I forgot to post here that I uploaded another YouTube video last Wednesday, New Year Day. Here is the link! ❤
Today “Mississippi’s Best Emerging Poets 2019: An Anthology” was published by Z Publishing. My poem is first in the Inspiration section! 🙂 Please check it out. If you would like to purchase a copy, please use my referral link below so that I receive credit. I greatly appreciate it! Thank you as always! ❤
I would like to sincerely apologize for my recent absence for which I have no valid excuse. I suppose I have been lacking motivation. But, what does that even mean? It means I’ve been lazy. & for that I would like to apologize to my readers. Please accept my apology, & let’s move forward!
Today I was bestowed the great honor of having one of my poems selected for publishing! Z Publishing House will be printing my poem “Positivity is a Virus” in their Emerging Poets of 2019 series. You can find it in the Mississippi edition available December 7th. I received a draft of the book tonight & I was elated to find that my poem was FIRST in the “Inspiration” category. I am ecstatic for this opportunity & hope everyone goes out & purchases a copy!
Thank you to my loyal followers & anyone who just happened upon this page by chance. I hope you too will find my writing captivating enough to stick around. Only up from here! ❤
You can purchase the book at ZPublishingHouse.com
New venture in the works! I have been told numerous times lately that reading is going out of style. People are reading less & listening/watching more. Kimily’s Korner will be a continuation of my blog’s “Inspiration” page in the form of a vlog/podcast. I will be focusing on positivity, motivation, & inspiration. I believe a healthy mindset cultivates a happy life & I am hoping to help people with that. Below is the link to my first (intro) YouTube video. It is short & sweet. I look forward to exploring these new forms of media & encourage you to follow my journey! ❤
I work at a private, faith based hospital & I really liked our morning devotional today. I enjoyed it so much that I looked it up once I got home. In short, the devotional said,
“Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no over draft. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with $86,400 seconds for the day.”
A speaker I heard later in the morning discussed the importance of hard work. She stated that she was not born with any specific advantages, no silver spoons, or downright natural brilliance. She claimed she had to study five times as hard as the rest of her classmates, but she was determined to succeed & so she did exactly that. This trained her to work hard, & by doing so she has now far surpassed her peers in her career. When we use the time we are given wisely, we can accomplish great things!
There is no denying hard work isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do it with a positive attitude. I’m sure you regularly hear cliche phrases like “your attitude determines your altitude.” As usual, I believe the quotes I mention hold truth & value or I wouldn’t waste my time repeating them. Attitude really does play such an important role in your life. To further expand on this I would like to touch on another idea the speaker gave me today. This being that the more positive your attitude is, the higher (altitude) you will achieve, & as she told us today, the air is better up there. Don’t waste your time disgruntled & complaining constantly. That will only bring you & those around you down, leaving you stuck in the poor quality air.
Attitude is a CHOICE, as I have discussed so many times before! When you choose to be happy, when you choose to stay calm when faced with anger, when you choose not to let the negativity or laziness of others bring you down, you are only helping yourself & those around you. When you see others slacking, do not be afraid to step in & lend a helping hand. Don’t waste any one of those 86,400 seconds in a day. Use them to make a positive impact. Whether that is covering someone’s shift, teaching your 97 year old grandmother how to send a text, doing someone else’s chores at home or tasks at work, or something as simple as providing a warm greeting to every person you come into contact with—you never know how much making someone smile, even if just for a second, can affect them. Ripples will spread. The more you do for others, typically the more willing they are to offer you assistance in return. The harder you work, the more people will take notice. The less negativity you put out, the more positive response you will receive. So WORK HARD, & do it JOYOUSLY. ❤
Today I struggled with picking a topic to write on as I was scrolling through memes & quotes I have saved over time. Many caught my eye & tugged at my heartstrings, longing to be elaborated on. But for some reason I decided to go with this quote:
“Nothing in nature lives for itself.
Rivers don’t drink their own water.
Trees don’t eat their own fruit.
The sun doesn’t shine for itself.
A flower’s fragrance is not for itself.
Living for each other is the rule of nature.”
It is often the ambition of people to satisfy their own wants & needs. This is, as many things, inherent human nature. But, what gratification truly comes from this? Sure, it is easy to be selfish, & we know ourselves better than anyone else, so we know how to get what we want. But, how long does this feeling last? Sometimes we focus so much on getting what we want we waste precious time that could be better spent focused on others. How simple is it to listen to someone, to ask how their day is going, or to simply spread a smile. I have talked many times about how contagious a smile can be. I truly believe this to be a fact. Bringing joy to someone else will only bounce off them & reflect back to you making you happy too. We believe we know what is best for us so we venture out to find it, not realizing how much energy is wasted trying to achieve ultimate perfection, by way of accomplishing goals, purchasing material goods, or seeking life’s highs. Again, as I have discussed before, we will never attain our idea of perfection. Once we achieve or posses one thing we wanted, we will immediately seek more. It is a never ending, vicious cycle. Live selflessly & you will find more peace than when you work only to gratify yourself.
As Mufasa once said, “we are all connected in the great circle of life.” Everyone has something to contribute. There are farmers who provide the food, seamstresses & tailors who clothe us, performers who entertain us, government officials who work to organize chaos, military members who strive to protect us & our freedoms, construction workers who provide us shelter, & the list goes on. Each person has a role & when we accept that & become grateful for our differences, we learn to respect one another. You too have a gift, & someone somewhere is in need of what you provide. So do not hoard what you have to offer, share it with the world. The planet, the humans, animals, environment. You couldn’t survive without the sacrifice of someone else, so give back in any way you can & you will be granted a place in which you thrive. It is easier to be satisfied when we are putting out what we already have rather than trying to force ourselves to gain power, which is not rightly ours. Be who you are & let that be enough. Your presence is needed, is desired, & will not go unnoticed. Do not fear missing out or feeling under appreciated. Know that you are all this world needs to go round.
I will sum all this up with a repost of a poem I wrote about how contagious positivity is. “Positivity is a virus… Be positive, spread your light.” It is as simple as that. Your smile may be for someone else in the moment, but they will pass it on & it will continue to go around until it eventually returns to you. Live for others & so they shall live for you. We all need each other. ❤
“Positivity is a virus
You can easily transmit
It’s highly contagious
Don’t fear spreading it
You infect one life
& so they affect others
Thus a ripple begins
Which this world, it smothers
Waves traveling forward
Across oceans, across land
From one soul to the next
’Til together we all stand
Sick with this virus
Mutated into those
Who love one another
Whose hearts have been transposed
Each frozen thought thawed
Every mind opened wide
So that we can all see
The beauty held inside
There will be no more heartache
No tears shed from wet eyes
No pain, only joy
Sunshine & butterflies
Smiles on every face
Arms open wide
Conflicts set aside
Who knows how far
Your ripple will go?
The world is a sphere
So in circles it flows
Disease is the answer
Like zombies we unite
Don’t cower in the darkness
Be positive, spread your light” ~Kimily Trehern
For those who work a typical Monday-Friday job, you are likely finishing up your first day of the business week. I hope it went well! But, if not, don’t stress. There is always tomorrow. You don’t have to wait for next week, next month, or even the new year to get a fresh start. Make that change now! Don’t waste time dwelling on what has already occurred. The past cannot be changed no matter how hard you try. So get up, brush it off, go for a walk, get your blood pumping & clear your mind. Focus on where to go from here. What is your next move?
I once heard that judgement is an unnecessary evil, & you don’t need to blame yourself. Just focus your energy into something positive, into your goals. Take an inventory of your body, how things feel, your hurts & pains. But know that what you observe is neither right nor wrong. Be kind to yourself, as you would be to a child. This kindness is important. Respect yourself & your body, & know that thoughts & sensations, even of pain, aren’t permanent. Acknowledge anything felt in your body or mind & choose to honor yourself in its presence. Perhaps you find an area of muscle tension, give it a gentle massage. You may find sadness, accept that it is okay to not be okay. Perfection is merely an relative term to describe a state of being that will forever remain out of reach to each individual due to it’s imaginary construct in the mind of said individual. In other words, the definition of “perfection” varies person to person, & by reaching one person’s idea of perfection does not bring satisfaction knowing that in your own mind there are still things you lack to be considered perfect in your own eyes. Thus, true perfection is eternally unattainable. Keeping this in mind, accept who you are, make peace with your flaws. Perhaps you had a spectacular day! Keep fueling that fire of positivity with gratitude. Be grateful you had a satisfactory day, because not every day is going to feel so. Take a moment to enjoy where you are at, & reflect on what factors contributed to today being so great. Try to hold on to those concepts & continue to implement them whenever possible to increase the chances of repetitive success.
Wherever you fall on the spectrum today, know that it is not forever. Time is fleeting. I wish everyone had a great day every day, but such is not life. Life, as we all know, is a rollercoaster. You just have to learn to appreciate the dips & sharp turns as much as the rest of the ride, for all together the ride is life. ❤