The older I get the more I’m learning less is more. I remind myself I can’t fill my days with too much, that there are limits to how much I can accomplish in 24 hours. I am letting the little things move me and make me feel content. There are lots of big things coming this fall, so I want to savor summer while it’s here, while remaining productive and focused towards up coming goals. More challenges in keeping life balanced, but the more it’s practiced the easier I find it. I have also been getting back into my yoga practice again, and I find it helps to center me, and energize me. July is already half way over, and summer can’t be put on pause, but today I’m going to slow down and do some small things around the house that make me happy, and need to get done. Happy Monday, hope your week is off on a happy foot!
Just a little reminder today, that whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I really like the imagery in this Elizabeth Edwards quote. Hang in there, and make changes in your life where they are needed.
The snow in Colorado has finally started to melt, and the earth is beginning to turn green. So, today I share May flowers and words of wisdom from two inspiring people. When things get rough I need as many encouraging words as possible. This week has left me exhausted, and feeling upside down. Our mantra around the house has become “one day at a time”. While I was in Tacoma this past week I was taken by all the beautiful flowers in bloom, and since the weather there was surprisingly sunny I was able to snap away any chance I got. Since being back, it has made me feel more calm and appreciative to spend time working with positive quotes and colorful images. Using the photos I took on my trip, I created a few little reminders to slow down and smell the flowers.
“The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. […] The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451