Monday, January 23, 2012

When your smiling.. the whole world smiles with you.....

I received the most insightful advice last night from a very dear person to my heart. I was upset about something that I was going through; crying and venting about my problems to this individual as if they were a priest and I was in the confession booth. At the end, I said in embarrassment, "I'm sorry you had to hear about my sad and pathetic life." He smiled and said to me with his kind eyes "Aubrei, you have such an amazing life, full of adventure and people who love you very much. I know you are feeling like your world is being crushed but it will get better. They say that your 20's is the most depressing time in your life because you're still trying to figure out who you are and what its all about. Right now you feel hopeless but  tomorrow is a new day. Think of it this way....'' he paused and then looked deep into my eyes, ''Your 30s, 40s, 50s  and 60s are suppose to be the best times of your life because by then you have matured and learned to be around people who are like-minded. You'll eventually get married and have kids who will have kids of there own. And these emotions you are feeling will all be behind you. So smile, because you're a quarter through your life. You have so much more to experience and it has only just began." At that moment, I realized I had been so caught up in my emotions, that I let all my problems get the best of me. Maybe I was just due for a good cry. But the ending effect of this comment had such an impact, that all night, as I slept (or tried to), as my dreams allowed my to fantasize of what to come.
           Now..... I sit at my laptop, with a wonderful feline on my lap purring away and all the ambitious goals I only temporary put on hold, rushing back to me. The sun shines gracefully upon the trees outside and the wind moves the branches, as if they are swaying to the music from the neighbor below. And like my post said last week; regardless of what happen the day before, only think of good things happening. Because today is a new day.

Hope you enjoyed!!!
Aubrei R. Albin

Another great piece of advice I try to live by:

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." ~Elizabeth Taylor.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Say cheeeeeeeeese!

Here is just a little thing I'd like my readers to do for today. Start by trying an experiment; If you've already started your day, no worries, you can still start now. As you go about your daily routine, make sure you smile at everyone you come across. Even if it's that one person you work with that you can't stand. A smile at a stranger can go along way. And as you start to see that you are making others happy, you yourself will have a change inside you. Expect good things to happen no matter what occurred the day before. Bottling things up will only make things messy. Don't you agree? So let go of all the hostility, all the worries of your past and those "problems" that seem to distract you from the things that are right in front you that we take for granted. Instead of pondering on that "problem" like its an ambiguous test, focus on one thing you can do to make your day better. Being optimistic can be good sometimes. And if you take at least one step towards resolving it, eventually there will be a solution.

~Aubrei Albin

What I told a friend yesterday: "Do you realize your joy affects the entire world? To begin with when you are in joy you don’t inflict negativity on anybody, which means you don’t harm anybody. But more than that your joy touches those around you, then it touches those around them, and so it continues rippling out touching one person after another. You are one person but YOU have the power to affect the entire world!" – Rhonda Byrne

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Easter has come early!!!!

I've been reading this book lately to help enhance my creativity. One of the exercises I'd like to share with you is called, "Incubate a New Project." I happen to have a TON of projects I am working on. ADHD...I don't think so. Ambitious.... VERY. This exercise is not only easy, but its fun.

What you'll need: 

1. a bag of plastic Easter eggs (dozen)
2. twelve slips of small paper
3. a pen or marker

How it works:
1. On each slip, write down an idea of something you've been wanting to do for awhile. These ideas could be for example, "Learn how to grow herbs.", "Take a cooking class" or  maybe "Run a marathon."
2. Once you have written on a slip, fold it up and put it in its own individual egg.
3. Here, you have two options. A) Hide the eggs were you'll regularly run into them. Example: Car, laundry basket, office, freezer, ect. or B) Put them in a basket or bowl. Once a week, take one egg and say yes to which ever creative idea you pick.

Not only will you get that pesky TO DO list out of the way, but you open up to being more open minded and creative in your daily life. This could also be a great idea for your bucket list and doing this in moderation, once a month.  Hope you have fun and enjoy!!!

If you like this book and would like to purchase it, click this link>>>  The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel

Luvs, Aubrei
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"Each conquest of distance reveals greater distance." Martin Marty

Monday, January 9, 2012

And Now Let's Welcome The New Year....

...... Full of things that have never been.
                     Oh my goodness! It's been 6 months since I've written??! Well, I must say,  a lot has happened since July. But instead of reminiscing of the past, let us look forward into the future. What better way to start a new year by starting with a clean slate? This blog was created so that, as a writer and aspiring author, I can get my best stuff out there and express to the world what goes on inside this very creative and active mind of mine. I will be sharing with you writing exercises, quotes, book reviews, creative stories, helpful advice for the everyday woman and things that make me happy that I think you'll enjoy.  Please feel free to comment on my post. If you have any questions, or would like to request something for me to write about, feel free to contact me. Thanks!!! And look for my next post later today.

Luvs, Aubrei  

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