Saturday, January 14, 2023
Today I will start anew.
Full of love and hope for a better tomorrow.
A day that will bring justice and equality for all.
A new beginning for a future we can all believe in.
Friday, January 13, 2023
I used to love to ride Rollercoasters, with all of the drama and excitement it felt like my life playing out at the amusement park.
The never-ending series of ups and downs and twists and turns that left me dizzy from all the motion.Now, I prefer a peaceful ride on the Ferris Wheel, still moving but at a lovely pace and away from the chaos.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
I love being free to just pick up and go whenever I want.
This year will prove to be a little tricker, but I have no doubt I will manage to make it happen.
My list of the yet to be discovered is growing by the day and I can't wait to explore those fantastic new horizons!
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
There have only been a few times in my life that I have experienced true peace and tranquility.
Monday, January 9, 2023
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Saturday, January 7, 2023
My journey is shifting yet again, this time it is a peaceful and easy change.
Friday, January 6, 2023
I'm not sure exactly when it occurred to me, but one day, I began to really understand what it means to be truly grateful. Not just for the good things but for everything.
When I started looking at my life in a new way it was very revealing. As much as I thought I had been a grateful person, I realized I had been taking a lot for granted. Not just the big things, but all of the small, seeming insignificant things that make up my life.
I started focusing on very specific things to appreciate, like my morning cup of coffee. I wondered, what did it take for me to enjoy that simple pleasure?
Pouring a glass of clean water, sleeping in a comfortable bed, turning on the lights - the list goes on forever. There is so much to appreciate and be grateful for.
What about when things go wrong?
The big shift occurred for me when I began to see problems as opportunities. Something that would have upset me in the past, like an issue at work or something going wrong with my vehicle, became a challenge for me to find the best in the situation.
This was when I had to be more general and not so specific. I was happy to have a job or a car, I felt fortunate to have the resources and ability to figure it out.
I applied this philosophy to everything I could think of. If it was a good experience, I thought about how much I appreciated having it. When it didn’t feel so good, I thought about how grateful I was for the lesson and what positive aspects of it I could find.
In the beginning it was a little difficult to always find the silver lining but with practice it became easier, and I’ve learned that even when I slip back into my old habits, I can quickly recover by simply remembering all that I have to be grateful for.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
It is an ongoing lesson for me to look for all that is good in the world and there is a lot of it.
When I can do that, everything feels brighter, and I can see the beauty beyond the dark clouds.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it is what you see" - Henry David Thoreau
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
One of my favorite quotes from Abraham Hicks is "You never get it done and you can't get it wrong."
No matter what is happening, life is always changing.
I used to think that I had to work hard to eliminate unwanted things from my life. What I am learning is that it is much easier to simply replace them with something, anything, that feels just a little bit better.
It doesn't take much to change the direction of your life, just consistently pay attention to how you feel and do more of anything that feels good.
Something as simple as a casual walk can produce more positive results than furiously trying to get something done.
Be kind to yourself!
Monday, January 2, 2023