High Fiving YOU! You reading this right now.
Thank you for rising and living. You being here means everything.
Keep breathing, keep going.
This world needs your stories and your light. ~ Lynika
May your shawls be warm, and may you sell many violets every day, my friends.
“So much of the ordinary is extraordinary, we often don’t pause long enough, to see the daily miracles tucked inside our days.” ~ Lynika
“For some folk, holidays and celebrations are the loneliest of times.
A time when the absence of support and care are even more prevalent to the person in isolation.
Be it through age, illness or other reasons, there are lonely people on this planet, some who are suffering great pain…
And your kind word or shoulder squeeze can mean the difference between giving up or holding on.
Never underestimate the power of kindness and don’t wait until it’s too late…
Open your heart to someone in need and help make this world a warmer place for somebody today.” ~ Lynika Cruz
“Never underestimate the most powerful, influential, loyal person in your life… YOU.
Believe in yourself, invest in yourself, don’t forget; you’re the most important and impactive member on your team.
Make sure you’re treating yourself right and showing respect to the one person who really can take you from A to B.
If you’re not busy being on board for yourself, you’re busy sinking the boat.
I know how powerful you are, how worth it you are, cut the anchors, time to set sail my dear friend!”
~ Lynika Cruz
“I searched endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” ~ Anna Quindlen
“Sometimes people are judgemental of those who have overcome great tragedy.
They say things like:
‘Oh you must have run over a China Man in a past life’ or ‘I wonder what you did to attract that!’
The trouble with phrases like this is, they portray adversity as either punishment or something to be ashamed off.
Both are incorrect.
Those who overcome adversity and those who are dealing with it right now deserve great respect and honour.
They are passing through new modules in their lives on the way to becoming greater, stronger, more compassionate and empathic versions of themselves.
The Gurus, the Saints, the Holy ones and the Wise are all those who have overcome great obstacles and challenges in life.
If you’re walking a hard path right now, take courage from these words:
You are the light we need most in this world. What you learn from this will create paths for others and grow new places in you that will serve you and this planet for life.
If you know someone going through a difficult, challenging time right now, give them the honour and respect they deserve and most need.
Words can wound or empower, make sure to check what you’re saying to others and yourself.
You are as valid and deserving as anyone else who needs your support and encouragement.
Speak well to and of others and the next time you see someone with a heavy load, embrace them, encourage them.
Remember you’re witnessing the most crucial act on this planet at its most vulnerable – Survival.”
~ Lynika Cruz
“When you’re bad-mouthing yourself internally, you’re also listening hard. Remember there IS a recipient on the receiving end of your inner jargon.
Catch yourself whenever you start to put yourself down or discourage yourself. In that very moment STOP and SEE that person as 3D, standing right there in the room with you, looking at you wide eyed, earnestly, waiting to trust and believe whatever comes out of your mouth.
This isn’t a trick, it’s the sad yet honest reality. You’re listening, soaking up every message you send yourself. YOU are the one who can make the difference to yourself. YOU are the most powerful influencer in your life.
Maybe your boss or colleagues are mean, maybe the world bites hard sometimes, maybe your parents weren’t there for you or never understood you, perhaps you were bullied badly or still are, maybe you’ve had an abusive spouse, maybe you’ve felt your whole life that nobody cared and you have never mattered.
All the more reason and PROOF as to why YOU need to be the exact person to show up for yourself. Funny enough, it may feel as if all those other people and events are the ones that could make the difference to your life being good or bad, a success or failure. If only they’d understand or say sorry or back you up.
Truth is, it’s you. You’re the one, the only one who CAN make the difference. Every one else’s support or encouragement is either temporary or part time.
You’re the one constant in your life, the one voice always talking, the one companion always in the room.
Your approval, your belief is what you really need. Those eyes are looking to you, those ears are waiting for you.
Waste no more time looking outward.
And don’t just take some half-baked, casual attitude about it either. Would you convince anyone else that way? No.
You’re no fool and you don’t want some watered down, inner flaky prince or princess charming showing up, asking you to hop on a two legged horse outta there.
Get FIERCE with your life, get protective, get REAL and CHAMPION yourself every moment you can.
You’re listening, start talking.
I want to see you smash the illusions and powerhouse your life.
This world needs you at your best. YOU need you at your best.
This is the moment it all changes forever.” ~ Lynika Cruz
“There are great blessings that come from times of poverty and hardship.
Learning the value of little things, the immense happiness that comes from the smallest kindness; the precious worth of a smile, a warm meal, shelter, interaction, the feeling of being wanted, loved..
Hardship offers us the chance to truly understand the things that truly matter in this life.
When we hold still long enough to see the gifts in our adversity we drop the added shackles we’ve attached to it.
We become lighter, more compassionate and wise. Gratitude becomes our dear companion who holds us up and helps us see the edge of light in every shadow.” ~ Lynika Cruz
“How perfectly true! Surrounding ourselves with the right people, those we trust, and feel safe with is like stocking our pantries with fantastic, appealing food that helps us grow and keep strong.
One of the most influential people we have in our lives is often our partner, having someone on board who we can be authentic and safe with is not only invaluable on our journey but vital for good health and a happy soul.
Someone who tears you down isn’t going to help grow your one precious and worthy life.” ~ Lynika
“Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins” ~ Indian Proverb
Today I want to also remind you not to be so judgmental on yourself. You are doing the best you can, trying in a crowded world to hear your voice and find or stay on your path.
Be kind to yourself. Remember just as your words and judgements can cut another down, you too can be struck numb or dumb by your own self battering.
Pick yourself up instead, acknowledge how far you’ve come and don’t forget to say regularly, ‘good on you’ to yourself and mean it.
We come home to ourselves at the end of every day, best make it someone you like, someone you care for, someone you’re going to listen to.
You’re with yourself for life, the one person who won’t leave you, so make sure you notice and say ‘well done cheer champ, you’re a bit of alright!’ and… mean it!
You, you’re worth your own respect and reward 🙂 ~ Lynika