FIND YOUR PEACE – SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed us all in a position where we have been forced to rethink our position;

Fear, anxiety and constant uncertainty has become a norm.

Rapid and surprising changes has affected the way we have become accustomed to doing things..

Crucial demands have been placed on us to get with the program or risk being left behind..

Who would have thought it will one day be acceptable to visit the bank wearing a mask?

Our children are attending school on line; rubbed of the irreplaceable joys of interaction and

friendships they once enjoyed. Adults are forced to work from home.

Our freedom of movement restricted and dictated over the past eighteen years.

 

 

We are now viewing the funerals and weddings of our loved ones on line, we long for the hugs and kisses

of family members abroad stranded in foreign lands.

Numerous job losses,

Relationships are in chaos as couples wrestle with the new demands placed upon them.

The question on the minds of so many remains

How are we going to survive this?

Will life ever be the same again?

There are those who are still waiting, hoping and believing, life will return to what we consider normal.

I am convinced it will never be as it once was.

We have arrived at a pivotal point in humanity’s history.

The tables have turned.

 

PREPARE FOR CHANGE

We must now prepare ourselves for what some call the new-normal; continuous daily changes.

In order to cope, make the necessary adjustment and survive the present changes.

We must first make adjustments in the way we think.

Resilience is needed to bounce back from the grief, disappointment and loss, inflicted upon us by this unexpected enemy, the Covid-19 virus.

In order to cope, to overcome, to become better and not bitter; we must develop a mindset which gives you

the tenacity to stand strong in the midst of all the challenges.

I want to take this moment to encourage you to maintain a healthy state of mind, be careful what information you all to penetrate your mind.

 

We are bombarded by a host of conflicting information. You must decide for yourself what is relevant and what is not.

The Magic of Thinking Big. Originally published at www.ckogan.com | by Constantin Kogan | Medium

When you listen to information, radio, television, news paper, social media or whatever form it takes; be conscious of the feelings it evokes in you.

If you feel nervous, fearful, disturbed or a general sense of unrest.

Take note, make a conscious decision to avoid such  material. What we listen to affects the way we think;

What we think affects the way we feel, resulting in the way we act and the decisions we make.

I am not saying, don’t be informed. No it is necessary to be informed, but be carefull to only receive what is needed for your daily wellbeing, ignore the rest.

Spending time meditating on positive literature such as the bible, inspirational books and recordings will help to keep you from becoming negative and anxious.

Let me remind you of the old saying, “your health is your wealth” be kind to yourself.

Maintain your mental and emotional well being.

You have the resilient strength to face this, square in the face and come out smiling.

That’s all for today, drop me a line in the comments or via my email, weareresilienttt@gmail.com. Let me know how this has been a blessing to you, or share with me some ideas of your own.

If there is anyway you may need a one on one Empowerment Coaching session with me; get in touch I am here for you. Click the link below for more info.

https://freedomtribes.com/resilient-empowerment-service/

 

Love & Blessings

Resilient Suzanna

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Thou will keep him in perfect peace, all who trust in you and all whoes thoughts are fixed on you. ( Issaiah 26:3) NLT

CONFIDENCE CAN BE YOURS

On my purpose journey;                                                                                                                                              I have recently made an amazing discovery. 

Have you experienced the shift in focus and confidence which creeps upon us as we navigate life?

The constant struggle to believe in ourselves, our goals dreams and ambitions. It’s not that we lack the desire to fulfil a purpose, but the will to drive forward and achieve success is a challenging one.

Believe me, I have been there, if you are blessed to be a woman this can be an additional struggle; when we consider, the imbalance which occurs as a result of our hormones, the battle rages on, we can be up one minute but down the next.

If you are in the age bracket 38 to 50, well my God we are on a continuous roller costa; menopause is on the horizon.

To maintain stability, we must place our confidence in something immovable; something or someone that never changes. The world around us experiencing rapid changes.

Now help me search,

Where can we find that sure place?

Certainly not in people, even with all our good intentions we fail at times.

Not in possessions because they can be temporary, here today and gone tomorrow.

Not in life pursuits and occupations because the moment we achieve our goal, the glory fades and we are compelled to go after another.

What I have discovered is that God, the one who created the universe never, changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In fact, he said it in his word – “I change not”

I am developing a new level of consistency and stability in my life I never thought was possible. I no longer have the urge for beating myself up for my shortcomings.

 

 

I am learning to accept what God says about me.

He said some beautiful things like;

I am fearfully and wonderfully made,

He said I am the head and not the tail,

I am above and not beneath,

My sufficiency is in him,

He says he is my comforter and he knows me better than I know myself.

Here is what I have learnt to do!

Whenever I experience a lack of self-confidence, or I begin to doubt my ability to achieve and succeed;          I put my trust in him, the one who made me and knows me better than I know myself.

He says in Rom. 8:28 “all things work together for good” I chose to believe that, this helps me to stop worrying about tomorrow or the things I can not change.

When I am tempted to worry about my needs being met, I check to see what he says.

He said He will supply all my needs.

Now answer me; why will you worry if you chose to believe what he says; his words are true.

I have found new confidence; it’s better than self-confidence. It’s confidence in God.

I am filled with a greater sense of peace because I know I am not alone.

I may not be able to do all that I want to do certainly not in myself; but by God’s grace strength and mercy, I can be who he has called me to be.

I can discover and fulfil my purpose in life.

This has been a real joy sharing with you, do drop me a line and let me know how what I shared have impacted you or let me know if you would like to discuss it further.

Love & Blessings

Resilient Suzanna

 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

For I am the Lord I change not…Malachai 3:6

 

CREATED TO WORSHIP

Worship, the primary purpose for which we were created.

One of the pursuits we all have in common is our desire to know, understand, and fulfill our purpose in life. The age-old why am I here question and man’s constant search for meaning in life.

I have found a few things to be true.

1* We were created spirit soul and body; the majority will say body, soul, and spirit. I beg to differ, without the spirit which is everlasting the body and soul remains dead, dormant unable to function.

2* When we die the spirit lives on, that’s who we truly are. The soul kept alive by the spirit is who we are, our personalities, our character our talents and our abilities are within our soul. Our mind conscious and subconscious dictates how the soul functions.

3* The body is our house our packaging. We all come in our own unique packaging,  The marvel of this mystery is so incredibly amazing that God when he created us in his vast wisdom made us different; even identical twins who may appear to look the same. Their packaging is still different; their fingerprints are not the same.

4* What we do have in common is the capacity to worship God. Man’s search for God has led to the formation of numerous religions. God is his search for a man, created in us a longing desire to worship him.

Hummmmmm?

You know I am always pushing you to think; ask yourself the question, why is it so many famous people who appear to have it all, end their lives by committing suicide. We were created with a capacity for worship; when this is left void, the emptiness creates a longing for fulfillment, completion or should I say true happiness. I did some research the list was endless; the vast volume of public figures; individuals who took their lives was alarming. Death by suicide shows no respect for age, sex, class, talent – prince, or princes. I challenge you to research it for yourself.

Actor David Carradine hanged himself in 2009.

Internet activist Aaron Swartz hanged himself in 2013

Olympic medalist skier Jeret Peterson shot himself in 2011.

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in his wardrobe in 2010

Alireza Pahlavi, the Prince of Iran, who killed himself by gunshot in 2011

Leila Pahlavi, the Princess of Iran, who overdosed in 2001.

British actress and model Lucy Gordon hanged herself in 2009

Kpop singer Goo Hara killed herself in 2019

Actor and comedian Robin Williams hanged himself in 2014.

I can recall hearing of the death of Robin Williams, he was my favorite comedian-actor, and I really don’t like comedy but the man was good, in fact great. Who would have thought someone like that would have taken his own life.

Let’s bring this home, you need to find your worship experience, get to know God for yourself. A great place to start is by reading your bible and asking God to reveal himself; the truth, to you. This is the basis of worship. To get to know God in a real and intimate way.

Seek after God for yourself so you can pass on what you learn to your children. Let this a part of your legacy. This is the greatest gift you can leave your child, the ability to know God for themselves and worship him.

I am excited about my walk with God, he gives true meaning to life, that way I awake each day with purpose. Share in this excitement.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecc. 12:13 KJV

 

Love & Blessings

Suzanna

 

 

 

YOUR SEARCH FOR PURPOSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to Break Every Chain; personal freedom is our desire for you.

As I think of sharing with you today, there is a beautiful song from way back in the fifties which comes to mind. Let’s look at some of those lines.

“Que Sera Sera” first recorded in 1956 by Doris Day

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me

Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be

It appears to the little girl was searching for meaning in life, so

she went to the best authority she knew, her mother

“mummy, what is my purpose in Life?”

What will I be?

Her dear mother’s a response to such a profound question was, “Que sera sera”

 

The story continues in the following verses; she later fell in love and ask her her lover

“What does their future hold?” his answer was the same “Que sera sera

In the process of time; she has children of her own; they ask the same question.

I am certain you can guess the answer she gave; “Que sera sera”

We all want answers

Knowing your purpose gives meaning to your life; the why of being here, of being human is a question we must all answer. In my search for the answer to this question, I was lead to discover what I call.

My PURPOSE LADDER

As a ladder has steps or rounds; there are dimensions to our lives, which must be mastered to discover and live a purpose-filled life.

I employ you to stay with me over the coming weeks as we seek to discover your purpose together. Each level will be discussed as we climb the ladder of purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

We will get there step by step

 

 

 

 

I can attest to the fact that having discovered my purpose; I now start my days with meaning. I look forward to waking up in the morning. without crippling fear and anxiety. Life is no longer a mystery but purposeful planning, step by step round by round to achieve my goals, dreams, and vision.

You may be searching for meaning and purpose in your life; I have six components which we will delve into to arrive at your purpose in life.

Next week we will look at the first round, you can also catch me on Youtube

Leave your comments ask your questions and share if this has been of value to you.

 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11

 

Love & Blessings

Suzanna

RESILIENT – That’s who you are

Resilience is survival against all odds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As long as there is a will there is a way; no one can stop you except you let them.

 

Life is all about transition, like a caterpillar processing through phases of metachrosis; we as a people are called upon to rise, to develop o change from one stage to another. It is interesting to note change is usually not a welcome experience for most of us.

It is usually associated with negativity and loss.
Should we allow ourselves to embrace change it can be seen as a positive and rewarding necessity.
After all, if the change was not something positive we will never achieve most host what w have in life.
Examine, take a moment and reflect, some time of change to place for
you to change from a baby to a puberty teenage, young adult, adult, senior
You may say to me that’s growth.

Hummmm?

 

Oh yes I will agree with you; allow me to ask you this
Isn’t growth a series of change?

 

 

 

 

 

As, a people, a community, a nation, the world; the demand has been placed upon us to make some severe and unexpected adjustments. Changes that have been so unexpected and to most of us unthinkable. Covid-19 has changed us forever.

 

That’s where our strength of resilience is called into question.

We can not lay down and dies even if e want to. Death may surround you but you re left to pick up the pieces and carry on. There have been moments in my life where I longed for the earth to open up, just wide enough to swallow me up. Then I won’t have to worry anymore. I thank God for the beautiful girl he blessed me with. During those empty years of disappearing, they gave me a reason to go on.

It was there I found my strength in God, the will to read empowering books and magazines to draw strength to face each day.  My friend I want you to know you are not alone, others have made it and so can you.

CONCLUSION

RESILIENCE an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change, (Webster’s Dictionary) The definition I received when I came in connection with that word was the ability to bounce back from negative or adverse circumstances. There marked a turning point in my life, but that’s a story for another day. Today I want you to know that you can make it, regardless of how the odds are stacked against you. It can turn out for your good. Like that tree in the image above you can grow around your situation and come out smiling. I believe in you and your ability to bounce back from every punch life throws at you.

Embrace the change

Learn from it, grow from it

Allow it to bring you to maturity, you are resilient, no one can do it for you so stand up. take the hand of the almighty and walk on.

 

FOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Romans 8:28 KJV – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

CHAINS OF THE PAST

The longest journey starts with the first step

 

To live is to experience conflict, struggles, ups, and downs what makes us and breaks us is our ability to cope and bounce back from these negatives experiences. We enter this world in varying situations, circumstances, and environments. These factors all affect our ability to chose and cope with life’s circumstances. It is in our early years and experiences we formulate our concepts and develop mindsets that can empower us or deter us. Negative mindsets can form strongholds that chain’s us to our past. Negative strongholds and mindsets are our greatest roadblocks in living a successful life. What we believe is more powerful than anything, anyone can say or do to us.

RESULTS OF A BROKEN PAST

When you scratch a grain on matches if it does not go out, you are assured of getting fire. Childhood pain trauma and disappointment trigger a fire that burns with negativity which burns its way into our adult life. Leaving a trail of negative emotions in its path. They leave behind a trail of negative emotions

Strongholds of negativity such as

* I am not good enough

* Nobody loves me

* Things never work out good for me

* I was not meant to be happy

* I am getting what I deserve

NEGATIVE THOUGHTS TURNS INTO NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

Strongholds as mentioned above, in time, begin to shape our personalities and temperament. Even when you try to be positive and optimistic You feel drawn into a hole of despair, with little hope of getting out. My friend if this is your present experience, I am here to tell you there is hope, those chains can be broken. Here are some negative emotions which can disrupt our lives.

* Loneliness and depression

* Lack of passion and drive for anyone or anything

* A lack of empathy for others

* Inability to cope with change

* Low self-esteem

* A pesamistic attitude

 

YOU CAN SURVIVE THE FEAR

You can break the chains of fear

We are all wired with a self-preservation instinct, which helps us to protect ourselves from hurt, damage, or loss. When we experience deep emotional pain, we begin to protect ourselves with the fear of being hurt like that again. We build emotional walls to keep us safe, we must keep in mind that walls don’t only keep people out they also keep you in, you become a prisoner of your own fears. Eventually, we begin to use substances, people, and things as a source of comfort; drugs, alcohol, relationships, etc. to shield us from the fear we are truly experiencing. The attempt to drawn our hurts, pains, and fears so far away from the surface that we do not have to deal with them on a daily basis. The reality remains you are dying on the inside like a poison that eats from within. In order for you to be free from the chains of past hurts you must allow them to surface. Look your hurts and fears in the face and say goodbye to them. Shout it out, hear yourself say it. faith comes by hearing, the more you hear yourself say it the more you will believe. Fear has torment (1 John 4;18); torment keeps us in bondage. God’s desire for us, is that we are set free. Look those fears straight on and tell them they no longer have power over you. You have the strength Christ came to give, lets look at just some of the more common fear which hinders our lives. The only way to be free is to accept freedom in Christ, he will break the yokes. (Matthew 11:28-29)

Fear of a broken heart of relationship

Fear of disappointment

Let it go -NOW

Fear of physical pain

Fear of emotional pain

 

YOU ARE NOT YOUR FAILURE

If you have not read my blog which spoke about forgiving yourself I strongly suggest you do. STOP beating up yourself. To fall down at times is only natural. The victory lies in being courageous enough to get back up. You are reading this today because you are courageous because you are strong because you desire more out of life and you are willing to make the changes that are necessary. You should be proud of yourself.

FAILURE can be an instrument for learning powerful life lessons, When I am faced with a particular struggle in my life, I am quick to say, “Lord help me to learn my lessons quickly through this situation – I believe the faster I learn that lesson the faster the situation will be resolved. No matter what the experiences life has presented to you, God can turn it around for your good. (Romans 8:28) In fact, that’s my favorite verse of scripture; it governs my life.

Personally I made a number of mistakes in my life, for example, I had my first child out of marriage. My first and second marriages did not last, I made poor choices. Out of thee situations was born my non-profit organization. Many lives have been changed by this organization and my story. I am who I am because of the things I have been through. we are the sum total of our decisions; good or bad.

Conclusion

I would like you to look at life this way, it’s like an exam you must past to get to another level, failure means you have to stay where you are. There are times you may fail the exam but you are given the opportunity to pass it at another time. Everything that has happened in your life, even the ugly and unspeakable things can be turned into good. You may be able to tell someone what you have experienced and they will feel comforted by hearing they are not alone because you walked that road before – If you made it so can they.

My friend your life is not a series of coincidences. God has a plan for your life, work with him, and see your situation turn around for the glory of God and the betterment of others.  I am looking forward to hearing from you in the comments below; live well live free it’s your right. Should you need help to follow through up on this step email, contact@breakevrychain.com

Love & Blessings

Suzanna Founder Break Every Chain

 

FOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Micah 7:19

“He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities, and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

 

YOU MUST DESIRE IT , TO HAVE IT

      You must want it bad enough, to go after it.

Have you ever tried to help someone, you give all your efforts and abilities, the results, however, were not encouraging? Upon careful consideration, you realize you wanted good for that person more than they wanted it for themselves. The bible tells us, “every man must give an account of himself” (Romans 14:12kJV). Change is a personal thing. I can want you to change until I am blue in the face, your change will only come if and when you are ready for it. My purpose with my writing is to help you break free of chains which are hindering your progress in life. We dealt with unforgiveness. Before we address another I felt compelled to share with you, that you must desire change with earnest desire, before any change can effectively take place in your life.

FACE YOUR REALITY

before any change can take place we must become aware of the negative behavior which is sabotaging our lives, a sense of dissatisfaction bust begins to disturb you. This feeling of displeasure with your action must become an issue in your life that you begin to do some serious consideration and is now contemplating where you are, how the situation of habit is affecting you, to the point that you are ready to do something about it. Psychology teaches us that change is a process, honey you must come to the point where your desire for change is greater than the satisfaction you are receiving from the negative behavior.

PREPARE TO CHANGE

Change take preparation, while contemplating and coming to your place of change, you will begin to see that certain actions will become necessary. What steps will I have to make for me to implement change? I can recall when I came to the point of ending my marriage, which for years had been dysfunctional, one of the first hurdles was to prepare myself for was where was I going to live along with my three children. Should I return to my ents home? or I could get a place of my own and do the work/jobs require

 

to keep a roof over our heads? The latter was my decision I needed my independence and it would have made me feel less of a person to return home. Prepared to do whatever it took; at one time mean having 2 jobs, then I added training as a financial advisor to the list. The place of change was now my destination no turning back, as you reflect on your situation what are the adjustments you will have to make, the things you are going to have to give up.

TAKE ACTION

You have come to a very important aspect of your change process, its time to take action. You can plan all you want if you don’t put the plan into action you will remain in the same place. Don’t be like those friends you get you into trouble then run away and leave you there to take the heat. Never run out on yourself. You have don’t great to arrive at this point; I am so proud of you. You have contemplated and come to the decision to change, you have come with a plan to change and prepared yourself for the change so Let’s do this!

I am am not going to lie to you and tell you it’s easy because personally I don’t believe that it’s easy. Change is hard work, most of the time in order to make a change you will be going against what feels natural to you; it’s like swimming upstreaming – you will feel the currents of the past behavior pulling you back but press on be determined and persistent, you will come to the place of change if you take the necessary action and don’t give up.

MAINTAINANCE

Do you know the saying, “you can’ teach an old dog new tricks” that’s a lie? As you begin to take action, you will be forming new habits, you are tired of the tricks of the past which were not beneficial to you; As a result of your desire and action to impact change, your change will come you will learn a new trick, new ways of thinking and doing things. This final piece of the puzzle is very necessary for your survival. When some purchase a car, they’re informed of what is required to sustain a vehicle that performs well. It will be wise to follow those instructions. The manufac5ure would have laid out, he made it he knows what’s best. Things like regular oil change is vital, I want you to know that you must take regular actions to maintain toe change you have worked so hard for.

MAINTAIN A POSITIVE STATE OF MIND

Abstain from anything or anyone that will cause you to feel in your pursuit of change. If a particular environment causes you to desire the habits of the past then avoid that environment. While avoiding the negative triggers you must also feed yourself with positive influences, listen to great speakers, read good books, play good music; surround yourself with positive people. Maintainance is necessary on your journey to living a well-balanced life.

Conclusion

In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” I stand in agreement with him; that’s where all of this started. In the book of proverbs we are told “as a man thinks, so is he” You are powerful, you have the power of change and you used it. Feed your mind with the manufactures manual, the bible, God created us in his image and likeness. Discover what he says about you, in his word you will fall in love with God and with yourself. A healthy love for yourself gives you the fuel you need to become the person God has called you to be. The head and not the tail, above and not beneath. That’s who you are.

Let me know what these lines have meant to you, how it’s impacting your self-development journey. You are not alone I am praying for you.

 

Love & Blessings

Suzanna Founder Break Every Chain

 

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Psalm 37:4

Delight thyself in the Lord and he shall give thee, the desires of your heart.

Filled with Potential

                The Heart Of A Sister Family Foundation, spent the past two weeks as one of the facilitators in the Ministry of Gender Youth and Child Development; Adolescent Intervention Program. This program was conducted in some primary schools for the students who wrote SEA. It’s a commendable effort, one which will positively affect the lives of our children. There are some parents who will find these last few months before secondary school to be the last time they will see their precious Jack, Jenny or Jill as a child, this phase in their lives is quickly approaching its end.

                  Over the years I have arduously observed the phenomenal change which takes place in a child’s life between the ages eleven to thirteen. A metamorphosis occurs, which is not always for the better. Are we preparing our children for these life changes and likewise are we prepared to assist them during this new phase of their lives? We tend to blame it on the school and its environment. This, of course, is a contributing factor, but as parents, we must be mindful, there are natural developmental stage in the life cycle of an individual which must occur, Parents, you must take time to sit with your children to explain the important changes which will be experienced and what to expect. It is your responsibility to feed them with good reliable information. The last thing you want is for them to gain the wrong information in the wrong place from the wrong persons. The stage of adolescence is a confusing time in the life of a child.

The ministry brought in a balanced diet of physical, mental, and psychological development information for these young persons. They needed to be told; “boys your voice will change”, “girls you will soon experience having a period” they must be though pubic hair is a part of personal development, increased personal hygiene is needed and the crazy signs of hormonal changes; their increased interest in members of the opposite sex. Parents that’s your role, sit your child down, tell them what to expect in their own bodies, and of course the best response to these changes.

At each school we visited the cry was the same, it broke my heart to hear these young people say “I don’t like myself, or I am ugly”. Why are we breathing a society of young people who lacks self-worth? This is the door that’s wide opened to be used by opportunists who will step in to advantage these vulnerable lives, can I say innocent bystanders.  Instill in your child the

The problem is in your mind – it affects what you see in the mirror

confidence the belief, they are special, there is no one else like them. Nothing is wrong in being different. Teach them to stand up for something so they won’t fall for anything. My heart truly yearns for them. I wish I could take them in my arms and speak life into them, just to make them believe they are God’s idea, God don’t make mistakes he does not make junk.

We saw children filled with so much potential, doctors, lawyer’s teachers, engineers, pilots, businessmen, women, and farmers. The class was surprised one day when one of the boys said he wants to do farming. I took that moment, to share with them the importance of agriculture as a profession. Highlighting the high level of our import bill which can and should be reduced, agriculture and farming must be seen as a profession of high quality.

They are failing to see the rich potential they possess, the value of their existence. We must be careful as a society to nurture a healthy sense of self-worth within them, from the moment they breathe their first breath.  Allow them to gain a sense of personal identity refuse to cut them down with that bitter award of criticism and comparison. Why is it so much easier to speak negativity than to uplift? It takes seven good statements to cover one mad statement. Parents, caregivers, educators, children are Gods gifts entrusted to us. Let us take the time to invest all, the positive we can find, into their hearts and lives. They already have to compete with the social media, the entertainment industry, peer pressure; others wise which constantly lies to them about who they should be. The only power strong enough to combat that influence is, THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE –YOUR LOVE!

 

Love & Blessings

Suzanna Founder Break Every Chain

 

FOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

1 John 4:4                                                                                                                                                            Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Home is where the heart is

Home is where every you feel you best self.

As we get together every week to grow, learn and develop through the things we will learn from each other; I want you quietly take in the scenery above; in your mind’s eye – that’s where we will be. Surrounded by nature peacefully scenery. leave the world behind, just for a little bit. This time is for you, YOU DESERVE IT

Thank you for joining me on this motivating and exciting journey. Let’s take this time to come home to ourselves, find out more about who we are and what we need to do to make our lives better. Home is where the heart is, I welcome you home with me.

 

Love & Blessings                                                                                                                                            Suzanna Founder Break Every Chain

CELEBRATE YOUR MOMENTS

celebrate your life like a child

One of the most beautiful things we can observe with children is the way in which they celebrate their successes. When they take their first step and realize you were looking they light up with joy and enthusiasm. We clap and celebrate, teaching them to celebrate themselves. As they grow older they begin to do things just to make us celebrate, they flip and jump, they play silly games and make funny faces, they eventually learn to tell funny jokes; just for the celebration. Hello, it’s time to wake up the child inside of you; he/she is still there longing for some celebration. Today we are going to explore some really beneficial reasons to celebrate your step of breaking the chain of unforgiveness

CELEBRATING STIMULATES HAPPINESS

It has been psychologically proven, the way we think and act affects our level of happiness. Researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky defines happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combines with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile” I can appreciate her definition. The truth is, happiness can be different things to different people. In my book Happily Ever After (I include the link below), I discovered my happiness after years of hurt, rejection, and abuse. Now I celebrate my freedom, my chains have been broken, I am free therefore I celebrate every day, the life I have been blessed with. When celebrate we feel good because the “happy hormone” dopamine is released in our brains. Causing us to feel a sense of bliss which sends positive energy throughout our bodies. You deserve to celebrate and I celebrate with you.

 

CELEBRATING TRANSFORMS OUT MINDSETS

When something makes us feel good we are prone to repeat that act to recreate the feeling because it brings us pleasure. That can be both good and bad activities. One of the reasons people can become hooked on an addictive substance is because it made them feel good when they sampled it the first time. The same thing can occur with an activity; when an experience makes you feel good you begin to repeat the experience., to maintain that feel-good feeling.

We celebrate our successes, no matter how small they may appear, it’s something you accomplished. Celebrate it, the celebration will make you feel good and will, therefore, give you the energy the momentum the mindset to do it again and again, to try new things. The bible tells us the Joy of the Lord is our strength, (Nehemiah 8:10). Feeling happy gives you strength, what better reason to celebrate.

CELEBRATING BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE

I recently started a new business oh boy, I was filled with excitement. My son looked at me and said, “mum, do you know how long I have not seen you walk that way.” I stopped what I was doing and looked at him, my mind was triggered but I wanted to hear him explain what he meant so I asked him what did he mean. He said ” you are

You can make a difference.

walking with your head and shoulders up, like you did when you worked at Maritime (the most rewarding job I ever had). This conversation remained with me all day. Even a child could see the confidence my new business was bringing to my life. Now I deserved to celebrate that moment. It gave me greater self-confidence and a desire to pursue my business. When you celebrate your achievements taking the time to acknowledge that you have done it. You feel better about yourself and the world around you. This, in turn, makes you more productive.

INSPIRE OTHERS

Positive energy is contagious, have you ever experienced the crazy moment of walking into a room in which people are laughing, you don’t know the joke but you also begin laughing. Or when someone makes a joke just a few persons laugh at first and before you know it everyone’s laughing. Our emotions creates an atmosphere around us. The negative is also true. You attend a funeral, you don’t know the person, there’s nothing personal between you and them but you attend to support a friend. Without warning you find yourself crying. You look at a sad movie and you cry you look at a movie with a happy ending and you feel wonderful.

What kind of atmosphere do you generate, how do people feel when they have been in your presence. Cultivate the habit of being someone who celebrates their moments, you will discover you are a much better person to be around. People will welcome you into their space. Share with them your achievements and successes it will motivate them to push themselves into the place they would like to be. We are never assured of what the other person is dealing with in their lives. Your celebration just might be what they need to give them hope.

Conclusion

I feel good writing this blog, in fact, I feel great, I am hoping I have been able to cause you to see how worthy you are of celebrating who you are. Celebrate waking up in the morning, there are many people who didn’t; celebrate having a meal on the table; stop to give thanks, celebrate most of all the people in your life. When you celebrate them they would find it a delight to be around you and they will give more of themselves to you because you make them feel good. I was not always a person like that. in fact if I am not careful I can at times fall back into my negative behaviors. I have developed this practice, from the moment I wake up in the morning I pause to celebrate and give God thanks for being alive. I reflect on all the good in my life; I start my day it gratitude, I celebrate each moment. How I celebrate my achievements is buying myself something I would not have usually bought, or just sharing my joy with close family and friends. It’s been a joy sharing with you today. I will be so fulfilled if you will share with me some of the ways you celebrate your achievements,

Love & Blessings                                                                                                                                    Suzanna, Founder Break Every Chain

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FOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Philippians 4:4                                                                                                                                                                              Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.