via Daily Prompt: Resist

“You’re gonna be happy,” said life, “but first I’ll make you strong”.



Life has a way of building you up, but sometimes the process feels more like it’s tearing you down. But that’s just how it feels. It’s not necessarily the reality. Pressure is what builds diamonds. Heat is what melts gold into something captivating. Keep moving forward. Move ahead in whatever stride you’re able to take. Never conform to what people think or feel you should do or be. Do or be what you please.

No one can understand what’s best for you but you. You just have to allow yourself to get rid of all the noise long enough to hear the inner you speak. Listen. Don’t allow yourself to walk away form your dream because it looks difficult, impossible, out of the flow of what everyone else is doing, or even not “good enough” to meet the standards of those around you. Truth is, not many people will believe in what you’re doing until you do it well enough for them to notice you. Your success will speak volumes. So don’t worry. Be so calculated and focused on your journey to your success that the other “stuff” doesn’t bother you. Don’t resist the road less traveled.

So, to wrap this up, I just wanted to give a bit of encouragement to someone out there who may be blogging for the first time and trying to gain more traction or to anyone just trying to follow their dream. It can get tough sometimes, but understand that the tough moments are purposed to give you enlightenment and strength. Keep pushing through!

Well, as you can see throughout my pictures, I’m having brown rice ramen noddles for dinner tonight since I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather again today. I guess these extreme changes in the weather has affected me more than I hoped. But hey, I’m doing OK. It’s my first time trying these noodles and I must say that it’s pretty amazing! Very well seasoned and light. Gluten free. Low sodium. Very good!

Oh and please don’t mind the “red spot” in the picture. It’s actually hot sauce! I’m sorry, but it’s the southerner/Jamaican in me….Spicy is GOOD to me! Haha!


I hope that you guys had a great Wednesday and 1st day of February thus! Happy Hump Day!

And remember…….Don’t Resist.

Thanks so much for reading, liking, sharing, & commenting.

Xx♥, S. 




  1. bad301

    First of all, I couldnt get get past your pictures and then I noticed there was words in between each one. I started to read and became so distracted by the food again lol. Very good blog entry, I am a blogger that only started 2 weeks ago and it is not easy. Can’t wait to see what you do with your blog next. -Bruce

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    1. OrchidsAndSweetTea

      Wow! Thanks so much for the feedback. I was a bit worried that the food would throw peopled off, but I’m happy to hear otherwise! It’s definitely not easy, but as long as you stay true to YOU, your blog will be great! Thank you again! 🙂


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