How To Live Life OutLoud A-Z “M”

by Vashte on June 4, 2013

Moments (mmm melting moments..)

Make the most –


Maturity in aspects of life (however never lose your inner child !!)

My Beautiful Mum and I

This is a photo of my beautiful Mum and I. Why would I post this picture here? Well she exemplifies to me: never lose my inner child. Look at the light in her eyes! She truly knows how to live every moment and has done her best to teach me that as well. She has just come back from traveling South East Asia ON HER OWN !!!! with what WAS to be a backpack but after it almost broke her back getting from one suburb in our town to another… she re-evaluated that plan and nicked off with her granddaughter’s suitcase ;)!! She has also just returned from a recent ‘Thelma and Louise‘ trip with her long time friend, who had never traveled overseas before. Three weeks high tailing it all around America! The towns were painted red and every nook and cranny explored! Now as I type this, we are awaiting on the arrival of ‘Tom and Jerry’– two of my many uncles from New Zealand. The three of them are setting sail for South East Asia AGAIN.. this time it looks like a 2+ month stint!! Here’s hoping they have settled all sibling rivalry as they are all about to get close up and personal once again!!

My mother  KNOWS how to make the most out of life! The proof is in the pudding. I have been given everything I ever wanted and so much more through her strength and determination to make our lives (her children) MORE THAN she was ever shown. She is the coolest person in the world to me. We have traveled to many foreign countries together- Puerto Rico; America on many occasions; Canada; around the North Island of New Zealand with some crazy loon in a campervan (oh the videos I have!!!!) ;two fabulous cruises- one through the Caribbean…the list goes on. I couldn’t imagine anyone better to travel with!! And she’s my MUM!! She has the energy of an ever- ready battery, an infectious laugh, a mischievous sense of humour, incredible wisdom and intelligence and when she walks into a room.. everyone stops and stares at the light she produces.

MOMENTS– she MAKES them. WHEREVER she is, WHOMEVER she is with. One smart cookie overflowing with life!! MAKING THE MOMENTS MELT!!!!

A quick plug for her here as I deem it necessary- every trip I have been on anywhere in the world, that has been coordinated by her has been incredible. I am heading to the Greek Islands later this year for a wedding and  she has been commissioned to coordinate our trip for us. I don’t have time, the inclination, nor the patience to research the best places, flights, quirky hotels, best rates, secret luxury locations. She has a gift for it. She can spot a winner a mile off- if you are considering a holiday why don’t you contact her and ask about her rates for planning that holiday you will never forget. I will never forget mine with her and know noone could ever have coordinated holidays with the skill to suit me as well as she did!!! Click here to say hi :)  Back to my post….

Every moment of every second of life that we live is a gift from God. Make every moment special. Occasionally I too forget to do this but, recalibrate, get back on track and refocus in on the blessing of life that is yours. Know that people every day-many people, fight for their lives through illness, war, pain and suffering, loss and so much more.

  • Be aware of the freedom in your life. Be grateful for it.
  • Be aware of the abundance in your life- it may not seem a lot right now but MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT YOU HAVE! More will come if you are aware of your blessings.
  • Be aware of the fact you do not have to fight for your life. Be grateful for that. An example – people who have lost use of, lets say, one part of their body often look at those with full use of their bodies and would give all they have to be fully functional again.  Go for a walk, go for a run. Make the most of what you are given.
  • Be aware you have all your facilities about you- and you know what? If you don’t have them all.. make the most of what you have!

I am blessed to know some AMAZING people in my life who may seem on the surface (to the world)  to be ‘less fortunate’. The world could easily brush them off but my goodness they have fight. They have spirit. They have determination. THEY are the ones who make the most of every day as opposed to some people- not you- but some people who have everything,  yet act as though the world owes them something!!! Oh woo is me… poor me.. life is so hard. Pull your head out!!!… The world owes us nothing– the world owes you nothing. WE owe it to the world to make to make SOMETHING of ourselves. We owe it to God.

It is time to Wake Up!!!

You ARE magnificent!! LOOK at you!! HEAR you!!! What is it that makes you tick??? BE the magnificence that lies dormant within- awaken YOUR own giant and start CREATING YOUR success. LOOK at you!!


  • MORE than enough.
  • More than a conqueror.
  • More than is needed.
  • More than capable.

Do not feed the ‘not good enough’ mentality. It is a big fat LIE. Jesus said you are MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. So GO BE THAT!

YOU have to speak to your mountains and move them into the water. Get them out of your way. Get out of YOUR OWN WAY!!

BELIEVE you can do it.

If you can imagine it, you can dream it and you can do it. It is NO mystery why some people live life outloud and others live in the shadows. Their choice-  your choice.

Empower yourself. Open your eyes to The TruthThe Truth will set you free. The Truth is: you are made in the image and likeness of God, the truth is you ARE more than a conqueror, the truth is you can do all things through Christ as He strengthens you.

Get out of the shadows. Stop allowing other people to dictate to you. Stop letting others tell you that you can’t; that you are not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, big enough, small enough… pfff- stop letting BULLIES tell you who you are. You are letting NOBODIES rule your life. No MAN or WOMAN can tell you who you are, nor who you will be.

Who or what rules your life?

I finally found Christ Jesus, and believe you me, I have never looked back. He is who rules my life- through love, kindness, patience, wisdom, in ALL things.

Who or what rules yours?

Other people? Mentors turned to idols? (-btw you put them there) Work/Career? The desire for power? Your own ego? Fitness and health (or your use of this facade for insecurities you think are out of control?) Your children? Fame?… the list goes on and on and on does the crisis in which these rulers create in your life. Man made- fabricated lies. If I can scratch the surface and see right through it is likely others can too.

Choose maturity in life. Choose maturity in love. Live life through your heart- through your Spirit. Discern The Truth in all things. Discern The Truth about your life. Cut the crap.Trying VERY hard to be serious! It is easy to do, once you decide. It can be a bumpy ride when you get honest with yourself, initially. But hey- how is life treating you living through lies?

You HAVE the power to speak to your mountains and make them move into the sea. You KNOW this is truth don’t you? As you read these words you feel empowered don’t you? You know you are more than a conqueror don’t know? You DO feel the power of these words – I know you do. That is why you are still reading this..

These words are not mine. The are from the Word Of God. The Christian Bible. I encourage you to get a copy and start reading in the New Testament. The Loving Word- read it with your heart, not your logical head. Empower yourself. Every moment of every second of every day is a gift- the greatest gift we are given. We learn that lesson sharply when life is taken, suddenly or slowly; or when life throws that curve ball unexpected; – please don’t be one of many people who has to experience these things before realising life is a series of moments. Make the most of every moment, in every day.

TODAY – is yours to do with what you choose. How will you spend your day TODAY?

Consider this: when was the last time you bought your husband or wife; mother and father; that good friend who is there for you at the drop of a hat…. that someone whom you love dearly but so easily take for granted-  a bunch a flowers? Or something you know they would love? How about making that today? Do something nice, something in love for the people who prop you up every single day, in every single moment, of every single second. TELL them you love them. Make each moment count.

xx Vashte xx

Biblical references:

“You are more than a conqueror through Him who loved us” Rom 8:37

“Have faith in God, if you have faith in God

And do not doubt, you can tell this mountain (your issue)

To get up and jump into the sea and it will.

Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours

If you have faith.” Mark 11:22

“..if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain ( your issue), ‘Move from here to there”, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.’ Matt 17:20

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Vashte June 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Thank you for the great recommendation Vashte! I love your posts and I love you! XX


Jaci Byrne June 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Having known your mum since ’98, I can honestly say that I’m not surprised to read this post Vashte. Maxine is an inspiration to all women but her kids have always come first and it has obvioulsy paid off in you as you are now becoming an inspiration to others. Once again, wonderful to read your uplifting post. Keep up the good work. XX


Vashte June 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

HI Jaci! She is an amazing lady and my words do not reflect how inspiring she is, nor has been in my life. And she only continues to grow in this arena! I wouldn’t even HAVE a blog if it wasn’t for her skills, along with her friend Helen. Getting this off the ground has been entirely up to them, and a few other experts. Amazing wonderful lady xx Thankyou for your kind words!


Liz Kennedy June 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Hi Vashte, Have just read your wonderful piece, truly beautiful!!
Your dear Mum and my dear friend Maxine since 1977 truly is an amazing, warm-hearted, independent, trustworthy, positive, intelligent woman, with a wicked sense of humour and a great sense of fun!! I have always had the greatest respect for her, and it is certainly true “that she lights up a room when she enters.”She felt like my very own personal tour guide on our wonderful 3 week adventure around the US of A, and to anyone reading this, I would totally recommend her services and knowledge in organising an itinerary for you.
America was somewhere I had wanted to travel to since I was a little girl, and it certainly fulfilled all of my wishes and more thanks to Maxine and all of her hardwork!! My dream of a lifetime done and ticked off, now it will soon be time to plan another I feel! You children and grandchildren are her world, but the beautiful thing is that she allows you to explore this world and enjoy all the experiences for yourselves also with or without her! “The world is your oyster, so go find its’ pearl! Love you Vashte and keep up the great work. Always Liz XOX


Vashte June 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Hello Liz! Thank you so much for that comment x Isnt she the coolest person to travel with ..and organise a trip you will never forget?! Imagine doing that yourself?! I couldn’t!! She has certainly taught me to dream big, put the action in place and to understand that I can have all I imagine, dream and work for. The ceiling is the imagination only. All thanks to her. xx Love to you too Liz xx


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