Monthly Archives: March 2013

Have A Blessed And Beautiful Weekend

I started the month wanting to know and feel appreciation for all that is good in my life. And I am so happy to say, after a tough February, that March has been all about gratitude and love and the things that matter. It has been effortless really. I think celebrating my husband’s 50th and having such beautiful and meaningful time with him was the medicine my soul has needed.

It’s interesting. I just feel more alive. Everything is amplified. My mom has these beautiful California poppies growing randomly in front of her house. I am just mesmerized by their vivid hue. And I am particularly fond of the fact that they just found a home in her front yard, all on their own. My photo taking skills aren’t the best, but I just had to share them:

California Poppy

California Poppies

While billions of people the world over may not celebrate the specific significance of this Easter weekend, I think all of us can appreciate the message of hope, love and renewal.

And with that said, I wish you a weekend, and April, filled with those very things.

May all of our days be blessed and beautiful.

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A Gift

Limantour beach

I haven’t been one thousand percent forthcoming here about how difficult this year has been.  It’s hard to be open when the words won’t come.  I can say that I have come very close to giving up. This, on life, everything.

Because everything has felt so pointless.

But I have been wrong.

So very wrong.

Because sometimes, in our seemingly darkest moments, everything clicks. Questions are answered, and doubts lessened.

Bliss is found in the beautiful and unexpected.

As I shared in my last post, my husband and I celebrated his birthday on the coast here in Northern California.  Day One was spent on the beach.  A ridiculously simple, delicious dinner was enjoyed hours later and steps away from our hotel. That night, as my husband slept soundly, I slipped outside and onto our second story balcony. I welcomed the chilly coastal air against my skin, the peculiar quiet, and the nighttime fog partially obscuring the serenity of a half moon.  Shoes in hand, I turned them upside down to see a bit of sand fall out, my forehead flushed pink from the sun just hours earlier.

Both magical souvenirs of a day well lived.

And then I realized it.

Drake's Beach

Life is about moments like these. It is about letting go, of everything that has been holding me back.  It is about doing what will create happiness within me. It is about being true to myself, and trusting the universe or God or whatever I choose to call it to get it right.  It is about embracing my path, bumps in the road and all.  Inspiration, success and health will inevitably follow.

So from now on, I choose differently.  I’m saying no to the emotions that hurt, like fear and anger.  I choose to say yes to the emotions that never fail to open my eyes to the love and wonder and beauty that is all around.  To the fact that this life is the most amazing gift there is.

May you always choose to do the same.

Have a beautiful, blessed week everyone.

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