Blissful Revelations I Had this Week

Photo courtesy Donna Irene Photography

This week has been an incredible learning experience. On Tuesday, I took from the inspiration all around me to write a post that I was very proud of. The idea of “What makes a Lady” came from a place deep in my heart where I keep all the special moments in my life. Reading your responses and the love I have received is so humbling. So today’s revelations are dedicated to the love revealed to me this week.

• Life is filled with remarkable surprises. You never know when and where you will meet someone who will teach you a valuable lesson or inspire you to greatness, but it happens often- so be prepared to be motivated by those beautiful epiphanies.

• The Blogging World is the friendliest place-EVER. I have made wonderful new friends and loving every minute of it.

• In the words of Gabrielle Berstein- “Expect Miracles”.

• “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get” – THEREFORE, you might as well relish in the flavors you love and spit out the ones you hate!

• YOU CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING…Laugh in the face of adversity and know you have the power to conquer it.

Enjoy the weekend Blissful Friends. XO

Until Monday,

Nicki G. The Blissful Wife



What makes a Lady?

Picture courtesy of Donna Irene Photography

Today I had the unfortunate task of having to drop off Miss Molly Marie to be spayed. On the verge of my little baby becoming a teen, we chose the soundest medical option to protect her in the future- removing her lady-parts. Sitting in the dedicated, yet slightly impersonal Humane Society, I started to ponder, “What makes a lady?” Sure God graced us with curves, breasts and the miraculous ability to bring life to this world, yet does that sum up our womanhood?

I recently attended a Blogging 101 course and witnessed the epitome of femininity and class. A beautiful dark-skinned woman stood up and proudly proclaimed with an incredible amount of self-love, confidence and class- “I have NO breast!” A recent Breast Cancer survivor, this inspiring young woman had lost what many believe “defines” a woman, yet displayed the essence of a lady more than anyone I had ever encountered.

I was so proud of this perfect stranger. She exuded courageousness and beauty. I thought to myself, “Wow, if all women could love themselves as much as she loved herself, then this world would be a much better place.” She inspired me…I felt grateful for my health and my life. I felt blessed to witness such an awe-inspiring moment. So, today as I dropped off my pup, I thought of her and I offered up a prayer for her and all my fellow sisters.

May we always walk proud and practice loving ourselves more; for it is in that we are more able to better love others.

Blissful Love,

Nicki G. The Blissful Wife

P.S. Shout out some prayers for my baby- I will update you all ;).

5 Blissful Revelations

Photo courtesy of Donna Irene Photography
  • Be nice and compliment people.  Yesterday after dropping my phone and breaking it into 53 little pieces I was irately walking to the Sprint store.  I didn’t look particularly look happy and suddenly this fiercely fashionable older woman sporting a zany hat and hot pink spandex stops me in my tracks.  These were her sweet gentle words- “Well young lady, isn’t that a pretty dress you’re wearing; it just looks so lovely”.  That made me smile.  It also reminded me to compliment others…so here goes, “Blissful Friend, your smile is so contagious” 😉
  • Determination pays off.  Congrats to the new NBA Champions The Miami Heat who rocked a thunderous win last night
  • Gloomy Days=Perfect Cuddle Time.  I can’t wait for my hubs to get home so we can get our comfy pjs on and cuddle with our princess.
  • Being in love when your 90 is the most romantic thing EVER.  I can’t wait to get there!
  • Sometimes things don’t work out because they are just not supposed to.  There is always something better out there; stay hopeful and all will work itself out, but no matter what- DON’T LOSE HOPE.