LIFE IS TOO SHORT
to wake up in the morning with regret.
So, love the people that treat you right,
forgive the ones who don't and 
believe that everything happens
for a reason.
If you get a chance, take it.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said it'd be easy,
they just promised
IT WOULD BE WORTH IT. - Unknown




Your own words are the bricks and mortar 
of the dreams you want to realize. 
Your words are the greatest power you have. 
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. 
Sonia Choquette








Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties. Sarah Ban Breathnach








It is simply A choice!

POSITIVE

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how your going to live your life.


PERSPECTIVE





Life is about choices and commitment. It is a great gift.
To be able to give to others.To help make the world a better place.

Be gentle with yourself in this Life... 
Know that you also need to be able to ask for, and receive help.


But live your Life passionately. Keeping your center and balance.

Keep faith, trust and love.
Happiness will come out of all circumstances. 
It requires willingness and openness, on your part to see all the possibilities of Life

The most important thing in Life to me is... Humanity, compassion, love and laughter.
We can all be a little kinder, gentler, and more loving to those around us?

The meaning of Life... is whatever you want it to be. It is about creating yourself.

Our purpose of Life...is to live it

Don’t keep thinking of what happened yesterday and what is going to happen tomorrow. Live in the moment and every situation will seem like the time of your life.
 


"Your time is limited; don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."  -Steve Jobs 




Mother Teresa’s Humility List




1. Speak as little as possible about yourself 
2. Keep busy with your own affairs & not those of others 
3. Avoid curiosity 
4. Do not interfere in the affairs of others 
5. Accept small irritations with good humor 
6. Do not dwell on the faults of others 
7. Accept censures even if unmerited
 8. Give in to the will of others 
9. Accept insults & injuries 
10. Accept contempt, being forgotten & disregarded 
11. Be courteous & delicate even when provoked by someone












IN HONOR OF MY DEAR FRIEND...CHERIE (lost her battle to cancer)


Cherie Mitchell’s Celebration of Life
August 10, 1950 – May 5, 2011



There is not enough words to express… nor any plan that  could ever prepared me for this moment….This has to be one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my life.


I received a call April 13th @ 6:00 am to Cherie voice…’GIRLFRIEND… it’s not good…I need to see you right away…I have a huge favor to ask you”
Most of us, if given the chance, would love to leave a lasting legacy to show that our lives have made a difference. As we all know Cherie accomplished this. And that’s why we are here to CELEBRATE and honor an Extraordinary women, A Friend, A Mother and A Wife… who touch the very essence of many (a footprint on our soul), she inspired and empowered others to be the best.

I went to the hospital that day… to come to a surreal moment! We laughed, we cried…and watched some episodes of Sex In the City! Stayed up all night gabbing …a definite girls night…I will cherish forever.


I am so grateful to have spent some quality time with her. She shared with both Angie and I the message she wanted us to share with all of you here today.” PAUSE.  In Cherie words…. “I consider myself a very blessed women, I have had such a wonderful life. I not afraid…I know “he has a bigger plan for me…I am grateful & blessed for my wonderful family, my two beautiful children, that I am so very proud of and my wonderful husband. I am blessed to have met so many great people throughout my life. I am the lucky one”
She was at peace, no fear


Cherie had lived an amazing life even though it was rather short. Cherie’s spirit and positive outlook was remarkable. She lived a life that spoke honesty.
I consider myself to be very blessed to have shared this journey of friendship with Cherie. Cherie was an amazing friend; she was the kind of friend that stands by you when you need somebody to be there. Our friendship flourished instantly in 1997 at Mega Mania booth, the connection was like we were kindred spirits- very heartfelt and divine. 


We tend to assume, don’t we? That if we appreciate our friend(s), that they know exactly what we’re thinking. We take for granted the expression of love and admiration, joy and appreciation when it comes to our friends. And, sometimes we just get busy and forget to say “thank you,” “you mean the world to me” or “I’m a better person because of you.”

We don’t thank them enough for the amazing lessons they teach us through their friendship, support, and by example. We fail to express the ways they have impacted our lives – from their sense of humor, to their sense of style, from their wisdom and their knowledge, from their kindness to their strength.

Watching Cherie be herself made me want to be my best self. I want to take this time to THANK YOU …GIRLFRIEND, thank you for all I didn’t say often enough. She taught me what is meant to be your authentic self, through her genuine honesty, loyalty and loving compassionate self. My heart is full of so much love because of you.


Everyone has a calling… Cherie sparked a light within herself
I will forever be grateful to have known Cherie. All the memories I have shared with her will forever be cherished and remembered. The lessons of love, loss, letting go, and finally moving forward seem to be some of the most powerful in life. Cherie will forever be missed but I know in the right time, we will meet again


I read this well known quote the other day that resonated so deeply- reminded me of Cherie, by Mother Teresa 
“we do not great things, we do small things with great love”.




The most important thing...is to enjoy your life.
BE HAPPY!
It's all that matters

A Strong Women

"A strong women knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a women of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong" Unknown