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Happiness is free...reach out and grab it!
Success & happiness are not determined by others opinions of what you have or why, but by believing in and loving you, where you are right now! Success & happiness are waiting in the palms of your hands, so open them up, place them on your heart and smile..listen carefully to the voice you will hear as it proudly recites “I love you just the way you are”
By inspiring others, you continue to inspire yourself! Keep smiling!
Children are ingrained with learned behavior from their parents…be aware of their presence as they watch and listen intently to all you say and do!!
Choose to allow yourself the freedom to dance to the music of your own tune…imagine it…your feet tapping on the floor, your arms swaying to and fro and your heart smiling to the beat…priceless!
Live and breathe your passion and purpose…you will be consumed with love, happiness, gratitude and honor!!
It's amazing how great life can be when you believe you can make it better and then you actually DO!!! Keep smiling green!!
I believe that once you learn to love yourself, your whole body slowly begins to smile!! If you treat it right, it will keep on smiling!!!
Life Is Whatever You Make It!!
Every victorious task in life is sacred and special….a blessed moment….a triumph in disguise
Savor the sounds of clapping and cheers of joy…being proud is exhilarating…it’s the ultimate prize
You worked hard and you are ready…don’t wait…today and every day is a precious gift
Take it as a sign…go for it…choose the risk…chance it…accept the gamble….attempt the shift
Life comes in chapters and each one is just as varied as stop and go and night and day
Enjoy it and run with it…go on...get out there, choose to have fun, enjoy and play
Only God truly knows your destiny and when your day or time will come
So consider each day a magical and delicious present and be sure to savor and devour every crumb
So many of you don’t realize how quickly life can disappear…just like that…snap the fingers…gone…superfast
And before you know it…pooooof…the moment is gone…and it will instantly become your past
Be sure to rise and wake with purpose, intent, excitement….overflowing with love and smiling eyes
Embrace it fully….grab each moment…enjoy it….delight in every experience and reach for the skies
Live today as you always wished and dreamed you would….fill up on happiness and have true love in your heart
Enjoy your passion and your purpose now as this may be the day that your body and mind come apart
Your entire being is an elite reward to be cared for and treasured like a prized piece of gold
Nurture it with foods full of goodness…Live, love, laugh and smile...you’ll be healthy and happy from young to old
I adore inspiring you, motivating you and helping to make the world a healthier and blissful place
It’s my passion and my purpose…it’s a delight to see your cheeks aglow and a huge smile on your face
Raise your arms to the sky…try it…right now…reach out…sttttrrrretch……grab all that you wish for
Give it your all…make it happen…In this very second…imagine it…you truly can have it all…and more
Take a moment to stop and take a good look in the mirror….smile like crazy at the face that’s looking back at you
Tell yourself that your worth it, your beautiful, your good enough….Every statement is true
God shaped us each with unique qualities…discover your talents…choose to make the time
Take a leap of faith...today...right now...you have the ability….this moment is your prime
I share my knowledge to teach, guide and nurture…use it to take charge and focus on your pathway
Be grateful for wishes, visions and dreams….jot them down….be sure to RAWK ALIVE today
No more wasted days…go on…get out there while life is still waiting for you
Find the courage to succeed…it’s your choice…Just do it…Choose to make all your dreams come true
Can You Bring It!!
Your wish is to change…Ohhhh Yeahh!!...I know you want it…You found your way here
I hope you love green smoothies, fresh juices, yummy new recipes and you’re up off the chair
Do it…Get set for the energy, excitement and tons of joy as you face your delightful new day
Jump right in, introduce yourself, make friends, read all the transformations...It’s okay to hit play
Raw Food Rehab is a one of a kind and it’s totally the place to be
It’s open 24/7…it’s happening …it’s got tons of info…it’s totally…completely the opening key
You can view, you can blog…you can praise, vent, comment and you can get recipes galore
Visit all the rooms and the see the videos...WOW…you gotta check it out...please do not ignore
From day one when I came here, I rawked myself alive…I woke up…I exploded with glee
I’m jumping up and down now and I’m feeling so incredibly light and free
I’m taking it all in…I’ve rawked it out…All of it…Now, I’m shooting for the moon
And I’m loving it and I’m feeling it and I’m so in balance…I adore the staff and the rawkin tune
If you just got here to the hab...take some time…look around this special place
It’s got smile…it’s got happy...and it’s got a whole lotta grace
I’ve met some phenomenal people…They defy glowing…They are totally and undeniably real
Sorta like me...I love it…my skin is amazing…I’m radiating…I have zest and zeal
I love to motivate and inspire others…It’s my passion and my Mom’s legacy…I truly doooo care
I’m a huge fan of Raw…I’m happy and I write about it cuz I love it and I just want to share
If you give it the effort, quality time and you seriously believe…Go for it..Please take it to heart
Cuz you’ll be off and running…the whole community is here...they’ll be greeting you at the start
We have a Penni, a Susan, a Dara, a Debi and so many awesome rawkers…that U gotta meet
They have hearts of gold and cuz of RAW...they are totally and indisputably upbeat
They have been where you are, they are super supportive and they know what you need
They won’t disappoint you…Noooo way...That I can assure you…It’s encouraging “INDEED”
It only takes a moment to reflect…hit the pause button…look at the person staring back at you
Tell it like it is… SAY IT ALOUD…just how you’ll get there and what you plan to do
Make this moment count, you deserve to feel amazing, your worth it…take it one step at a time
Take that leap of faith...today...right now...give it your all…this moment is your prime
It’s truly about the balance and what you plan to give and get
It’s about reflecting and working and striving hard to forget
It’s a journey like no other and you’re sure to excel
I wish you happiness and success and I expect you’ll do well
These eleven week initiatives dig deep and they pull at your heart
But they bring out the best and they give you a fresh start
They’ll make you feel amazing and real and energetic…YUP…you’ll surely sense the fire
And you’ll light up…you’ll invigorate and you’ll be all that and more…You’ll truly aspire
So…Give it up for Raw Balance and make it real…Give it your all…soak it all in
The host is a delight and the cast will motivate…ohhhh yeahh…you’ll feel your whole body grin
I’m not just trying to pump you up or make you see
It’s what I believe…So give it up for who YOU truly aspire to be and who you sooo want to be
Good luck all, get your happy on…Join Raw Balance and make YOUR life happen for you!!!!
I hope the following puts a contagious smile on your gorgeous faces:
Living Life With a Smile
Life is so much happier when your smiling.
Imagine if the whole world could smile for no reason at all.
Vibrant smiles are infectious and may actually cause pleasure.
I believe that we all look better when we smile.
Now would be the perfect time to put a smile on your face.
Grin like you mean it and you’ll instantly feel happier inside.
Life “Is What It Is”...accept it...tend to it and move forward.
If you could truly love yourself....you’d be smiling for sure.
Free yourself from excess stress and try smiling instead.
Endorphins are released when you smile..tis happy hormones.
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could accept who you are right now.
If so, you’d laugh more, have a blast and totally enjoy living.
This very moment, right now...try it...smile for no reason.
Happiness on the outside makes your heart smile on the inside.
A great big smile will boost your mood in an instant.
Smiling makes you way more attractive...how cool is that!
Make the world a happier place just by the look on your face.
I am worth all the effort I put in and I no longer make excuses.
Live each day as if it were your last and enjoy the process.
Each of you deserve to be happy right now...make it possible!
Smile at everyone you see today...you will instantly feel happier and you will brighten someone’s day!
I am ME....No One Else....Just ME....Simply Being ME!!!
I finally discovered that “ME” simply being “ME” is what makes me smile
Especially when I do it with grace and beauty and oodles of style
My genuine “ME” comes alive when I’m gifting my body from the inside out
So I satiate myself with lots of happy..cuz..I know sad will surely make me pout
God designed “ME” exactly who I am for a reason so I will continue to be
I have no rules to follow..it’s about how free I am in this moment..being“ME”
I listen to others but I don’t get caught up in the hoopla or all the hearsay
It’s what I think and what I believe....I’m in love....it’s my befitting way
I truly enjoy being rich in heart..no matter my weight, finances nor my fame
It’s about being grateful for who I am...loving “ME” and never feeling any shame
Cuz what He said or She said won’t damage my psyche or churn up my batter
And I won’t allow bitter thoughts to ponder or listen to nonsense or clatter
Believe what you believe and live life as you feel you should do
Your body will guide you....It will tell you....it will at least give you a clue
If you know what your doing doesn’t suit you or just doesn’t feel right
Change it up a bit...try listening to your gut and to your own insight
Too much thinking to perfect it will stress you out and surely sabotage the plan
You’ll detour, give up and be right back where you began
Just take it slow, have fun and find the joy in knowing
That all the good you add will keep your blood rich and flowing
I see those that get wrapped up in who’s right and who’s wrong
And they forget who they are or even where they belong
So take a long honest moment and look in the mirror at you
And remind that person of your goals and what you strive to do
The day that I realized I had to make being “ME” my primary focus
I put down my magic wand and decided to defy the hocus pocus
And I took all my knowledge and every ounce of my “ME”
To sit back, put my thoughts on pause and just let my mind be free
I no longer whine or complain or let one little mistake ruin my day
My mind is happier now, I’m smiling more and I have my whole life time to play
I passionately adore writing, and my wish is for you to find your glee
And to experience what it feels like to kick back, chill and just let life be
I can’t take the words with me so I hope to inspire each and all
As I share deep from my heart and no longer silence my call
If by “ME” giving all of “ME”, encourages and shines light to even a single one
I’ll continue to transmit my thoughts to paper every day until my body is done
I eased up on my body and my mind and discovered that I like being “ME”!
Take five....chill...and enjoy the ride
Being motivated and dedicated helps to set my mind free
When I add in a little dash of focus and planning, I get a super positive me
And when life gets crazy, I pray for more ups than downs
So I can smile at my laugh lines.....and know those wrinkles aren’t from frowns
Every day I get a new chance to untangle all the knots
I don’t stress or beat myself up, NOPE don’t even bother thinking bad thoughts
I like being alive and full of energy and I need not ever pretend
Cuz I know RAW will keep me healthy....It works.....I’ll be vibrant to the end
There’s been quite a few detours and....YES.....the path has been bumpy
And I’ve tripped and I’ve fallen but I never got grumpy
Got right back up, dusted off and continued on my way
Didn’t let it faze me....WHY????...Wouldn’t it be silly had I let it ruin my day?
Don’t have any rules, Do what feels right and gets me in my happy zone
If it’s working, I can sit back, enjoy the ride and just keep making it my own
I’m a biker and a runner and I have a whole new visual of the future me
And as long as I keep moving...I’ll get there...I know it...I can’t wait to see!!
I’m far from perfect but I’m the one who calls the shots in this game
I wake & I choose to play, I’m already winning, there’s no room for shame
This is the best choice for my body..Uncovering a priceless hidden treasure
Every layer I peel is like an organic high, it’s natural and it’s truly a pleasure!!!
I want to do this and I want to be proud
I have to do this and join the crowd
I’m in a funk and I have to get past it
I will do this, I’ll get healthy and fit
I’ve done it before and I will do it again
It’s not about how, it’s that I know I can
I have all the resources and I know what to do
Just have to do it and follow through
No more excuses and no more junk
Good whole foods to bring back my spunk
I want to feel good and smile at me
And to love what I am and all that I see
Can’t wait for that glow on my face to shine
And see the whites of my eyes, cuz that’s a sure sign
But when I can smell something from a mile away
I’ll know I am really doing this, things will be okay
One step at a time and each day fresh and new
I’ll be so full of energy and no longer blue
Making the inside clean and fresh as can be
So that the outside shines and shows the real me
Just gotta get this right and no longer fall
Cuz, I’m totally ready to do this....once and for all
Can’t wait to look younger and feel good too
I’m doing this for me, cuz its way overdue
LOVE MY RAWKIN LIFE
Day five and I am on my way
Feeling good and ready to play
Juice and smoothies to fuel the desire
So much energy....my body’s on fire
Keeping it simple and easy for me
Nothing to think about...just wake and be
Eczema is gone already...who woulda thunk it??
But the proof is in the green and I love to admit
This is the life and its what works for sure
I will keep going and I will passionately endure
Because the bonus in the end is what its about
A life of health and happiness and no more doubt
I’ve tried this a few times and I know the drill
I must go easy on the fats cuz they betray my will
They stir up the cravings and they detour my mind
But my eyes are wide open and I’m no longer blind
Now if I can only keep it going and follow my plan
I have to and I want to and I know I can..yeah baby..I CAN
The smile on my face is getting wider by the day
And nothing will stop me or get in my way
Keeping a positive outlook and treating my body like gold
I’ll never give up creating my beautiful mold
I am my best gift that I’ll always have to treasure forever
So I can live, laugh and love till I’m happy, old and clever
Don’t anyone try to tell me I can’t do this!!!!!!!!!
I am almost halfway back up the hill and it feels soooo good
I’m eating lovely fruits and veggies like I knew I should
I’m back to biking and running and I’m soooo loving it all
I’m in sync, oh yeah....I’m rawkin the house and having a ball
I’m doing it baby.....I’m gonna climb and climb until I jump right over that hill
Ain’t nothing stopping me, I have the belief and the will
I can see it and I can feel it and I’ve once again found my way
I had no doubt I would wake up..never stopped hoping..It’s why I pray and pray
Been doing this for years and I know what it takes
I have the desire and the gusto......so I chose to ante up the stakes
No more excuses or whining or thinking lazy thoughts
I’m in for the long haul..I’m worth it....there aren’t any nots
I’ve been waking in the morning feeling like I could fly
Those yummy green smoothies.......YUP....they make me giddy and high
They fill me up, yet I feel so much lighter...kinda like...like...I’m floating on air
And I’m giving this shout out to all my new friends and to a whole lotta prayer
You all helped me push harder and I got over that hump
I’m so glad I came here....you lifted me right up...right up off my rump
This past winter brought me down but I’m now shining clear and bright
And I’m ready to kick butt and I will fight the fight
Joining the vault makes me work harder and I want to feel my best
It helped to wake me up and focus and know that I will be who I was blessed
Wouldn’t it be silly and crazy to even think of stopping or attempting to quit
Since you only get one body..make it happen..be healthy, happy and fit
Lets give it our best shot cuz we are worth it you’ll see
You will be laughing and smiling and content as can be
I know for a fact cuz I have seen it and felt it and I’m living proof
Trust and believe your worth...Oh, yes....get up and let’s vault over that roof!!!
Simply Being Me
I used to be a total stress case and over worked my mind
Thought I had to be perfect, and I never let my thoughts unwind
I’d get so jumbled and confused and lost in my thinking
Till one day my life was put in front of me, flashing and blinking
I always believed that I had to be the best Boss, Mom and Wife
Which meant performing at a level that caused me constant strife
Thought I had to achieve all that my parents had spoken
Even though I was beat up and tired and twisted and broken
I hated my job and the commute and all the chaos around me
It wasn’t what I had wished for.....nor had planned to be
My tiny little children were like robots trying to keep in the race
And I kept telling them to go faster, faster...but they couldn’t master my pace
My friend made a video and had me sit still and watch with both eyes
And then she asked me why I hurry so and what was the grand prize
There I was in my speedy motion ..rushing my children through life way too fast
I was taking away their magic and wonder of each memory and moment past
I cried, and I hugged her and I thanked her for making me stop and totally see
That my kids deserved to experience true living and what its like to play free
So, I walked away from my job and I never once looked back
I was going to live the dream of my authentic life..YO baby, I was back on track
Every single day I was driven to succeed....It’s all I knew to get me ahead
WOW, was I ecstatic when I realized I had been completely misled
I didn’t need more money or fame or stuff to make me smile
I just needed to slow down, enjoy being “MOM” and take it all in for a while
That first day home was a precious and powerful lift
Playing and laughing with my kids..priceless..every day since, has been a gift
Learning what makes their spirits smile gives me such satisfaction and glee
Never will I sacrifice happiness for chaos....nope not ever....I’m now free to be
I have an amazing family that God has blessed just for me
We live a peaceful, simple life filled with memories and days of carefree
Liking the reflection smiling back at me..YUP..better than that ugly old frown
I laugh out loud now when I remember that crazy girl who never slowed down
Me being simple is simply being me
And I totally like me
Love and live every single moment as if you were being filmed..It will magically change you!!
The Final Stretch
Okay it’s the final stretch and we are almost there
Are you drinking your smoothies and up off the chair
Get ready for excitement and something super special for Friday
Yup, She’s a working like crazy and there’s no time for play
This RFR place it’s a one of a kind and it’s totally the place to be
It’s like 24/7 and it’s happening and it’s totally and completely free
You can talk, and you can blog and even vent and get recipes galore
And the rooms and the videos...WOW..ck it out...please do not ignore
Since I came here, I woke up and have exploded with glee
And I’m jumping up and down and feeling so incredibly light and free
Taking it all in and it’s good and I’m shooting for the moon
And I’m loving it and I’m feeling it and I’m so in tune
If you just got here...take some time and look around this place
It’s got smile it’s got happy...and it’s got a whole lotta grace
Met so many friends and people that are glowing for real
Sorta like me...My skin is amazing and I have zest and zeal
I know I should be sleeping but what do I care
I’m Raw and I’m happy and I just want to share
Cuz if you give it some time and you really take it to heart
You’ll be off and running and I’ll meet you at the start
We have a Penni and a Susan that you so want to meet
They have hearts of gold and cuz of RAW...they are totally upbeat
They have been where you are and they know what you need
And they won’t disappoint that I can assure you indeed
Take a moment and stop and look in the mirror at you
Tell that person what you can be and what you plan to do
Make this moment count and take one step at a time
Take that leap of faith...today..right now...as this is your prime
Good luck all and find your happy and make life happen for you!!!!
It’s totally about playing the U game.....
Life is a test of will and we continuously try to master it day after day after day
We know we need to believe in ourselves, trust the process and to always hope and pray
We agree that eating RAW and living food is a true gift for the mind, heart and soul
But winning the combo of vibrancy and health...WHOAH!!...what will it take to get U to goal?
What do U need to change and how will U get the results U are wishing for??
First start by cleaning up your diet..trust me..you’ll be awake and alive and begging for more
Then move on to your mind and focus on how to beat and win at that crazy negativity game
Look in the mirror and find the positives..STOP THE ABUSE NOW..no more shame and blame
Every day is a battle with our insane endless thoughts and the actions that defeat
As we age, our hormones go crazy...they leave us wavering and no longer soooo upbeat
So U try every idea always hoping for the best....totally expecting miracles and immediate results
Instead U start to rebel.....U have thoughts of failure......and U continue with the insults
If U knew that being positive would have an advantage....and you’d be screaming “SUCCESS”
U would immediately change your mentality.....U would no longer obsess
Don’t let your mind over power or judge...NO WAY...never, ever allow it to fill U with lies
When U think of failure, you’ll surely falter..YUP..U’D B furgettin..furgettin bout that prize!
But....just think of the peace U would gain if U persevered and U followed the plan
If U believed U could master it....and U began to recite the words.....”I CAN, I CAN”
U’D worry less about winning or losing.....U’D B ECSTATIC....U’D B controlling the game
Just imagine that feeling of true success...with a life of wonder and no more shame
If I can do this so can U...Go on...Get out there....make it happen....DO IT..get your happy on!!!!
~Darlene Knight 10/21/10