It’s 2021. How are you?

new year, new beginning

Hello. I actually don’t know who I’m talking to but hello. It’s a new year once again, which means new chances and new beginnings. How have you been? It was a pretty bumpy ride last year, but we’ve made it, we survived, and is still surviving.


I have been thinking about what to write. Guess I’ll start with this. How was your 2020? Mine wasn’t that fruitful; it felt like I waste half of the year achieving nothing. Since March 2020, I have been working from home (grateful for that); however, it gets tiring sometimes. The same routine every day; you see the same person every day. You know the drill.

Still, I’m thankful because I got to spend more time with my family, with nature and with myself.

Anyway, let’s be happy this 2021. May our wishes and hearts’ desires come true! 🤍

Take heart

They say that worry and a kitchen blender have a lot in common. With one push of a button the contents of a blender are twisted and swirled until they become a frothy, churned mixture. In our lives, worry chews and wears away at us until our lives become jumbled. But God doesn’t want us to live “blender-ized” lives of worry.

Everyone worries; some people worry excessively. We worry about our finances, family problems and even simple things like foods to eat, clothes to wear and things that haven’t even happened yet. We worry about what others think of us. However, we cannot solve your problem by just worrying all day.

Worry has a lot to do with our perspective. Imagine yourself in a forest, lost and couldn’t find your way out. All you could see are enormous trees. But if you climb up to the top you’ll see that you’re almost out of the woods. When you’re facing a situation and you don’t know which way to take, always remember that God can see us. All we have to do is turn onto Him for He will never leave and fail us.

Take heart! God loves you 💕

La Vie (Life)

If you only realize that life is not happening TO us but it us actually happening FOR us, life would be so different

– sharing this inspiring quote from a You Tube video I watched ❤

There are a lot of things happening right now. But let’s make God bigger!

Also, It has been 3 years since I last updated this blog. And I REALLY missed writing and sharing my thoughts! Guess I’ll be active here now!

-theamantdefleur

The true meaning of Love

As the bible says “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Love is not only about romantic relationship with someone. It’s not all about rainbows and butterflies. It’s deeper than that. It is full of meaning. Love is something that transforms us, that makes us survive and bloom.

Love is not all about beliefs and words – Love is wholly about actions. It’s about extending and reaching out to the needs of others. It is about sharing a smile, a hug and a word of encouragement. It is about inspiring someone to live – to live life to the fullest.

Step out and show others the true meaning of love

Give yourself a break

We often get overwhelmed with all the things that is going on around us that sometimes we forgot where we are headed to. We stumble and we don’t know how to stand up again. We got tired and we wanted to quit. And we lose sight on how beautiful life is. If this happens, learn to take a break. Stop for a while and ask yourself: what is my true goal in life? Am I still happy with what I’m doing? Am I taking the right path? Is everything will be worth it in the end?

Sometimes, we just need to unwind and figure things out. Slow down a little bit. Take it easy and breathe. Focus on the bright side of life. Remember: what you focus on is what you will see.

💕, Claudine

Note to Self

Note to self : The only thing you’ll be sorry in the future is to do things without a purpose. Be rich, not only on numbers but focus more on experiences. Be strong, to know that failures are the keys to success. Be kind, it’s our responsibility to build a better world. Be thankful, and you’ll find happiness in little things. Greater things are waiting ahead, all you need is to believe, look forward and stay positive. – Jane Chuck 


Acceptance

Have you ever had those moments wherein you see a certain quote or poem and suddenly you have all these feelings you can’t contain? Because I have. It was almost dawn. I was reading Lang Leav’s Lullabies book. Then I stumble to this poem titled Acceptance

There are things I miss that I shouldn’t, and those I don’t that I should. Sometimes we want what we couldn’t – sometimes we love who we could.- Lang Leav

Isn’t it funny how we miss the things we shouldn’t but don’t to those who we should? And want the things we couldn’t and love who we could? Life is indeed crazy. Crazy that sometimes we go insane figuring things out. Who cares if we miss someone that we shouldn’t? Who cares if we love someone that we shouldn’t? Let it go. Let it flow. We weren’t meant to figure things out. We were meant to accept. Accept that this universe allowed this to happen simply because it must happen. Accept that everything happens for a reason may it be good or bad. Because to some of us acceptance is the only way. This is what life is all about afterall. And we can’t control it. If you learn to accept it by yourself, people around you will soon accept it too. Remember acceptance starts from within.