"If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy but still the same amount of snow."-mindfulfitness
This is so true. Right now I'm in a situation where I'm in a sort of limbo and just waiting to see what step I'll have to take in life next. It can be frustrating feeling like I'm back at square one and not being where I want to be, so it can be easier to focus on the ways my life is wrong. But recently I've been trying to see more of the good in my situation. I get to be around family and friends, I get to be close to the kind of nature I adore, I have a happy son whose growing up strong, I feel peace despite my situation and I'm finding time to heal. And that's just scratching the surface. I think oftentimes it's easier for us to focus on the ways we're not where we want to be in our life or on all of the things going wrong but if you look back to 10 years, 5 years or even 1 year ago what blessings have poured into your life that you used to wish for but now you take for granted? Look around you, there is so much good in your life it just may be harder to notice cus its easier to take it for granted. How are you going to focus your life on the positive things this holiday season? What things are you grateful for in your life?❄ #positivemindset#snowisjoy#thankful#beautyallaround#snowmermaid#winterintheair#icemermaid#icequeen#winterlake#mermovement
Who else loves a good coastal Christmas? We finally find a use for the flat driftwood pieces we’ve been collecting! These beachy ornaments are perfect for the tree and to decorate with after. The tutorial is on the blog and the video’s coming to #YouTube later today. What would you write on yours? #coastalchristmas#coastalstyle#driftwoodart#sustainmycrafthabit
I believe we get so stuck on this idea of what people do or have done for us and what we may get in return for said service. The honest truth is that when you give without expecting anything in return you will be rewarded tenfold. It is a matter of doing what is right, not what you wish to happen. I know that there are some who will take advantage of your kindness, of your help, there will be others who will give a thousand thank yous.
When you choose to share your kindness with the world you are bringing hope and caring, love and sharing back into the world. We are so guilty of being stingy with all of our own we deny ourselves the blessings we are worthy of. Do yourself the favor of filling up your own emotional bank and do things, nice things because of who you are, no matter how they are with you.
Go forth boldly my fellow creators and courageously find creative ways to rise above in life, laughter and love!
By the Grace of God I AM what I Am
“His Grace which has bestowed upon me was not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:10)
Rich in history and beauty is what I have seen so far. Old buildings cobblestone streets it’s all so dreamy. It’s not like home, the faces in the crowds are not smiling, that is sad. It truly makes me love my little town I live in so much more. But I’m excited to be here so onward we go, exploring buying treasures for the kiddos and taking lots of pictures and trying all kinds of coffees and hot chocolates. #merryalmostchristmas #travel #myview #christmasmarkets #prague #love #charlesbridgeprague #beautyallaround
Shortly after losing Jaylen, someone very dear to me, and who has experienced great loss too, said to me, “there is a beauty that comes from death.” In that moment, I was actually appalled that she would say that! There was absolutely NOTHING beautiful about losing Jaylen. •
In the thick of it, it’s hard to comprehend any beauty, all you see if darkness. You’re so broken that nothing around you feels alive or beautiful. As the grief journey continued though, slowly my eyes began to see what she meant. You learn that life truly is precious, moments are priceless, and all of that can be taken away in moments. Because of that, you learn to appreciate everything a little more. You see God’s hands in everything a little more, and your eyes are more aware of the miracles all around.
One reason why I love running in the mornings now. There is something so peaceful and beautiful about the mornings and seeing the sunrise 🌄. Something about the morning sky is absolutely breathtaking to me. I look at it in awe of God’s beautiful creation, but my eyes didn’t always see it that way.
As much as losing Jaylen SUCKS, it has taught me so much. When you stop and really look around, there is absolutely so much beauty and I don’t know that I would see it the same if I hadn’t experienced this great loss. It’s unfortunate that I took so much for granted before. Life experiences, as hard as they can be, always teach us something. I may not be grateful that I lost Jaylen, but I’m grateful for the experience of who I have become since. The appreciation for the small, simple, beautiful things that are all around us. •
I’d love to hear of something you find beauty in? What brings peace to your soul? .
Our thinking that humans are superior and matter more than other species is the reason we are in the mess we are in 😥
We need to change our thinking and how we view the other inhabitants on our shared planet 🌏
What do you think?