“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
When I come home, in its rarety, I am taught a lesson each time. Allowing yourself to be in the moment, and not thinking of your next move, is something that I have learned in my time away from home. I smile a little more often, I give thanks a little more and I am taken back to my roots; humbling and grounding me once again. As we move along in our lives, I have realized that it is too easy to lose sight of how important it is to be able to come home and give true appreciation. I am aware that not all of us are able to relate however, to those of us who can, I recommend giving yourself a few moments to go home and appreciate your family and friends.
I am once again reminded of the simplicities of life. Being from the country, I am exposed to a country way of living. What I mean is, sitting with the people you love the most on the front porch or stopping by an old friends house unannounced and being welcomed with open arms. I understand there are not many who are able to feel this type of gratification, but I do know one thing....
I am proud of my roots and thankful to have them close by.
"Family is heaven in a heartless world."
Monday, June 28, 2010
My thoughts for the day....
Appreciation for your everyday things, that otherwise would be privileged to some others, is very important to remember. Even I, one of the most positive people I know, forget to do it sometimes. I plan to spread that type of positivity through my everyday experiences as well as teaching to others. Sometimes, everyone just needs someone to believe in them.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Just recently, in the past 3 weeks actually, I have gotten my palm read 2 times. They were by 2 different people and in 2 totally different states, and the catch... They both said the exact same things. One had the exception of giving me a little more details because paid to do so ;)
My point is, is it that easy to read your life's output? Are there ways of telling yourself how to get out of a bad situation before it happens? My thoughts are 2 extremes; It works out to your advantage by saving you from strife or heartache or, it throws your whole life's plan away because of messing with your final destination. I am intrigued to know if people actually hold their life's plan on that one specific thought process. Although, I will say that i found it very interesting that i had gotten word for word answers from 2 different people.
My next point, is having control of your life, knowing it and using it to your advantage. Many people, if they feel they have a very unlucky life, it is entirely possible they will not work to their full potential and not become what they were destined to be. Which, thinking outside the box, it is very possible to not fulfill what you have been put on this Earth to do.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Some would say I'm blindly optimistic because I believe there is good in all people... but that some have just forgotten how to show it. I tend to care too deeply, about everything. but I've come to realize that maybe that’s not such a bad thing, and that sometimes, people need someone in their life to care too deeply.
I don’t believe in taking the "easy way out." Life is meant to be difficult, confusing and messy... but the trick is to find the beauty in all of that. I believe that everything happens for a reason, each event in our lives molding us into the person God wants us to be. And just by looking at my family and friends, I know He places people in our lives to serve as angels to help push us along, and His timing is always impeccable.
Last but not least, I am a believer in true love. Although I have many questions, and sometimes feel as if real love is impossible to find anymore, I know it exists. And I have no doubt that one day everything will fall into place and I'll look into the eyes of the one I'm with and wonder why I ever worried in the first place. Corny, I know. So maybe I’m a little corny too.
I found this on one of my friends' myspace pages in their about me section. As I was reading over it, with slight tears, I had an epiphany. It is not about the love in which you find and keep in your lifetime, it is about the love you encounter.
Love can be many things. It can be an acquaintance that was just a passerby, giving you that much needed lift of the day. It can be that friend you can always call, no matter what time of day or night. It can be that friend that you rarely have the time to talk to, but no matter how long its been, you still pick up the conversation like it was yesterday. There's unconditional love, whether it be family, friends, or a significant other.
As I sit and ponder of the many people I consider to fall under these categories, I dare to think of how I am considered in their eyes? I only ask this, because I do wonder if one would consider someone to be of another importance to them as they are to another?
As I am on my vacation in the beautiful state of Maine with one of my best friends from college, I was humbled by a statement by her 14 year brother saying to their mother, "Mom, its not about always having what you want, but wanting what you have." So mature, so precise, I thought. For a person like me, these types of things sink deeply into my heart and do not let go until they are poured onto something legible and in safekeeping. I often wonder if I am the only one who does this.
In the recent past, I have thought much about life, love and the path laid before me. Soul searching, if you will. If hindsight is 20/20, I am more than confident in my up and coming successes. Yet, I often wonder if it is the abnormal lifestyle I choose to live and the mindset to go with or if it is just something I possess that others simply dont.
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