Cherry Picking..

One of my favorite quotes of all time..

Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.

I like positive people, and I like a good cherry 🙂
What Kind of Person Are you??
What Kind of Person Do You Want To Be??
Be that person today and take it a day at a time!!

L♡VE,

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Circulating Positive Thoughts♡

Waking up in the morning is easy for me, but getting up is not. This morning was different though, not because anything was actually different, but because something in my head clicked, and so it just was. I’ve been very happy lately, and that’s because of an attitude adjustment on my part, but I really appreciated how much easier getting up this morning was because of this simple little “click” -this somewhat new realization in my head. Of course, something I’ve always known, but sometimes we allow ourselves to be sad for too long and forget. Grieving is important, however, dwelling, is truly poisonous. Establish the difference and learn to avoid the latter.

Anyway, I have two children. My first born son will be 3 next month. My daughter was just born in February. Of course they are a great responsibility, but really, they are everything that make life worth living.

As I was laying in bed this morning, I had just finished feeding my daughter and was about to change her as she peer’s up at me with her beautiful big eyes, so full of life, and so full of love. She’ll be 3 months soon, but already she smiles at me with such delight. She laughs. She rarely even cries.

My son was a happy baby too, but of course, I had to learn on him, poor thing. lol and so things weren’t always as smooth on my end, however he was still a happy baby. And so, I want to be more like them. Children, always happy and ready to forgive, learn, and try again. All they do all day, is follow their hearts.

Click: Good Morning, Sweetheart! 🙂 (Sorry Video is Only Available For My Facebook Friends at this time..)

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My dad sent me a picture quote this morning, it was a little blurry, but the message was clear enough to be understood.

“The Mountain of Life.”

A son and his father were walking in the mountains

Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself, and screams “AHHHHHHH”

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the distant mountain, “AHHHHHHH!”

Surprised and curious…the little boys yells, “Who are you?’

He receives his answer: “Who are you?”

Having forgotten all about his cuts and scrapes by now, the boy yells again, “Answer me!”

The mountain replies, “Answer me!”

The little boy is getting frustrated, “Stop repeating everything I say!”

“Stop repeating everything I say” bounces back to him.

“Stop making fun of me!” yells the little boy!

“Stop making fun of me! responds the mountain.

Finally the boy looks at this father who is trying not to smile.

“What’s going on?” he asks his father.

Instead of answering his son…the father yells as loudly as he can “You are powerful and I love you!”

“You are powerful and I love you!” responds the mountain.

The father then explains to his son…”People call this ECHO…but I call it LIFE.”

“Life gives you back everything you say and do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.”

“If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.” The father then stopped and yelled loudly, “I LOVE YOU!”

“I LOVE YOU!” came back the answer.

The father paused, cleaned up his son’s cuts and scrapes…and yelled loudly one last time….”This is my son and I love him.”

“This is my son and I love him!”…answered the mountain!

The son held his father’s hand and smiled….as his father said quietly, “Life will give you back everything you have given it…so only give your best…only give your love.”

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE, IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Positivity beget’s happiness (and yes, this is my own quote), so you must always let your inner light shine. When I was a child my grandmother always used to tell me to Follow My Heart. She used to say it all the time, in so many different ways. I heard her, I even thought I understood, but it was definitely something I overlooked later in my life after she was gone. I know it sounds cheesy, but that’s why I came up with Coralberry H3ART♡ (pronounced Coralberry Heart -Please Read About Coralberry H3ART♡, HERE). To remind others to Follow their H3ART’s, their dreams, their aspirations, their BLISS, to circulate positive thoughts through actions, if only perceived. Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) really comes from within. It isn’t something I’m making up, and it’s very important, so spread the word~ give a little love, smile at someone today. Stop and “smell the roses,” as my grandmother used to say.. look at the flowers, the tree’s, the pastures, the sky, the sea, look at all of the beauty around you and appreciate it! Don’t only “see” your children, but “hear” them too! They are full of so much LIFE.

To think my life was very different before they came along, I can barely even imagine how my life was before they existed in it. No matter, I’m at a prime in my life now, and it’s all because it’s a life I have chosen for myself. I chose happiness, I chose LOVE. I chose to be with a man who I knew would love me forever, a man, who is intelligent in so many ways. He has given me two beautiful children and I adore him every day for taking care of us and making me so happy. 

I’m not saying my life is perfect. But I am saying, I think it is. Let me explain, life is what you make it. Life is what you think of it. If you’re in a rut of bad thoughts, practice every day to think only the good ones. It takes time, but you can do it. Stay focused. Stay driven to Follow your H3ART and exactly what it is that you want to be.

“Que Sera, Sera. Whatever will be, will be…” Life is going throw you some rocks sometimes, so you just learn how to roll with the punches. Believe me, it is possible, and so very worth it 🙂

When I was younger I spent much of my life doing what other people wanted me to do, believing what they believed, assuming things, instead of discovering them for myself, but this is my time, this is MY life, and only I am responsible for my own happiness, as you are of yours so grabs the reigns and take the responsibility for it! Life is much more rewarding when you live it for yourself anyhow and I can’t blame anyone else for my mistakes, and no one take credit for my achievements. 

I look at my children when they wake up, they decide they are happy, and so they are. Their lives, are perfect! Kind of like that saying “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Change your perspective, allow yourself to be happy. If not for you, do it for your children, do it for your family. Give them the gift of happiness, don’t be the one to bring everybody down. Negative attitudes are contagious, as are positive ones!! So choose, your’s wisely. Sometimes our expectations are too high. Sometimes they are too low, you just gotta find a middle ground. Healthy expectations, things that will truly help you achieve that PMA. Be the one people want to be around, because you exude so much love, laughter, and happiness.

Found this on Wikipedia after a quick search:

 

Positive mental attitude

The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine states that the largest part to your overall health is from your mental health. Having positive mental health gives us the motivation to do our best that we can and always striving to do better (Murray, Michael & Pizzorno, and Joseph: Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1998)(pgs. 17-19)(Revised 2nd Edition); Three River Press, New York.). Seeing the brighter side of things instead of the bad is just one way you can help your positive mental health. Keeping your thoughts positive will assist you in talking more positive. Positive people influence others to get into a healthier positive mental state of health. When a person is mentally healthy they are more equip to deal with reality and adapt to changes in a positive way. With good mental health comes good emotional as well as intellectual health, which aides in the problem solving of life events (Health the Basics, Pearson, 10th ed. pg29).

 

Believe me yet? Make Happiness A Priority. I really do appreciate your LOV3 and Comments 🙂 Thank you to those of you who stop by and read my blog from time to time. Hopefully My Coralberry H3ART will take off soon and I can get my Nature pics, specifically Flower’s of Positivity, and Waterfall’s out and and available for purchase. If I succeed, and I will, even if it takes a while, I’ll find pretty Hawaiian themed frames for my pictures. 🙂 I’m still learning, so please send your encouragement by letting me know when you Like them! 😉

SMIL3, LIF3 IS FULL OF LOV3, everywhere, if you look for it 🙂
MY Son Just Gave Me A Flower He Picked For Me From Outside!! ❤ awww….

Can’t believe how big he is getting!!! He looks older then normal in this pic I just took.. but I had to post it because he just gave me this pretty little flower 🙂


Sincerely, thanks for reading!

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M♡ther’s Day Weekend

Yesterday, after a couple errands I went out to breakfast with my husband, our kids, and my father-in-law.. We went to Pinky’s so it turned out to be lunch, but it wasn’t bad. I got to use the Ergo carrier with Maria. I had been lusting over this carrier for a while. She wanted to stand the whole time so she got a little flustered, but it was super convenient when she’d allow it.
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Afterwards, Billy and his dad went to see O’Reilly. We had purchased the tickets back when I was still pregnant thinking I’d be ready to go out, but my daughter is EBF and we aren’t quite there yet, so I gave my ticket to my FIL and then took the kids to Grandpa’s house, where we met Grandma, because Lenny wanted to go swimming.
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It was such a nice day but pretty hot. I decided to take Maria in for a short dip so we wouldn’t overheat. It was really sunny, so we couldn’t stay out in the sun for too long. Lenny was loving it though!

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He was in for a while before we went over to the side of the pool close to where he was. We sat on the edge and put our feet in the water. Maria’s little toes just dangled into it.

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She was wearing this really cute Minnie Mouse swimsuit, that was gifted to her by her Omi. It had a hood attached to protect from the sun and the hood had little ears and a bow 🙂

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When her little toes touched the water she made a funny face, but she seemed to enjoy it.

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Lenny came and sat next to us for a while until I passed Maria to Grandma, Cindy, for her official first “swim.” She was fine until the water went to about her waist and then she cried a little. I don’t blame her because when I tried the same thing, I realized it felt much cooler compared to how hot it was outside and I’m sure to her, it felt very cold. After you got used to it, it was nice.. luckily she discovered this pretty quickly and was able to relax enough to enjoy herself a little bit.

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Lenny started trying to mow me down with his remote control boat while I took pictures of everything around us. He thought it was hilarious! It caught me off guard because he was steering it pretty well compared to the last time I saw him use it, but I totally agree that it was pretty funny. That kid has such a good sense of humor for an almost 3 year old!
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Just another picture of the kids playing in the pool with Grandma.

 

Me and my kids, after Maria’s 1st Swim with Grandma 🙂

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When we were gearing up to leave Lenny and Maria were wearing their Hawaiian license plate shirts that say “Big Bruddah” and “Little Sistah.” I bought them when I found out I was pregnant with a girl and was so excited about them wearing it! So, seeing them in these shirts I had to snap a quick one.

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Just looking at them warms my H3ART! It’s even hard for me to ever be upset for too long.

The drive home was nice. The sun was starting to go down some and reflected beautifully off Kaneohe Bay and the clouds had a beautiful silver lining around where the sun was peering from behind them.

This picture does not do the beauty any justice.


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I arrived to the house about five minutes before my husband did. I was just throwing a load of laundry in the washer when I heard him talking with Lenny in the living room. My little sweetheart walks up to me with his arms extended, smiling and says “for you MAMIII!” 12 dozen long stemmed roses in pale pink color. They were stunning! Again, I melt 🙂

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I arranged the flowers in my special flower glass -I had saved it from the first time Billy had flowers delivered to the house for me on my birthday, the first time I had ever received flowers via delivery. It was super special for me, and the glass they came in was so nice, I decided to keep it and use it as my all-time flower glass. My husband walks in and hands me a bag. Inside it was the coolest goblet mug ever! It was Mason Jar style, and exactly what I had been wanting. I had briefly mentioned it before and was happy and surprised he remembered. I don’t know why it always surprises me, he’s a good listener and usually remembers things like this, but it surprised me none the less. It was such a nice surprise. I haven’t been able to stop talking about this mug. It’s weird. I love it that much! 🙂 I told him I would replace all of our cups and stock the whole kitchen with these goblets if I was given the opportunity. They are perfect! The hold a bunch of liquid, it’s insulated, but clear, although tinted because this one is pink !!, it’s easy to wash, has a straw, measuring lines, a cap, and a handle!! Oh, and it’s so pretty!! What more could you ask for in a cup?! So perfect!

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So then I get the card and it’s addressed to “Pretty Lady,” I love it when he talks to me like this 🙂 Anyway, I open up the card, it was a sweet/humorous card, that’s his type.. but when I open the card out drops a $20. He thinks this is hilarious.. if you were wondering where my kid got his humor, now you know 😉 I’m not complaining though, I scored $20!! 🙂

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Tomorrow is his birthday. I invited the family out to go to The Outback to celebrate. It was suppose to be a surprise but that fell through, oh well. I’m sure it will still be nice anyways and I look forward to having a nice dinner with my husband and our kids, and family 🙂

Hope all you other Pretty Mama’s had a Happy Mother’s Day! I am so happy to be here, and so lucky that my mom took such great care of me when I was a child! I only hope I can be half as good a mom to my kids as she was to me! What was your favorite part of the weekend?

L♡VE,
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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Thank you for this Award!! ♡

Thank you BELSBROR for nominating me for the LIEBSTER AWARD!

Everyone else should check out BELSBOR’s poetry, it’s deep and meaningful and never a let down.
This award is about networking, and discovering new blogs! If you’ve ever been interested in it, it gives the possibility of bring more traffic and in turn readership to your blog! Hopefully somebody will see you, like you and decide they have to Follow 🙂

From what I understand the Rules are simple:
Just link back to the blogger who nominated you, in this case it would be me. 😉
Answer the questions that were given to you, if any (there were none given to me, but I’ll put mine at the end just to make it more fun and possibly write up a blog about it later!)
Then nominate at least 11 other bloggers with less than 200 Followers..
Notify the other bloggers on their page about the fact that you nominated them..
And give them a question! 🙂

My Nominees (I didn’t check to see how many followers, I just want these people to get more traffic because I think they deserve it, LOVING, MAMA’s as they all are!):

CONGRATULATIONS NOMINEES:

Vanessa – Mama’s Happy Hive

– Blog:   www.mamashappyhive.com

Katie – Cup of Tea blog

– Blog: http://ktcupoftea.wordpress.com

Hillari – All You Need is Love

– Blog: http://lovehillari.wordpress.com

Sara – Sweet Little Gals

-Blog  http://www.mysweetlittlegals.com

Amy Paskell – The Life I have chosen

-Blog http://mommy2apirateandprincess.wordpress.com

Crystal Sabalaske – cluttershrink

– Blog: www.cluttershrink.com.

JeanChenai – Virtualmontessori

– Blog –  http://virtualmontessori.blogspot.com/

Babita Shringare – BabsProjects

-Blog: http://www.babsprojects.com

Laura CD – Valley Family Fun

-Blog: http://www.valleyfamilyfun.ca/index.php/blog/

Michelle Stevens – Preemie Blessings

-Blog:  http://www.preemieblessings.com

Carrie Purkeypile – FitToHealTheWorld

-Blog: http://fittohealtheworld.blogspot.com

Rikki – Mini Monets and Mommies and Please Shut Up, Im Thinking  

-Blog:   http://minimonetsandmommies.blogspot.com/

-Blog II: http://pleaseshutupimthinking.blogspot.com/

Amy Meade – Vegan Without

-Blog:  http://veganwithout.wordpress.com/

Esther – onehotmama2005

-Blog: http://www.onehotmama2005.wordpress.com

Juliette Sasek – The Sasek Family

-Blog: http://saseks.blogspot.com/

Shervette & Andrea – 2 Groovy Moms

-Blog: http://2GroovyMoms.com

Niki Hazeltine- Life with NO Naps

-Blog: http://www.LifewithNONaps.Blogspot.com
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The Question:

As most of you know, My blog is about Following your H3ART (while using your brain), and Finding Happiness.. Being Positive, and Doing the things that you love to do… Please tell me, what is all of that for you? In other words, what things do you do daily that translate to “”following your heart,” what things do you do to find happiness, which ways do you think in order to create a positive attitude (quotes are welcome!!) 🙂 and what are the things that you love doing?? How do you get yourself out of a rut when your stuck thinking negatively? Positivity here, is the key! 🙂 Thank you Fellow Bloggers, and Congratulations!! 🙂

Mood Ring

I LOVE COLORS and color physiology has always been something that has been very fascinating to me. I like to think I have favorites, but my favorites have always cycled… and usually come in pairs. I think this is normal for me, as I have always been imaginative and considered myself to be an artistic person. PURPLE and GREEN, usually rank at the top for me and go hand in hand… when I favor these colors, yellow and blue is not far behind. But I also like pink and RED as well, and orange is a crazy/fun color! You see, I can’t decide! But when someone asks me, my “go-to” is definitely always purple and green.

The color wheel is a very beautiful thing to me as well, simply outlining the complimentary colors and opposites and how they attract to one another. I have always believed that colors do contribute to a person’s attitude/personality and their mood! And upon researching this, apparently Pablo Picasso thought the same thing, too! “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”  -Pablo Picasso 🙂

I’m curious to see what’s the most popular color. Take my Poll: Vote for your favorite(s)! I posted the colors of the rainbow, so if your color is missing just type it into other, and read on to see what it may say about you! 🙂

Here is my breakdown..

Colors of WARMTH/Energy-
RED:
-: color of aggression/anger
+: passion//love.
o: blood
Love and Hate, seem’s there really is a thin line between the two??
ORANGE:
-: Attention seeking/Annoying/hot
+: made up of yellow and red, orange is enthusiastic and warm
o: sun

YELLOW:
-: naturally colors of energy can also be frustrating.. which again is what leads me to believe that LOVE and HATE are the same kind of fire.
+: has always naturally made me happy,cheer
o: flowers/smiley face/stars/light

Colors of COOL/Calm-
GREEN:
-: Jealousy
+: lucky, healing, cheerful and soothing, like herbs or tea… this is after all the color of nature, a natural d-stress.
o: trees, grass, plants, herbs
BLUE:
-: Associated with sadness
+: calm/relaxed and orderly~ blue is a color of peace and productivity, cool temperature
o: sky, water

INDIGO:
-: dark/deep/vast
+: pensive
o: ocean, space

VIOLET:
-: dark/secretive
+: Royal/Artistic/Wisdom/Spiritual/Mysterious
o: treasure, sunset, aurora borealis

If I didn’t mention your favorite color look between the two colors it would lie between for example, PINK is romantic but it stems from RED and originally is thought to be calming. However after longer exposure can actually give the opposite affect, very much like red! 🙂 So what do you think about all of this? What’s your favorite color and how does it make you feel?

References:

http://psychology.about.com/od/sensationandperception/a/colorpsych.htm
http://healing.about.com/cs/colortherapy/a/aa_colortherapy.htm

Have A Happy Day!

>>–♡–> Lizzie-Beth <-♡–<<

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