Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't Let the Storms of Your Past, Cloud Your Future

(photo by Ian Ruhter)
It was a sunny morning in Brooklyn...last summer, and suddenly out of no where, storm clouds rolled in and a torrential rain storm soaked me and my hair in a matter of minutes!
I love this picture, because instead of getting mad that my clothes, hair, and make-up were now dripping ...I laughed at the rainy-ness and how funny it was that I took all the time to get ready and was now drenched!

ARE YOU GOING THOUGH A STORM IN LIFE?
I love the saying: "Don't Let the Storms of Your Past, Cloud Your Future"
I've had many storms in my life, from being cheated on, hurt, feeling like my dreams were over, the pain of divorce, being a single mom, being broke, I could keep going on and on (ha ha ha)...and I definitely could've let that gloom up my future. 
  • Whether it was a relationship "storm"- someone hurt you, cheated on you, broke your heart, betrayed you.
  • A depression storm- you feel hopeless, sad, and feel like giving up.
  • A financial storm - you are feeling like your wallet is way to empty, your bank account has gone on a diet, and your bills are scaring you...
  • Past Storms- you had a bad childhood, loss of someone dear to you, you've grown up with a family life, you've had trouble in your past, you feel guilty over something.
 
Chase the Storm Clouds Away
You have to make sure you chase the storm clouds away, and let the beautiful rainbow of your future come out and shine.
Your thoughts are more powerful than you know!!!
  • If you just let any old "stormy" thought keep creeping into your mind- you are sure to stay in "stormy-land"!
  • You must "re-set" the weather in your life! 
  • Think about how you want things to be, instead of how things are or how they have been. ~ If you've been hurt or disappointed, stop thinking about how hurt and disappointed you are and think about and tell yourself, "I am strong and have a bright future! I am getting better and better each day!"
  • And just like you can't eat once a week and think that will keep you filled, you need to eat several times a day...same thing with your thoughts- you need to feed your mind with positive thoughts all day long!
GET READY TO LET THE RAINBOW SHINE IN YOUR FUTURE
Sure we may have more storms in life...but as long as you don't let the rain and clouds ruin your future...you can anticipate the rainbow! 
The sun will always come out! 

And sometimes our tears are like the rain that waters the rainbows in our heart! So, my precious hearts....if the rain or tears are falling right now in your life....know that I am sending you a hug right now, for my arms to hold your heart...and say, "it's okay....this storm will pass, and  your future will grow full with blossoms, for even the flowers need the rainstorms to grow!"
 
My life has seen storms of all kinds....heartbreak, hopelessness, hurt, sadness, no money...just feeling like I can't go on...
and through it all I would tell myself, "Stop it Kandee...you better stop it with this sinkin'-stinkin'-thinkin'....and get your mind back on track with positive thoughts right now!"
*where the mind goes...the person follows....
Lead your self into great thoughts and places.
Tell yourself:
  • I am great (even if you feel you're not...yet!)
  • I am cherished and adored!
  • My future is going to be awesome!
  • I can't wait to see what is waiting for me  in this life!
  • I will make my dreams come true!
  • I will find someone that will cherish and love me so much they will NEVER even think of hurting me in ANY way at all!
  • I am worthy of being loved!
  • I am happy- rain or shine!
I love you all so much...and I don't care what storms you have in your past...THEY WILL NOT CLOUD YOUR FUTURE....the storms only watered the blossoms in your life....and will make your future that much more beautiful with "watered" flowers!

This day is great and is waiting for you to change your thoughts, which will change your mind, which will change your life!


Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes you destiny.
- Anonymous

People always ask if it's okay to repost something I've written- PLEASE, please, please feel free to pass this on, post it where ever you'd like...I want to be able to encourage as many hurting, "stormy" hearts as possible!

Think about thoughts that are wonderful today....don't let those little "cloudy" thoughts sneek in...
huge love and even bigger, better thoughts....your kandee

59 comments:

Sarah said...

this is very beautiful advice kandee, thank you ! :)

bestjessicaever said...

beautiful post, kandee... i was thinking about you today - you have such a strong spirit - really motivating. thank you!

Natalie said...

God this is so amazing how this stuff really works. I'm literally sitting here after the hardest week of my life and just in such a funk. But this really put everything into perspective.
Your advice is always wonderful (and your tutorials hehe) and I think it really strikes a nerve with a lot of people. Of course this stuff is sometimes easier said than done, but as always, it's always great to hear this!

Thank you so much!

Jen said...

Wow I needed that thank you Kandee. I love that anonomys quote. Powerfull. may I post that on my facebook? I'd love to share your blog post by engaging others with that quote. Thanks again!

Debbie aka Sulilo देवी said...

Thank you Kandee. This is beautiful, and I think we can all relate.

Kem said...

You post couldn't have come at a better time, Kandee!! Whenever I'm down I think of your words, the Glaminar and my mom so I have to thank you for that!

Lots of Love,
Kem

PS I jumped out of my seat when I saw you put me in you GLAMINAR video on youtube (I'm the last one on the video)

<3 <3 <3

EvaDM said...

I needed to read something like this tonight :( thank you!

Katherine Bonilla said...

Been going thru a lot this past week....for 15yrs i have known i have been adopted and had all information of my real birth mother and sister. Out of the blue i decided to type my sisters name on FACEBOOK. and 5 names turn out to have the same name. wrote to all of them and 6months later only 1 wrote back and had the same exact info i was asking. Right then and there i knew i just found my mother and sister after 25yrs... i spoke to my sister... she never knew of me.. and we became close this past week. Finally, friday she called our "mother" and it came to that "our mother" denied ever having a daughter back in 85'. Now im lost and confused ..and don't know what to think. My adoptive parents are being so supportive and i'm jus heartbroken. My sister and i decided to take the dna .. but all this just broke my heart. Been down ..and well thank you for this post. i will think positive .. and if we arent related. im closing that chapter of my life.. cause i already have a wonderful family and kids of my own. Im holding them real tight every night and day.. thinking how can i ever give up my child... but i hold no grudges w my birth mother... i ended up having real real real loving adoptive parents... jus wanted to share that. love you blogs && your tutorials... <3 -Kathy.

Orchid Moon said...

Yes, thank you. I love this post.

It made my day. :D

TiLa_MiLa said...

Kandee,

This is beautiful! I'm new to following you (just discovered you on youtube last week), and I just have to say: you are so positive and inspiring. I'm a graduate student and have been troubled, especially in the last week or so, by feeling like I don't know where my life is headed and not knowing what I want to do with my life. I'm still trying to discover that, but your positivity and warmth is so welcomed. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Daisha said...

Thank you Kandee, for being my "heart-lifter" today :)

Tiina said...

Wow, this is weird but amazing! I just got home and I felt really miserable, because some people let me down yet AGAIN. But then I logged on to Facebook and I noticed you had post a new blog.. and now after I've read this, I feel so much better!!! Thank you, Kandee SO much!! Words can't describe, how good I feel everytime I read your blog! I really wish I had such an awesome friend like you!! You are just such a sweetheart!!

kandee johnson said...

thank you so much you guys for sharing your comments and heart with me!!! that's why I wrote this...to inspire, encourage, and help lift your hearts! i love you all and care about each one of your precious hearts! And please feel free post this too! xoxo kandee

Samelevennn said...

Kandee, you always know the right things to say at the right time. Thank you SO much for your kind, warm words. Sometimes I feel like these posts are my only ray of hope. I think, if Kandee could get through what she got through, AND come out so successful - I can get through what I'm going through, too. I'm going through such a horrible storm in my life and I feel like I just can't shake it off. When I read these posts, it gives me a moment of relief and hope. You've touched my life, Kandee, and I can't thank you enough for being who you are. Your positivity and strength radiate through your words and into our lives. Thank you, so much.

JKJ said...

Kandee you are a sweetheart. I love your positivity, your faith, your spontaneity. You are cheerful, wonderful, inspirational and I'm sure so much fun to be around!

I love you. If you ever get a chance, please check out my bloggy-roo. xoxoxxoxoxoxo


http://www.jeremykat.blogspot.com/

x-mixedemotions said...

I wish so much I could be positive about some things in my life, but it's so, so difficult. I wish I also had someone like you to try and encourage me & try to make me look to the future.
I have lost a big part of my faith and lost hope in my beliefs because of Somethings that have happened recently and I'm finding it hard to get through it.
I'm only 22, I have time before I can get it back, but I'm not sure I will ever trust life and will always expect one thing to go wrong. Before someone says I'm being really negative it would be obvious to you why, if I could put about it, but I cant.
Your beautiful, Kandee, for helping people to become more positive & I hope I can get there one day

LibbyLayla1984 said...

Wow I really needed to read this post today. You know how bad days can get you down. Thanks for lifting my spirit
<3

Michiko Malandro said...

I love this kind of posts. I'm gonna print'em all and keep for 'the bad times'. They help a lot! Kandee rocks :)

Dyna said...

you are such an inspiration kandee :) you're my idol :) - from Malta,Europe

LOYOYA'S KITCHEN said...

Hi Kandee,

I have a dutch baking blog. Filled with cupcakes, cakes and popps. All so yummie :). But I had to repost this post, cos it's so beautiful. It made me cry. And this part:

Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes you destiny.

I've these words on my fridge for ages, only written in dutch.

Je zaait een gedachte en oogst een daad.
Je zaait een daad en oogst een gewoonte.
Je zaait een gewoonte en oogst je karakter.
Je zaait je karakter en oogst je lot.

Funny hey...lol. Thank you so much Kandee for all your kind words. You and your sister are true blessings! xxx Loyoya

M said...

It's not Anonymous, it's a slightly changed quote of Mahatma Gandhi.

Samantha said...

Kandee you are just so wonderful! You are so positive! I love it <3

http://makemeupgirl.blogspot.com/ <3

Jay said...

I love you too Kandee!! I wish nothing but the best for you and your cupcakes :) Thank you for being you, and for shearing your kind words with us!! Many hugs from Norway

Jess said...

Thanks so much for all your inspirational words, Kandee. You are so joyful to watch and follow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZRxHOXjns4

Emely said...

Thank you! <3

Rebecca said...

Thank you for this Kandee, this is exactly what I needed to "hear" right now

Harvie xXx said...

Kandeee i 143! mean i love you ha ha....i recently watched your video on your past life 7 it really touched, similar to you i have been through so much crap in my life but there is somthing in me that keeps me going & watching you just confirms everything for me! i think your 1 amazing special person...who wouldn't want some1 like you in their life! love & hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Harvie xXx said...

oh i forgot to say THANKYOU! & have realised how many words i missed out in my last message...hope it all makes sense...lots of love xxx

Charlotte Rose Davis-Floyd said...

Kandee ... you are Amazing... you are always so positive, and strong ... I have been following your for over a year now, and on my downest days I wish I was around someone like you who can make me feel so much better ... thankyou ^.^ xxxxx

Deaette said...

LOL Kandee this comes at such a time for me you have no idea. I drove 45 minutes to do a runway event yesterday FOR FREE knowing I had only $9 to my name and maybe just enough gas to get home. While there they asked for money ($9) for pizza. I gave them $7 thinking ok I have $3 left in case I need gas to get home. Well the night progressed to I had to drive to the event (45 minutes there) now out of gas and sucking fumes I had to pay for parking ugh. After the first free two hours I was panicking because the runway show had been pushed back an hour. The lady promoting the event asked "what u don't have a credit card" I said no I have been unemployed for 4 years and my husband is unemployed to. She gave me $10 and said there now relax for a couple hours "kind of snarky like" I was so embarrassed. But I took her $10 for all the 12 hours of work I did for her and the one piece of pizza I ate and got gas in my truck and paid for my parking and made it home to my family. Now we shall see if the fruits of ALL my work and embarrassment yesterday will pay off with all the new contacts I made. Looking at the bright future I hope to have soon :) HUGE LOVE to you Kandee and I love the rainy pic its awesome.

ashleysayduh said...

You have the most amazing advice and thoughts everytime!! Whenever I'm going through a tough time.. I just have to look at your blog and there is always something you say that makes me feel so much happier. Love you kandee!!

Happievally said...

Thank you for this Kandee! I thought I was going to have a horrible day today because I had bad dreams about my past and when I woke up I started crying. Right away I went to check my twitter and saw your post about this it couldnt have come at a better time! I feel so much better and inspired now it's nice to know that you're there and that you care! Thank you for being such an awesome person and sharing your kind words with the world!
Love ya Kandee!

laurika said...

Thank you Kandee for all you say>:D<you encouraged me very much...recently i had a lots of storms in my life and i was veery sad...but you always brings me a smile on my face...thanks for all your beautiful words...pupicei:-*

Roxy said...

Kandee, I can't stress how much of an amazing and beautiful person you are inside and out; to your Ex's they lost out; as for your kids they have an amazing mother and I hope they know that! You're so inspirational and uplifting it's crazy; I look up to you SOO much!

FaithHopeLove said...

love you kandee, thanks for this beautiful uplifting and heartfelt post - you always have the right words to fill the world with peace and love - thanks, i needed that today

Chantal said...

whenever I'm down I always visit your site!

cuppycakeme said...

I REALLY needed this today Kandee. Thanks! Your a sweet girl :)

http://www.cuppycakeme.blogspot.com

0o0jixie0o0 said...

Im writing this with teary eyes. It can get hard been the one whos going through a lot and have to put on a courages face. But I've come this far..and I'm never going to lose my spirit..

Thank's Kandee ^^ ur really my fav person out there atm <3 take care!

Sarah said...

Hey Kandee - I'm brand nee to ur blog but i just wanted to post and let you know how much i love this latest entry! :)

Dawn said...

Kandee I needed this today. Sometimes life is awfully hard to face, but your shining words and beautiful soul helped me to be able to see things in a new light. Thanks so much dearest. We love you!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much kandee for all your videos and posts that you put on ur blog. Your words have spoken to me and I can feel myself changing into a better person. I hope I can meet you one day.

Lindsey said...

Hi Kandee,
I have had such a rough weekend going through stuff with my boyfriend. It has left me in the fetal position crying, throwing up, just an absolute mess. All I have been thinking was I need to read Kandee's blog and when I was finally able to, the first thing I read was this entry. You do not realize how many people you inspire everyday. Thank you so much.
Love,

Lindsey

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you are the best!

Brittany said...

you're always so encouraging Miss KJ. thank you!

Christina Marie said...

I love this post, i'm actually smiling so much. You give people hope! x

Jen said...

i'm totally overhelmed by the fact that you just helped in a way that my family and friends tried to help me the last week and couldn't. I got my heart broken crutially and my thoughts more than negative right now.
thank you so much for your words and kindness kandee!

CJsMakeup said...

hi kandee
thanks for the advice, im trying now to let my past b the past, i was reasently divorced from the man i love and it hurts not to let him back in my life, ever sice we got merried it was a nightmare. so i told him wen our divorce is finel, u go your way, and my son and i will go ours.... :'( love you kandee hope ill b able to go to ur glaminar in la. have an amazing day, and congrats on ur little cupcake. :o)

Alexandra said...

I just want to say that i'm glad that i've been following your blog Kandee,God bless you cause you really worth it and THANK YOU:)
Have a nice day:)

Los Schoenys said...

love love LOVE the picture!

Jess said...

You have no idea how much this hit home with me. I am literally crying. We are going through major financial issues and can't seem to find our way out of it. I'd get more into detail but as I follow your posts, you are unfortunately too familiar with my issues (lack of food ect). Some says I want to just scream, it is so overwhelming. I have children just as you do, so I know how important it is to try and stay strong for them. Thank you soo much Kandee..It was a beautiful blog!

Jess

Esee said...

Kandee, I LOVE the picture of you! I usually don't comment (although I read all of your posts), but I just had to comment on this one, because I think you chose the perfect picture! Looking at it makes me smile and makes me feel strong, not to mention the fact that you look beautiful. Thank you Kandee Johnson :)

SxySavage713 said...

Kandee it's like ur in my head lol. Every time I feel down and i read your post for the day, it's usually advice and it makes me feel tons better. I've been in a slump lately and had a HUGE argument with my significant other last night and now i read this and i feel like everything is going to be ok. You are a GREAT person and just like all your followers, i have come to love you. Thanks. ^__^

Kathryn said...

Today has been a horrible day for me, and reading this really boosted my spirit.
I love you Kandee, and the picture of you is absolutely SUBLIME :)

Marcela said...

You are so inspirational and uplifting! You have true gift to bring positive energy to someones life! :)

Marcy,
smudgemyeyeliner.com

marie said...

Merci Kandee. I love you and you make me feel good and I smile when I read all the nice and beautiful things you say. I feel less alone in my life... ♥

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PinkyLoco said...

After that post you did yesterday I was worried and praying for you. The devil puts haters there to hurt Angels like you and it's great to know that you are stronger than they are. Keep doing what you do...Keep helping those in need....Keep smiling and knowing that you are beautiful just the way you are...without or with makeup because God made you an Angel for all of us.

God Bless your BIG heart! We all love you just the way you are.
Missy

smurfie_209 said...

you are so amazing< thank you for sharing who you are, your thoughts, and advice. i am going through a divorce from a man who was emotionally abusive and as i just found out has been being unfaithful, i have felt like i just can't go on, like the pain was too consuming, luckily i have two beautiful girls that help me smile, but your words help so much, thank you for helping to remind me that this too will pass and i have a brighter future in store

Sofia said...

Awesome post! My sister is so sad right now. She's having a lot of school projects to do. However, her savings isn't enough to complete all projects within deadline. She hates being late in completing school projects too. Well, a friend told her to take advantage of Wisconsin payday loans company offering. That gave her hope. Hopefully, she could catch up! Thanks for sharing, Kandee! It's so inspiring!

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