To be able to love the life that you are living, you have to be living the life that you love. Are you doing anything that stimulates you, makes you feel alive or gives you the happiness that you are looking for? I hope that you are not just wasting time “existing”. In my blog post “Existing”, I talk more about letting life pass you by while “existing” and some ideas on how to spice up your life. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s time to “Get Up, Get Out, and Get In”! Each day I’m learning how to live the life I love and to do it on my own terms. If you don’t try then you’ve already failed.
Remember to always Live, Laugh and L.O.V.E.
PEOPLE LISTEN UP AND PASS THIS ALONG PLEASE! I’ve been told that this has been in the news in the past week, but please read and inform others.
Today I received a telephone call from a woman who said her name was June Smith and she was calling from the IRS. In her message she said not to ignore the call. Ok, IRS, don’t ignore the call so I called back. When I called back she asked me if I had an attorney I said no, for what. She then informed me that I had recently been audited and now legal proceedings were happening against me for back taxes owed in the amount of $3900 and some change. Immediately I asked her what was she talking about and I told her that I had not received any documentation about any of this. She said that within the next hour the documents would be sent to the court and legal proceedings would begin. I’m still telling her that I don’t know what she’s talking about and I’ve never received any documents. She started some sort of countdown by saying within the next 50 minutes legal procedings would begin and what don’t I understand. She said I would be blacklisted for the next 5 years meaning, no drivers license, passport, credit cards, bank accounts, personal items, etc would all be inactive or seized. I’m constantly telling her that I don’t understand what she’s talking about and no one came to my house with any documents. She said someone came on October 11, 2014 and no one was home to sign for the documents. I said wait, it’s August; she said what; I said it’s August so no one could have come to my house on October 11, 2014 she hesitated and said on August 11, 2014. Okay, long story short I asked to speak to someone else because I didn’t understand her because if her accent, she asked what I don’t understand. I said I file joint returns with my husband, she said something else that I don’t remember and then hung up on me. By now I’m a nervous wreck and calling my husband in tears telling him to come home now. IT WAS/IS A SCAM! This number 202-506-9236.
I contacted the IRS and it’s been reported.
While pulling weeds today, and I tell you there are a lot if those buggers, it occurred to me just how resilient they are. You spray, chop, pull, dig, spray some more and what do you get….. more WEEDS. We can learn something from these troublesome plants. What could we possibly learn from a weed you might ask? Well, I believe we could take notes on how persistent they are. We could apply that persistence to our own lives when we are pursuing our purpose. Just think, whenever things don’t go as you had planned or those times when you want to throw in the towel, how persistent and resilient the weeds are. No matter what happens they keep on coming back; they keep living. Don’t through in the towel, keep coming back again and again just like the pesky bothersome weeds.
Live, Laugh, Love
Forgive- 1. To excuse for a fault or an offense; pardon. 2. To renounce anger or resentment against.
This was not the topic for this week’s blog post, but I had a revelation about forgiving. Many of us have been hurt many times in our lives and we have forgiven some, but then there those hurts that we can’t seem to release and forgive those who have hurt us. I know, we’ve all heard it before “forgive, forgive, forgive;” not for the person who has hurt us, but for our own peace of mind and healing. Every time we relive the hurtful experience we feel angry all over again. This anger is holding us hostage and stifling our growth; it is actually blocking our blessings.
Personally, I know that I have been trapped in a state of having an unforgiving attitude towards some people who have wronged me. I thought that I had forgiven them, let it go and moved on from these things, but I realized that this was not the case. I now know that I have to completely and whole heartedly “renounce my anger or resentment” towards these individuals. I have to do this so that I can advance to my next level in life and receive all that God has for me. Don’t you want to receive ALL that God has for you?
“Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other. As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other.” Colossians 3:13 CEB
Let’s forgive those who have hurt us, so that we can break free of anger and resentment to move forward in Living Our Vision Everyday. As always remember to Live, Laugh, Love!