It’s all about your perspective…

It’s all about your perspective! What you choose to pay attention to becomes your reality. Want to harvest positivity in your life? Think positive, look for the positive, and approach each new day as a blank slate to create the positive! ✨

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A Sincere Reflection…

I feel as though something in me has broken open.

I don’t know if it’s my body beginning to heal, my sparkle coming back, an invitation from God to expand my perspective, or all of the above, but whatever it is, I can feel myself breaking open.

And it is invigorating.

This week, I found myself at the beach a lot.

As I strolled up and down my little section of the shore,
I listened to the sounds of the ocean.

I watched how the waves danced along the sand.
I followed the birds as they glided inches above the water, looking for fish.
I looked out to the sky and the clouds and the horizon ~ and somehow, it looked much bigger to me than ever before.

I’ve walked this beach many times before, but the expansiveness had never felt so profound.

And all at once, I was filled with peace, patience, goodness, purpose, wonder…
An assurance of my journey and a rush of faith now felt like a strong river flowing right through my heart.

And I became still. And submissive. And trustworthy.

I breathed it in, and it sort of felt like something in me had just… released.

After feeling so strange and almost flat for so long, once again, my insides filled with wonder.
Life began to feel open and wild and full of opportunities again.

Living with an open and spiritual heart has always been important to me, and I so check in with myself often to see if I’m where I belong.

And for the longest time, I felt different… sort of flat and closed off.
But I never stopped praying and visualizing and setting my intentions to become open once more.

And now, a door has swung open, and I am walking through it.
I feel connected. I feel stronger. I feel light.
And it feels so. good.

And with this, I say to you:

Do not lose hope. Keep setting intentions. Meditate. Pray.

Do whatever it is you do to keep your connection… and keep your perspective beyond just your own little world. It’s okay to fall into seasons where we retreat inward, but don’t get stuck there.

When we refocus our energy upward and outward, as opposed to downward and inward, that’s where the doors open.

That’s where resonance happens.

That’s where the magic lies.

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Just popping in to say…

Hey, you! Just popping in today to tell you that you are amazing and strong and resilient. ✨ Wherever you’re trying to get to, just know that you CAN (and will) get there. Even if it takes a few extra steps. Every step has a reason. ✨ Keep going, and keep your faith, in your journey and in yourself. You are doing a GREAT job. 👏

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Thoughts on My Mind

One of the hardest things about this brain injury recovery has been not being able to turn to music and singing for peace and solace.
Right now, complex music can be hard for my brain to process, songwriting is taxing and confusing, singing brings on pain, and the timing and flow of my fingers for playing the piano and guitar is still far from perfect.
The strange thing is… I find that I have to remind myself that I am a musician.
That I am a performer.
That I am a dancer.
That I flip my hair and jump up and down and put it all out there for thousands of amazing kids in auditoriums, several times a week.
YES, I actually do these things and YES, they are the things that make me come alive.
And to be totally honest,
I feel like I’m missing a big piece of me and within me there is this void.
But there’s a funny thing about voids.
They make you feel empty, but at the same time, they provide an opportunity for you to expand.
In some pretty amazing ways, in the midst of being empty, I have actually expanded.
I have expanded in hope.
I have expanded in gratitude.
I have expanded in patience.
Maybe I can’t sing or play music how my soul wants to right now.
Maybe I can’t write new shows or plan big motivational talks right now.
Maybe it’s even hard for me to feel my 100% normal self because of strange happenings in my brain right now.
But I CAN savor the expansion I have been given, and make a vow to myself that when do I get fully back up on my feet, I will never, ever take anything for granted again.
Voids are uncomfortable.
But expansions are good.
And it’s all a part of the growth and the journey and part of being a total work in progress.
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I am thankful and honored to have had Charlie Daniels speak out against bullying and show support for my anti-bullying...

Posted by Lizzie Sider on Monday, July 13, 2020

Charlie Daniels Shows Support for NHTPTRYD and Anti-Bullying

I am thankful and honored to have had Charlie Daniels speak out against bullying and show support for my anti-bullying program and the work I do through Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day. Thank you Charlie, and thank you for sharing your great life and influence with all of us!

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GROWTH

#growth ~ “Fall in love with becoming the very best version of yourself.” (Unknown)

Every new day, we have an opportunity to work on a super cool project: the project of becoming the very best versions of ourselves. In order to be able to work on that project, we have to allow ourselves to fully open up to every possibility of Growth. Growth can (and should) become our best friend. Sometimes we’ll get mad at Growth because it’ll hurt like all heck. Sometimes, we’ll love and adore Growth because we will immediately see the ways in which it’s our ally. But most of all, we must be patient. It takes a while for Growth to do its thing, and while that’s happening, we have to (genuinely) be willing to accept whatever comes across our path and interpret it as a lesson and a teacher.

Working our way to the very best version of ourselves will take patience, time and lots of revamping. The very best version of myself is not version 1. Or version 2 or 3. But if I allow Growth to be my best friend, and take the time to be my own greatest fan and encourager, the best version of myself can be me, right now: version 2468. And then, I can keep topping myself. Version 2469 will be even stronger.

Take the time to sort through what’s inside of you… and learn to love it because you love yourself, and you love working on your own journey. Take an imaginary machete and clear out what needs to be gone. Make space for new things. Good things. Your interior environment is your reality. Plant ideas, dreams, passions, and principles. Tend to them. Get down and dirty and become one with them. Becoming the very best version of yourself can become your most favorite project ever. 💪

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Lizzie x Aware Causes

For Aware Causes: “Hi! My name is Lizzie Sider and I am a singer/songwriter and bully prevention activist. Bullying is an incredibly important cause to me, because I went through it when I was in grade school. I remember being beaten down emotionally, every day, by the same group of girls… for years. It deflated my confidence. It made me question my own value. It made me feel shy and weak… and I was always a confident, happy girl! My turning point came when my dad told me to remember that “nobody has the power to ruin your day!” With time, patience and practice, I took these words to heart, and to this day, never again have I let someone else make me feel inferior without my permission. This is such a powerful concept. By letting someone else have control over how you feel, you are giving them the power. We must take our power BACK. We must hold our power so close and dear to our hearts, and never let it out of our hands again. This is the message that helped me through when I was being bullied and it helps me in my life everyday. I believe that when you realize that YOU are the only person in your life who has any say over how you feel about yourself, how you see yourself and how you believe in yourself, then YOU have unlimited potential. In addition to developing our own personal power, it is so important to be an example for others around us through being kind and supportive to those around us. And, as they say, when you see something, say something. Don’t go along with a group of people who are bullying someone else. Keep an eye out for those who may be getting bullied, and extend a hand and remove them from that situation. Be a friend. This is how we become AWARE of our own actions and surroundings. We must bring more awareness to bullying because EVERY life is valuable and NO ONE should have to feel like they are ever anything less than special!” Lizzie x Aware Causes April 20, 2020

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Create Goodness!

Times are really strange and hard right now. So let’s do our part to CREATE goodness. Smile— hourly. Be kind— to yourself and every single other soul around you. Send cards— in the mail. Check up on people— not with a text, but with an actual phone call. Let’s #CREATEGOODNESS and share it. Post a […]

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