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Happy New Year
I don’t know what this New Year will bring. . . But, I’m hoping for more beach trips, more books, more time with family and friends, and lots of good memories!
These last couple of years, I let go of “Words for the Year”. Those statements and values to help you decide what kind of life you’re going to live that year. . . Typically, at the beginning of a New Year.
I felt like something different was needed. Looking back, maybe there was a word/phrase that I lived by. But, I definitely didn’t give it a “stamp of approval”. I kind of, just did it.
Looking back, I’d say my phrase for the last two years has been: “Just Be”. That looked like loving myself and loving the moment I’m at, finding a space to accept ‘what is’, and just living in the moment. Not forcing anything, and letting life just happen.
As we have been inching closer to the end of the year, I have felt like I wanted words to live by this year. But, I didn’t want to force it. So, I waited on God.
And today, it hit me. I felt a small whisper.
Begin, again. Outdoors More. Intentional.
And while, I have a feeling that I know what that means. . . I’m going to incorporate these words to live by, with what I have learned over the past few years.
Begin, again. Outdoors more. Intentional.
While I’m living life this way- I’ll also “Just Be” and allow life to happen in the moment.
21 Days of Christmas: Days 11-21
Today is Christmas Eve-Eve. And, as I look back in this advent season I’m reflective of so many things.
Waiting is hard.
How we wait is hard.
And, sometimes the very best way we can work through that hard is in how we show up.
This year, I found that the best way I can be the hands and feet of Jesus is in how I show up with those in my tribe.
How I show up in the yearly traditions, in the unplanned freezing cold days, in the new traditions.
This year, and into the next season- take the time to reflect on how you can show up with connectedness. Not only in big celebrations, but in the day-to-day and in the pivot moments.
10 Books in 10 Days
This year, I set a goal to read 12 books. One book per month.
Here we are, December 16th, and I have only finished 2 whole books this year.
I decided that I do not want to finish this year, without working towards this goals.
Tomorrow, I have a half-day at work. Then, I’m off for two weeks.
So, I’m going to spend my break reading 10 books.
I’m not so certain I can do this; however, if I don’t try, then I definitely won’t.
Remember- it’s never too late to pick a goal back up!
I work better under pressure, anyways- haha!
21 Days of Christmas: Days 2-10
This last week has been a lot more wonky than I had thought it would be. All I could focus on was the “right-here-and-now”.
Sometimes, during those moments. . . The best way to show and spread kindness is in how you show up in your immediate circles.
I know that there have been times this week where I haven’t been my best self. I’ve let people down.
In my experience, the best way to show up in those times, is how you mend the mess ups.
So, if y’all you did this week is come back to those in your circle to make amends. Then, you showed up right. You still spread kindness. You were still the hands and feet of Jesus.
Now, give yourself grace- because you need it, too!
21 Days of Christmas: Day 1
The idea of 21 Days of Christmas is to spread love and hope during a season when others may be feeling less than festive.
Spreading the love and being the hands-and-feet of Jesus, could very well bring joy to someone’s life.
Today, as you begin preparing for the Holiday season, do something kind.
Open the door for a stranger. Give someone walking by a smile. Tell someone at work how they have impacted you.
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Just a little reminder. . .
We all have that someone we look up to. When we think of that person, we think “ahhh! They are living the dream!”
Today, is your reminder that even if it looks like their daily life is rainbows and kittens. It’s not.
Everyone has hard days. And that is ok.
So, if you’re having a day when you feel like you’re the only one. You’re not. We are all out here just trying to figure life out, sometimes, one day at a time.
So. Take a deep breath. Get yourself centered. And keep going.