It is a small start to a bigger plan. A small step in the right direction. Grow a little faith into what is yet to come. Yeah. Grow a little. Let it grow. Let it begin.
Before something can grow we must plant a seed of hope. Plant a little start. Plant a step that will lead to smaller anxieties. To the point that they shrink and shrink. Where we start to feel more in control and less worries. Having faith in the outcomes the future will bring is a great way to begin. This I must admit is much easier to some than others.
Why not try it out though? Why not have faith that you are strong enough to overcome what may.
Have Faith that it will go the way you wish to see.
Have Faith in your future.
Have Faith in truth. Seek it everywhere.
Have Faith in undying grace. May it carry you.
Have Faith to trust, in yourself, your people, those you hold dearest.
Have Faith in Love. You are loved in so many different ways. Be love in return. Be full of it.
Have Faith in your journey. Whereever you may go. There you are. (Great book 😉
Have Faith , in what happens is for a reason. Although something may seem bad in the moment…seek what it may lead to.
Have Faith, when you are alive for another day. That you are still here.
Have Faith for now. Have Faith when disbelief is much easier. When it normally would win. Choose to be faithful.
Dismiss the parts of your days that cause you unnecessary trouble and pain.
Tonight I came across a phrase I wrote down sometime last year. It was in a daily reading I believe and everytime I stumble across it, I remember how important it is to listen to it.
Whatever your trouble is…DROP it. LEAVE it. and DISMISS it from your day. Just let it go! Stress causes soo much wear and tear on our bodies and minds. We don’t need to worry about all the people and problems that brought this stress to our day. It only causes us pain. It only causes our bodies to age that much faster. It only causes our spirits to break that much easier. I know its hard to be aware whilst the bustle is happening. But try. <3
When someone giving ya an attidude!
When you pop a tire!
When ya kids are acting up!
When someones upset with you!
When you don’t agree with someone on social media!
When its storming on ya picnic!
When you have overdue bills!
When things aren’t going your way!
Get rid of that negative energy. Dismiss it.
You don’t have to fit into a post card LIFE. I choose the phrase post card life because I am talking about fitting into a certain image that you might uphold for yourself or others. I feel like people often feel pressured to fit into a certain image. They then try molding their own life towards that image. If they don’t feel like they’ve made their lives similiar or close to that image they’ve had in their head that “post card life” if you will, they don’t feel happy or content at where they are now. They are constantly striving to get there to make their life into that post card, whilst similtaneoulsy missing the now.
For real…What about Ferris Beuller? If you dont stop to look at life once in awhile….will you miss it? Are you missing out on your own life while on the journey to your post card life?
This post is about cultivating gratitude for the now. Appreciation for the life you currently have and are living not the one you don’t feel great about until you get there. This is a constant every day reminder that what you have is enough. What you have is amazing, you have life and you will always have love. For yourself, family, friends, puppies, and so on.
Be HERE. Be PRESENT.
This post may relate to my earlier one about growing pains. There I explained how during difficult times we can be stretched and pushed to grow by the situatitions and feelings we experience during those times. However, as transforming as those times can be for us they could turn quickly into periods filled with negativity and pain.
Although they say no pain, no gain…it is important to be concosiously aware of your attidude during these times. We must choose to move forward instead of being stuck in wallowing in our worrying and our woes. We must choose to face the challenges to come strong and steady; but calm, peaceful, and ready.
Don’t give up. Let the downs make you stronger and prepared for the next bump in the road. You are strong and you are willing. Let your peace of mind be prepared for the challenges to come. Stay faithful that no matter what happens you are alive and good things are yet to come.
Sometimes in our lives we get caught up with being friends with people who are simply not healthy for us. As much as we like to hold up a strong and positive frame of mind, unhealthy friendships take a tole on our spirit.
Not always do we have to be the people that hold one side of the relationship up. It is hard being a good friend to someone that does not have the means or stability to return the favor.
As beautiful as it to be a friend who can help strengthen others in their daily lives and be there for them. The constant wear of not being a good friend in return can be tiring. In no way would I call out to others to stop being somones’ support system, someones helping hand, or someones guide….
I call out to you as a reminder to also be a friend to yourself. Make yourself strong, take rest. Taking time to build yourself up, digging your roots into the ground. Your alone time. Your me time. Spending this time with yourself will give you the time and strength you need to be a support system once again. I call out to you so that you may be more conciously aware of the affect these relationships can have on you.
It is also important that even though you may have friends who inadvertently wear on your spirit, that you remember to surround yourself with people who inspire you. Take time to spend with those who make your heart smile. Take time to with those who lift your spirit. When your feeling worn down and out of luck…spend time with those people doing things that bring joy.
Emotions come and emotions go. They leave is feeing high and they leave us feeling low. They are as fleeting as the time on a nice and sunny day in Mid July or a shooting star across the sky. The way they fleet is a reason to keep in mind how they can affect the choices you will make.
They can be dangerous if not handled with precautions to those we hold close the most. Our friends, family, our partners in crime.
One way you can avoid a disaster zone is to reflect for some time on decisions of any importance. Take your time to weigh your options, your opportunities, and your approach. Give plenty of thought to to why those emotions might be guiding you one way or another and mediate or pause on that even.
This is more of a warning to be concious of your own emotional triggered reactions if it is anything really, even in your everyday life.
Navigate through that emotional rollercoaster of life with caution. Xo. Xo.
There are many things that will try to struck you down in this life, but maintaining your hope is very very important to staying on a true path. I realize not everyone who comes across my blog may be of faith…Yet to me that is the true meaning of evil in this world. The good vs evil. The true and untrue. The good angel vs the little devil on your shoulder who will you pay more attention too? Who will you let whisper into your ear? The devil and God. A war within ourselves maybe or watching others struggle in their own battles.
I can’t imagine anyone out there who would consciously want to loose this war. Yet we forget it all the time. Be conscious of what is happening to you, that the bad things that happen may be trying to bring you down. Instead of getting down about all that goes wrong… Bring hope to the table, and look true evil in the face and shout to the world… I WILL NOT LOOSE. I will win the war and put my biggest hopes for my plate. Good WILL prevail <3
Be someone who refuses to be attacked in this world. Stay focused on all of the good. Stay full of hope. When the negative comes your way don’t put any energy into it. There’s no time for that life is too short.
With the new year in full swing and all the resolutions and goals that have been popping up like daisy’s… The New Year is often a time when people decide to make changes in their lives hopefully for the better. One thing that is difficult for people is slowing down their busy every day lives to take more time to truly be themselves. I am hoping myself this year to not only commit to working hard in just one area of my life, but all of them.
I hope to commit to taking time to spend with those I love on a regular basis. Not just my parents. (Who are well deserving of my time I just don’t think I forget to visit them as much as others people.) I hope to commit to seeing my bestie who lives in Vermont more than I have since we graduated College. I hope to commit to seeing all the beautiful cousins I have more often. (Aunts and Uncles too.) I hope to commit to seeing our friends more often and less hermit-ing in to Netflix and Snacks. 😛 hate on me we all do it.
I hope to commit to my place of work and I hope with great intentions that they decide I am a right fit too. I hope to commit my time to working hard with the ever changing technology and to being a great new asset for the team.
I hope to commit to taking more time to do “me” things instead of being consumed into social media. Like what the latest trends are on the YouTube or all the things I can learn how to cook on Pinterest. (Without it there would be no hope in the kitchen for me.) I hope to commit to writing more on a regular basis. I hope the use all the freed up time I have to be inspired and to inspire. I’ve been stressed out the last few months with alot of life changes which seem to drain me of my extra energy. I hope to commit have more energy by eating more energy producing foods and less sugary flour-y goodness. I hope to use that energy this year and commit to being more creative.
I hope to commit more time into really listening to people and to engage in their lives with more depth. I hope listen to them and understand what they are trying to express, their day to day lives, and their need for reassurance instead of being so tied up and distracted by modern conveniences.
I hope to commit to slowing down, being in the moment, grateful for everything and Hard Work this year. I hope you commit to great things this year too.