Moments of life..

“Don’t let the moment define you. You define the moment. Define it with your mental strength, faith, and confidence. Focus on the now .You are more than your successes. You are more than your failures. You are who you are in the moment. Enjoy it. Live it.Make every moment of your life count. Make the most of it. Make it yours.”

 

Happy Friday everyone! I think back to times in my life that I was suppressed by situations. I called myself damaged, and allowed the situations in my life to define me in a negative way. It was a weight that I was carrying along with me for so long, and it wasn’t until not only the situation changed, but I accepted that idea, “it is what it is.” This is challenging for a lot of people, because we think and over think situations, and find it hard to just let go. We focus so much on the past, and the future, that we forget to focus on now. We focus on our failures, and our accomplishments, as if they really define us. They don’t in reality. What define’s us in my eyes are those connections we make with each passing person we encounter. The things we learn from each embrace, and the depth we find ourselves discovering with each new connection. It’s a blessing to open yourself up, and allow someone to see what really defines you. This is making your life, your own. Learning more and more about yourself, and what you really are capable of, if you allow it. Focus on the now, and let loose this weekend. Dance in the rain, and find yourself! A blessing is sure to be in store for you! 

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Time…

In exactly a week from now, it will mark my 27th birthday. As I think about time, and the things that have stayed the same, and the things that are completely and utterly different, I think of the process that goes along with it. Change is inevitable, and although we think somethings will last forever, they won’t. That is the story of life. Struggles are temporary, and we must see that our future is clear of what we are dealing with at this moment. Maybe we have an illness, or a disease, or a loved one whom is sick, time does not stand still, and the future may hold greatness. I think about the things I would have liked to accomplish, but then I find myself focusing on my personal growth. It may not always be visible to the eyes around, but personal growth is one of the greatest accomplishments there is. Birthdays for me always mark a time to be grateful for those around me. I am grateful for the struggles I have been through, because without them, I wouldn’t learn what strength is. I am grateful for time, and that each day I get to awake and discover something new about myself. We must not take time for granted. So go out and enjoy today, find something new to discover about yourself! You are on the path to finding and perfecting a better you!

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
-Lao Tzu 

 

 

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Spring Cleaning

Although it doesn’t feel like spring outside, I gave thought to the idea of spring cleaning. Not only the physicality of spring cleaning, but of mental cleaning too! So often we hold so much inside of us, that with time it just overflows. We need to clear not only our closets, but our lives of clutter too. Friendships that are lagging, jobs that are dragging us down, negativity that we allow to continually flow in our lives, so much that built up in the darkness of winter. We need to spring ahead into the light and enjoy the warmth that’s to come. For me, this first step is answering this question, “What could you be happy about if you chose to be?” This question, makes me see that I have the power of choice, to chose my happiness. I begin to think of things that are weighing me down, and things that I feel tied to, and if I chose to be happy, would I just let these things go? Are there things that are holding you back from choosing to be happy? I find that the key to finding a better you, is to examine and “spring clean” this negativity, and make the choice to be happy. It not only makes a better you, but you’ll find that you’ll be living a happier life.Image