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There are many people in the world who have struggled to have a better future, and they have accomplished it by hard work, dedication, sacrifices and by the help of others. A great number of these people have made it big in the business, media and entertainment industries to name a few. The saddest thing to see is how quick these people forget where they came from to a point that they feel ashamed to talk about their past and how they have arrived to where they are now. When people go through hardships in life, they often become resentful and frustrated for having to endure more than others. Even when they make it big, they are selfish, arrogant, boastful, disrespectful and so on. It seems that in the way to pursuing a better future, their hearts were hardened by the circumstances they had to endure. It is understandable that suffering and pain can cause any person to feel the most negative emotions there are. How do you remain true to yourself and not forget where you came from? Following are five pieces of advice that can be very helpful to you. 1.Don’t be ashamed of your family and cultural roots: Our world is so diverse that no nationality is better than another. Not having grown up with good parents or good education should not be something to be embarrassed about. You are at a better place now that you were yesterday – this is what counts. Do not let other people define who you are because of where you came from. No one has had a perfect family nor has had the best cultural experiences. 
2.Acknowledge and share your struggles and accomplishments: This does not imply that you have to dwell on the difficult things that you went though. On the contrary, acknowledging your struggles and how you overcame them helps you to continue pressing on – and when you share with others, it can be empowering.
3.Be grateful to the ones who help you: Always recognize the people who help you on the way. This is not about repaying them what they have done for you, it is about being grateful and showing that you do not take people or things for granted. Do what your heart tells you to do. Having an attitude of gratitude is key in life.
4.Help others with your resources: Remember the people who help you and be that kind of person who helps others too. Helping others is rewarding – it is not about the amount of help that you can give, it is about your good disposition to help. You may not have what a certain person needs, though you can lead her to someone who could provide what she needs. You have more resources to help than you think. It is not always about money.
5.Be respectful to everyone: Respect is to be extended to every person, it is a human right. Respect people. If you do not agree with what some people believe or say, it is okay, respect them anyway. At the same time, keep healthy boundaries in place. Being disrespectful to disrespectful people is foolish. 
6.Have an accountability group in place: It is very important to have people in your life that you can reach out to for advice and to keep a reality check on how things are in your life. Your group may consist of two or more people who you highly trust and confide on. This is extremely essential for you to thrive.
Never forgetting where you came from will keep you grounded and in touch with reality. Embrace your life and the one of those who have helped you be where you are now.

Your appearance 

Your appearance says a lot about you, whether you want it to or not. Have you ever wondered what others notice about you? These are 7 of the things people most commonly notice. As you read, you’ll probably agree that many of these are things you notice when you look at others, too.1. YOUR SMILE WILL ALWAYS BE NOTICED People will always notice your smile. Of course, they may notice things such as your lipstick, how white your teeth are or other cosmetic effects. But mostly, your smile is noticeable because it lights up your face. You shine from within when you smile. It’s a glimpse into who you are on the inside.                        2. YOUR CONFIDENCE WILL ALWAYS SHINE Confidence is very easy to see. If you’re confident then others will pick up on that. Likewise, if you’re feeling anxious and insecure then that will show, too. But we all have moments when we aren’t feeling so sure of ourselves. In those times, you can fake it. Pretend you’ve got the world by the tail and no one need ever know you really aren’t feeling that way.                                3. YOUR ACCESSORIES SET YOU APART Accessories make an outfit. You can wear something very basic and add some pops of color with a scarf or jewelry and it really comes together. Shop for statement pieces and accessories that’ll set you apart. Others are sure to notice you and how sharply you’re dressed. Don’t be surprised if people start asking you where you get your amazing accessories.                                         4. THE FIT OF YOUR CLOTHING MATTERSIt’s not always what you wear as much as how you wear it. Ill-fitting clothing is not what you want to be noticed for. But sadly, it’s something that does stand out. Clothing that’s too small, too big, too short or too long is going to get noticed. Purchase clothing that fits your body. It’s less about how much you spend or the brands you wear and more about how it flatters you.     5. YOUR POSTURE SPEAKS VOLUMES We should listen to Mom when she tells us to stand up straight. Posture is important and it’s something others notice about you. Don’t stress if you don’t naturally have good posture; I’m not a member of that elite club, either. But, it’s something you can work on and improve. Resist the urge to slouch and you’ll look taller, slimmer and more comfortable in your surroundings.  6. THE STATE OF YOUR NAILS.     You don’t have to have an expensive salon manicure to make a good impression, although they are lovely. But you do want to keep your nails neat. They can be painted, natural or manicured at the salon. The important thing is that you keep them from getting ragged. And all of us have nails that get that way at times; just take care of them as soon as you can.                                         7. IF YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR YOUHave you ever seen someone and thought, “Wow, they’ve really got it together”? They know how to put clothing together in a magical way or their makeup or hair is the perfect choice for them? That sort of look jumps out at people. Having wow factor is a wonderful thing for people to notice about you. Take some time figuring out how to make the most of your beauty and you’ll have it, too.

These are 7 things that others often notice about you. Which do you have covered and which do you need to work on? I’d love to hear from you!

Beauty and sex

Beauty and sex appeal are not the areas to concentrate on. When you are complimented with the word sexy, I guess u can decode what it means. When you focus on the wrong areas, you won’t get the right results. Society teaches you today that if you have the right hair, the right face, the right shape, and the right clothes, then you will get the right man, have the right children, and live happily ever after. That is simply not true. Life is not a fairy tale.
God put some things like being supportive, submissive, encouraging, persevering into the feminine spirit that a man needs more than anything. If a woman knows who she is on the inside, no matter what she looks like, she will have no problem being attractive to a man. If she knows her self-worth, then when she comes before that man, he will receive her. Do not focus your attention on things your eyes can see alone, because they will fade out, but a woman of great self-esteem, self-worth, good virtue and good up bringing will always stand out no Mather where she finds herself. (Mother-to-son-advice)

Your scar

We live in a world that calls failure a weakness and labels weakness a flaw. We are taught to mask the truth because “it’s better if you keep that to yourself,” and that the best way to lead is from our strengths instead of our weakness.
If I can be honest, I think our world has built itself on a shallow and narrow foundation. The truth is that this foundation is ready to crack at any second. While I know this is just my opinion, I think I have a pretty valid point to stand upon. 1. “Crying is not allowed.”
2. “Keep your pain to yourself.”
3. “Never let others know your weakness.”
These are things we’ve heard throughout life. And while many of us may try to shake off their weight, you’d be surprised to know how many people are haunted by these thoughts on a daily basis. I believe in a God of Grace, love and second chances. And if it wasn’t for those divine qualities all working together, I can promise you that I wouldn’t be standing here today. I’ve been redeemed.
I’m not proud of my past, but I wear my scars on my sleeve because I am proud of who I’ve become in Christ. These scars remind me that I can conquer all things, and that healing is possible through God.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
My failures and mistakes are NOT my most treasured moments, but because of them I am now a living testimony of His redemption and grace. Guess what? So are you!
Your story is His glory. Share it to the world. Don’t hide your scars, wear them as proof that God heals.  

Prayer

Who can remember when thought becomes prayer? Sometimes it changes in the middle of a sentence. Sleepless people will stare blankly out of their windows into the darkness of night. They speak the fleeting thoughts whose pattern defies grammar. Oratorical nightmares, they are just the feeble cries of a heart whose conflict has pushed the head to bow in humble submission to One greater than itself.
Understand that real prayer was not made for human ears. When we earnestly pray, we have inner feelings we didn’t even know we had come to the surface. In that regard, prayer is a nausea of the mind. It brings up the unresolved past that swirls around and inside us.
Who of us would want others to hear us as we release our inner groaning before the throne? Often what we convey around others is more like a plastic-covered superficial replica of what real prayer is all about. It is a dressed-up, Sunday-go-to-meeting counterfeit that is impressive, but completely inconsequential!

Your calling

What is He calling you to do? What is He prompting deep within your heart?
I admonish you, woman of God, to press in to Jesus. Seek the one who watches over you and loves you with an eternal love. As He opens divine doors and unique opportunities, take hold and allow Him to put His Word in your mouth and use you to encourage, exhort and minister to others.
Take your position in the army of God and get ready to embark on a unique and incredible journey. Your destiny is calling you by name. You are needed to fulfill the end-time mandate.

Success

Success is success only because it relates to struggle. If it were easy, anybody could do it. How can you have victory without conflict? To receive something without struggle lessens its personal value. God rewards the diligent who, through perseverance, obtain the promise. There is no way to receive what God has for your life without fighting the obstacles that block your way. In fact, people who procrastinate do so because they are desperately trying to find a way to reach the goal without going through the struggle.Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on the take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (KJV)