Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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I am learning to believe in myself.
When throwing in the towel is the easiest option, where it seems like everything I've invested in myself is going in the trash, when belief seems to be burning around me, I have found myself standing up for myself, to myself.
In those moments of wanting to give up I've started to say, "Wait, but I believe that piece of you is precious and useful, you wouldn't want to throw that away?" "Wait, I know we've been working hard and I've seen progress there, we're making progress and we should keep going"
I have had to work on belief in my own worth and what I have to offer. Now, in the moment where I literally could choose if I'm going to give up on this or not, this is where I am finding worth in my work. Finding that what I have to offer the world is something beautiful. I never felt that before.
I've moved because I believe God wants me to do something. I've moved because my heart burned to create. It's one thing to hear someone tell you, and another to actually believe it.
If you asked me what my skills are, strengths, what I love, I can tell you that. But could I tell you that I believed in it? Could I tell you that I had worth? Could I tell you that who I am can actually help the world? I don't know. All I know is, now, more and more, I feel that what I am doing is worth it. I'm believing in myself.
I feel like this might be where the power comes in. Because I believe that God does help me, I believe he had a plan for me and I believe that he has a purpose for the things that are inside me. But without my belief in the plan, how can I move?
I still have a long way to go to go, and a lot of things that have been promised, which I have yet to see, but I'm going keep going. I believe it will be worth it. I believe the love that I feel, the passion that burns inside of me meant to be shared with the world. And I'm going to share it.
No matter how much I’m being stretched right now and how many barriers I feel like I'm breaking through, I will continue forward. Thank you to everyone that have been helping me over this little bump.
I am gaining another advocate, myself.
Believe in yourself and what you love,
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: Join God in loving the beautiful gifts and pieces of you
Words: Flowers, Sparkles, China
Friday, November 29, 2013
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Friday, November 22, 2013
You seriously never know what your breaking point can be.You can think you are doing so well with patience in an area until you get put in a situation where you're tested, you fail MISERABLY and you find you were more on the edge than you thought.I heard a cool thought at a conference a couple weekends ago."What if you only had to ask one more time."This made me cringe, want to swear, possibly roll my eyes; yet it gave me one... more… drop of hope. I feel like I am at my last leg in a couple areas and to be honest, I have thrown in the towel on a couple of them. And not just thrown it down but have stomped on that towel and have debated flushing it down the toilet or burning it.I don't know if I'm mad or happy that I pick up the towel every time I throw it down.I think it's gotten more annoying to have to pick it up so often.So gosh freaking stinking dang. I'll ask one…. more… time…So many excuses go through my head. Pooey to all of them.The only thing I truly have to hold on to is that God will hold up his end of the deal, in so many areas.Will He have complete grace with me? Fill in all the gaping holes I fail to fill? Will He come through on everything He's promised me? Is what He said possible?I have trusted Him this far. I'm willing to pick up the towel one.. more.. time...*grumble grumble* I want a new towel.Love Dreamer DiChallenge: Pick up the towel again and continue to trust God has you, loves you and wants what's best for you.Word: Possibility
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tips for Christmas cards:
The purpose of this holiday season is to show an increase of love to those around you. Christmas cards are such a fun way to show your friends in farther places that you love them and want to send them a gift. A Christmas card can go a long way.
Each card that I send is full of purpose, love and friendship. You receive way more than a card from me in this season. Here’s an idea of what my friends might receive:
* Christmas family letter: An overview of my life in the last year and what I’m excited for the next year, along with some encouragement and love.
* Mini picture of Christ with my testimony of Him on the back.
* Fun picture of me, and possibly my dog. :)
* Hand written personal message
* A couple surprises, which I won’t say, for some of my friends might read this! ;)
* Excitement! <3
Here are some tips that can help you get those cards out every season:
* Buy your cards for next year when the season is over and they are 80% off. I buy about 100.
*Buy Stamps throughout the year
* Create your own pictures in a “Paint” app or something equivalent and print them off as a regular picture. You can also put more than one pic on one slip and have multiple pictures for the price of one. People actually enjoy tiny things. They'll like your tiny picture. ;) here's what I'm doing this year:
* Start collecting and organizing addresses in October
* Think of your purpose for your card and do what you can to portray that. Purpose ideas: Bless someone’s life? Make them feel special and loved? Friendship? So how can you get that message across to your Christmas card readers?
Benefits for doing these things:
*No stress in the holiday season
*You can actually enjoy people during the season
*Your budget is not “robbed” by tons of expenses during the season
*You can focus on the important things: Loving your friends and sharing your love for Christ
*You also receive Christmas cards in the mail
*When you do them early you have the time to truly express your love for your friends and family through your Christmas cards
*It's fun to be organized!
Hopefully this is helpful during your holiday season and your Christmas cards will be glorious. Have a blessed day. <3
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: Send Christmas cards to your loved ones this year
Words: I’m happy
Monday, October 7, 2013
What are my dreams?
In a nutshell…
To share my life with the people I love, and that love me.
To share the ways God loves me, blesses me and brings me joy
To give openly of my talents. Free of shame, holding nothing back
To enrich life around me and enjoy what I do
To contribute love to the world
My hope is to radiate peace, joy, freedom, love and possibility.
I felt a little spark in my heart while typing that last sentence.
Maybe my jumpstart is closer than I thought.
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: Have you looked at your dreams lately?
I’ve been thinking about what I can do to reconnect the damaged pieces in my mind. I’ve been debating making a goal, planning it, and giving it all I got. I’m not sure if it will create success or drain me?
I have to admit I am slightly scared to do it.
Man, I hate admitting that.
I need my mind more than ever. I feel the longer I wait, opportunities pass by. I need my mind awake and functioning, now.
I’m hoping for a jumpstart, a bolt of energy to ignite the fire that once burned in my heart and soul.
I will search for that igniting jumpstart.
The cool part about this challenging time is I have never fully given up. There have been moments when just a strand of dream/hope held on, but the journey has continued.
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: Do you know what jumpstarts your passion into action?
I haven’t been able to force myself to think either. It has taken patience to wait on my mind to heal.
I have been debating setting a goal again. A goal slightly bigger than I think I can accomplish. I haven’t completely thrown in the towel. I have accomplished pretty cool things in this year and a half. I just had to label them as something other than a goal.
I feel sorry for my brain. I wish I could have prevented this from happening. But when I think about it, I am happy it happened now, instead of at the peak of my success.
I had to learn these hard lessons.
I love to work. Creation is my passion. But now I know that work, out of balance, will destroy more than it will create.
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: Write a goal, plan it, make it doable, do it.
Words: Baby Toe
(I first wrote spinal fluid, but then I thought how gross that was. Haha)
When your soul dies, joy is hard to find. I believe it’s because you have disconnected from your true self. I found glimpses of myself throughout time, and receive a high for just a moment, but nothing like I felt before. Going for what I loved created joy and excitement like I have never experience. I want to feel that again.
Over the past year and a half I have realized that it wasn’t my dream that beat me up, it was my lack of skill and knowledge.
I had connected the pain to dreaming. When it wasn’t my dreams fault. My nervous breakdown and inability to mentally handle anything was because of my 18-20 hour workdays, my lack of eating, running from one thing to the next, and never taking a break. My dream button had gone into overdrive. My priorities were far off the scale.
I finally had figured out that I could actually accomplish everything I wanted to, so I went for it all, at once. Rookie mistake.
Digging myself out of this hole has not been fun, but I pray to God that it is worth it.
Love Dreamer Di
Challenge: When was the last time you felt excited? Create an exciting moment ay?
Words: Badger Bum
My name is Diana Flammer. In my teenage years I found myself lost in a whirlwind of depression, substance abuse, with a lack of direction. I realized one day that I didn’t know who I was, what I loved or what made me happy.
After a lot of self-searching I found myself doing what I loved. I went for everything I loved in full force.
The problem was, I lacked the skills necessary to make these goals successful. I ran faster than I had strength, which brought me to a nervous breakdown mid February 2012.
Unfortunately, I had a dream trip scheduled February 29th, to travel all over Europe and went, even though it probably was not the wisest decision.
Not only did the nervous breakdown hit me at a critical point, but the next two months solidified and exposed every area I had weakness and lacked skill. This rocked my world HARD.
I am not the same person I was before. I was so full of hope, faith and an abundance of enthusiasm. I have been searching for these treasures, I believe they are still in me somewhere.
Since this experience I have been scrambling for my mind to function. I’ve been able to take care of essentials, and have those bases covered, but when it came down to anything bigger than my daily takes, I wouldn’t touch it with a stick. I remember when I came back from my trip I said, “Forget learning Spanish, forget being an author, forget traveling the world, forget going into business and forget dreaming in general. If dreaming is this hard, I want nothing to do with it.” I shut the book of dreams I had opened in my mind. My soul died that day.
Love Dreamer Di