Posted by: namesconnie | June 20, 2014

Where The Kind People Go

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I will never doubt

That there is a place

Where the kind people go

When they depart.

It is a place

Filled with joy

Filled with smiles

Filled with exciting things to do.

I will never doubt

That the kind people

Are there holding and supporting one another

And all enjoying peace

All enjoying love.

I will never doubt

That there is a place

Where the kind people go.

 

- Photo and Poem by Connie Webb 6/19/14

 

Posted by: namesconnie | June 1, 2014

Gratitude Thoughts

My two grown kids and I,

Just enjoying time together,

On a Saturday afternoon,

With laughs and smiles,

And me being very grateful -

For my family.

Posted by: namesconnie | June 1, 2014

You Always Cared

Sometimes I felt down and out,

never feeling very free;

Now I know without a doubt,

you were always there for me.

 

Times I think I can’t go on,

can’t make it another day;

But your love is never gone,

you are showing me the way.

 

When I think you are nowhere,

and I don’t know what to do;

I remember your great love,

knowing I will soon find you.

- Connie Webb 5/31/14

Posted by: namesconnie | May 30, 2014

Raw Foodist’s – Raw Food Vegan Lifestyle – My Story

I have now been a raw foodist for almost 6 months. Where did I get my inspiration from? Other raw foodist’s! Just type in raw foodist’s at Youtube.com and you will find many of them with inspiring words, recipes and smiles.

 

Go to the library and check out books on the subject. You will learn all kinds of good information on why this lifestyle is a healthy one. There are many recipe books on the subject as well as lots of websites online about the raw food vegan lifestyle.

 

I like to call this a “lifestyle” instead of a “diet” as it really is more than a diet. It seems the more attention I have paid to eating healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the more I have wanted to take care of other areas of my life. Room messy? Clean it up! Errand left undone? Get out and do it. It is like I now have more of an “action” mentality than I did before.

 

Choosing to live this raw vegan lifestyle requires good planning to work successfully. It also requires lots of time and effort into getting the best fruits and veggies you can, but it is worth it. It is something you are doing for yourself to be healthier. You feel healthier and you also get to a good weight, too.

 

Since I am now putting healthy things into my body instead of junky type foods, I also just gravitated to putting healthy things into my mind, too. Negative people, places and things just are no longer for me and I have to let go of any negativity daily. I desire to be around positive people, places and things now. That is a huge bonus.

 

It is funny how me just researching online “how to lower cholesterol without medicine” helped me to find this wonderful new way of life. I have not only lowered my cholesterol and don’t need the medicine, but I have found so much more. Inspiring raw foodist’s online who are so encouraging with all they share and do so absolutely free. My mom used to say “For nothing you get nothing in this world” but I have found that for nothing I have gained so much. I now feel better about myself and in feeling better about me, I now enjoy my life so much more and am looking forward to many more benefits as I move forward daily discovering and enjoying more positives in life.

 

There was a time in my life when I was pretty angry and I wound up hanging out with angry people. There was a time in my life when I was pretty sad and wound up hanging out with sad people. There was a time in my life when I was really negative and hung out with negative people. But now this is a time in my life when I am actually way more positive than in the past and guess what? I seem to be hanging out with lots more positive people! I am happy to be able to not only change my body, but my mind and spirit, too. Looking at two deer in a meadow today and seeing how free they were with no cares in the world, just enjoying the sunshine and flowers together, helped me to see that that is what I am striving for daily. To be carefree and just enjoy the day. I have had depression on and off for years. I also have a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have tried many things for those issues, but I haven’t found a “cure”. I am not sure if the raw food lifestyle will be a “cure”, but for now, I am feeling so much better than in the past and that is a good thing and a happy thing for me.

 

Becoming a raw foodist at age 56 is a really interesting experience. My kids are grown so it is just me doing my own thing here. I am not sure if I will meet in person that many other people who are doing this lifestyle, but for now, it is working for me, I got at a good weigh for my height and I am feeling like there is hope for more progress in me healing more and more with each new day, by choosing the positive things in life and I am so happy for that!

- By, Connie Webb 5/29/2014

Also posted this article at my raw food blog at:

http://rawfoodveganmiddleage.blogspot.com/

Posted by: namesconnie | May 8, 2014

If a person has a Mental Illness

If a person has a mental illness,

It is not a time to put that person down;

To gossip behind their back;

To think you are better than them,

Because you don’t have a mental illness.

 

If a person has a mental illness,

It is not time to be scared of them;

To run away from them;

To avoid them,

Because you don’t have a mental illness.

 

If a person has a mental illness,

It is not time to hate them;

Or despise them;

To look down on them,

Because you don’t have a mental illness.

 

If a person has a mental illness,

It is not time to treat them like they are invisible;

Not talk to them;

Think they are not worthy to be here,

Because you don’t have a mental illness.

 

A person with a mental illness

Deserves to be treated with dignity and respect;

With compassion, help and caring;

And most of all

With love;

Which is known -

To heal.

By , Connie Webb 5/7/14

Posted by: namesconnie | April 16, 2014

With All The Hope In The World

Born innocent

With all the hope in the world

For joy, happiness and peace.

 

Yet the way life goes,

Things happened

To disrupt all that potential peace

And hope vanished;

As she vanished

Deeper and deeper

Faraway from her true self.

 

But as the way life goes

She found her joy, happiness and peace again,

As something happened to disrupt the sadness and anger

And propelled her back to who she was

The innocent person

With all the joy, happiness and peace;

That is meant for her with each new day

She embraces her real self

And now she again

Has all the hope in the world.

- Connie Webb 4/15/14

Posted by: namesconnie | April 16, 2014

You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore

You can’t hurt me anymore.

My value does not come from you anymore.

You can’t shame me anymore.

I wasn’t born with shame and never have to accept shame from you.

 

You can’t anger me anymore.

I choose to not be angry no matter what you do.

 

I no longer allow you to control my thoughts, my feelings or my actions.

 

I am my own person,

nothing about me is ever going to be controlled by you -

ever again.

 

And that makes me smile

just knowing -

You can’t hurt me anymore -

ever again.

- Connie Webb 4/15/14

Posted by: namesconnie | February 4, 2014

There Never Has Been Anything Wrong With You

What’s so wrong with you?

There is nothing wrong with you.

What’s so wrong with you?

There is nothing wrong with you.

There has never been anything wrong with you.

You have the strength to go on.

You are okay exactly as you are at this moment,

Regardless of what you do or don’t do.

No one can hurt you any longer,

Because you know in your heart

There is nothing wrong with you.

You have a right to be here,

To enjoy all there is to enjoy in this big world.

What is so wrong with you?

Nothing. You are as right as can be.

What is so right with you?

Everything!

Even your imperfections are perfectly imperfect and

Knowing that can help you and guide you

To have nice days with smiles and love shown to many.

You can laugh and be yourself.

You have huge strength to endure any pain.

And you can just let any pain roll far off you like a feather blowing away in the wind.

By, Connie Webb 2/3/14

Posted by: namesconnie | January 27, 2014

Dive Into a Beautiful Day

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Dive into a beautiful day

That is yours for the taking

If you choose to take it.

It is there for you

Just waiting for you to

Jump into it.

Dive into a beautiful day

Filled with your loving ways

That you always have had

They are there for you

Just waiting for you to

Jump into them.

Dive into a beautiful day

Full of your brightness

That the world needs to see

That no one can stop

If you just jump

Into your light.

Photo and Poem By Connie Webb 1/26/14

Posted by: namesconnie | January 26, 2014

Life’s Glaring Glow

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Sun and flowers
Petting my cat
Eating healthy
Accepting where I’m at.

Loving others
Releasing pain
Nature walking
Is a happiness gain.

See all greatness
Laugh and smile
Help when you can
Meditate awhile.

Relax and breathe
Let stresses go
Be here right now
Follow life’s glaring glow.

Photo and Poem By, Connie Webb 1/25/14

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