Posted in Children and parenting, purpose

What Is Life Really About?

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Today, I planned a different blog until my heart spoke to me. Like many others across the world, when I heard of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old girl dying in a helicopter, I searched for meaning. From what I gather, his 13-year-old girl committed to continuing his legacy, the love of basketball, and Kolbe loved his girls and wanted to link purpose and passion with sports for his girls and children around the world.  Over the years, we have lost so many influential people, and there is nothing like a tragedy that brings life into a closer focus.

The question that circled in my mind yesterday was “What is life really about?”  Although I was not a consistent fan of Kobe Bryant,  occasionally, I watched some of the games he played and often sat in awe of such great talent. I learned a lot about Kobe Bryant yesterday and the positive things he was doing  (fatherhood, helping others to live out their dreams through his studio, books, and others) and the dreams he had, even for his 13-year old daughter.

We may not understand what God does. Though,  I believe that in all experiences, there lie meaning and purpose.   The meaning we give to experiences is different for everyone.  Many times God used great figures to get our attention.  What is God trying to tell us?

I believe that, for me,

  1. Align my actions and thoughts with God’s will and to help our children do the same.
  2. Live in the present; therefore, when our daughter and son came charging in our room, multiple times during Kobe Bryant tributes, I took the time to address their needs.
  3. I thanked God for life and the family he gave me.
  4. I prayed for the world, including Kobe Bryant’s family and the others who were on the helicopter.
  5. Nothing that we produced on earth goes with us.
  6. We are all accountable for what we do with the gifts and talents that God gave us.

I believe that God hears our prayers, and I continue to pray for continued compassion, love, and peace for everything and everyone.

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Sincerely,

Timika

Posted in lifestyle, Pacific Coast Mom, purpose, Truth, Wisdom

Are you disappointed?

Good morning everyone!

Do we waste time in a state of disappointment? How much energy are you using to try to change others?

One of the things our mother often told us is to do your part. You do what is in your heart to do-whether to give facts, hugs, praise, etc. Do not take it personal when people choose to still do what they want to do. Keep your heart in the right state that allows you to forgive, love, give compassion, and be willing to help when a hand is needed.

Make this journey great!

Timika Chambers

#spiritual #inspiration #encouragement #compassion #higherconsciousness #God #journey

Posted in purpose

When You Compare Yourself With Others…..

You may have heard the importance of not comparing yourself with others. Even I have mentioned how comparison can be unhealthy. The thought came to me today that God wants us to see the success of others so that we know that we have the same potential of being successful in our lives. We do not need to experience anger, bitterness, jealousy, and resentfulness. We can choose to look at what we have to offer and how unique our abilities are. God did not place potential, gifts, and talents in one person. We all have potential and divine abilities.

In other words, do not use the success of others as a distraction to your life work.

Make This Life Great!

Timika

#career #lifework #freedom #purpose #career #gifts #personaldevelopment #spiritual #God #professionaldevelopment #service #love #motherhood

Posted in purpose

Bullying: Self-control in 2020

Although I feel like that keeping our hands to ourselves is a behavior backed by common sense, I could not help but have the conversation today with our children. Everybody has the right to experience unlimited freedom and joy without belittling or disempowering others. True happiness is not the result of making someone else feel like they are less than you.

On the way to school, we talked about the importance of using the word “stop”, and that it is okay to tell people that “this is my body.” Our body is our personal property, and we have every right to teach others how we want our personal body to be treated. Many children are learning that it is not okay to call people by demeaning names, get in the face of others, push, pull, and other behaviors and these actions are violations of our personal property. I tell Cam and Cayla that how they treat each other is the model for treating others. We must address, report, and deal with behaviors that do not align with basic human rights.

We must teach our children the importance of respecting others and regulating their behaviors. No child is too young to be taught the concept of respect. All hearts and minds know the right thing to do. If we do not teach our children, through consistent actions and words, how else will they learn how to control their behaviors?

From My Heart to Yours,

Timika

#bullying #personalproperty #respect #leader #rolemodel #purpose #mastery #body #health #parenting

Posted in 2020, Guilt-free, Happy New Year 2020, purpose

Guilt-free 2020

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I do not have to be sad.

I do not have to hold on to anger, disappointment, and rage.

I do not have to get sick.

I do not have to treat my children like I was treated as a child.

I do not have to get a chronic preventable health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, or any others.

I do not have to do things that are against what I believe and know to be true.

I do not have to regret my past behaviors.

I do not have to wait on others to agree with me or support me in my dreams.

I do not have to feel bad that I have not exercised this year.

I do not have to feel bad that I have a high school diploma.

I do not have to feel bad that I did not graduate from high school.

I do not have to take rejections personally.

I do not need to be like my friends or parents.

I do not need to know everything to help my children to be their best.

I do not need to project my emotions and feelings onto others.

I do not need to have a certain lifestyle to live each day to the fullest.

I do not have to give into my fears.

I do not need the attention of others to feel like I belong.

I do not have to punish myself or self-sabotage my dreams or goals.

I do not have to excessively drink, eat, or exercise, use profanity, hurt, or belittle someone to feel good about myself.

I do not have to be in a relationship that does not honor who I am.

I do not have to be a chef to cook a hearty healthy meal for my children.

I do not have to lower my standards.

I do not have judge myself or others.

I do not have to be busy to feel important.

I do not have to subscribe to every newsletter or email on health and fitness.

I do not have to listen or watch things that do not honor my body, mind, and spirit.

I do not have to hide who I am and what I really like.

I do not have to give anything that I do not want to give.

I do not have to hide my natural gifts and talents for fear that I will be criticized, laughed at, or seen as not cool.

I do not have to be anything I do not want to be.  This is my life, and the choice is mine. I have everything I need to be who I need to be.

To Your Best Health & Life & Happy New Year!

 

Timika