Monday, December 28, 2015

Reminders For Amber #25 - Be Artistic

Be free to live your life sustaining and being inspired by all your artistic inclinations. Whether it be musical, visual like drawing or lettering (calligraphy!), or even performing, be a wizard and work your magic through your artistic pursuits.

Art is freedom. It is being able to see things in a different light. By being artistic, you are able to use your talents to bend a straight line. You can think differently and do things in other ways, and with style.  You create a world that becomes more beautiful with what you put into it.

Remember your blue apple? Yes, never forget how creative and artistic you were as a child. Nurture it, and give it time to reach your surface. Give in to the artist inside you. It is one of your passions and one that makes you happy as well as something that truly makes you, uniquely you.

Be an artist and go create things. Within you are the endless beautiful things that you can artistically create!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Reminders For Amber #24 - Be Inspired

Dear Amber, what is the point of living when you do not at least try to do something remarkable with your life and the time that is given to you? So find the things that inspire you and makes you feel alive and go ahead do them. Your life is your message to the world, so make sure you leave something inspiring.

Meet people who have done great things and be inspired by their stories. Listen to inspirational songs, quotes, even jokes that will keep you going when life hits rough patches. Travel to stimulating places, reflect on brilliant concepts, and commune with enthusiastic people. Read inspiring books.  

Find inspiration from the mundane and simple things.  Find your passion and be inspired by it.  Who knows, you just might be inspiring others, with you living your life, and keeping inspired despite all odds.

Reminders For Amber #23 - Be Alive!

There is a difference between just breathing and truly living, Amber Declan. I wish that in your lifetime, you will truly live.

Suck that proverbial marrow out of life and experience each moment to the fullest. Since we only get one chance at living, be sure to do your living well. Take it the furthest, the highest, and the deepest that you can.

We often worry about how we are living that we forget to really and truly be alive. So when you are bogged down with life’s worries, stop and appreciate that you are still alive. Then go ahead and truly live.

Reminders For Amber #22 - Be Beautiful

My darling daughter, as you grow into the woman you are supposed to be, remember that you were born already equipped with the beauty that will bloom from within. By being yourself, you put something beautiful into this world that was not there before.

So remember that true beauty is being comfortable and confident in your own skin and that happy people are often the prettiest because their glow and smiles shine from deep within.

Make-up will not make you beautiful. Neither will the latest fashion. True beauty is who you are, what you say, how you do things, and how you treat people. Your thoughts, your words, your deeds, the essence of who you are, these are what makes you truly beautiful.

Do not hide your beauty. Let it shine. Wear your red lipstick with your best smile.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Reminders For Amber #21 - Be Strong

Dear Amber, you are given this life because you are strong enough to live it. So live well and be strong.

Remember that strength does not come from winning. It is the many struggles and tests that you go through in life which develop your own strength and make you into a strong person. And know that only from mastering your own weaknesses will you become truly strong.

When you go through hardships knowing you may fail and yet, decide to face them head on anyway, then my dear, THAT is strength.

So go and be that strong girl who makes it through life’s many trials. Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.

Tough situations build tough people. True strength is being able to keep everything together, when everyone else expects things to fall apart. Find your inner strength and use it. Fortify your mind, your heart, your emotions, your spirit so you are able to face anything and everything that comes your way with courage.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Reminders For Amber #20 - Be Resilient

Often in life, we get blocked and we make mistakes that make us want to just drop the towel, give in or give up the fight. Life taunts us to quit. What we mostly forget is that success comes to those who persevere. It rewards those who are stubborn enough to keep fighting and those who are resilient enough to keep on going.

So keep on. When you fall, cry for the hurt you’ve just been death with; mourn your losses; lick your wounds. But get up, keep going and keep fighting.

The greatest triumphs in life lies in falling and then, being able to rise up again. Over and over again. Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up. Resilience is not how high you have climbed but how far you have bounced back after life’s many setbacks.

Reminders For Amber #19 - Be Honest

It is sometimes difficult to tell what you really feel because you may not want to hurt other people’s feelings. There is a tack and a certain skill involved with being able to tell the truth. You can be truthful without being brutal. People will be able to tell a liar from an honest person, so always be honest. They say, “The Truth Shall Set You Free.” And that is always the case.

Lies beget more lies.  Indeed, it is simpler to tell the truth.  People who love you will appreciate and understand while those who only mean you harm will never listen, or believe anyway.  Still, keep to what is true and never lie even to save someone’s heart from breaking.  Your truths are as important as anyone else’s.  Speak truthfully always.