Benefits of PrePlanning

Now I would like to touch on a topic that some may not wish to hear about, I’m speaking of PrePlanning what your wishes are when when you are unable to care for yourself.

What I’m sharing here is from my experience of helping a dear friend as she moves forward from living independently to a hospital.

For the past two years, I have been speaking to my friend about making arrangements for her care when she isn’t able to care for herself. She kept putting it off as well as appointing a power of attorney, making a health directive and will. I will say, that I wasn’t the only one speaking to her of these issues.

I want to mention that at the beginning of May 2021, she was reported for driving way to slow and a danger to others on the road. She arrived for testing with a person on either side of her as well as a walker. She lost her license.

Now we are two years later at the end of May 2021 and she fell in her apartment and wasn’t able to get up. Luckily a friend checked on her and called for an ambulance.

She is now in week four of her hospital stay. Now everything is moving fast, and everything is overwhelming for her. Everyone asking her to make decisions, finding a care facility and many other financial decisions.

What most don’t realize by putting off these decisions, they are leaving their loved ones with no instruction of their wishes and making it difficult if there is more than one loved one who wishes to be included in the planning, or in my case it has been and continues to be difficult with everyone calling wanting things done which I’m not able to do as there is no power of attorney in place. So everyone is working around me which leaves me not knowing who is doing what and why. When asking my friend she doesn’t remember what has been said, because she is overwhelmed and her life is so unsure and she is scared.

It is during these times that it is important to breathe, remember to be kind, and loving. Set up boundaries and stick to them. To call on a higher power and pray for guidance and support. A strong foundation of faith is so needed and precious at this time.

The one thing I must say is that this is an emotional time for all, so treat each other with love and patience. Remember things still need to be done and moving forward.

For me it took being stern with my friend to get her to start the paperwork for power of attorney and the other paperwork. Believe me it hurt my heart to speak to her in that way but I needed her to decide what she wanted to take place.

One thing I will say is that too many hands in the pot doesn’t make the load easier in my experience. That is why a power of attorney is so important. That one person speaks for their loved one, when they are not able. Plus the benefit is it gives the hospital personnel, care facility and others one person to speak to who can make decisions on behalf of their loved one and follow their wishes. This becomes so difficult without the paperwork as I have found out. I still have not been able to speak to a doctor about what happened and what she needs for care.

So take time to have this discussion and do the follow through work. Once all is complete then enjoy the time with your loved ones. Having the difficult conversation now will make the changes so much easier, they will flow with ease and grace. Remember to include funeral arrangements, music and bible verses. It will be difficult but less stressful for all to have it all planned then to do it on the fly when you should be focused on your loved one. God Bless

Blessings and Love, Delores

Kindness and Patience

In this day of hussle and bussle, we need to be more aware of the words we use. Words have amazing power, they can support and lift someone up or they can hurt and bring them down. We are meant to be supportive and uplifting!

Yes, our lives can seem very busy, but are they really? Do we fill our days with so much for our well being or to serve what others expect?

I was reminded a while back that the only ones I serve are I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua. In doing so, my life has become less complicated and much fuller. We need to make the choice!

I made my choice when I was young to always serve I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua.

I’m going to be honest here! Patience is a work in progress with me, I am better at it then I was. I still need to work at it. It has taken work to be patient with others at times, what I found that works for me is to stop, breathe, and listen before I speak. Don’t get me wrong here, at times I still get frustrated with others and myself. But I stop, breathe, listen again then speak. I have to say, I have been doing that more again lately.

KJV scripture: Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorities, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we serve the Lord.

People come into our life for a reason, I believe this. It maybe to help them, or a lesson to be learned. No matter the reason send love and kindness, be compassionate and work your patience.

You have no idea what the person is going through or has gone through.

Love heals all! ♥️

Don’t forget to pray over the person, situation, and ask for insight/ guidance so you may better help.

Remember all you need to do is pray and ask Him to come into your life and He will. Then let Him do His will for your life, it will be awesome. Remember to show gratitude! God Bless

Blessings and Love, Delores

Life is Fleeting

Are you happy?
Are you enjoying each day or are you just getting through it?

Life is passing by!
We need to sit down, pray and ask I AM THAT I AM/God/Spirit/Source/Universe for guidance.
Do what makes you happy and work at a career that brings you joy that and fills your heart.

I learned this lesson a few years ago, when my husband went in for day surgery and ended up in ICU for eight week, non responsive and on a breathalyzer. Our lives changed that day. I basically moved into his hospital room. I slept a few hours each night and prayed. He woke at the end of eight weeks and was moved to our local hospital and was released a couple of weeks later. The day he came back/woke was the most precious moment.

I realized through that time my prioritizes needed to change. I was focused on paying bills and making a living that the most important things God, family and friends were being put on the side lines. I sat in silence and prayed for guidance and a new career that of course paid our bills but more importantly filled my heart and soul. Also that it also brought me joy. I AM THAT I AM has blessed me with such a career as a care giver. I have met the most amazing souls/people. It brings me great joy to help others in their time of need.

I am over joyed to say my husband has healed and is living a full life. We are grateful and blessed to be together.

Don’t just get through your day or life. It is meant to be lived in joy, with love and fun! Enjoy each moment of every day with your loved ones while they are here. Life is precious so live it fully. Be spontaneous, go and do something just because you would like too! Dance under the stars, sing as loud as you want, do all the things that make you happy and do it with the ones you love.

Leave nothing unsaid, life is fleeting, say what you mean/feel from the heart and with love always.

Most importantly remember your Higher Power/God/IAMTHATIASM/Spirit/Divine/Source/Universe and include Him in your daily life. Give thanks to Him for all He does for you and your loved ones.

Really live the life that I AM THAT I AM has planned for you. Ask Him to guide your steps and know in your heart it is being done, because it is. God Bless

Blessings and Love,
Delores

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Kindness

What is the cost of kindness?

I recently purchased a cup of coffee for someone and the reaction of the person was so heartfelt that it has me writing about acts of kindness.

Acts of kindness need not cost a thing! It could be as simple as a cup of coffee or even better, listening to someone who needs to be heard.

In this time of change and people not being able to see others as they did, a kindness could be a call to see how someone is doing and letting them know they are thought of and loved.

Yes, we tend to be busy with our lives but it only takes a few moments of our time to make someone feel loved and important. There are many people who have no one and would appreciate a check in, think of your neighbor, young or elderly. When was the last time you saw an elderly neighbor? Have you made an effort to check on them? Do they need help or groceries? It is important to check on them, someday you may wish someone would be willing to check on you.

KJV Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

I believe the bible verse above says it all!

Be kind to everyone. God Bless

Blessings and Love, Delores

Feeling Hopeful

Today while I was out and about, I was witness to something I haven’t seen since I was a young girl. It brought me such pleasure to see a couple at a restaurant together chatting not on their cellphones.

But what really filled my heart and soul happened after their meal was served. They reached for each other’s hand and bowed their heads in prayer. The sight and feeling of being witness to the knowledge that I AM THAT I AM/God is still present within us, was so powerful. It strengthened my faith that we are reaching out to Him in ways that I am sure are pleasing to Him.

It also helped me realize that I need to step up and do what I am being asked to do. I AM THAT I AM/God wants us to remember Him and reach out to Him. I am so grateful for being witness to prayer today in a restaurant. What a gift to behold.

Take time and reach out to Him and know He is waiting to hear from you. God Bless 🙏

Blessings and Love, Delores

My Experiences with Jesus

My journey with Jesus started when I was much younger. I remember receiving a picture of Him when I received my First Holy Communion. Yes, I was raised Catholic and I also still have the picture.

My faith has a strong foundation. I have always believed and trusted in God and Jesus. I believe in Their love for us.

My journey began with prayer. I prayed for others and myself when I felt the need, when I felt hurt, upset or scared.

Whatever the reason you reach out to God or Jesus, just know They are there for you. So reach out and ask for Their guidance.

Prayers are always answered but remember they may not be answered in the way you wish. They are always answered for the higher good.

My relationship with Jesus is awesome and continually changing and growing. He is my best friend and confidant. I speak to Him and God multiple times a day. I can not see myself without either of Them.

Who do you reach out to? Do you trust Him/ Her/Them with all your heart?

I trust God and Jesus with my very being. I believe in Them for everything.

My journey is continuing with Them both. I will continue to enjoy my journey and spread love as Jesus did and does.

God Bless and enjoy your journey! 🙏

Blessings and Love, Delores

Focus on Love

Today on this sunny and windy day, I was reminded of the saying: “Stop and smell the roses.” 🌹

In our ever busy schedules it is important to take time to just be. By this I mean relax, meditate or even just to sit in silence. We all need to reconnect with I AM THAT I AM/ God/Source/Universe and Yeshua/Jesus.

This was brought home to me so clearly with the COVID lock downs. Everyone at one time or another was feeling lost, alone, and scared. I felt I was an observer as I watched and listened to others. I will not say that fear didn’t sneak in on me by times, but I also knew that I was/is safe as was/is my family. I put my faith in I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua. I prayed and gave thanks for all the things we have, if you will the simple pleasures. A roof over our heads, food on the table, a job of service to others and the love and support of my family and friends.

In this time of change, we need to focus on what’s important, LOVE. ♥️ We all receive the unconditional love of I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua.

Do we spread unconditional love? Do we say we love someone then speak poorly of them behind their back? How do you think that makes I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua feel, when this takes place?

Yeshua loves all no matter what we have done. Reach out to Him and ask for forgiveness and treat others as you wish to be treated with love, respect, compassion and kindness.

One small act of kindness will blossom and grow in amazing ways. Give it a try, you will be surprised. God Bless

Blessings and Love, Delores

Spring

What does spring have in store for you? Are you waiting for signs or someone to guide you? Are you struggling to move out of your own way? Are there naysayers around you? Are you listening to them or to your own soul?

The above questions are for you to ponder!

Spring is a time for new beginnings, renewal and setting intentions. This is a wonderful time to sit with a journal and pen and write down your desires, dreams and hopes for your life and to ask I AM THAT I AM/God and Yeshua/Jesus to guide you and ask for THEIR willingness to help you achieve them for your higher good. Then let it flow and come to you in the form that is best for all. Remember to believe it is so and so shall it be.

We all have a purpose here and I believe it is to love and spread love unconditionally. To let love flow from your heart/soul out to the heart/soul of others.

My hope is that you will take the time to sit in silence and call upon I AM THAT I AM/God and Yeshua/Jesus to guide your thoughts and write them in your journal and remember to date the top of the page/pages. You will be amazed at how THEY will work in your life.

I have been blessed and experienced THEiR will for my life. It has changed so much. Trust, Hope and have Faith in I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua. I do and I’m grateful for THEIR presence in my life and heart. God Bless 🙏

Blessings and Love, Delores

Love and Grief

Love has many meanings and feelings to us. Love can be intense, emotional, comforting and even grounding. It all depends on the kind of relationship and the person/people who are experiencing the love.

I have recently experienced the love of friendship in a kindred soul. Also with this kindred soul I have experienced the grief that comes when their body passes and their soul moves on. This past week has been an emotional one. The feelings seem to come up so suddenly.

While I was at the office turning in my paperwork on my dear friend and client. For those who may not know I am a home care provider. It has been and emotional day with doing the finalizing of paperwork. It also was a bit of light in my day as I shared pictures and a few stories about my friend.

Grief is something we all have to work through at one time or other in our life. For some of us it happens more often than for others. We all work through it differently, some by staying busy, or in silence alone. Still others have other ways I’m sure to work through and move forward each day.

I am the type of person who needs quite time alone to pray, to go through some memories, cry if I need and ask I AM THAT I AM to help guide my friend home and to help family and friends to heal and move forward. What ever you need to do to move forward know that its right for you. We all need to do what eases our hearts so that we start the healing process.

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For me praying and trusting in I AM THAT I AM and Yeshua to help in my time of need is so important to me. To know that my prayers are heard and answered brings me great comfort.

Remember to include who you believe in, it will help in ways you may not realize.

As love take time to grown so does grief take time to ease in our heart. Take all the time you need, and remember you are never alone. God Bless

Blessings and Love,
Delores

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God’s Love continued

Do you feel the love of I AM THAT I AM/God within your heart? You also feel Yeshua/Jesus’ love there as well. It is strong and steady. It’s like when you know something and can’t explain how you know, you just do!

HIS love is all encompassing and peaceful.

Have you ever worried so much then noticed that you don’t worry and are peaceful within yourself? That is I AM THAT I AM/God bringing peace to your heart. We always hear or have been told to surrender all to I AM THAT I AM/God.

KJV Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what (is) that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God/I AM THAT I AM.

I AM THAT I AM/God and Yeshua/Jesus are always listening to us and They answer always but maybe not in the way we expect. Their way is always for the highest good of all. Trust in Them with all your heart and you will never be disappointed. Believe and it shall be so.

Please understand that I AM THAT I AM/God is not all sunshine and roses, He is also a vengeful God as the Bible says but to those who don’t follow His guidance.

We need a world full of Love, Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness. I’m sure it saddens I AM THAT I AM/God to see His world in the state its in, when He wants so much more for us.

So take time to sit in silence and listen to what your heart is saying, pray on it and ask for His guidance and be open to receive His loving words. God Bless

Blessings and Love, Delores