This is one of the dresses I scored in #KeyWest one shop had it for $69, and I love it cuz the flag and supporting our country 😊 but waited and a few shops later I got it on clearance for $5!!!!! So then I got just a few more too! Lol I absolutely love pretty sundresses for the summer. Of course I still have my #MichaelKohrs sandals on, they just go with everything 😀 Today is on ship day, so we are getting our steps in walking the decks! Also some pics here from one of the shows we saw that night with #JimmyHopper from #LasVegas
I chose to do a cruise for my 50th birthday, I invited several widows, plus other friends….We ended up w 4 widows and 2 other lady friends for 6 for fun on a wonderful girls trip!
The next few posts I will tell you about some of our adventures!
Comment what you have done on your cruises and how you made them fun and your best tips!
They are spoiling me on the #RoyalCaribbean #BrillianceOfTheSeas
Dress up night!
I’m wearing a green dress by #Venus
Has a short satin dress under and then a sheer w gold sparkles over it, and my black #NineWest stilettos 👠
#BeachLife #LifeIsBetterByTheWater #BeachGirl #TravelGirl #CruisePrincess #BayBabe #HotPinkPrincess
Who wants to sail away with me? 😊😁
I have on one of my favorite VENUS animal print sundresses, I love the high low look. I brought my peach stilettos, but decided my #MichaelKohrs black and gold flip flops were a better choice for this rockin’ day on the ship w the weather lol
#BeachLife #LifeIsBetterByTheWater #BeachGirl #TravelGirl#CruisePrincess #BayBabe #HotPinkPrincess #Venus
Onion rings and Fried shrimp at Margaritaville
Got a key lime pie frozen on a stick w chocolate covering 🙂 yummmm
Thank goodness we are doing lots of walking!
Back on the ship and dinnertime 😊
French onion soup, coconut shrimp, bacon creamy pasta, creme brûlée, sugar free strawberry and kiwi desert, and then they brought me chocolate cake w a candle and sang to me!
Our waiter joined in for one pic! Lol
Then pictures at the ventriliquist show we went to that night!
Pearl and diamond necklace and earrings one of my friends got me for my birthday 🙂
One of our towel animals our steward made for us!
Cheers!!! Getting served while you relax by the pool nice!!!! Yummy pina coladas – mine’s virgin lol 😃
I forgot my cup, so got a new one on the way to the ship – #GoodVibesOnly 🙂
All aboard! Ready to board this ship for a fun filled week w friends!
So many pretty couches and pillows ☺️
Cruisin’ princess or I wear the crown? 😊
Today I’ve got one of my favorite Tommy Hilfiger dresses on.
I love the black and white color block with a gorgeous shade of deep purple at the bottom.
My shoes I grabbed a few weeks ago on sale by Style&co the purple is an exact match, the platform gives me a little more height, haha! And I absolutely love the sparkle on them 😊
“Be prepared to find blessings coming to you from situations and circumstances which may at first appear to be the opposite.
Learn to look for the blessing.”
I have been coaching, training, and speaking at events all over the world the last 15 years. Much moreso the last 6 years. It is amazing the many tragic events that have come thru my life, where I have thought, for a moment, “Why God, Why Me? Why not _____? You picked the wrong person, I am not this strong”…..
And through that, staying close to God, praying and questioning Him *many* times (I promise! I ask, fight, argue, cry, whine! lol All the above!)
Then He will bring something in front of me, someone who needs something, a speaking engagement not for money (sometimes yes, sometimes not), but for spiritual, where I *get the opportunity to* help and be of service to others……
But it is in those moments, not that it makes it all better….
It never does……but He shows me, how, *simply me* can help someone else, and make a difference for good in *their* life. People come to me after, they text me, they private message me, they call me, they hug me, they cry with me, they tell me how they got saved, or grew closer to God……And I realize……*My Why* and why He allowed it.
It don’t take the hurt and pain away, don’t make it perfect…..but it DOES make me feel better, makes me *see* the difference I am being able to make in my *dash* while I am here on this earth.
#IAmSoBlessed #IamGrateful #IamThankful #IAmHis #IAmMakingADfiference
Relax more, worry less, and live and enjoy the moment.
I am learning to do this more and more all the time.
It is important to HUSTLE and make a difference in the world, do better for yourself and your family.
But it is ALSO just as important, if not more important, to spend TIME (=LOVE) with those you love and build those RELATIONSHIPS, because one day, money or not, those are what you will have.
Build relationships, keep that your focus, friends and family and clients and customers – when that is your focus, the business and the money will just happen……
Those *not there* don’t get it, those that FINALLY gave in, and tried it, and stuck with it – see those blessings.
Learn from those who have done it before you – listen to the wise, don’t listen to those that are not where you want to be – emotionally, spiritually, physically, financially, etc. Follow and listen to the ones that ARE where you want to be, and do what they tell you and what you see them do.
This morning, the church message was about being thankful…..and considering I co-founded our non-profit Gratitude Girls, I of all people better be thankful and grateful right? 🙂 And I am…..
But, he did say one thing, I have struggled with (we can be open, raw, and honest, right? I am a real human) The Bible says in every thing, give thanks.
I believe the bible, I know the bible is true, and I DO *try* to give thanks in *every thing*….
Although sometimes when it is worded in a certain way, it is *hard*….example *write down everything that has happened to you, good or bad or indifferent* and say “God thank you for that”…..
Example, I do not think I could or will *ever* be *able* to say
“God, thank you for taking Bryan Delk to Heaven”.
I just can’t do it.
I have learned to be thankful for the 2 years God allowed me to have him in my life, rather than be bitter at the next 20 that I don’t.
I have learned to be thankful for that happening and me being able to have the faith to move forward and speak to so many widows events, and God bring so many widows into my life and others introduce me to so many that I am able to help #WalkInTheirShoes and get closer to God, and be thankful in the process.
I have learned to be thankful that because of that, I was able to write my 2nd book #WeAllHaveChoices and became a #bestseller the day it was launched, and I am able to help and reach so many other women (and men) with that and bring them closer to the Lord.
I have learned to be thankful that through so many steps and changes the last almost 6 years, my life has changed so drastically, but for the good in so many ways, that I have felt that loving *protection* and *security* of my Heavenly Father saying to me “I am taking care of you in this area” — and that helps so many times, when I am praying in other areas I have not seen the answer yet….
So with that…..in case anyone has heard that message before, or struggled(s) in that same area as me…..Learn to be thankful and grateful in the areas that you *can* be thankful and grateful in, don’t beat yourself up in the areas that you are *not there yet* (frankly, I don’t know that I will ever be able to say that about my husband in that way – “I am thankful that he passed” — and who knows, maybe there is another way to word it…..BUT I CAN say – I am thankful, that *through* that situation, I HAVE had SO many #BLESSINGS in my life – that I am thankful and grateful for that have come to me.
Billionaire still wears the same watch he bought in 1964.
Many times, we are caught up in the moment of trying to get better and better….
It is great to want more, but it is also a limit of being smart….
A fool doesn’t just waste and blow his money cuz he has it.
I remember someone telling me about a conversation they had w someone else, this person had been to my house, and made a comment to this other person, that if I was making what I said I was, wondered why I didn’t upgrade my house.
Funny how people think….(and don’t ask you direct)
i have lots and lots of nice clothes and shoes (that is what I like to spend money on, and TIME things w my kids – we do LOTS of vacations and traveling). I drive a 85k vehicle, that is kinda nice….
My house – I ABSOLUTELY LOVE.Yes, it was made *awhile* ago, It is 2500 sq ft, so plenty what I need esp w the kids older, it is ranch style, which is my preference, and most important – my kids great grandfather built it w his own two hands, I will never ever sell it – even if I chose to move one day, it would stay in the family.
You don’t have to spend the money just cuz you made it – There has been several times in our life that Bryan and I thought we were financially pretty set, then his back surgery that didn’t go well came along w lots of bills and medical debt, and many other things….then we rose again for awhile, then had some other changes….you never know when things will happen…..invest for yourself when things are going good for those times when they won’t.
Also don’t save always and never have fun…..someone also made a comment on how many trips I go on….Yes, I am super super blessed, I get asked to speak at different events all over the world, and most times my flight/gas and my room are paid for – so many times I will take my kids, and we will stay a little extra on our own, and make a vacation out of it too. Then I do take lots of vacations and *breathers* — I work about 100 hours a week when I do work, so rather than take 2-5 hours a night watching tv that does nothing for me or my business, I will work and take extra relaxing time later, with my kids or friends that builds and nourishes my relationships in my life.
In the end – it is your life – your money – pray about it – make wise decisions, do as you wish
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