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"Fill your mind with light, happiness, hope, feelings of security and strength, and soon your life will reflect these qualities." ~Unknown

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"The Greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance!" ~Brian Tracy

All post and stories are the sole property of Velvet Over Steel aka Coreen Trost. I write and create post in order to help others, so share as you want. I just ask that you link back or give VOS credit. Some of the stories are going into a book in progress. Thank You ALL.. for your support and help!!
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ~ John Quincy Adams

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Have a Thankful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Random Thoughts... with no one person in mind.


"Random thoughts are received with no context for it, no pre-conceived notions or bias." ~unknown
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Just so you know... there are times
... when all you can do is blog. :-)

Just so you know... I blogged less
... I lost my inspiration/muse for a time.

Just so you know... I believe my blog
... gives strength and hope to many.

Just so you know... I often write
... when someone is on my heart.

Just so you know... my Intuition & Heart
... are what I follow the most.

Just so you know... I always pray
... for those on my heart.

Just so you know... coincidences
... are really signs from God.

Just so you know... I believe
... the signs are his directions. 

Just so you know... I know
... some ignore the signs until it's too late.

Just so you know... I wonder
... where their family and friends are.

Just so you know... I wish they would help
... break the cycle of drama and manipulation.

Just so you know... enabling
... doesn't help anyone in the long run.

Just so you know... finding peace
... is what everyone needs to be happy.

Just so you know... sometimes you need distance
... so you can see think clearly.

Just so you know... I worry
... because it will only get worse.

Just so you know... I've been there
... so I truly understand.

Just so you know... I'd reach out
... but I was warned not to.

Just so you know... reaching out I'm told
... isn't always the right thing to do... or is it just not the right time.
“You can’t always stay in your corner waiting for others to come to you.  Sometimes you have to reach out to them first and let them know someone cares.”

Friday, July 11, 2014

If there's someone...

"Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous."~Albert Einstein  

If there is someone...

Have you ever known someone whom you can't get off your mind.  No matter how hard you've tried. :-)

There are reminders of them when you lease expect it.  You may see them from a distance or run into them in the most surprising places.  You may be somewhere where your worlds are overlapping, and even meet people that are far less then 6 degrees of separation.   The universe putting people and situations together making connections... that it's hard for me to believe they are coincidences.
"The universe is always sending us signs and messages through coincidences.  Look around and Believe."
Then if I found out through mutual connections or friends, that things weren't going well for them, I would wonder what it was that God wanted me to do.  I always feel I find out these things and keep being reminded of them, because I'm suppose to do something.  It used to drive me crazy knowing they weren't making decisions that are best for them or going the wrong direction.  

Many times people make major life decisions out of guilt or fear, instead of what their hearts are telling them.  Sometimes our heads rationalize our actions and ignore where are hearts are trying to lead them.

Often we ask God in prayer 'What is the plan?"  Forgetting that he gives us 'signs' or answers, all the time.  With 'not so chance' encounters, mutual friends, dreams, intuition and hearts that feel... even hurt.  Ignoring our intuition, hearts, and coincidences that are really signs or guidance, will never lead any of us to the path that God wants us to take or the eventual plan that he has for us.   

God does have a plan for each of us, however he gave us free will so it is up to us on whether we 'listen' to the 'signs' and fulfill that plan.   So if someone is on your mind and don't know what God wants you to do.  Pray for them... with all your heart.  That really is how God moves!
"The universe is always speaking to us... Sending us little messages, causing coincidences and sereudipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more."~Nancy Thayer

In your lifetime you will find...


In your lifetime you will find...

The most precious possession that ever comes to a person in this world is a another's heart.  There are many who may say they love you... but only a few people are truly capable of unconditional love and fewer still can show it.  These are the ones  that God has places in our life's path that are who we should have in our life to feel fulfilled and happy.  Those that help us be the best we can be and are good for us..  It's up to us to realize who they are.... before they've moved on and you realize later in life... who they were.

Follow your heart and not your guilt or fear.  The path that leads to true love and happiness.  That is the path that God wants for all of us... his children.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

God, what is the plan?

"God's plan for  your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day."
I'm sure all of us, at one time or another, have wondered what God's plan for our life is.  I know I have many times.  I've been through a lot, yet I've always come through each situation stronger and wiser.  Still, I constantly wonder what God's ultimate Plan for my life is.


I know we're not suppose to question God's plan, which is hard for me at times.  I get impatient while waiting for his timing.  I loss faith when people I care about are in sad, stressful or tragic situations.  

We're to have faith and believe that God know's what's best, accept his timing and pray for strength.  It sure would be easier if we knew where he will eventually lead us or what our lives will be like later on.

What I do know, or believe without fail, is that God doesn't want us to be in hard situations forever.  He wants us to learn the lessons we need to grow, for our greater good, which will lead us to the ultimate goal of God and that is to be caring, compassionate and above all Happy.  
"Be willing to leave everything behind in order to pursue God's plan for you."
I've been in situations more than once, where I had to leave everything behind to pursue God's plan for my self, as while as my youngest son.  None of those times were easy, however I can honestly look back without regrets, fully seeing now the better plans God had for us.

Those memories give me hope during difficult situations and restore my faith that God once again has a plan. A plan bigger and better than what I can think of myself.  So I'm praying for guidance and strength to help me through once again.  Believing with all my heart, that things will work out better than I can even imagine in my dreams.


 Praying that all my friends, current and past.  Believing there is a plan and a better tomorrow for us all.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Making a difference...

"One is not born into this world to do everything, but to do something."~Henry David Thoreau
Feb. 22, 2014
It's been a busy couple of years volunteering, making new friends and lots of connections.  All while trying to make a difference and even change the world one step at a time.  I've met some interesting, strong and amazing people.  I've found my voice and became more outgoing and assertive than I've ever  been.

Michelle Malkin.& I
"Strong people stand up for themselves.  But the strongest people stand up for others."~My Renewed Mind
Myself, Jean Stothert and Naomi
I've never been that person who complains about something without trying to find a solution or resources.  In the past few years my focus has been primarily focused on my  local community, state or national government..  I've joined organizations, boards and committees that focus on improving all of these in some way or another.
"Never place blame on things you cannot change or you don't have any control of.  If it is to be, it's up to me!"
I've supported and continue to support local and state wide issues, as well as friends who want to make a difference by running for an office.  Because I won't change or compromise my values and beliefs in any way... I do my research and and listen to my intuition before deciding a cause to support, a direction to take or a person to help.  Then I take action, motivated by what I feel is right.
“It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”~Mahatma Gandhi
What actions do you take to make a difference?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Passionate toward your future?

"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."~Nelson Mandela
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Are you passionate toward your future? No matter the circumstances of someone's past experiences or current situations, everyone has dreams of a better future.  From having a better job; a bigger house; a better relationship... the list goes on.

There is work involved in creating any kind of change.  To get that life you dream of, you need to set the needed steps into motion, do the work involved, and make things happen that will move  you toward the future you want.  
"The hear of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy, purpose and passion."~unknown
We all need to find something or someone that awakens a passion within us.  When someone is passionate about what they want, it's much easier to find the time... energy... motivation and dedication to follow through to fulfill their dreams and desires.

Close your eyes and visualize the future you most desire.  How much does it look like your current life?  What can you do right now to bring these dreams to life?  It is within you reach.  Start to make it happen - you can do it!
"There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."~unknown 

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