist in my family.
I love pictures—taking them (not necessarily posing for them) and looking at them. I love reminiscing about moments captured. So as I scrolled through my photos on my phone from last December to this December I decided to create collages that highlight 2017 through my lens.
Tomorrow we begin a new year with new memories. So for the last moments of 2017 I will smile and reflect on the special times I had with the special people in my life.
I’m so excited to be an aunt to little Logan and Giavonna. Logan was born on one of my favorite holidays–Halloween, so I can’t wait to see the pictures of him as he grows and we can really have fun decorating and acting silly. Giavonna is three-years-old and already loves the camera so I already know I will have thousands of photos of her before she reaches her teen years.
As I reflect over 2017 I will say an extra prayer for my loved ones who passed away this year: my maternal grandmother—Maxine Butler Stephens; her sister Earlene Butler Slaughter (my great aunt); my maternal cousin–Donnie Pearl Fields Freeman; my paternal uncle, Archie Edwards, my paternal cousin Harold Wallace Jr., my dear friend Traci Little–and my friend Juanda’s mother, Kathleen “Kat” Smith, both of whom I was blessed to meet here in Atlanta.
My heart aches but I know that they are all in a much better place and with loved ones who have been waiting to reunite with them. When I do see them again it will be as though time never passed.
Happy New Year from me to you. I hope these pictures make you smile!
Here’s how I’m spending my NYE…