Life’s Daily Inspiration by Elaine and Scarlett

What inspires you? Or should we say WHO inspires who?

Today we will look at how our pets bring us inspiration,let me re-phrase, how our baby boys bring us inspiration.

Have you ever pondered on how having a pet can inspire ya? Pets can bring so much, joy, warmth and yes inspiration.

We have two Australian Shepard’s.

Jackson is 6 years old, he belongs to me Elaine.

Fred will be 1 in July,he belongs to Scarlett and yes we will be having a party!

At almost one and at 6 years old they both are acutely aware of our needs even when we are not aware.

When my precious Mother went to Heaven,I kinda fell a part. Well, not kinda, I did fall apart.

Don’t get me wrong I have great family, friends and support, their presence and Prayers were powerful.

However, my loyal Jackson would not leave my side.

He was not happy to see me sad. He would jump in my lap and lick my tears away, and literally hug me.

Did it help ? Yes, yes it did. What a loyal friend he is.

With Jackson being six he is on the more laid back side. Oh, he loves to run the hills and still chase squirrels but thank goodness he lets the squirrels run without danger.

He no longer brings them back to me as a prize.

Thank goodness and gross.

Then there is Fred. Oh my gosh. He is like a toddler on steroids. Wide open and full throttle.

Would love to have some energies like that !

I often ask Scarlett , “ who saved who?”

Life’s Daily Inspiration by Elaine and Scarlett
Life’s Daily Inspiration by Elaine and Scarlett

She too was grieving and he brought her out of very low time in her life.

His ever loving presence, wanting to be in her lap or sitting on her feet to show his love and support brought her out of a dark time.

Now their day exist of sharing their meals, what ever Scarlett eats, Fred eats, and is healthy as a horse.

Oh, he loves his blueberries and strawberries.

He literally, seriously,wakes her up every morning with a hug. Arms extended around her neck. How precious is that?

Just pure innocent love without an agenda. Guess what? He offers it again and again, every single day regardless,

What a way to start your day. Would you not agree?

And his / their favorite activities is all about his toys, fetch, repeat, and fetch and going for walks.

As I am writing this Jackson is asleep right by me,lying in his bed.

I love listening to his breathing, He brings me so much joy, peace, and warmth.

He loves me unconditionally and he shows me this every single day just like Fred does to Scarlett.

What if we were more like our 4 legged friends?

Some are even three-legged but they show their loyalty just the same.

But what if we shared their values and character?

Meaning accept people as they are, be more forgiving and just willing to love ya as we are.

How refreshing would that be ? Dogs do not hold grudges. They forgive immediately.

Can you imagine how much kinder, easier life would be?

I know I was mad at someone, I won’t say her name but it starts with S and ends with a T, ha

I think you know who, but 24 hrs later I was still mad but could NOT remember why and I sure could not ask her !

How ridiculous is that ? Go ahead and say it “ Very” Thank goodness we got past it , but you see my point.

I guess the expression “ the world is going to the dogs means something so different to me now, how about you?

Will you share with us who inspires you?

We thank you in advance !

Elaine and Scarlett – bow wow

Life’s daily inspiration -Scarlett and I are trying our best

Why is it important to want to be a Life’s daily inspiration ?

Scarlett and I are doing our best to be an inspiration for ourselves so we can be an inspiration to others.

So today we say “Be careful what you affirm,”

Affirm or not to affirm

What the heck does the term affirm mean?

Why does it even matter?

Whoa said the horse ! It matters a heck of a lot !

There are many definitions found regarding the word affirm.

My favorite is “to tell with confidence,to aver, to maintain as true”

Since we are well stuck with our selves 24/7 lol,

Does it not make sense that we need to protect our selves from our selves?

If someone came up to me and was always negative, glass half empty kind of attitude, I could focus on everything positive in our life’s or I could join in and drink the Kool Aide.

OR

I could immediately flip it, protect my self and begin affirming good things, that do exist,even if things were not as good as I would like, I could focus on what and how good it’s gonna be when things are better.

Life’s daily inspiration Scarlett and I are trying our best.
Life’s daily inspiration Scarlett and I are trying our best.

I know life happens, we all have triggers, an aroma, or a song pops up and makes you think of that ex!#”!!#*its gonna happen oh heck yes!

What do you do with those not so pleasant thought’s huh?

Do they control you, consume you, and just pull you down?

OK, we know life throws us hiccups, but we gotta know how to respond yes?

Back to affirm. Its crucial to stay focused.

Yes it might stink at the moment, validate your self and move on.

Affirm the good in your life at this very moment.

Say out loud how blessed you are.

Affirm you are in control, of how you respond to life, and how positive things are coming your way.

Don’t you appreciate being around positive folks?

I know we do! Attitudes are contagious !

Good or bad and we choose good.

Scarlett and I would love to learn from you.

Please share with us how you are an inspiration to others, and how you turn a negative into a positive.

Thank you in advance,

Elaine and Scarlett

Life’s Daily Inspiration with Passion

Life’s Daily Inspiration with Passion!

Life’s daily inspiration with passion
Life’s daily inspiration with passion

Scarlett and I thrive to be an inspiration daily and to encourage others to be an inspiration to others as well.

Which got me thinking.

How do people really see me ?

Or better yet do they want to see me?

Yikes that reply could really jack up ones ego huh?

Are people glad when I leave the room or enter the room?

Coming in a room or exiting a room can be good or bad. Would you not agree?

Have you ever looked forward to seeing someone because you knew without a doubt it would a positive interaction?

You could count on them to be uplifting and just darn encouraging.

I want to be that person.I don’t mean to sound Pollyanna or if my head is in the sand.

I know very well life can be hard.

I still want to be the person that can find good when it’s not always that easy.

The flip side of this scenario would be the person that walks in the room and you hope and pray she/he does not descend upon you.

Like you would rather volunteer to have a tooth extracted.

You just want to be invisible because you know,that you know,that person is going to be negative, and find fault with anything that is being said.

Some people love to bring you down because they are miserable.

If they can’t be happy then by gosh they don’t want you happy.

Sadly they are often contagious with their attitude.

Sometimes it’s learned behavior and they can’t find their way out of this vicious cycle.

And sometimes people do not want you to succeed.

Perhaps they have fear of failing or they have been told they can’t succeed or worse do not deserve to succeed.

For what ever reason they are being held back.

No one knows what is going on behind close doors.

People hurt every day.

You know the expression” hurt people hurt people”

Scarlett and I want to be encouragers.

We want to bring a lite into someone’s life.

We ask if someone , be it a stranger or a loved one, lashes out at you, please pause, and think maybe something else is going on here .

Maybe just don’t respond. It is ok to remain silent.

They do not need us to jump back on them or add fuel to their hurt.

What would be the purpose?Absolutely nothing positive that I can think of would happen.

However, if we respond by saying nothing ( yes nonverbal counts) or sharing words of kindness, we can really and genuinely help others one occurrence at a time.

I think we have all been hurt, made to feel less than, alone and if we didn’t matter to anyone.

How sad and lonely.It’s a horrible horrible feeling. Cuts to the core.

I remember years ago I made a comment to someone that I adored. I thought I was being silly, with my comment and I just KNEW that he would think it was funny.

Oh my gosh, his expression clearly immediately told me he did not.

He began crying and shared some horrible things with me regarding his personal life .” I hit way too close to home “

I apologized profusely, I never meant to hurt him. Ever!

Guys that was over 40 years ago, and it still hurts to this day that I hurt him.

Again we do not know what goes on behind closed doors do we ?

Will you please help us share light and be an inspiration to others?

Life’s daily inspiration with passion
Life’s daily inspiration with passion

It does not cost a dime,it’s calorie free,and it makes ya feel like a million.

What or how have you helped someone this week by being kind?

Will you share your story with us?

Thank you so much for your time and we hope this has been helpful.

Elaine and Scarlett