Its not about the Bbq

Treadmill Treats Monday Message

 

It’s not about the Bbq

 

I interpret this normally scheduled Monday message to bring you a special Monday Treadmill treats:

 

We forget what this weekend is all about, its not about a three day weekend, its not about the start of beach season, it’s not about back yard Bbq’s, it’s about remembering the brave men and women who fought, who fight for our country, who fought and continue to fight and give their lives for our freedom.

 

I so miss my step father who was a World War 2 veteran, he would tell of the story of how he flew in the airplane that dropped the bomb on Japan.

He was so proud of being a veteran that every Memorial day he would put on his uniform right down to his hat and black shiny shoes and would march in the parade our town would have.

 

He would carry the flag and as I sat on the curb with my mom, watching all of these brave men and women who march so proud, that even 50 years later were still so proud to have served their country, it made me cry.

 

Some were out there in walkers, some in wheel chairs but they were there all the same. I am lucky to come from a family of service men, my father served in the Navy, all of my uncles served, as well as my cousins.

 

They are a different bunch of men, they are proud, they love their country so much so that they were willing to die for it. Can you say that? If they needed you to go today to fight for your county and other’s freedom would you go or would you make excuses?

 

There was no “let me think about” for these people, it was yes, absolutely I will go!

 

So today while your enjoying the beach and your Bbq remember why your really off, what today is really about, it is to salute, to celebrate, to remember and honor the many men and women who fought for us and lost their lives and to give thanks for the millions more who are still risking their lives each and every day for your freedom.

 

Thank you all for ensuring my freedom, words can never be enough!!

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“Awasnd just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Some days I not  motivational part 2

 

I have been through a lot in one lifetime as most of us have and I, like you sometimes feel like why is this or that happening to us? We try to do the right thing, we are good people, yet somehow life throws us curve balls to knock us down, out of the blue, Bam! There they are!

 

Like yesterday when I went to the dentist for a crown, normal routine crown and then I am told I have a tumor in my gums, that I  need to go right away to a specialist for a biopsy.

 

My first reaction is how much is this going to cost me. As a single mom that is always my first reaction, besides from the fact I still needed two other crowns done and both my windows in my car recently broke, I am just freaking out about paying all these bills.

 

With everything else I’ve been feeling lately this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. How can I possibly work more than I am working? How am I  going to do this? This all is too much for me…when am I going to get a break?

 

Here I am in the dentist chair crying about my situation because I felt so overwhelmed. I know so many of you can relate to this, it’s hard, so hard to have to do this all on your own, you have no one there to lean on, to help and sometimes it’s just all too much.

 

I walked out of my dentist office in a daze, is this bad? How bad? Should I be worried, how worried?

How am I going to pay for this?

So many emotions going on inside my head but the one I kept thinking about was Why me? Why can’t I catch a break, when I go three steps ahead, I get knocked 5 steps back. I get one blessing than something terrible happens.

 

I drove to the lake and sat in my car and cried and then I prayed, I opened my bible and the 1st page I came too was “Through all your trials, through all your pain and anguish, there is a reason, its so you can tell others of your testimony, God is strengthening you, because he has great things for you, you will be a support for many others”

 

I cried even harder because to me that was my sign that all of this is for a reason, so that I maybe able to tell others, to give hope to others, let them know not to give up, that its okay to cry, to feel overwhelmed, to ask why me but then its time to get your strength back.

 

For me it’s God, for you it might be something different and thats okay, just find your strength, dust yourself off and pick yourself up and keep going.

 

For so many of us, its the fear keeps us stuck, fear of change, fear of the unknown, fear that we can’t make it. We don’t look to think that maybe this will be the best thing that ever happened to us, that this transformation, this tragedy, this pitfall will make us stronger or that it will give us a testimony to help others.

 

Now here’s the scarest part, we need to have faith, to believe, to hold on during the storm and still give thanks about all the other blessings you have, that is true faith, letting go even when you don’t want to, trusting that this is what is best for you even when you can’t see it now.

 

So today my friends, don’t be afraid to cry, don’t be afraid of the unknown, let it go, take a deep breath, pray, find your strength else where but never, never give up, you might not feel that motivational today but your story is and it will be to someone else tomorrow.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Some days I’m not motivational

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Some days I’m not motivational

 

Some days I don’t want to be strong, some days I want to come home and crawl under the blankets and wish life would go away while I’m under there.

 

Sometimes I hold back the tears and fake the smile just so I wont have to tell people what I am going through. Some times I  barely get through a day without asking when is it enough? Haven’t I had enough pain and sorrow to last a lifetime?

 

Yes, I write every day about holding on, about being positive, about changing your life but I am human and life isn’t always so “perfect” for me.

 

Its not always how I write about, being uplifting, being happy every day but every time this happens, every time I get knocked down,

I will admit to you that I cry, I feel sorry for myself, I cry out “Why God”

 

I am just like you, just like so many of you that read my blog, I hurt and I question my life and my purpose.

 

Recently I have been feeling like, is this really my purpose and if it is when is it going to reveal itself? When will I be able to do this full time? When will I be able to stop working 3 jobs, struggling all the time? When will it be my season?

 

Look, don’t get me wrong,

I am grateful for all I have in my life, sometimes so much so it brings me to tears. I know I am blessed and I know that yes, I have so much more than others but this passion, this purpose that burns inside of me….is all I think of, all I yearn for is to be able to do this, to use this gift on a full time basis.

All I want to do is provide a life for my girls, not worrying about the next paycheck, the next dollar.

 

So yes, I get down,

Yes, I  cry,

Yes, I question my life and the pitfalls it has for me all the time, but the difference is that I refuse to let myself stay in this place.

 

I refuse to lose sleep over the bills or the what if’s.

Yes, I will give myself that day to wallow in self pity, to cry, to yell, to question my life but the next day I will regroup, I will pray, I will be thankful for all the things and people in my life.

 

I will draw from my faith, from my determination, from my strength

I will keep looking and asking for signs, I will keep listening to my praise leaders Jonathan Nelson’s new album… “I am just one praise from my breakthrough, just one praise from my miracle…because anything can happen in here, something good is happening in here…miracles are happening in here…”

 

I listen to it over and over until I know yet again that he has me, that this is his plan and I will be okay, this will be okay, that this dream I have will come to pass, I just have to hold on, have faith and believe that anything is possible if you believe….

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Be your own hero

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Be your own hero

 

I read this saying this morning and I just had to write about it..it went on to say don’t give your courage away to someone who can’t appreciate it, don’t give your patience away to people who will abuse it… don’t look for someone to be your hero, be your own hero.

 

Don’t let someone take over your life, your soul, don’t expect them to be your whole life, to fill your being with themselves, to change yourself to please them, to “complete” them.

 

No, you need to have someone who is filled already, who knows who they are, who is already complete and when you come together, its because you want to share this wonderful life you already have.

 

It’s like so many people who say when I lose weight then my life will start, when I get this job, the perfect person, the money… then my life will be complete and perfect.

 

You expecting something from the outside to do this for you, when you should be whole already, you should feel fulfilled inside of yourself, you don’t need another person to love you, you need to love yourself first.

 

Why do you think they tell you all the time on a plane to put the air mask on you first, then on your loved ones because if you have no air, you can’t help others.

If your not loving yourself,  if your not fulfilled, if your not happy within yourself nothing, no person, no amount of money, no job is going to do it.

 

I personally don’t want that responsibility, I don’t want someone to expect me to fill all their needs, to “complete” them, that’s not my job, I have to be my own hero…that is a job in it self. I can not, nor will I be responsible for another person’s happiness, that’s on you.

 

Believe me I tried for years, constantly trying to make other’s happy but it never worked, it didn’t matter what I did or didn’t do.

They were never happy nor would they ever be happy because I realized they weren’t happy within themselves. Until they changed themselves nothing I or anyone else  ever did would matter.

 

So today my friends remember, you are responsible for you, your health, your outlook on life, the things you want to change and your happiness.

Don’t wait for a hero to come along because they just might end up being a fake in tights, learn to be your own hero.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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What is it you really want?

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What is it you really want?

 

We all want something, a great job, better health, a great person in your life but sometimes we have such high expectations, so high that they are unattainable.

 

You want that better job but you don’t want to put the effort into it, you want better health but your not willing to get up every morning at 5am to go to the gym (believe me its not easy and some mornings it literally sucks!)

 

You want that great person but you want them to come in this perfect package, this tall, this weight, looks like this and on and on.

 

You sometimes will pass up a good thing because it doesn’t come in a package you want it to.

 

Sure it would be nice to find the love of your life, here where you are with all your your bullet points your looking for but what if they live 1500 miles away? What if they are the one you were dreaming of?

Yet you didn’t want to try to figure out a way to work it out, you would have missed out on a amazing thing.

 

Maybe your looking for Mr Hunky, but he’s a meat head, or Miss America and she has no brains, or the guy with the fancy title and lots of money who turns out to be cheap and selfish. Or the person who is so beautiful but cheats on you all the time, yes, you got what you wanted but not what you were expecting.

 

Don’t you want to find the person who make you feel like your the only person that matters, that treats you like a queen or king?

Don’t you want to know that person is not going to cheat or lie to you? That they will stick by you through thick and thin, be there no matter what?

 

Yes, sometimes it doesn’t come they way you want, in the package your looking for but if you so closed minded you’ll miss the best thing you will ever have.

 

Sometimes you have to figure out a way to make it work, to see what could be..

 

So today my friends remember you never know until you step out and take a chance, until you throw away your preconceived ideas of what is “perfect” in your mind and really look at what is “perfect” that is meant to be.

Until you ask yourself what is it you really want?

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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My new book The blessing in Disguise

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I write the way I speak

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I write the way I speak

 

Last night I got an email from one of the sites I blog on, they apparently had an issue with my work.

Now as a writer we take this personal, this is your feelings, your words, your voice, so when someone says that, you take that crap to heart.

 

They took issue with my grammar, that it wasn’t proper English, last I  looked I don’t live in England.This is me… this is the way I speak, just like if we were sitting in your back yard over drinks.

 

I write like I speak, I not trying to be proper, I’m not the best speller, I don’t stress about “proper grammar” I am trying to get a message across to my readers, I am real and that’s why people read my blog, because I am real, I don’t hold back, I never sugar coat it, I am a in your face New Yorker, that’s me, like it or not, I am not losing sleep over it, sorry I am not changing.

 

I tried to be someone else for too many years and ended up miserable, this half of my life is for me and being the true me, the one God made me to be.

 

I remember when I found a editor from my church and I gave him my book. When he gave it back me, he had changed the way I spoke to  proper English. There was all these shall’s, therefore, thou not’s, who the hell speaks like that today? Surly not a 15 year old,  which is how old I was where the book started and definitely not a tough New Yorker that I turned into.

 

So I had to go through the whole book, all 498 pages and change it back into my voice. Then I gave it back for the last edit and guess what he changed it back again!! So I had to go through another 498 pages to change it all back, this is how I speak, right or wrong, its is what it is.

 

I get he is “proper” and he has a big degree from a

la ti dah universty and he speaks like that as well but

I grew up poor, I didn’t go to fancy schools, I was lucky I graduated, let alone got into a community college to get a degree in commercial art…tell you anything? Not a English major that’s for sure.

 

So no, I will not change how I write, I touch many people because people can relate to me, to my words, to who I am and you know what?

I like who I am after so many years of not liking me, I am good, I am comfortable in my own skin, I am not proper and will never be and that’s okay…I’m me…crappie grammar and all, it’s all good.

 

So today my friends, don’t let anyone tell you to be something your not, stand up own your life and who you are and even if you have to walk away like I did, it’s all good not everyone will get you and it’s not your job to make everyone happy, you just have to be happy with yourself, just being yourself.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

***Now available***

My new book The blessing in Disguise

Selling on tmy website:

 

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And on Amazon.com

 

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Dont settle

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Don’t settle

 

I can’t understand why we settle, we settle for a job we don’t like, we settle for things and we settle for people and relationships.

 

You cant find a job, so you settle for the first one, even though you hate it and it makes you miserable. People settle in relationships all the time…

I cant get why some people don’t want to be alone so they will settle on the first person that comes along, afraid they wont find someone else.

 

I have friends who are beautiful, smart, kind and funny, settling for dirt bags, with no jobs, living off of them, while they are at work, these guys are sitting in their homes, eating their food, doing nothing to help out, really are you kidding me?

 

Or the woman who lets a lying, cheating man back over and over, getting hurt every time. Do you not have a mirror? Do you not see your value like I do? Do you not see this incredible women you are? Why are you settling?

 

Same goes for men, yes I know good looking, rich, smart men who stay in a relationship where they are miserable, mistreated and belittled, again why? Why do they insist to keep going back when they know nothing changes when nothing changes?

 

They have so much love to give, they are great dad’s, great son’s, terrific friends, why do they not know their own self worth? You need to wake up and see what we see, you need to know its okay to be alone than to be in a relationship that your dying in, trust me happiness is so much better.

 

Yes, its scary out there, dating sucks and some nights its lonely but the peace you feel inside is worth it all, if you truly have the one for you, it will be a fifty fifty relationship, you will not be put down, taken advantage of, lied to or cheated on.

 

They will build you up, tell you you can do anything, they will be your biggest cheerleader, they will be there for you to tell your secrets to, to depend on.

You will feel loved and you will do the same for them and if they are not, they are not the one, move on, get out, start over!

 

For most of us this is the second half of our lives, most of us have lost loved ones, I for one, have lost too many and it makes it very real, that this time is precious and way too short to be unhappy.

 

It could be over tomorrow and here you spent the last year, 10 years, 20 years being unhappy, really? Not me!

I want to live each day like its my last, I want this peace and joy I feel at this moment to last a lifetime. If I get to share this with a wonderful man that would incredible, but I refuse to settle, I will be alone for the rest of my life rather than settle.

 

That’s a bold statement your thinking, yes, it is but if you felt the peace and joy I feel and then have it taken away like I have had, you would realize that you will do anything to get it back!

 

So, today my friends I tell you that I will not be settling and neither should you, look in the mirror, see what I see, know your worth and except nothing less than you deserve, live is too short!

 

Fill your life with people you love and who love you, improve yourself, get interests and hobbies, volunteer, exercise, find new friends but fill it with things that make you happy! Always remember how many people love you and will be there for you, take the step to be happy with yourself and never settle.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Scarring yourself to death….literally

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Scarring yourself… literally to death

 

I have wrote a lot about fear because I know how fear can control your life, keep you stuck in the same horrible marriage, a job you call hell, in a life you hate because you are so afraid of change that you’d rather stay stuck, hurt and broken, than face the fear of the unknown.

 

I recently heard of a friend who knows someone who literally  scare her herself to death. She found a lump in her breast but was so afraid to find out what it was she didn’t go to a doctor for a year. Yes she had insurance, she had the money to take care of it, but fear gripped her so much that for a year she couldn’t face it.

 

It wasn’t until her breast started oozing, that a year later she went and now she found out she has stage 4 breast cancer.

 

How sad is that? Now she has so many regrets about not going sooner, so many would have, could haves, should haves but it is too late for that, she didn’t do anything about it because fear kept her stuck..

 

I write about stress making you literally sick, that it manifest itself into sickness in your body and how you are the only one that can control that by letting go.

 

I remember stressing so bad while I was going through my divorce, that I couldn’t sleep, I lost so much weight (okay maybe not such a bad thing)

 

Except every time I went to eat my stomach turned and I felt like puking, my hair fell out, I had chest pains and ran to the doctor swearing I was having a heart attack, no… no heart attack, he said ….dum..dum..dum drum roll please…. I was suffering from stress and now after thousands of dollars in tests and copayments I was even more stressed!

 

I had to let it go otherwise I was going to continue this viscous cycle.

 

I realized that you can’t worry about the what if’s, you need to live for today, be grateful for today, because you being stressed doesn’t change the outcome of anything.

 

So here we have stress making you sick and fear killing you and yet we hang on to these two emotions, we grip them tighter and tigher because that is what we know.

 

The more stress we have the more fear takes over, the more fearful we become the more stressed we are. Yes these two go hand in hand, like two evil cousins and we allow them to rule our lives.

 

Is it easy to let these go? No, nothing in life worth doing is easy, again it takes practice and yes, lately I have been talking a lot about that as well.

How I am trying to to practice what I preach and every time I slip and fall I stop and remember, that I have to let it go.

 

So today my friends remember that the only thing fear and stress is good for is nothing! Remember life is too short and ask your self this one important question, is is worth making yourself sick over? Is it worth  dying for? The only answer is change. …

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

***Now available***

My new book The blessing in Disguise

Selling on tmy website:

 

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And on Amazon.com

 

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Keeping an open mind

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Keeping an open mind…

 

Yesterday I went to a different church, to see my guardian angel neighbor, Frank play in the band there.

 

I was honored that he would want me to come to see him play and to see his church, which he loves as much as I love mine.

 

It was definitely different than my church, to start off with it was in a warehouse,  here I am looking for a building, so first shock. Okay our church was once a musical theater so it’s also not a typical “church”

 

I got there early and was waiting for one service to get out before the next service began, I was shocked once again at what people wore to church on a Sunday.

 

They were coming out in jeans, flip flops, shorts…

I originally come from a Catholic Church and we always dressed, we never wore pants on a Sunday, becoming Jewish we also never wore pants, then going to the church I am at now well, some people dress like they are going to weddings every Sunday. Being old school I also always wear a dress but I did tone it down knowing not everyone dresses like us for church.

 

For me its not about what you wear as much as it is a respect your giving to God in his house, it means to me, that your taking the time to show him how much you care because your putting the extra effort by not just showing up.This is just my thinking, again I am old school.

 

I then noticed that one brought their bibles to church….wow how did they read along…

When the band came out, wait…no choir? I noticed that no one really sang with the band, no one danced in the aisles, no one seemed to be really infused with the spirit.

 

One of my biggest shocks was that no one stood when the pastor came out, that would be such a sign of disrespect in our church as he was the man of God’s house.

 

But you know God always has a message for me and yes, today was no different than any other.

So your wondering what was the sermon about…

 

Well God has a sense of humor so of course the sermon was about it’s not about us, its not about where you go, or what building your in or what you wear, its all for God.

 

It’s not about you, its about God, doesnt matter where you go, its about you being where ever you are, being grateful, giving God praise, coming together with other’s to give thanks, its that your there….

Yes, his Pastor was great, different than mine but still he brought me to tears with his message.

 

Wow..yes, God definitely knows what to give me… What did I think? It had to be this way or that way? If you didn’t wear a dress or carry a bible or sing or stand, did that mean you weren’t as committed as me?

 

In the Catholic Church where I grew up, we said the same thing week after week, to me it was boring, there felt like there was no joy in being there, maybe others like that they know whats coming next, what to expect, they like the years of being the same.

 

Maybe if they came to my church they would think we were too loud, too crazy, too in your face, who did we think we were dressing like we were going to weddings?

 

See lesson here is… and I tell you all the time there is always a lesson in everything in life if you look for one.

 

The lesson here was just because someone doesn’t do it like you, doesn’t mean it wrong or right, it doesn’t mean your faith is stronger or better, it means everyone is different and it’s okay…it means that you shouldn’t have preconceived ideas about the way another worships, it’s about God, it’s always about God and always will be about him, no matter how you do it.

 

Now isnt that a message we all need to hear…to keep an open mind…

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Love people for who they are…

 

Some people look at me and my friends and shake their heads, they can’t imagine the friends I keep company with.

 

I have friends that are church people, friends that were locked up, friends that were addicts, friends that are not christian, friends that are black, white, Spanish, a rainbow of colors in my life.

 

I see what so many people cannot let themselves see past…I see their hearts, I  see their souls…I see the person so many people may have written off because of the package it comes in.

 

But I don’t let the package scare me off, because I  feel their love, their huge hearts that people pass by, I see under that rough exterior, a kind and giving soul, who would be there for you, have your back through thick and thin.

 

I know what it like to be judged for who you hung out with, for the sins of your past, I still remember the pain of church people years ago, looking down at me when I was trying to get my life together, at people who didn’t know me passing judgement on rumors they heard about me, all through school.

 

I remember the whispering as they walked by, saying I was a whore while I was actually a virgin.

I remember people saying Look how she screwed up her life with drugs, that I would never amount to anything.

 

Yes, I know this and so I would never do that to another human being.

What you see is not always what you get…

 

I remember my little one telling me to look at this picture, it was one of a man who looked like a biker dude, tatted up, do rag, leather jacket…tough and  mean, that is what you would have taken away from the photo.

 

“Mom, he’s a famous cardio doctor who works on premie baby’s hearts, see you would have never guessed that because the world would judge him on the exterior”

 

Yes, my girls are listening and learning by my example…you never know.

 

Church people are the worst…yes, I am going there… they look down their righteous noses at someone like that, someone they don’t deem worthy to be gracing “their church”

 

Yes, my “church husband” doesn’t look the church part, he looks like where he came from…the streets. If you saw him outside of church, you would cross the street.

Yet when I came to that church and every week and the usher sat us next to each other, I felt his pain, why? Because I was in pain and I knew what pain looked like.

 

I felt his heart not his exterior, I felt his tears that he never showed, I knew that we were the same, both looking for a better way, trying to change, to be better ….yet all the outside world saw was a thug and a crazy white women in a black church.

 

Week after week we were seated next to each other and I learned that yes, all I thought about him was true but there was so much more to him, if you were willing to look deeper. He had a deep love for the lord and his family, he’s a poet, a writer with a deep passion for words. He has a huge heart, he’s a big softie with a giving spirit but you would never gotten all of this because your not willing to see past the outside.

 

My dear friends Gee and Frank, definitely not who you would think of them to be. Frank is this rock and roll, long hair rocker dude yet he is the kindest soul, he is my guardian angel who God brought into my life and yes, he is in a band but not in a metal band like you would think… he’s in a band in his church!

 

Gee looks like he will stab you, he is big, full of tats, hat on backwards looking thug but he was there for me with a helping hand as soon as I moved in, I can call him at 4 am and he’s there, he is a big softie with a deep love and respect for me and girls.

 

So today my friends, remember you never know what is inside that person, its like when you first get a diamond from a mine, its ugly it doesn’t look like much, most people would throw it away, but when you look deep, when you really see it, polished, its a work of art, its beautiful and valuable yet you would have missed all of that because you were focused on the outside.

 

Dont miss your chance on having a diamond in your life, you just love people for who they are…easy as that.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

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