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IT’S BEEN A MINUTE

Hi, Lovelies,
The title of this post is also the title of a song that I recently wrote; it’s darling if I do say so myself 🥰. Anyway, my friends, what a time in history we’re experiencing! As I was walking out the door this morning I told the LORD that I do not like the world at the moment, and then I was reminded that the things of the world are fading away, but, those who are in CHRIST are being renewed day by day: So, today, I will renew my faith and hope in the things that give me joy and purpose.

May I suggest that during these most tumultuous times you put your mind on things that you can change: You can change your mind, you can change your clothes, you can change your direction, you can change your circle of acquaintances, you can change your heart, you can change your thinking (even if it’s stinking), you can change many things that pertain to you and yours.

HERE’S THE NUGGET: If you allow the chaos of the day to direct your mind, you may end up lost and without hope.

Until next time,
Things matter, you just have to define them.
Love, Destiny

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THE RIDERLESS HORSE

Dear Lovely,
We have so much to be grateful for, and so much to continue fighting for.
Here’s a poem for this special day of remembrance:

THE RIDERLESS HORSE © ID is: 907875895
The riderless horse is symbolic of course
for the brave, the fallen, and few.
Those special warriors who so gallantly fought
for the freedoms that belong to me and to you.

Be safe!
Love, Destiny

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TAKE A BOW

Good morning,
I was just thinking about this whole COVID onslaught and how amazing it is, that nation after nation was willing and able to comply with mandates that were seemingly impossible to enforce. One day we woke to find that life as we knew it was altered in such a bizarre and intrusive way, but somehow, most acquiesced for the good of all.

I think the whole world; those who followed the rules and requests, demands and commands, deserve a standing ovation!! I still can’t believe how most came together as one unified body to fight for the good of humanity.

It is my prayer that as we move forward we will continue to unite, and the phrase, “We’re all this together” will not just be a kind sentiment, but that it will have a profound influence from this moment on. We made history, and this is one for the books!

I’m proud of us!

Oh, wonderful you, take a bow! 👊

Love, Destiny

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ANSWER THE PHONE

Dear Lovely,
Some of us have our mom, and some of us only have memories. Some of us can still touch our mother’s hand, and some can only wish they could.

Most of the time, my phone ringer is on silent; a habit that originated from recording sessions, but when I see my Mom’s phone call coming through, I stop what I’m doing to answer.

Mom-call

Now that my mom is getting older, leaving my phone ringer off is not an option because I do not want to miss her calls. As mentioned in previous posts, though my mom and I have always shared an ordained bond, I left home when I was very young and lived most of my life needing no one, including her. Now that I’m older and wiser, I realize how much we need each other.

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man (woman), I put away childish things.” 1 Corinthians 13:11

As the WORD says, when we grow up we put away childish things 🙂 I love my mom and her voice will always be special to my ears and my heart ♥ ♥ I will always answer the phone when she calls. 

Be grateful for the moments because they won’t last forever.

Love, Destiny

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JAZZ LEGS ?!

Good morning lovelies,
So, a few days ago I was reading some headlines and came across an article on the latest pose, that when mastered, will give the appearance of a lengthened body and longer legs. 🤔 Uh-huh! Of course, I had to try it: When you’re 158.75 cm. tall, a few centimeters here and there would be amazing!

In a nutshell summation, to achieve the “Jazz legs” pose, you are to lean back, bend, angle, leg forward and straight, toes pointed, and voila! The person who wrote the article was very impressed with how well it worked for her stature. Now, when I attempted the pose, I looked like a 6th grader in a fight stance, ready to give some major blows. To say the least, it was a, ‘less than ideal’ pose, and I’m quite sure that standing as suggested, would welcome unnecessary aggression from onlookers! LOL 🤣

Oh well, guess I’ll just celebrate my petite(ness).

Dear Beautiful You,
Have a happy day, and do something meaningfully productive, such as laugh!

Love, Destiny

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SOME IS BETTER THAN NONE

So, this afternoon I decided to get out and go for a run. I love to run but over the past few weeks, athleticism has taken a back seat and suffice it to say, my performance was less than stellar, far less! Now minutes into my inspiration, I nearly changed my mind and went back inside and if you know me, then you know that this is not in my nature in any way, but today, it was; perhaps it’s the emotional weight of this COVID craziness?!

As it is, the LORD blessed me with a young colt who in every way keeps me on the straight and narrow of patience and persistence. When we’re training in Dressage, and he’s convinced himself that he can’t do what is being asked of him (by way of a tantrum), I take it back down to the place where he was feeling good and able, and then, I make small steps towards the next goal. Today, I used this theory on myself:

As I began the run, my mind started to think about the distance, and the challenging hills that were ahead, and this led to that annoying voice in my head telling me to turn around because it was too far and too hard.

Here’s where my horse’s training comes into play.

As I was moving along, seriously contemplating turning around, I thought about my horse and how I deal with him when he’s less than enchanted by what we’re doing. For me, this meant to give myself permission to walk when needed in order to gather my breath, and then continue with the run. Duh! I know!! It may seem obvious to you, but, walking is not in my nature no matter how tired I get..And herein is the point to this post:
If I held on to my, “ALL OR NOTHING” mentality, I would have achieved NOTHING! If I wanted to accomplish my task (run), I would have to give myself permission to be less than what I consider, ‘stellar’.  Lowering my personal standards of expectation is not failure; failure (in this instance) would have been quitting or not starting at all.
Now, I’m back inside, feeling extremely accomplished and ready to encourage you to do the same with any task or goal that you have set for yourself.

If you are facing something that is seemingly too challenging to deal with, break it into little pieces until the giant is so small that you swallow it whole. Let go of the, “All or Nothing” mentality because nothing is what you may end up with.

HERE’S THE NUGGET:  A little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing ©..Selah!

Love, Destiny ♥

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P.S. This is the aforementioned creature that changed my life in every way!

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ETERNITY’S PROMISE

Dear Lovely,
As I was sitting at my keyboard I began playing this beautiful melody. To hear it just click the link below and a new window will open so that you can keep reading.
https://youtu.be/JvNI7znrcbM

“And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:17

As I looked out across the vast expanse I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the LORD’S Handiwork and in that moment, I was sad; sad to know that everything we see and understand today will one day fade away into eternity’s promise.

Dear Achiever,
Let us take this time to just sit back and be grateful for all that we have right now, on the way to where we wish to be.

The promises of GOD are being fulfilled: Whether you strive to arrive, or, walk your destined path in grace, it all leads to the same juncture.

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”  Proverbs 16:9

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” Eccl 9:10

Dear Created Being,
Listen to the words of the songwriter when I say, “EAT, DRINK, AND HAVE A GRATEFUL HEART, FOR THE LORD KNOWS YOUR NEED AT EVERY JUNCTURE OF YOUR ALLOTTED DAYS.”

“This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.”  Eccl 5:18

Until next time,
Take this moment in time to reconnect with the things that matter.
Love, Destiny

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MOMENT BY MOMENT

Hi lovelies,
I have been posting quite a bit on CYU’s website over the past week but today, I wanted to address something besides the trouble of the day.  Life doesn’t stand still just because things change. I was talking to someone yesterday who was telling me that their mate was going crazy in fear during this time of the unknown.  I understand how the uncertainty of things can cause great anxiety and fear but as I was telling them, it would be best to ingest life moment by moment because the world we know right now, will not be the same one we know when we wake up.  It’s funny, because it’s always been that way but we are just becoming more aware or forced to become more aware of how dynamic life really is.

Life is precious. Life is sacred. Life is a gift. Life is not to be squandered. I always, always, always, urge my readers and listeners to live big, take chances, believe big, and to not skip dances ツ© because we only do this once, and time doesn’t stand still for anyone.

Dear inspired one,
The music must go on – The writer must continue to write – The dreamer must continue to dream – The dancer must continue to dance -For the world is still waiting for you so don’t disappoint. Live big and glorify GOD!

Until next time,
Enjoy the moment

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DEAR CREATORS

Dear CREATOR OF THINGS,
Skepticism is a natural inkling especially if you’re a Scorpio 🤫 but this morning I want to remind you that fear and apprehension are not healthy emotions. Believe in you and the process of promotion; not naively, but with eyes wide open. You must step out of your comfort zone in order to progress.

“You’re never going to know unless you step out of the boat.”

Do your homework: Hire the professional(s) needed to look for loopholes, weigh the pros and cons, and then decide, but do not allow disbelief or doubt to block your way.


Dear INVESTOR / COLLABORATOR / PRODUCER,
If you’re interested in a collaboration, be honest, be generous, be ethical, and take that risk on the one who’s stirring your soul.  Some things are predestined and must be acted upon in order to achieve their purpose. Open your hands and your mind, and then you will know..

Until next time,
JUMP into the circle of Life!
Love, Destiny

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