Faithful Forty: Day 40

Faithful Forty: Day 40 (Azra)

Ok folks, my mom nearly twisted my arm to write this thing called, blog post.

She said people might listen to reason coming from me, because I’m adorable. So, here goes:

I understand Jesus Christ fasted, I guess, didn’t eat much – which I find hard to imagine, for 40 days and forty nights . The way Jesus talks about it to me, is, sometimes, you need to empty in order to fill up again with better things. Like, when my food bowl is empty. I’m flying by the seat of my pants here…

I guess, you can also hear better with all the silence… Heaven to my sensitive ears. I imagine walking alongside with Jesus keeping Him company… I would have scared that awful snake that tried to tempt Him. I look small, but my bark is big.

When I observe humans around me, I think it’s possible to mentally, spiritually, and emotionally fast. But humans don’t understand this simple concept: listen more, talk less; love unconditionally because this is true love; help others, because trust me, you’d want them to help you; listen to silence, it’s your best council. Simple.

I think I like writing blog posts… I’m asking my mom to let me write another post soon. So humans, are you listening?

Many blessings 🙏🏼, Azra

Faithful Forty: Day 38

Be Love Not Fear

This post is dedicated to my brother Reve. I miss you little brother. R.I.P.: 8/28/2010.

Today, 3/27/’21, I’m thinking about my brother – he would have turned 43 today. 🎉🥳🤗♈💞.

Things I learned from my younger and only brother:

  • Don’t be stupid
  • Don’t judge other people
  • Don’t turn someone away; especially if you’re the only one that can help them
  • It’s ok to talk about the bad shit
  • It’s okay to speak your mind; just be decent about it.
  • Pray more, worry less
  • Listen to music
  • Dance to music
  • Sing a song, even if it’s off-key
  • Spend time in nature
  • Love on your animals
  • Rescue animals
  • Be kind, don’t be blind
  • Wear sunglasses that protect you from the blinding sun, but that also look cool
  • Do things that feel good, but don’t harm yourself or others
  • Don’t do drugs
  • Say no when you want to/or should
  • Live your life your way
  • Accept yourself
  • Laugh, laugh harder
  • Forgive others
  • Forgive yourself
  • Love yourself FIRST 🙏🏼

♈ is the first sign of the zodiac. Both of us are Ariens… He was the kinder one! I learned so much from him. There’s so much more I could list here. But for now, these things live in my heart, and Reve, you will always live in my heart.

Thanks for stopping by! May your day be sweet, safe, happy, and strong! Many blessings 🙏🏼 – Sandi

Faithful Forty: Day 31

Two chickpeas in a pod: Marissa, (left) and Ana.

Whooooosh… what a day! I’ve been enjoying my time visiting with my sis and her family. These two chickadees, gave me a run for my something… I laughed pretty hard today. Something I really needed and find I don’t do often enough.

Marissa is 16, going on 35. Ana, is 13, going on 25. I learn so much from these two. Today, we learned (as I was reminded) that sweating the small stuff distracts you and makes you forget the big stuff. If you don’t handle the small stuff with as much oooomphh as you can, what about the big stuff?

We chatted about how easily broken human beings can be. How easy it is to break skin; getting seriously ill; breaking bones; and a slew of other ailments. As depressing as this may sound (and it is), we realized that humans weren’t guaranteed endless amounts of strength and miraculous instantaneous healing, or snap-to-it genius.

We’re all just trying to figure it out as we go along.

This is my biggest, most important reminder as of late. Human, just trying to figure it out along the way.

Many blessings folks, and remember: You Are Only Human. We are heroes only to ourselves… unless you’re my nieces doing and saying amazing things that are surprising, coming from such young ladies! 🙂