Poetry Today

Don’t Let Rejection Move you

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Rejection is a part of life, sometimes it’s unfair, and sometimes it’s because we are not prepared to step into that present situation. Most times, it’s because we are trying to fit into a space that’s not meant for us.

Always trust that sometimes rejection is pushing you towards something greater. Do not allow rejection to move you. Do not allow it to stop you from reaching higher. Do not allow it to harden your heart.

Continue to move with purpose, continue to reach into the depth and announce your presence. You will know where you are meant to be, you will feel the warmth and the peace that comes with being accepted.

Never push or stay where you know you don’t belong. Recognize rejection when it comes and learn to walk away. In doing so, you will save yourself years of being stuck in the wrong place.

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Have a safe and bless week.

Nikki

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You are Hope and Love and Pure Light 

You were meant for this life! Look at your heart, it has touched darkness but still welcomed the light. There’s a part of you that refuses to kneel, refuses to accept that this is all there is to life. You are hope and love and pure light. 💡 Follow your heart, it knows the way. The universe misses the way you used to smile. Come on back home to the truth and the beauty of who you were meant to be.

The truth whispered

Down from where the wild things

Dances. At night it held on to

All the light and wait for you to

Touch the darkness, to lend to them

Your beautiful sight.

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Nikki

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Let It End

Let it end

Let the reign of

Self-doubt go

It has done its time

It has caused you enough grief

Let this new season

Bring you peace

Forgive yourself for

Thinking you are not worthy

It’s time to heal

It’s time to rise

Let it be known that

You did not give up

Even when doubt lingers

In the corners of your mind

Putting yourself back together

Was not easy

But your courage to forge

A new path has given you strength

To carry on

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Lately, I’ve been focusing on embracing what’s before me. Letting the past rest and living with true purpose.

As you take a deep look at your life and your future, change what’s not working, keep what makes you happy. Live in the moment and let your joy be known.

I would love to hear from you! leave a comment below.

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Inspiration

Finding inspiration in our everyday routine is important, because it keeps us from getting bored and stagnant. It also challenges us to see things differently. Inspiration can come from the simplest of things, we must be open and ready to be inspired.

Each day we have an opportunity to try something new, to do one thing different from the day before. it could be simple as going for a walk and being present in the moment.

Take nothing for granted, make each moment count.

I would love to hear how you stay present and inspired each day.

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Nikki

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10 Positive Affirmations to Slow Down and Repeat Each Day

Peace and serenity are everywhere, slow down and let it find you.

As we watch the year pass by, we can’t help but notice that everything is changing and moving at a faster pace. We get carried along in the chaotic hustle of everyday living, without a moment to slow down and let our mind and body rest. Today I want to share ten positive affirmation that we can repeat each day to help calm our minds and help us slow down and focus on where we are, and also, to give our soul time to get caught up with our mind and body.

  1. I am enough for whatever situation comes my way.
  2. I belong in this space; I am grateful to be here.
  3. I believe in myself and my abilities.
  4. I cultivate and create my own happiness. 
  5. My dreams and desires are valid.
  6. I appreciate and love myself exactly as I am, without judgment.
  7. My life is overflowing with goodness and grace.
  8. I am open to all opportunities; I am powerful and capable.
  9. I am beautiful just the way I am.
  10. My destiny is in my hands.

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Nikki

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Grief

I want to encourage you today to hold on; to not give in to grief. It will rob you of your best days, but you will survive. There’s hope at the bending of the road, a shift in time that will forever connect the lineage of hearts and hands, of soul and spirit. What you’ve lost will never be forgotten and what you’ve gained will live in your heart until the end of time.

This is for you on the hard days

I know you’ve tried your best

To live with this emptiness

But the world

Thunder through your chest

And most days

Bravery calls out

For brokenness to take

Its place

You’re never one

To walk away

But your soul is weary

The nights are longer

And your heart

Is full of grief

Thank you for sharing this space with me

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Nikki

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There’s Power In Accepting Your Truth

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” —Thomas Edison

It’s time you understand that there’s no need to hide your failures, there’s no need to be ashamed if you’ve started something that did not worked out. There’s power in accepting your truth, there’s liberation in understanding that this is YOUR life, and you can change course, you can start over, you can make something new as many times as it takes for you to be happy and fulfilled. I know you’ve heard this before, but let me tell you again, all the things that happened in your past DOES NOT define who you are or who you can become. So, start again and again and again until you’ve mastered the art of acceptance, starting over and success.

These 8 quotes on starting over that will help you look to the future with hope.

  1. It’s ok to start over as many times as needed.
  2. You are worthy of second chances.
  3. Take time to understand your journey.
  4. Learn from your mistakes and start something wonderful.
  5. The lesson is in the moments between failure and success.
  6. Your ideas are valid, never let them die.
  7. Find a new path and write a new story.
  8. Patience is the key, what is yours will always find you.

Be proud of your journey; learn from the unfavorable experiences, expand your heart and grow and rise and become the best version of yourself.

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Nikki

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Gut Feelings

Some called it intuition, sixth sense, a hunch, a feeling, my grandmother calls it gut feelings, but no matter the name, I always listen to it and pays attention. That feeling that’s crawling between your soul and your bones, it’s always trying to warn you, to tell you something is not right. Often times we ignore it and ended up paying the consequences.

This poem speaks of the truth of not listening to your gut feelings.

Broken Link

These walls no longer

Hold me

This house without

Your warm smile

No longer feels like home

A broken link

A body without hands

And hearts

You were the epicenter

Of my world

A beautiful disaster

I saw coming

But couldn’t turn

Away from

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This poem along with many more can be found in my book Sackcloth & Silk.

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Do you listen to your intuition or your gut feelings?

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Until next time

Nikki

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You Are My Greatest Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu

I know it’s cliché, I know you’ve heard it over and over again. Don’t give up on love.

So hear me out for a second!

Someone you love and trusted has ripped your heart wide open and you are left with the brokenness, the betrayal, the hurt and the feeling that you will never love or trust anyone again.

For some, the betrayal is unthinkable, and you can’t even bring yourself to talk about it. For some, you are still carrying the resentment and anger in your heart. For some, you shut the world out and fall into a dark place. For some the pain is too great and you made a promise to never let your guard down.

No matter how wrong things have gone for you, I want to encourage you today not to give up on love. Whether it’s a friend, a spouse, a brother, a sister or a lover, you have to get up, forgive them and move on.

Stop going back and reliving the pain. Forgive the person that hurt you, then forgive yourself.

Don’t give up on love. Never give up on yourself. No matter how many times love has let you down.

I believe one day when you least expect it, love will find you, and someone will tell you that you are their greatest hope and their sweetest blessing.

It’s not impossible, you’re not too old, or too broken, stop telling yourself that you don’t deserve love, that no one will ever love you. Start changing your pattern of thinking, let it all go and open your heart to the future and all the possibilities that awaits you.

After all you are my greatest hope.

There are good things waiting for you! I hope you know that, I pray you believe that.

Poem

At the end of the day

When the hush settled into its itself

And your beating heart

Pulls me in from the wreckage

Of the day

I came to you silently

Dragging all my burdens

Behind me

And you wrapped me in your arms

And whispered

I’ll always be here at the end

Of the day

To welcome you home

You’re my greatest hope

My sweetest blessing

My forever love

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With love and gratitude

Nikki

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You are defined by the grace you give

You were born into it, the hardship, the pain, the abused, the sickness, the worry, the neglect, the endless tears……. you’ve seen and experience more than you should. You’ve tried and failed more times than you should. You’ve questioned your worth. You’ve stayed silent even when you have so much to say.

But today I want to tell you something you probably already know.

You are precious and your life is worth far more than you could ever image.

Give yourself and your situation some grace today.

You carry so much light in you, but you need to let the darkness go, so you can shine for the world to see.

I want you to remember that no matter how bad your circumstances are; you are not defined by them.

Your worth is not defined by your overflowing to do list

Your beauty is not defined by your weight

Your goals are not defined by your failures

Your truth is not defined by what others think of you

Your future is not defined by your past mistakes

Your hope is not defined by your lost

You are defined by the life you live

By the grace you give

By the freedom of your smile

And by the virtue of your hands

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Nikki