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It Takes More Than Courage To Be Kind To Yourself! Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!

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It Takes More Than Courage To Be Kind To Yourself!

Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!

Beauty exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held!

Hello Beautiful!  I pray you’re having a blessed week so far filled with strength to press through with an abundant supply of tender mercies that we all need to remember our worth and value sojourning this side of heaven.  It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays! 

I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to believe that beauty exists solely in the eyes of the beholder rather than remembering that it exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held!  And as I’m walking through some health issues, the appearance of infection and scars have left me wanting to hide behind closed doors until I’m healed completely.

How does a Beautiful Beloved remember that our beauty exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held?  If our very own Creator reminds us to be gentle and kind to ourselves as we Blameless Walls Beautiful Definitioncelebrate how He created our inmost being by intricately knitting us together in our mother’s womb, how do we not praise Him for fearfully and wonderfully creating us while being awakened to how His beautiful works of art are seen and are enough (Psalm 139:13-14)?

I don’t know about you, but quite often lately, I am having to focus on who God says I am by how valuable and beautiful I am in His sight, especially since my battle scars have left me with more imperfections and somewhat deformed looking due to an infection.  That requires discipline with self-compassion and kindness.  I am trying to remind myself that being Beautiful has nothing to do with looks.  It’s how you are as a person and how you make others feel about themselves.  Being kind to everyone includes OURSELVES and that more often than not is dependent upon the COURAGE to love ourselves that a lot of us neglect.  Guilty as charged! ♥♥

Sadly, so many of us tender hearts have a tendency to forget just how valuable and beautiful we truly are.  I know for myself, this past week has had me screaming like a horror film fit for Halloween.  I was starting to feel like nothing but Blameless Mirror Wickedbare, dry bones falling out of the mirror just for a taste of something sweet as I glanced and saw what horror a rough week, or month for that matter, had done to a Beautiful Beloved.  The only bubbly I was holding onto was the ongoing battlefield going on in my brain and my deflection in trying to control it!

How can we claim and exude that confidence in knowing we are blossoming right where God has planted us which requires love and attention that we are supposed to embrace in the nurture and care of our own self when all we’re left with is being dry and brittle?  It’s okay to cry.  It’s okay to scream.  It’s okay to be disappointed.  We just have to remember to speak words of affirmation to ourselves filled with love, patience and grace.  Consoling our bruised and tender souls offers healing and is needed for a reason as we learn to be kind to ourselves.

Since I proudly wear my crown and say I’m high maintenance (gotta have me my Jesus time so my brittle bones can dance with life), that requires consistent nourishment (hello… feed me, feed me, feed me 🙂 ); you know, tender loving care that consists of peace and compassion, along with that gentle and consistent touch that the Word of God offers to heal our depleted hearts.

I have come to the conclusion that us Beautiful Beloveds can only walk in our beauty when we learn to practice the delicate art of kindness and self-compassion.  When we do so much for others and teeter across that fine line of forgetting ourselves, we need to pull the reins tightly and bask into some dedicated “ME” time. ♥♥

Never forget, Beautiful Beloved, being kind to yourself in words, thoughts and deeds is just as important, if not more beneficial, to our communities as being kind and loving to others!  Think thoughts that are true, pure, lovely and affirming when you’re talking to yourself.  It’s okay to allow the peace and healing to begin!  It’s called self-compassion; and you’re so worth it! 

Weekly challenge:  This weekly challenge is solely dedicated to being Beautiful You.  Let’s take care of self!!!  It’s our week to be kind to ourselves with compassion.  Let’s never forget that beauty doesn’t exist in the eyes of the beholder, it exists in the mind of the Be-Loved and Be-Held!  Let’s be refreshed, rejuvenated and restored this week.

Until next time…

 

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Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

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Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Just Because

Hi Beautiful!  I pray your week is sprinkling you with love and affirmations in how highly favored and blessed you are.  It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays.  I am starting up these weekly challenges again.  We’re all in this together, so let’s try and embrace these challenges with a cheerful heart that Proverbs 17:22 talks about.

These Tammy Tangent Tuesday challenges are encouraged to stimulate and encourage each other to give back to the community and also to bring unity by tapping into that beautiful spirit that resides within you, that Beautiful YOU, while pouring into each other.  It’s inexpensive, oftentimes will be free, and encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone and share that BEAUTY that resides within Beautiful You!

I challenge all of us this week to go out and share the beauty and joy that simple flowers bring. Let’s show the world by sharing how a simple gesture of handing someone flowers or attaching them to a car’s windshield or your neighbor’s front door will illuminate a smile across America! And when mamas are happy, everyone’s happy!  I challenge you to go out and buy a bunch of flowers, $3, $4 a bunch (if finances are tight, buy one flower or cut one of your own), and attach an anonymous note saying “Just because…You’re Beautiful! Pay it Forward.”

Find that neighbor that you don’t know and drop them off on their porch, give them to your pharmacist, a nurse, or the checker in any retail establishment, or how about the waitress that serves you.  Trust me, you will be amazed at the reactions to what people say and do.  Flowers bring smiles; and that smile will be transposed on others naturally and it will bring joy to a dark world.  Come on, let’s spread the love of Jesus to a world that needs a bright spot.

Share this post on your FB page and let’s get this started. Every time you receive a bunch of flowers, take one flower and give it to someone else.  I would love to hear how this simple token of love is brightening up others’ lives!  Embrace that beauty within you and let it shine!  Remember, we may be different in color and style, but without each other, there is no beauty in the bunch!!! 

Thank You For Being Beautiful You!

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Living With Addiction Day 7 ~ Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Blameless Words Matter

Living With Addiction

Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Day 7 of 40

Words Matter

Hello Beautiful!  I pray you’re having a blessed New Year embracing some down time dedicated to renewing your faith and are being refreshed with all the blessings of favor and fulfillment found in drawing near to God.  It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!

Words are powerful and they become our reality!  Whether we realize it or not, what we speak with our mouths, our words, leads us either into victory or down a path of destruction.  I don’t know about you, but I have found that not only do our words express the condition of our hearts, but living in that Negative Nancy neighborhood (our mindsets) has guided me to places that were dark and full of torment. 

The Book of James alerts us to the fact that with our tongue, we can curse our lives or bring blessings (James 3:9-12).  I believe that what we speak not only reflects our hearts, but it awakens and guides our feet by setting into motion where our feet will follow.

Have we become beloveds who constantly complain and speak negatively about our lives and other beloveds?  If so, we’re not only gossiping about others and spending way too much time in their problems (hello, don’t we have enough of our own?), but we’re allowing ourselves to lose peace and become like those we are talking about.  Misery loves company! 

How about speaking out loud, “I forgive you,” and watch the blessings that will flow from that.  If anything, it will lead you towards peace and not the path of bitterness.

What happens when we profess we don’t look good or we’re never going to be successful or that we’re too old for love, those words spoken sets into motion where our feet will follow:  Defeat!  A bad day will surely arrive because we are led by what we profess!

Words can be traps.  For instance, when I used to receive compliments, I would immediately interject, “Oh, I look like crap, this is old,” etc.  Right away that shuts down the flow of blessings and oftentimes offends the person giving the compliment.  That person may pull away or shut down because who wants to be around Negative Nancy.  Not me!  Saying “thank you” acknowledges the compliment and encourages blessings through engagement.

Words are tiny seeds that will grow into blossoms radiating beauty and blessings or weeds that will choke the life out of us and foster bitter roots.  We are being led by our words, so let’s plant seeds of ample fruit through our words and usage of self-control so we can receive the bountiful harvest and season that God intends to shower us with (Galatians 6:7-9).

Don’t call in defeat by sowing seeds of bitter roots.  Bitterness grows like a weed.  Yet, positive and fruitful speech reaps beautiful blossoms as they open up reflecting the beauty and confidence within. 

If we’re going to speak negative, we’re never going to end up having a positive and prosperous life.  I want the Favor and Abundance of God.  You know, we’re all imperfect beloveds living in an imperfect world, but we can resist the negativity in our lives by embracing change and speak with authority the power given to us by being positive beloveds who have gracious hearts drawing in God’s favor.

Weekly Challenge:  Let’s be the Beautiful Beloveds that God says we are, wearing our crowns remembering where our inheritance comes from, the kingdom of God!  Let’s start being conscience of what flows from our mouths this week and start sowing seeds that will bear good fruit.  

Let’s speak words of affirmation and expectation such as, “I am beautiful just the way I am, There’s nobody like me; I will get my Master’s; my family will walk in the ways of the Lord; I will have a baby; I deserve to be loved, I will get married; I did a great job; I cook divine; I will get that new job.”  These are empowering words and will be a magnet for blessings to pull in when we profess them with our mouths.

Until next time, never forget…

Thank You For Being Beautiful You!

 

 

New Year, New Promises

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New Year, New Beginnings

2016 Promises

Psalm 65:11-13

Hi Beautiful, Happy New Year!  I don’t know about you, but 2015 offered many blessings, opportunities, and celebrations interwoven with pain and grief that the obedience and stretching delivered.  It was literally a roller coaster ride filled with many emotions!  There were times when I couldn’t catch my breath due to the excitement and/or intensity, the abrupt pace of the constant change, not to mention the sudden impact that the huge roadblock delivered!  Hello… can you relate?  I know many of us Beautiful Beloveds can.   

You know those times when we’re cruising merrily along with no worries in sight (in our dreams, maybe ) and then before we know it, the very ground under which we are standing gives way to a journey filled with free-falling and unknowns requiring unconditional trust and deep faith.  His Love Has No BoundariesThat journey requires the faith set out in walking by faith and not by sight that complete abandonment demands in order to get out of the boat and walk on the water that is before you (Matthew 14:22-33).  That’s faith in action focusing on the favor that reaching up for God to help sustains.  Those twists and turns that were thrusting from all sides, causing me to surrender the last bit of control I had as I hung on for dear life, awaiting my Faithful Deliverer were brutal!  Oh, how we are loved and surrounded by His Great Love.  He loves us just the way we are. 

What an exhilarating ride it was!  Now that I lived through it, I will know how to ride any roller coaster with my arms stretched up high without the piercing screams damaging my vocal cords and everyone near!  The woman I am today, saved and sustained by pure grace, could never have developed had I not trusted the One who held my very hand leading me to where He wanted (Isaiah 41:10-13).  I have met the most amazing and incredible people this girl could ever imagine and I have watched God blow my mind by His sudden miracles and blessings that painful obedience brought on through trust.

God challenges our faith by stretching us; and that oftentimes requires pain.  But oh, girlfriend, the beauty that develops in and through the ashes is nothing short of Divine!  He may stop us from going or doing something He knows will hurt us or He just wants to change the path our current journey was leading us on; but as I look back at the doors He closed, the friendships He asked me to end, and the overwhelming challenges to take on, I may have thrown my Tammy Tantrum fits because they were painful and depleting at the time, but now that my eyes are further opened and I can see what He was preparing me for, I am grateful for His tender mercies and strength that sustained me each and every day.

Psalm 65:11-13 speaks loudly to the promises I’m claiming in 2016.  “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.  The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness.  The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.”

You know what, Beautiful Beloved, 2016 offers promises of new beginnings, of hope, of peace, of love, and days of abundant provision and favor!  This year may pose all the same trials and tribulations that filled last year’s challenges, but one thing I am certain of:  “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken…Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken” Psalm 62:1-6.

You know what, girlfriend, we can attain these promises of fresh and new beginnings by cleaving into and pressing into the Lord where we can express freedom in our true feelings to God through prayer so we will be able to release all the deadly effects that the emotional stressors of anxiety causes and what our fears and tears project, and leave them at Jesus’ feet so we can get back up on our feet and stand tall knowing our crowns are secure. 

To be able to trust Him at His Word; that He is our rock, our salvation and our fortress, offers us a new perspective for 2016 and enables us to receive the abundant Favor and Blessings He eagerly awaits to lavish upon us.  Happy New Year, Beautiful!  Receive 2016 as a year filled with Promise, Hope, Provision and Abundant Favor!

Until next time…

Thank You for being Beautiful You!

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Let’s Blow Up Facebook and Social Media Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

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Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Hello Beautiful!  I pray you are having a blessed week so far filled with all the love and beauty you generate just by being Beautiful You!!!  ♥♥  It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!! 

Tammy wants to come out and play by giving back to each and every Blameless Bloody Mary Flowers 7woman around the world by telling her how beautiful and special she is!  That requires help, from all of you!  Every woman WANTS and NEEDS to hear how beautiful she is by hearing one of the many reasons why others think she is beautiful. 

Let’s blow up Facebook and other social media forums (I will get arrested now) with love and encouragement so every single Beautiful Beloved is acknowledged for her own unique qualities!  Truth be told, I feel since we’re so quick to post our political positions and objections, sharing selfies, slam religions, etc., let’s do the opposite and post love through praise and recognition.  Yes, I’m throwing a Tammy Tantrum instead of a Tammy Tangent!  🙂

Blameless Hands of God 4.4Weekly challenge:  Pass the flower around by picking seven girlfriends and tell them one thing you love and admire about them on their Facebook page by hitting the share button of this week’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays onto their Facebook page and start an outpouring and overwhelming amount of love and beauty to each and every Beautiful Beloved.  Thank them by stating, “Thank you for being Beautiful You!  I think you’re beautiful because…” ♥♥

Remember, our friends fight for us, they respect us, they include us, they encourage us, theyneed us, they deserve us, and they stand by us!  This is our virtual opportunity to smile radiating that beautiful spirit that resides within us.  One person gets to bless seven Beautiful Beloveds all across our world!  Let’s make hearts smile!

Just think how quickly this can spread around the world.  Oh, happy day to spread some sunshine around in our dark world!!!  Our world needs to hear more love, more encouragement, more cheer, and definitely a whole lot more joy to build up and construct confident Beloveds rather than the demolition derby that seems to be prevalent these days with the ease in tearing down others on social media.  Radiate that beautiful you that is sitting idle; let this stir something inside of you to bless others with a word of encouragement. 

Think about it, if every woman on Facebook told just one woman why they believe she is beautiful, it would be a matter of weeks before every woman in the world is told how beautiful and appreciated she is.  Domino effect!  What a better way to bring unity into our communities.

Most of all, Beautiful Beloved, thank you for being Beautiful You!  There is no one like you; never will be!  God loves you just the way you are, and so do I. ♥♥

Until next time…

Thank You For Being

Beautiful You

Pumpkin Doorbell Ditch Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

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Pumpkin Doorbell Ditch

Tammy Tangent Tuesdays

Hello Beautiful!  I pray you are having a blessed week so far filled with all Blameless Pumpkin 3the love and beauty you generate just by being Beautiful You!!!  ♥♥  It’s that time again, it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!!!  Since our fabulous fall is finally upon us, what a better weekly challenge than one whose festive radiance can continue to bless others throughout the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays!

This Tammy Tangent Tuesdays weekly challenge is twofold:  One, never forget there is only one Beautiful You ♥♥ (Boo-tiful You); and two, grab the kids and your precious grandbabies, your amazing group of girlfriends, your small groups or how about your youth Blameless Boo Pumpkin 7.7groups and have some fun decorating easy, cheap and beautiful pumpkins to reach out and deliver colorful nuggets filled with love and cheer back into our communities.  You could knock on a few doors while having fun or ringing the doorbell and running away quickly while leaving this thoughtful and beautiful blessing that will surely bring a smile to even the harshest of critics. 

It doesn’t take much, trust me, to bless others with such a sophisticated treat!  The ease of placing cloth or glued paper doilies on the tops and bottoms of the pumpkins like the images at the top and the one depicted below is endless (it doesn’t get Blameless Pumpkin Beautiful You 1any easier than that.  I demand simplicity ♥♥).  Grab some glue, glitter, old buttons, broken jewelry pieces, doilies, material scraps, your old Bedazzler, some marker pens, stickers, old paint that is sitting around, even recycled Christmas bows and ribbon, add in your creative juices while having some fun, and this timeless gift will offer blessings filled with cheer that only being Beautiful You can ignite! 

It’s a great way to bring unity back into our communities while focusing our hearts and minds on others through simple, random acts of kindness.  It’s easy and fun to do and one that the kids can learn and contribute to loving on others.  It makes a great decorative item to give to anyone, even your friends that wear their crowns and prance around like the princesses who love all the bling-bling (like me ♥♥) as a great token and reminder for saying “Just because… Thank You for Blameless Pumpkin 1being Beautiful You.” 

Let us not forget this weekly challenge also includes all of the assisted living and convalescent hospitals who would appreciate this decorative blessing, not to mention the need of possibly sharing your time in helping the residents there decorate their very own crafts; but your teachers, pastors, doctor’s office, hospital floors and especially our police and fire departments could use some fresh fall-like decorative items radiating that gracious Beautiful You!

Until next time…

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