Love, Abba (a letter)

Dear wonderful child,

Oh, how I love you!
How I love waking you up in the morning.
How I love tucking you in at night.
You’re my most prized creation.
You will always be enough for me.
You never have to earn my love.
My grace is enough for you.
You are always perfect in my eyes.

Your identity is in Me, and
it will always remain pure.
“I will pick you up, and
point you in the right direction,
knowing full well that
you’ll never reach perfection.
And, when you wonder to yourself,
“will I ever be enough?”,
Just know, you’ve already been given
My authentic love!”

(“Authentic Love by Ryan Drendel”)
I will always be here,
providing, caring, and protecting,
ready for you to run into my arms.

Love, Abba




Thanks for reading! I hope this letter and these songs speak to you, and help you discover, and experience this true, authentic love that can change your life, and fill you with so much purpose!

P.S. Here’s a song that really helped me experience & accept this true, authentic love:

Your thoughts define me
You’re inside me
You’re my reality
Abba, I belong to you!”
-“Abba by Jonathan David Helser

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A poem for the Enemy!

Hey Devil!
Listen up!
This message is for you!

I need you to listen closely
Because what I’m about to say is crucial?
And, I need you to take note!

You are done ruining my life!
You are done telling lies!
You are defeated!

I’ll give you credit
For what you’ve already done.
It was impressive.

But, from this moment on,
you will no longer win!
I will never let you in again!

I am not your toy!
You can’t do this to me!
I won’t let you!

I am a child of God!
I am accepted into His arms!
I am a citizen of heaven!

From this day forward
You are dead
Because He is risen!


Thanks for reading!
Happy Easter!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Dearly Beloved,

A letter of inspiration for those struggling to see their purpose.

I believe in you.
Don’t be so hard on yourself.
Everyone fails.
You are meant to fail, and know that I will always be there to catch you.
I will ALWAYS be there; whether you try your best not to fail, or you fail everyday.
I will never love you any less.
You are my dearly loved child, and you will forever be in my heart.

I believe in you.
Don’t beat yourself up over small failures.
You have so many blessings.
I will always look after you.
You have a purpose.
I will turn your failures into beautiful stories.
I’m not done with you.
I have a plan.
Trust me.

I believe in you.
Will you have faith in me?

This post was inspired by this song:

Look Up Child

Thanks for reading! I hope this post reminded you that you have an amazing & important purpose for your life.

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A “Poem” for haters & bullies…

I don’t care anymore!
Your comments won’t affect me!
I’m not going to listen!
You can’t mess me up!
It won’t work; I’m over you!
You’ve taught me enough!

…Just so you know…

All your comments and “friendly” convos,
Are no longer consuming my thoughts!
You used to ruin my days,
With all the negative words,
But, now…
I don’t care!

…Just so you know…

Even though I’m done with you,
I still want to thank you,
Because without you,
I wouldn’t be where I am today.
So, although your comments hurt –
A whole lot!
They also helped me succeed –
Big time!

So thank you –
Very much!

…Just so you know…

And, now…
We say goodbye!
You’ve taught me enough.
I don’t need you anymore!
It’s time I moved on with these lessons.
It’s time I start to use what you’ve taught me.

And, go out & find new haters –
To teach me new lessons,
So I can continue to grow and succeed!
So, I wish you all the best in your future!
Thanks for helping me shape mine!
Goodbye –
& Good Luck!


Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Apologies & Promises (A Letter)

*I’m writing this for Mother’s Day, but it can also work for Father’s Day.*
It can pretty much work for any day (i just recently got inspired).

Dear mom / dad (or anyone else),

   I just want to apologize for some things:

I’m sorry for ever letting you down.
I’m sorry for ever doubting you.
I’m sorry for ever being scared.
I’m sorry for ever letting fear & doubt take over.
I’m sorry for all the times I hurt you.
I’m sorry for all the times I failed when you believed in me.
I’m sorry for ever being inconsistent without valid reason.
I’m sorry for ever lying to you.
I’m sorry for ever taking you for granted.
I’m sorry for ever offending you.
I’m sorry for not always trusting you.
I’m sorry for ever giving up on you when things got tough.
I’m sorry for ever yelling at you.
I’m sorry for ever rejecting your love.
I’m sorry for ever rejecting your grace.
I’m sorry for ever tarnishing your faith in me.
I’m sorry for ever breaking your trust.
I’m sorry for ever walking away.
I’m sorry for ever not being good enough.
I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused you.
I’m sorry for ever rejecting you.
I’m sorry for not being the best child you could of asked for.
I’m sorry for ever…ything! – I am so sorry for everything!

   Now, I want to promise some things:

I promise to always trust & have faith in you.
I promise to never let you down again.
I promise to face all my fears.
I promise to be more consistent.
I promise to always tell you the truth.
I promise to never take you for granted anymore.
I promise to love you forever without conditions.
I promise to accept your amazing love & grace.
I promise to never walk away again.
I promise to try to be good enough.
I promise to not cause you anymore pain.
I promise to be the best child that I can be.
I promise to all those things from the bottom of my heart.
    One last promise: I promise to try my very best to keep all those promises because I, now, understand your unconditional love for me.

   So, all there is to say now is: Thank You!  
Thank you for always loving me, no matter what. I wouldn’t be who I am today without you. Thank you for never doing to me what I did to you. You are truly amazing. You are my role-model. You make me want to be the best version of myself.


Thanks for reading! 🙂

I hope this letter encouraged you because we all have things to apologize for (to someone), & we should all make more promises that we actually try to keep.
And, we all need to start saying; “Thank You” more often.
-If you can relate to anything above, comment below with the apology, promise or thank you that you would say to your mom or dad (or someone else).

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

P.S. This letter was originally intended to be: A Prayer to God, but while writing it, I realized that it can work for anyone because apologies, promises, & thank you’s are very underrated in today’s world & we need more of them.

Weekend Coffee Share…

Hi! How are you? Thanks again for waking up so early (6am) to chat/read.
If you didn’t read last weekend’s coffee share, click here: Weekend coffee share…


“Black & White. The 2 most important colors to a writer.”

So, for this weekend’s coffee share, I’m going to share my thoughts about that ^ statement with you.


So, first, when people ask you: “Why do you write?”
-What do you normally answer?

. . .

For me, I used to just answer: “Because I want to share my adventuresspread positivity…& encourage others to travel.”.
But, while that is definitely still true, my answer has slightly changed since I started writing because I, now, understand what makes writing so exciting & fascinating.

. . .

1- I find it fascinating that some simple black letters on a white page can make for such an interesting story.


2- I find it fascinating that I can form words & sentences with those black letters that will really POP on the white page.


3- I find it fascinating that black & white are the simplest colors yet, they create the best images & tell the biggest stories.


4- I find it fascinating that I can invent my own words to explain something, & I don’t fail because of it, I actually get positive feedback.


5- I find it fascinating that I can share my adventures with others so vividly that they can sense that they’re there as well.


6- I find it fascinating that simply writing (or typing) a single page (of anything) can be an escape from reality.


7- I find it fascinating that the simplest words make the biggest impact on a story. Without one specific word, a story changes drastically.


8- I find it fascinating that I can be creative & create something without actually drawing. (Which is good cuz I’m not great at drawing.)


9- I find it fascinating that I can create a vivid image without drawing, & using only the colors, black & white.


Thanks for reading!

Now, it’s your turn to share! In the comments, answer the question: “Why do you write?”

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A letter?

So, today’s post was supposed to be some type of letter. However, I have already done that a few times and I didn’t really have any inspiration to write another letter today. So, I thought I’d link my past letter posts below for you to check out (if you want).

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Here they are (you don’t have to read them all, just read whichever one stands out to you):

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Dear younger me,

          Hey you! I know you think that your life’s not going super great right now, and I wish I could tell you all the mistakes I’ve made, all the mistakes you will make, all the pain you will feel and just everything to help you have a perfect life & be one step ahead.
I would tell you how everything’s going to turn out. I would tell you exactly what to do. I would tell you that your life is never going to be perfect. I would tell you that you are always going to be different. I would tell you how to live your perfect and best life.

I would give you all the answers you want to hear!

But, to be honest, I still don’t have all the answers.
Instead, I’m just going to tell you to never be afraid; just be you and make your life decisions to the best of your abilities and knowledge because that will make you happy and it will create a life you will be proud of. If you make your own decisions, you will create your life and no one else’s and that will make you proud and happy.

There’s nothing I could tell you that will change your life because the decisions you make today will make the future you, YOU.
Life is a series of decisions we make and those decisions impact who we become; decisions are an important part of our life journey. Stop trying to create the perfect life for yourself, just start winging it and making the decisions you think are best for you in this moment.

~Don’t be afraid to make choices because they are what make you unique and create an amazing life for yourself.~

I know that right now, you might think that you need all the answers so you don’t mess up, but let me tell you that whatever happens is not your fault.
Ya, sure it was your decision that led you here, but that doesn’t mean you made a mistake. Every decision you make will help you learn and make you better, which will help you make even better decisions in the future. Don’t let your past mistakes scare you from making great future decisions; you are making the decisions that you believe are right and those decisions will give you the life you deserve and have created for yourself. Don’t let life scare you, just keep living it one day at a time; and I promise, one day you’ll look back and wonder how you got here.
Every decision you make is leading you to a different situation that you don’t know anything about, so you can’t possibly know what to do, but don’t be scared. The unknown future doesn’t have to be scary, it can actually be quite exciting, just don’t stress!

~Your life is not a mistake.~
~The decisions you made to get here were not mistakes!~
~Every decision you make is a step forward, even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment!~

I know, it might seem scary to have so much control over your life, but if you’re ever in a funk about making decisions, just remember to think about the life you want and deserve, and make your decisions based on that, because you know deep down what you really deserve and what you really want. 

REMEMBER:
You got this!
You can do it!
You are amazing!
Just look how far you’ve come; You’re doing great!

Okay, now that you know you’re doing great, stop looking back at how far you’ve come, it’s good encouragement but, you need to start looking at all the amazing things you have left to accomplish! Start making those amazing decisions!

Sincerely,

Future you, that realizes that her life turned out pretty GREAT!
Thank You for all your hard work and for never giving up! 🙂

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Thanks for reading!

Now it’s your turn: What would YOU tell your younger self?
(write it in the comments or post on your own blog: A Letter to Your Younger Self)


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

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Dear millennials,

 

older-computer
Do you remember this computer? If yes, then the following letter is for you!

. . .

Disclaimer: For you non-millennials out there, a millennial is defined as:
someone born between 1980-1990, and reaching adulthood in the early 21st century.
Let me reassure you that even if you are not a millennial, you will want to read the following letter.

. . .

Dear millennials,

     WAKE UP!!! THIS IS, YOUR WAKE UP CALL! Calling you back to reality!

millennials
The internet is costing you, your life!

Yes! We know, you grew up with internet access at all hours of the day, but that doesn’t mean your life needs to depend on it. Trust me, You can turn it off for a few hours; and you won’t die.

~LET’S STOP THE LABELS!~

You can turn off the Wi-Fi and read a book, or write a letter to a friend (yes, those are still a thing that people do), especially if your friend lives far away or you haven’t seen or talked to them in a while (letters are better than just texting: “hey, sup?”. It means much more). I hope you agree. 

And, if it’s too difficult for you to turn off your internet at home, go somewhere far away where you won’t have internet access at all, for at least a few hours.

I recommend, going to another country, so you aren’t tempted to turn it back on, and where you can get outside and explore a new culture and have an amazing adventure, off the internet.

The reason I’m writing this letter and trying to wake you up is because, while researching what the media says about millennials for this post; I realized that most of the things they say are not very positive. The media thinks you rely on the internet for everything and that, if the internet disappeared, you would be completely lost (for some people that’s definitely true); Some of you millennials are taking this thing too far, you are using the media as an excuse to be on the internet all the time.

But, What if, the internet really did disappear for a day (or longer)? What would you do then?

I know what the media would do. They would rub it in your face and tell you “I told you so!”.
And, when that day comes you won’t be able to use it as an excuse anymore because they will be right and your life will actually become exactly what the media predicted.

Do you really want that to happen? Do you really want the media to control your life? Do you want the media to be right?

I hope you answered “no!” to those questions because you need to start taking charge of your life and ignoring the labels the media places on you. The media only places labels on you because they know you will agree and go along with everything they say.

~So, I say: “Let’s start ignoring the media and take charge of our own lives.
Let’s set ourselves and our futures up for success!”~

Whether you’re a millennial or not; If you’re with me on this, get off the internet for a few hours a day and go enjoy the world around you. It’s truly a beautiful world & you can learn a lot more than you can on the internet!

LET’S PROVE SOCIETY/THE MEDIA WRONG!
Let’s prove to them that we don’t need the internet for everything!
(because deep down we know they are actually wrong and we know that we actually can survive without internet for at least a few hours a day)

Sincerely,

A Fellow Millennial that doesn’t agree with the labels society has placed on us (they’re not all 100% accurate, but some definitely are) & I think we need to change that.

. . .

Thanks for reading!
If you agree with anything stated above, share this post (if you want)!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

4 Years Later…

Before you continue to read this post; please read: 4 years ago… because this post is my reply to that letter.

. . .

Hey Girl,
I can see you’ve been doing much better these days. I mean just look at you, sitting on planes, going to Hong Kong, Belize, working at a steady job, being healthy…
You’re doing all the things you couldn’t put your mind to 4 years ago, but now (4 years later), just look at where you are today!
Give yourself some credit you’ve come very far. And, that’s a testimony to how far you will go. Keep looking forward because your future has so much more amazing adventures in store for you.
I am so proud of you for never giving up! You are truly amazing and should be proud of every step you take! The past is the past, and now, is your moment to live your best life and keep moving forward!
There’s nothing else that will come your way that you won’t be able to overcome; I mean just look how far you’ve come since those days.
You are truly a warrior (I really did mean it when I said that)!
Thank you for never giving up on me and also for never giving up on yourself!
See you later!
(when you will be even more successful in your future endeavors)

 

Sincerely,

Your Best Friend (& I always will be) 

 


Thanks for taking the time to read this! 

P.S. I hope this post inspired you as much as it inspired me to write it. 

 


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

4 years ago…

Warning: Depressing, Inspirational & Real Post

. . .

Throwback time! (by that I mean; first blog post throwback!)

I won’t go into too much detail; Let’s just say, four years ago today, I was at a VERY low point in life and I decided to open-up the bible and pray. After doing so, I felt the need to write the following letter:

Dear ***insert your name here***,
I just want to tell you that your life on earth will get better, just wait and see; Be patient. I have a plan for you. You will change your world someday. Life will never become perfect, but you can make it perfect.
Open up to people, see what happens and if they let you down, then they probably weren’t meant to be a part of the plan I have for you. The people that you open up to and accept you for who you are; those are the people that are meant to be in your life.
Never forget that life is full of ups and down and it takes a warrior to overcome them. The plan I have for you is so great that the warrior inside you will be able to fight the battle of life. You will become so much greater than you could ever imagine.
Believe in me!
-Sincerely, Your Best Friend

After I wrote this down, it was like something inside me change automatically. I can’t really explain it, but it helped me keep up the strength to have patience with my life.

. . .

P.S. To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure if I should share this; but, when I found the letter; crumpled up with shaky handwriting; I knew I had to share it because I know someone out there needs to see it. 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post Inspired You in some way!
Have a good day/afternoon/evening/night! (wherever you are in the world)

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂