“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
“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
“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