Just a reminder….

Never let anyone have power over your happiness!

You are all much loved! Stay blessed…. Stay positive…. And always live with a grateful heart!

~ Sheila πŸ’‹

Construction vs. Destruction

A destructive person will never prevail. ‘Tis true they will always fail.

It’s one who seeks a constructive start who will do so with a grateful heart.

…… If we are constructive with our actions, instead of being destructive….. we can grow each day…. learning from the lessons we are taught. Life is a miraculous teacher….

Much love to you all!

~ Sheila πŸ’‹

Little Miss Pollyanna

Ahhh…. Little Miss Pollyanna….. to live day to day with a positive attitude…. to try one’s best to help spread the ever so needed energy of positive vibes. …. to negate all that is negative to help the world be a better, brighter place. Not a bad way to live. At least, not for me anyway….. lol…. however….

There are those out there who have tried to imply that I’m “too bubbly”. That I’m too much of a dreamer, always with my head in the clouds. Well, all I have to say to that is… I am extremely proud of the cheerful person that I am! I have come a loooonnngggggg way to be the woman that I’ve become. And yes, I am a dreamer, but I am also a realist. I know when to set boundaries when it comes to the fantasy world. Will I ever stop being silly and goofy? Not a chance in Hell!!! πŸ˜‰

Now I’m sure you’re all asking, “Why is she writing a blog post like this?”.Β Because on occasion a random person, here and there, has come forward to me with their negative verbiage and try to deflate my positive attitude. For some peculiar reason they think I’ve never had any of life’s issues. (Trust me, I’ve never been immuned to life’s challenges.) BUT…. I, just like anyone else, have the choice to rise above adversity. I will not allow anything negative to get the best of me, and I am well aware of how people and things are.

I think it’s hilarious that my positive disposition has actually bothered some folks. For them to literally reach out to me (especially when they don’t even know me) and try to dim my ray of sunshine?! Their comments have completely no effect on me. I use them to help me to be even stronger, to rise even higher as an enlightened individual. I honestly hope those who live negative lives are able to one day find peace and happiness in their hearts.

Some people are truly such sad individuals to try to bring others down. Now I promise my intentions are not to be petty with this article, nor play any childish games by calling out naysayers. All I am doing is reminding people how important it is to have a positive mindset and how much better it can, and will, make someone feel!

Being cynical only implies that one hasn’t discovered the inner strength or harmony needed to see the brighter side of things. There is a sense of awakening, even a sense of empowerment, when one finally embraces both, Light and Dark. As I often like to say…. “I love the Dark as much as I love the Light. There is such a beautiful balance.”

For all you beautiful people out there with your radiant smiles…. continue to shine for all the world to see! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! And for all you naysayers…. you just need a BIG FUZZY HUG!!!! LOL…. πŸ˜‰

 

Have a blessed weekend, everyone!

Love & Light, Sheila

 

 

 

 

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Today I Am Compassionate.

Good morning, everyone! Hope you all are well.

Just laying out some affirmation cards to pull one for today and out of the whole deck one card, one single card, was upside down.

Now, when doing a reading with tarot, an inverted card can have a different meaning than its upright position, but since this deck isn’t tarot, I feel in my heart that the meaning is the same regardless if it’s upright or not.

And the card that I was drawn to reads, “Today I am compassionate. Today I will reach out and help another person feel better about themselves.”

What a beautiful card. Love what it says!! And I hope that by sharing this with all of you, it will help inspire someone to be compassionate and “pay it forward”, even with just a smile. 😊

One never knows what a simple gesture like a smile can do for someone in need. To “pay it forward” can mean anything… and not necessarily monetarily. To “pay it forward” can be the warm embrace of a much needed hug, to sit and have a laugh with an old friend, to merely open the door for a stranger while entering a building… So many wonderful things can be done when one “pays it forward”. And by doing so, hopefully it can inspire that person to do the same…

The world can be a beautiful and compassionate place, one positive act at a time…. πŸ€—

Love & Light! ~ Sheila πŸ’‹

Head held high….

Good morning and happy Wednesday from Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast! It is cloudy so far with a chance of rain, but it’s the perfect way to start the day… sipping on a hot cup of coffee while writing to you all. πŸ€—

And you know what they always say…. “With rain comes rainbows!” πŸ˜‰πŸŒˆ

It’s nearly 8 a.m. now, but I actually woke up several hours ago thanks to my insomnia. However, was able to republish an old article that I wrote a while back titled, “Hellhounds: Such Naughty Lil Pooches”… https://sheilareneeparker.com/2022/04/13/hellhounds-such-naughty-lil-pooches-2/ …. Which I hope you enjoy reading!

After doing that at the wee hours, I pulled an affirmation card from a beautiful deck that my older son gave me for Christmas. And it reads, “Today I am happy. Today happiness and love will fill my heart and soul all day.” I absolutely love this card and want to share it with all of you. I hope it offers you “feel good vibes”, too!

Remember to stand with your head held high and show the world what you’re made of … You are worthy of all the wonderful things life has to offer!

Stay strong and blessed, everyone! You are always much loved!!

~ Love & Light, Sheila πŸ’‹

Poetry in Motion

“Life is a myriad of emotions, ever changing like seasons in the wind.” ~ Sheila Renee Parker

Life is funny with its ups and downs… side to sides and all those crazy roller coaster rides. Well, metaphorically speaking.

It can be a real kick in the pants. A real eye opener, especially when something insane comes totally out of left field.

And then sometimes you just gotta rip that band-aid off. As painful as it can be, sometimes it’s for the best.

Day to day we are faced with certain challenges. Some not so tough, while others make ya wanna scream on the top of your lungs. And you know what? That’s ok…. Our frustrations, the turmoil that can make a person go mad can actually be the fuel to help us achieve our dreams… as long as we are productive and constructive with that pent up energy. Never destructive!

We want to encourage ourselves and others with a positive mindset. Proof that anything is possible. Our strengths .. our wisdom… All that we have learned from our trials and tribulations.

Life is a beautiful teacher. Allow it to help us grow and become better people than what we were in the past.

Black, white…. shades of grey… are all ok to embrace, but there are also so many magnificent colors of life that are waiting to behold.

We all have our moments. I’m no pollyanna, that’s for sure, but I try my best to live life to the fullest.

Remember, with rain comes rainbows… and always be grateful, not hateful.

Stay strong and blessed, everyone. Negate that negative energy! You all are much loved!! β™₯️

~ Sheila πŸ’‹

Black and white photo of me… Embracing that beautiful yellow. Kinda reminds me of sunshine! πŸ˜‰

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Promote Love – Not Hate!

Happy Monday, everyone!! It has been far too long since my last post back in February! Hope you all have been well during this pandemic. What a crazy time we are in….. Phew!

With that being said, just a simple reminder as I write this post that each and every single one of you are so very important. You rock in your own unique way! Life really is a blessing. Even though there are times that we go through that may seem otherwise, we need to remind ourselves that those moments, as difficult as they can be, can be used as catalysts to make us stronger. Trust me, I know from experience. I’m not always smiles and positive vibes. However, I do try my very best to promote “feel good energy”. πŸ™‚

We all have our darkness and that’s perfectly ok. As long as we are constructive with our emotions and never destructive. We must construct learning experiences and grow from them, rising ever so high and graciously like the soaring Phoenixes that we all are!!

Remember when you look in the mirror…. you are looking at someone amazing! There is an insurmountable greatness within you! The ability that you have to achieve your dreams is something phenomenal! Anything is possible and you own the key to your future, no one else does. Let no one ever dim the light that resides deep within your beautiful heart. Shine your magnificence for all the world to see!!!

With all the negativity that’s out there, let’s negate those bad, nasty vibes by overcoming adversity. Stand tall, shoulders back with heads held high. Inhale a deep, engaging breath in through the nose… hold for a count of five…. then slowly exhale that breath out through the mouth. Continue that simple breathing technique periodically as you carry out your day. And guess what?! You’ve got this!!!! Go on with your awesome self!!! Rock those positive vibes! Love yourself and love others! Promote Love – Not Hate!

 

Massive Love & Light! ~ Sheila ❀

 

 

Sheila Renee Parker ~ Author. Artist. Empath.