Posted in Celebrate Today, Celebrating Existence, Life, Love and Blessings

Celebrating Today Every Day!

Celebrate today! Why should you do this everyday? For starters you should celebrate it today because you are alive and you are reading this! Consider too it is a new week, new month and look to each new day with hope and faith that it brings you one step closer to your goal.

Photo Credit: SGS Posts- Simple Good Sayings 29 Aug. 2019

For those who may think that there is nothing to celebrate, let us focus on what there is to celebrate- life, the ability to make decisions for ourselves, the ability to chart our individual journey, the ability to see things for what they are.

I urge you to take the time to read this post which I wrote in 2014. Here is the link: https://rachaelathomasj.com/2014/10/12/celebrating-today/

As we celebrate today let us focus primarily on now and let us focus primarily on you. What should you be happy about? Let’s see:

• You just opted to make some time for yourself.

• You didn’t get to start worrying about tomorrow

Photo Credit: SGS Posts- Simple Good Sayings 30 Aug. 2019

The truth is both are important. Firstly you should always make time for yourself as it is a key component of loving yourself. Neglecting yourself means losing out on an opportunity to have the things you need to grow and to be a better you. For example it is what you need for your peace of mind. Have you ever observed what happens to something when you neglect it? Now ask yourself this: What will happen if you neglect yourself? Let the answers you come up with be enough to encourage you to make time for you! Do the things you love, do the things you want to do but even more so, do the things you need to do.

Secondly, why worry about tomorrow when tomorrow is promised to no one? For those who can recall these are three things I always urge you to do:

  1. Always focus on what you are sure about and that will help you deal with each situation. It will in essence help all the pieces fall into place. In short, it will help you to get clarity and figure out how to move forward.

  2. Always give your best. When you give your best there is no room for self doubt. It will help you deal with past actions and it will also help you move forward.

  3. Keep your faith and your belief. Accept that you are unique and you are specially made. If you have no control over situations worrying can only serve to do negatives- you overthink, you increase your blood pressure, you make rash decisions, you may lose your ability to analyze and assess. If you believe in God and in His greatness how can you not trust Him to set your situation right? Once this is done, breathe and celebrate.

What is there to celebrate? There is a lot. Your life, your family, your friends, your experiences, your successes, your challenges, your disappointments, the people who don’t like you, the money in your pocket (no matter how little it is), the hardships you faced, the struggles you have overcome.

With some asking why you should celebrate negatives like challenges, disappointments and some of the other things I have mentioned, I will gladly explain. Challenges and disappointments make you stronger and they help to develop your drive and your determination. It fuels you to persevere and helps you assess whether it is really worth it. By that time you realize how much you want it.

Photo Credit: SGS Posts- Simple Good Sayings 28 Aug. 2019

Celebrating people who don’t like you is not something you should invest a lot of time in. What it means is that you should realize that people who don’t like you either inspire you to work harder or they are not meant to be in your life. That’s where the ‘scissors of life’ concept comes in. Cut out the unnecessary baggage and the unnecessary people.

Agreeably too we can agree that not everything can be celebrated and I maintain that no one can tell you how to feel unless they are in your shoes. Some circumstances are very different and change us forever. I would never ask you to celebrate death but I would ask you to celebrate life and celebrate each moment you share and have shared with your loved ones. Let that be your comfort and let it help you smile.

Don’t give up!

Don’t ever think you are alone because you are not!

Never limit yourself but challenge yourself!

Make every moment count!

Live without regrets!

Use these pointers everyday! Let it help you be a better you and let it help you manage the challenges each day brings.

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Celebrating Jade

Maybe you know and maybe you don’t!

It is something that may be an eye-opener for many but it certainly promises to be a rewarding and interesting post!

How familiar are you with Jade?

Do you know it is a precious stone that emits positive energy and it is not something you buy for yourself but it is something you should be gifted with? Well this is true and really worth taking note of!

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Jade is a precious stone indeed and it is made from nephrite and jadeite. Jadeite is in itself a combination of sodium- and aluminium-rich pyroxene.

More so Jade exists in six different colours: green,lavender, red, yellow, white and black. Green is the most traditional and expensive color for jade. I personally love it. The green color varies from pale or yellowish green to Granny Smith apple green, its best. The energy from the person gifting it to you and you being the recipient is purely positive. Giving positive energy to someone means that positive energy comes back to you!

Based on this we can surely agree that jade can be an ideal gift for so many reasons:

  1. It gives positive energy and lot and lots of it too!

  2. It has a lot of value.

  3. It shows appreciation and love.

  4. It is a symbol of purity.

  5. It shows that you are worth something unique and something that costs as much as jade costs.

  6. It makes a statement.

  7. It means if someone decides to steal it they create added negative energy for themself.

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Therefore if you see this precious stone being used in any particular setting be grateful for it. Whether it is used in spiritual practice (Jade murtis, jade chairs), given as a housewarming present (jade elephants, jade dog), given as a personal gift (like earrings, necklaces or rings) or anything of the sort, be eternally thankful for its use. Know that it is a good sign and enjoy the positive energy that comes with it. Receive it with love and if you are giving it to someone give it with love.

As my Uncle Steve would surely agree when you have a woman named Jade in your life she is a blessing and certainly a gift from God!

Posted in Book Release, Uncategorized

Announcing My Author Page and Book Updates


30730037_1868677273424121_4630183188440809472_oHappy Thursday! Have you visited my Author Page or the links to any of my books?

Maybe you have and maybe you have not! Either way I hope that you can visit soon and that you might be able to share what I am about to share with you!

Please know that I am happy to share some very important information with you.

For starters you can visit my Author Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachaelAnnThomasJeremiah/. There you will be able to find the latest updates on my books and current promotions.

For example today my book Eternal Inspiration is priced at $0.99 and tomorrow it will be priced at $1.99. To purchase it today visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2B84QV

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celebrate you todayIt‘s a great offer you should not pass up on!

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More so, it is available on Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. What this means is that those with Kindle Unlimited can read at their leisure and those in KOLL can also access the book. 

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The good news is that Tasty Vegetarian Recipes which is available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079FHN8PM is also available on Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

I hope that the pictures are of help to you! What they provide is some valuable insight into what my books contain!

From me to you as always, Happy Reading and Happy Living!

 

Posted in Book Release, Uncategorized

Book Release: Eternal Inspiration (The Power of Positive Thinking & Learning How You Can)

cover pageGreat news everyone!

This post is dedicated to the launch of my second book. Entitled “Eternal Inspiration: The Power of Positive Thinking and Learning How You Can” was published on Amazon on April 10th 2018. For all those who wish to purchase this book it can be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2B84QV

The even better news is that it is available for FREE for anyone enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

Some may ask the question what follows after ‘Learning How You Can’ and here is what it means,  “Learning How You Can ?”

  • Adapt positive thinking in your life
  • Become a positive thinker
  • Celebrate who you are and all that you have achieved
  • Dance to the Music
  • Enjoy life and all that it has to offer!
  • Fight back and be a survivor
  • Give yourself a fighting chance
  • Have Happy Days
  • Invite Positivity in Your Life
  • Join in the Fun
  • Keep it real but smile through it
  • Live and love life
  • Make the most of every moment
  • Notice the finer things in life
  • Open your heart and your mind
  • Put the past where it should be
  • Question things properly (scissors of life)
  • Relax and stop being so hard on yourself
  • Shatter the Illusion
  • Thank God for life and all its experiences
  • Use each day as if it were your last
  • Walk the journey and enjoy it
  • ‘X-ray’ the things you need to- one at a time
  • Yell when you need to but not as a habit
  • Zero in on what you need to do for you

From the very first word to the very last it is filled with positivity and positive messages that are directly from the heart, (my heart). All quotes that are not credited to others are original lines from me to each reader who invests the time to read it.

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Some things worth taking note of is:

• It contains a very special dedication to my parents- my Mr Ramchit Thomas (my Dad) & Mrs Doris Thomas (my Mom).
• The title, “Eternal Inspiration” was chosen by my husband Shiva Jeremiah.
• The cover was chosen to reflect all that the book contains- beauty, hope, serenity, life and positive energy.
• The book is meant to inspire, motivate, strengthen and heal.
• I value my gift as a writer and celebrate this as another chapter of my incredible journey.

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For my author page please visit: amazon.com/author/rachaelathomasjeremiah

Many thanks to all those on my Facebook page who are liking the post on this book, many thanks to those who are loving it and many thanks to those who are sharing it and those who are posting comments on it.  All many thanks to the Caribbean Writers who have been offering their congratulations!

As always, Happy Reading and Happy Living!

 

Posted in Life, Uncategorized

Celebrating Life’s Lessons and its Treasures!

It’s been a long time since I posted a message I am sure you will agree! In this post I am opting to focus on life’s experiences. The thing is that I have learnt the hard way not to depend on many persons. I am also sure this will be agreed upon.

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My circle is small but the lessons I have learnt are many. Thankfully my faith has never been in man but in God! My belief has always been in Karma (not in thinking of others suffering for the wrong they do as I do not have energy for that- with me I just pick up and press on- but I believe that we are all responsible for our actions) and being good and doing my best. This is what I always give to the world.

Some things to remember:

  • Have confidence in yourself.
  • Never give up.
  • Know that many people will show you want they want but the reality of what they are depends on their words and more so, their actions.
  • Remember that with every negative experience you should always look for the positive that comes out of it.
  • Change comes when people make a conscious effort to want to change.
  • If anyone makes you angry do not give them that anger. You suffer the most as you work yourself up and they do not deserve that satisfaction. Take care of yourself and pray for them to learn from their bad ways or pray to have less of that to deal with.
  • Nothing lasts forever. Believe that today is a present and tomorrow will get better. Today is your challenge for tomorrow and helps you better appreciate the good things when they come your way.
  • Being afraid never got anyone anywhere. Believe in yourself.
  • Take it bit by bit and day by day!
  • Make every moment count.
  • Putting of something always makes it harder to do it.
  • When in doubt always work with what you are sure about. This helps to clear away the uncertainties.
  • Take care of yourself.  Nobody can do this as well as you really well as you can.celebrate you today
Posted in Canada, Celebrating Existence, India, Kool and the Gang, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, VEVO, You Tube

Commemorating the One Year Anniversary of Celebrating Existence!

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog, Celebrating Existence. I have been looking forward to this day so much I cannot believe it is nearly over. I am thankful, so very thankful!!!

This blog has grown so much and trust me when I say how grateful I am for all the support it has received, all the comments, the views and all of the feedback.

The nervousness I experienced when I started is one I would never forget as I wasn’t sure how it would be received. Today, 47 posts later it has been viewed in 37 countries  around the world 1,903 times.

  • Here is some information you might be interested in:
  • Most views: Trinidad and Tobago, then USA, India and Canada
  • Some stats you might be interested in: Top 10 posts:
Title Views
Home page / Archives 406
Celebrating Spirituality: Celebrating His Holiness Pujya Sri Swamiji Ganapathy Sachidananda of Mysore India 254
Celebrating the life of my grandfather, the late Mr Ramlal Dookie! 122
Celebrating our Union! 117
About 79
Celebrating Family! 44
Celebrating Love: My Grandparents & the bond they shared! 44
Celebrating Courage! 42
Celebrating ” What’s your Childhood Memories?”- Celebrating the artist behind the creation- Diana John! 35
Celebrating Me! 30

Allow me to remind you of some of the posts that have been shared via these links:

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/what-does-celebrating-existence-mean-to-me/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/about/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/celebrating-me/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/celebrating-nature/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/celebrating-our-diversity/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/celebrating-others-part-1-my-comm-350-classmates/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/celebrating-my-comm-350-classmates-part-2/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/celebrating-today/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/celebrating-our-union/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/celebrating-life/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/celebrating-life/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/celebrating-courage/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/celebrating-multiculturalism/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/celebrating-growth/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/celebrating-ms-gayle-simmons-and-lets-learn-mandarin/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/celebrating-life-part-2/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/celebrating-music-what-is-the-beat-of-the-drum-who-is-krystian-garner/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/celebrating-spirituality-celebrating-pujya-his-holiness-sri-sri-sri-ganapati-sachidananda-swamiji/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/celebrating-existence-looking-within-what-does-celebrating-existence-mean-to-you/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/11/29/celebrating-childhood-memories-celebrating-the-artist-behind-the-creation/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/celebrating-comm350-classmates/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/celebrating-christmas-2014/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/2014-in-review/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/celebrating-2015-a-new-dawn/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/celebrating-my-existence/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/celebrating-daily-living-what-does-it-mean-to-get-through-a-day/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/celebrating-vidya-jeremiah-pettersson-who-is-she-whats-the-story-behind-her-success/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/celebrating-good-corporate-citizens/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/celebrating-love/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/celebrating-maha-shivratri-2015-at-sri-sachidananda-yoga-ashram-in-penal/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/celebrating-spirituality/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/celebrating-family/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/celebrating-the-life-of-mr-ramlal-dookie/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/celebrating-my-grandparents-and-the-bond-they-share/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/celebrating-rama-navami-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/celebrating-hanuman-jayanti-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/celebrating-easter-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/celebrating-entrepreneurship-featuring-wired868s-lasana-liburd/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/celebrating-san-fernando-teaching-hospital-level-16-ward-12-suite-5-doctors-nurses-support-staff-on-duty-from-feb-23-2015-mar-19-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/celebrating-mothers-day-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/celebrating-love-laughter-and-life/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/celebrating-fathers-day-2015/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/celebrating-life-every-minute-matters/

In case you missed any along the way. here’s your chance to enjoy it now! Thank you for your views, your feedback and your support. I look forward to continuing to share information with you, inspire you, give you courage and faith when they are needed, and to Celebrate Existence every step of the way! Let’s take it day by day! Enjoy this moment and celebrate it!

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/celebrate-spirituality-part-3-his-holiness-dr-sri-ganapathy-sachchidananda-swamiji-and-his-three-3-world-guiness-records/

https://rachaelathomas.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/celebrating-another-day-of-existence-celebrating-you/In

In case you missed some you can enjoy them now!