~ DREAMS ~

Dreams.  What are they?  What are yours?  Have you had any come true?dreams1

Only those dreams that you truly desire will you make come true and that’s okay.  In fact, that’s the way it should be.  Don’t waste your time, effort and energy on anything other than your desires.

You’ll know what to do when the time comes to live your dream.  Your inner self will guide you in the proper direction, listen to your gut, your intuition, it’s always right.

Don’t let life pass you by because you are too afraid.  You have the courage and the willpower, you do!

You can have many dreams you would like to realize or you could have just one.  Either way, it’s your choice.  Your dreams can be anything, they do not need be a physical goal.  For example, I dream of living more in the present rather than always thinking about the past or the future.  If I’m always thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, I’m not enjoying today.  What a shame!  So that’s a dream I am working on.

Another dream of mine is to control my thoughts and not let my thoughts control me.  Oh you might think this is an easy one, but seconds after I catch myself being ruled by my thoughts and I stop it, I’m being ruled by them again!!  UGH!

My point is, we always hear people say (including me – see above) make your dreams a reality or you can live your dreams, so I decided to define dreams.  At least what I’ve decided the definition of dreams is for me.  Dreams are what the heart desires.

What’s your definition?

xo

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

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~ GOD’S ONE TRUE LOVE ~

The King is looking for you
You’ve been bad through and through
No matter what it is you’ve done
His salvation and love you have won

You can run and try to hide
Think you’re no good for His side
You have sinned and you’ve done wrong
It’s been this way so very long

Your thoughts are ill and vile
How could you be His child
Your actions have been a disgrace
Away from Him you turn your face

You did that thing He’ll never forgive
In shame and repent you must live
But you’re wrong my friends and it’s okay
Compassion and love is God’s only way

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So rise my brothers and sisters alike
Rejoice in God’s love, feel His delight
We are His children bad or good
Why we have sinned He’s understood

Throw away that guilt and sadness
Linger in God’s warmth and gladness
He knows our paths, both future and past
There’s nothing you’ve done His grace won’t outlast

Forgive yourselves as God has done
Love yourselves, with God be one
Smile with the knowledge of
You’ll always be God’s one true love!

Have a beautiful day, GO and spread your joy!!  🙂

xo

 

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

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~ The Happiness Tag ~

I want to thank Wendy of Brilliance Within for tagging me to complete and forward this ‘Happiness Tag’ and hey the rules are easy. Write about 5 things that make me happy, 5 songs that make me happy and nominate 5 ‘happy’ bloggers to complete the tag too…okay here goes:

Preface:  God, my family, my friends and my home are what make me happiest first and foremost.  I have decided to venture in another direction with this and tell you of other simple things that put a big ole smile on this happy face…

  1. Each night, around 9 pm, I open a pint of Haagen Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, dig in and forget about my day for a little while.  Mmmm the creaminess, the chocolate, the crunching of the chips and there are lots and lots of chips. Happiness Tag It’s decadent and delightful and it makes me yummy HAPPY!
  2. Every Friday night when I go to bed knowing that “tomorrow” is Saturday and that brief moment when I wake up Saturday morning thinking…hmmm what day is it today and realize it’s Saturday, that makes me peacefully and excitedly HAPPY!
  3. I have, for the second time this season, a bird’s nest within the wreath hanging on my front door.  I sit here on my couch and I can see the birds through the glass on my door, bobbing around.  Yesterday I watched Daddy feed Mommy while Mommy was sitting on 4 eggs keeping them safe and warm.  Each day they sing their love songs.  Watching and hearing them makes me adoringly HAPPY!
  4. When someone leaves a comment that they have been inspired by my post or it helped brighten their day, is the best.  I love when others comment on what they are grateful for.  I love when I get inspired with an idea.  The fact that you are reading this right now, all of these things make me feel very blessed and HAPPY!
  5. Watching reality ghost stories on tv.  I love the paranormal.  I love mystical, magical things.  I love tarot cards and horoscopes, full moons, pendulums and mediums, having my future told, learning about crystals and smudging.  If I could spend the day immersed in this, it would make me enchantingly HAPPY!

Now Five Songs That Make Me Happy:

  1. Daddy’s Little Girl, by Al Martino – the very first 45 rpm vinyl record I ever bought when I was about 8.  I could not wait until my Dad got home from work so I could play it for him…
  2. Happy Birthday, by Mildred & Patty Hill (sisters) – whether it’s being sung to me or I’m singing it…
  3. The Best Day, by Taylor Swift – a loving tribute from a daughter to her mother…
  4. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson, ft. Bruno Mars – I have to dance whenever and wherever I hear this…
  5. Roll out the Barrel – Reminds me of my sister and I twirling around the dance floor at weddings when we were young and laughing so hard our sides hurt…

Finally I get to “tag” 5 more happy bloggers.  I have so many of you in mind, but I know some prefer not to do this kind of blogging and that’s fine.  For the Happy Bloggers I did select it’s totally optional as to whether you want to do this or not.

Hayley who runs between two sites Dear Dad and Beat the Binge

Shiva who is always thinking over at The Shivas Ponder

Michelle who is on summer vacation now, lucky lady, can be found relaxing at Two Are Better Than One

Minaxi who is spending her summer in NYC and when not touring is at Gameplan Happily Ever After

Stephanae who knows what real beauty & happiness is all about at Bold Blind Beauty

I’m tagging you to share your HAPPINESS…but of course only if it makes you HAPPY!!  🙂

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY HEART’S DECISIONS!

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YOUR HEART KNOWS

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR WHATEVER THE DAY BRINGS FORTH!

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FOCUS ONLY ON TODAY AND SEE HOW MUCH OF IT YOU ENJOY

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR UPGRADES!

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Let’s Believe We Can Achieve It and We Will!!

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR LIVING IN THE PRESENT!!!

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what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!